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Hyborian – Volume II (Season of Mist)

It’s been three years since Mastodon released the magnificent Emperor of Sand, and with an almost flawless back catalogue it was with some intrigue that I listened to this, their eighth studio album…  Hang on a minute…  Are you telling… Continue Reading →

Irist – Order Of The Mind (Nuclear Blast)

It’s somewhat unusual in this day and age for a label like Nuclear Blast to take a punt on a new prospect, however, seeing as Monte Connor got it right more often than not during his years with Roadrunner, benefit… Continue Reading →

Only Sons – Lions And Unicorns (S/R)

Only Sons are a five-piece band hailing from Poland with a love on 90’s alternative rock and metal. Still relatively new on the scene, they formed in 2017 and have one EP to their credit. “Lions And Unicorns” is their… Continue Reading →

Kirk Windstein – Dream In Motion (eOne Music)

Ladies and gents, and any folks who do not identify with those labels, it is a simple fact that Mr Kirk Windstein (no relation to any #metoo misspelling fiddlers and diddlers) is rightfully afforded a near legendary status in the… Continue Reading →

MRome – Leech Ghetto (S/R)

As I discovered on covering last unwieldly entitled album ‘Noetic Collision on the Roof of Hell’ Polish band MRome don’t exactly play by the rules. Truly independent they state that they “are not interested in promoting band members by lame… Continue Reading →

Urn – Iron Will Of Power (Season Of Mist)

To talk about politics at the moment in the UK is a touchy subject and one that I can be quite passionate about when in the right company. Backing this up my home town of Ipswich (check it out, great… Continue Reading →

Dold Vorde Ens Navn – Gjengangere I Hjertets Mørke (SoulSeller Records)

Given the legacy, it is not surprising that Norway continues to spawn seemingly endless black metal bands but after 30 years or so, it is increasingly difficult to find anything that sounds fresh within the genre, with many content to… Continue Reading →

T.W.A.T – Ride My Dick (Affair Records)

Good god. Where the fuck to start with this? Formed of some of South London’s most renowned locals, you can probably already guess that this was recorded at the Cro’s Nest, ‘Ride My Dick’ is the debut album from powerviolence… Continue Reading →

Vulture – Ghastly Waves & Battered Graves (Metal Blade)

In an era when metal has taken on so many forms it’s somehow comforting to think back to thrash metal as one of the genre’s purest. Who can argue with Fistful of Metal, Feel The Fire and Kill ‘Em All?… Continue Reading →

Metallica, Ghost and Bokassa – Twickenham Stadium 20/6/19

Ave Noctum is primarily for underground extreme music, and I wasn’t even sure whether our esteemed editor would want a review of Metallica but with his arm high up his back he agreed….Those of you that have got this far… Continue Reading →

Grand Magus – Wolf God (Nuclear Blast)

I have to admit to a certain excitement whenever a new Grand Magus album is about to arrive. The Swede’s have been producing a steady stream of classic sounding heavy metal since 1999 with powerful, uncomplicated songs heavily inspired by… Continue Reading →

Protector – Summon The Hordes (High Roller)

If anything is ever labelled as cult (or kvlt) it generally means I will like it. That goes for things outside of music also, for example film. I’m a huge advocate for underground horror cinema in the vein of Troma… Continue Reading →

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