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The Meads Of Asphodel – Running Out Of Time Doing Nothing (Godreah)

First full length album in 6 years and there may actually be a sigh of relief that The Meads are not tackling anything biblical or historical this time around and are just running…. They do seem to go down hugely… Continue Reading →

Xentrix – Bury The Pain (Listenable Records)

23 years since they last released anything, with this being their second reformation since disbanding in ’96, Xentrix are finally back with a new album. After Chris Astley left in 2015, a new vocalist/guitarist Jay Walsh replaced him 2017 and… Continue Reading →

Cubanate – Kolossus (Armalyte Industries)

I’d been listening to <Pig> a few days before this dropped into the review lists so this seemed like a sign; same label and all. “Cubanate?!” I thought, “Are they still going?” Well, no, a return to the machine after… Continue Reading →

Footprints In The Custard – A New Low (S/R)

One of the core concepts in Thrash Metal is how fun it is. Sure, you can be all serious like Slayer, Metallica (pre-1991) and Megadave are, but Anthrax were the band who managed to bring the fun with their infectious… Continue Reading →

Thronehammer – Usurper Of The Oaken Throne (Church Within Records)

You what mate? Doom? Six tracks….. an hour & twenty minutes long? I do the death & thrash stuff don’t I? Well bugger me, this is good. Thronehammer are a trio hailing from the UK and Germany featuring members of… Continue Reading →

Amulet – The Inevitable War (Dissonance)

London’s Amulet return with a new line up and more notable a new singer for their second album release. I caught the new line up nearly a year ago at ‘Frost & Fire London’, this is the first time I… Continue Reading →

Pythia – The Solace Of Ancient Earth (Golden Axe)

There’s no denying it, I’ve heard a lot of Symphonic Metal over many years (it wasn’t even called Symphonic Metal when I first got into it…) and I’m sure I’m not alone in recognizing how some bands from specific countries… Continue Reading →

Blind Haze – Red Light Fever (S/R)

Ladies and gents, let me take you on a short trip back in time to 1977. Whilst some may think of it as the summer of punk, reality is that despite the legacy of that movement, the music didn’t sell… Continue Reading →

Sathamel – Horror Vacui (S/R)

Once more something stirs in what I am now convinced is a remarkable UKBM scene. It seems to be growing particularly strong in Wales and the North or England at the moment and it’s the latter from where black/death outfit… Continue Reading →

Body Harvest – Parasitic Slavery (Comatose Music)

Seeing home grown talent is always pleasing, and by home grown in this case I mean country grown. There seems to be a good swelling of bands coming from the UK’s underground recently, most notably for me would be Raised… Continue Reading →

Asomvel – World Shaker (Heavy Psych Sounds)

Yorkshire’s finest return with a new album and line up. These heavy rock n rollers always manage to tee up some top quality sounds. Their influence is well documented; we won’t go to that place this time around. You know… Continue Reading →

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