Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Deaf Radio – Modern Panic

Greece isn’t a country famed for its musical exports. What it did in defining philosophical, mathematical and political ideologies and formulae is unparalleled, but aside from a handful of outfits, there aren’t many household names to emerge from the Hellenic Republic.

Abigail Williams – Walk Beyond The Dark

Black metal is the infernal stalwart of the heavy umbrella. The old reliable. Though turns have been taken with the genre, ideas expanded and explored, and sacrilege aptly performed, there is a comfort in black metal that you don’t find with just any subgenre.
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Psychic Lemon – Freak Mammal

Back in 2017 Cambridge trio Psychic Lemon released their debut album, Frequency Rhythm Distortion Delay to rave reviews and it quickly became regarded as...
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Life Of Agony – Sound Of Scars

How do you follow up an album nearly 30 years old whilst maintaining credibility and making it sound like it belongs in...

CREATURE Live at The Chameleon Arts Cafe Nottingham 6th November

They won’t be in venues this small for long.
Bwing As An Ocean, Manchester, November 2019

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Every once in a while, there’s nothing better than some straight up metalcore to bang your head, sing-a-long and mosh with -...

Thrice and Refused Live at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire 30th October...

It is profoundly depressing that in 2019 bands of the stature and respectability of Thrice and Refused would get their venue downgraded. Originally slated...
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Schammasch – Hearts Of No Light

Perhaps the best extreme work of the year.

Damnation Festival 2019 Review

With a stacked line up filled with metal’s brightest underground sparks and a few big names to boot, Damnation does not look set to disappoint.

Daughters Live At Islington Assembly Hall 31st October

“It means a lot to be able to do this” drawls frontperson Alexis S.F. Marshall into a microphone that has been battered against his chest, forehead and the stage.

Austerity – Anarcho Punk Dance Party

As a debut LP it is wonderfully accomplished, and there’s a certainty that the band will grow as songwriters.

Nile – Vile Nilotic Rites

In four years, Nile have crafted a thing of extremity that borderlines on the beautiful.

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