Sheidim – Infamata (Review)

SheidimThis is the latest EP from Sheidim, a black metal band from Spain.

As far as EPs go this is a lengthy one – at 28 minutes in duration it’s actually longer than some albums. This is absolutely not a complaint, of course, nor does it really impact on anything as such; merely an observation. Continue reading “Sheidim – Infamata (Review)”

Affliktor – Affliktor (Review)

AffliktorAffliktor is a one-man black/thrash band from the US and this is his debut album.

This is blackened thrash with plenty of sharpness and bite. Think old-school black metal if it was mixed together with equally old-school Kreator. Continue reading “Affliktor – Affliktor (Review)”

Interview with Integral

IntegralItalian modern death metal band Integral’s debut album Resilience is a strong one. I’m listening to it again as I type these words, and it has a lot to recommend itself. Don’t believe me? Just listen to the embedded Bandcamp player at the bottom of this interview – the band easily make their own compelling case for priority airplay time as soon as you press play.

The drummer of Integral, Agostino Buttarelli, was nice enough to give us a bit more info on this relatively fresh new band. Check it out.

Introduce us to Integral

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Antiversum – Cosmos Comedenti (Review)

AntiversumThis is the debut album from Antiversum, a blackened death metal band from Switzerland.

Okay, so I’ve tentatively labelled this as blackened death metal simply for ease of description in the introduction, but the reality is that this is more of a black/death/doom hybrid. It all sits under a suitably blackened and grim aegis though, powered by a vicious death metal intensity. Continue reading “Antiversum – Cosmos Comedenti (Review)”

The Haunted – Strength in Numbers (Review)

The HauntedThe Haunted are a Swedish thrash metal band and this is their ninth album.

The Haunted have produced quite the ripping album with their latest offering. Blimey. This is aggressive thrash metal played with style, passion, and plenty of riffs. Continue reading “The Haunted – Strength in Numbers (Review)”

Asagraum – Potestas Magicum Diaboli (Review)

AsagraumAsagraum are a black metal band from the Netherlands/Norway and this is their debut album.

This is largely old-school Satanic black metal, firmly influenced by the 90s Scandinavian second wave style, but not without its own merits or character. Continue reading “Asagraum – Potestas Magicum Diaboli (Review)”

Black March – Praeludium Exterminii (Review)

Black MarchThis is the debut album from French black metallers Black March.

Here we have a little over 40 minutes of second wave black metal mixed with both a melodic and a thrash influence. It’s fast, sharp, and full of feral attitude. Continue reading “Black March – Praeludium Exterminii (Review)”