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Druadan Forest – Dismal Spells From The Dragonrealm (Werewolf)

So labelling this ‘dungeon synth’, according to the PR, is ‘revisionist ‘ and sells short the man’s work. Well only is you think dungeon synth is something to be sneered at, and I most certainly do not think that. Dungeon… Continue Reading →

Burial In The Woods – Church Of Dagon (Rain Without End Records)

The press release for this outfit is sadly lacking in detail, however my superior Google-Fu Boolean Fist has unearthed a little background for you. Hailing from a picturesque southern district of German Bavaria, lone multi-instrumentalist Gerileme recorded a demo of doomy black… Continue Reading →

Ancestral Lore – Behind The Night Horizon (S/R)

Nostalgia is something that can randomly hit any of the senses, sometimes when you least expect it. Music is a given for taking you back to a particular point of time and it is often a pleasure when listening to… Continue Reading →

Il Vuoto – Vastness (Hypnotic Dirge)

It is time to enter “the void” courtesy of Italian composer Matteo Gruppi el maestro behind everything we hear on Il Vuoto’s second full length album following on from ‘Weakness’ in 2015. We are informed that ‘Vastness is a painting… Continue Reading →

Keys Of Orthanc – Dush Agh Golnauk (Naturmacht Productions)

Tolkien’s legacy will live forever as a benchmark for Fantasy literature and thanks to Peter Jackson a benchmark for Fantasy cinema as well. Although I have only ever had the pleasure of viewing the films a mistake I must rectify… Continue Reading →

Bron – Where Leaden Dawn Meets Iron Shores (Wolfspell)

One man atmospheric black metal band Bron from Edinburgh via New Zealand have release quite a few things digitally but this is a classy digipak CD from those nice Wolfspell people of his late 2017 album. It’s long too, three… Continue Reading →

Abigor – Hollenzwang (Chronicles of Perdition) – Avantgarde

I have a bit of a confession to make – I absolute love early Abigor. From ‘Verwustung/Invoke the Dark Age’ through to ‘Supreme Immortal Art’, the Austrian trio managed to encapsulate everything that was intoxicating to me about black metal… Continue Reading →

Interview – Summoning

We recently conducted a survey to discover where extreme metal musicians liked to go on holiday. We found that those of a death metal persuasion favoured places such as Innsmouth and Dunwich; unfortunately many are never seen again. As far… Continue Reading →

Summoning – With Doom We Come (Napalm)

The sounds of Middle Earth will never be forgotten and will reverberate with the clamour of heroes around the great halls forevermore. Well they will if Protector and Silenius have their way and despite being quiet for nearly 5 long… Continue Reading →

Druadan Forest – The Lost Dimension (Wolfspell)

Have you been waiting patiently for the last 5 years for a new Summoning album? Well not long to go until Silenius and Protector deliver new opus ‘With Doom We Come.’ If you are really hungering for an immediate trip… Continue Reading →

Mussorgski – Creatio Cosmicam Bestiae (Godz Ov War)

How…? What the..? Where did these guys come from? Ok, ‘this guy,’ more accurately. And the short answer is ‘Poland’ but that’s the answer to a lot of other questions too and the word ‘Poland’ is not really going to… Continue Reading →

Darkestrah – Turan (Osmose)

Hopefully Darkestrah should need no introduction by now to anyone who has a thing for bands combining eastern vibes with black metal. Luckily, though, Darkestrah is so much more than that. For the uninitiated – and at the risk of… Continue Reading →

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