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Crawl – Rituals (Transcending Obscurity Records)

Crawl – Rituals (Transcending Obscurity Records)

Do you like pro-wrestling? I do, lots of metal fans do as it happens. Then again, some of my mates call it “pants fighting” and suggest I just like watching oiled up muscular men in lycra sit on each other. They’re wrong of course…..I was.. Read More
Axis Of Despair – Contempt For Man (Southern Lord)

Axis Of Despair – Contempt For Man (Southern Lord)

A bit of background here as this Swedish grindcore act has been around for about five years and has released two EPs during that time but also the band is comprised of three ex-members of Coldworker, Oskar Pålsson (bass), Joel Fornbrant (vocals) and Anders Jakobson.. Read More
Carchosa - Carchosa (S/R)

Carchosa – Carchosa (S/R)

‘If you want something doing, you’re best doing it yourself’. Time and time again, this saying has proven true and in the case of Henrik Nygren from Malmö, Sweden, when he was trying to create his own musical venture. Unable to find anyone who was.. Read More
Armory – The Search (High Roller)

Armory – The Search (High Roller)

Returning after their ‘World Peace…Cosmic War” mission, Sweden’s Armory are on ‘The Search’ for some more outlandish encounters. What I can report from their previous offering is that the structures are stronger, although not necessarily the execution. I hear, or think I hear timing issues.. Read More
Craft - White Noise And Black Metal (Season of Mist)

Craft – White Noise And Black Metal (Season of Mist)

Vitriolic, malevolent, demonic and raw are all words which combine to provide us with this long awaited full-length release from these Swedish comrades of the black metal underworld. ‘White Noise And Black Metal’ is expelled onto us from this misanthropic unholy troop, and is widely.. Read More
Dreadful Fate – Vengeance (I Hate Records)

Dreadful Fate – Vengeance (I Hate Records)

Like old German thrash? Miss the days of “Pleasure To Kill” and “Infernal Overkill”? Do you have the first two Exumer albums on constant rotation?  Well, if that’s the case, this record will make you throb so hard you’ll artex your ceiling with jizz! Forming.. Read More
Vanhelga – Fredagsmys (Osmose)

Vanhelga – Fredagsmys (Osmose)

Well firstly a belated congratulations to Vanhelga for finally getting a bit of a step up and signing to Osmose. It’s great that the Swedish band can spread their misery further afield and hopefully they may even get some better tour support, England is still.. Read More
Marduk – Viktoria (Century Media)

Marduk – Viktoria (Century Media)

More tales of wolves and war as Marduk march on relentlessly crushing all in their path. Nobody can accuse the Swedes of complacency, they have been real road dogs of late and are touring constantly, tackling all in their stride and delivering savage sets to.. Read More
Tad Morose - Chapter X (GMR Music)

Tad Morose – Chapter X (GMR Music)

Tad Morose weren’t in any rush to do a new album, they have their own recording studio (well, the singer does), they love playing live and can record when the mood takes – not a bad way to be! They can hone their ideas, tweak.. Read More
Ribspreader – The Van Murders Part 2 (Xtreem Music)

Ribspreader – The Van Murders Part 2 (Xtreem Music)

Another day, another album featuring Rogga Johansson lands on my mat. Seriously mate….. what are you on? Anyway, Ribspreader are a Swedish death metal band with quite some pedigree. This is their seventh album and the follow up to “The Van Murders” released back in.. Read More
Gutter Instinct – Heirs of Sisyphus (Pulverised Records)

Gutter Instinct – Heirs of Sisyphus (Pulverised Records)

I realised quite quickly that listening to this album from Sweden’s Gutter Instinct was a case of putting in the hard yards. This weighty death metal tome is, as they have it, “another morbid outlook on explicit realities”. It’s not all monotony but equally it.. Read More
Wombbath – The Great Desolation (Soulseller Records)

Wombbath – The Great Desolation (Soulseller Records)

If you didn’t know, and as the band is often criminally overlooked there’s a good chance you didn’t, Wombbath have been producing some of the gnarliest Swedish death metal since 1992 however, this here album is only the band’s third full length. Hakan Stuvemark and.. Read More