Panychida – Gabreta Aeterna (Review)

Panychida - Gabreta AeternaThis is the fifth album from Czech band Panychida, who play black metal.

I enjoyed 2013’s Grief for an Idol, and especially liked 2016’s Haereticalia – The Night Battles, so when it came once more to partake in a further round of Panychida’s brand of black metal, I couldn’t resist. Continue reading “Panychida – Gabreta Aeterna (Review)”

Burning Witches – Dance with the Devil (Review)

Burning Witches - Dance with the DevilBurning Witches are a heavy metal band from Switzerland and this is their third album.

2018’s Hexenhammer was an enjoyable slab of traditional heavy metal, and now the band are back with a new album, and a new singer. Continue reading “Burning Witches – Dance with the Devil (Review)”

Bewitcher – Under the Witching Cross (Review)

Bewitcher - Under the Witching CrossThis is the second album from US black/speed metal band Bewitcher.

2016’s Bewitcher made an impression, and Under the Witching Cross looks set to cement that impression, with pounding beats and driving anthems. Continue reading “Bewitcher – Under the Witching Cross (Review)”

Enforcer – Zenith (Review)

Enforcer - ZenithThis is the fifth album from Swedish heavy metallers Enforcer.

Having first encountered Enforcer just prior to seeing them live, I’ve been a fan ever since. If you’ve even an ounce of true heavy metal in your blood, I find it hard to believe anyone could dislike a band like this. Continue reading “Enforcer – Zenith (Review)”

Burning Witches – Hexenhammer – (Review)

Burning Witches - HexenhammerHexenhammer are a heavy metal band from Switzerland and this is their second album.

Featuring a member of Ursinne, here we have 48 minutes of old-school heavy metal spiced up with elements of speed/thrash and power metal here and there. Continue reading “Burning Witches – Hexenhammer – (Review)”

Reprisal – None Survive the Sun (Review)

ReprisalThis is the debut album from Reprisal, a death/thrash metal band from the UK.

This is 54 minutes of ripping death/thrash. It’s not without its depth either, as the band incorporate some choice progressive tendencies in their sound too. This justifies the length of the album, as the songs take the time to explore where they need to, offering a substantial and engaging journey to the listener. Continue reading “Reprisal – None Survive the Sun (Review)”

Biter – The Eyes of the Biter (Review)

BiterBiter are a Brazilian heavy metal band and this is their debut album.

At only 22 minutes this is a rather brief listen for an album; why this is classed as a full length rather than an EP is beyond me, but I don’t suppose it matters in the grand scheme of things Continue reading “Biter – The Eyes of the Biter (Review)”

Venom – ‘Assault!’ Box Set (Review)

VenomVenom are a legendary metal band from the UK, and this is a compilation box set containing six out of print EPs that were released between 1985-1987 – Canadian Assault, American Assault, French Assault, Japanese Assault, German Assault, and Scandinavian Assault.

The songs in this collection have Continue reading “Venom – ‘Assault!’ Box Set (Review)”

Affliktor – Affliktor (Review)

AffliktorAffliktor is a one-man black/thrash band from the US and this is his debut album.

This is blackened thrash with plenty of sharpness and bite. Think old-school black metal if it was mixed together with equally old-school Kreator. Continue reading “Affliktor – Affliktor (Review)”

Bewitcher – Bewitcher (Review)

BewitcherThis is the debut album from US black/speed metal band Bewitcher.

This is some heady old-school stuff. Mixing thrash, speed, heavy, and first-wave black metal influences into its delivery, this album is designed to get you headbanging. Continue reading “Bewitcher – Bewitcher (Review)”