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Wormed – Metaportal (Season Of Mist)

Technical Death Metal has a strange history some love it, others hate it. It’s early days were steeped in impressive musicianship which left a lot of people bewildered, the likes of Atheist, Cynic and Death being among the biggest driving… Continue Reading →

Judaswiege, Moribundo, Sönambula, Barbarian Swords – Tetrarchia ex Bestia (Negre Plany Records)

This split album comprises around hour’s material from four underground bands from Spain. Starting proceedings and waking me violently from any slumber that I may have been in is Judaswiege. Fast hard and thrashing, this assault is unrelenting, and supported… Continue Reading →

Hex – God Has No Name (Transcending Obscurity)

Death Doom is a genre which has evolved over the years and always had a place in Death Metal’s overall history, just look back to Severed Survival the classic album by Autopsy. It has gone on to form the basis… Continue Reading →

Blaze Out – Instinct (BloodFireDeath)

Catalonian metallers Blaze Out join a long list of Iberian Peninsula based metal bands I have covered, and all of them have one thing in common- they have a serious rhythmic groove to them. From Angelus Apatrida to Pánico Al… Continue Reading →

Stained Blood – Nyctosphere (Blood Fire Death)

A true test of a band’s character is not how they cope when things are going well, but how they cope in the face of adversity, and it is fair to say that since their debut full length in 2015… Continue Reading →

Hipoxia – Rvinae Ira, Creans Rvina Eo Tempore Est – Monvmentvm ab Khaos II (The Way Of The Hermit)

Blimey that’s a mouthful of a title and we haven’t even heard part 1. Luckily that does not seem to have mattered for the task at hand and first impressions of this Spanish group have been more than favourable. No… Continue Reading →

Helevorn – Aamamata (BadMoodMan Music)

It’s been 5 years since the release of ‘Compassion Forlorn’ and the sextet from Palma de Mallorca are dedicating ‘Aamamata’ to the sea and how it surrounds them. The cover art by Gonzalo Aeneas depicts Sibyl, an Ancient Greek prophetess,… Continue Reading →

Sol De Sangre / Panico Al Miedo – La Senda de la Muerte (War Anthem Records)

Here’s a little gem. This is a split EP featuring two tracks by  both Colombian Death Metallers Sol De Sangre and Spanish Death-Thrashers Panico Al Miedo with both bands picking a couple of their favourite choice cuts from death metal… Continue Reading →

Altarage – The Approaching Roar (Season Of Mist)

Those strange nameless figures have emerged from their dungeon prisons to mount their skeletal steeds and gallop spreading terror across the lands of The Basque Country once more. Nope we are not talking about The Blind Dead although did you… Continue Reading →

Demonik – Rise From Chaos (S/R)

Veteran Spanish thrashers Demonik return with their third studio album to celebrate 11 years as a musical force in the Iberian Peninsula. With two full lengths and a double live album behind them, along with a new line-up, the band… Continue Reading →

Vidres A La Sang – Set De Sang (Blood Fire Death)

Now this lot are a blast from the past as I remembered reviewing the Spanish band whose name means Glass In Blood’s debut self-titled album via Xtreem music way back in 2004. Finding this in my promo boxes of discs… Continue Reading →

Interview – The Wizards

If you are in the market for a really cool heavy metal record, influenced by the greats whilst maintaining homage to classic hard rock of the 70’s, the this band are for you. The Wizards released one of the best… Continue Reading →

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