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Tag Archives: Black Metal

An Abstract Illusion – Woe – Album Review

Artist: An Abstract Illusion Album Title: Woe Label: Willowtip Records Date of Release: 9 September 2022 I’ll confess that the debut album from An Abstract Illusion passed me by. Released in 2016, ‘Illuminate The Path’ did, by all accounts, garner some thoroughly positive column inches for the Swedish outfit but I completely missed it at  Continue Reading »

Belphegor – The Devils – Album Review

Artist: Belphegor Album Title: The Devils Label: Nuclear Blast Records Date of Release: 29 July 2022 In spite of the fact that I have spent many a year enjoying the nefarious sounds of the black and death metal genres, not to mention their various subgenres and offshoots, it is with a little embarrassment to declare  Continue Reading »

Patria – Hexerei – Album Review

Artist: Patria Album Title: Hexerei Label: Ketzer Records (Europe), Dawnrazor Records (America) Date of Release: 15 July 2022 Brazilian wouldn’t be my first guess when identifying the nationality of Patria, the latest black metal band to hit my radar. More famous for the thrash of Sepultura and Soulfly, not to mention their footballing exploits (I  Continue Reading »

Thirteen Goats – Servants Of The Outer Dark – Album Review

Artist: Thirteen Goats Album Title: Servants Of The Outer Dark Label: Independent Release Date of Release: 1 July 2022 I’m really not entirely sure how I should view this album, and how I should go about reviewing it. Thirteen Goats is a new name to me, and to the metal world at large, with little  Continue Reading »

Pestilent Hex – The Ashen Abhorrence – Album Review

Artist: Pestilent Hex Album Title: The Ashen Abhorrence Label: Debemur Morti Productions Date of Release: 8 July 2022 Melodic black metal and I have always been keen bedfellows, so the opportunity to check out a debut album from a new player in the scene was too tempting an offer to pass up. In fact, I’ve  Continue Reading »

The best albums of 2022 so far – April to June

We’re halfway through 2022 already. How on Earth did that happen? It’s true what they say, that the older you get, the faster time seems to fly by. However, the good news is that it gives me an excuse to bring you a round-up post of my favourite albums that have been released in the  Continue Reading »

Brutta – Brutta – Album Review

Artist: Brutta Album Title: Brutta Label: Independent Release Date of Release: 17 June 2022 “The album is a definitive punch in your face… or maybe we could say a hammer in your forehead! A mixture of open evil chords with blastbeats finding a defined yet tormenting growling vocal. The song themes are very precise, and  Continue Reading »

White Ward – False Light – Album Review

Artist: White Ward Album Title: False Light Label: Debemur Morti Records Date of Release: 17 June 2022 I missed the White Ward’s last album, ‘Love Exchange Failure’ in 2019, so I also missed the fact that the Ukrainian band had added a new musician to their ranks, saxophonist Dima Dudko. Those that are familiar to  Continue Reading »

Winds Of Tragedy – As Time Drifts Away – Album Review

Artist: Winds Of Tragedy Album Title: As Life Drifts Away Label: Belfry Records Date of Release: 17 June 2022 Even in a day and age where it’s ever easier to have a quick listen to a release to see if you’ll like it, the artwork for a record still has a remarkable pull for me.  Continue Reading »

Kardashev – Liminal Rite – Album Review

Artist: Kardashev Album Title: Liminal Rite Label: Metal Blade Records Date of Release: 10 June 2022 When was the last time you sat down and listened to an artist about which you previously knew nothing and had your world turned upside down? Well, it has happened to me here. Deathgaze – I didn’t even realise  Continue Reading »

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