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 […]

Final Coil - The World We Left Behind

Final Coil – The World We Left Behind For Others (album)

Release date: 12th April 2019 || Genre: Metal || Label: Wormholedeath Records It took a while to get around to covering this. In all honesty, I was taking an extensive wander around Suzz Lane, Tech-death Avenue, and Pagan Wynd when it landed. Being utterly unconnected to any of these, it seemed obvious some intensive time […]