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The Foreshadowing – Seven Heads Ten Horns (Cyclone Empire)

“Melancholic Gothic Doom Metal”. Never a description to warm the old cockles is it? In itself it’s a genre that can contain many variables…OK, it’s a fair guess it will be sparse on the optimistic/joyous/fun/hopeful side of things (sounds like… Continue Reading →

Doom Over London Part 2 – London Dome 26/3/16

Today things get really busy. Within ten minutes of doors opening a band is on at the Boston Arms Music room, the second they finish another starts upstairs at The Dome. This is the case all day with 4 groups… Continue Reading →

Nachtterror / Altars Of Grief – Of Ash And Dying Light (Hypnotic Dirge)

This split showcases two Canadian bands, both have certain similarities and are particularly bonded in blood by the talents of guitarist Saint Wikk aka Erik Laboissiere who is guitarist and backing vocalist in both. There are plenty of differences between… Continue Reading →

Czech Metal Fest – Plzen, Amfitéatr Lochotin 5th June 2015

Day One 2015 is turning out to be my Euro trotting year with Norway’s Inferno already under my belt and Wacken Open Air later this year venturing to one of my favourite countries in Europe for an open air metal… Continue Reading →

Valborg – Romantik (Temple Of Torturous)

Dark, decedent and delicious are all words that come to me when listening to German band Valborg’s fifth album. Although they have been around for a while and released quite a bit this is my first encounter with them and… Continue Reading →

Ecnephias – S/T (My Kingdom Music)

While this may be the fifth album by this Italian outfit, this is my first encounter with them and I’m surprised by how much they sound like a South African band I knew comprised primarily of Italians. Mancan has the… Continue Reading →

Starkill – Virus Of The Mind (Century Media)

“Starkill Starkill shining bright, is this band a bag of shite?” Well, no, actually far from it, I was just wondering if the band’s Press Release would be more entertaining if that was all it said. But that aside, if… Continue Reading →

Another Destiny Project – Metodo Paranoico-Critico (SR)

Multi-instrumentalist Peter Pahor’s musical vision in very commendable indeed. He wants his project (that’s Another Destiny Project to you and me…) to be free in every sense. Free from boundaries, industry interference, greed, vanity, commerce – totally, and genuinely free…. Continue Reading →

Dark Man Shadow – Victim Of Negligence (Schwarzdorn)

Symphonic Black Metal… And there you go, half of you reading this have just thought, “Oh, another load of Cradle Of Filth/Dimmu Borgir wannabes”. Fair point. It feels like in the last 10 years the term has been synonymous with… Continue Reading →

Turisas – Turisas 2013 (Century Media)

Battle metal from Finland is already a winning concoction.  Originally named Köyliö back in 1997 but changing their moniker  to Turisas around 1998 to 1999 their name  apparently relates to a Sea Monster in Finnish Mythology.  The band have had a significant… Continue Reading →

Ecnephias – Necrogod (Aural)

There has always been a bit of a geographic conundrum involving Italian band Ecnephias but then again as this album is narratively focusing on ancient pre-Christian cults they could hardly have embraced their Roman origins here. Musically having heard them… Continue Reading →

Chaostar – Anomima (Season of Mist)

I first heard Chaostar in 1999, when their self-titled album was released shortly after Septic Flesh’s ‘Revolution DNA’ where there was a track with their band name. For those in the know, Chaostar was pretty much Septic Flesh as a… Continue Reading →

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