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Necrowretch – Swords Of Dajjal – Album Review

Artist: Necrowretch Album Title: Swords Of Dajjal Label: Season Of Mist: Underground Activists Date of Release: 2 February 2024 For once, it was not the cover artwork that drew me to this release. I mean, look at it. It’s awful. Well, that’s my personal opinion, in any case. The central figure resembles one of the  Continue Reading »

Necrofier – Burning Shadows In The Southern Night – Album Review

Artist: Necrofier Album Title: Burning Shadows In the Southern Light Label: Season Of Mist Date of Release: 2 June 2023 Some of you may remember as far back as October 2021, and my review of the debut full-length release from Necrofier. If you do, you’ll recall that ‘Prophecies Of Eternal Darkness’ was a bit of  Continue Reading »

Cloak – Black Flame Eternal – Album Review

Artist: Cloak   Album Title: Black Flame Eternal Label: Season Of Mist Date of Release: 26 May 2023 I reviewed the debut album from Cloak, ‘To Venomous Depths’ back in 2017, and was reasonably impressed by it as I recall. But I missed the follow-up that arrived two years later as it coincided with a  Continue Reading »

Thulcandra – Hail The Abyss – Album Review

Artist: Thulcandra Album Title: Hail The Abyss Label: Napalm Records Date of Release: 19 May 2023 It’s entirely possible that 2023 could become known as the year of blackened death metal. With a number of quality releases already at the disposal of the genre afficionados, we’re offered yet another tasty platter, in the form of  Continue Reading »

Graveworm – Killing Innocence – Album Review

Artist: Graveworm Album Title: Killing Innocence Label: AFM Records Date of Release: 28 April 2023  I first discovered Graveworm via their 2003 album, ‘Engraved In Black’. I bought it blind and, apart from the odd song here and there, I listen to it very infrequently. In fact, after buying this record, their fourth full-length studio  Continue Reading »

Thron – Dust – Album Review

Artist: Thron Album Title: Dust Label: Listenable Records Date of Release: 31 March 2023 I know that the world has gone a bit crazy over the last few years, but when did I suddenly wake up and find myself in mid-90s Scandinavia? More specifically, in a rugged, windswept landscape somewhere along the unforgiving Norwegian coastline?  Continue Reading »

Demonstealer – The Propaganda Machine – Album Review

Artist: Demonstealer Album Title: The Propaganda Machine Label: Black Lion Records Date of Release: 31 March 2023 It’s the story of 2023 it seems – reviewing albums long after they have been released. It isn’t necessarily deliberate, but a by-product of the fact that I’m desperately trying to achieve a few things. Firstly, there was  Continue Reading »

Frozen Dawn – The Decline Of The Enlightened Gods – Album Review

Artist: Frozen Dawn Album Title: The Decline Of The Enlightened Gods Label: Transcending Obscurity Date of Release: 10 February 2023 There’s something in the water in 2023 where black metal is concerned. It’s mid-February and already I have waxed lyrical about the new …And Oceans record, ‘As In Gardens, So In Tombs’, as well as  Continue Reading »

Revocation – Netherheaven – Album Review

Artist: Revocation Album Title: Netherheaven Label: Metal Blade Records Date of Release: 9 September 2022 For a band that seemingly creates new material faster than you can say ‘new release’, a gap of four years between albums is something of an unexpected headline. Nevertheless, this is the reality with which we are faced, in part  Continue Reading »

Epoch Of Unlight – At War With The Multiverse – Album Review

Artist: Epoch Of Unlight Album Title: At War With The Multiverse Label: Dark Horizon Records Date of Release: 16 September 2022 Out of a silent 17-year void come Epoch Of Unlight, ready to unleash their first new material since 2005’s ‘The Continuum Hypothesis’. Formed way back in 1990, when I was still vey much in  Continue Reading »


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