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Midnight – Rebirth by Blasphemy (Metal Blade)

With over 30 releases and literally hundreds of songs Athenar of Midnight is finally getting some sort of recognition at last. The plug in and play dynamic of the early days has of course expanded to include a live backing… Continue Reading →

Kirk Windstein – Dream In Motion (eOne Music)

Ladies and gents, and any folks who do not identify with those labels, it is a simple fact that Mr Kirk Windstein (no relation to any #metoo misspelling fiddlers and diddlers) is rightfully afforded a near legendary status in the… Continue Reading →

Deadspawn – Pestilence Reborn (S/R)

I do like death metal albums that catapult the listener into a frenzied and demented assault the moment they start, as this US act does exactly that with their debut album following on from two EPs released five years ago… Continue Reading →

Lotus Thief – Oresteia (Prophecy)

When dealing in Avant-garde and Progressive Metal it is of course important to be both of those terms and carve out your own niche therein. With their third release this highly talented American band do just that. Opening your album… Continue Reading →

Haunt – Mind Freeze (Shadow Kingdom)

In 2019 we had a second album (‘If Icarus Could Fly’), an EP ‘(Mosaic Vision’), and a couple of split 7 inch releases (w/Seven Sisters and Fortress respectively). Haunt are on their game and the releases keep coming thick and… Continue Reading →

Vintersea – Illuminated (M-Theory Audio)

Even though this super-talented American band are new to me, this is actually their second release, which I am assured follows on perfectly from their previous album released in 2017. To be fair, there is so much variation and melded… Continue Reading →

Red Death – Sickness Divine (Century Media)

Crossover has not received the same resurgence and regurgitation as its purer cousin despite many of the dayglo thrash revivalists sounding more like D.R.I and S.O.D than Destruction and Kreator. Red Death from Washington D.C. bring it old skool. Sickness… Continue Reading →

Cunts – S/T (Ipecac)

Nothing in rock truly shocks anymore; been there, seen it all over the years. That doesn’t make it any of the less cringeworthy at times though and I must admit when the digital promo for this hit my inbox, I… Continue Reading →

In Human Form – III (I, Voidhanger)

This band from Massachusetts doesn’t conform to stereotypes. An avantgarde front stands with extreme metal and an avowed love of prog-jazz fusion. We don’t lurch from one passage to another as it’s smoother than that, but you have to have… Continue Reading →

Loathfinder / Druj – Aspects Of Oblation (Godz Ov War)

A Polish / US split here I believe. Not that I’m familiar with either band, mind, but let’s have a listen. Poles Loathfinder are first. ‘Soil Of The Starving’ opens up and rages with some ferocious, chaotic death metal howling… Continue Reading →

Iron Age – The Sleeping Eye (20 Buck Spin Records)

I am slightly baffled as to why 20 Buck Spin has decided to pick this up for a reissue from Texan bunch Iron Age when the original release from 2009 is still easily available including the vinyl editions. Added to… Continue Reading →

Beastlurker – Sanguine Elixir Of Psychtropic Divination (Godz Ov War)

Newish US band, two thirds of whom were in Narcotic and this is their firstborn. Black death is the world they inhabit. ‘Caustic Purgatorial Suspension’ has a slow, ominous beginning, all picked notes, martial drums and enveloping vocals/keys. It dies… Continue Reading →

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