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R.I.P. - Street Reaper (Riding Easy Records)

R.I.P. – Street Reaper (Riding Easy Records)

“It’s early 2017, and time for more doom.” What is that a quote from, I metaphorically hear you ask? Well, it’s the opening line for my January review of R.I.P.’s first album of 2017, in fact their first album, ‘In The Wind.’ Now, without having.. Read More
Witherfall - Nocturnes and Requiems (Century Media)

Witherfall – Nocturnes and Requiems (Century Media)

Witherfall are a relatively new American Metal band but with a fine pedigree. They were conceived by guitarist Jake Dreyer (Iced Earth etc), Vocalist Joseph Michael (Midnight Reign, Omery Rising, ex-White Wizzard, ex-Peppermint Creeps) and drummer Adam Sagan (ex-Circle II Circle, ex-Into Eternity). However, during.. Read More
Battle Dagorath - II: Frozen Light of Eternal Darkness (Avantgarde Music)

Battle Dagorath – II: Frozen Light of Eternal Darkness (Avantgarde Music)

As the title suggests, this album is a sequel. The first part “Dark Dragons of the Cosmos” was well received. The seemingly timeless Vinterriket is half of Battle Dagorath. What we’re led to expect here are distant and dreamlike ominous landscapes. These landscapes are ominously.. Read More
Khazaddum – Plagues Upon Arda (S/R)

Khazaddum – Plagues Upon Arda (S/R)

If it’s not the great old one H.P. Lovecraft then its J.R.R. Tolkien and one has to wonder if the two literary greats would ever have envisaged their impact on the extreme metal world but there is certainly no denying their influence. Some of the.. Read More
Acephalix – Decreation (20 Buck Spin)

Acephalix – Decreation (20 Buck Spin)

US crusty old school death metal connoisseurs Acephalix have left it quite a while to give us their third album which follows on from 2012’s “Deathless Master”, an album I enjoyed quite a lot back then with its bone sawing riffs and jack hammering drums... Read More
Hexx - Wrath of the Reaper (High Roller)

Hexx – Wrath of the Reaper (High Roller)

Hexx made some great albums back in the day, their first two in particular ‘No Escape’ and ‘Under the Spell’ closing that chapter with ‘Quest for Sanity’. Later changing from their power metal roots, they evolved into a harsher death/thrash inspired outfit with a different.. Read More
Soul Remnants – Ouroboros (eOne)

Soul Remnants – Ouroboros (eOne)

I was lucky enough to review “Black and Blood”, Soul Remnants second album a long while ago. It was a total blast and a fine balance between classic old school thrashing death metal and more modern technical DM.  So when this, their third album came.. Read More
Wolves In The Throne Room - Thrice Woven (Artemisia Records)

Wolves In The Throne Room – Thrice Woven (Artemisia Records)

Wolves In The Throne Room were cultivated in 2003, and graced us with their first studio album in the year 2006, namely ‘Diadem of 12 Stars’. This release has subsequently gone on to become a genre defining classic amongst the black metal hordes. Wolves In.. Read More
Black Mare – Death Magick Mother (Magic Bullet)

Black Mare – Death Magick Mother (Magic Bullet)

Ides of Gemini’s Sera Timms takes her musical output from that of the voluminous and co-created to the hypnotic solo dissonance of Black Mare. ‘Death Magick Mother’ is the second album of this project, mixed by Drab Majesty’s Andrew Clinco. Whereas debut album ‘Field of.. Read More
Hands of Thieves - Feasting on Dark Intentions (Hellthrasher Productions)

Hands of Thieves – Feasting on Dark Intentions (Hellthrasher Productions)

Four tracks, ranging from the five and a half minute mark, all the way to over twelve minutes. A logo that’s incredibly illegible, white on black with a noose motif hanging on it. Released on Hellthrasher Productions. Can you imagine what it sounds like yet?.. Read More
Myrkur – Mareidt (Relapse)

Myrkur – Mareidt (Relapse)

Denmark’s Amalie Bruun returns with her solo project, Myrkur, for the follow-up to 2015’s debut album ‘M’. Sophomore effort, ‘Mareidt’ is a different beast entirely when compared with its predecessor. ‘M’ combined the raw, masculine energy of second-wave black metal, with delicate, ethereal femininity, with.. Read More
Argus - From Fields Of Fire (Cruz Del Sur Music)

Argus – From Fields Of Fire (Cruz Del Sur Music)

Having thoroughly enjoyed the Adruini/Balich album from earlier this year I felt happily honour-bound to cover the new release from vocalist Butch Balich’s main band Argus. With a voice as utterly and intrinsically “Metal” as Balich’s, with a band possessing heaviness to match, Argus always.. Read More