Necronomicon - Unus

Necronomicon – Unus (album)

Release date: 18th October 2019 || Genre: Blackened death metal || Label: Season Of Mist This Montreal based, orchestral, blackened death metal band have nailed it with their latest album, Unus. Despite forming in the late 1980s, their first full length didn’t arrive until 1999, making this a 29th anniversary landmark, and it couldn’t been […]

Plague 9 - Mr Ass

Plague 9 – Mr Ass (ep)

Release date: 05th July 2019 || Genre: Heavy metal || Label: Self released Mr Ass. It’s not easy to guess what that album titled is meant to convey. The context of the music is much easier to grasp, however. A savagely raw, yet well managed bite has been applied across the board, and brings to […]

Varego - I Prophetic

Varego – I Prophetic (album)

Release date: 15th February 2019 || Genre: Progressive sudge || Label: Argonauta Records This instantly smacks of Mastodon! If I didn’t know better, the first vocals, riffs, and structures would have me believe, without a doubt, that’s who I was listening to. Opener proper, The Abstract Corpse, exists precisely between the simplistic magnitude of Crack […]

Dog Tired - The Electric Abyss

Dog Tired – The Electric Abyss (album)

Release date: 07th September 2019 || Genre: Metal || Label:¬†Self-released The Electric Abyss, the fourth album from Scottish metallers, Dog Tired, is a massive step in progression for the four piece. Although I have known this band since their very early days, even that pre-informed position offered little shelter from the onslaught to come. The […]

Warrior Within - In Darkness: Act 1

Warrior Within – In Darkness Act I (EP)

Release date: 12th May 2018 || Genre: Thrash || Label: Self-released The name matches the sound perfectly in the opening track of this opus from Warrior Within, as the intro pounds out something akin to the score for a Conan temple scene. It is a well chosen scene setter for what, on first glance, this […]