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Tytan - Justice Served (High Roller Records)

Tytan – Justice Served (High Roller Records)

After witnessing a few live shows since their re-emergence, Tytan are more than your typical NWOBHM band. Their debut album may have come out a couple of years too late to be heralded as a major force in the original NWOBHM movement, but it is.. Read More
Dragonforce – Reaching Into Infinity (EarMusic)

Dragonforce – Reaching Into Infinity (EarMusic)

Dragonforce is one of those bands that you either love or loathe as the band hits us with their seventh album with new drummer Gee Anzalone showing the fans what he can do. Their last album “Maximum Overload” was a decent if unambitious album when.. Read More
Ex People – Bird  (New Heavy Sounds)

Ex People – Bird (New Heavy Sounds)

It’s always good to hear new music, and equally good to hear a band that is a bit different and willing to walk their own path, something that Ex People are happy to do with their first full length release ‘Bird’. The LP starts of.. Read More
Warcrab – Scars Of Aeons (Transcending Obscurity)

Warcrab – Scars Of Aeons (Transcending Obscurity)

I like the simple things, in music as well as in life. Let me explain….. Now in “real life” I’m somewhat of an accomplished barbecue chef. While I enjoy, and get a kick out of doing long, slow cooks like briskets and pork shoulders where.. Read More
Ancient Ascendant – Raise The Torch (Candlelight Records)

Ancient Ascendant – Raise The Torch (Candlelight Records)

Possibly one of the UK’s premier extreme metal acts Ancient Ascendant has been steadily unleashing quality releases for nearly a decade. The bands last album, “Echoes And Cinder” had a slight experimental feathering with beautifully poised acoustic passages blending with outright ferocity. It is now.. Read More
Gurt- Skullossus (When Planets Collide)

Gurt- Skullossus (When Planets Collide)

Gurt are fast gaining a reputation as British underground heavy metal favourites with a loyal following. Coming from the same mould as fellow sludge lords Bong Cauldron and Slabdragger, they also share a stylistic commonality with North American bands like Weedeater and Dopethrone. Theirs is.. Read More
GraVil – No More Forgiveness (S/R)

GraVil – No More Forgiveness (S/R)

I have vague recollections of this lot’s early demos passing through these parts for coverage on an earlier website around 2008-9. Even if not from the music the artwork and name certainly rang a bell but what was said and by who is long gone... Read More
Misanthropic Existence – Death Shall Be Served (S/R)

Misanthropic Existence – Death Shall Be Served (S/R)

Can you ever have too much of a good thing? Well, yes, probably. Especially if you have just purchased or downloaded ‘Death Shall Be Served’, the first full-length album from British black metallers Misanthropic Existence. Coming on like Deicide on steroids, Misanthropic Existence clearly hate.. Read More
Lunatic Hooker - Embracing The Filth (Black Bow)

Lunatic Hooker – Embracing The Filth (Black Bow)

Spawned out of a cocktail of frustration and disillusionment with the music industry, BOSS HM-2 pedals and a mixture of grindcore, southern USA styled Sludge and death metal, London based five piece Lunatic Hooker are certainly an interesting mix, just like their influences and what.. Read More
Wapentake – Murmurations (S/R)

Wapentake – Murmurations (S/R)

Yes it is an odd word and apparently means “(in the UK) a subdivision of certain northern and midland English counties, corresponding to a hundred in other counties.” As far as musical origins are concerned 1st port of call is Hampshire and a now defunct.. Read More
Mythra - Still Burning (High Roller)

Mythra – Still Burning (High Roller)

North East NWOBHM band Mythra’s comeback a couple of years ago with shows at Newcastle’s Brofest and Germany’s Keep It True festival certainly ignited a flame. With an official anthology released recently by Skol Records (others have been released without the bands blessing I might.. Read More
Craven Idol – The Shackles of Mammon (Dark Descent)

Craven Idol – The Shackles of Mammon (Dark Descent)

It’s getting increasingly hard to imagine that 2013’s Towards Eschaton was Craven Idol’s first full-length, and what a debut that was. It wasn’t that the combination of death, black and thrash metal was so original but the way the band hammered it all together into.. Read More