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Vitriol – Suffer & Become – Album Review

Artist: Vitriol Album Title: Suffer & Become Label: Century Media Records Date of Release: 26 January 2024 There’s a time and a place to have your face, ears, and every other appendage ripped off by some extreme music and, for me, that time is now, courtesy of this beast of an album, ‘Suffer & Become’  Continue Reading »

Cognizence – Phantazein – Album Review

Artist: Cognizance Album Title: Phantazein Label: Willowtip Records Date of Release: 26 January 2024 I come to this review with little knowledge of Cognizance, other than they are a UK-based band that fits somewhere within the technical death metal spectrum, with more than a hint or two of deathcore. And it was the latter that  Continue Reading »

Exocrine – Legend – Album Review

Artist: Exocrine Album Title: Legend Label: Season Of Mist Date of Release: 26 January 2024 It was only eighteen months ago that I was sitting open-mouthed, experiencing my first taste of Exocrine via their fifth full-length release, ‘The Hybrid Suns’. The quartet from Bordeaux, France had eluded me despite being in existence since 2015, but  Continue Reading »

Top 30 Albums Of The Year 2023

Despite going AWOL for large chunks of the year and not reviewing all of the albums I wanted to, I never stopped listening to new music at any time. And so, by (not so) popular demand, I thought I’d still put together a post detailing my favourite albums of 2023. My usual Top 30 daily  Continue Reading »

Chronicle – Where Chaos Thrives – Album Review

Artist: Chronicle Album Title: Where Chaos Thrives Label: Mighty Music Date of Release: 19 May 2023 ‘Hmm…that looks like an interesting, strangely alluring cover’, I thought whilst flicking through the mountain of promos sent my way of late. ‘For fans of The Black Dahlia Murder, Carcass, Children Of Bodom, Revocation’, I then read. ‘Consider my  Continue Reading »

Ne Obliviscaris – Exul – Album Review

Artist: Ne Obliviscaris Album Title: Exul Label: Season Of Mist Date of Release: 24 March 2023 How do you follow an album of the outstanding quality of ‘Urn’? An album about which I am on record as stating: “…Ne Obliviscaris have put together a near-flawless masterpiece with ‘Urn’. It is the sound of the progressive  Continue Reading »

Greylotus – Downfall – Album Review

Artist: Greylotus Album Title: Downfall Label: The Artisan Era Date of Release: 8 July 2022 Hailing from Baltimore, Maryland, Greylotus are a relatively new and emerging name in the technical death metal arena. They released an EP in 2018 entitled ‘Savior’, and toured in the US with Abiotic, Cognitive, and God Of Nothing in 2019.  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 »

Exocrine – The Hybrid Suns – Album Review

Artist: Exocrine Album Title: The Hybrid Suns Label: Unique Leader Records Date of Release: 17 June 2022 I come at this review as a newbie, unfamiliar with the work of Exocrine, but within a couple of spins through, I found myself wishing that this wasn’t the case. However, it isn’t the greatest surprise in the  Continue Reading »

Truent – Through The Vale Of Earthly Torment – Album Review

Artist: Truent Album Title: Through The Vale Of Earthly Torment Label: Independent Release Date of Release: 17 June 2022 The opportunity to review a debut album and an independent release is something I always struggle to refuse, and so here I am reviewing ‘Through the Vale Of Earthly Torment’, the first full-length record to see  Continue Reading »


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