Extreme Metal

Rise to the Sky / A very rewarding Death Doom listen

Sergio Gonzalez Catalan, the singular individual behind the one man Chilean Atmospheric/Death Doom project Rise To The Sky, has released his second studio album 'Let Me Drown With You', the follow-up to...

White Void / A superb debut, unleashing the inner ‘Old Rocker’

White Void is the "absence of direction and sense in life. It is a description of the fundamental disharmony between the individual's search for meaning and the meaninglessness of the universe".In...

Exanimis / Flamboyant and atmospheric, yet brutal and technically excellent

French Symphonic Death Metal outfit Exanimis were formed in 2015 by former students of the Music Academy International, all of whom shared a passion for extreme and technical musical styles. They set...

Mork / Katedralen is an essential Black Metal listen

Thomas Eriksen, the man behind Norwegian Black Metal act Mork, returns with his fifth studio full length 'Katedralen'.Mork was primarily a side-project created in 2004, but with the debut album 'Isebakke'...

Agent Steel / Back with a Speed Metal vengeance

Formed in 1984 by vocalist John Cyriis, L.A. Speed Metal band Agent Steel are finally back after a long break with a video for the new song 'Outer Space Connection'. The track...

Baest / Death Metal candy for the ears

Danish Death Metal phenomenon Baest have been busy establishing themselves as one of the countrys most promising recent Metal acts. Both their debut album 'Danse Macabre' in 2008, closely followed by 2019’s...

Utbyrd / Symphonic Black Metal both emotively powerful and exhilarating

Originally released independently in a limited capacity, 'Varskrik', the debut release from Norwegian Symphonic Black Metal outfit Utbyrd, is now set for a physical launch via Petrichor, something that a work of...

Chainsword / An exhilarating breath of fresh air

They may be fairly new to the scene having formed in 2016, but Polish Old School Death Metal outfit Chainsword are an exhilarating breath of fresh air in a genre which has...

Sullen Guest / Embrace the emotional experience of Chapter III

Formed in 2013, Lithuania’s first ever Death/Doom Metal outfit Sullen Guest return with a second studio full length 'Chapter III'. This follows their 2018 release 'IIIIXXI', which saw a major change of...

Malice Divine / An inspiring example of lockdown creativity

Ric Galvez, former guitarist of Melodic Black/Death Metal outfit Astaroth Incarnate, has finally realised his creative dream with his new solo project Malice Divine.Malice Divine - Malice Divine (Independent)Release Date: 19 February...

This is Turin / A dense and intense slice of technical excellence

UK Technical Blackened Death Metal brutalists This Is Turin return with another face searing EP, 'T.U.R.I.N.'. The EP contains just three tracks encompassing a mere thirteen minutes, but it is such a...

Edoma / Encapsulating all the best aspects of Black and Death Metal

It is rare that any Russian Metal crosses my path, so when a band that sounds as good as St. Petersburg’s Black/Death Metal quartet Edoma comes to my attention, I have twice...

DayGlo Mourning / ‘Dead Star’ is a classic Doom gem

Whilst it is true that most of the time I like my Metal to be so brutal it sears the flesh from my face, it is not always the case. Sometimes I...

Revulsion / Debut full length definitely worth the wait

Finland's Revulsion have been around since 2010, and in that time have dropped three independent releases; a demo, an EP and a single and now are set to finally release 'Revulsion', their...

Angelus Apatrida / Riding the Thrash tsunami of the bands seventh album

Spanish Thrashers Angelus Apatrida formed almost twenty years ago and since then they have earned and maintained a well-deserved reputation as modern Thrash Metal greats. This has been achieved by a consistent...

Darkthrone / Norwegian Metal Legends announce extensive box set

Norwegian Metal Legends Darkthrone are celebrating the 30th Anniversary of their debut album 'Soulside Journey', by releasing a massive limited edition boxset titled 'Shadows Of Iconoclasm' this 2 April through Peaceville Records.The...

Wardenclyffe / Teaser has fascinatingly sinister conspiracist undertones

It has been a full six years since their debut full length studio release 'Control All Delete' and follow up single 'The Omega Point' but Swedish Doom/Death Metal outfit Wardenclyffe have announced...

Hell-Born / ‘Natas Liah’ is an end to end brutal delight

Polish Extreme Cult Metal legends Hell-Born return with their first album in twelve years, 'Natas Liah', a wittily playful 'Hail Satan' backwards, which the band believes is "by far the best album...
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