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Mur – Brutalism (LADLO)

From the admirable Les Acteurs de l’Ombre label come the band Mur. This is the band’s second album. It is described as “an album with a hardcore organic atmosphere tinted with rough and dynamic post-black metal”. The opener and evocatively… Continue Reading →

The Lion’s Daughter – Future Cult (Season Of Mist)

A couple of years have gone by since USA blackened sludgers The Lion’s Daughter told us that Existence Is Horror and proved that statement to a certain extent with some rather nasty music, now they are back. My biggest complaint… Continue Reading →

Formalist – No One Will Shine Anymore (Third I Rex)

That’s one attention catching album cover and although I recognised the photo I wasn’t entirely sure about the story behind it and had to go searching. At first I was convinced it was some sort of satanic crime being represented… Continue Reading →

Complete Failure – Cross Burner (Season Of Mist)

If any of you listened to this US bands self-released “The Art Gospel of Aggravated Assault” from 2012 then you know that that release is one of the most violent grindcore albums you heard during that year and even now… Continue Reading →

MRTVI – Negative Atonal Dissonance (Transcending Obscurity)

I’m always a bit suspicious of albums, which claim to be ground-breaking. In this case it’s a “ground-breaking album that defies conventions and bends perceptions. A twisted interpretation of black metal laced with ambient textures and unpredictable experimentation turns the… Continue Reading →

BardSpec – Hydrogen (By Norse)

The name will be familiar to many. It’s Ivar Bjørnson of Enslaved. Inspired by trance-inducing ambiance, he formed his own project BardSpec and, to quote the publicity, “combines stirring, hallucinatory synth-sounds with mercurial guitar effects and hypnotic rhythms that navigate… Continue Reading →

Piss Vortex – Future Cancer (Indisciplinarian)

After reviewing the last offering from Danish grinders Piss Vortex I said I wouldn’t be playing it again in a hurry as it fair did my head in. With a new EP landing in my inbox I did go back… Continue Reading →

The Lion’s Daughter – Existence Is Horror (Season Of Mist)

This poor little cub has been left on our reviews list all alone for some time, unloved with no interest and I felt sorry for it. A few days before release into the wild record shops I thought I best… Continue Reading →

Morbid Evils – In Hate With The Burning World (Svart)

This new outfit is helmed by vocalist Keijo Niinimaa who those in the know may well recognise as being chief mouthpiece of Rotten Sound. If that has you anticipating some grinding harshness and tracks that bomb along in the blink… Continue Reading →

Lord Mantis – Death Mask (Profound Lore)

The last album by Lord Mantis 2012 release ‘Pervertor’ was a rancid, vile seething mass of corrosive guitar work and scathing vocals so as soon as this appeared I was quick to grab it and throw it on my review… Continue Reading →

Twilight – Beneath Trident’s Tomb (Century Media)

Nobody would really have expected that this USBM meeting of minds would have made it to a third album and be signed by Century Media when they released their debut self-titled album back in 2005. It was an album that… Continue Reading →

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