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Pensees Nocturnes – Grand Guignol Orchestra (Ladlo Productions)

Envoyer les clowns, progenitors of black circus metal Pensees Nocturnes are back. Actually I just realised they snuck out an album in 2016 independently ‘À boire et à manger’ which I completely missed and it has been a long time… Continue Reading →

Sigh – Heir To Despair (Candlelight)

Anybody fancy a slice of fruitcake, best grab a jug of saké to wash it down with as this is an album that is going to be hard to digest even by arch nutters Sigh’s standards. The band never exactly… Continue Reading →

Abigail – The Final Damnation (Nuclear War Now!)

If your only point of reference to Japanese black metal is Sigh, you are in for a treat/shock/surprise/let down, when you cop a listen to ‘The Final Damnation’, the sixth album from Abigail. They’ve been going for absolutely bloody ages… Continue Reading →

Kawir – Father Sun Mother Moon (Iron Bonehead)

Back in the mists of time circa 1994 you may well remember Greek black metal act Kawir releasing a split vinyl with Jap nutters Sigh on our very own and newly reactivated Cacophonous Records label. Both bands have been working… Continue Reading →

The Wolves of Avalon – Across Corpses Grey (Godreah)

 Look, there’s not going to be any hiding this from you, so we’ll just as well get it out into the open now. “Across Corpses Grey” is a three track release, with a couple of cover versions (of Nokturnal Mortum,… 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 →

Barbatos – Straight Metal War (Hells Headbangers)

After years of familiarity with a bunch of oddball horror, sleaze and psychobilly punk rock bands embracing violence, war, peace, sexual depravity and other general lawlessness, it’s difficult not to feel a little bit jaded when you come across a… Continue Reading →

Goblin Rebirth – S/T (Relapse)

The band that started life as Oliver, morphed into Cherry Five and then finally Goblin in the mid 70’s have certainly been through a confusing conundrum of stages and splinter groups since they fragmented in the early 80’s. The band… Continue Reading →

The Meads of Asphodel/Tjolgtjar: The Divine Wrath split (Eternal Death)

No-one could ever accuse The Meads of Asphodel of being boring. The formula is sound: black metal at the core but with no limitations on imagination or range. Who can forget the snappily titled “Behold the Kindred Battle Carcasses Strewn… Continue Reading →

Tony Tears – Follow The Signs Of The Times (Minotauro)

Having not long ago traversed the bulk of Italian act Tony Tears past works in the form of compendium box set ‘Music From The Astral Worlds’ when this brand new album arrived I was naturally keen to find out what… Continue Reading →

Sigh – Graveward (Candlelight)

Warning may contain nuts! Yes and it’s rather nutty stories that have helped pave the way towards Japanese loons Sigh’s tenth album. Founding member and guitarist Shinichi Ishikawa was removed from the line up due to the fact that apparently… Continue Reading →

Sigihl – Trauermärsche (And a Tango upon the World’s Grave) (Arachnophobia)

I was really expecting obsidian blackness from this Polish band and that’s what I got but with it a whole lot more. This is a debut album from the band who contain members of the much lauded Outre as well… Continue Reading →

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