Mindful of Pripyat/Stench of Profit – New Doomsday Orchestration – Split (Review)

Mindful of Pripyat Stench of ProfitMindful of Pripyat and Stench of Profit are both grindcore bands from Italy and have teamed up for this split release, both contributing around 11 minutes of material each.

Mindful of Pripyat are the first of the two bands to show off their stuff. I very much enjoyed their debut release …and Deeper I Drown in Doom…, so the prospect of some new tracks by them was Continue reading “Mindful of Pripyat/Stench of Profit – New Doomsday Orchestration – Split (Review)”

Locust Leaves – A Subtler Kind of Light (Review)

Locust LeavesLocust Leaves are a Greek avant-garde/progressive black metal band and this is their debut album.

This is black metal that embraces classic, thrash and progressive metal in its search for a perfect form of artistic expression. Continue reading “Locust Leaves – A Subtler Kind of Light (Review)”

Lantern – II: Morphosis (Review)

LanternLantern are a blackened death metal band from Finland and this is their second album.

Lantern positively reek of old-school death metal’s foul, atavistic stench, albeit one that’s been dipped in the grim waters of black metal’s malevolence. Death metal is the overriding style here, but there’s enough of a blackened influence to allow for it in the genre tag. Continue reading “Lantern – II: Morphosis (Review)”

Mordant – Demonic Satanic (Review)

MordantThis is the third album from Swedish black/death metallers Mordant.

Mordant play a hybrid black/death style that takes influence from the Swedish melodic scene. Continue reading “Mordant – Demonic Satanic (Review)”

Interview with Mord’A’Stigmata

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Polish black metallers Mord’A’Stigmata have recently unveiled their latest album Hope. This is an album that’s a layered, multifaceted release, demonstrating an involved and intricate black metal that’s the best work the band have done to date, in my humble opinion. Continue reading “Interview with Mord’A’Stigmata”

Falls of Rauros – Vigilance Perennial (Review)

Falls of RaurosThis is the fourth album from Falls of Rauros, a black metal band from the US.

Falls of Rauros are a band that I know can always be relied upon to deliver. Across their various releases they have produced a wealth of atmospheric and engaging folk-influenced black metal that has never failed to impress and satisfy me. The same can be said of Vigilance Perennial in this regard too. Continue reading “Falls of Rauros – Vigilance Perennial (Review)”

Hark – Machinations (Review)

HarkHark are a stoner/hard rock band from the UK and this is their second album.

Featuring rocking tunes, sludgy Southern vibes and progressive sensibilities, Machinations should easily appeal to fans of Baroness, Mastodon, Red Fang, Corrosion of Conformity and High on Fire. Continue reading “Hark – Machinations (Review)”

Flesh of the Stars – Anhilla (Review)

Flesh of the StarsThis is the third album from US doom band Flesh of the Stars.

How time flies. It was only a couple of years ago that Flesh of the Stars impressed the Hell out of me with their very endearing debut album, Hide. Since then, I’ve somehow missed out on them releasing a second album, and they’re now on their third release, Anhilla. Turns out they’re quite the prolific band. Continue reading “Flesh of the Stars – Anhilla (Review)”

Unearthly Trance – Stalking the Ghost (Review)

Unearthly TranceThis is US doom/sludge band Unearthly Trance’s sixth album.

Full of heavy riffs and weighty attitude, Stalking the Ghost is an album of gritty doom metal with sludge proclivities.

Brutal hard-hitting riffs are strategically Continue reading “Unearthly Trance – Stalking the Ghost (Review)”