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Silent Stream of Godless Elegy – Smutnice (Redblack )

I’ve got a long history with Silent Stream of Godless Elegy, having first come across a single MP3 of theirs from a now long-defunct music trial site, (it was perfectly legit!), and was blown away by how great they were…. Continue Reading →

Orphaned Land – Unsung Prophets and Dead Messiahs (Century Media)

When I was younger I spent a lot of time in Israel and during every trip I would eagerly make my way to a record shop and ask the same question. “Do you have any Israeli heavy metal?” On the… Continue Reading →

Subterranean Masquerade – Vagabond (Vicisolum)

Subterranean Masquerade – expect the unexpected. There’s always something unexpected on a Subterranean Masquerade album. The band’s main line-up is normal enough as you look down the list of members – there’s of course guitarist Tomer Pink (the band’s founder),… Continue Reading →

Orphaned Land & Amaseffer – Kna’an (Century Media)

When bands collide there’s often an unholy mess or else the distillation of something wonderful to behold. Fans of Orphaned Land may already have guessed which way this one was likely to go. Since re-establishing their recording career a little… Continue Reading →

Melted Space – The Great Lie (Sensory)

This album should have had me running to the hills screaming and trying to distance myself as far away from it as possible. Melted Space are a project that were originally formed by Pierre Le Pape of Wormfood and essentially… Continue Reading →

Thy Catafalque – Sgùrr (Season of Mist)

After dabbling with Thy Catafalque over the past few releases I have to say: nothing quite prepared me for this. The band has always been an interesting one to watch thanks to main man Tamás Kátai’s fairly unique blend of… Continue Reading →

Narjarhanam – Wa Ma Khufiya Kana A’atham (Haarbn)

Well observed if you guessed correctly that this is a disc from somewhere other than an English speaking country. It’s great getting albums from far flung places that you would not expect anything metal related to derive from, even more… Continue Reading →

Bilocate – Summoning The Bygones (Code 666) ‏

Dark Oriental metal, blackened death metal, doom/death metal…. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many erroneous descriptions of a band’s music floating around. Certainly none of those would be helpful here on this, a re-recording of old Bilocate tracks… Continue Reading →

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