The Vice - White Teeth Rebellion

The Vice – White Teeth Rebellion (album)

Release date: 07th August 2020||Genre: Black ‘n’ roll||Label: Nobel Demon The Vice offer up a strange cross-breed on their new album, White Teeth Rebellion. As the self-applied descriptor suggests, they do indeed purvey some very fine black-n-roll. They lean heavily to both ends of the scale in that respect (often more rock than metal), and […]

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 […]

Deified - Anthrobscene

Deified – Anthrobscene (EP)

Release date: 29th May 2020||Genre: Groove metal||Label: Self released Some five years after winning their local Metal 2 The Masses, Deified are back with their third EP, Anthrobscene. At eight tracks, it could be argued that it’s actually an album, but I’m not arguing. Whichever it is, it fills the time well, running the gamut […]

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 […]