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Black Cilice – Transfixion Of Spirits (Iron Bonehead)

Obscure is a good word for Black Cilice. A name I have heard bandied about for quite a while by fans of a certain type of black metal yes but with a social media and internet presence seemingly consisting solely… Continue Reading →

Alcoholocaust – Necro Apocalipse Bestial (Hellprod)

Black Metal, the truest of the true, or at least in my mind anyway. The early Norwegian days of the 90’s were a breeding ground for the true and false debate. To my knowledge prior to that Metalheads simply accepted… Continue Reading →

Uivo Bastardo – Clepsydra (Ethereal Sound Works)

Uivo Bastardo are a brand-new band from Lisbon with members of Kronos And Concealment in their ranks. Clepsydra is an ancient time-measuring device worked by a flow of water. Put them together and what have you got? Well the answer… Continue Reading →

The Black Wizards – Reflections (Kozmic Artifactz / Raging Planet)

Damn this modern life for making me have to have a job to pay my bills! Why can’t I be like that Swedish chap who made the news a couple of years ago when he got state benefits to go… Continue Reading →

Ravensire – A Stone Engraved In Red (Cruz Del Sur Music)

Portuguese Epic/Heavy Metal band Ravensire, are back with their third call-to-arms and a continued flag-flying of the Metal standard, planting it firmly where they please with their now expected drive and conviction. Don’t expect keyboards, symphonic bursts, operatic vocals…or for… Continue Reading →

Besta – Eterno Rancor (Lifeforce Records)

Portuguese grinders Besta have a plethora of releases each out delivering an onslaught of pure grindcore mayhem and this latest album continues that violent attitude to song writing with 16 songs of incendiary ferociousness that has hints of modern era… Continue Reading →

Okkultist – Reinventing Evil (Alma Mater Records)

So, you are a hard-working musician with a long career releasing records for your own band and some side projects. What else can you do with your time, write some books, produce some wine after all you are Portuguese? Well… Continue Reading →

Son of Cain – Closer To The Edge (Raging Planet)

On first looking at the sleeve of ‘Closer To The Edge’ with its oh so American muscle car on the front, opening track of ‘Hit The Road’, and band member names of “Nasty A” and “Rattlesnake”, Sons of Cain must… Continue Reading →

Cronaxia – Collapsing The Outer Structure (Lusitanian Music)

This Portuguese death metal act has been around for some time, almost two decades according to the promo info, but in that intervening time the only actual release has been the 2008 EP ‘The Solution Above Continuity’, a proto technical… Continue Reading →

Gaerea – Unsettling Whispers (Transcending Obscurity)

Hailing from Portugal, Gaerea is one of the promising artists on the Transcending Obscurity roster. After a self-titled EP, the masked men of Gaerea are now ready to unleash their debut full length upon the world, called “Unsettling Whispers”. Starting… Continue Reading →

Infraktor – Exhaust (Rastilho Metal Records)

Musically I guess I’m an optimist: Even as a youngster I was constantly looking for the thrash band that would make me go “Yes! That’s the one!” Ok that ended up being Celtic Frost rather than a thrash band but… Continue Reading →

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