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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
Necrodeath – The Age Of Dead Christ (Scarlet / Terror From Hell)

Necrodeath – The Age Of Dead Christ (Scarlet / Terror From Hell)

Although Necrodeath have been going since 1985 it was after they took a ten year break that I originally discovered them through their comeback album Mater Of All Evil. It was hardly surprising our paths would cross due to the fact that vocalist Flegias was.. Read More
Crisix - Against the Odds (Listenable Records)

Crisix – Against the Odds (Listenable Records)

It’s been two years since their last release and the Spanish quintet CrisiX are now on their fourth album and have maintained the same line-up for the last three. Their highly energetic brand of thrash is fast and bouncy and I’m certain would quickly get.. Read More
Iron Reagan / Gatecreeper - Split (Relapse Records)

Iron Reagan / Gatecreeper – Split (Relapse Records)

I think I must have been quick off the blocks to get a hold of this from Thee Ed, as I know that both Iron Reagan and Gatecreeper are some of the most hotly regarded bands of the last couple of years, and this short.. Read More
Voidhanger – Dark Days of the Soul (Agonia Records)

Voidhanger – Dark Days of the Soul (Agonia Records)

I don’t know why it is that Polish death metal vocalists have the raucous tone of people who have indulged in large quantities of vodka and spent their time in smoke-filled rooms, but Voidhanger’s Warcrimer is the archetype of the breed. That’s just the vocals... Read More
Ektomorf - Fury (AFM)

Ektomorf – Fury (AFM)

While having formed 25 years ago, I’m only familiar with Ektomorf’s last 15 years of work and must admit that it has been rather consistent and I doubt those early observations shall be going away any time soon. But hey-ho, if you find a formula.. Read More
Kill Ritual – All Men Shall Fall (Dissonance)

Kill Ritual – All Men Shall Fall (Dissonance)

This US band formed in 2010 by ex-members of Dark Angel and Eldritch, now with a different line up, we get to their latest release ‘All Men Shall Fall’. I realised I have actually seen these live, they supported Raven recently throughout Europe, although I.. Read More
Dr. Living Dead!, Comaniac - London  Underworld 1/2/18

Dr. Living Dead!, Comaniac – London Underworld 1/2/18

I was hoping to catch Rezet or at least the tail end of their set, but they were done by ten to eight with Comaniac already setting up and ready to go by five past, which they didn’t do, rather opting to wait until their.. Read More
Machine Head - Catharsis (Nuclear Blast)

Machine Head – Catharsis (Nuclear Blast)

It was suggested to give this album a couple listens before weighing in with my review. The first song is starting for a second time as I pen this intro because after an hour and a quarter of listening to it the first time, I.. Read More
Ultimate Darkness Zine Anthology 1995-2017 (Cult Never Dies)

Ultimate Darkness Zine Anthology 1995-2017 (Cult Never Dies)

If you have a fascination for old metal fanzines this will certainly hit the spot. It’s an absolutely packed read which although only 228 pages, which might not sound a lot, is so densely crammed with information and interviews (in 3 columns per page with.. Read More
Evil Warriors – Fall From Reality (War Anthem Records)

Evil Warriors – Fall From Reality (War Anthem Records)

My expectation for an intro piece to this second album by this German black metal act was unfounded as a penetrating riff initiates the assault that possesses a distorted slant on the title track opener. The riff break is colossal and underpins what this album.. Read More
Nuckin' Futs – Abyss (Blood Fire Death)

Nuckin’ Futs – Abyss (Blood Fire Death)

Catalonia is a hotbed of social unrest at the moment. Feelings of oppression, loss of cultural identity, wanting to go their own way… It’s the perfect foil for some good old fashioned thrash metal! Nuckin’ Futs, a five piece from the troubled region have seized.. Read More