• 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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  • Pig Destroyer - Head Cage
  • Pig Destroyer

    Head Cage

    By Simon Crawley | 03 October, 2018

    Significant foundations were laid earlier by the likes of Napalm Death and Repulsion, but grindcore never quite saw Pig Destroyer coming. This was in 1997 when vocalist J.R. Hayes and Agoraphobic Nosebleed’s Scott Hull formed the band, which...

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  • Deicide - Overtures of Blasphemy
  • Deicide

    Overtures of Blasphemy

    By Simon Milburn | 09 September, 2018

    As one of the pioneering bands from the flourishing Florida (U.S.A.) death metal scene in the very early '90s, it was somewhere after their move to Earache Records that my attention waned. There’s no doubt their first three albums are certif...

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  • Gulch - Burning Desire to Draw Last Breath
  • Gulch

    Burning Desire to Draw Last Breath

    By Simon Crawley | 05 September, 2018

    Hardcore certainly has, in my opinion, a lot more room for the warped and avant-garde. Originality and a good ol’ fashioned pair of balls are also qualities all too often lacking with hardcore acts. California's Gulch is a five-piece force o...

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  • Iskald - Innhøstinga
  • Iskald

    Innhøstinga

    By Michael O'Brien | 30 August, 2018

    By just about any rationale I can summon, I should be all over Norway’s Iskald and their blend of thrashy, melodic black metal, but the reality has proven to be a little more complicated than that.

    My introduction to the band came by...

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  • Immortal - Northern Chaos Gods
  • Immortal

    Northern Chaos Gods

    By Michael O'Brien | 05 July, 2018

    Though I have absolutely no reservations in saying that Immortal has long been a favourite of mine, I’d also have to be honest and say that their place of prominence hasn’t been earned by anything they’ve done in the past 20-odd ...

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  • Ghost - Prequelle
  • Ghost

    Prequelle

    By Simon Milburn | 08 June, 2018

    Ghost is a band that divides the metal community. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, whatever they do manages to stir up both parties. Since the release of the band’s excellent third long player Meliora almost three years ago, they&r...

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  • Skeletal Remains - Devouring Mortality
  • Skeletal Remains

    Devouring Mortality

    By Simon Milburn | 08 June, 2018

    Goddamnit. Somehow I missed 2015’s Condemned To Misery by Skeletal Remains. The 2012 release by this California (U.S.A.) group, titled Beyond the Flesh, was excellent. So, I’ve no idea how I missed their sophomore eff...

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