Extreme Metal

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When it comes to Black Metal the UK is very fortunate in the quality and quantity of bands, and undeniably up there with the best of them is Manchester’s Wode. Wode – Burn In Many Mirrors (20 Buck Spin) Release Date: 2 April 2021  Words: Jools Green Wode are back, four …
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Monster inspired Melodic Blackened Thrash Metal quartet Beast Mode, from Athens, Georgia, return with their follow up to 2016’s ‘Blood Moon’, the six track, twenty one minute thrasher ‘Pound of Flesh’. Beast Mode – Pound of Flesh (Independent release)  Release Date: 2 April 2021 Words: Jools Green ‘Pound Of Flesh’ opens …
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International Blackened Death Metal project Cambion were inspired by the likes of early Slayer and early millennium evil Death Metal, such as Krisiun, Angelcorpse, Hate Eternal and Ophiolatry. They were created with the aim of delivering speed-obsessed blasphemous Death Metal in 2013 by Thorben Rathje and Rich Osmond, dropping their …
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‘The Grotesque Arena’, is the debut offering from Australian Metal extremists Feculent, who feature current members of Shackles, Snorlax, Resin Tomb, Descent, Siberian Hell Sounds and Idle Ruin. It is not a listen for the faint of heart or the frail of stomach…..I am delighted to say. Feculent – The …
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Since the BIG Batushka split, this particular branch, Bartłomiej Krysiuk’s ‘Batushka’, have been very industrious in the studio delivering works at regular intervals. With ‘Hospodi’ in July 2019 and the ‘Raskol’ EP in August 2021. Now they are back with a new concept mini-album, ‘Царю Небесный’ (‘Carju Niebiesnyj’ / ‘Heavenly …
Cover of Shiny Daggers - Devil Inside

“Blistering skies above the majestic landscapes in a cloud of misty woods, Shiny Daggers enter the unholy world of Nordic Metal. Fire souls, darkness unite, as the devil inside unlocks lurking spirits in a fascination of sexual lust and strangulation.” Shiny Daggers – Devil Inside (EP, Emanzipation Productions) Release date: …
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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 2020’s ‘Death Will Not Keep Us Apart’.  ‘Let Me Drown with You’ was conceived and created in a …
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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 short, it is eclectic Hard Rockers White Void, who are about to drop their debut album ‘Anti’. White …
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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 out to create a sound that merges the atmosphere of horror and fantasy soundtracks with the heaviness and …
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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’ released in 2013, it is considered substantially more than that now. They are now seen as one of …