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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… Continue Reading →

Interview – The Black Dahlia Murder

This is the last of several which was originally done for a printed publication. Due to production problems it never saw the light of day so is being published here for your enjoyment. Trevor Strnad, vocalist of melodic death metal… Continue Reading →

The Black Dahlia Murder – Nightbringers (Metal Blade)

The Black Dahlia Murder are a 5 piece from Detroit, Michigan and derive their name from the infamous, unsolved murder of Hollywood waitress Elizabeth Short, who was found murdered in a park in Los Angeles in January of 1947. The… Continue Reading →

Voice of Ruin – Purge and Purify (Tenacity Music)

Start off by screaming “Disgust” and go belting off with some punchy thrash-groove metal, and you’ve got an idea of this. It’s got all the growly bits and aggression but thanks to the melody and fluidity it’s quite jolly actually…. Continue Reading →

Oracles – Miserycorde (Deadlight Entertainment)

A debut album from a new unheard of band? Well not exactly and if I tell you that this group have amidst their members a certain Sven de Caluwé I am sure a franc is dropping. It’s far from all… Continue Reading →

Necromancing The Stone – Jewel of The Vile (Metal Blade)

I must start this review with a quick confession. I have lived and breathed metal music since the age of about 10, it has been a huge part of my life. But over the last few years I have had… Continue Reading →

Evil Reborn – Throne Of Insanity (Satanath Records)

So here we have the debut LP from a South American death metal crew, released on a Russian label and being blasted out here in sunny Colchester. Talk about diversity in action! Evil Reborn is a Venezuelan band that formed… Continue Reading →

Henriette B – Tales of Reality (S/R)

This thirty three minute, six track blast comes from Switzerland’s Henriette B, whose metalcore melodeath is accredited as bridging the gap between In Flames and The Black Dahlia Murder. After an introduction suggesting epic intent, the EP gets underway with… Continue Reading →

The Black Dahlia Murder, Benighted, Ingested Manchester, Sound Control 21/1/16

The conscious decision to catch this tour in Manchester rather than Leeds was partly down to the inclusion of Ingested on the bill but also because I don’t particularly like the venue that this was to play in Leeds. A… Continue Reading →

The Iron Son – Enemy (Pvre Evil Records)

The Iron Son is a new project from ex Bleeding Through, Throwdown and Eighteen Visions vocalist Brandan Schieppati. Debut album ‘Enemy’ was released through his own label ‘Pvre Evil’ on December 1st. I picked up this review based on the… Continue Reading →

The Black Dahlia Murder – Abysmal (Metal Blade)

This US hyper speed technical death metal outfit seems to divide the death metal fraternity when it comes to whether they are death metal or not as in the past I have seen the band labelled as metalcore which is… Continue Reading →

Resistance – The Seeds Within (Pavement)

Formed in 2004 as a metal influenced hardcore band, the Belgians of Resistance have gradually morphed their music from that genre to more of an extreme metal realm. Five albums in now, ‘The Seeds Within’ is described by the band’s… Continue Reading →

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