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Interview – Morass of Molasses

If you’ve been a regular visitor to Ave Noctum, you may well have seen that Morass of Molasses featured on the best of 2019 list for several contributors thanks to their excellent ‘The Ties That Bind’.  Front man, and in… Continue Reading →

Wolvencrown – Of Bark And Ash (Avantgarde)

This one fell out into that shadow world of mid to late December but even having finally made their acquaintance in 2019 I wasn’t about to let Wolvencrown’s debut slip by uncommented. UKBM has so much to offer at the… Continue Reading →

Horrified – Sentinel (Testimony Records)

Although British, Horrified wasn’t a name known to me either through recordings or live appearance. I discovered that “Sentinel” is their second EP to go with three full albums in their seven years of existence. Complex riffage with a certain… Continue Reading →

Cybernetic Witch Cult – Absurdum Ad Nauseam (Independent)

This Cornish psychedelic stoner band have been active for a while now, this album represents their fourth full length effort. Compared to their first couple of releases, the tempo has gone down and the heaviness has increased. Rather than your… Continue Reading →

The River – Vessels Into White Tides (Nine Records)

Way back at the turn of the century, I was handed a two-track demo of gloomy, mellow doom metal by an enthusiastic chap introducing himself as Chris. I recently found this CD amongst many others in my garage, and after… Continue Reading →

Undead – Existential Horror (Godz Ov War)

There’s no shortage of Undead bands in the metal graveyard, its an obvious name and there’s no less than 14 bunches of ghouls using the moniker according to Metal Archives. This is an international group whose members are largely made… Continue Reading →

Fen – The Dead Light (Prophecy Productions)

Maintaining a level of prolificity that never feels rushed, Fen are named for the low-lying agricultural marshlands of East Anglia from whence they originally came and subsequently draw influence for their unique brand of progressive post-black metal. Forming in 2006… Continue Reading →

Aggressive Perfector – Havoc at the Midnight Hour (Dying Victims)

‘Satan’s Heavy Metal’ was a raw demo released some 3 years ago, I have witnessed the band live on numerous occasions and I must say, this debut album release is a slap in the face surprise. The raw energy remains,… Continue Reading →

Strigoi – Abandon All Faith (Nuclear Blast)

Not content with being an original member and driving force behind both bona-fide legendary acts Paradise Lost and newer-but-no-less-impressive Vallenfyre, Gregor Mackintosh returns with his post-Vallenfyre outfit, Strigoi. Accompanying him here is the fellow Vallen-fellow, Chris Casket (currently also of… Continue Reading →

The Deathtrip – Demon Solar Temple (Svart)

Life for me right now is great and of the many aspects that are so great one would be my recent indulgence with the occult. I’ve always been fascinated by ancient religions and occult teachings. I mean if you’re into… Continue Reading →

Salem UK – Win, Lose Or Draw (Dissonance Productions)

Technically the band was formed in 1979 but split in 1983 and reformed in 2008 with a couple of original members. I dunno, maybe it’s my age but I kind of like knowing the fire still burns in older rockers…. Continue Reading →

PIST – Hailz (APF Records)

“I finally feel like we’ve made a record we can all be proud of.” These are the words of Dave Rowlands, vocalist for the Bury based filthy four piece PIST, a band who I have spoken about on the pages… Continue Reading →

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