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Bones – Diseased (Transcending Obscurity Records)

Back in 2013 I reviewed Bones’ second album, the more than appropriately titled “Sons Of Sleaze” and  proclaimed it “the rawest slice of punked up crusty death metal I‘ve heard this year”. Well it gives me a warm fuzzy feeling… Continue Reading →

The Black Moriah – Road Agents Of The Blast Furnace (Folter Records)

Biblical mountains and an album title that sounds straight out of a Mad Max or generic knock off Italian post-apocalyptic film. I have sat here trying to make sense of The Black Moriah for a little while now. They describe… Continue Reading →

Usurper – Lords of the Permafrost (Soulseller Records)

From the mist-covered eerie at the top of Castle Ave Noctum, Thee Editor sends trained bats bearing lists of albums to be reviewed down to the homes of the loyal staff. Now, being a cove of advanced age, most of… Continue Reading →

Weaponizer – Lawless Age (20 Buck Spin)

Well, set fire to my hair and call me Rupert, I would have put money on this motley crew being Australian. I mean, everything here positively screams of being from the land down under (where women glow, and men plunder)…. Continue Reading →

Endarker – Among the Shadows (Ihate)

Those plucky chaps over at the splendid Ihate Records camp have been raiding the archives again, this time bringing us the complete collection of music put out by the band Endarker. “Who are they?” you may well ask. A fair… Continue Reading →

Bones – Sons Of Sleaze (Planet Metal)

These days a lot of what passes for metal is gutless (and nutless), processed, over produced bollocks. God forbid we should hear the drummer getting tired and making the odd mistake, nah we want it super perfect so we trigger… Continue Reading →

Scythe – Subterranean Steel (Primitive Reaction)

Few bands exemplified heavy metal like Usurper. With their no nonsense, full bore approach to their calling, they were like a Manowar that you didn’t feel ashamed to enjoy and it was a sad time when they decided to call… Continue Reading →

Scythe – Beware The Scythe (Primitive Reaction)

Formed from the ashes of Chicago based thrash bruisers Usurper, Rick Scythe has a new project simply called Scythe, a no nonsense heavy metal band that more or less continues where Usurper finished off. There are no frills here, its… Continue Reading →

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