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17.03.17

Hey. Melodic death metal, anyone? If so, check out the latest album by Wolfheart and enjoy! (US version here) Wolfheart – TyhjyysFiled under: 2017, Metal

The Quietus review
23.11.16

One of the most breathtaking voyages the British Isles has to offer is the three-hour drive from the mouth of the River Clyde to the Mull of Kintyre on Scotland’s west coast (don...

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30.10.16

Hello. The new album by Marching Church was added to Spotify two days ago. Genre: alternative/experimental rock. Enjoy! Marching Church – Telling It Like It IsFiled under: 2016...

The Quietus review
30.09.15

The latest missive from the pit where Gnaw Their Tongues lurks gets at once medieval and modernist on every square centimetre of the willing supplicant's disease-ridden flesh...

The Quietus review
25.08.15

"This is my music, so I will write what I want. And if you are listening to music because 'a woman made it', then turn it off. Listen to any music only if it speaks to your ears...

Under The Radar review
12.08.15

In 1978 a little-known four-piece band from the suburbs of Chicago self-released a record with little promotion and less fanfare. It was the only record the band would release...

Punk News review
05.08.15

Cradle of Filth releasing a concept record is like Tim Burton casting Johnny Depp in his next movie. Of course that's what they're going to do, why bother acting surprised? It's...

Punk News review
07.07.15

Two albums in, post-black metal outfit Vattnet Viskar seems to be hitting its stride with Settler. If that sounds like a backhanded compliment to the band’s output thus far, it’s...

The Quietus review
07.05.15

In the last year or so it has been thrilling to watch the growth of Stockholm's underground experimental electronics, which arrived fairly out of nowhere with the appearance of...

The Quietus review
13.04.15

It's often difficult to pinpoint how exactly self-awareness is communicated through music, but when it's there, it's tangible. For Elias Bender Rønnenfelt, it's the factor that...

Punk News review
02.04.15

Traditional Dutch punk band Funeral Oration started off in the early 1980s releasing a few demo tapes and long since out of print albums that never gained any attention outside of...

Under The Radar review
23.03.15

Liturgy takes underground metal's confounded expectations, along with their own progressive black metal vision, to the nth degree on The Ark Work. More

The Quietus review
22.04.15

As an album, The Ark Work has certainly polarised the public. While some praise it for its triumphant, innovatively rounded sound, others despise the fact that it we're supposed...

Punk News review
15.04.15

If you follow the world of black metal at all, you probably have an opinion on Liturgy. Before Deafheaven (although not that much before Deafheaven) Liturgy were the band that the...

The Quietus review
23.03.15

There is a strong urge to let the news around the personal life of multi-instrumentalist Jef Whitehead (aka Wrest) diminish the value of the twisted, unforgiving and staunchly...

Punk News review
12.03.15

Venom are one of the most important bands in the history of heavy music. They had a hand in the creation of thrash metal, death metal and black metal (even giving the latter genre...

Punk News review
16.02.15

Xibalba declares war. They are ripping down all genre restrictions in their way, leading a full-fledged hardcore invasion into the 9th circle of death metal hell. Xibalba...

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13.12.14

Hi. From last month: the intense new album by Primordial. Genre: black/pagan metal. Enjoy! (Version for AT, CH and DE here.) Primordial – Where Greater Men Have FallenFiled under...

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16.11.14

Hello again. The final update of this weeks is the relaxing new album by Recondite. Genre: electronic. Enjoy! (Yes, you remember this correctly. I did write about this guy almost...

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29.10.14

Morning. The strong debut album by Mysteries is a very recent addition to the Spotify library. Genre: electronic/pop. Enjoy! Mysteries – New Age Music Is HereFiled under: 2014...

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31.10.14

Morning. The strong debut album by Mysteries is a very recent addition to the Spotify library. Genre: electronic/pop. Enjoy! Mysteries – New Age Music Is HereFiled under: 2014...

The Quietus review
06.10.14

As far as survivors from the heady days of New York's downtown arts scene go, few can claim to have remained contemporary for as long as Stuart Argabright. His now-solo project...

NME review
18.09.14

The electronic trio get playful and expansive on the follow-up to their Mercury Prize-winning debut

Under The Radar review
19.09.14

Alt-J's 2012 debut, An Awesome Wave, is one of the great modern indie success stories. The now-trademark unconventional and accessible songs took both the independent and the...

Insound review
19.08.14

One of the Bay Area’s most interesting bands, Botanist is excited to announce their sixth sequential release. Titled VI: Flora , this elevensong album was recorded by Otrebor in...

Insound review
05.08.14

The World We Left Behind is Nachtmystium's final album.

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09.08.14

Evening. The new album by Nachtmystium was recently added to the Spotify library. Genre: psychedelic black metal. Enjoy! Nachtmystium – The World We Left BehindFiled under: 2014...

The Quietus review
05.08.14

Nachtmystium were no more. The preceding sentence should bring a grimace to the face of folks who have been directly affected by founding member Blake Judd’s drug-fuelled exploits...

Clash review
08.07.14

Not particularly black, definitely not metal...

NME review
18.07.14

Metal's black sheep ditch their guitars for synths on follow-up to 2011's 'Celestial Lineage'

The Quietus review
15.07.14

Few sounds are as mournful as Wolves In The Throne Room in their fullest, apogee-scraping flight. It's not necessary in the slightest to know what they're talking about - that...

Punk News review
11.06.14

It is no longer hyperbolic to say Tombs have gotten better with every album. They have a legitimate streak going, with every release redefining the band's sound. Just as...

Insound review
02.06.14

Sardonic Wrath was initially released in 2004 and was Darkthrone's final album for the Moonfog Productions label. With a suitably raw sound courtesy of Lars Klokkerhaug, the album...

Insound review
27.05.14

New York black metal titans Black Anvil return with their third full length Hail Death —an uncompromisingly heavy mix of Dissection, Slayer and Behemoth. While many of Black Anvil...

Insound review
19.05.14

Now available again in the USA, this special dual disc recording contains early and cult recordings from one of black metal’s most ominous artists.

Insound review
13.05.14

With their new album looming on the horizon, the group is poised to add another masterpiece to their impeccable repertoire. If Marrow of the Spirit was the apocalyptic unraveling...