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Cauchemar – Chapelle Ardente (Nuclear War Now)

With full length album number two, ‘Chapelle Ardente’ ups the stakes in terms of quality of song writing in comparison to this Canadian nightmare’s last album ‘Tenebrario’. Similar is the heavy/doom metal flavour with an added peppering of NWOBHM, the… Continue Reading →

Necroverdose – Off (Great Dane Records)

I can give a hefty list of French death metal bands that would clean annihilate most of their planet wide counterparts for sheer brutality and uncompromising ferocity. One look at the gore typeface used on the album’s title and on… Continue Reading →

Aevlord – The Nomad’s Path (SR)

French acts have a tendency to test the boundaries of extreme metal on a regular basis as this band from Paris go for a more traditional symphonic black metal approach with the odd twist here and there. Three albums in… Continue Reading →

A Look ‘Inside’ – French Extremity Part Three

Trouble, not half! Another female director with a strong pedigree of films behind her is Claire Denis who is probably best known for her simmering and taboo busting pairing of two of France’s major cult stars in her Trouble Every… Continue Reading →

Eths – III (Season Of Mist)

Ooh matron bare breasts on an album cover, that’s not going to go down well on the record shop shelves! Mind you who the hell buys their albums in the shops nowadays and it is no doubt an artistic statement… Continue Reading →

Akphaezya – Anthology IV: The Tragedy Of Nerak (Code 666)

The last and debut album by French and hard to pronounce band Akphaezya fair did my noggin in back in 2008. It was a mad mixture of all sorts of styles, thrown together in a melting pot of confusion but whilst… Continue Reading →

Lonewolf – Army Of The Damned (Napalm Records)

1988 was a very interesting year for yours truly as it contained some blinding albums and also my turning point from thrash to death/grind/crust in that order. Why am I saying this, well France’s Lonewolf are a band stuck in… Continue Reading →

Manipulator – Voidbound (Soulseller Records)

This album from the French one-man Death Metaller Manipulator consists of four tracks, followed by a 2009 demo “Unearthed”. It sounds a bit of a patch-up but it lasts the length of a full album and the underlying philosophy is… Continue Reading →

Stangala – Boued Tousek Hag Traou Mat All (Solitude)

Stangala are French on a Russian label and singing in Breton (which is kind of related to Welsh and other celtic languages). They are also patently barking and seem to enjoy nothing more than dressing up as monks and doing… Continue Reading →

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