Defiatory – Hades Rising (Review)

DefiatoryThis is the second album from this Swedish thrash metal band.

Defiatory’s debut album Extinct was a notably enjoyable thrash attack, ably mixing together older influences into a modern take on aggressive thrash metal. Continue reading

Nihil Eyes – Black Path (Review)

Nihil EyesNihil Eyes are a UK death metal band and this is their debut album.

Here we have 35 minutes of death metal that’s influenced by the UK old-school; mainly death metal, but with some doom and grindcore elements too. Continue reading

Body Void – I Live Inside a Burning House (Review)

Body VoidBody Void are a doom band from the US and this is their second album.

I love bands that play horrible, nihilistic, pitch-black doom/sludge, and Body Void are my latest discovery in this vein. If you’re a fan of bands such as Primitive Man, Khanate, Bongripper, CHRCH, and Keeper, for example, then this is very definitely for you. Continue reading

Interview with Strangle Wire

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Strangle Wire’s debut EP The Dark Triad is a raging slab of brutality and serial killer intensity. It’s packaged and delivered in a surprisingly catchy and memorable way for something as uncompromisingly dark and aggressive as this, which makes for a very satisfying listen.

Pete Clarke provides the gruesome deathgrunts for the band, and has given us some further insight into the minds of Strangle Wire… Continue reading