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 […]

Dreamfire - Atlantean Symphony

Dreamfire – Atlantean Symphony: 2018 Expanded edition (album)

  Release date: 27th April 2018 || Genre: Ambient/soundscape || Label: Minotauro Records There has been a recent upsurge in musical works which seem to have been written for the purpose of providing an audio background to movies which don’t exist. Or maybe they just don’t exist yet. Perhaps, one day, in the quest for new sources of […]

Collibus - Trusting The Illusion

Collibus – Trusting The Illusion (album)

Release date: 28th February 2018 || Genre: Prog metal || Label: No Dust Records Manchester based Collibus have really pulled out all the stops on this monstrous release. From the moment What We’ve All Become kicks in, you know you’ve cracked the seal on something beyond the usual. And as with all things musically strange, the reference […]

Witch Tripper - I, Of The Storm

Witch Tripper – I Of The Storm (album)

Release date: 14th April 2018 || Genre: Heavy metal || Label: Self-released Witch Tripper‘s I, Of The Storm opus seemed an odd one. It set a certain tone instantly, coming across as a classic-come-doom rock release with a thick layer of sleaze metal. However, later tracks were very strongly reliant on first wave thrash. The juxtaposition wasn’t […]