De Profundis - The Blinding Light Of Faith

De Profundis – The Blinding Light Of Faith (album)

Release date: 07th September 2018 || Genre: Progressive death metal || Label: Lusitanian Music After the immediate smash of fluent virtuosity, the first thing to be noticed on listening to The Blinding Light Of Faith, is that these riffs talk. Superlative twin guitar layering seems to drag the listener down a frantic rat’s path, guided by the infamous […]

The Eddies - Still Takin' The Mick

The Eddies – Still Takin’ The Mick (EP)

Release date: 02nd August 2018 || Genre: Punk rock || Label: Self-released The Eddies well and truly are a band at the heart of the Tayside punk scene. From continuously championing the genre in Dundee through their own music, to members’ involvement in the much loved, yearly Punktoberfest event, they have always been live in the community. Their […]

Manes - Slow Motion Death Sequence

Manes – Slow Motion Death Sequence (album)

Release date: 24th August 2018 || Genre: Experimental/metal/rock || Label: Debemur Morti Productions Norwegian outfit Manes have been on the go for a surprisingly long time. Formed in 1993, they were originally a black metal, two man project, releasing through some fairly recognised labels; Hammerheart and Candlelight. After a couple of years, they switched things up massively, delving […]

Dominicide - Dominicide

Dominicide – Dominicide (EP)

Release date: 30th September 2017 || Genre: Thrash metal || Label: Self-released Yes, this came out the best part of a year ago, and it’s taken me far to long to get round to covering it. Yet, cover it I shall. Glaswegians Dominicide have nailed a sound which isn’t tapped as often these days, especially in Scotland. However, […]

Virus - Force Recon

Virus – Force Recon (album)

Release date: April 1988 || Genre: Original thrash || Label: Metalworks/Combat Records Ancient Beats: Revisiting legendary releases This April marks the 30th anniversary of the release of Virus‘ second full-length release, Force Recon. One of the UK’s original thrash bands, Virus, as the story goes, never truly claimed what should have been their’s. However, FR has long been […]