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Necromantia release a fitting epitaph for Baron Blood

Greek Black Metal legends, Necromantia were formed in late 1989 by The Magus (bass/vocals) and Baron Blood (8-string bass). Their aim was to create original, powerful and innovatively diabolical music, replacing the...

Cistvaen / Black Metal, magnificently powerful and emotion-stirring

"In the black, glacial winter of 2017, whilst the hoar frost turned the empty moors, a spectral alabaster, a lamentation, shattered the crystal silence from a cabin in the woods where five...

Profeci / Giving bigger Polish Black Metal bands a run for their money.

Just nineteen months after their debut studio full-length release Matecznik, Polish Black Metal outfit Profeci return with their follow up studio full length, Aporia, a seven-track, forty-minute offering with lyrics all in...

Album Of The Week / Dickless Tracy’s brutally enthralling Death Metal excellence

Slovenia's Deathgrind legends, Dickless Tracy, named themselves after a wordplay in the film The Hard Way (starring Michael J. Fox and James Woods), and although the name brings many different and mostly...

Voidgazer / Dance Of The Undesirables, a superb example of complexly crafted Metal

Missouri's Metal outfit Voidgazer are back with their second EP Dance Of The Undesirables, after a five-year gap with a fully refreshed line-up, with only Austin Rakey on guitars remaining and an...

Maze Of Terror / Peru Thrash Metal bands new album is raw and unrelenting

If you like your Thrash Metal raw and unrelenting, then look no further than the latest offering from Peru's Maze Of Terror as they return with their second studio full length, Offer...

Acidemia / Podridão highly recommended for Psychedelic Doom fans

Founded around 2015 and hailing from the Brazilian city of Lages, Stoner/Doom Metal trio Acidemia have recently released their debut studio full-length Podridão, a slow, dirty and dissonant slice of Stoner/Doom that...

Sodom / Bombenhagel, an excellent EP that Thrash fans will love

German Thrash legends Sodom, who will be celebrating their fortieth anniversary next year, are set to drop a three-track EP, Bombenhagel.Sodom – Bombenhagel (Steamhammer / SPV)Release Date : 20 August 2021Words: Jools...

Album Of The Week / Necronautical’s Slain In The Spirit is a magnificent listen

One of the UK's finest Black Metal bands, in my opinion, Necronautical, are set to unleash their fourth album, Slain In The Spirit, and as the title suggests, the themes look at death...

Album Of The Week / Bohemyst, heirs to the throne of Czech Metal

Czech Metal outfit Bohemyst, formerly known as Avenger for twenty-five years, return with their first slice of Blackened Metal, Čerň A Smrt. Under this new moniker, the name may have changed, but...

Grisly / Salting The Earth, both addictively catchy and decidedly filthy

He is back again. That unstoppable Swedish Death Metal Juggernaut Rogga Johansson returns, and this time it's his Grisly project and their second full length, Salting The Earth.Grisly – Salting The Earth...

Vaciø / Black Metal, with lyrical inspiration from occultism, misanthropy and nihilism

Formed in 2019 by the mysteriously named A.84 on guitars and bass with L.77 covering vocals and lyrics, Spanish Black Metal outfit Vaciø have recently dropped their debut EP, Et Destituta Mortis,...

Ingested / The Surreption II is bigger, better and blisteringly good

British Death Metal Legends Ingested are set to release The Surreption II, a reimagined re-recording of their vital second album, The Surreption, to celebrate its 10th anniversary.Ingested - The Surreption II (Unique...

Swallow The Sun / Live in Helsinki sure to be a massive hit with the fans

Finnish Death-Doom Metallers Swallow The Sun will release the live album, 20 Years of Gloom, Beauty and Despair – Live in Helsinki to celebrate their anniversary.Swallow The Sun - 20 Years of...

Fetid Zombie / Transmutations is filled with extreme contrasts

Five years since the release of his last full-length, Epicedia, legendary artist and the musician behind the Death Metal project Fetid Zombie, Mark Riddick, returns with his latest EP, Transmutations, and like...

Lykhaeon / Opprobrium, an unnervingly atmospheric and dark offering

Swiss Blackened Death Metal duo Lykhaeon return with their follow up to 2015s full-length Tanz der Entleibten and 2018s EP Ominous Eradication Of Anguished Souls with their latest studio full-length release, Opprobrium,...

Burning Darkness / Dödens Makt, a very complex and interesting listen

Swedish Black Metal five-piece Burning Darkness have returned with their sophomore full-length album, Dödens Makt, a blistering eight-track forty-nine-minute offering.Burning Darkness - Dödens Makt (Non Serviam Records)Release Date: Out NowWords: Jools Green"Fans...

Mütherload / Ü is a “step back into the Metal scene after years of silence”

"Sometimes our paths are meant to be crossed with one another more than once in this lifetime…… and that's how the story of Mütherload came to be."Guitarist Patrick Davison bumped into drummer...
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