I once got called a Poundshop Fenriz by someone soon after I stumbled into music journalism. When I am not writing about music I am either reading about it, listening to it or being a bandwhore and playing it in one of my three current bands
Swedish death metal veterans Sarcasm have recently unleashed an album (yes, an actual album!) full of dark melodies, razor sharp riffing, atmospheric passages and catchy hooks. ‘Within The Sphere Of Ethereal Minds’ (recently released on Dark Descent) takes the listener on a multi-faceted musical journey with many twists and turns … Read More
German death metallers Venenum have recently unleashed their debut full length album ‘Trance Of Death’ upon the extreme music scene via Sepulchral Voice Records, a multi-faceted album full of twists and turns that will slowly coil it’s way around your senses upon listening.
We caught up with vocalist/bassist F.S.A … Read More
Danish sinister hard rockers Demon Head are about to unleash their second full-length album ‘Thunder On The Fields’ via The Sign Records and Caligari Records (it will also be available via Crypt Of The Wizard in London!). Their sound is a marvellously memorable mix of rockin’ riffing, Danzig-esque vocals and … Read More
The notorious Cleveland-based Midnight recently unleashed another punked-up metal massacre with the ‘Shox Of Violence’ EP via Hells Headbangers. It features four new songs and acts as a stop gap between the last album ‘No Mercy For Mayhem’ (released in 2014) and the upcoming new full-length. There is a compilation … Read More
Rämlord from Finland deliver a very eclectic mix of styles with their recently released EP ‘We Are The Night’. Featuring veterans of the Finnish metal scene including Jarno Anttila, former guitarist in black metal pioneers Impaled Nazarene and underground black/death cultists Belial (the latter being no strangers to mixing … Read More
These Norwegians deal in devilish death metal demonancy and their latest full-length will drag you to the very depths of their dark murky musical malevolence. The songs twist and turn like a serpent slowly coiling it’s way around it’s prey. The blackened tremolo riffs slither out of the speakers and … Read More
Raging, raucous, raw, rabid black thrash is the name of the game here; these guys don’t mess around and from the get-go they spit out song after song in quick-fire succession like a musical artillery round. The vocals savagely spew out sermons of vitriolic bestial blasphemy whilst the guitars buzz away. … Read More
A spooky keyboard-swathed intro with croaking bird and tolling bell opens this sophomore full-length by these Chilean horror doom disciples before crashing into heavy Candlemass-style epic doom metal riffage, driven along by mid-paced double kick.
Every facet of Condenados’ sound takes it’s doom-filled cues from the old school and … Read More
Death Breath vocalist/guitarist Robert Pehrsson teams up with his old bandmate Nicke Andersson, who plays drums on this sophomore album to create some hook-filled upbeat energetic classic hard rock. There’s a definite Thin Lizzy influence running through the backbone of this album with some very tasty guitar harmonies sprinkled throughout the … Read More
German death metal division Revel In Flesh are back with a fourth album and the first thing that is immediately noticeable is the huge amount of melody the band have injected into their sound. However, they have done so without compromising the solid and aggressive death metal onslaught they are … Read More
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