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Blood Incantation – Hidden History Of The Human Race (Century Media)

New music from Blood Incantation has been eagerly awaited ever since debut album “Starspawn” came out in 2016, announcing itself as one of this decades most pivotal and evolutionary compositions in death metal (alongside their undisputed award for Most Unreadable… Continue Reading →

Inferno Festival 2018 – Day 2, Oslo Norway 30/3/18

I was greeted by clear blue skies on Friday so took the opportunity to take in Oslo’s waterfront and let the hangover clear. The day quickly passed and I soon found myself in the photopit at Rockefeller waiting for Swedish… Continue Reading →

Origin – Unparalleled Universe (Agonia Records)

Origin are now verging on a 20 year history and since their inception in Kansas, USA, they have delivered a brutal and unrelenting brand of death metal which makes everyone sit up and take note. “Unparalleled universe” is Origins 7th… Continue Reading →

Crator -The Ones Who Create, The Ones Who Destroy (S/R)

When two parts Origin, two parts Gorguts and one part Foaming At The Mouth combine, you end up with a death-black fusion resulting in what people will undoubtedly label as a ‘Supergroup’. In this instance, the fusion of these elements… Continue Reading →

WeaksaW – The Wretched Of the Earth (Lifeforce)

Formed in Montpellier, France back in 2008 and influenced by bands ranging from Behemoth to The Deftones to Origin to Mogwai(?!), WeaksaW have a very different sound. With a very djent-heavy technical approach to metal, the five piece already have… Continue Reading →

Akarusa Yami – Heavy Climb (S/R)

Nottingham based five piece Akarusa Yami have had a lot of attention around them over the past few years. Having played BOA twice as well as securing a slot at Trondheim Metal Fest, the progressive influenced technical metal band certainly… Continue Reading →

Cattle Decapitation – The Anthropocene Extinction (Metal Blade)

19 years, 6 uncompromising albums out already and another on the way, Cattle Decapitation are certainly a force to be reckoned with. Following up the monumentally heavy and brutal “Monolith to Inhumanity” which was released in 2012, “The Anthropocene Extinction”,… Continue Reading →

Archspire – The Lucid Collective (Season of Mist)

These Canadian technical death metal merchants began life in 2007 under the name Defenestrated; a name which I assume was influenced by the first Cryptopsy album. Shifting monicker to Archspire in 2009, the band eventually released its debut ‘All Shall… Continue Reading →

Near Death Condition – Evolving Towards Extinction (Unique Leader)

That cover art is wonderfully dark and gnarly isn’t it? Created by none other than the legend that is the late Zdzisław Beksiński, and portraying what seems to be an abode made of human remains (replete with TV aerial just… Continue Reading →

Gorguts – Colored Sands (Season of Mist)

After literally years of waiting for this fifth Gorguts album to drop, here it is! Like last time, Season of Mist is the label of choice to convey their latest creation to the world. With some new faces in tow… Continue Reading →

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