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Night Viper - Exterminator (Listenable Records)

Night Viper – Exterminator (Listenable Records)

Album number 2 from Sweden’s Night Viper picks up with the energy of the debut with ‘No Escape’, sometimes verging into a thrash spectrum, and then as the album progresses to the expected traditional metal, often in a rock n roll style. The first few.. Read More
Tau Cross – Pillar Of Fire (Relapse)

Tau Cross – Pillar Of Fire (Relapse)

I had been waiting this one very impatiently along with tour dates. When the latter came along there were cries of indignation from lots of people as the UK was not included but the band were quick to say sorry and a second leg, including.. Read More
River Black – S/T (Season of Mist)

River Black – S/T (Season of Mist)

From what I can tell, River Black comprise of 3 members of the now defunct Burnt By The Sun, guitarist John Adubato, drummer David Witte and vocalist Mike Olender, along with Revocation bassist Brett Bamberger, making this début album River Black’s first release, but by.. Read More
Anathema – The Optimist (KScope)

Anathema – The Optimist (KScope)

All hail optimism? Well in times of negativity it’s something that seems rare but do not despair entirely as although musically Anathema, as is well documented, are a long way from musical origins, narratively their lyrical themes are still to a certain point quite crestfallen... Read More
Ayreon - The Source (Music Theories Recordings)

Ayreon – The Source (Music Theories Recordings)

It’s a bit of a thankless task reviewing a new Ayreon album. Don’t get me wrong, it’s always a joy to hear but…what do you say? Arjen Lucassen puts so much info out there pre-release that all the Ayreon fans already know plenty about it... Read More
Mammoth Mammoth - Mount the Mountain (Napalm Records)

Mammoth Mammoth – Mount the Mountain (Napalm Records)

If you’ve ever caught Mammoth Mammoth in the past, whether by playing their records or attending a gig, you know that they have a pretty tried and true formula, which is why you will be massively surprised by their new direction. Eschewing hard rocking riffs.. Read More
Pyogenesis - A Kingdom To Disappear (AFM)

Pyogenesis – A Kingdom To Disappear (AFM)

Pyogenesis are back with the second in what has been revealed to be a Victorian-era themed trilogy of albums which begun in 2015 with “A Century In The Curse Of Time” which was a hard hitting and melodic slice of metal from a band who.. Read More
The Clamps - Blend, Shake, Swallow (Heavy Psych Sounds)

The Clamps – Blend, Shake, Swallow (Heavy Psych Sounds)

Italian trio The Clamps play a slightly stoner influenced brand of blazing trashy punk ‘n’ metal garage rock ‘n’ roll. Cranking up with the opening instrumental ‘Barracuda’, an exercise in shouting without words “we really know what a riff is!”, they then barrel their way.. Read More
Interview - Truckfighters

Interview – Truckfighters

Friday night in Angel and there’s a steady gathering at the Islington O2 ahead of the Truckfighters’ second last UK gig. I am escorted to their dressing room where I’m introduced to Niklas “Dango” Källgren, who is calmly noodling away on a shiny black Gibson.. Read More
Interview – Okkultokrati

Interview – Okkultokrati

Fresh from the release of fourth album ‘Raspberry Dawn’ and four dates into their European tour with Trap Them and Venom Prison, Norwegian weirdos, Okkultokrati, are in need of a well earned rest. We took a load off with BlackRace (guitars), Verminscum (drums) and Feffe.. Read More
Red Fang - Only Ghosts (Relapse)

Red Fang – Only Ghosts (Relapse)

I first became aware of Red Fang back in around 2010 when I came across the self titled debut via a friends recommendation. They grabbed my interest immediately, carrying off that vibe of doing something new with an old school sludgy attitude that boomed somewhat.. Read More
Dysemblem – Strength Of Giants (S/R)

Dysemblem – Strength Of Giants (S/R)

Worshipping the old ways and apparently having been in the metal scene for over 20 years Aees is originally from Greece but resides in London. Dysemblem may well be a new name for you, as it was for me and this is the debut album.. Read More