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Psycroptic, Aversions Crown, Within Destruction, Hadal Maw, Hollow World Manchester – Rebellion Bar 6/2/19

When I saw this five band bill I couldn’t believe the brutality yet variation as four of the bands are from Australia (and came on the back of seeing the Aussie duo Parkway Drive and Thy Art Is Murder the… Continue Reading →

Damnation Festival – Leeds University Union 4/11/17

As I approached the University Union in Leeds, on a cold November morning, I could feel the air of anticipation growing, for I was about to embark on the annual bonfire weekend extravaganza that is the Damnation Festival. There were… 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 →

Replacire – Do Not Deviate (Season Of Mist)

Bringing a hybrid of progressive and technical death metal with copious amounts of fusion elements to it, Boston based Replacire are one of a multitude of bands out there who for, the next wave of technical based metal. Following up… Continue Reading →

Derealized – Isolation Poetry (Finisterian Dead End)

Derealized are a fairly new band from France and Isolation Poetry is their debut album. Playing a style that is a mix of technical blackened death the band featuring members of Ignis Fatuus, Redeeming Torture and Diluvian are a trio… Continue Reading →

Ruins – Undercurrent (Listenable Records)

Now, I’m no expert in black metal (or anything else for that matter) but I know a bit and I know what I like. Few black metal bands ‘do it’ for me to be honest, they either sound like they’ve… 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 →

Interview – KING

Australian band KING are all set to make a massive name for themselves, with the release of their debut album ‘Reclaim The Darkness’ through Indie Recordings. A huge, riffed-up celebration of the universe and the wonders around us, that’s as… Continue Reading →

Omnipotent Hysteria – Abattoir Of Slain Deities (New Standard Elite)

From the opening howl of feedback which brings in the first track of the album, “Cocooned Abomination” to the final moments of the closing track which is the title track of the release, “Abattoir Of Slain Deities” , this thirty-two… Continue Reading →

Revocation – Great Is Our Sin (Metal Blade)

Back in 2000, a band called ‘Cryptic Warning’ was formed in Boston, Massachusetts. Inspired by bands such as Metallica and Guns N Roses, this entity went on to record one album but founder David Davidson wasn’t happy with the sound,… Continue Reading →

Hysteria – Flesh, Humiliation and Irreligious Deviance (Great Dane)

Formed near the French Alps in the region near Lyon back in 1996 and still with their original line up 20 years on, French Death Metal four-piece Hysteria are set to release their third full length album “Flesh, Humiliation and… Continue Reading →

Peripheral Cortex – Rupture (S/R)

If there is anything of note about music and 2016 is that this is clearly the year of the riff. With so much doom, stoner, retro and sludge digging their groove laden tendrils into everyone they can reach and making… Continue Reading →

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