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Acârash – Descend to Purity (Dark Essence Records)

By pure coincidence, on the day I was given this album for review, I was wearing an Acârash shirt so it’s fair to say that I had been impressed by their debut album and a storming previous live encounter. So,… Continue Reading →

Interview – The Wizards

If you are in the market for a really cool heavy metal record, influenced by the greats whilst maintaining homage to classic hard rock of the 70’s, the this band are for you. The Wizards released one of the best… Continue Reading →

The Wizards – Rise of the Serpent (High Roller)

This Spanish band have been a great asset to my musical enjoyment, their previous release ‘Full Moon in Scorpio’ and even their debut were filled with occult doom rock and heavy metal influence. On this latest release, The Wizards have… Continue Reading →

Ancient VVisdom – 33 (Argonauta Records)

My Relationship with Ancient VVisdom began rather unexpectedly at the Inferno Festival 2012, in the small John Dee room. I was happily having my head caved in by all sorts of extremity such as Svarttjern and One Tail, One Head,… Continue Reading →

Execration – Return To The Void (Metal Blade)

Of the bands adopting the Execration moniker the Norwegian version is by far the most prolific with three gutter trawling filth riddled death metal albums already slithering around the underground making rancid ripples, with the bands last repugnant effort “Morbid… Continue Reading →

Psychedelic Witchcraft – Magick Rites and Spells (Soulseller)

Tuscan occult inspired doom/classic rock hybrid created with some divine backing Psychedelic Witchcraft are back with the follow up to their impressive 2016 release, ‘The Vision’. Not giving much away with the title, hinting heavily in the direction of the… Continue Reading →

Arcana 13 – Danza Macabra (Aural Music)

Now, how could I not pick this one for review…! An album entirely based on, and influenced by, classic Italian horror and giallo films of the 60’s and 70’s. Arcana 13 clearly love their Bava, Fulci and Argento, and have… Continue Reading →

Aluk Todolo – Voix (Norma Evangelium Diaboli)

Oh I see what you did there, naming an instrumental album ‘Voices,’ very clever but not sure about calling yourself an occult rock band when there are no spells being incanted verbally. Mind you there is plenty going on musically… Continue Reading →

Brimstone Coven – Black Magic (Metal Blade)

Brimstone Coven was not a band I was familiar with before receiving ‘Black Magic’, their second album and the first whilst signed to Metal Blade, but their sound was one that was instantly recognisable. From the first chord of the… Continue Reading →

Sabbath Assembly – S/T (Svart)

There has been a lot of interest in The Process Church of The Final Judgment of late including a new film about the strange religious cult from the 60’s and 70’s. Therefore it at first seems somewhat strange that after… Continue Reading →

Lucifer – Lucifer I (Rise Above)

Lucifer is the new band formed by vocalist Johanna Sadonis after the break up of her previous outfit The Oath in 2014. After one single release earlier in the year (the Black Sabbath-fan baiting ‘Anubis’), the first full-length album comes… Continue Reading →

Demon Eye – Tempora Infernalia (Soulseller)

Just a couple of days before typing up this review I was riding public transport through the expensive end of the capital’s retail district, the sort of area where high end shops cluster together to display their wares in a… Continue Reading →

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