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Swallowed ‘Lunarterial’ CD/LP/DD 2014

17th September 2014 at 11:00 am

Swallowed

A while ago I heard the EP of Finnish Swallowed and they immediately drew me into their web of slow and ominous death metal. Needless to say I jumped at the chance to review their full length album. The mad piping of ancient cults,…
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Nightfell ‘The Living Ever Mourn’ CD/LP/DD 2014

24th June 2014 at 10:46 am

Nightfell

As soon as ‘The Last Disease‘s’ first growling chord is played, its powerful enough to tear through the fabric of space itself, you know that this one is a winner. If brutal, crushing heaviness is your thing, then you can’t go wrong with Nightfell‘s…
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God Macabre ‘The Winterlong’ CD/LP/DD Reissue 2014

23rd June 2014 at 9:50 am

God Macabre

The year was 1993; a time when Sunlight Studios, Tomas Skogsberg, and Boss HM-2 pedals were household names and not coveted ‘holy grails’ for trendy, hipster, ‘brutal’ wannabes. With the progression of technology, wide accessibility of Pro-tools and online marketing, besides being born with…
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Autopsy ‘Tourniquets, Hacksaws And Graves’ CD/LP/DD 2014

27th May 2014 at 9:24 am

Autopsy

Coffin lids creak open, the sounds of moaning and scrabbling nails against rotten wood intensify and the stench of the grave creeps ever nearer. These unmistakeable signs can mean only one thing…. the fiends from Autopsy have returned and no-one is safe!! Now, we…
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Wagars ‘Sidrabenes Lāsts’ DD 2014

4th May 2014 at 10:49 am

Wagars

“We all are black metal trolls at some level. Dark and grim.” Something the band Wagars expressed in an interview, but also something that pretty much summed up their first self-titled album. That has changed a bit for the Latvians on the second record;…
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Death ‘Leprosy’ CD/LP/DD Reissue 2014

24th April 2014 at 10:14 am

Death

You’re walking in a desert. The sun above you is blistering your eyeballs but you have to keep them open so you can trudge step by step by hundredth step, hoping to find some way out of this arid wasteland before night falls –…
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Coffinworm ‘IV.I.VIII’ CD/DD 2014

26th March 2014 at 9:04 am

Coffinworm

In case you are not familiar with Coffinworm, the band plays a lethal blend of ugly death metal, sludge, doom and black metal. They don`t fuck about and take no prisoners, so don`t say I didn`t warn you! Opening track ‘Sympathectomy’ starts off with…
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Cauldron Black Ram ‘Stalagmire’ CD/LP/DD 2014

16th March 2014 at 10:55 am

Cauldron Black Ram

For those who have spent any extended time at sea (myself included), the prospect of a nautical burial, while intriguing, is one of the most disconcerting realities imaginable. Couple that with spending the final days leading up to your death in the throes of…
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Demilich ’20th Anniversary Of Emptiness’ CD/LP 2014

26th January 2014 at 10:49 am

Demilich

For many years they have been scorned and misunderstood by a large section of the death metal crowd, mostly because that section was too brainless to understand the genius of Demilich‘s technical and pitch black death metal. Perhaps things will change now, with the…
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Obliteration ‘Black Death Horizon’ CD/LP/DD 2013

26th November 2013 at 8:49 am

Obliteration

How does a headache-inducing mix of Voivod’s spikiest, most antisocial album, Rrröööaaarrr, and  the filth-encrusted doomed early years of disgusting death metal dominators Autopsy sound to you? If you’re already drooling and fist-banging in anticipation, like me, then you’ll be wanting to hear Black…
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