Extreme Metal

Inhuman Condition / Thrash-infused Death Metal as technically perfect as possible

Album review. Inhuman Condition - Fearsick, (Listenable Insanity Records. Massacre’s loss was definitely Inhuman Condition’s gain. @inhuman_condition_band

Begrime Exemious / Guaranteed to leave a filthy trail of apocalyptic devastation

Album review. Begrime Exemious. Rotting In The Aftermath. Crank up the volume and brace for aural impact, leaving a trail of apocalyptic devastation.@begrimeexemious @darkdescentrecords

Protector / Excessive Outburst Of Depravity shows you can’t keep a good thrasher down

Protector - Excessive Outburst Of Depravity (High Roller Records). Album Review.You can't keep a good thrasher down, they say, something that goes doubly for Thrash Metal veterans Protector. @protectorofdeath666 @highrollerrecordsofficial

Khold – Svartsyn – “The thing I love so much about their sound? The atmosphere

Album review - Khold – Svartsyn (Soulseller). Norwegian Black Metal outfit Khold finally returns after eight years with a follow-up to the icily superb Til Endes.@kholdofficial @soulsellerrecords

Album Of The Week / The seriously underrated Exocrine release The Hybrid Suns

Seriously underrated, there is an enormous skill, technical mastery and experimentation involved in their work.@exocrine_official @uniqueleaderrecords #TechnicalDeathMetal

Stillborn / Cultura de la Muerte, an engagingly brutal assault on the senses

Album review: Stillborn - Cultura de la Muerte (Godz Ov War Productions). Release Date: 10 June 2022. This is an engagingly brutal assault on the senses.@godz_ov_war_productions #Stillborn

Furnace / Stellarum is a brilliant chapter in a superb trilogy of albums

Album Review: Furnace – Stellarum (MDD Records).Rogga Johansson and Peter Svensson deliver a brilliant chapter in a superb trilogy of albums.

Black Metal Live / A Forest of Stars, Wolvencrown, Cistvaen and Adder deliver in Plymouth

Live gig/convcert review. A Forest of Stars, Wolvencrown, Cistvaen, Adder. Photography: @keithconlinphotography Underground, Plymouth - 28 May 2022. Four bands, four great Black Metal performances. @aforestofstarsband @wolvencrown @cistvaenuk #Adder

Malignant Aura / Abysmal Misfortune Is Draped Upon Me is superbly bleak and haunting

Malignant Aura. Abysmal Misfortune Is Draped Upon Me is a magnificently unnerving hulk of Death Doom that creeps slowly upon you, smothering you with its bleak, shadowy and haunting grandeur. @malignantaura666 @bitterlossrecords

Belushi Speed Ball / Spongebob inspired What, Us Worry? is outrageously entertaining

Hold onto your hats and any other loose objects because those lovable eccentric Thrashers, Belushi Speed Ball from Louisville, are back with another album, the eight-track, twenty-eight-minute, What, Us Worry? @belushispeedball @sonablast

Album Of The Week / The Heretic Order release III – Let the nightmares begin

Album Review: The Heretic Order - III (Massacre Records)Ignore this album at your peril because Dominus DF Ragnar knows where you live. Let the nightmares begin. @thehereticorder @massacrerecordseurope

Decapitated drop the album of their career with Cancer Culture

I think Decapitated have dropped the album of their careers (so far) with Cancer Culture. @decapitatedband @nuclearblastrecordsFor me it encapsulates the power and technical mastery that drew me to the first release of theirs to cross my path and seize my attention, 2006’s Organic Hallucinosis.

Lord Belial rekindle the fire with Rapture, the Black Metal highlight of 2022

Album review. Lord Belial - Rapture (Hammerheart Records) Release Date: 27 May 2022.This release is undoubtedly set to be the Black Metal highlight for 2022. @lordbelialband @hammerheartrecords666

Jungle Rot / A Call To Arms is a master class in Death Metal

Jungle Rot. Their llatest offering, A Call To Arms, is a ten-track offering spanning thirty-three minutes that packs as much punch as it does head-nodding groove. @jungle_rot @uniqueleaderrecords

Lviv, Ukraine / “Why not add some spirituality to Metal?” says Nonsun’s Goatooth

From Lviv in Ukraine, Nonsun released their excellent album Blood And Spirit last month.MetalTalk's Jools Green spoke with guitarist Goatooth, who was in good spirits, considering the devastating impact of the Russian invasion. @nonsun_band @dunkrecords

DunkelNacht / Final EP Sombre Nuit is a marker for new beginnings

Album Review. DunkelNacht release Sombre Nuit (Non Serviam Records) on 16 May 2022.This EP is a tribute from DunkelNacht to the true origins of Extreme Metal. This isn't the end but a marker for new beginnings. @_dunkelnacht_ @non_serviam_records

Icare / Charogne a brutally romantic tribute to nineteenth-century French poet Charles Baudelaire

Album Review: Icare release Charogne on Hummus Records. Charogne is a brutally romantic tribute to nineteenth-century French poet Charles Baudelaire.@hummusrecords #Icare

Stratuz / Venezuelan Doom Metal veterans return with Osculum Pacis

Venezuelan doom veterans Stratuz have released their fourth full-length album Osculum Pacis on Sliptrick Records.The record is a masterful blend of “beauty” and “heavy”, strewn across a canvas of eleven tracks. @stratuz_official @sliptrickrecords
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