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Posts tagged "Necrophobic"
Watain - Trident Wolf Eclipse (Century Media)

Watain – Trident Wolf Eclipse (Century Media)

Black metal maniacs Watain should need no introduction having been at the forefront of the extreme music underground for several years, gaining notoriety for their abrasive live shows as well as their vitriolic studio outpourings. It is hard to believe that 2018 marks their 20th.. Read More
Nazghor - Infernal Aphorism (Non Serviam)

Nazghor – Infernal Aphorism (Non Serviam)

It, quite rightly, takes a lot for a black metal album to impress these days. So when one lands from a Swedish band with five albums already under their belt, you can’t help but brace for a journeyman effort with plenty of corpse paint and.. Read More
Firespawn – The Reprobate (Century Media)

Firespawn – The Reprobate (Century Media)

If you’re not familiar with Firespawn then let me enlighten you. The band members are a veritable who’s who of Swedish death metal, featuring members of Unleashed, Entombed AD, Necrophobic & Skineater. As solid a pedigree as you’ll find in any so called “supergroup” anywhere.. Read More
Phazm – Scornful of Icons (Osmose)

Phazm – Scornful of Icons (Osmose)

Next in line for the bands-who-should-be-bigger award this year is Phazm who, arguably, only have themselves to blame after an eight year hiatus that is the sort of thing that can only really be career limiting for a band still making its way. The band.. Read More
Interview - Entombed A.D.

Interview – Entombed A.D.

Well documented kerfuffles caused the implosion of one of the most respected and veteran Swedish death metal bands Entombed and we were worried that it was going to be a case of them resting in pieces for a while. Steely grit and determination paid off.. Read More
Incineration Festival – Camden London 9/5/15

Incineration Festival – Camden London 9/5/15

This festival hardly started small but in the space of a year has grown substantially and moved up from The Garage to no less than four venues in the heart of Camden. With 30 bands playing over the course of the day and night things.. Read More
Ars Irae - Dunkle Klänge (Quality Steel)

Ars Irae – Dunkle Klänge (Quality Steel)

German blackened death metallers Ars Irae hit us with a second album of cleverly written songs that venture into uncharted territories. The riff in the opener “Des Jägers Fluch” is excellent, very catchy and backed by throaty vocals that sit well with the music as.. Read More
Unleashed – Dawn of the Nine (Nuclear Blast)

Unleashed – Dawn of the Nine (Nuclear Blast)

Believe it or not,  this is full length studio album number twelve from Johnny Hedlund and his bunch of merry men. Considering they’ve had a career spanning over 25 years, I suppose you could say they’ve been fairly consistent to their fans. For me, they’re.. Read More
Grafvitnir – Semen Serpentis (Carnal Records)

Grafvitnir – Semen Serpentis (Carnal Records)

Grafvitnir are a black metal band in the grim, frostbitten and occult-laced Swedish tradition and this second outing commences like a howling, spirit-infested hurricane. In fact, speed and searing melody are pretty much a constant throughout as the band adheres to the fundamentals of the.. Read More
King of Asgard -  Karg (Metal Blade)

King of Asgard – Karg (Metal Blade)

Bolt the door, snuff out the lanterns, keep out of sight; the Vikings are coming! Rampaging through your village, with fire, sword and a brand new slab of crushing metal is King of Asgard, a bunch of Swedish Hell-raising heathens. To those who already know.. Read More
Nidsang – Into The Womb Of Dissolving Flames (Pulverised)

Nidsang – Into The Womb Of Dissolving Flames (Pulverised)

Time for a bit of full-on black metal that exemplifies the best of the Swedish tradition. Nidsang is an occult-ridden riff frenzy that will go down well with fans of any one of Setherial, Watain and Necrophobic. Quite where they have been since 2007’s The.. Read More
Brutally Deceased - Black Infernal Vortex (Doomentia)

Brutally Deceased – Black Infernal Vortex (Doomentia)

I am sure the band have probably heard this before, but you would be totally forgiven for thinking that Brutally Deceased were from Stockholm, and are probably elder statesmen of underground Swedish Death metal. However, you would of course be mistaken. Brutally Deceased are in.. Read More