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Paysage D’Hiver – Im Wald (Kunsthall Produktionen)

Paysage D’Hiver – literally ‘Winter Landscape’ – might just be the epitome of the black metal trope that from extreme chaos emerges form and beauty. Or, perhaps to look at it another way, as the band’s sole member Wintherr said… Continue Reading →

Impalement – The Impalement (S/R)

A one-man brutal juggernaut is one of the latest additions to the blackened death metal underworld, and the Swiss mastermind, Beliath, has exploded onto the landscape with his technically astute first born, ‘The impalement’. Weighing in at just 7 tracks,… Continue Reading →

Triptykon with the Metropole Orkest – Requiem (Live at Roadburn 2019) Century Media

30 years in the making and the hugely anticipated ‘Requiem’ is unleashed. ‘Requiem’ was started by the legendary Celtic Frost and finalised into the package that sits before us today by the new generation of Tom G Warrior and his… Continue Reading →

Ashtar – Kaikuja (Eisenwald)

An album cover is always a good starting point to get acquainted with a band, I find. At least it should be. As mentioned before, I like it when album cover art and music fit well together. In fact, this… Continue Reading →

Funeralopolis – Of Deceit And Utter Madness (Memento Mori Records)

You may recognise this band’s moniker from a song of the same name by Electric Wizard and whilst this Swiss act has a doom like aura they underpin their all their songs with a death metal foundation to produce a… Continue Reading →

Aara – En Ergô Einai (Debemur Morti)

There’s always been a desire to take metal onwards and upwards to its greatest extremes and only a damn-fool metalhead would begrudge that. I mean, that’s what brought us here in the first place right? Take Aara’s blend of high-pitched,… Continue Reading →

Burning Witches – Dance with the Devil (Nuclear Blast)

It’s back to school for this quintet from Brugg Switzerland. The old school this is. Classic speed metal mixes with some classic hard rock sounds to create a flashback to the days when denim, leather and hi tops were the… Continue Reading →

Death, Void, Terror – To The Great Monolith II (Repose Records)

I know we (well mainly me actually) make the occasional quip about receiving the new soundtrack to the apocalypse but fuck me has it not got even more real over the last couple of weeks? No need to elaborate, I’m… Continue Reading →

Hubris – Metempsychosis (Art As Catharsis Records)

A bit of instrumental post rock from Switzerland here. From the life and death theme of this album, which revolves around a number of Greek mythological characters, there would seem to be a progressive element. The band itself has drawn… Continue Reading →

Borgne – Y (LADLO Productions)

In the land of the blind there is always the one-eyed king and that king is known as Borgne. Man of a veritable plethora of bands Bornyhake is back just two years after last album [∞] and seems to be… Continue Reading →

Klaw – LightCrusher (S/R)

This is the début album by the Swiss quintet, a thrash metal band and contain a member of Poltergeist, which turns out to be one unknown to me, as I only ever managed to pick up ’91s ‘Behind My Mask’…. Continue Reading →

Voice Of Ruin – Acheron (Tenacity Music)

Within the melodic death metal genre there are hundreds if not thousands of bands all trying their hardest to stand out in an ocean that is polluted with acts not worthy of attention but dilute the scene to the point… Continue Reading →

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