Extreme Metal

Photo of the band Goatwhore

The first time I saw Goatwhore live was 12 May 2012, in support of their ‘Blood for the Master’ album alongside Havok, Angelus Apatrida and Three Inches of Blood. I remember it vividly as it was only the second live gig I had reviewed for MetalTalk, but more importantly because …
Photo of the band Ingested

Towards the end of 2006, British Brutal Slam Death Metal legends Ingested almost released their debut EP, ‘Stinking Cesspool of Liquefied Human Remnants’, but it was shelved. However, to mark their fifteen year anniversary, it will finally officially see the light of day, remixed and mastered, revealing it in all …
Photo of Swedish Death Metal Band Stass

A new year and a new Rogga album. Why? Because he can!! And there is never a wrong time for a Rogga album – that is why!! Stass – Songs Of Flesh And Decay (Emanzipation Productions) Release Date: 15 January 2021 Words: Jools Green This time it is his Stass …
Photo of band Arallu

Back in 2009 Israeli Black/Death Metal outfit Arallu released ‘Desert Battles – Descending to the Sands’ and despite the album selling out, the band were never fully happy with the mix and so it was decided to re-record the vocals and remix the whole album. The result is ‘Desert Battles …
Photo of the band Frozen Soul

Texas is not always sunny, in fact it can be decidedly frosty, especially if you are within a five-mile radius of Texan Death Metal quintet Frozen Soul, as their debut studio full length ‘Crypt of Ice’ is a decidedly chilly offering. Frozen Soul – Crypt of Ice (Century Media Records) …
Photo of Ukraine and Arhat

With their distinctive exotic sound, you could easily be mistaken in thinking Ukrainian Groove Metal band Arhat, whose name in Buddhism means “one who has gained insight into the true nature of existence and has achieved nirvana”, hail from somewhere more Middle Eastern. Arhat – Dead Life Release Date: 23 …
Cover of the EP by Curse Of Eibon

In early 2020, four Swedish guys, Fredrik Croona, Martin Antonsson, Mathias Back and Anders Ström, got together with the intention of creating something fun and interesting, and so the Melodic Occult Death Metal outfit Curse Of Eibon “was thus spawned from worlds beyond, delivering a message from the great old …
Photo of Punk band Fang

American Hardcore Punk outfit Fang, are one of the most influential West Coast Hardcore bands ever, with bands like Mudhoney, the Butthole Surfers, Metallica and Nirvana covering their material Fang – American Nightmare Words: Jools Green Across their career they have released nine studio albums and a handful of singles …
Photo of the Extreme metal band Enslaved.

Undeniably a cornerstone of Extreme Metal, Enslaved were founded in 1991 by the then 17-year-old Grutle Kjellson and 12-year-old Ivar Bjørnson. This 30 year Heavy Metal career is currently being featured elaborate 12-part television documentary named ‘Heimvegen (The Way Home)’. Enslaved – Heimvegen (The Way Home) 12-part television documentary Words: …
Photo of the band Sculptor

It must be deeply ingrained in my psyche, because every single time someone mentions Brazilian Death Metal I immediately think “Oh Nice! That will sear the flesh from my face!” I seem to have this ingrained notion that their musical remit is only that option, but I am slowly coming …