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Camilla Sparksss – Brutal (On The Camper Records)

Sometimes we get some really leftfield curveball discs sent in to review and whereas if they are digital downloads and we can press delete and think, not for us, we do try our best. This is one such example and… Continue Reading →

Nochny Dozor – S/T (Prophecy)

A band from Greece with a Russian name, singing in English, named after a fantasy novel by a Russian author. How does all of that fit together? And how is it connected to their debut EP’s cover design featuring a… Continue Reading →

Spiritual Front – Amour Braque (Prophecy Productions)

Undoubtedly, Spiritual Front is one of the most interesting bands coming forth from the neofolk scene. Originally starting as a solo project, the band around Simone Salvatori has broadened its horizon over the years, expanding its sound with elements of… Continue Reading →

Korea – Abiogenesis (Vicisolum Records)

Now, be honest. Have you spent the last seven years in anticipation of Korea’s new album? I confess that I hadn’t, contrary to the claim that seven years of waiting is over. In fact I didn’t know about Korea, who… Continue Reading →

Kiss The Hobo – Абсолютно ненужные коннотации (S/R)

Imbecile metal / avant-garde grindcore from Russia anyone? Well you are in the right place for that here! Maybe not as prolific as the likes of Rogga Johansson or Vardan but if I had to pick a third musician who… Continue Reading →

Fairy – Vinterverv (SR)

If you’re ever going to discover new music, you’ve got to roll your sleeves up and get your hands dirty. And so it was I found myself clutching the latest copy of Vinterverv by Fairy, a band that promises to… Continue Reading →

Sigh – Graveward (Candlelight)

Warning may contain nuts! Yes and it’s rather nutty stories that have helped pave the way towards Japanese loons Sigh’s tenth album. Founding member and guitarist Shinichi Ishikawa was removed from the line up due to the fact that apparently… Continue Reading →

Uhrijuhla – Jokainen on Vapaa Lintu (Svart)

A lady sings a Finnish folk song. The soft vocals continue and are accompanied by a hypnotic rhythm. “Salaseura” is slow, steady and calming. It is deep and melancholic. Uhrijuhla, whose name means “Sacrificial Feast” and is inspired by the… Continue Reading →

Liv Kristine – Vervain (Napalm)

The work ethic of Liv Kristine seems boundless as this fifth solo album hits the Autumn shelves in the light of her collaboration with Anneke Van Giersbergen and Kari Rueslåtten, the latter of very early 3rd And The Mortal fame,… Continue Reading →

Etta Zero – The Last of All Sunsets (Dr Music)

“I will touch the sky, spread my wings” is a lyric from this album’s title track which sums up where this band come from, musically speaking. Slightly clichéd but uplifting, Etta Zero’s songs are pop-orientated in structure, but with strong… Continue Reading →

Menace – Impact Velocity (Season Of Mist)

What would you expect a project helmed by Mitch Harris (Napalm Death’s guitarist for the past 25 years) to sound like? Just to assist with that, I’ll also throw in Shane Embury & Frederick Leclercq (Dragonforce) sharing bass duties, Derek… Continue Reading →

Jensen – Zero One Redux (Armalyte)

No young band on their first outing deserves to be saddled with the ridiculous hyperbole that Jensen were by one commentator, so it won’t be repeated here. I should say though that if I had heard this about seven years… Continue Reading →

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