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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 →

Bölzer – Lese Majesty (Lightning & Sons)

After keeping us waiting 8 years for their debut, ‘Hero’, it would appear Swiss duo, Bölzer, are in no hurry to provide a follow-up, opting instead for yet another EP with ‘Lese Majesty’. Having toured extensively, the majority of Bölzer’s… Continue Reading →

Schammasch – Hearts Of No Light (Prosthetic)

The Bible, I have learned, mentions a trumpet blast or rather multiple blasts performed by angels announcing the apocalypse, preceding the resurrection of the dead and the return of God to Earth. The angel on the cover of Schammasch’s new… Continue Reading →

Coilguns – Watchwinders (Hummus Records)

You’re probably well aware of some of Switzerland’s biggest exports; army knives, chocolates, cheese, clocks, and cowbells, but did you consider hard core punk metal? No?  Maybe you should.  You may be pleasantly surprised by Coilguns and their third full… Continue Reading →

E-L-R – Maenad (Prophecy Productions)

Where are we? Somewhere in nature definitely. To a background of looped tunes, someone is hurrying through dry leaves or high grass, breathing heavily. The person might be running away or just climbing up a hill. But that’s just the… Continue Reading →

Sarinvomit / Eggs of Gomorrh – Encomium of Depraved Instincts (Krucyator Productions)

Splits are a great way to taste bands. Like a double dipper – you get two flavours of sherbet – just the right amount of each . No time to get bored. Splits have long been the medium for punks,… Continue Reading →

Arkhaaik – *dʰg̑ʰm̥tós (Iron Bonehead)

Death Metal has splintered into sub-genres perhaps more than any other genre of Metal and splintered so far that there becomes a huge differentiation between the likes of Slam, Old School and Melodic just to give a few examples. It… Continue Reading →

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