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Deep Black – Nails (Van)

Deep Black – Nails (Van)

When the band are called Deep Black and the opening track is called “Nephillim” you make certain presumptions. My Merciful Release tattoo starts to itch and I can taste the acrid sweetness of snakebite and black at the back of my tongue.  I prepare to.. Read More
Publicist UK – Forgive Yourself (Relapse)

Publicist UK – Forgive Yourself (Relapse)

When an album comes through for review that states “Recommended if you like… Joy Division”, it’s certain to draw my interest. In the case of Publicist UK (the UK part being a particular curse bestowed upon acts of a more…ahem…”gothic” nature), the comparison is mainly.. Read More
Prong – Songs From The Black Hole (SPV)

Prong – Songs From The Black Hole (SPV)

Not only have Prong always been steadfast and reliable but of late they have been on fire. They played one of the most energetic and snappy sets of Bloodstock last year and last album ‘Ruining Lives’ cracked skulls and grooved on down, raging away in.. Read More
Moonspell – Extinct  (Napalm)

Moonspell – Extinct (Napalm)

This Portuguese band started out under the name ‘Morbid God’ playing folky black metal but thankfully later changing their name to Moonspell and directing their music style towards a more atmospheric feel. Their first taste of recording was on a split EP in 1993 along.. Read More
Northern Crown – In The Hands Of The Betrayer  (S/R)

Northern Crown – In The Hands Of The Betrayer (S/R)

Not too long ago I purchased a CD from a well regarded and signed doom band who shall remain nameless, and when it arrived care of a major online retailer, I honestly thought that I’d been sent some kind of demo by mistake, such was.. Read More
The House of Capricorn - Morning Star Rise (Svart)

The House of Capricorn – Morning Star Rise (Svart)

New Zealand based blackened doom merchants, The House of Capricorn bring an interesting offering to the altar with their occult heavy third full length album. With an ominous feeling that the end is looming, they mix the atmospheric nature of Black Metal with the pounding.. Read More
Hang the Bastard – Sex in the Seventh Circle (Century Media)

Hang the Bastard – Sex in the Seventh Circle (Century Media)

Harrow- Middlesex. Home of a posh school where many of the country’s elite have been churned out to pollute or improve our society for centuries. It is also the home of the delightfully monickered Hang the Bastard. These West London Sludge lords have been fucking.. Read More
Albez Duz – The Coming of Mictlan (Iron Bonehead)

Albez Duz – The Coming of Mictlan (Iron Bonehead)

Whilst I may now be in my 45th year on this planet, and sometimes look back with fondness on the days of vinyl, tape exchanges, and badly printed fanzines on a few pages of photocopied A4 paper, the modern age of the First World is.. Read More
Maxdmyz - The Hate Plane (Renegade)

Maxdmyz – The Hate Plane (Renegade)

As many reviewers here have said, every now and then you get a great album which stands out from the drivel and makes you enjoy this job. Sadly, this isn’t the case here. London based Maxdmyz say they have a loose-fitting Industrial sound with a.. Read More
Undecimber - Dead Inside (Downfall Records)

Undecimber – Dead Inside (Downfall Records)

“Undecimber or Undecember is a name for a thirteenth month in a calender that normally has twelve months”. Thanks Wikipedia, that’s cleared that one up – but what of the band? “Undecimber is a Swedish Gothic/Dark Metal band that should appeal to fans of anyone.. Read More
Darkhaus – My Only Shelter (Oblivion / SPV)

Darkhaus – My Only Shelter (Oblivion / SPV)

Gary Meskil. Big. Bald. Bearded. Icon of hardcore/metal. Founder of Crumbsuckers and Pro-Pain. If you cut this dude he will bleed Noo Yawk subway grease. You know exactly what you get from this bruiser:- Euro dance pop rock. Yup. You heard it. Mr Meskil has.. Read More
The Vision Bleak - Witching Hour (Prophecy)

The Vision Bleak – Witching Hour (Prophecy)

The Vision Bleak released their fantastic debut 9 whole years ago in 2004! Well that was a shock – where does the time go? It was at the height of Gothic Metal and their dark theatrical ‘horror metal’ (as they dub themselves) fit perfectly alongside.. Read More