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New Years Day – Unbreakable (Century Media)

New Years day were formed back in 2005, and are an all American rock band from Anaheim, California. They have returned some 4 years after their last release, ‘Malevolence’, with their new inception, ‘Unbreakable’. I started off trying to dissect… Continue Reading →

Pig’s Blood – A Flock Slaughtered (Godz Ov War)

This filthy lot are the biggest misusers of porcine ichor since John Travolta ruined a certain young ladies High School prom over four decades ago. Their debut self-titled album released back in 2017 created a rank stench and a filthy… Continue Reading →

Embludgeonment – Barn Burner (Comatose)

Recently me and my partner had an all out weekend of gigs comprising of Rap, Noise, Powerviolence, Ska, Punk and so forth, needless to say it was pretty varied. Now they say variety is the spice of life but here… Continue Reading →

Fatal Curse – Breaking The Trance (Shadow Kingdom)

What a weird coincidence…or is it? Given this album to review I stuck it in the media player on my computer and having ‘found the info’ on the internet, the player entered the album info automatically…with a release date of… Continue Reading →

Allegaeon – Apoptosis (Metal Blade Records)

Wow! This is a very rare occurrence for me. I don’t recall the last time I wrote a review while listening to an album for the first time. Usually it takes a couple takes for me to find the mood… Continue Reading →

L’Acéphale – S/T (Eisenwald)

A 74 minute album takes dedication not just to make but for the listener to consume as well. When you think about it is the equivalent of a 3 hour movie and a lot to take in. Musically you would… Continue Reading →

Sabbath Assembly – A Letter Of Red (Svart)

A decade old and with a wealth of ideas soaking into their world both musically and thematically Sabbath Assembly have grown into one of the more interesting bands around and every new release has something different about it. They started… Continue Reading →

Troll – Legend Master (Shadow Kingdom)

I was really impressed with Portland’s debut EP which eventually got released physically in this same label. Now with this next one, Troll have upped their game and entered the elite club of post civilisation doom. They have had many… Continue Reading →

Magic Circle – Departed Souls (20 Buck Spin)

I’ve said it before, and I’ve no doubt that I’ll say it again at some point in the future, but one of the pleasures of this reviewing malarkey is to discover new bands, and for that matter have potential preconceptions… Continue Reading →

Whitechapel – The Valley (Based On True Events) (Metal Blade Records)

I was surprised to see that it has been three years since this US deathcore outfits last album, “Mark Of The Blade”, an album I particularly enjoyed due to its evolution into realms not touched on prior albums, such as… Continue Reading →

Seax – Fallout Rituals (Shadow Kingdom)

This is speed metal from Boston, Seax are a band I have heralded from the beginning, this is their latest and fourth release to date. Having dabbled into pure speed metal on their last outing, they are definitely full on,… Continue Reading →

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