No Raza - Transcending Material Sins

No Raza – Transcending Material Sins (album)

Release date: 20th March 2020||Genre: Death metal||Label: Nobel Demon No Raza have nailed it! This album is absolutely huge! It’s just riff, after riff, after riff! All of it presented with well-crafted authenticity, and crushing enthusiasm. This is their fourth, and could be said best, full-length, and it is right up there. From shuddering grooves, […]

Deified - Anthrobscene

Deified – Anthrobscene (EP)

Release date: 29th May 2020||Genre: Groove metal||Label: Self released Some five years after winning their local Metal 2 The Masses, Deified are back with their third EP, Anthrobscene. At eight tracks, it could be argued that it’s actually an album, but I’m not arguing. Whichever it is, it fills the time well, running the gamut […]

Graveir - King Of The Silent World

Graveir – King Of The Silent World (album)

Release date: 17th April 2020||Genre: Black metal||Label: Impure Sounds As jangly guitars and straight up drums introduce King Of The Silent World, it seems as though this is going to be one for fans of black n roll. That would be a bit of a sideways step from Graveir‘s previous fare of discordant, 21st century […]

Torchia - The Coven

Torchia – The Coven (album)

Release date: 27th March 2020||Genre: Metal||Label: Rockshots Records Melodic blackened power death thrash? Too many tags in one? Apparently not. Torchia manage all five, and it sounds pretty damn good! It’s consistent throughout, as well, which is a pleasure to behold. All too easy a mark to miss. Their more song-bird moments sound very Scandinavian […]

Xenos - Filthgrinder

Xenos – Filthgrinder (album)

Release date: 24th January 2020||Genre: Thrash metal|| Label: Club Inferno No wonder the folks in Xenos picked a title like Filthgrinder to represent this work. It reeks of industrial crust. This is a pretty raw, open sound, a bit like putting your head inside a ship engine. You can still hear everything, but it’s all […]