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Paul Castles
Living in the 'birthplace of metal' - Birmingham, UK - Paul Castles has been covering the extreme metal scene for many years.

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Review: NEUNTOTER “Stench to Stench”

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NEUNTOTER “Stench to Stench” Xtreem Music With 28 songs shoehorned into 54 minutes it’s fair to say that Neuntoter don’t hang around. By their own extreme standards the ...
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Review: SHORES OF NULL “Black Drapes For Tomorrow”

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SHORES OF NULL “Black Drapes For Tomorrow” Candlelight / Spinefarm Records Shores of Null plunge the emotional depths with their impressive new release Black Drapes For Tomorrow. It’s ...
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Review: Aversio Humanitatis “Longing for the Untold”

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Aversio Humanitatis “Longing for the Untold” Black Seed Productions Prepare for an uncomfortable ride with this four-track EP from Aversio Humanitatis. Expect bruises to be worn like badges ...
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Review: Pallbearer “Heartless”

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Pallbearer “Heartless” Nuclear Blast records Pallbearer have been one of the great innovators of the modern day US doom scene creating painstakingly poignant canvases on which they express ...
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Review: BEASTCRAFT “The Infernal Gospels Of Primitive Devil Worship”

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BEASTCRAFT “The Infernal Gospels Of Primitive Devil Worship” Pulverised Records The Infernal Gospels of Primitive Devil Worship is a searing slab of traditional black metal but one that ...
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Review: Alunah “Solennial”

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Alunah “Solennial” Svart Records Alunah’s trajectory has soared relentlessly upwards since the Birmingham doom quartet formed in 2010. Since the release five years ago of their debut album ...
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Review: CRAVEN IDOL “The Shackles Of Mammon”

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CRAVEN IDOL “The Shackles Of Mammon” Dark Descent Records Craven Idol hail from London but you suspect the Dickensian alleyways, lairs and smog submerged rooftops they inhabit are ...
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Review: Doedsvangr “Satan ov Suns”

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Doedsvangr “Satan ov Suns” Immortal Frost Productions Doedsvangr may be a relative newcomer to the tortured ranks of Scandi black metal, but its three poisoned protagonists are no ...
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Review: The Crawling “Anatomy of Loss”

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The Crawling “Anatomy of Loss” Grindscene Records   The Irish extreme metal scene is bustling at the moment, as anyone who’s witnessed a raft of excellent acts making ...
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Review: ENEPSIGOS “Plague of Plagues”

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ENEPSIGOS “Plague of Plagues” Drakkar Productions Enepsigos may sound like a highly infectious disease contracted from the suffocating climate of the Amazonian Rainforest but it is in fact ...
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Review: Balfor “Black Serpent Rising”

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Balfor “Black Serpent Rising” Drakkar Productions Since the release of Barbaric Blood just over five years ago Balfor have undergone  wholesale personnel changes. These mean that the only original band ...
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Review: Apostate Viaticum “Before the Gates of Gomorrah”

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Apostate Viaticum “Before the Gates of Gomorrah” Invictus Productions If you’ve never set foot in Dublin’s fair city then you may suffer from the misapprehension that everyone sits ...
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Review: Meshuggah “The Violent Sleep of Reason”

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Meshuggah “The Violent Sleep of Reason” Nuclear Blast records Meshuggah have never been a band for the feint-hearted. The Swedish soundtrack they have developed over the past 30 ...
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