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Benighted – Obscene Repressed (Season Of Mist)

It is fair to say that only in the last decade have French death grinders Benighted really truly come to worldwide attention since the release of the iconic and brilliant “Asylum Cave” in 2011, but if you step back a… Continue Reading →

Voorhees – Chapter Two (Great Dane Records)

I really like Horror movies, it goes hand in hand with a love of Death Metal. Seriously though, I can’t get enough, be it Slasher classics, underground depraved movies in the vein of Guinea Pig or (a personal favourite) the… Continue Reading →

Nornes – Threads (Sleeping Church Records)

These melodic Doomsters hail from Valenciennes in Northern France and take their inspiration from none other than Candlemass with what sounds like more recent Alcest too. This four track E.P. is a continuation of ‘Vanity’ which came out two years… Continue Reading →

Igorrr – Spirituality and Distortion (Metal Blade)

Igorrr exploded onto people’s radars back in 2017 with the release of ‘Savage Sinusoid’ – the mastermind behind this experimental musical project, Gautier Serre, defied genre and broke down musical boundaries using a multi instrumental approach. His use of abrasive… Continue Reading →

Chromb! – Le Livre des Merveilles (Dur et Doux)

First a word about the label. Dur et Doux “defends a singular vision of amplified music”, they tell us. I have experienced the music of Ni and PoiL, both on the label roster, and it’s clearly a collective for interesting… Continue Reading →

Çub – Ouais (Atypeek Music)

More deranged nuttiness from Atypeek and actually 3 other labels who are releasing this in collaboration with them. This French lot were one that I approached with caution as their music is described as math rock which I can’t really… Continue Reading →

Carcariass – Planet Chaos (Great Dane Records)

Right, so let’s get this out of the way straight away shall we? Yes, they have a band name that sounds a bit like Carcass, and they have a band logo font that looks like it comes straight from the… Continue Reading →

Regarde Les Hommes Tomber – Ascension (Season of Mist)

As time goes on, genre hybrids seem to grow more and more absurd, from the likes of post blackened hardcore to symphonic ambient drone, there’s no shortage of ridiculous sub-categories of music to scoff at. However, the label of blackened… Continue Reading →

Collapsus – Shockwaves Of Decline (S/R)

Collapsus may not be an established household name, especially on these shores, but it may surprise many that they have been in existence since the late 90’s. they released two demos in the 2000’s and have now launched an attack… Continue Reading →

Monolithe – Okta Khora (LADLO Productions)

Listening to Monolithe is a bit like catching up with a friend you take for granted. Off they go every year or two and return with fascinating tales and you can’t remember why you don’t spend more time with them… Continue Reading →

Red Dead – Forest Of Chaos (Great Dane Records)

I was rather indifferent to this French band’s debut album, “Therapy Of The Evil”, as it came across as safe and lacking ingenuity but three years is a long time in music as their split EP with Undead Vision and… Continue Reading →

Necrowretch – The Ones From Hell (Season Of Mist)

For many years I had a purist outlook on Blackened Death Metal, it was a mix that I didn’t really enjoy. Mainly it’s sad to say for the Black Metal element. Whilst I’ve always been a fan of Black Metal… Continue Reading →

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