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Metal Allegiance - Volume II: Power Drunk Majesty (Nuclear Blast)

Metal Allegiance – Volume II: Power Drunk Majesty (Nuclear Blast)

Throw some huge metal behemoths into a room together and you are either going to get a massive car crash with egos battling for supremacy, or at the other end of the spectrum, you are going to get pure technical craftsmanship. With Metal Allegiance, the.. Read More
Halcyon Way - Bloody But Unbowed (Agonia)

Halcyon Way – Bloody But Unbowed (Agonia)

American Metal band Halcyon Way have been defying categorization and side-stepping musical labels for over 10 years now and this 4th full-length offering continues to challenge critic’s carefully laid out boundaries. If Metal genres were neat wooden fences, Halcyon Way are walking round the place.. Read More
Angelus Apatrida - Cabaret De La Guillotine (Century Media)

Angelus Apatrida – Cabaret De La Guillotine (Century Media)

Formed in Albacete in 2000 and sharing ¾ Of their line-up with the Albacete-based neo-classical/prog metal trio Nexus 6, Angelus Apatrida are an uncompromising Euro-thrash Powerhouse who are set to unleash their 6th album “Cabaret De La Guillotine”. With the meaning implied behind the album.. Read More
Pánico Al Miedo - Formador (Blood Fire Death)

Pánico Al Miedo – Formador (Blood Fire Death)

Pánico Al Miedo are a 4 piece death-thrash hybrid band from Manellu, Catalonia, and like several artists who have featured on this site who hail from this turbulent region, they seem to be channelling the unrest there and creating a formidable musical beast. With a.. Read More
Testament, Annihilator, Vader -LCR Norwich 3/4/18

Testament, Annihilator, Vader -LCR Norwich 3/4/18

It’s an early off tonight for the Polish veterans and the venue is steadily filling up when Vader take to the stage to give the Norfolk massive the full leather, studs and Satan experience. You’d think, given the other bands on this package Pete and.. Read More
Susperia - The Lyricist (Agonia Records)

Susperia – The Lyricist (Agonia Records)

Susperia are back and they have commandeered the vocal talents of Bernt ‘Dagon’ Fjellestad to help deliver this latest offering ‘The Lyricist’ The origins of Susperia date back to 1988 when the then drummer with Dimmu Borgir, Tjodalv, got together with his long-time friend, Cyrus,.. Read More
F.K.U – 1981 (Despotz Records)

F.K.U – 1981 (Despotz Records)

If you were lucky enough to hear 2013’s “Rise of the Mosh Mongers” by F.K.U. you know you are in for a retro treat. By retro I do not mean rebranded Trump(ed) up dayglow for Millennials. I mean full on one high-topped white trainered foot.. Read More
Fleshdoll – Heart Of Darkness (Great Dane Records)

Fleshdoll – Heart Of Darkness (Great Dane Records)

I was quite taken with Fleshdoll’s fourth album “Blood Red District” when I reviewed it a couple of years ago so was chuffed to get this CD through the post and even more chuffed to hear it was an album of the same quality death.. Read More
Wretched Soul – The Ghost Road (UKEM Records)

Wretched Soul – The Ghost Road (UKEM Records)

Damn I love this line of ‘work’ at times. Ever bought an album without knowing anything about the band, but purely on the cover art? I have. Many times as a kid just started on the road to metal nirvana I’d flick through the racks.. Read More
Testament - Brotherhood Of The Snake (Nuclear Blast)

Testament – Brotherhood Of The Snake (Nuclear Blast)

4 years since their last album and over 30 years since their formation, Testament are stronger than ever. The current line-up, containing stalwarts Eric Peterson, Alex Skolnick and Chuck Billy with Gene Hoglan recording two consecutive albums, has former member Steve DiGiorgio returning to the.. Read More
Charred Walls Of The Damned - Creatures Watching Over The Dead (Metal Blade)

Charred Walls Of The Damned – Creatures Watching Over The Dead (Metal Blade)

Charred Walls Of The Damned, who some might refer to as a “supergroup” have delivered their third album albeit after a five year break. Certainly, the collective CV’s of the band members name check some of heavy metal’s finest – Iced Earth, Death Angel, Deicide,.. Read More
Vicious Rumors - Concussion Protocol (SPV)

Vicious Rumors – Concussion Protocol (SPV)

To say Vicious Rumors are back implies they have been away, which in fact they haven’t. So I’m not saying it. Vicious Rumors have never split up y’see, though for some of those years since their impressive debut back in 1985 it has basically been.. Read More