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Nevalra – Conjure The Storm (M-Theory Audio)

I had the good fortune to catch Nevalra live recently when they rolled into town on the Carach Angren tour package, and as the opening band they proved themselves worthy visionaries for the black metal facet of the metal world…. Continue Reading →

Diabolical – Eclipse (Indie Recordings)

21 years and four full length releases later, amongst a splattering of EP’s a demo and a live album, sees this Swedish blackened death juggernaut spawn a new creation, namely ‘Eclipse’. Diabolical describe this as a concept album, which reflects… Continue Reading →

Atrocity – Okkult II (Massacre)

Being a classic or storied band can have its drawbacks, these usually rear their ugly heads in the later stages of a bands career where people hark back to the days of old and what the band were. This level… Continue Reading →

Chaostar – The Undivided Light (Season of Mist)

Returning for the second release on Season of Mist, SepticFlesh guitarist Christos Antoniou’s Chaostar’s fifth album, ‘The Undivided Light’, is definitely an eclectic mix of genres that befits the “Avant-Garde Ambient Classical” moniker given by the record label. Joining Christos… Continue Reading →

SepticFlesh, Inquisition & Stahlsarg – London Underworld 22/1/18

SepticFlesh do not exactly play the UK very often and with just the London date and Inquisition joining as co-headliners this was always going to be a busy one. It would have been very interesting to see Egyptian band Odious… Continue Reading →

Bleeding Gods – Dodekathlon (Nuclear Blast)

‘Dodekathlon’ is the second release from Bleeding Gods, and it is an hour of epic, blackened death metal, which is all delivered in an intricate 12 tracks of pure power and aggression. This opus has different influences in the equation,… Continue Reading →

Khazaddum – Plagues Upon Arda (S/R)

If it’s not the great old one H.P. Lovecraft then its J.R.R. Tolkien and one has to wonder if the two literary greats would ever have envisaged their impact on the extreme metal world but there is certainly no denying… Continue Reading →

SepticFlesh – Codex Omega (Season of Mist)

The problem with reviewing a new SepticFlesh album is expectation and having to pick it apart. As in, I have to be objective and meticulous and point out what could’ve been done to make things better. For example, is the… Continue Reading →

The Monolith Deathcult – Versus (Hammerheart Records)

If you have ever given this Dutch band a listen you will know that they do not stick to any tried and tested formula for writing songs even with their earlier material which was purely death metal oriented. With five… Continue Reading →

Dimmu Borgir – Forces of the Northern Night (Nuclear Blast)

Norwegian black metal ensemble Dimmu Borgir were spawned 24 years ago in Oslo when the Norwegian black metal scene was arguably at its creative peak, not just with an explosion of bands and releases which are today revered as “classics”… Continue Reading →

Allegaeon – Proponent for Sentience (Metal Blade)

Allegaeon are back with their fourth album and only a single line-up change. Long-time vocalist Ezra Haynes has been replaced by Riley McShane and to be honest I wasn’t immediately convinced, especially when I noted he had taken over a… Continue Reading →

Otargos – Xeno Chaos (Kaotoxin)

On reviewing last album Apex Predator by French black metal act Otargos I moaned saying that “attempts at brooding and ritualistic numbers’ simply plod when all we really want them to do is what they do best, go for the… Continue Reading →

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