Extreme Metal

Mork / Dypet an icy blast of sensational Norwegian Black Metal

Mork return with full-length studio release Dypet, follow up to 2021's superb Katedralen, delivering yet another icy blast of sensational Norwegian Black Metal.

Asphagor take Black Metal to a whole new level with Pyrogenesis

Tyrolean Black Metal quintet Asphagor return with fourth studio album, Pyrogenesis, a blistering slab of impressively complex and sophisticated Black Metal. @asphagorofficial @mdd_records

Dream Upon Tombs have woken from their necromantic slumber

I have been very impressed with some of the broad-ranging Black Metal hailing from Australia of late, and Palaces Of Dust is no exception.

Siege Of Power / A lot more serious this time around with This Is Tomorrow

Five years after their debut, Siege of Power return with This Is Tomorrow and for them, the pressure was definitely on regarding the follow-up's creation. @siege_of_power_ @metalbladerecords

Furnace / The Casca Trilogy is an absolute triumph

Furnace - The Casca Trilogy (Obelisk Polaris Productions). Engaging riffs, and interesting and well-delivered lyrics, this is an absolute triumph.

Tulus / Why we love the commonality of darkness and groove on Fandens Kall

Tulus - Fandens Kall - Album Review. Tulus have once again kept it classic and simple, and the result is absolutely superb. They are a grossly underrated band. @tulusband @soulsellerrecords

Frozen Dawn / The Decline Of The Enlightened Gods is bone-chillingly good

Frozen Dawn - The Decline Of The Enlightened Gods (Transcending Obscurity Records) - Definitely as good as Those Of The Cursed Light, possibly even better. @frozendawn_official @transcendingobscurity

Necromantia to release The Official Chronicles biography

The Serpent and the Pentagram: The Official Chronicles of Necromantia is written by The Magnus and Aris Shock. Released by by Pagan Records on 17 March 2023. @necromantia_band @pagan.records

Memoriam / Rise To Power, a punishing fifth album from the Old school Death Metal legends

Memoriam – Rise To Power (Reaper Entertainment). Memoriam continue to improve with every release. Rise To Power continues their journey in fine style. Words: @hutchie224 @memoriamuk @reaperentertainment

Lumen Ad Mortem / Upon The Edge Of Darkness is skilfully composed and performed

Upon The Edge Of Darkness, the debut studio full-length from Black Metal trio Lumen Ad Mortem, emanates iciness and shadowy pine forest eeriness.

Negative Vortex / Tomb Absolute hugely atmospheric, powerful and bleak

Album review - Negative Vortex - Tomb Absolute (Sentient Ruin Laboratories). Over eight years in the making, this album is meticulously composed and delivered. @negativevortex @sentientruin

Leper Colony / Debut album pushes the boundaries beautifully

Leper Colony - Leper Colony (Transcending Obscurity Records). Musically this album delivers everything and more that this winning line-up suggests it might. @transcendingobscurity #LeperColony

From The Abyss / Jools Green looks back at a year of Extreme Metal

From The Abyss - 2022 in Extreme Metal. 2022 has been another superb year for music releases and, even more so, live events with bands back doing what they love.

Fäust / Death From Beyond full of good old Swedish Black Death riffs

Fäust - Death From Beyond (Black Lion Records) Michaël Hellström delivers his version of pioneering Swedish Black Death Metal sound of Jon Nödtveidt's riffs. @faust.metalfromhell

Sirrush / No shortage of fury in the finally unleashed Molon Labe

Album Review - Sirrush - Molon Labe. Their long-awaited debut full-length is finally ready to be unleashed, and is there is definitely no shortage of fury here. @sirrush.band @non_serviam_records

Speglas / Time, Futility and Death delivers an impactful punch

Swedish melancholic dark-rock/DeathMetal outfit Speglas, masterminded by Isak Rosemarin, return with their second EP, Time, Futility and Death. @speglas @pulverised

Gorycz / Kamienie is dark, slightly harrowing and decidedly different

Polish Avant-Garde quartet Gorycz return with their second full-length album Kamienie (meaning Stones in Polish), the long-awaited follow-up to 2018s Piach. @to_gorycz_idzie @pagan.records

Ingested / Ashes Lie Still their most ambitious and impressive offering to date

The Kings Of Slam Ingested are now slimmed down to a trio. Drummer Lyn Jeffs, guitarist/backing vocalist Sean Hynes and vocalist Jason Evans are back with their latest brutal offering, Ashes Lie Still which the band say is "a modern essential." @ingested
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