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Svard – The Rift (Argonauta Records)

Svard is a project new to this locked down world. The band consists of Tim Nedergard and Bjorn Petterson from Sweden’s proggy deathsters In Mourning who offer guitars and vocals. They recruited ex bandmate and bassist Pierre Stam and reached… Continue Reading →

Falconer – From A Dying Ember (Metal Blade)

Cards firmly on the tavern table. I’ve been a fan of Falconer since picking up the second album – probably so far back it was in an actual record shop rather than arriving in a white van driven by a… Continue Reading →

Vampire – Rex (Century Media)

‘Rex’ is a long awaited follow up to 2017’s ‘With Primeval Force’ which developed the band from their debut release. Here on ‘Rex’ I find them going back in the majority to their early sound whilst still retaining those lesson… Continue Reading →

Hellbound – Overlords (Discouraged Records)

Do you like the works of Rob Zombie? Hellbound do, like Airbourne like Akka Dakka if you catch my drift. The album starts with a snippet of Hellbound- Hellraiser II and then Too Fast to Die begins. It is basically… Continue Reading →

Centinex – Death In Pieces (Agonia)

Some bands pass us by which is often a sad state of affairs, but it’s only natural. You might be a massive Black Metal fan but never really got into Immortal and all of that is okay. Music isn’t just… Continue Reading →

Sorcerer – Lamenting of the Innocent (Metal Blade Records)

Sorcerer is a band with one heck of a long history, their earliest origins taking root in the fertile metal scene of late eighties Sweden. After a hiatus followed by a rebirth in 2010, they’ve been turning out some solid… Continue Reading →

Sodomisery – The Great Demise (Testimony Records)

Swedish act Sodomisery has some well-established players from the Stockholm scene at the helm which was originally started as a studio project by Harris Sopovic where a self-titled EP was released in 2017. Step forward to 2020 and the band… Continue Reading →

Henry Kane – Age of the Idiot (Transcending Obscurity)

I reviewed Henry Kane’s (actually, the grind alias of Death Metal royalty Jonny Petersson) last album for this very publication, giving it a 7/10, though with more repeated listens, I should have awarded it an 8, as several of the… Continue Reading →

Commando – Rites of Damnation (High Roller Records)

This EP follows a 2016 demo from this Swedish band, who were formed in 2016. The conventional nature of the heavy rock-metal riff is broken up by the bizarre and manic vocals. The riff goes round and round without energy…. Continue Reading →

Naglfar – Cerecloth (Century Media)

Classic Swedish melodic black metal here from a band who should really need no introduction. Naglfar burst into being with debut album Vittra in 1995. Around this time, I and no doubt many others were discovering the likes of fellow… Continue Reading →

Katatonia – City Burials (Peaceville)

After a short hiatus these erstwhile Swedes have returned to the fray, though I daresay nobody noticed they were actually gone. Personally, I lost track of them in the early-noughties around the time of “Viva Emptiness”. It was around this… Continue Reading →

Bioplan – Epipath & Ocular (Layered Reality Productions)

After wondering how an ep could have 12 tracks, I then realised that this is in fact two eps. The experienced Swedish artist who is Bioplan (sounds like a brand of yoghurt to me but I’ll get over it), released… Continue Reading →

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