Interview with Forged in Black

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Crafting their sound from various metallic elements old and new, UK heavy metallers Forged in Black have created an extremely strong and enjoyable second album in Descent of the Serpent. Let’s find out a bit more… Continue reading “Interview with Forged in Black”

Triste Terre – Grand Œuvre (Review)

Triste Terre - Grand ŒuvreThis is the debut album from Triste Terre, an atmospheric black metal band from France.

Grand Œuvre is a 65-minute journey into the occult darkness. It’s an album that doesn’t shy away from grand ambition and compelling atmosphere, using these traits to its advantage to craft epic soundscapes that are immersive and quite satisfying. Continue reading “Triste Terre – Grand Œuvre (Review)”

Body Void – You Will Know the Fear You Forced upon Us (Review)

Body Void - You Will Know the Fear You Forced upon UsBody Void are a doom band from the US and this is their latest EP.

After last year’s colossal I Live Inside a Burning Building I wasn’t expecting to hear anything new from Body Void for a while, but I’m very pleased to be mistaken. Continue reading “Body Void – You Will Know the Fear You Forced upon Us (Review)”

Akasha – Canticles of the Sepulchral Deity (Review)

Akasha - Canticles of the Sepulchral DeityThis is the debut album from Akasha, a one man US black metal band.

Are you ready for your hit of vampiric, underground black metal? If so, then Canticles of the Sepulchral Deity is a release that you should definitely take the time to explore. Continue reading “Akasha – Canticles of the Sepulchral Deity (Review)”

Venom Prison – Samsara (Review)

Venom Prison - SamsaraVenom Prison are a UK death metal band and this is their second album.

2016’s Animus was a highlight of the year for me, and then catching them at that year’s Damnation Festival and interviewing them cemented their position as one of my favourite death metal bands that the UK has to offer. Continue reading “Venom Prison – Samsara (Review)”

Oozing Wound – High Anxiety (Review)

Oozing Wound - High AnxietyThis is the fourth album from US crossover punk/thrashers Oozing Wound.

On High Anxiety Oozing Wound fuse thrash and punk with some occasional elements of sludge and noise rock into 34 minutes of mayhem and infectious guitars. Continue reading “Oozing Wound – High Anxiety (Review)”

Any Given Day – Overpower (Review)

Any Given Day - OverpowerAny Given Day are a German modern metal band and this is their third album.

I confess that I’m usually quite hesitant to listen to bands like this, (modern metal/metalcore), as a lot of the time I’m simply confronted with heartless aggression and plastic emotion. Not so with Any Given Day. On Overpower, you can tell they mean it. Continue reading “Any Given Day – Overpower (Review)”

Contrarian – Their Worm Never Dies (Review)

Contrarian - Their Worm Never DiesContrarian are a death metal band from the US and this is their third album.

So far Contrarian have a solid track record of delivering quality progressive/technical death metal albums; both 2015’s Polemic and 2017’s To Perceive Is to Suffer are records that I really enjoy. Continue reading “Contrarian – Their Worm Never Dies (Review)”

Gjendød – Krigsdøger (Review)

Gjendød - KrigsdøgerGjendød are a Norwegian black metal band and this is their second album.

Having enjoyed 2016’s Gjendød and 2017’s Nedstigning, I knew I definitely wanted to catch up with Gjendød on their new album. The band have not disappointed me. Continue reading “Gjendød – Krigsdøger (Review)”