Cognitive – Deformity (Review)

CognitiveCognitive are from the US and play technical death metal. This is their second album.

30 minutes, no messing around; Cognitive play their death metal with brutal efficiency and technical charm.

Sitting on the modern end of the scale, here we have Continue reading “Cognitive – Deformity (Review)”

Witchery – In His Infernal Majesty’s Service (Review)

WitcheryThis is the sixth album from Witchery, a thrash metal band from Sweden.

Witchery have been around for some time at this point, with this album celebrating two decades of existence. Now, six years after their last album and with a revamped lineup, they return.

With a production that’s nicely rough and ready, Witchery Continue reading “Witchery – In His Infernal Majesty’s Service (Review)”

Sepulchral Curse – At the Onset of Extinction (Review)

Sepulchral CurseSepulchral Curse are a blackened death metal band from Finland. This is their second EP.

Do you fancy a bit of old-school death metal that’s been infested with a Scandinavian black metal influence? Well, you’ve come to the right place!

With a firm, strong sound that avoids Continue reading “Sepulchral Curse – At the Onset of Extinction (Review)”

Spirit of the Forest – A Void into the Fields of Silence/La Nature Oubliée (Review)

Spirit of the ForestThis is Spirit of the Forest’s third album. They play atmospheric melodic black metal and hail from Canada.

Are you a fan of Emperor, Dissection, Windir and Borknagar? If you are then I’ll happily point you in the direction of Spirit of the Forest and let you listen to their very satisfying new release.

For others that might require a bit more convincing, let me Continue reading “Spirit of the Forest – A Void into the Fields of Silence/La Nature Oubliée (Review)”

Serpentine Dominion – Serpentine Dominion (Review)

Serpentine DominionSerpentine Dominion are a US death metal band. This is their debut album.

Featuring current and ex-members of Cannibal Corpse, Killswitch Engage and The Black Dahlia Murder, this was only ever going to be good at the very least.

Well, it’s even better than that. Continue reading “Serpentine Dominion – Serpentine Dominion (Review)”

Disemballerina – Poison Gown (Review)

DisemballerinaDisemballerina are a US band, and this is their latest album.

With instruments such as Cello, Viola, Harp, Machete, Acoustic Guitar and Bajo Quinto, this is not your average release.

Dismballerina play a sort of chamber/classical music combination, that may not Continue reading “Disemballerina – Poison Gown (Review)”

Lost Opera – Hidden Sides (Review)

Lost OperaThis is the second album by French symphonic metal band Lost Opera.

Lost Opera are a symphonic metal band specialising in a modern take on the genre, heavily accentuated with orchestral keyboards and with a side-order of extremity. This manifests via heavier-than-average guitars, (for this kind of thing), and the Continue reading “Lost Opera – Hidden Sides (Review)”

Lectern – Precept of Delator (Review)

LecternThis is the second album from Italian death metallers Lectern.

Precept of Delator is classic-styled death metal, played well and with a good knowledge of the genre. We get nine songs in 37 minutes, with the band ably demonstrating what they can do. Continue reading “Lectern – Precept of Delator (Review)”

Uburen – Frå Døden Fødes Liv (Review)

UburenThis is the second album from this Norwegian black metal band.

Their debut album Withered Roots was Viking-themed black metal with a touch of death metal now and again, and very enjoyable it was.

As with their debut release, this album plays to the more extreme end of the Viking metal sub-genre, essentially to the point where they’re a purestrain black metal band really. Continue reading “Uburen – Frå Døden Fødes Liv (Review)”

Anaal Nathrakh – The Whole of the Law (Review)

Anaal NathrakhAnaal Nathrakh are a UK black metal band and this is their ninth album.

This is the follow up to 2014’s Desideratum. Continuing their slow-burning evolution of merging the underground filthy side of black metal with something altogether more modern and epic in scope, The Whole of the Law is their Continue reading “Anaal Nathrakh – The Whole of the Law (Review)”