Sumac/Baptists/Endon – Manchester The Deaf Institute, 18/03/19 (Live Review)

Sumac Baptists Endon Manchester Deaf Institute

Tonight’s line up features a lot of innovative and exciting extreme music, and I greatly encourage you to check our any of these bands live should you get the opportunity to.

I’ve never been to The Deaf Institute before, but it had a good atmosphere and all the bands tonight benefit from a solid, balanced mix. I’ll definitely look to come back here in the future if I can. Continue reading

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Usurper – Lords of the Permafrost (Review)

Usurper - Lords of the PermafrostUSURPER ARE BACK! EVERYBODY BOW DOWN!

Ahem.

This is the sixth album from Usurper, a death/thrash/black metal band from the US. Continue reading

Evergreen Refuge – Skyward (Review)

Evergreen Refuge - SkywardThis is the tenth album from US one man atmospheric black metal project Evergreen Refuge.

I like Evergreen Refuge a lot. I may not listen to this project that often, (partially due to the colossal song lengths, and partially due to needing to be in a certain mood), but the artist behind this band has pumped out some truly memorable and impressive work since first Continue reading

Onirophagus – Endarkenment (Illumination Through Putrefaction) (Review)

Onirophagus - Endarkenment (Illumination Through Putrefaction)Onirophagus are a Spanish death/doom metal band and this is their second album.

The phrase ‘crushing doom’ was made for a band like Onirophagus. Well, ‘crushing death/doom’ is more accurate I suppose, but it probably doesn’t matter too much. The operative word here is ‘crushing’. Continue reading

Triste Terre – Grand Œuvre (Review)

Triste Terre - Grand ŒuvreThis is the debut album from Triste Terre, an atmospheric black metal band from France.

Grand Œuvre is a 65-minute journey into the occult darkness. It’s an album that doesn’t shy away from grand ambition and compelling atmosphere, using these traits to its advantage to craft epic soundscapes that are immersive and quite satisfying. Continue reading