Iron Fist Magazine

Thomas has been writing for various magazines and webzines since 1998, always eager to share his love or hate of extreme bands, and always managing to get kicked out of his bands before they recorded their first album. Can be spotted near mixing tables in small clubs, most certainly with a beer at hand and a big smile on his face...

Thomas’s Posts:

IN AETERNUM – THE BLASPHEMY RETURNS

It’s been almost 10 years since In Aeternum released new material, and it’s good to see the biking metal punk David Larsson back with a vengeance! ‘The Blasphemy Returns’ is only a four-track mini-album, with a live and unpolished production, but it captures the energy of the band.

In Aeternum have never … Read More

OSSUARY INSANE – POSSESSION OF THE FLESH

Ossuary Insane (formerly known as Ossuary) released one album back in 1998, plus a total of three demos, and then split up about ten years ago, without much fame. And that is actually a pity because these guys were actually pretty darn good, as we can now realise that fact, … Read More

ADX – NON SERVIAM

ADX have been around for almost 35 years, and it’s really great to see they have three original members still delivering the goods on ‘Non Serviam’, their ninth album. Oddly enough, this one is not backed up by any label, but do not be concerned, as the album is professional from … Read More

DARK FUNERAL – WHERE SHADOWS FOREVER REIGN

Dark Funeral’s major problem is that their ‘The Secrets Of The Black Arts’ debut from 1996 is such a milestone and their fans are so emotional that anything they record, that’s a bit ‘different’, is subject to some heavy levels of criticism. While the band have been absent from the … Read More

CADAVERIC FUMES – DIMENSIONS OBSCURE

But when will this mob from Brittany release their first full-length? Cadaveric Fumes have been around for a few years (since 2011), and until then we’ll then have to satisfy our need for sound with this EP.

If you were expecting graveyards, zombies, and creepy death metal, ‘Dimensions Obscure’ may … Read More

UNIVERSE217 – CHANGE

With this very ethereal cover, not so far from Skepticism’s ‘Aes’, and with the first few heavy notes (heavy as a gravestone falling on your feet) of ‘Undone’, it’s easy to imagine this Greek band as being yet another funeral-doom act. But as soon as Tanya Λεοντίου’s voice appears and … Read More

SVARTTJERN – DØDSSKRIK

If you arrived early enough for the Inquisition/In Solitude/CoF/Behemoth tour a bit more than a year ago, then you may have seen a few minutes of Svarttjern. For their fourth album on a fourth label – maybe not a great sign for them – these Norwegians continue to use a … Read More

PHAZM – SCORNFUL OF ICONS

With all the symbolic elements present on the artwork, it’s very easy to believe that ‘Scornful Of Icons’ is yet another Swedish orthodox BM, or at least a Viking-inspired band. It’s thus surprising to realise that Valnoir’s work decorates the new album of this French band, whose latest opus released … Read More

MINOTAUR – BEAST OF NATIONS

Minotaur isn’t the most productive German band: founded in 1983, after a first album in 1988 (‘Power Of Darkness’, a ‘cult’ album whose original copies are now worth a pile of $$$), it took them more than 20 years to come back in 2009 with the so-so ‘God May Show … Read More

Protector – Cursed And Coronated

Round 2: fight! With ‘Reanimated Homonculus’, and a completely revamped Swedish line-up, German thrash veterans Protector have made a very honourable come-back. ‘Cursed And Coronated’ doesn’t pretend to reinvent the wheel and Protector re-started their aggressive thrash metal machine exactly where they had left it at the last notes … Read More