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Mystik – Mystik (I Hate)

I have been looking forward to this album for a while. The band formed in Sweden 3 years ago and they delve into the US heavy/speed metal category. Not only does the artwork give a great impression of the album,… Continue Reading →

Bewitcher – Under the Witching Cross (Shadow Kingdom)

Bewitcher are a really cool band, their demo tapes dragged me into their filthy dirty speedier metal quite some time ago, this is their second full length having previously worked their socks off in the underground scene on the back… Continue Reading →

Sins Of The Damned – Striking The Bell Of Death (Shadow Kingdom)

Sins Of The Damned from Santiago, Chile, are a speed metal band, teetering on thrash formed just five years ago. After three demos and a split, this is their debut and on Shadow Kingdom Records no less, a label who… Continue Reading →

Chevalier – Destiny Calls (Gates Of Hell)

Well I haven’t been as initially non-plussed by a band as Finland’s Chevalier since the first time I heard Cirith Ungol. I mean after the intro of ‘Destiny Calls’, ‘The Immurement’ drops in like the band were up-ended out of… Continue Reading →

Warfist – Grunberger (Godz Ov War Productions)

Be warned….. I’m gonna gush like a broken fridge all over this one. Let’s get it out of the way right now….. I can’t remember the last time I played an album so fun and so unashamedly METAL! as this… Continue Reading →

Midnight, Hellripper, Aggressive Perfector & Heavy Sentence – London Dome 12/4/19

Time for a night of lust, filth, speed and sleaze and it is finally here, the return of Midnight, back in the UK for the second time and the first since Live Evil Festival back in 2012. They have tried… Continue Reading →

Seax – Fallout Rituals (Shadow Kingdom)

This is speed metal from Boston, Seax are a band I have heralded from the beginning, this is their latest and fourth release to date. Having dabbled into pure speed metal on their last outing, they are definitely full on,… Continue Reading →

Black Magic – Wizard’s Spell (Dark Essence)

Maybe it’s just me (and invariably when I say that, it has often been known to be), but I feel really edgy and apprehensive when a record label re-issues a release calling it “Legendary” and as with this one, “One… Continue Reading →

Trauma – As The World Dies (Pure Steel Records)

It would appear that this album was released last year, before it was picked up by a label and released again now. As for the band, they’ve been around since the early 80’s and are probably better known for being… Continue Reading →

Venom – Storm The Gates (Spinefarm Records)

There are some bands out there that the words “seminal” and “influential” seem invented for. There are some bands out there whose back catalogue is so full of such utter bangers that it’s easy (and quite right) to forgive them… Continue Reading →

Saboter – Architects Of Evil (No Remorse)

On the surface Saboter seem happy to offer themselves up as a no nonsense, heavy as you like Metal band. It’s a shrewd move in some ways, let people discover you for themselves and hear what they hear in their… Continue Reading →

Chrome Division – One Last Ride (Nuclear Blast)

After fifteen years and five full length albums, Chrome Division are calling it a day and this, appropriately titled album is their last. Now if you’re not familiar with the band, they started life as a Motorhead inspired rock and… Continue Reading →

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