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Akercocke – Renaissance In Extremis (Peaceville Records)

Akercocke – Renaissance In Extremis (Peaceville Records)

Akercocke… It’s good to have you back. …what happened? You didn’t write, you didn’t phone… I think it’s fair to say that Akercocke have been one of the most loved, cherished and respected extreme metal bands that this country has produced in the past 2.. Read More
Pagan Altar – The Room Of Shadows (Temple Of Mystery)

Pagan Altar – The Room Of Shadows (Temple Of Mystery)

Having begun life in the late 70’s just as the enormity of the NWOBHM movement was unfolding, Pagan Altar were one of the few British doom bands starting out from that period. Given their interrupted lifespan, album output has been relatively sporadic with most of.. Read More
Subservience – Forest Of The Impaled (Black Bow Records)

Subservience – Forest Of The Impaled (Black Bow Records)

It appears that the best kept death metal secret on the south coast of the UK is called Subservience and has three EPs out plus a split and having listened to the EPs on the band’s bandcamp page it is clear that their learning curve.. Read More
Abhorrent Decimation – The Pardoner (Prosthetic Records)

Abhorrent Decimation – The Pardoner (Prosthetic Records)

There’s been a couple of changes within the line-up of this UK death metal band namely they have a new drummer and lead guitarist Dan Danby and Ross McLennan respectively. If you have seen this band you will know they are excellent live and with.. Read More
The Medea Project – S/T (S/R)

The Medea Project – S/T (S/R)

Not to be confused with the theatrical group for incarcerated women, that’s not to be said that their namesake, The Medea Project as a band, do not show a certain thespian flair. Having been around for some time with many members through their stage doors.. Read More
Kassad – Faces Turn Away (Hypnotic Dirge)

Kassad – Faces Turn Away (Hypnotic Dirge)

At last some proper grown up black metal from the UK. No clown-shoes and corpse paint in evidence here and it’s a welcome relief as I seem to have been hearing too much of that sort of stuff lately. It’s like the old teenagers in.. Read More
LeadRobot – ST (S/R)

LeadRobot – ST (S/R)

Groove Metal four piece LeadRobot from Leeds are rather heavy. With clever use of samples, a massive sound, heavy as hell tone and some thundering work from the rhythm section, the four components of the band really pull no punches with their riffs, as this.. Read More
Prospekt - The Illuminated Sky (Laser's Edge)

Prospekt – The Illuminated Sky (Laser’s Edge)

Formed in Oxford back in 2008, Prospekt are a five piece progressive metal band with a wide range of influences to their sound, most notably titans of the genre in the form of Dream Theater, Symphony X and Circus Maximus. With their debut full length,.. Read More
Formicarius - Black Mass Ritual (Schwarzdorn Productions)

Formicarius – Black Mass Ritual (Schwarzdorn Productions)

Formicarius were first embraced by the Black metal world when they released their initial majestic, dark, symphonic single, namely “lake of the dead”. Since then they have formulated and finalised a full length offering, “Black Mass Ritual”, which is due to be unleashed on the.. Read More
Temple Of Lies - The Serial Killer Suite (Attic Records)

Temple Of Lies – The Serial Killer Suite (Attic Records)

Hot on the heels of 2016’s “From Sands”, Temple Of Lies have wasted no time in taking advantage of the creative juices that have been flowing. Indeed, “The Serial Killer Suite” finds these Leicester lads in quite rude health. I managed to catch them live.. Read More
Shadowflag – The Delusion Machine (S/R)

Shadowflag – The Delusion Machine (S/R)

Gloucestershire based UKBM band Shadowflag are new to me although they have released two independent albums prior to this one and seem to be playing some pretty good shows including the upcoming Carpathian Alliance Festival in The Ukraine and The Blackwood Gathering in The Lake.. Read More
Beggar – Chainscraper (S/R)

Beggar – Chainscraper (S/R)

This lot from the SW of England but now based in London obviously like the EP format as they have been steadily releasing them once a year for the last 4 as well as building up interest with live shows with the likes of Slabdragger,.. Read More