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Thicko – The Beginning Is Nigh (S/R)

Can I trouble you to listen to a 10-minute party political broadcast courtesy of the right dishonourable Paul Catten and Paul Kenney? Well yes of course you can and if you are looking for something to play at any canvassers… Continue Reading →

Anaal Nathrakh – A New Kind Of Horror (Metal Blade)

Hang on to your hats and bolt everything down, there’s a new hurricane about to hit and forget girly names this one’s called Nathrakh. There’s something entirely honest about Anaal Nathrakh, you pretty much know exactly where you stand when… Continue Reading →

Kroh – Pyres (Devizes Records)

This short, but sweet EP from Birmingham-based doom crew Kroh follows swiftly on from last year’s debut album ‘Altars’, and aims to inject some pop sensibility into the sludgy gloom. Although the chief mindset of the release (…what would Mayhem’s… Continue Reading →

Anaal Nathrakh – The Whole Of The Law (Metal Blade)

If you have been following Anaal Nathrakh since their demo days and in more recent years putting yourself through the gruelling assault course of their live shows on a yearly basis you should know a few things. Firstly where their… Continue Reading →

Kroh – Altars (Devizes/ Minotauro)

Kroh’s relatively brief lifespan hasn’t been without its’ ups and downs. With one album and a couple of split releases to their name, “Altars” represents a fresh start and a new line-up for the Birmingham band. Main man, Paul Kenney… Continue Reading →

Raging Speedhorn – Lost Ritual (S/R / Pledge)

You all know this lot, and if you don’t, shame on you. Raging Speedhorn are one of the most iconic bands of the 2000’s, up there with the likes of Stampin’ Ground for intense live performances and hard hitting, no… Continue Reading →

The Bendal Interlude – Reign Of The Unblinking Eye (Black Bow)

Back in the early to mid 2000’s, Liverpool was a hotbed for promising metal bands. You had Ogun who played a pounding, heavy groove based metal style, Obsolete who were a fantastic pseudo-death metal act, Metro Manila Aide who were… Continue Reading →

Corrupt Moral Altar – Mechanical Tides (Season of Mist)

Formed in Merseyside in 2012, Corrupt Moral Altar have somehow managed to slip past my radar, given that it is my main base for gigging and music, I find this disturbing. Thankfully, when the review list came up and I… Continue Reading →

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