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Barrabus – S/T – 2017

5th July 2017 at 3:02 pm

Barrabus - S/T

Gather round, children, and I’ll tell you a tale. The year was 2007, the weather was British and there were fell voices in the air. SikTh, those technical metal titans, were saying goodbye after just two excellent albums, and I realised that I had…
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-(16)- ‘Lifespan Of A Moth’ 2016

9th May 2017 at 6:49 pm

-(16)-

Before beginning this review, let me admit something to my shame: I had never heard of -(16)- before listening to Lifespan of a Moth. I am very glad that my days of dreadful ignorance are over. Lifespan Of A Moth is a heavyweight addition…
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Raging T ‘Radical Reaper’ EP 2016

17th April 2017 at 1:24 pm

Raging T

More T vicar?! Well, it sure does appear that’s what’s in order right now for all those hard rock-loving reverends out there. In between creating yet more of their criminally un-talked-about chunky odes to The Obsessed and Internal Void, two-thirds of Wiltshire-based power doomsters…
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Victims ‘Sirens’ CD/LP/DD 2016

31st March 2016 at 6:31 pm

Victims

Since their inception back in ’97, Victims have been bridging the gap between hardcore punk/crust/d-beat and the rest of the metal world. Even for the most pedestrian of crust fans, Victims are undeniably one of the most accessible bands of this genre. While most…
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Seven Sisters Of Sleep ‘Ezekial’s Hags’ CD/LP/DD 2016

30th March 2016 at 6:38 pm

Seven Sisters Of Sleep

Get ready for an old school schooling in how new school extreme metal should be done the old school way. While you’re pondering that one, let’s also ponder why early 90s death metal (even doom metal a la Confessor) was so goddamn fantastic –…
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The Body & Full Of Hell ‘One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache’ CD/DD 2016

26th March 2016 at 4:36 pm

The Body & Full of Hell

Traditionally, The Body’s collaborations (to date they’ve paired up with The Haxan Cloak, Krieg, Thou and Vampilla) have allowed them to branch out, experiment and build upon their pre-existing sound. However, their long awaited release with Full Of Hell sounds more like a full-length…
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Magrudergrind ‘II’ CD/LP/DD 2016

16th March 2016 at 6:55 pm

Magrudergrind

Magrudergrind are back after six years of silence and they remain just as brutal and relentless as they were back then. Their new album, recorded at GodCity studio with acclaimed musician, producer and engineer Kurt Ballou (Converge, Torche and High on Fire) and mastered…
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Black Breath ‘Slaves Beyond Death’ CD/LP/DD 2015

7th October 2015 at 7:06 pm

Black Breath

Hmmmm. You know that feeling you get when you can see entirely where a band are journeying to and you know exactly why they’ve gone there, yet you’re still not sure you really like where they spit you back out? Good. I guess that’s…
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Xibalba ‘Tierra Y Libertad’ CD/LP/DD 2015

22nd February 2015 at 1:35 pm

Xibalba

Xibalba are a death metal/hardcore band from Pomona, California and Tierra Y Libertad is their third album. Signed to Southern Lord, and employed legendary cover artist Dan Seagrave to do their album art shows that they’re serious about being a contender in this world….
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Art Of Burning Water ‘Living Is For Giving, Dying Is For Getting’ LP/DD 2014

17th December 2014 at 9:24 am

Art Of Burning Water

It’s strange to think that Art Of Burning Water formed over twelve years ago when you consider how much of a fresh and vital piece of the UK’s heavy underground music scene they are today. The fairly recent addition of young Kunal Nandi on…
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