Dirge - Lost Empyrean

Dirge – Lost Empyrean (album)

Release date: 14th December 2018 || Genre: Atmospheric doom  || Label: Debemur Morti Productions Dirge is as Dirge does. This is one slow moving album, which could be described as cosmic, sweeping, bleak, yet none of those words alone could truly give you an impression of how massive the sound is. Eternal free-fall, with the volume at […]

Skull Pit - Skull Pit

Skull Pit – Skull Pit (album)

Release date: 16th November 2018 || Genre: Old school rock/metal  || Label: Metal Blade Records Bearing more than a passing resemblance to Motörhead, Skull Pit is the eponymous debut release from a duo spread about as far across the globe as possible. Featuring Tatsu Mikami (Church Of Misery), and Mem V. Stein (Exumer), it was recorded across […]

Catalysis - Catalysis 2018

Catalysis – Catalysis 2018 (EP)

Release date: 14th December 2018 || Genre: Metal  || Label: Self-released  Strap yourselves in! Dundee’s Catalysis are back in the saddle, and ready to deliver a crushing blow! This self-titled EP is a significant level-up from 2017’s Into The Unknown, on most fronts. The production is absolutely top tier stuff, unsurprising with the professional hands of Aborted‘s Mendel […]

Oracle - Tales Of Pythia

Oracle – Tales Of Pythia (EP)

Release date: 08th October 2018 || Genre: Thrash/groove metal  || Label: Self-released  Northern Ireland’s Oracle have a pretty straight forward approach for the most part; grab a hook, and smash it into people’s ears. It’s an effective way to get across their message of humanity’s disastrous relationship with our environment. Hailing from Belfast, Northern Ireland, Tales Of […]

Darkness Divine - Prelude

Darkness Divine – Prelude (EP)

Release date: 07th September 2018 || Genre: Metal || Label: Self-released Glasgow’s Darkness Divine are certainly dedicated, at their core, to an old school kind of hair/sleaze rock/metal on their Prelude EP (at this length it could possibly be considered an album). There are peaks and valleys throughout, depending on personal preference, but opener, Digression, in my mind, is utterly steeped […]