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Black Funeral – Ankou and the Death Fire (Iron Bonehead)

Black Funeral – Ankou and the Death Fire (Iron Bonehead)

With all the hype and focus that has been centred onto USBM in recent years – the breakout of the so-called ‘Cascadian’ scene kickstarted by Weakling & Agalloch, then catapulted into the light by Wolves in the Throne Room, the swirling dungeonic sounds of Xasthur,.. Read More
Chaos Moon – Amissum (Hellthrasher)

Chaos Moon – Amissum (Hellthrasher)

Alex Poole is one busy chap. I’ve only recently reviewed his second Skaphe album and still not entirely recovered from it and now this turns up. He’s also busy with Esoterica, Krieg and Lithotome too so there is no shortage of material from him and.. Read More
Winter of Apokalypse - Winter Of The Apokalypse (Plastik Musik)

Winter of Apokalypse – Winter Of The Apokalypse (Plastik Musik)

Featuring members of Murdergod and Thy Infernal amongst their ranks, ‘Winter Of The Apokalypse’ is the second full length album from this US black metal crew. Having formed in 1997 and gone through various line-up changes, their debut ‘Solitary Winter Night’ came in 2004, so.. Read More
Imperial Triumphant – Abyssal Gods (Code666)

Imperial Triumphant – Abyssal Gods (Code666)

Looking back across the decades of parents, religious groups and self-appointed moral guardians with too much time on their hands during the 60s, 70s and 80s really didn’t know how good they had it. Anyone complaining about the unholy racket bands like the Rolling Stones,.. Read More
Demoncy – Joined In Darkness (Forever Plagued)

Demoncy – Joined In Darkness (Forever Plagued)

A landmark album in the pantheons of USBM and by many regarded as one of the best albums of its type, Demoncy 1999 album Joined In Darkness is up for reappraisal now courtesy of Forever Plagued records. I pretty much missed all their albums first.. Read More
Abazagorath – The Satanic Verses (Eternal Death)

Abazagorath – The Satanic Verses (Eternal Death)

It’s always nice to think that you can still discover bands who have until recently been hidden in the crevices of the underground, interminably waiting, coiled and ready to spit venom into the face of any unsuspecting passer by without so much as a moments.. Read More
Krieg – Transient (Candlelight)

Krieg – Transient (Candlelight)

It’s coming up to two decades since USBM stalwarts Krieg started on a career which has seen some of the harshest black metal ever shat out the bowels of all that is unholy. Their 2002 release ‘Destruction Ritual’ was my first real encounter with them.. Read More
Nachtmystium – The World We Left Behind (Century Media)

Nachtmystium – The World We Left Behind (Century Media)

Congratulations to Blake Judd, the music industry’s biggest troll. After announcing a few months back that Nachtmystium were due to disband and upcoming opus ‘The World We Left Behind’ would be their swansong, music writers the world over were clamouring to write the best send-off.. Read More
Krigsgrav – The Carrion Fields (Naturmacht)

Krigsgrav – The Carrion Fields (Naturmacht)

I’m more partial to a bit of atmospheric folk black metal than the average metal man in the street – but you have to quickly develop a quality filter. I mean, there’s a lot of it about and there are some bands that seem to.. Read More
Chasma – Omega Theorian (Candlelight)

Chasma – Omega Theorian (Candlelight)

I want to go and throw a stick in Portland Oregon and see how many musicians I can knock out. Prolific is the word and those playing black metal are no exception. I could write a big list starting at Agalloch and carry on but.. Read More
Black Anvil – Hail Death (Relapse)

Black Anvil – Hail Death (Relapse)

I must confess from the start, I took on this band Black Anvil for review having never previously heard them, I was intrigued by them, based mainly on an old theory I had drummed into me by one of my most underground black metal obsessed.. Read More
Hellgoat – End Of Man (Boris Records)

Hellgoat – End Of Man (Boris Records)

A couple of 7” records from the ever interesting Boris Records winged their way to us recently. The first of these delivers some good old goat worship just the way we like it courtesy of USBM outfit Hellgoat. The band hail from Atlanta Georgia and.. Read More