Fleshgod Apocalypse – Veleno (Review)

Fleshgod Apocalypse - VelenoThis is the fifth album from Fleshgod Apocalypse, an Italian death metal band.

The follow up to the acclaimed King, Fleshgod Apocalypse’s orchestral death metal is in fine form on Veleno, with the band’s symphonic orchestration once again ably enmeshed in their technical workouts and core brutality. However, the Continue reading

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Wolf Blood – II (Review)

Wolf Blood - IIWolf Blood are a US doom metal band and this is their second album.

2014’s Wolf Blood made a great impression on me, but it would be another four years before we heard from them again. Then, last year’s Tsunami/Home appeared. It may have been short, but it was mighty. Well, I’m very pleased to say that there’s no four-year Continue reading

Interview with Hamferð 2019

Hamferd Band

The latest release by Hamferð is the short EP Ódn. It only contains two tracks, but is a release that’s not only very enjoyable, but very intriguing too. Both songs are very individual and have an interesting story behind them, which we’ll find out more about below.

Theodor Kapnas, guitarist in Hamferð, was nice enough to talk about both songs, as well as Hamferð in general… Continue reading

Funeral Storm – Arcane Mysteries (Review)

Funeral Storm - Arcane MysteriesFuneral Storm are a Greek black metal band and this is their debut album.

Funeral Storm channel early second wave energies into 42 minutes of occult black metal. Yes, Rotting Christ are the obvious name to drop, but there’s also a Varathron cover here, which should give you further indication of the band’s influences. Continue reading

Interview with Dom Smith – Parasitic Twins, Wobbling About & Rocking Out, Soundsphere 2019

Dom Smith is a busy guy. You might not know who he is, but hopefully after reading the below you will, and you’ll want to support the good work that he does.

Dom is in a number of bands, (most notably Parasitic Twins), but also runs both Wobbling About & Rocking Out and Soundsphere, more on which you’ll find out about later. He’s a man with a disability, but he hasn’t let this hold him back. In fact, he is passionate about helping to support musicians and artists with a range of disabilities, as well as actively working to raise awareness of these sometimes hidden or unacknowledged issues. A recent Guardian article has helped to raise the profile of some of the challenges that disabled musicians can face, and it’s people like Dom that are really trying to push things forward and make a difference. Continue reading

Misþyrming – Algleymi (Review)

Misþyrming - AlgleymiMisþyrming are a black metal band from Iceland and this is their second album.

Misþyrming are a band that made a huge splash in the black metal ocean when they released their debut album in 2015, but I confess I never got around to hearing it. As such, Algleymi is my first exposure to this much-vaunted band. After this, I will definitely be checking out their earlier work. Continue reading