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Gutter Instinct – Heirs of Sisyphus (Pulverised Records)

I realised quite quickly that listening to this album from Sweden’s Gutter Instinct was a case of putting in the hard yards. This weighty death metal tome is, as they have it, “another morbid outlook on explicit realities”. It’s not… Continue Reading →

Tribulation – Down Below (Century Media)

Maybe it’s a Swedish thing, but Tribulation struck me as a strange bunch when I saw them live. They were energetic, creative and interesting in a darkly melodic and progressive way. I liked their album “Children of the Night” (2015),… Continue Reading →

Degial – Predator Reign (Sepulchral Voice)

Typing Uppsala Sweden into one of those interweb image search things, results in photos of a lovely looking place, the sort of touristy spot to go on holiday perhaps? Dig deep however and you may find something completely rotten under… Continue Reading →

Degial – Savage Mutiny (Sepulchral Voice)

Formed in 2006, Sweden’s satanic death horde Degial gained much praise for their debut album, 2012’s ‘Death’s Striking Wings’. Their reputation for quality has been further solidified with a few stints supporting Watain, as well as having one of the… Continue Reading →

Tribulation – The Children of the Night (Century Media)

For most bands, a six year time frame may not allow for a great deal of exploration and maturity but for Tribulation, it’s been a period for three albums all of which show more development than some bands show in… Continue Reading →

Iron Lamb – Fools Gold (High Roller Records)

Right, let’s get one thing straight… Motorhead are the best band there ever was or will be. That’s just my opinion of course but if you disagree then you’re simply wrong. I reckon the Swedish rockers in Iron Lamb might… Continue Reading →

Vampire – ST (Century Media)

These Swedes for me set the Live Evil Festival in London late last year alight with their death thrash black arsenal of nasty, often breakneck paced metal madness. Quickly becoming something of an underground sensation, it’s therefore quite surprising that… Continue Reading →

Invidious – In Death (Sepulchral Voice)

We all know that death metal, as a sub genre, has become increasingly technical in the past few years, with each generation of musicians trying to break the ground rules established by their predecessors, on an incessant search for defining… Continue Reading →

In Solitude – Sister (Metal Blade)

Since reviewing the reissue of their debut early this year I have become a firm fan of In Solitude and ‘Sister’ has been one of my most anticipated album releases of the year. Their debut was such a confident and… Continue Reading →

Nominon – The Cleansing (Deathgasm)

Oh dear. Not this again! Music that genuinely tickles… no, ravages… my fancy, but is ‘oh so very cumbersome’ to put into words without plummeting into a cesspit of extreme-metal-reviewers’ clichés and ostensibly lazy references. Let us begin by rehashing… Continue Reading →

Degial – Death’s Striking Wings (Sepulchral Voice Records)

It sounds like death and looks like black, as for what it smells of, well rotten meat no doubt. Hailing from Sweden and keeping things very morbid Degial who have been around since 2004 are only just getting round to… Continue Reading →

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