CD review CARNIFEX ‘World War X’

(8/10) Deathcore days at Nuclear Blast. One week after having released Thy Art Is Murder's newest album it's Carnifex' 'World War X' being next crushing Deathcore album that hits the shelfs. The Californian quintet proves with their newest longplayer that Deathcore is much more than solely noise. Album number seven lasers in again on brutal... Continue Reading →

CD review BATUSHKA ‘Hospodi’

(9/10) It was in 2015 when Polish Batushka took a step out of the shadows and went straight into darkness. That's at least how you could describe the beginning of one of the most disruptive Metal bands these days. Batushka, that's art and art needs to challenge borders and limitation. The Polish powerhouse is doing... Continue Reading →

CD review ABBATH ‘Outstrider’

(8/10) If you think about Norwegian Black Metal the name of Abbath crosses your path for sure more than once. The break-through came in the ‘90s with Immortal and it’s genre defining album s such as ‘Sons of Northern Darkness’ that are timeless documents of the earlier days of Black Metal. In the meantime Abbath... Continue Reading →

CD review FIRESPAWN ‘Abominate’

(9/10) Swedish Death Metal powerhouse Firespawn premiered in 2015 with ‘Lucifer Has Spoken’. You can speak of an all-star band looking on the rich musical background of the five involved musicians. Although I don’t like the term a lot it fits in this context and there’s no doubt that LG Petrov, A. Impaler, Victor Brandt,... Continue Reading →

CD review LICE ‘Woe Betide You’

(7/10) Avantgarde metaller Lice is a mystic player in the fields of metal. Not that much is known about the band that consists of Shining's Nikolas Kvarforth and J of Spanish Teitanblood. The third band member is Kirill Krowli, responsible for guitar, bass and effects. 'Woe Betide You' is the current output of this trio... Continue Reading →

CD review KETZER ‘Cloud Collider’

(8/10) To a certain extend German metallers Ketzer become more and more an unpredictable outfit in the fields of black metal. After having release two savage albums it was the third longplayer, ‘Starless’, that has been like a curveball. The guys from Cologne readjusted their sound rather dramatically by adding a lot of atmospheric elements... Continue Reading →

CD review INTER ARMA ‘Sulphur English’

(9/10) Richmond, VA is the homebase of this powerful Metal band that releases with 'Sulphur English' their fourth full-length album in their 13th year of existence. Frontman Mike Paparo describes the new album as being 'definitely a fuck-you to people' and I think it describes this longplayer extremely well. 'Sulphur English' is a raging record... Continue Reading →

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