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Abstracter – Cinereous Incarnate (I, Voidhanger Records)

Abstracter – Cinereous Incarnate (I, Voidhanger Records)

Secreting from the US this colossally oppressive extreme metal act suffocates the planet with their third auditory excretion that equates to asphyxiation submerged within a vat of corrosive bitumen the moment the album starts with “Nether”. Whilst my superlative ridden opening garland hints at a.. Read More
The Body & Uniform – Mental Wounds Not Healing (Sacred Bones)

The Body & Uniform – Mental Wounds Not Healing (Sacred Bones)

It’s been less than a month since the release of The Body’s ‘I Have Fought Against It, But I Can’t Any Longer’ and the Rhode Island duo are back again, this time for a collaborative release with electro punk pairing Uniform. Considering the abrasive nature.. Read More
Lizzy Borden – My Midnight Things (Metal Blade)

Lizzy Borden – My Midnight Things (Metal Blade)

Founded 35 years ago, Lizzy Borden has been around since the early days of hair metal. The band named after the notorious lady who used to wield an axe with deadly precision was mostly successful in the 1980s. However, like so many bands from those.. Read More
Interview - Wolves In The Throne Room

Interview – Wolves In The Throne Room

This interview is one of several which was originally done for a printed publication. Due to production problems it never saw the light of day so is being published here along with several others over the coming week or so. “If you listen to black.. Read More
Yob – Our Raw Heart (Relapse)

Yob – Our Raw Heart (Relapse)

Early last year Yob’s Mike Scheidt was hospitalised for a lengthy period, following an attack of diverticulitis – a condition that affects the large intestine. Mike was left fighting for his life and the future of Yob suddenly became incredibly uncertain. Thankfully, the inimitable frontman.. Read More
Interview - The Atlas Moth

Interview – The Atlas Moth

This interview is one of several which was originally done for a printed publication. Due to production problems it never saw the light of day so is being published here along with several others over the coming week or so. The tides of change are.. Read More
Interview - Ruby The Hatchet

Interview – Ruby The Hatchet

This interview is one of several which was originally done for a printed publication. Due to production problems it never saw the light of day so is being published here along with several others over the coming week or so. “We picked a hell of.. Read More
Madball – For The Cause (Nuclear Blast)

Madball – For The Cause (Nuclear Blast)

Back in the late eighties when Agnostic Front’s Roger Miret first let his 12 year old brother Freddy Cricien jump on stage and take the mic no one could have thought that “Madball” Freddy and his pals would still be recording Hardcore and would become.. Read More
Hoth – Astral Necromancy (Epicurus Records)

Hoth – Astral Necromancy (Epicurus Records)

I must confess I am a man of extremes and when it comes to music I always have been, from my teenage years and the race to find the heaviest band on earth to my later adoration for Brutal Death Metal. This search for extremity.. Read More
Ripped To Shreds - Mai-Zang (Necrolatory)

Ripped To Shreds – Mai-Zang (Necrolatory)

Ripped To Shreds is the one-man death metal project of Andrew Lee, based out of the legendary Bay Area of California. Influenced heavily by SweDeath style metal, grindcore and thrash, “埋葬”(pronounced Mai-Zang, translated to Burial in English) is a hard hitting, uncompromising release which draws.. Read More
UADA - Cult of a Dying Sun (Eisenwald)

UADA – Cult of a Dying Sun (Eisenwald)

The black metal genre is well and truly saturated with an endless stream of demos and albums appearing on a daily basis. This is great news for fans of the genre but it also means that there is a lot of very mediocre material to.. Read More
Old Man Wizard – Blame It All On Sorcery (S/R)

Old Man Wizard – Blame It All On Sorcery (S/R)

Old Man Wizard; well doesn’t that name conjure a few images? I expected a battering of down tuned guitars, sludge laden riffs, and a fog of THC fumes to come rolling out of the speakers, and indeed for the first few chords, that sounded like.. Read More