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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: Abnormality “Sociopathic Constructs” [Metal Blade records]

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If their first two albums introduced Abnormality to a growing number of admirers, this red hot of a poker follow-up to 2016 release Mechanisms Of Omniscience looks nailed ...
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Review: Inter Arma “Sulphur English” [Relapse Records]

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While Inter Arma may not be the only band playing music as intrinsically heavy as this, their well-defined sound remains quite distinct. Their 2016 release Paradise Gallows was ...
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Review: Árstíðir lífsins ”Saga á Tveim Tungum I: Vápn Ok Viðr” [Van Records]

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Those familiar with Árstíðir lífsins’ 2017 album Heljarkviða may feel the rug has been pulled from under their feet when their first chaotic charges of “Fornjóts synir ljótir ...
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Review: Goat Of Mendes ”Hagzussa – Riding The Fence” [Witches Brew Records]

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If asked to name a favourite German metal band it’s fair to say that such illustrious alumni as Kreator, Destruction and Sodom are likely to spring to mind. But these Teutonic ...
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Review: Downfall of Gaia ”Ethic of Radical Finitude” [Metal Blade Records]

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Downfall of Gaia have consistently delivered high-end post black metal since first coming together in 2008. They have rarely dropped the baton since then and in Ethic of Radical ...
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Review: Hecate Enthroned ”Embrace Of The Godless Aeon” [M-Theory Audio Records]

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Hecate Enthroned fans have endured a five-year wait for this album, and Embrace Of The Godless Aeon is also notable for being the band’s first recording with Joe ...
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Review: Ondfødt ”Dodsrikets Kallelse” [Immortal Frost Productions]

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If you’re seeking an icy soundtrack to the winter months that still lie ahead then Dodsrikets Kallelse will not disappoint. This sophomore album from Ondfødt is the latest to drop ...
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Review: Slaegt ”The Wheel Label” [Ván Records]

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Anyone seeking a winter warmer best leave Slaegt alone. There’s a cold blast blowing through their new album The Wheel and the temperature never really rises from the ...
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Review: Eversin “Armageddon Genesi” [My Kingdom Music Records]

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Eversin mark their first decade together by releasing their fourth album, which in all likelihood is their strongest yet. The title of  Armageddon Genesi speaks volumes for the psychological ...
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Review: Immortal “Northern Chaos Gods” (Nuclear Blast)

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It’s never pleasant when a much-loved band split, even more so when this is accompanied by bucket loads of acrimony, petty point-scoring and derision as was the case ...
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Gig report: Enslaved, High On Fire | 15. 10. 2018

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If there is any band that demonstrates the flexibility of metal, the ability it has to change and evolve, and the possibilities it offers for musical progression, it’s ...
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Review: Ultar “Kadath“ [Temple of Torturous Records]

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Siberia is often spoken of in reverential tones, with reference to its bleak icy plains, desolation and the infamous gulags. While Russia is developing a strong underground metal ...
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Review: Eternal Rot “Cadaverine” [Godz ov War Productions]

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Just a glance at the artwork surrounding Eternal Rot’s debut album Cadaverine tells you that the contents are not going to be pleasant. The sleeve captures a grotesque ...
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Review: Dalkhu “Lamentation and Ardent Fire” [Godz ov War Productions]

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Dalkhu have been among the most innovative firebrands of the underground Slovenian metal scene for well over a decade now. They’ve had a few comings and goings with ...
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Review: Shining “Animal” [Spinefarm Records]

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Trying to define the kind of music played by Shining is about as easy as pushing toothpaste back in the tube. Many have tried before with some kind ...
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Review: The Crawling “Wolves and the Hideous White” [Grindscene Records]

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To describe The Crawling as one of the most impressive new bands to emerge from Northern Ireland lately is doing them a disservice. The trio from Lisburn, eight ...
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Review: Anaal Nathrakh ”A New Kind Of Horror” [Metal Blade Records]

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To their fans, Anaal Nathrakh is an entity of almost blinding beauty. To the rest they paint an unbearable soundscape almost written as the aural accompaniment to the apocalypse. ...
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Review: Azaghal ”Valo Pohjoisesta” [Immortal Frost Productions]

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While Immortal Frost Productions provide an invaluable window through which to glimpse new black metal extremities emerging, albeit not quite into the sunlight, that’s not to say that everything ...
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Review: Evilon ”Leviathan” [Wormholedeath Records]

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Swedish newcomers Evilon have announced themselves to the world with an outstanding debut album, full of mystique, Celtic influence and Nordic mythology. When the various pieces of the ...
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Festival report: Bloodstock Open Air 2018

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Bloodstock is the UK’s premiere metal festival, this year attracting a record 18,000 revved up metalheads to the leafy surrounds of Catton Park in Derbyshire. With four stages ...
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