Scour – Red (Review)

ScourThis is the latest EP from US black metal band Scour.

Containing members and ex-members of bands such as Pig Destroyer, Decrepit Birth, Cattle Decapitation, Down, Pantera, Misery Index, and many, many others, before you even listen to this you know that a lot of experience has gone into it. Continue reading “Scour – Red (Review)”

Bell Witch – Mirror Reaper (Review)

Bell WitchBell Witch are a doom band from the US and this is their third album.

My my, what do we have here? One single colossally sprawling slab of grim funeral doom that lasts a monolithic 83 minutes? Yes please! Continue reading “Bell Witch – Mirror Reaper (Review)”

Damnation Festival – Leeds University, 04/11/17 (Live Review)

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It’s once more time to gather in Leeds for this year’s Damnation Festival. With another amazing lineup, this is a festival that’s a definite milestone in the yearly metal calendar.

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Signs of the Swarm – The Disfigurement of Existence (Review)

Signs of the SwarmThis is the second album from US deathcore/death metal band Signs of the Swarm.

Signs of the Swarm play crushing deathcore, mixing slamming death metal with vicious beats to good effect. With groovy brutality and punishing intensity, his album is an unrelenting 47 minutes of heavy aggression. Continue reading “Signs of the Swarm – The Disfigurement of Existence (Review)”

Akercocke – Renaissance in Extremis (Review)

AkercockeThis is the sixth album from Akercocke, an extreme metal band from the UK.

If you aren’t familiar with Akercocke’s previous output, then I’m afraid to say that you’ve been missing out. Across their body of work they have released some absolutely fantastic songs, and have always been a particular favourite of mine. Their Continue reading “Akercocke – Renaissance in Extremis (Review)”

Enepsigos – Plague of Plagues (Review)

EnepsigosThis is the debut album from Norwegian black metallers Enepsigos.

Plague of Plagues contans almost an hour of visceral, aggressive black metal, the likes of which is likely to cause anyone nearby to wilt under its fiery assault. Continue reading “Enepsigos – Plague of Plagues (Review)”

Oblivion – The Path Towards… (Review)

OblivionThis is the second album from Oblivion, a death metal band from the US.

It seems like forever since Oblivion’s debut album Called to Rise was unleashed on an unsuspecting world, but it was only actually in 2013 that we got our first proper taste of what this band were capable of. Continue reading “Oblivion – The Path Towards… (Review)”

Interview with Schloff Guitars & Basses – Arne Uekert of Ctulu

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You may be familiar with the work of Arne Uekert from German black metal band Ctulu, which is a personal favourite of mine, (see some reviews here, here, and here). What you may not be aware of, however, is Arne’s involvement in Schloff Guitars & Basses, so if you play an instrument then this might be of interest to you. Continue reading “Interview with Schloff Guitars & Basses – Arne Uekert of Ctulu”

Dirtyprotest – Hellstorm (Review)

DirtyprotestDirtyprotest are an Irish death metal band and this is their debut album.

Essentially a one-man band with a main guest singer, (and some additional ones too), Hellstorm offers up 35 minutes of classic death metal. It’s old-school and has a predilection for the Swedish style – what’s not to like? Continue reading “Dirtyprotest – Hellstorm (Review)”