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Saor – Forgotten Paths (Avantgarde)

You know I can’t remember the last time I was at a black or folk metal gig in the UK and I didn’t see at least one Saor patch or t-shirt being sported. Says a lot for the support these… Continue Reading →

Barshasketh – S/T (World Terror Committee)

Most genres I tend to revel in all year round no matter the weather or temperament. Yet there is one that speaks to me mainly in the cold and frostbitten months, Black Metal. Befitting its sound and overall aura nothing… Continue Reading →

Interview – Atragon

For me, 2017 saw a bit of a dry spell for first class Sludge. With the arguable Kings, with a capital “K”, of the sound Crowbar still touring their excellent 2016 offering,“The Serpent Only Lies”, whilst there was a good… Continue Reading →

King Witch – Under The Mountain (Listenable)

Having first caught them in early 2016 when Edinburgh’s King Witch headlined an intimate gig at London’s 12 Bar Club, I’ve been keen to see where this band’s fortunes would lie. They only started life in 2015 and with one… Continue Reading →

Alestorm – No Grave But The Sea (Napalm)

The one and only heavy metal pirates of Alestorm have crashed upon our shores once more with their 5th full length album: “No Grave But The Sea”! It’s been 3 years since their last opus “Sunset On The Golden Age”… Continue Reading →

Cnoc An Tursa – The Forty Five (Apocalyptic Witchcraft)

If you turn on any news channel, on pretty much any day, you will see stories about religion inspired war, whether it be Israel, Syria or the frighteningly frequent terror attacks across the globe to name but a few. Sadly,… Continue Reading →

Razor Sharp Death Blizzard – You Will Burn (From Beyond Records)

Off to Selkirk in Scotland for a slab of discontent via the descriptively named Razor Sharp Death Blizzard which in my mind brings a vision of a bunch of neds going at each other with all manner of lethal implements…. Continue Reading →

Haar / Ur Draugr split (ATMF)

This is an interesting split album, comprising three tracks from Scotland’s Haar and the Australian black metal band Ur Draugr. This comes on the back of 2015 album releases by both bands. I didn’t know either band before this, but… Continue Reading →

Skiltron – Legacy Of Blood (Trollzorn)

What a fantastic form of music Metal is! Come on – Tell me another form of music other than Metal where an Argentinian band can morph together a German band (Running Wild), a British band (Skyclad), a Finnish band (Finntroll)… Continue Reading →

Fuath – I (Neuropa)

Scottish band Saor are a name I have seen about although I don’t appear to have had the pleasure of hearing their two albums or catching them live. Recording wise they are helmed by Andy Marshall who has prolifically been… Continue Reading →

Britney – Britn3y (Superstar Destroyer Records)

Warning, this Scottish trio of noiseniks are seriously whacky! They seem to want to be hidden by search engines between the thighs of Ms Spears and have a serious affiliation to all things beefy. This, their cunningly entitled 3rd release… Continue Reading →

Gloryhammer – Space 1992: Rise Of The Chaos Wizards (Napalm)

Gloryhammer are not for the faint of heart. This isn’t because their music is intensely heavy or anything, but because they sing tales of legendary and epic proportions about the saviour of the intergalactic empire, Angus McFife. For those unfamiliar… Continue Reading →

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