Mutation – III: Dark Black (Review)

MutationThis is the third album from Mutation, a UK hardcore band.

Featuring Ginger from The Wildhearts, this is a very different proposition to the kind of material he usually produces. Continue reading

Descend into Despair – Synaptic Veil (Review)

Descend into DespairDescend into Despair are a Romanian funeral doom band and this is their second album.

2014’s colossal The Bearer of All Storms was a huge, monolithic slab of atmospheric funeral death/doom. With over 90 minutes of material, it was a weighty, substantial listen that matched its quantity with an equal amount of quality. Continue reading

Apes – Lightless (Review)

ApesApes are a dark hardcore band from Canada and this is their debut album.

I love it when you find a band that don’t limit themselves to what they play, exploring multiple genres and bringing everything together with a love of extremity and savage delivery. Continue reading

Scalpel – Methods to Delusion (Review)

ScalpelThis is the second album from Scalpel, a death metal band from the US.

We haven’t heard much from Scalpel since 2013’s Sorrow and Skin. This was one of the earliest reviews I ever did, (as you can probably gather by reading it), so the band have always stuck in my mind. It’s great to catch up with them almost four years later. My, where does the time go? Continue reading