Manes - Slow Motion Death Sequence

Manes – Slow Motion Death Sequence (album)

Release date: 24th August 2018 || Genre: Experimental/metal/rock || Label: Debemur Morti Productions Norwegian outfit Manes have been on the go for a surprisingly long time. Formed in 1993, they were originally a black metal, two man project, releasing through some fairly recognised labels; Hammerheart and Candlelight. After a couple of years, they switched things up massively, delving […]

Dominicide - Dominicide

Dominicide – Dominicide (EP)

Release date: 30th September 2017 || Genre: Thrash metal || Label: Self-released Yes, this came out the best part of a year ago, and it’s taken me far to long to get round to covering it. Yet, cover it I shall. Glaswegians Dominicide have nailed a sound which isn’t tapped as often these days, especially in Scotland. However, […]

Virus - Force Recon

Virus – Force Recon (album)

Release date: April 1988 || Genre: Original thrash || Label: Metalworks/Combat Records Ancient Beats: Revisiting legendary releases This April marks the 30th anniversary of the release of Virus‘ second full-length release, Force Recon. One of the UK’s original thrash bands, Virus, as the story goes, never truly claimed what should have been their’s. However, FR has long been […]

Dreamfire - Atlantean Symphony

Dreamfire – Atlantean Symphony: 2018 Expanded edition (album)

  Release date: 27th April 2018 || Genre: Ambient/soundscape || Label: Minotauro Records There has been a recent upsurge in musical works which seem to have been written for the purpose of providing an audio background to movies which don’t exist. Or maybe they just don’t exist yet. Perhaps, one day, in the quest for new sources of […]

Collibus - Trusting The Illusion

Collibus – Trusting The Illusion (album)

Release date: 28th February 2018 || Genre: Prog metal || Label: No Dust Records Manchester based Collibus have really pulled out all the stops on this monstrous release. From the moment What We’ve All Become kicks in, you know you’ve cracked the seal on something beyond the usual. And as with all things musically strange, the reference […]