• Lice - Woe Betide You
  • Lice

    Woe Betide You

    By Michael O'Brien | 13 May, 2019

    After taking a six-month break from reviewing, I was looking to pick up something relatively easy to break myself back into the routine. A new band, described in the promotional material as being avant-garde black metal featuring members of Swedis...

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  • Tronos - Celestial Mechanics
  • Tronos

    Celestial Mechanics

    By Simon Crawley | 29 April, 2019

    The enigmatic UK bassist Shane Embury is part of yet another new project. The Napalm Death man is already involved in the likes of Lock Up, Brujeria, Venomous Concept, and Born to Murder the World, and now he’s added Tronos (the Spanish for ...

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  • Opprobrium - The Fallen Entities
  • Opprobrium

    The Fallen Entities

    By Simon Milburn | 23 April, 2019

    Who remembers Incubus? Anyone who instantly named that limp wristed funk-nu-metal-alt-rock ‘90’s band from California behind pap such as “Drive” and “Wish You Were Here”, hand in your metal card now. I’m t...

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  • Overkill - The Wings of War
  • Overkill

    The Wings of War

    By Simon Milburn | 18 April, 2019

    New Jersey’s finest thrashers Overkill are just about as regular as clockwork when it comes to album releases. After 2017’s excellent The Grinding Wheel, the band churned out their third live album Live in Overhausen ...

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  • Pulchra Morte - Divina Autem Et Aniles
  • Pulchra Morte

    Divina Autem Et Aniles

    By Simon Crawley | 16 April, 2019

    There's nothing like a ferociously morbid start to the year and especially when there's a mass of riffs and dark melody partial to such a beginning. My first contribution of 2019, in the way of heavy metal ramblings here, is my take on the first f...

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  • Psycroptic - As the Kingdom Drowns
  • Psycroptic

    As the Kingdom Drowns

    By Chris Gibbs | 12 November, 2018

    Psycroptic are swiftly approaching their 20th anniversary. In that time they’ve consistently proven they run a relatively tight ship, with six full length records under their belt and only a couple of line-up changes. The most sig...

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  • Evoken - Hypnagogia
  • Evoken

    Hypnagogia

    By Michael O'Brien | 08 November, 2018

    Amongst the litany of bands playing within the margins of the funeral doom space, few have cultivated a sound that is as instantly recognisable as that of New Jersey’s Evoken. Over the course of their rather lengthy career, they have managed...

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  • Revocation - The Outer Ones
  • Revocation

    The Outer Ones

    By Simon Crawley | 05 November, 2018

    Full-length studio album number seven from Boston, Massachusetts’ Revocation is a significant one. Its release coincides with the band’s career at a juncture in its trajectory. That perhaps sounds too dramatic, but Revocation has, in t...

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  • Infera Bruo - Cerement
  • Infera Bruo

    Cerement

    By Simon Crawley | 11 October, 2018

    I will admit that what initially drew my attention to this release was learning of the link to Trap Them (also signed to Prosthetic Records) through the band’s bassist, Galen Baudhuin. He is Infera Bruo’s vocalist and guitarist and he ...

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