6.5/10

A Novelist – ‘Folie’ Album Review

A Novelist are certainly one of the more unusual bands in the metal scene, first forming in 2009 via the duo of Alex Bambineaux and Ben Nugent with a relatively simple goal: To form a death metal band. Nevertheless, it dawned on the duo that they wanted to do far more than simply death metal […] Read More

8/10

Hecate Enthroned – ‘Embrace of the Godless Aeon’ album review

Hecate Enthroned, a sextet from the town of Wrexham in northern Wales, have welcomed the start of 2019 with their new album, ‘Embrace of the Godless Aeon’. Initially dismissed as a Cradle of Filth clone due to their similar playing style, they continued polishing their craft until – seven albums, two compilations and one EP […] Read More

7.5/10

Ennui – ‘End of the Circle’ review

Funeral doom as a genre plays to a niche of fans that like their metal utterly crushing and full of forlorn. In general, it requires a certain amount of stamina to play as greater emphasis is placed on each note to create that all-encompassing sensation of foreboding; You are expected to explore every valley and […] Read More

6/10

NAUT – ‘Raise The Lights’ EP review

In this age of hyper-criticism and warp-speed opinions, no band claiming to hold onto the genre badge of post-punk or goth rock can be judged on their own terms without immediately being compared to the greats, and in this regard many tend to be drop-kicked into the “poseur” bin without their own material given a […] Read More

7/10

Eternal Silence – ‘Mastermind Tyranny’ Album Review

                          Italy is a region of the world that prides itself as the cradle of the Renaissance as well as a great deal of classical music; 300-odd years later and the music has evolved an offshoot that is a sublime amalgamation of heavy […] Read More

Samael – ‘Hegemony’ Album Review

Samael have a formidable back catalogue with a total of 11 albums, including ‘Hegemony’, out now on Napalm records. They have stood the test of time, moving from their black metal sound of ‘Ceremony of Opposites’ all the way back in 1994; to settle on what is best described as industrial metal with a distinct […] Read More

8.5/10

Vanha – ‘Within the Mist of Sorrow’ Album Review

Debut albums are seen as a band’s first chance to set themselves apart and to make a lasting impression, to prove their art is worth noticing. “First impressions last” and Vanha made sure their first release would firmly stand out on its own – ‘Within the Mist of Sorrow’ was released in December 2016 via […] Read More

6/10

Steelballs – ‘Steelballs’ EP review

Music holds itself as a unique means of expression, much like any other art form, and through it you can experience the passion of the artist and connect on some level with the message they have created. The force of the message either subtly brushes your mind or it hits you with all the subtlety […] Read More

6/10

The Projectionist – ‘Poisonous Disengagement’ Album Review

‘Poisonous Disengagement‘ is the original release by Canadian band The Projectionist (formerly known as Lörd Matzigkeitus) and is an album that has been admired for its traditional approach to black metal; true to the accolades they received as a black metal outfit that does the discordant sound on a respectable level: loud, full of misery and lo-fi […] Read More

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