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Tanith – In Another Time (Metal Blade)

Certainly an apt album title! Tanith are really going for that “In Another Time” vibe (man…), and there is plenty about their sound that is indeed from another era. They are certainly not your usual Metal Blade type band (a… Continue Reading →

Black Magic – Wizard’s Spell (Dark Essence)

Maybe it’s just me (and invariably when I say that, it has often been known to be), but I feel really edgy and apprehensive when a record label re-issues a release calling it “Legendary” and as with this one, “One… Continue Reading →

Satan – Cruel Magic (Metal Blade)

So, who is Satan? According to the more religious, he would be the Judaeo-Christian bogey-man of old. To those metal fans who like their band logos to be unreadable, he is the target of worship for assorted acts clad in… Continue Reading →

Blitzkrieg – Judge Not (Mighty Music)

Following on after a five year recordings hiatus, Blitzkrieg have been well revered over the years from various sources, mainly for their inclusion in the original NWOBHM movement. For a few years now, Blitzkrieg have expanded their musical output and… Continue Reading →

Skyclad – Forward Into The Past (Listenable)

It was a day of Skycladian surprises when this one arrived for review the other day. There’s the ever-recurring disbelief I have when I see how many years a band have been going whose debut I went out and bought… Continue Reading →

Inquisition, Rotting Christ, Mystifier & Schammasch – London Underworld 7/11/16

Even on a Monday its silly season gig wise. Neurosis and Earth are just down the road, Psychic TV in Brixton and this stellar line-up at The Underworld. Choices had to be made and some missed out entirely with this… Continue Reading →

Inquisition – Bloodshed Across The Empyrean Altar Beyond The Celestial Zenith (Season Of Mist)

Satanic overlords Incubus and Dagon’s quest to ascend the throne of evil has been an unswerving one that started out way back in the late 80’s. Forging a formidable back catalogue, of which their label has just re-issued the bulk… Continue Reading →

TAOS – Passion Sodomy Terror (Osmose)

It all points to a grim experience. TAOS, or The Arrival of Satan to give their Sunday name, have been creating “radical black metal art” since 1999, having first formed to create a self-proclaimed nihilistic soundtrack for the end of… Continue Reading →

Satanika – Total Inferno (Osmose)

Quite why I am not familiar with this prolific Italian band is puzzling to say the least as I decided to check their discography before giving this a listen and was impressed with the bands black thrash nihilism plus their… Continue Reading →

Satan – Atom By Atom (Listenable)

NWOBHM was never meant to be this good right? Satan’s last album ‘Life Sentence’ stormed into many minds and received rave reviews. The pattern continues with ‘Atom By Atom’ and there are a few things that surprise, this is a… Continue Reading →

Deiphago – Into The Eye Of Satan (Hell’s Headbangers)

They’re manic, satanic and listening could put you in a panic. Yep everyone’s favourite Filipino Antichrist’s are back with their fourth full length album Into The Eye Of Satan. It’s been a few years since Satan Alpha Omega and the… Continue Reading →

Gorgoroth – Instinctus Bestialis (Soulseller Records)

Gorgoroth……….The band have had their share of controversy since their inception in 1992, not least due to the now infamous Krakow Black Mass show, and of course the high profile split with Gaahl and King, and the ensuing legal battle… Continue Reading →

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