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Serum Dreg – Lustful Vengeance (Invictus Productions)

Serum Dreg – Lustful Vengeance (Invictus Productions)

Serum Dreg sounds like an anagram to me. I can see murder and greed in there. The reality is that this debut from the US black metallers concentrates on the worship of sex, hedonism and ritualistic chaos. The fact that you can buy this album.. Read More
Skan - Death Crown (Van Records)

Skan – Death Crown (Van Records)

‘Death Crown’ opens up with an eerie intro, knocks, and screeches a plenty, which all builds to an anticipatory feeling that surrounds the release from this American blackened death crew. Skan then launch into the album proper, and deliver us to their hellish blackened world.. Read More
Dee Calhoun – Go To The Devil  (Argonauta Records)

Dee Calhoun – Go To The Devil (Argonauta Records)

Perhaps best known as the voice of Iron Man, a stalwart of the underground world of Doom that has now finished with the far too early death of founder Alfred Morris III, Dee Calhoun proves that he is in no way a man just content.. Read More
Earthless – Black Heaven  (Nuclear Blast)

Earthless – Black Heaven (Nuclear Blast)

Do you have any Earthless in your life? If the answer to that question is a resounding “no”, it’s time for you to remedy that immediately, and before you go searching for the back catalogue this San Diego three piece has accumulated in their years.. Read More

Octopus – Supernatural Alliance (Rise Above)

In the words of founding member J Frezzato (formerly of Electric Six), Octopus is an underground, psychedelic rock beast which ‘just is’ for lack of a better and more accurate description. It doesn’t ‘conform’ to the millions of sub-genres, nor the widely accepted approaches many.. Read More
Sentient Horror – The Crypts Below (Testimony Records)

Sentient Horror – The Crypts Below (Testimony Records)

Back in 2016 I was lucky enough to get the debut Sentient Horror album “Ungodly Forms” through to review…..and I won’t lie, it made me chub up a bit. The ludicrously good, old school Swedish DM vibe….. expertly replicated by these oiks from New Jersey.. Read More
The Sword - Used Future (Razor & Tie)

The Sword – Used Future (Razor & Tie)

The Sword from Austin, Texas, have been active since 2003. So far, they have produced five studio albums and supported bands like Metallica and Lamb of God on tour. When they started out they played doom metal. However, their sound has changed over the years,.. Read More
Of Feather And Bone – Bestial Hymns Of Perversion (Profound Lore)

Of Feather And Bone – Bestial Hymns Of Perversion (Profound Lore)

What makes Death Metal true? Probably in some respects an old school flare, bands such as Obituary, Autopsy and Cannibal Corpse. Delve deeper however and you find the likes of Infester, Incantation and Rottrevore, hailing these bands are a new breed of disgusting, pestilent artists... Read More
Veiled – Black Celestial Orbs (Iron Bonehead)

Veiled – Black Celestial Orbs (Iron Bonehead)

Black Metal has so many forms, and to be honest to state that you don’t like the genre would be painfully wrong. I have been lucky enough to be able to gain enjoyment from almost all areas of the genre, from its most raw creations.. Read More
Iron Reagan / Gatecreeper - Split (Relapse Records)

Iron Reagan / Gatecreeper – Split (Relapse Records)

I think I must have been quick off the blocks to get a hold of this from Thee Ed, as I know that both Iron Reagan and Gatecreeper are some of the most hotly regarded bands of the last couple of years, and this short.. Read More
Ilsa – Corpse Fortress (Relapse)

Ilsa – Corpse Fortress (Relapse)

Washington D.C five-piece Ilsa are well versed in the art of doom-death, having cut their teeth on splits with the likes of Hooded Menace, Coffins and Seven Sisters of Sleep. However, the defining characteristics of the band’s previous albums are the overtones of crust punk.. Read More
Oceans Of Slumber - The Banished Heart (Century Media)

Oceans Of Slumber – The Banished Heart (Century Media)

Pretty much exactly 2 years and 2 days since the release of their second album, Houston based Oceans Of Slumber have worked hard to get their third album completed, persevering through internal and family struggles to get it all done. The piano isn’t just used.. Read More