Fallujah – The Flesh Prevails

Very few metal albums have been hyped as much as Fallujah’s second full length album ‘The Flesh Prevails’ has. Though their first album put them on the map as one of better deathcore bands, blending technical death metal and progressive metal elements together, it was their Nomadic EP in 2013 that really made this a

Falls of Rauros & Panopticon – Split 12″

Both Falls of Rauros and Panopticon are United States black metal-ish bands who have collaborated for this powerful 12" split release. Panopticon (actually a solo project) is openly anarchistic in the real sense of the term, opposing both the state and capitalism. While I’m not quite so certain about Falls of Rauros, looking at the

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Hour of Penance – Regicide

Hour of Penance are a technical death metal band from Italy that have been around for about 15 years now, forming back in 1999. For a decade and a half this band has been refining and perfecting its brand of death metal largely in the shadows, being better associated with consistency and iteration rather than

Review: Naðra – “Eitur”

In the last few months I’ve been fascinated by the Icelandic metal scene. Musically it seems to take what Norway and Sweden are doing with death and black metal but somehow make it even darker and, in many cases, stranger. A good example of this would be Wormlust who take atmospheric black metal and infuse

Liber Necris – Negative Creator

Sometimes you click play on an album without knowing quite what to expect and find yourself blown away by what you find, and this is one of such occasions. Liber Necris’ EP Negative Creator is one of the most ferociously heavy records I have ever had the borderline-masochistic pleasure of listening to. Drawing together influences

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Invidious – In Death

Invidious are a Swedish death/black metal band from Uppsala, Sweden, a city also home to Watain and In Solitude. What first drew me to this band was the discovery that Pelle Åhman, vocalist in heavy metal band In Solitude (a personal favourite), was also the vocalist in a death metal band. Having heard his fantastic

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Behemoth – The Satanist

If you’re at all familiar with the death metal scene then Behemoth really need no introduction. For the uninitiated, however, Behemoth are a Polish blackened death metal band that formed back in 1991. Their progression from their early pure black metal sound to their more recent sound which is primarily death metal with some black

Angist are a female-fronted old school death metal band from Iceland! That line on its own should be enough to intrigue you. Angist combine an insane level of brutality, accentuated by strong dual guitar leads, very strong vocals from vocalist Edda, and consistently strong drumming. It must also be said that this is one of

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