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The Crotals – Horde (Tenacity)

The Crotals – Horde (Tenacity)

An interesting fact, well to me anyway, that I discovered about The Crotals is that instead of using a bass they use a baritone guitar. This fits quite nicely as the Swiss band’s music of preference, judging by this album, is of a dark sludgy.. Read More
Dakhma - Hamkar Atonement (Iron Bonehead)

Dakhma – Hamkar Atonement (Iron Bonehead)

Is there anything more Metal than subject matter pulled from ancient religious texts? Probably not and in the times of the present this brand of unholy scripture is prime subject matter for the forward progression of Metals chaos fuelled underground. For me personally I take.. Read More
Lykhaeon – Ominous Eradication Of Anguished Souls (Godz Ov War)

Lykhaeon – Ominous Eradication Of Anguished Souls (Godz Ov War)

Did you know that there is a Helvetic Underground Community and their mission statement is “advancement of grotesque, vile, depraved and putrid audio torment?” I bet their meetings, hidden away somewhere in the Swiss Alps are great fun and woe betide the person who forgot.. Read More
Zeal & Ardor - Stranger Fruit (MKVA)

Zeal & Ardor – Stranger Fruit (MKVA)

When the debut Zeal & Ardor album impacted it really was that rarity of originality, strength of concept and touch of execution that marked it out as something very special indeed. The fact that it would be set upon by hipsters and Guardian bloggers was.. Read More
Stortregn - Emptiness fills the void (Non Serviam Records)

Stortregn – Emptiness fills the void (Non Serviam Records)

Stortregn have now affirmed themselves with a solid line up, post many changes in the ranks, and this blackened death mob are back with a vengeance. They were formed some 13 years ago in the crisp, Swiss air, and now return with their fourth opus,.. Read More
Borgne – 8 (Avantgarde Music)

Borgne – 8 (Avantgarde Music)

Firstly let’s get this out the way regarding the album title which is actually “∞” 8 is not only a number but a symbol, symbol of infinity,.” Putting it as illustrated properly is gonna screw up with the WordPress URL, not something all these artists.. Read More
Ungfell – Mythen, Maren, Pestilenz (Eisenwald)

Ungfell – Mythen, Maren, Pestilenz (Eisenwald)

Ungfell is a one man Black metal project from Switzerland. That one man is Menetekel who has been writing and recording necrotic folk tinged Black Metal since 2014. Being a one man band must mean no creative differences and the ability to get shit done quick.. Read More
Requiem - Global Resistance Rising (FDA Records)

Requiem – Global Resistance Rising (FDA Records)

Never crossed paths with Swiss death metal band Requiem before but there again they have been silent for about seven years. Well I guess the predictable joke is they certainly aren’t silent now. Downright noisy in fact. They play a straightforward, clean but not technical.. Read More
Dr. Living Dead!, Comaniac - London  Underworld 1/2/18

Dr. Living Dead!, Comaniac – London Underworld 1/2/18

I was hoping to catch Rezet or at least the tail end of their set, but they were done by ten to eight with Comaniac already setting up and ready to go by five past, which they didn’t do, rather opting to wait until their.. Read More
Interview - Samael

Interview – Samael

Swiss statesmen Samael have a long and illustrious career stretching back three decades. Things have been a bit on the quiet side for them following the release of Lux Mundi back in 2011 but now there is a flurry of activity, a belting new album.. Read More
Samael – Hegemony (Napalm)

Samael – Hegemony (Napalm)

Leadership and dominance, well that is something Samael know all about having been worshipped from the early days with their unique and devout take on blackened metal. Forerunners of the scene they have been around since way back in 1987 and their journey has been.. Read More