Extreme Metal

Photo of Mütherload who release the album Ü

“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 Matt Ashton, purely by chance, for the first time since their previous band Heaven Ablaze went on …
Photo of Funeral Chasm

Danish Funeral Doom Metal duo Funeral Chasm was formed in 2020 by Sjaelepest and Danny Woe, both from the Black Metal outfit Above Ravens, out of a combined desire to experiment with slow atmospheric music. In the short time since the band’s inception, they created an EP in 2020 I along …
Photo of the band Darkthrone

Norwegian Black Metal legends Darkthrone return with their latest full length, astoundingly their nineteenth, the five track, forty-five-minute offering, Eternal Hails, created in their usual inimitably wonderful, eccentric style. Darkthrone – Eternal Hails (Peaceville Records) Release Date: Out Now Words: Jools Green On Eternal Hails, the longer, doomier songs reflect …
Curse Of Eibon

Forming only last year and releasing their first EP in December, things continue to move quickly for the Swedish Melodic Death Metal quartet Curse Of Eibon. They have followed up their debut EP Book Of Eibon with the EP Journey Into Madness, a release that almost slipped under my radar. …
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Necronautical have announced that their fourth album, Slain In The Spirit, will be released on 20 August 2021 via Candlelight Records, with the first track, Hypnagogia, available to watch below. The band, whose name means ‘to explore death’, are well respected in the British Black Metal underground. While their sound …
Photo of Chaos Doctrine

Just three years after Johannesburg Metal outfit Chaos Doctrine released their self-titled debut studio album, they are back with the follow-up And In The Beginning… They Lied. This engaging beast is another brutal chunk of uniquely melded classic Thrash and Death Metal, along with Modern Metal and Industrial elements. Chaos …
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Philadelphia’s Progressive Death Metal quintet Alustrium return with their third full length, A Monument To Silence, the long-awaited follow up to 2015’s full length A Tunnel to Eden and the 2020 EP Insurmountable. Alustrium – A Monument To Silence (Unique Leader) Release Date: 18 June 2021 Words: Jools Green The …
Photo of Swedens Eye Of Purgatory

In these uncertain times, there is always one thing you can be both certain of and look forward to. That you are never far from another Rogga Johansson album, and I’ll raise a glass to that! Eye Of Purgatory -The Lighthouse (Transcending Obscurity Records) Release Date: 18 June 2021 Words: …
Cover of the EP Video Nasty, from Video Nasty

Just from the name of the debut self-titled EP Video Nasty, from Canadian Thrashers Video Nasty, you should have a pretty good idea of what to expect. It is a slice of 70s to 90s slasher horror-inspired Thrash, with seven grizzly chunks encompassing a gruesome twenty minutes. Video Nasty – …
Photo of the band Desaster

It’s been five years since Germany’s Old School Thrash Metal legends Desaster dropped The Oath Of An Iron Ritual. Now they are back with a vengeance with their ninth full length, Churches Without Saints. Desaster – Churches Without Saints Release Date: 4 June (Metal Blade Records) Words: Jools Green Guitarist …