15th June 2022

Mirror – The Day The Bastard Leaders Die

On their bandcamp page it says that they’re from Cyprus, but Mirror is really a multi-national quintet consisting of Jimmy Mavrommatis (vocals), Nikolas ‘Sprits’ Moutafis (guitar), Dino (guitar), Tas (bass) and Daniel Georgiou. They’ve released […]
14th June 2022

Kadaverreich – Radiance Of Doom

Kadaverreich is a Russian-based Doom Metal act, one that as of time of writing seems to have three years of experience under their collective belt, not counting the excessive amount of time each of the […]
13th June 2022

Heart Attack – Negative Sun

More than five years have passed since the release sophomore album by French thrash/groove metal band Heart Attack, the rather strong and promising The Resilience. It was an album that like many others by the […]
13th June 2022

Purgatory – Apotheosis Of Anti Light

German death metal veterans Purgatory have been releasing music for three decades now. The band’ line-up is; Dreier (vocals), René Kögel (guitars & vocals), Wolfgang Rothbauer (guitars), Nico Solle (bass) and Lutz Götzold (drums). Apotheosis […]
10th June 2022

Kreator – Hate Über Alles

Here we are ten years ago almost to the day since the release of Phantom Antichrist, the album that brought the German thrash metal legends back to the spotlight, thanks to the rise of thrash […]
6th June 2022

Dunwich – Dunwich

Dunwich is a sludge & stoner metal quintet from Calais in France. Not to be confused with the Italian, Russian and Canadian bands with the same moniker! This French five-piece was founded at the end […]
26th May 2022

Diseased Oblivion – A Blackened Harvest Of Decomposure

My friend and partner Gabriel S. from Nihilistic Holocaust sent me another album for review. This time it is Diseased Oblivion from US, and their A Blackened Harvest of Decomposure album. There’re eight tracks and […]
25th May 2022

Simulacre / Archvile King – Split

This particular Split album is, as the name aptly suggests, a near-even split between two French Black Metal acts with similar enough soundscapes for it to make sense that they are present upon the same […]
24th May 2022

De Arma – Nightcall

I was not really sure of publishing this review as it has very little in connection to heavy metal. On the other hand one can occasionally hear some of gothic doomy influences which I believe […]
24th May 2022

Tony Martin – Thorns

More than a decade and a half have passed since the previous solo studio album from former Black Sabbath singer Tony Martin, but already a minute into “As the World Burns” the album opener, it’s […]
19th May 2022

Dèhá – Decadanse

One thing that is certain when a new Dèhá release drop in through your mail box is that you are never quite sure what it is you are receiving. Since the Belgium-based musician first started […]
17th May 2022

Dead Ficus – All Else Failed

Dead Ficus is a melo-death metal band formed in 2006 in Strasbourg, France. The band consists of six lone-time friends, namely; Sébastien (vocals), Arnaud (guitars), Olivier (guitars), Lucien (bass), Karim (drums) and Laurence (keyboards). In […]
16th May 2022

Thyrargo – Impulses

Mika Sundvall from Thyrargo sent me band’s first EP entitled Impulses for review. Before going more into this four-tracker EP here comes a short introduction to this band from Helsinki, Finland. Apart from Mika Sundvall […]
12th May 2022

Wesenwille – I + Live At Roadburn

I + Live At Roadburn is a rather unique, but honestly quite logical, approach to a live album – Instead of merely releasing an album with effectively the soundtrack found at any given festival or […]
9th May 2022

Rimthurs – Thursamál

No wonder if you’ve heard the name Rimthurs before, as the band/project started in the mid-nineties, but wasn’t very productive until 2001 and 2002. For those of you still not familiar with Rimthurs, I can […]
25th October 2021

Hegemon – Sidereus Nuncius

Hegemon (the concept of having dominance over someone else) is, in this case, a French Black Metal quintet – One that has been around for twenty-five years as of writing. In that timespan they have […]
19th October 2021

Rüyyn – Self-titled

Rüyyn is a French Black Metal one man act and one that, by any stretch of the definition, would be considered a new contestant onto the world stage. Springing into existance early this very year, […]
9th October 2021

Cruel Wonders – Clay Vessels

A while ago I reviewed a Funeral Doom act (Solemn Echoes I believe, but memory seems to fail me at the moment) who had borrowed a very talented singer to provide female vocals on one […]
23rd September 2021

Aorlhac – Pierres Brûlées

Aorlhac is a French Black Metal band with strong ties to (for them) local medieval history, myths and legends – Something I have vague recollections of mentioning as well three years ago, the last time […]
22nd June 2021

Sordide – Les Idées Blanches

Sordide (which means ‘Filthy’ in French, as far as Google Translate tells me) is a Black Metal trio that proved to be somewhat difficult to dig up information about. Not as difficult as, say Istina […]
25th May 2021

Borgne – Temps Morts

Borgne, the Swiss Industrial Black Metal duo, has previously been on my radar – Most recently back in March of last year where they released ‘Y’. And, upon getting my hands on and giving Temps […]
17th May 2021

Mrak – … Of Death And Darkness

While this global pandemic seems to have taken a heavy toll on many of us by more or less uprooting everything we know and completely flipping our sides upside down, it has become clear that […]
23rd April 2021

ColdCell – The Greater Evil

ColdCell is an Atmospheric Black Metal quintet hailing from Switzerland, close to the centre of Europe. The five musicians banded together as a band almost a decade ago, weaving interlocking stories and atmospheres around the […]
19th April 2021

Forever Falling – Suspended Over The Immanent

Keeping up with the trend of the last review I wrote (even including one of the same members), Forever Falling is yet another multinational composition, this time a duo split between the US and Italy. […]
13th April 2021

Solemn Echoes – Into The Depths Of Sorrow

Solemn Echoes is something as relatively rare as a genuinely international band, consisting of four members: Two from the US (who is also active under the name Chalice of Suffering) and two from Brazil (who […]
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