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Inter Arma – Garbers Days Revisited (Relapse)

2020, the year of both pandemic and the metal cover album. Seven months in and we’ve already seen grunge cover albums from both Thou and MANTAR, now comes something a little more unconventional from Virginia’s most devastatingly heavy amalgamation of… Continue Reading →

Devastator – Baptised In Blasphemy (Clobber Records)

The band that time forgot is a phrase that could be levied against UK black thrashers Devasator whose band name I thought might have had an umlaut on one of the letter a’s (if you don’t know what I mean… Continue Reading →

Skeleton – Skeleton (20 Buck Spin)

I call myself a Metalhead because I think that probably best suits my musical taste, I mean don’t get me wrong I listen to some weird stuff. One minute I’m listening to Manowar the next Eurovision songs (I probably just… Continue Reading →

Abhomine – Proselyte Parasite Plague (Osmose Productions)

My last few reviews for this month comprised a trio of deadly, hostile and wholly rabid releases where multiple sonic stab wounds were inflicted during the listening experience. Beginning with US abomination Abhomine, headed up by Pete Helmkamp whose auditory… Continue Reading →

Reaper – Unholy Nordic Noise (Iron Bonehead)

So, if there was to be a prize this year for the album title that most accurately described the music therein, it would be “Unholy Nordic Noise”. I like to think that the Swedish crew have just time-travelled in from… Continue Reading →

Midnight – Rebirth by Blasphemy (Metal Blade)

With over 30 releases and literally hundreds of songs Athenar of Midnight is finally getting some sort of recognition at last. The plug in and play dynamic of the early days has of course expanded to include a live backing… Continue Reading →

Aggressive Perfector – Havoc at the Midnight Hour (Dying Victims)

‘Satan’s Heavy Metal’ was a raw demo released some 3 years ago, I have witnessed the band live on numerous occasions and I must say, this debut album release is a slap in the face surprise. The raw energy remains,… Continue Reading →

Toxic Holocaust – Primal Future (eOne)

Has it really been 20 years?! Joel Grind came onto the scene, I remember being excited about the first couple of full-length releases (there were a fair few splits and demo releases also), I still remember the vibrant vinyl of… Continue Reading →

Nocturnal Breed – We Only Came For The Violence (Folter)

I would struggle to think of a new genre of Metal that has had as much of an impact as Black Metal has had. Sure you have Nu-Metal, Deathcore, Metalcore and even Groove Metal but all of these genres have… Continue Reading →

Cemetery Lights – The Underworld (Nuclear war Now!)

USBM from Rhode Island – Cemetery Lights have a penchant for the classics. I am not talking Mayhem and Darkthrone I mean ancient civilisations.  They released a debut cassette Lamuralia last year which focussed on Rome, this was followed by the… Continue Reading →

Urn – Iron Will Of Power (Season Of Mist)

To talk about politics at the moment in the UK is a touchy subject and one that I can be quite passionate about when in the right company. Backing this up my home town of Ipswich (check it out, great… Continue Reading →

Scumripper – All Veins Blazing (Hells Headbangers)

Twenty minutes is all you get so pay attention numbnuts! This is nasty, dirty metal punk encrusted with sacrificial blood and beer stains.  This is the Finnish trio’s debut full length following on from their self titled demo in 2015. The… Continue Reading →

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