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Castle – Welcome To The Graveyard (Ván)

A couple of months ago at the pub, a friend broke an unwritten rule of the table by pulling out their smart phone to display an online piece they’d seen. Now, had it been some sleepy kitten or puppy falling… Continue Reading →

Fallujah – Dreamless (Nuclear Blast)

The world has been waiting for a band like Fallujah. That’s what the band’s vocalist says. So understatement in the music seemed an unlikely outcome in the case of “Dreamless”. Wow. Well I have to say this oeuvre from the… Continue Reading →

Howls of Ebb – Cursus Impasse: The Pendlomic Vows (I, Voidhanger)

Every now and again an album arrives that grabs me by the face and gives it a good hard slap. Others then proceed to sink their steel-capped, razor sharp teeth in to the succulent mortal flesh and don’t let go…. Continue Reading →

Banquet – Jupiter Rose (Heavy Psych Sounds)

If your quest is for metal, and nothing but the most extreme, sorry, but here’s the time you should click away to the next review on Ave Noctum. Still reading? Good, because that means you know that the site prides… Continue Reading →

Orchid – Sign Of The Witch (Nuclear Blast)

This E.P. came my way just as the heatwave rolled over the UK and, really, you couldn’t have more apt timing: Whether they are treading their more doom lit path with their seventies style take on global realpolitik, indulging in… Continue Reading →

Acid King – Middle of Nowhere, Center of Everywhere (Svart)

I think it’s fair to say that there are a few clues as to the style of this record, from the moment you read the title and look at the artwork. Acid King; a bit trippy mabye? ‘Middle of Nowhere,… Continue Reading →

Common Eider, King Eider – Taaleg Uksur (Pesanta Urfolk)

So ‘Outsider Music’ then! Muttering pretentiousness under breath, I look the phrase up and see that it is music outside the commercial reach of the industry. Well in that case it’s pretty much what most of us have been listening… Continue Reading →

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