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My Silent Wake - Invitation To Imperfection (Opa Loka)

My Silent Wake – Invitation To Imperfection (Opa Loka)

It’s always good to be reminded that my reputation amongst my less musically anal retentive friends for having an encyclopaedic knowledge of metal is not really deserved. Case in point being doom band My Silent Wake, as to the best of my knowledge despite more.. Read More
Alunah – Solennial (Svart)

Alunah – Solennial (Svart)

For over a decade now, Alunah has remained one of the UK’s consistently finest purveyors of superb Doom, albeit having had assorted labels such as the very niche “female fronted occult rock” tag that was beloved of so many reviewers. Regardless of how you choose.. Read More
Arrogant Destruktor / Wrang – Split (Wolfspell Records)

Arrogant Destruktor / Wrang – Split (Wolfspell Records)

Some major damage going on here. The cover shows a bombed out and totally devastated scene that looks like somewhere such as Dresden in WWII. There’s a tank on the back cover and inside a shiny disc with 2 bands causing utmost destruction. One of.. Read More
Solitary - The Diseased Heart Of Society (UKEM)

Solitary – The Diseased Heart Of Society (UKEM)

These old school thrash lords from Preston have been on the UK underground scene since the mid-nineties. Having earned a reputation for delivering uncompromising, undiluted work for this genre, “The Diseased Heart Of Society” represents another important chapter in the band’s history. Living in an.. Read More
Tome Of The Unreplenished - Cosmoprism: The Theurgy - Act I (I, Voidhanger)

Tome Of The Unreplenished – Cosmoprism: The Theurgy – Act I (I, Voidhanger)

Uhm, yeah. Sometimes accepting things blind can be really great, other times, not so much. Originally formed in Cyprus in 2012 as a one-man-band, Hermes has released 2 albums, the first one an instrumental. After relocating to Bath, England he recruited 3 bandmates and they.. Read More
Heathen Deity - Religious Purification Through Fire (S/R)

Heathen Deity – Religious Purification Through Fire (S/R)

Funny you know, but for someone writing for a site that specialises in underground music I don’t get to listen to many Demos. Sad ‘cos I love them. A few even end up being regular spins years later (Atlantean Kodex, Tengger Cavalry, The Devil’s Blood,.. Read More
Code – Lost Signal (Agonia Records)

Code – Lost Signal (Agonia Records)

This six track EP comprises three re-worked pieces from the 2015 album “Mut” and one from each of the Londoners’ first three albums. What’s noticeable about the first track “On Blinding Larks” is its lingering nature. It hangs in the air along the lines of.. Read More
This Is Endless – Inherit The Sin (S/R)

This Is Endless – Inherit The Sin (S/R)

There’s a time to listen to wafty shit, you know the stuff… something symphonic, something with keyboards, windy forest sound effects and probably a warbly singer whining on about whatever issue they’ve taken up on someone else’s behalf that day. Articles on these bands usually.. Read More
Terra – Mors Secunda (Code 666)

Terra – Mors Secunda (Code 666)

Living in Cambridge, I’d given up on the idea there were any decent local metal bands. It may have an international folk festival but it’s a metal desert. Of course there’s Fen, The Infernal Sea, Eastern Front, Black Polaris and various emigrés from Wisbech lurking.. 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
Undead – Redemption (S/R)

Undead – Redemption (S/R)

Taking a look at the artwork and logo of this when I pulled it out the packaging I got an immediate flashback and remembered covering the band on their debut 7” vinyl ‘Blood Enemy’ in 2015. Obviously Undead have a strong image and their music.. Read More
Arcade Messiah – III (Stereohead Records)

Arcade Messiah – III (Stereohead Records)

I’ve been following the progress of John Bassett for a while now, first through a couple of releases from his Hastings-based band King Bathmat, then there was a solo album and now a third album from Arcade Messiah. What is always guaranteed is John puts.. Read More