Extreme Metal

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 …
From South Africa, The Fallen Prophets

Some bands are unstoppable. The current global situation becomes, for them, a challenge to be beaten in their own way and South Africa’s Extreme Metal outfit The Fallen Prophets are such a band. The Fallen Prophets – No End in Sight (MMD Records) Release Date: 11 December 2020 Words: Jools …
Photo of the band Paradise Lost

In 1995 the now legendary UK Doom/Death/Gothic Metal outfit ‘Paradise Lost’ released their ‘Draconian Times’ album. Considered a masterpiece by many, it was a piece which defined them creatively, and firmly placed them on the Metal map. Paradise Lost – Draconian Times 25th Anniversary edition (Music For Nations) Release Date: 4 …
Phot of the band Shores Of Null

Italian Melodic Doom Metal outfit Shores of Null return with their third studio full length, following the well received, melodic and sombre ‘Quiescence’ in 2014 and the darker and more complex ‘Black Drapes For Tomorrow’ in 2017 Shores of Null – Beyond the Shores (On Death and Dying) – Spikerot …
Got of the album from Cadaver

Norwegian Death Metal duo Cadaver are back with another full length. Their fourth album, ‘Edder and Bile’ is a ten track thirty-one-minute chunk of death and gore. Cadaver – Edder and Bile (Nuclear Blast) Release Date: 27 November 2020 Words: Jools Green The line-up currently consists of founder and primary …
Scour, whoo have released The Black EP

The Black Metal supergroup Scour return with their third EP, continuing with a colour theme for the title of ‘Black’ which follow 2016’s ‘Grey’ EP and the ‘Red’ EP of 2017. Scour – The Black EP (Nuclear Blast) Release Date: 27 November 2020 Words: Jools Green Scour are fronted and …
Photo of the band Revolting

Rogga Johansson is back again, this time with his band ‘Revolting’ and there is something to be said for his creating on average ten to twelve albums a year. Revolting – The Shadow At The World’s End (Transcending Obscurity Records) Release Date: 27 November 2020 Words: Jools Green That is …
Photo of Above Aurora on Stage

Polish Doom-laden Black Metal trio Above Aurora return with a second studio full length ‘The Shrine of Deterioration’, a follow up to 2016’s debut full length ‘Onwards Desolation’ and the ‘Path to Ruin ’EP in 2018. Words: Jools Green The band are currently residing in Reykjavik, Iceland, an ideal creative …
Death Courier who have released 'Necrotic Verses'

It has been seven years since Greek Death Metal band Death Courier released their comeback studio album ‘Perimortem’, but they are now ready with their latest offering, ‘Necrotic Verses’ and it is an assault on your senses, showing their fans and hopefully the wider Metal community, that they still have …