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Drudkh / Paysage d’Hiver – Somewhere Sadness Wanders / Schnee (IV) (Season Of Mist)

Drudkh / Paysage d’Hiver – Somewhere Sadness Wanders / Schnee (IV) (Season Of Mist)

Drudkh’s recent wave of splits feels like they have been a liberating experience for the band. Free from the relative confines of producing a full crop’s worth of Ukrainian grief and solitude, the Drudkh frontman Roman Sayenko et al have been spending time cultivating and.. Read More
Eluveitie - Evocation II – Pantheon (Nuclear Blast)

Eluveitie – Evocation II – Pantheon (Nuclear Blast)

Eluveitie is Chrivel Glanzmann’s band and it always has been. Right from it’s inception back in 2002 he assembled like-minded musicians to carry forward his vision for his band. Therefor, members may come and go but as long as Glanzmann is still at the helm,.. Read More
Impure Wilhelmina – Radiation (Season of Mist)

Impure Wilhelmina – Radiation (Season of Mist)

Well, these guys have come out of nowhere (after five previous albums, I must add) with a bit of a gem here for anyone who’s into the whole post-hardcore melancholy vibe and vocals powerful enough to cause a higher-level stratospheric event. Impure Wilhelmina – no,.. Read More
Cellar Darling - This Is The Sound (Nuclear Blast)

Cellar Darling – This Is The Sound (Nuclear Blast)

The first thing to remember, right before you play this album is that it must be judged on it’s own merits and is nothing to do with Eluveite. Just because the three members, Anna Murphy (vocals, hurdy-gurdy), Merlin Sutter (drums) and Ivo Henzi (guitars and.. Read More
Voice of Ruin – Purge and Purify (Tenacity Music)

Voice of Ruin – Purge and Purify (Tenacity Music)

Start off by screaming “Disgust” and go belting off with some punchy thrash-groove metal, and you’ve got an idea of this. It’s got all the growly bits and aggression but thanks to the melody and fluidity it’s quite jolly actually. Voice of Ruin are from.. Read More
Last Leaf Down - Bright Wide Colder (Lifeforce)

Last Leaf Down – Bright Wide Colder (Lifeforce)

This sophomore album by Swiss quartet formed 14 years ago was really awesome last week when the weather was grey and gloomy, and the music matched it completely. With the sky blue and bright, the music somehow feels crisp and clean instead. Weird how sunshine.. Read More
Bölzer – Hero (Iron Bonehead Productions)

Bölzer – Hero (Iron Bonehead Productions)

Despite forming in 2008, Swiss black/death metal duo Bölzer have left it until 2016 to finally release their debut album ‘Hero’. Their output so far has consisted of a demo and two EPs, alongside a string of live shows – all have been met with.. Read More
Deep Sun - Race Against Time (S/R)

Deep Sun – Race Against Time (S/R)

It’s always nice to stumble across a new band, even more so when it’s a band of the quality of Deep Sun who somehow are unsigned and really do deserve a proper record deal. What we have here is high-end Symphonic Metal made all the.. Read More
Monkey3 – Astra Symmetry (Napalm)

Monkey3 – Astra Symmetry (Napalm)

An eastern drone, and the sound of the sitar and tabla precede a whispered chant. The drum steps up in tribal fashion. Now this is different. Monkey3 in fact are from Switzerland and describe “Astra Symmetry” as our “magic carpet ride”. The harsh vocals don’t.. Read More
Dakhma - Passageways to Daena (The Concomitant Blessings of Putrescing Impurity) (Godz Of War Productions)

Dakhma – Passageways to Daena (The Concomitant Blessings of Putrescing Impurity) (Godz Of War Productions)

This debut from Swiss blackened death metallers Dakhma was released early in 2015 but has now got a physical release via a nice digipak format. Everything about this album is mammoth, the song titles, the production and the duration as the ten tracks set about.. Read More
Devon – S/T (Cold Smoke)

Devon – S/T (Cold Smoke)

I always find it a bit odd when bands are named after place names. Perhaps this quintet from Switzerland sat on the beach with a cream tea in our delightful SW county and felt inspired, maybe their name has a deeper meaning entirely. Anyway that.. Read More
Enoid - Exilé Aux Confins Des Tourments (Satanath Records)

Enoid – Exilé Aux Confins Des Tourments (Satanath Records)

Apparently French is one of the four official languages of Switzerland and the Romand language or français de Suisse is spoken largely in the Arc Lémanique region in the Western part of the country. This fact and the disc in front of me reminded me.. Read More