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Entrails - World Inferno (Metal Blade)

Entrails – World Inferno (Metal Blade)

Entrails. It’s perhaps fitting that when I look at my CD rack, they’re the first band to come after “Entombed” in the current A-Z configuration. If you’ve followed their progress since 2010, you couldn’t have failed to have noticed that they’ve essentially ended up with.. Read More
Desultory – Through Aching Aeons (Pulverised Records)

Desultory – Through Aching Aeons (Pulverised Records)

I had a passing affiliation for this Swedish act with the bands “Into Eternity” album in 1993 but the follow up and third albums escaped me for some reason, especially as the debut was a fine display of death metal that sat outside the normal.. Read More
Gods Forsaken - In a Pitch Black Grave (SoulSeller Records)

Gods Forsaken – In a Pitch Black Grave (SoulSeller Records)

Old School Swedish Death Metal. If you’re short on time, you could just read those first five words and have a pretty accurate view of what this album is like. That guitar sound is now so ubiquitous that it usually takes no more than a.. Read More
Maim – Ornaments Of Severity (Soulseller Records)

Maim – Ornaments Of Severity (Soulseller Records)

I remember the first Maim album in 2009, mostly because I thought it had a brilliant title “From The Womb To The Tomb”. The music was bang on too. A mixture of early Dismember and Entrails with a hefty dollop of grease on top. Proper.. Read More
Ofermod – Sol Nox (Shadow Records)

Ofermod – Sol Nox (Shadow Records)

Well over a decade or so ago, Ofermod were much discussed in hushed, whispered tones throughout the underground. Their ‘Mysterion Tes Anomias’ EP had been doing the circuit for some time and – highly regarded piece of art as it was – it was thought.. Read More
Antichrist - Sinful Birth (I Hate)

Antichrist – Sinful Birth (I Hate)

It’s been a while since we heard from Sweden’s Antichrist, their live appearances on these shores are always fun and filled with a touch of good friendly violence for the crowd. Once again, a new logo comes with a new release, but the music is.. Read More
Below – Upon A Pale Horse (Metal Blade)

Below – Upon A Pale Horse (Metal Blade)

The Swedes look determined to bring the doom flame home this year. First with February’s Dautha debut demo Den Förste getting the epic doomers their first proper release on Ván. Then this, Below’s second album, destined to keep the band on a nice upward trajectory.. Read More
Svartsyn – In Death (Agonia)

Svartsyn – In Death (Agonia)

Hailing from Sweden, yet sounding as if they have been delivered straight from the bowels of hell, this duo is ready to unleash another instalment of satanic verses onto this unsuspecting world, with such a tirade that it sounds like Lucifer has written it herself... Read More
Dream Evil – Six (Century Media)

Dream Evil – Six (Century Media)

It has been seven years since any new material emerged from this Swedish metal outfit, that at one time boasted Gus G and Snowy Shaw in the ranks, which isn’t to diminish the stature of the current line-up which is formidable to say the least.. Read More
Thalamus - Hiding From Daylight (Vicisolum)

Thalamus – Hiding From Daylight (Vicisolum)

Swedish Metallers Thalamus return with thunder in their soul after a 4 year hiatus, rejuvenated and with a desire to capture the energy and fire they had on their debut with this their 4th release. Their dark, deep, down and intense Metal credentials have never.. Read More
In Reverence - The Selected Breed (Non Serviam)

In Reverence – The Selected Breed (Non Serviam)

Death metal seems a very appropriate medium for an album about the different stages of the annihilation of the human race, which is the theme of “The Selected Breed”. At the same time it’s not difficult to work out what to expect: thunderously dark drums,.. Read More
Avatarium - Hurricanes and Halos (Nuclear Blast)

Avatarium – Hurricanes and Halos (Nuclear Blast)

Jeez Leif – take a break man! I’ve only just reviewed Candlemass (and the rest…) bassist Leif Edling’s impressive Doomsday Project album earlier this year and here’s a new Avatarium album vying for attention. I’m sure right now he’s working on some new Candlemass stuff,.. Read More