Catalysis - Catalysis 2018

Catalysis – Catalysis 2018 (EP)

Release date: 14th December 2018 || Genre: Metal  || Label: Self-released  Strap yourselves in! Dundee’s Catalysis are back in the saddle, and ready to deliver a crushing blow! This self-titled EP is a significant level-up from 2017’s Into The Unknown, on most fronts. The production is absolutely top tier stuff, unsurprising with the professional hands of Aborted‘s Mendel […]

Oracle - Tales Of Pythia

Oracle – Tales Of Pythia (EP)

Release date: 08th October 2018 || Genre: Thrash/groove metal  || Label: Self-released  Northern Ireland’s Oracle have a pretty straight forward approach for the most part; grab a hook, and smash it into people’s ears. It’s an effective way to get across their message of humanity’s disastrous relationship with our environment. Hailing from Belfast, Northern Ireland, Tales Of […]

Darkness Divine - Prelude

Darkness Divine – Prelude (EP)

Release date: 07th September 2018 || Genre: Metal || Label: Self-released Glasgow’s Darkness Divine are certainly dedicated, at their core, to an old school kind of hair/sleaze rock/metal on their Prelude EP (at this length it could possibly be considered an album). There are peaks and valleys throughout, depending on personal preference, but opener, Digression, in my mind, is utterly steeped […]

Agrypnie

Agrypnie, Total Self Hatred, Arroganz, Asphagor (live review)

Viper Room, Vienna, 17th October 2018 Vienna is some city. Everything seems to be built massive. To be honest, it can leave one awestruck at times. That doesn’t stop them from hosting an exemplary transport system, but we still managed to arrive a bit late (after walking the wrong way for a few minutes) and […]

In The Woods - Cease The Day

In The Woods – Cease The Day (album)

Release date: 23rd November 2018 || Genre: Experimental/prog/metal || Label: Debemur Morti Productions Here we have the first album in just two years from Norweigan progressive metallers, In The Woods. Before that, it was the best part of a decade since their last studio recording. However, this represents something of a small step away from last release, Pure. Stripping […]