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Deathwhite – For A Black Tomorrow (Season Of Mist)

Deathwhite – For A Black Tomorrow (Season Of Mist)

Last year, French record label Season Of Mist managed to impress me with some fantastic releases, including the outstanding “Radiation” album by Impure Wilhelmina, which ended up on top of my “best of 2017” list. This year, it’s starting well again with Erdve and now.. Read More
Infernal Legion – Under The Cloven Hoof (Moribund)

Infernal Legion – Under The Cloven Hoof (Moribund)

Satanism and Death Metal have always gone hand in hand. Perhaps it’s the symbolism of the repugnant bowels of the underworld, or maybe it’s the imagery of eternal suffering and torture, either way the symbolic notion of damnation has always been appealing to the Metal.. Read More
Eigenlicht – Self-Annihilating Consciousness (I, Voidhanger)

Eigenlicht – Self-Annihilating Consciousness (I, Voidhanger)

It’s far too simplistic to label such a rich, complex and emotionally driven album as this from the outset with a tag or casually applied subgenre label. So it might be better to sidestep any analysis of purpose at this stage by kicking off this.. Read More
Cruthu – The Angle Of Eternity (Church Within)

Cruthu – The Angle Of Eternity (Church Within)

Here’s one of those rarities in reviewing for an underground site, a band I’ve actually heard of, heard, and have music from. That may sound weird, but exploring the unknown and bringing it towards, if not into, the light is how we roll at Ave.. Read More
Kill Ritual – All Men Shall Fall (Dissonance)

Kill Ritual – All Men Shall Fall (Dissonance)

This US band formed in 2010 by ex-members of Dark Angel and Eldritch, now with a different line up, we get to their latest release ‘All Men Shall Fall’. I realised I have actually seen these live, they supported Raven recently throughout Europe, although I.. Read More
Apostle Of Solitude – From Gold To Ash (Cruz del Sur)

Apostle Of Solitude – From Gold To Ash (Cruz del Sur)

When a band is called Apostle Of Solitude, only one conclusion can be drawn: this must be doom metal. “From Gold To Ash” is the fourth full-length album of the American band and essentially an archetype of traditional doom. From the first tones to the.. Read More
Visigoth - Conqueror's Oath (Metal Blade)

Visigoth – Conqueror’s Oath (Metal Blade)

I’ll clear one thing up straight away, Visigoth aren’t Goth in any way. I was once misled in a similar way by Belgian Metallers Ostrogoth, who also aren’t Goth-like…but they do have a little in common with Visigoth ironically. Not that I wanted either of.. Read More
Insect Ark - Marrow Hymns (Profound Lore Records)

Insect Ark – Marrow Hymns (Profound Lore Records)

The cover of Insect Ark’s new album Marrow Hymns features a phoenix, the mythical bird that is cyclically reborn. It is not a victorious image, not one that usually comes to mind when the phrase “to rise from the ashes like a phoenix“  is used... Read More
Rotting Kingdom – S/T (Godz Ov War)

Rotting Kingdom – S/T (Godz Ov War)

A bit of a quicky for y’all with this one, a three track EP from Kentucky’s Rotting Kingdom. Actually, I say “quicky”, but with the shortest of these tracks being six minutes long, and the other two weighing in at eight and nine minutes-ish respectively,.. Read More
Windhand / Satan's Satyrs – Split (Relapse Records)

Windhand / Satan’s Satyrs – Split (Relapse Records)

In 2017 I was fortunate enough to see Windhand and Satan’s Satyrs play a rather excellent show at The Audio, Glasgow, where each act was clearly at the top of their game, opener’s Satan’s Satyrs being imbued with a new energy and fire as a.. Read More
The Atlas Moth – Coma Noir (Prosthetic Records)

The Atlas Moth – Coma Noir (Prosthetic Records)

The Atlas Moth. I had heard of the band before, but somehow, I’ve managed to fully ignore their music so far, even though the band is making the type of music that usually sparks my interest. Hailing from Chicago in the USA, The Atlas Moth.. Read More
Machine Head - Catharsis (Nuclear Blast)

Machine Head – Catharsis (Nuclear Blast)

It was suggested to give this album a couple listens before weighing in with my review. The first song is starting for a second time as I pen this intro because after an hour and a quarter of listening to it the first time, I.. Read More