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Heir Apparent – The View From Below (No Remorse)

Heir Apparent – The View From Below (No Remorse)

It’s been 29 years since their last album ‘One Small Voice’, that album in itself was a complete contrast to the near perfect debut of ‘Graceful Inheritance’ released in 1986, a whole two years before another band made a massive statement with ‘Operation Mindcrime’. Coincidentally,.. Read More
High On Fire -  Electric Messiah (eOne)

High On Fire – Electric Messiah (eOne)

To release one monster of an album in 2018 is no mean feat.  To do so with the wait of expectation from a rabid fanbase weighing like a concrete albatross is truly magnificent. For Matt Pike to follow up Sleeps’ “The Sciences” with a new High.. Read More
Deadbird - III: The Forest Within the Tree (20 Buck Spin)

Deadbird – III: The Forest Within the Tree (20 Buck Spin)

All that I have read, seen and heard recently about the American South has been synonymous with weird, backward ideas (to put it politely). It looks like the majority of the people there is trying very hard to undo some of the achievements of civilization... Read More
Helsott – Gods And Slaves (M Theory)

Helsott – Gods And Slaves (M Theory)

With a name meaning ‘Fatal Illness’ one would make the assumption that Helsott were a German clan or at least with their brand of pagan metal a group hailing from somewhere Viking and Scandinavian. Hold on though, it appears these brigands are actually from California,.. Read More
All Them Witches – ATW  (New West Records)

All Them Witches – ATW (New West Records)

If like me, you were only vaguely aware of All Them Witches, it would be fair to expect them to be an out and out doom band from their name alone, fitting in so well as they would with such sorceress based acts as Witchsorrow,.. Read More
Solium Fatalis - Genetically Engineered to Enslave (Wicked Music Records)

Solium Fatalis – Genetically Engineered to Enslave (Wicked Music Records)

This is the fourth album by this American quartet hailing from New Hampshire, and no, I hadn’t heard of them before the CD landed on my desk either. After a couple of rapid drum rolls by Jeff Saltzman, “Threshold” has Jim Gregory and Ryan Beevers.. Read More
Terrorizer – Caustic Attack (The End)

Terrorizer – Caustic Attack (The End)

When the status of legendary is bestowed upon a band there are all manner of complications. Although this undying crown brings popularity and bravado it also brings expectation and critique. Many a band has released a stand out testament to music that shakes foundations and.. Read More
Gnosis – The Offering of Seven (Terror From Hell)

Gnosis – The Offering of Seven (Terror From Hell)

There’s something debauched and carefree about Gnosis new slab The Offering of Seven. This is tightly-delivered, doom-laden death metal with a charred, blackened edge but Gnosis is also undeniably, well, fun. Is it the Hellenic hues of the blackened sound, despite this enigmatic band hailing.. Read More
Revocation - The Outer Ones (Metal Blade)

Revocation – The Outer Ones (Metal Blade)

Boston’s Technical Death/Thrash Metal titans Revocation are back again and adding their latest effort into what has been a packed 2018 in terms of album releases, both released and upcoming. Whilst people have been heaping praise on bands like Behemoth and Anaal Nathrakh, something far.. Read More
Horrendous – Idol (Season Of Mist)

Horrendous – Idol (Season Of Mist)

My love of Prog Rock has doubled over the past few weeks, upon researching Caravan tour dates it suddenly dawned upon me that if I don’t seize the opportunity to watch these legends of old now I may never get the chance. This has since.. Read More
Interview - Yob

Interview – Yob

Instantly recognisable as one of the seminal bands in modern doom metal, Yob are an unrelenting powerhouse of crushing riffs and meditative atmospheres. However, the trio was almost brought to its knees in January 2017, when inimitable frontman Mike Scheidt was hospitalised following a severe.. Read More
Pig Destroyer – Head Cage (Relapse Records)

Pig Destroyer – Head Cage (Relapse Records)

If you discount the 2013 EP “Mass & Volume” which was released as a fundraiser for a member of the Relapse Records team who had passed away and was written and recorded during the final day of the “Phantom Limb” recording sessions things have been.. Read More