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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 →

Emerald – Restless Souls (Rock Of Angels)

On the surface, Emerald appear to be one of those underground, grafting European Heavy/Power Metal bands that either (1) do a couple of decent albums and vanish, (2) release a few independent ones and keep going for years or (3)… Continue Reading →

Darkrise – Circle Of Failure (Punishing Records)

Quite why I’ve never come across this Swiss act is puzzling such is their relatively prolific discography over the span of about two decades. Though I will rectify that by investigating their back catalogue forthwith as this sixth release sees… Continue Reading →

Camilla Sparksss – Brutal (On The Camper Records)

Sometimes we get some really leftfield curveball discs sent in to review and whereas if they are digital downloads and we can press delete and think, not for us, we do try our best. This is one such example and… Continue Reading →

Eluveitie – Ategnatos (Nuclear Blast)

There’s eerie mood music emerging from the speakers and a familiar dour Scottish bloke is doing a narrative – there’s no doubting it, the new Eluveitie album has begun! It’s been a while – we were tantalized with “Evocation II”,… Continue Reading →

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