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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 »

Bloodbath – Survival Of The Sickest – Album Review

Artist: Bloodbath Album Title: Survival Of The Sickest Label: Napalm Records Date of Release: 9 September 2022 Bearing in mind that I spent the entirety of the pandemic repping these guys with my Bloodbath facemask, it would feel incongruous were I not to review their latest album, even if it did drop during a period  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 »

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 »

Soilwork – Övergivenheten – Album Review

Artist: Soilwork Album Title: Övergivenheten Label: Nuclear Blast Records Date of Release: 19 August 2022 I find it absolutely fascinating how the pandemic has affected different people, and bands, so differently. Some found it a positive and ultimately helpful experience, whilst others really struggled. Based on the tone and honesty of the press release that  Continue Reading »

Abaddon Incarnate – The Wretched Sermon – Album Review

Artist: Abaddon Incarnate Album Title: The Wretched Sermon Label: Transcending Obscurity Records Date of Release: 5 August 2022 It has been a busy time of late, so I am playing serious catch-up with some reviews that I have been meaning to write. This is one such album, the new long player from Irish grindcore/death metal  Continue Reading »

Wake – Thought Form Descent – Album Review

Artist: Wake Album Title: Thought Form Descent Label: Metal Blade Records Date of Release: 22 July 2022 Canadian band Wake have been around since 2009 but until now, they haven’t been high on my list of bands to check out, principally because they started life as a grindcore band. I like a bit of grind  Continue Reading »

Krisiun – Mortem Solis – Album Review

Artist: Krisiun Album Title: Mortem Solis Label: Century Media Records Date of Release: 29 July 2022 One thing about music that never ceases to interest me, is the way in which some artists can enjoy a long and successful career, whilst others do not, despite creating a final product that’s not a whole lot different.  Continue Reading »

Witchery – Nightside – Album Review

Artist: Witchery Album Title: Nightside Label: Century Media Records Date of Release: 22 July 2022 Swedish band Witchery have been around since 1997 – that’s twenty-five years, a quarter of a century – and for all of that time, they have remained at the periphery of my affections. Over the course of seven studio albums,  Continue Reading »


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