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Ketzer – Starless (Metal Blade)

Starless’, it has to be said, has taken me somewhat by surprise. I remember coming across Ketzer several years ago when they played live with Tribulation in which they delivered a suitably raucous, blazing slew of frantic thrashened black metal… Continue Reading →

Killing Joke – Pylon (Spinefarm)

One of my most anticipated albums of the year and there’s been much in the way of promotion leading up to this, in fact you could hardly have failed to realise that it was on the way if you are… Continue Reading →

Alfahanne – Blod Eld Alfa (Dark Essence)

This rag-tag-bag of Swedes pretty much came out of nowhere delivering their storming first album ‘Alfapokalypse’ onto the scene and giving it a real kick up the arse in the process back in early 2014. It’s an album that still… Continue Reading →

Publicist UK – Forgive Yourself (Relapse)

When an album comes through for review that states “Recommended if you like… Joy Division”, it’s certain to draw my interest. In the case of Publicist UK (the UK part being a particular curse bestowed upon acts of a more…ahem…”gothic”… Continue Reading →

Disappears – Irreal (Kranky)

So we are more in Pitchfork than Iron Fist or Terrorizer territory here but we like to mix things up a bit and Disappears sound is certainly one that I am au fait with. I have fleeting memories of their… Continue Reading →

Hateful Abandon – Liars / Bastards (Candlelight)

With a name like Hateful Abandon you could expect this lot to be some sort of doom death conglomeration but they are not as I found out picking up their interesting looking last release 2011 album ‘Move’ on the cheap… Continue Reading →

Manimalism – S/T (Adversum)

Chances are you have never heard of this rather obscure Norwegian entity but if I told you their roots spread right back in time to the early 90’s when the black metal scene in the country started going all weird… Continue Reading →

The House of Capricorn – Morning Star Rise (Svart)

New Zealand based blackened doom merchants, The House of Capricorn bring an interesting offering to the altar with their occult heavy third full length album. With an ominous feeling that the end is looming, they mix the atmospheric nature of… Continue Reading →

Atriarch – An Unending Pathway (Relapse)

I guess if you put Atriarch’s musical philosophy into words it would be “We’re fucked.” At least that’s my impression from this their third album and first for Relapse. This flat, doom riddled expression though is pushed differently enough even… Continue Reading →

Madmans Esprit – Nacht (ATMF)

We should be used to the weird and wonderful emerging from the Far East by now. But South Korea’s Madmans Esprit still manage to sound like they discovered the idea with a strange and beautiful blend of metal that exists… Continue Reading →

Krieg – Transient (Candlelight)

It’s coming up to two decades since USBM stalwarts Krieg started on a career which has seen some of the harshest black metal ever shat out the bowels of all that is unholy. Their 2002 release ‘Destruction Ritual’ was my… Continue Reading →

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