Category: Reviews

3 June 2021 / Metal

Dortmund thrashers, Vulture, won many new fans with 2019’s Ghastly Waves & Battered Graves and now return with their third full-length LP and second release on Metal Blade. If you’ve…

3 June 2021 / Reviews

This is a pop album. Pop with an onomatopoeic =*POP*=! An effervescent burst of unembarrassed noise. It is shiny and hollow, like the snap from a burst bubble, and as…

2 June 2021 / Reviews
1 June 2021 / Metal

German metalcore stalwarts, Caliban, are the Teutonic Hatebreed. With eleven albums under their belt since their formation in 1997, they’ve shared stages with legends in the hardcore and metal scenes,…

1 June 2021 / Metal

Ice cold wind, fog and dissonant blackened guitar chords set the scene of a barren wasteland before the battle in the opening seconds of Aschenvater’s debut death metal release, Landungsfeldmassaker…

28 May 2021 / Metal

The Ember, The Ash is the brainchild of Ottawa native, William Melsness. Some of you might know him for his 2019 depressive black metal album, Consciousness Torn from the Void.…

27 May 2021 / Metal

Swedish duo, Åskog, grabbed our attention last year with their excellent Varg demo just before they secured a deal with Grind to Death Records and Corrupted Flesh Records to issue…

27 May 2021 / Metal

There seem to be more bedroom experiments in black metal than in amateur pornography. What is it about this outsider genre that attracts acolytes from all over the world? Basic…

26 May 2021 / Metal

The resurgent blackened thrash taking hold in the underground looks to the pre-thrash attitude and transgression of Venom for inspiration. Artists like Bewitcher, Hellripper and Stälker adopt the satanic imagery,…