Skip to Content


Tag Archives: agonia Records

Hanging Garden – The Garden – Album Review

  Artist: Hanging Garden Album Title: The Garden Label: Agonia Records Date of Release: 24 March 2023 The words ‘death’ and ‘doom’, when often uttered together alongside the word ‘metal’ are some of the most used when referring to music that emanates from Finland. Insomnium and Swallow The Sun are just two names that come  Continue Reading »

Denouncement Pyre – Forever Burning – Album Review

Artist: Denouncement Pyre Album Title: Forever Burning Label: Agonia Records Date of Release: 17 June 2022 It wasn’t until I was doing my research ahead of this release, that I realised just how many bands that fall into the black/death/thrash arena hail from Australia. The most famous of these is arguably Deströyer 666, about which  Continue Reading »

Centinex – Death In Pieces – Album Review

Artist: Centinex Album Title: Death In Pieces Label: Agonia Records Date of Release: 29 May 2020 Sometimes, I am in the mood for some brutality to bludgeon me into submission. It might be because I’ve had a tough day at work, the kids have wound me up, or maybe because my sports team(s) have lost.  Continue Reading »

Forgotten Tomb – Nihilistic Estrangement – Album Review

Artist: Forgotten Tomb Album Title: Nihilistic Estrangement Label: Agonia Records Date of Release: 8 May 2020 I may need to rethink my moniker, because how can I call myself the ‘Man Of Much Metal’ when I am unaware of a band in the metal underground that has released nine albums and is (according to the  Continue Reading »

Halcyon Way – Bloody But Unbowed – Album Review

Artist: Halcyon Way Album Title: Bloody But Unbowed Label: Agonia Records Date Of Release: 3 August 2018 Back in Medieval times when Myspace was pretty much the only social media-type outlet online and the Blackberry was the iPhone of its day, I got chatting to Steve Braun, the vocalist with a band called Halcyon Way and  Continue Reading »

Album of the Year 2016 – Number 29

Welcome to day two of my ‘Album of the Year 2016’ top 30 countdown. If you missed the first post in this series, check it out here: Album of the Year 2016 – Number 30 As I stated at the beginning of the last post, 2016 has been an incredibly strong year for my personal  Continue Reading »

Half-Way Through 2016 – The Best So Far – Part 3

Welcome to my third and final post summarising the best releases during the first half of 2016. If you’ve missed parts 1 and 2, here are the links: Half-Way Through 2016 – The Best So Far – Part 1 Half-Way Through 2016 – The Best So Far – Part 2 But onto the main event  Continue Reading »

Half-Way Through 2016 – The Best So Far – Part 2

Welcome to the second instalment of my half-year round-up where I summarise my favourite albums that have been released during the first half of 2016. As I stated in Part 1, this year has been tremendously strong and so the candidates that feature in this list are all of the highest possible quality. So here  Continue Reading »

Glorior Belli – Sundown (The Flock That Welcomes) – Album Review

Artist: Glorior Belli Album Title: Sundown (The Flock That Welcomes) Label: Agonia Records Date Of Release: 13 May 2016 It would appear, certainly to me anyway, that black metal features more one-man bands than any other genre of metal. And here we have another in the form of Glorior Belli, the brainchild of French multi-instrumentalist  Continue Reading »

In Mourning – Afterglow – Album Review

Artist: In Mourning Album Title: Afterglow Label: Agonia Records Date Of Release: 20 May 2016 In Mourning is a name that that have flitted around the very edges of my consciousness for a few years now. ‘Afterglow’ however, takes the Swedish quintet out of my personal periphery and re-positions them at the very forefront of  Continue Reading »


All written content, opinions, reviews and interviews published on this website are created by Matt Spall


Artwork design by: Mattias Norén


Website design by: The Imagineering Suite © 2022