Ave Noctum

Your No. 1 Source For Extreme And Atmospheric Music And Film.


New Model Army

Chapel Of Disease – And As We have Seen The Storm, We Have embraced The Eye (Van Records)

I’ve been a big fan of Chapel Of Disease since their 2012 debut album “Summoning Black Gods” and I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing that and their second album,  2015’s amazing  “The Mysterious Ways Of Repetitive Art” for one website… Continue Reading →

Ministry – AmeriKKKant (Nuclear Blast)

I think it’s best to ignore all the “never playing”, “making an album” again under the Ministry banner we have heard from Uncle Al. Things are said in the heat of the moment and following the sudden death of Mike… Continue Reading →

The King Is Blind – We Are The Parasite, We Are The Cancer (Calva Records)

I’ll be the first to admit that I only gave this a listen because it features a track with Karl Willetts on vocals. But I am certainly glad that I did, as the concept album that is ‘We Are The… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

Impure Wilhelmina – Radiation (Season of Mist)

Well, these guys have come out of nowhere (after five previous albums, I must add) with a bit of a gem here for anyone who’s into the whole post-hardcore melancholy vibe and vocals powerful enough to cause a higher-level stratospheric… Continue Reading →

Albums Of The Year 2016

Whatever way you look at it 2016 has hardly been a bundle of laughs. It’s been a year full of fear, loathing and paranoia with a healthy side dish of total chaos running through it. The political climate became stupefying… Continue Reading →

New Model Army, The Virginmarys and The Hyena Kill – London Forum 15/12/16

The annual New Model Army end of year show at the Forum is always a calendar event not to be missed. However that’s exactly what I did last year going to another gig down the road at The Dome. Good… Continue Reading →

New Model Army – Winter (Attack Attack)

“Winter Is Coming” and I’m sure I’m not the only closet Game Of Thrones fan who has started off a review of New Model Army’s 13th studio album this way. Truth is I had to wait a while for it… Continue Reading →

Ricky Warwick – When Patsy Cline Was Crazy (And Guy Mitchell Sang The Blues)/Hearts on Trees (Nuclear Blast)

Ricky Warwick is without a doubt one of rocks longest lasting and most prolific troubadours, with a career, from his early days as live rhythm guitarist for New Model Army, to now fronting Black Star Riders, an extension of the… Continue Reading →

The King is Blind – Our Father (Cacophonous)

Well, that’s a way to kick off the year. This UK five-piece send the traditional post-Yuletide sluggishness screaming to the hills with a bruising yet razor-sharp attack of utterly bludgeoning material. The band often tag their own sound as ‘Monolothic… Continue Reading →

Tau Cross – S/T (Relapse)

It was a time of great jubilation when Amebix arose once more from the ashes in 2008. Those of us in the know remembering their might from the cold war, crust punk days saluted them and many others were quick… Continue Reading →

Therapy? – Disquiet (Amazing Record Co.)

After 26 years and 13 previous albums, Therapy? are a band that have been there and done that. Although the general populous would plump for ‘Troublegum’ as their finest hour, their output has yielded many highlights, including ‘Pleasure Death’, ‘Infernal… Continue Reading →

© 2019 Ave Noctum — Powered by WordPress

Theme by Anders NorenUp ↑