Metal Reviews

Ithaca - The Language Of Injury Album Cover Artwork
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Ithaca – The Language of Injury (, , )
17th January 2019 -

Nowadays it’s hard to have any national pride. With the rise of populism and the far right leading to such wondrous results as the incumbent United States President and Brexit, taking gratification in one’s birth country is nigh on impossible. How refreshing then that, certainly for British readers, we can take solace and delight in the fact that we have… Read More »

Malevolent Creation The 13th Beast Album Cover
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Malevolent Creation – The 13th Beast (, )
16th January 2019 -

This far into such a long and distinguished career, it’s rather difficult for bands like Malevolent Creation to continue evolving their sound and managing to stand out in amongst the often crowded, often brilliant metal scene of 2019. If keeping up with the times wasn’t hard enough, the US quartet have also had to deal with the added tragedy of… Read More »

Legion Of The Damned - Slaves Of The Shadow Realm Album Artwork
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Legion of the Damned – Slaves of the Shadow Realm (, )
10th January 2019 -

The 1980s were the glory days for a multitude of musical disciplines. The genre that had the biggest and longest lasting impact – at least in the realms of heavy music – was undeniably thrash. Whether it’s Master of Puppets or Raining Blood that instantly jumps to mind, it was a decade that saw a golden age for metal, with… Read More »

Khaidian - Penumbra Album Cover Artwork
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Khaidian – Penumbra (, , , )
8th January 2019 -

Prog hasn’t always been cool. In the 1970s, the excessive virtuosity and middle classed barrier to entry gave rise to the rebellion of punk, and prog shrank away to a genre that one would only admit an affinity for in hushed tones. Prog became the antithesis of cool. Over the years this ostracisation lapsed, though prog fans are still depicted… Read More »

Yob - Our Raw Heart Album Cover
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Yob – Our Raw Heart (, )
31st December 2018 -

Isolation is treasured by some, and a deep seated fear for others. After battling with a near fatal intestinal infection, frontman and mastermind of spiritual doom legends, Yob, Mike Scheidt found himself long confined to a hospital bed. It makes sense then that desperation and isolation are the two key flavours laced throughout the latest Yob offering, Our Raw Heart…. Read More »