Eagle Twin – The Thundering Heard (Songs of Hoof and Horn) (Review)

Eagle TwinThis is the third album from US stoner/sludge/doom band Eagle Twin.

This is blues-inflected doom, taking a dirty stoner influence and spreading it far and wide with a low and heavy sludgy doom coating. Continue reading


Pestilent Reign – Pyres (Review)

Pestilent ReignThis is the debut album from German death metallers Pestilent Reign.

I found myself drawn to this album quite naturally. The band name, their logo, the album cover, it all said to me quite clearly “Listen to me, you will like me…”. Seeing that the band were on Rising Nemesis Records sealed the deal, so I pressed play and prepared myself for… Continue reading


Nadir – The Sixth Extinction (Review)

NadirNadir are a sludge/death metal band from Hungary and this is their sixth album.

The Sixth Extinction features 33 minutes of sludgy death metal. Think of a cross between Crowbar and Bolt Thrower and you’ll not be too far off from where Nadir operate. There’s also a touch of Obituary, Coffins, Incantation, and High on Fire here and there. Continue reading


Interview with Of Feather and Bone

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The ugly, underground death metal onslaught of Bestial Hymns of Perversion is a gruesome and wondrous thing to behold. Brutal and raw, yet still with masses of macabre atmosphere, this is death metal for lovers of darkness and apocalyptic barbarity. For something as singularly nasty as this, I just had to find out more… Continue reading


Interview with Apostle of Solitude

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Apostle of Solitude are one of the world’s premier doom metal bands. Don’t just take my word for it, of course; check out their latest stunner of an album From Gold to Ash. This is a well-rounded and multifaceted album, one which just seems to get better and better the more you get to know it. I’m listening to it again as I type these words, and it really is the band’s best work to date.

The band’s founder Chuck Brown was nice enough to share a few words about their latest release… Continue reading


Ifernach – Maqtewek Nakuset (Review)

IfernachThis is the second release from Ifernach, a one man Canadian black metal act.

Taking influence from the classic second wave sound and injecting it not only with a savage, feral character, but a nuanced, nature-inspired atmospheric one too, this release is 30 minutes of unforgiving raw black metal. Continue reading


Enoquian – Llamas de Gloria Primera (Review)

EnoquianThis is the debut album from Argentinian black metal band Enoquian.

Llamas de Gloria Primera contains 39 minutes of enjoyably raw second wave-influenced black metal. Continue reading


Monads – IVIIV (Review)

MonadsThis is the debut album from Monads, a funeral doom band from Belgium.

Ahhh, funeral doom. You’ll never leave me, right? No matter what happens, I’ll always have you to turn to in times of loss and hopelessness? Right?


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Itnuveth – Tales and Legends of Wolves (Review)

ItnuvethItnuveth are a black metal band from Spain and this is their fourth album.

This is pagan black metal that takes elements of Viking and folk metal into its blackened embrace. Hearty and full of obvious passion, this is an enjoyable listen for anyone that likes underground black metal with a medieval flavour. Continue reading


Napalm Death – Coded Smears and More Uncommon Slurs (Review)

Napalm DeathNapalm Death are a UK grindcore band and this is their latest album.

This is a compilation double album that brings together various rare, cover, bonus, compilation, and split release tracks all in one place. Stretching back as far as 2004, this album boasts 31 songs and has a total duration of 94 minutes. Continue reading