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Ex-teacher, judoka, and long-suffering Newcastle United fan.

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Review: Revulsion “Revulsion” [Transcending Obscurity Records]

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Indian label Transcending Obscurity show off their new toy with their first full-length album in 16 years – it’s been worth the wait. Despite their relatively long run in the ...
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Review: Pounder “Breaking the World” [Shadow Kingdom]

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The second LP from California’s classic hard rock rompers Pounder takes us back in time for cheesy fist-pumping riffs reminiscent of bands your dad grew out of when ...
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Review: Hulder “Godslastering Hymns of a Forlorn Peasantry” [Iron Bonehead]

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Antwerp/Portland’s black metal multi-instrumentalist returns with her first full-length album since starting out with 2018’s promising EP Ascending the Raven Stone. In true black metal fashion, earthy growls, ...
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Review: THRON “Pilgrim” [Listenable Records]

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Thron’s impressive run in blackened melodic death metal continues with their third LP in 6 years. A bestial release that shows off their colours – feral vocals, sophisticated drumming, ...
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Review: Eximperitus “Šahrartu” [Willowtip Records]

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In Sahrartu, Belarus’ Eximperitus offer comfort from the cold weather with warming riffs, red-hot drumming, and a reassuring blanket of melody. Riffs that snarl slowly back up ethereal drone solos Jerry ...
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Review: Possessed Steel “Aedris” [Temple of Mystery]

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Ontario’s Possessed Steel bring us ye olde fashioned metal with their first full length LP, Aedris, and offer plenty of melody, soaring vocals, and 70s stomping riffs, nicely ...
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Review: Transilvania “Of Sleep and Death” [Invictus Productions]

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Let’s do the compliment sandwich… the cover art and album title Of Sleep and Death are a pretty cool. Aren’t they? Ok, moving on. Austria’s Transilvania open their ...
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Review: Bloodletter “Funeral Hymns” [Petrichor]

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Death metal name? Check. Black metal album art? Check. Technical melodic punk thrash metalcore tunes? Check. Funeral Hymns is the second full-length release from Chicago’s Bloodletter, who deliver ...
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Review: Neck Cemetery “Born in a Coffin” [Reaper Entertainment Europe]

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If you want to start 2021 with some old fashioned, feel good, leather-waistcoat-wearing trve metal anthems, then look no further than Neck Cemetery’s Born in a Grave. You ...
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Review: WAYWARD DAWN “House Of Mirrors” [Emanzipation Productions]

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A short, sweet EP deserves a short, sweet review – charging chugs, rhythmic chanting, and low-end riffs through the crystal-crunch of Marshall Amps – it’s Wayward Dawn’s two-track ...
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Review: Genus Ordinis Dei “Glare of Deliverance” [Eclipse Records]

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Combining dreamy arpeggios, orchestral swells, and guttural vocals, Genus Ordinis Dei (or GOD to their friends) return with their third full-length symphonic metal concept album from Lombardy, Italy. ...
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