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Atriarch – Dead As Truth (Relapse)

Atriarch – Dead As Truth (Relapse)

Once I upgraded my musical reading from Smash Hits to N.M.E, Melody Maker and Sounds I remember well the tag of most miserable band in the world being thrown around a lot. It normally went in the direction of The Smiths, Joy Division and The.. Read More
Demon Eye – Prophecies and Lies  (Soulseller Records)

Demon Eye – Prophecies and Lies (Soulseller Records)

Was it really a whole two years ago that I was sitting down at this very keyboard to review Demon Eye’s last rather good release ‘Tempora Infernalia’, I rhetorically ask? Yep, a quick check through the archives of my laptop and Ave Noctem confirm this,.. Read More
Pigs Blood – ST (Godz Ov War)

Pigs Blood – ST (Godz Ov War)

Well call me Carrie and drench me in Pigs Blood! Well don’t actually, as I have been there. Not the telekinetic, wrecking the school prom side of things but the being coated in foul smelling ichor. Whilst I have been listening to this album said.. Read More
Mavradoxa – Lethean Lament  (Hypnotic Dirge Records)

Mavradoxa – Lethean Lament (Hypnotic Dirge Records)

‘Lethean Lament’ is the second album from New York-based atmospheric black metal duo Mavradoxa, and just like the excellent ‘Reclaim The Darkness’ album from Australian band King last year, it’s a massive slab of nature-obsessed majesty. Surprising and dynamic, Lux (drums, vocals) and Nival (guitars,.. Read More
Prong - Zero Days (SPV)

Prong – Zero Days (SPV)

Prong, the New York City based trio and brainchild of Tommy Victor, undoubtedly one of the most influential musicians of our era. A pioneer in the Industrial Metal and Groove Metal genres, a man with a knack for writing some fantastic riffs and iconic songs.. Read More
Venomous Maximus - No Warning (Shadow Kingdom)

Venomous Maximus – No Warning (Shadow Kingdom)

Texans aren’t generally known for doing things on a small scale so when it comes to generosity with classic sounding riffs we should be able to expect something big from the Lone Star state. Venomous Maximus bring in said generosity with third long player, “No.. Read More
Interview - Bloody Hammers

Interview – Bloody Hammers

They’re creepy and they’re kooky mysterious and spooky. Nope let’s not go down that route even if their world is a little on the strange and horrific side. Bloody Hammers consist of Anders Magna and Devallia who pass their time making dark, gothic doom music,.. Read More
Weaponizer - Lawless Age (20 Buck Spin)

Weaponizer – Lawless Age (20 Buck Spin)

Well, set fire to my hair and call me Rupert, I would have put money on this motley crew being Australian. I mean, everything here positively screams of being from the land down under (where women glow, and men plunder). The “war metal” vibe, the.. Read More
Integrity – Howling, For The Nightmare Shall Consume (Relapse Records)

Integrity – Howling, For The Nightmare Shall Consume (Relapse Records)

Few acts can truly be called pioneers but US act Integrity deserve that accolade for spearheading a movement of hardcore that surpassed the parameters of the genre that flourished during the late 70s and 80s by manipulating the genre into something far more complex yet.. Read More
Discipline – Captives of the Wine Dark Sea (The Laser's Edge)

Discipline – Captives of the Wine Dark Sea (The Laser’s Edge)

I’ll have to ‘fess up, that despite liking to intersperse my metal with a liberal helping of Prog, I’d never heard of Discipline until their new label The Laser’s Edge sent over ‘Captives of the Wine Dark Sea’ for review. This is despite the band.. Read More
Origin - Unparalleled Universe (Agonia Records)

Origin – Unparalleled Universe (Agonia Records)

Origin are now verging on a 20 year history and since their inception in Kansas, USA, they have delivered a brutal and unrelenting brand of death metal which makes everyone sit up and take note. “Unparalleled universe” is Origins 7th Studio album, since their self-titled.. Read More
Pathology – ST (Comatose Music)

Pathology – ST (Comatose Music)

In my usual routine of writing up reviews it encompasses checking out the bands past discography, obviously, but also includes line-up changes, previous album titles – any patterns therein, release rates, album art work style, other bands with the same name which surprisingly is only.. Read More