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Live Burial – Unending Futility (Transcending Obscurity)

It’s nice to see bands grow, when you can remember seeing them as some tiny band in a pub only to witness them be signed to a more major label. It can of course ruin bands making them play to… Continue Reading →

Atarka – Sleeping Giant (S/R)

When I first looked up the band name, I was directed to a Brazilian folk metal band with an affinity for alcohol rather than the quintet from Birmingham. Thankfully their style is far more aggressive and more fun for me… Continue Reading →

Twitch Of The Death Nerve – A Resting Place For The Wrathful (Comatose)

Some bands like to make us wait, Necrophagist springs to mind (come on guys, you’ve never officially split up). For a perhaps more relatable and indeed recent example we can look to Tool with the wait for Fear Inoculum, but… Continue Reading →

Skyryder – Vol 2 (High Roller)

The UK has a great amount of talent in the traditional metal field; we may all have heralded the achievements of the likes of Toledo Steel, Seven Sisters, Amulet, Dark Forest and many others. Skyryder are local (to me!) lads… Continue Reading →

The Medea Project – Sisyphus (S/R)

Their bio says that while they are currently in Nottingham, UK, they hail from the east coast of South Africa, which I have an issue with, as that’s over 2000km worth of coast to figure out where they come from…. Continue Reading →

Video Nasties – Dominion (APF)

I first came across Video Nasties, a 5-piece Liverpool-based band who can be best described as a blackened and grizzly tribute to John Carpenter. By blending the heaviness and harshness of Entombed and Carcass with the cinematic power of Carpenter’s… Continue Reading →

Lychgate – Also Sprach Futura (Debemur Morti)

Assuming this was an album and the follow up to 2018’s 3rd full length ‘The Contagion In Nine Steps’ I got a bit of a surprise on downloading it to discover it was actually a 4 track EP and shorter… Continue Reading →

My Dying Bride – The Ghost Of Orion (Nuclear Blast)

Talk about borne from all manner of hardships. It’s no surprise and well-documented why we have not heard the studio misery of My Dying Bride for 5 years. Firstly, every parent’s worse nightmare struck vocalist Aaron Stainthorpe when his 5-year-old… Continue Reading →

Gorilla – Gorilla / Maximum Riff Overdrive (S/R)

Dear readers, the supposedly “landmark” age of 50 is now well and truly behind me; does that make a difference to how I live my life? Nope, not one jot. However, there are significant times in popular music that are… Continue Reading →

Ritual King – S/T (Ripple Music)

Mancunian Metal anyone? OK, there’s more to Ritual King than mere Metal, but “Mancunian Heavy Psyche Stoner Rock with Retro Doom Metal Moments” isn’t a very punchy, attention-grabbing way to open a review is it? But the broadened description fits… Continue Reading →

Kassad – London Orbital (Hypnotic Dirge)

We last heard from one-man, anonymous, London based black metal entity Kassad with debut album ‘Faces Turn Away’ back in 2017. The project intrigued me then and does so all the more now. London Orbital takes a ring-road around our… Continue Reading →

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