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ALBUM REVIEW: Misery Index – Rituals Of Power

You may recognise the name of Misery Index’s drummer, one Adam Jarvis, from his other musical projects including Pig Destroyer and Scour. This hugely inspirational pillar of extreme metal is widely regarded as one of the key aspects of the grindcore/death metal scene of late, and his influence is identified all over this new Misery Index record. Read More

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ALBUM REVIEW: Venom Prison – Samsara

Venom Prison burst onto the scene in 2016 with their debut record, ‘Animus’, creating a disgustingly violent statement of intent from the very start. While bands such as Architects, While She Sleeps, and Black Peaks are steadily climbing the ranks and playing to bigger venues in front of more people, there hasn’t really been an awful lot to shout about from the death metal subgenre within the UK. Read More

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ALBUM REVIEW: Fallujah – Undying Light

American atmospheric death metal troupe Fallujah are now onto their fourth studio record ‘Undying Light’, and a few things have changed since their last effort. Antonio Palermo (ex-Underling), is their new vocalist in tow, and he’s no stranger to the band having guested on ‘Prison Of The Mind’ from their 2011 debut record, ‘The Harvest Wombs’. Read More

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ALBUM REVIEW: Children Of Bodom – Hexed

Children Of Bodom are one of those bands who have somewhat suffered from the incredible levels of quality of their initial material. From debut record ‘Something Wild’ (1997), through ‘Hatebreeder’ (1999), ‘Follow The Reaper’ (2000), ‘Hate Crew Deathroll’ (2003), to ‘Are You Dead Yet?’ (2005), there aren’t many examples of a better start to a metal band’s career. Read More

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ALBUM REVIEW: Beast In Black – From Hell With Love

Finnish power metal band Beast In Black were founded in 2015 by guitarist and songwriter Anton Kabanen not long after he left his previous band, Battle Beast. While the ‘Beast’ moniker has been retained – a tribute to the Japanese manga and anime series Berserk – the same can also be said for the musical style of the band veering on the chest-beating pomp of full on power metal. Read More

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ALBUM REVIEW: Within Temptation – Resist

‘Resist’ marks Dutch symphonic rock act Within Temptation’s seventh studio record since forming back in 1996. Founding members – vocalist Sharon den Adel and long-term partner and guitarist Robert Westerholt – have openly admitted having had encountered struggles since previous record ‘Hydra’ was released in 2014. Yet, despite these circumstances (and a small production delay at the tail end of 2018), this new record is now seeing the light of day. Read More