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Punk and Extreme Metal / Looking Back on 2021: A Year in Review

2021 may not have been the year we have hoped for, but in terms of quality studio releases, musicians across the genres of Punk and Metal have turned adversity into triumph.

Archspire / One of Death Metal’s most forward-thinking bands

Archspire have released the documentary Bring Back The Danger, a fascinating behind the scenes vision into the making of their critically acclaimed album Bleed The Future. @archspireofficial

Decerebration / Follow The Scars brings delightfully brutal positivity out of adversity

1998 saw the first and only release of new material from Canadian Death Metal outfit Decerebration. Now, just over two decades on, and they are finally back with the new release, Follow The Scars, and it's a delightfully brutal and engaging offering.

Mortuary Drape / Pioneers of Black Metal sign to Peaceville with new album out February

Mortuary Drape, the cult Black Metal band formed in Italy in 1986 by the visionary Wildness Perversion, have signed to Peaceville and will release a five-track mini-album Wisdom – Vibration – Repent in February 2022.

Ethereal Shroud / Trisagion is Black Metal deep enough to drown in

Ethereal Shroud was originally formed back in 2013 by Joseph Hawker as a way to anonymously test the waters with the sound he wished to perfect, his slant on Atmospheric Black Metal,...

Demonstealer / A blindingly good heady meld of Death, Black and Thrash Metal

The man who has made the biggest impact on the Indian Heavy Metal scene is the Metal legend Sahil Makhija, better known as The Demonstealer. He is the mind behind Metal outfit...

Servant / Balancing blackened brutality with subtle symphonics and melody perfectly

Blessed By The Light Of A Thousand Stars, the debut studio release from German Black Metallers Servant, is an album described as “a revelation between rawness and atmosphere.” An apt description. It...

Stillbirth / Strain Of Gods will leave you bruised and bleeding from every orifice

It's time to pull on those board shorts again because those German brutal surf-Death-Metal maniacs Stillbirth are back with another brutal concoction of Death Metal, Grindcore and Deathcore that will leave you...

Astrophobos / Corpus is an engagingly dark Black Metal “cross-disciplinary collaboration”

Swedish Black Metal Band Astrophobos are back with their third full-length studio album Corpus, which goes beyond the idea of just being an album. This time they have created a "cross-disciplinary collaboration...

Mentor / Wolves, Wraiths and Witches and the intersection between occultism and B-horror

Polish Blackened Hardcore Thrashers Mentor return with their third studio album, Wolves, Wraiths and Witches, which, they say, "is a continuation of the fast, hard and uncompromising style delivered on our 2016...

Sarke / Allsighr is an addictive and clever meld of contrasts

Pioneering Norwegian Extreme Metal outfit Sarke may have started out thirteen years ago as a solo project for Khold's drummer Sarke, out of a desire to release his own work, but it...

Zornheym / Anyone into Symphonic Black/Death Metal must listen to their new album

Swedish Black/Death Metal outfit Zornheym return with their latest dramatic musical and narrative-driven concept revolving around the horrors of a mental institution and its prisoners. Four years after their last exposé of...

Dødsdrift / Ødnis a quality Black Metal offering, thought-provoking and reflective

Just two years after their debut studio full-length Weltenszission, the anonymous Black Metal outfit Dødsdrift, who hails from the Baltic Coast of Germany, returns with its successor Ødnis. A ten-track forty-one-minute offering...

Hate / Rugia is a consistently flawless assault on the senses

Poland's Hate dropped their first full length, Daemon Qui Fecit Terram, back in '96, and since then, they have followed up on a regular basis with a series of brutally excellent releases,...

Nemecic / Finnish Death Metal band release first ever video with Dodecahedron Avenue

Finnish melodic Death Metal band Nemecic have released Dodecahedron Avenue, the third single from the album The Last Magic In Practice, which will hit the shops on 29 October 2021."Dodecahedron Avenue is...

She Said Destroy / Succession is different, challenging but hugely a rewarding listen

I first crossed paths with She Said Destroy after releasing their superb 2006 full-length debut, Time Like Vines, which utterly blew me away the first time I heard it.She Said Destroy –...

Orobas / New EP is a tantalising taste to what Orobas are capable of

Formed back in 2015 in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Blackened Death Metal outfit Orobas released their debut EP in 2016, the brutally excellent, Arise In Impurity, which, as a point of trivia, featured the...
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