Spreading The Disease - Mindcell

Spreading The Disease – Mindcell (EP)

Release date: 11th April 2019||Genre: Metal||Label: Surgery Records Played with conviction. That’s the first thing which springs to mind on hitting play, here. The second is “what (sub-) genre of metal is this?” It’s not that it’s Earth-shatteringly obscure, but it is certainly an uncommon blend. You couldn’t say Spreading The Disease play nu-metal, but […]

Allegaeon - Apoptosis

Allegaeon – Apoptosis (album)

Release date: 19th April 2019 || Genre: Melodic Death Metal || Label: Metal Blade When it comes to technical metal, I’ve always found the most pleasurable listens are those which ease off the gas from time to time, and let the music breathe. It delivers more impact when the full virtuosity of a band is […]

Behemoth Glasgow

Behemoth, At The Gates, Wolves In The Throne Room (live review 2)

Queen Margaret’s Union, Glasgow, February 11th 2019 It’s taken some time to pull this review together. Contrasting it with previous event coverage of the same touring line-up hasn’t been the easiest task, given the reduction of scale. Not being able to get there early on a work day, combined with doors being moved back half […]

Barshasketh - Barshasketh

Barshasketh – Barshasketh (album)

Release date: 15th January 2019 || Genre: Black Metal  || Label: World Terror Committee I’m not usually one to be totally sucked in by aesthetics, but, by all the gods, this is one beautiful package! And on limited edition double vinyl, none-the-less! I had to have it! I guess this is the effect Barshasketh were […]

Nebula - Charged (re-issue)

Nebula – Charged: re-issue (album)

You might think that some sort of sound collision between the diesel-fuelled suzz of Fu Manchu and the grunge sulk of Sonic Youth would result in something akin to The Foo Fighters. It doesn’t. It ends up as Nebula. Unsurprisingly, Charged was original put out by the legendary Sub Pop label, back in 2001, and […]