Shadowflag - In Asylum Requiem

Shadowflag – In Asylum Requiem (album)

Release date: 19th June 2020||Genre: Black metal||Label: Clobber Records Stomping black metal, tied to the genre’s origins, is what you get for most of Shadowflag‘s latest offering. Blast beats, tremolo picking, ghoulish shrieks: check, check, and check. It is in the murky experimentation that this release fully comes to life. Through the sea of sawing […]

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 […]

Entophyte - End Of Societys Sanity

Entophyte – End Of Society’s Sanity (album)

Release date: 23rd November 2019||Genre: Thrash||Label: Awakening Records Taken as an overall, Entophyte are a traditional thrash band, with Angel Witch vocals. That in itself should be enough to get a certain cross-section of metal fans hooked in to this 1992 re-issue, but wait… There’s more. This lot like to twist things up a little. […]

Bonehammer - Black Crust Invasion

Bonehammer – Black Crust Invasion (album)

Release date: 23rd August 2019||Genre: Blackened classic metal||Label: Self-released NWOBHM straight out of the starting blocks! Right? Well, so you might think of Bonehammer‘s opus, Black Crust Invasion. The vocals however, put a bit of a twist on that. The Uruk-like, blackened-death grunt of… transforms the overall feel of his musical backdrop. Gallops flip to […]