The Cauldron and the Cross – the second album from UK heavy metallers Seven Sisters – is definitely one of the more notable traditional metal releases that has seen the light of day this year. Good sound, good songs, good singer, good attitude; The Cauldron and the Cross ticks a lot of the right boxes.
The band’s guitarist – Graeme Farmer – answered some of my questions, so take the time to get to know this band a bit better… Continue reading “Interview with Seven Sisters”
This is the debut EP from UK stoner rock band Ghozer.
Here we have 21 minutes of enjoyable stoner fuzz. It’s charismatic and direct, while still boasting a decent amount of depth and atmosphere. Continue reading “Ghozer – Ghozer (Review)”
Un are a doom band from the US. This is their second album.
This is the much-awaited follow up to 2015’s colossal The Tomb of All Things, which made it into my end of year list – in second place too, no less. Continue reading “Un – Sentiment (Review)”
This is the second album from Promethean Misery, an Australian solo doom act.
After producing a very accomplished debut album in 2017 called Ghosts, the talented one woman band Promethean Misery has now returned with a sprawling, epic album. Oh yes, this one’s quite the monster. Continue reading “Promethean Misery – Tied up with Strings (Review)”
A New Kind of Horror is rapidly becoming one of my most-played Anaal Nathrakh albums, and that’s with some stiff competition to go up against from the rest of their impressive discography. In my humble opinion the band’s latest album is definitely one of their best.
Dave Hunt, the band’s impressively intense vocalist, was kind enough to answer some of my questions… Continue reading “Interview with Anaal Nathrakh”
This is the second album from one man black metal band Dödsrit.
Here we have 44 minutes of expansive atmospheric black metal with elements of crust. Such a simple description, but one that hides the dark splendour of what you’ll find on this release. Continue reading “Dödsrit – Spirit Crusher (Review)”
This is the seventh album from Revocation, a US death metal band.
Following up 2016’s enjoyable Great Is Our Sin, this is Revocation’s darkest and most aggressive work so far. Over their existence the band have managed to balance their death and thrash metal influences in an effective ratio, with Continue reading “Revocation – The Outer Ones (Review)”
Anaal Nathrakh are a UK black metal band and this is their tenth album.
Ever since their early days Anaal Nathrakh have carved out a unique identity for themselves in the extreme metal landscape. Albums like Desideratum and The Whole of the Law both showcased well the Continue reading “Anaal Nathrakh – A New Kind of Horror (Review)”
Skullcave are a progressive doom band from Australia and this is their debut album.
I was drawn to this album by the enigmatic album cover, and then reeled in by the description of the music – “an ambitious, qualitative blend of thick doom, dreamy instrumentals and layered vocals.” Continue reading “Skullcave – Fear (Review)”
Aborted are a death metal band from Belgium and this is their tenth album.
Aborted are one of my favourite death metal bands. Their combination of utter brutality, sickeningly groovy riffs, very charismatic vocals, and memorable songwriting has taken them far and wide over the years. Although some of their output has varied in quality, they always deliver the goods in one way or another. Continue reading “Aborted – Terrorvision (Review)”