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Albums Of The Year 2018

Pete Woods (Editor): Top 20 A wise soul once said that “when the music’s over turn off the lights.” Well it has been far from over in 2018 a year which took off at the gallop and simply hasn’t stopped…. Continue Reading →

The Crown – Cobra Speed Venom (Metal Blade)

They’ve been going for twenty seven years now? How can this be true? Yet, somehow, and improbably, The Crown are back again. Their travails and tribulations have been well covered, but simply put, they’ve seen their band forced into changing… Continue Reading →

The Lurking Fear – Out Of The Voiceless Grave (Century Media)

Ah another band carrying the flag for all things Howard Phillip Lovecraft but this is no normal group even if you have never heard of them before but a bunch of Swedish veterans from the death metal scene. Call them… Continue Reading →

Witchery – In His Majesty’s Infernal Service (Century Media)

I’m not going to lie, there are times when being a reviewer has all of the perks. I’m a huge Witchery fan, so when this clattered into my…erm…inbox, I was very excited! With the exception of the frankly mediocre “Witchkrieg”,… Continue Reading →

Bombs Of Hades – Death Mask Replica (War Anthem Records)

Fourth album from this bunch of death purveyors from Sweden who offer a different twist to what you would normally expect from the worlds death metal hub by injecting punk and crust elements that make their songs urgent and a… Continue Reading →

The Crown – Death Is Not Dead (Century Media)

The history of The Crown is a bit complicated. Suffice to say the Swedish death/thrash band have had their share of line up changes and split up in 2004 when original (and best) vocalist Johan Lindstrand buggered off to form… Continue Reading →

Fragments Of Unbecoming – ‘The Art of Coming Apart’ (Cyclone Empire)

These German fellows have been around since 2000, rather surprisingly. I say surprisingly because although the name rings a tiny bell somewhere in my head, ‘The Art of Coming Apart’ is my first actual encounter with the band. To herald… Continue Reading →

Fetus Stench – Stillbirth (Abyss Records)

I have to admit, I have been waiting for this album to be released ever since finding this band through their demo and internet coverage on a social media website. Fetus Stench play death metal and this is hard, heavy… Continue Reading →

Bombs of Hades – The Serpents Redemption (Pulverized Records)

Starting originally as a crust punk band, Swedish Death metal bruisers Bombs of Hades have ‘The Serpents Redemption’, their second full length effort after a few split releases ready for your entertainment. The band features Jonas Stalhammer, whom is notable… Continue Reading →

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