Category: Review

Review: “Conjourments” by King Baal

Somewhere between Doom, Symphonic and simply Heavy Metal, King Baal hail from Portugal with a very personal approach to metal, blending powerful and intense patterns with occasional dreamy musical landscapes. The quartet comprises vocalist Joana Carvalho alongside guitarist and vocalist Narciso Monteiro bassist João Amorim and drummer Luis Moreira, a rich lineup with members that

Review: “Dress Code Blood” by Mordkaul

Adorned by cover art from Russian artist Timur Khabirov, WormHoleSeath Records introduced 90s inspired Belgian Melodic Death metallers Mordkaul to us as experienced musicians and they’re not wrong. “Dress Code: Blood” was recorded by Tommy Goffin (ex-Hell City) vocals, Tim Bekaert (ex-Diablo Blvd, ex-A Brand), Vincent Noben (ex-Hell City) guitars and Adrian Erlandsson (At The

Review: “Ignis Sacer” by Regnvm Animale

Ignis Sacer; songs lamenting a failing system. As the World heads towards oblivion with unchecked growth sees capitalist greed choking democracy, while global temperatures rise at an alarming rate, the inevitable result will be fire – wild forest fires plaguing the landscape and the fires lit in the cities by the disenfranchised. That’s the view of

Review: “The Fatal Flaws of Humankind” by Beyond Extinction

“We have spent hundreds of hours of writing and demoing the record at our homes and practice spaces to create this EP, and it’s the best music we have written to date. Focussing on the concepts of nihilism and the imperfections of the human race, the subject matter of this record has a deep and

Review: “Pillars of Faith” by Escarion

Escarion are a band with Ancient roots and began life as a very different entity. Starting in the Thrash Metal act Vintage Ruin, a trio of members broke ranks in search for a heavier alternative. Their creation was Escarion, building on their previous work and drawing upon new influences, they birthed EP ‘Pinnacle of Neglect‘,

Review: “Turn Dangerous” by Street Soldier

After a trio of independent releases (2018’s “One Man Gang” and “Hard Mentality” alongside 2019’s “Northern Hate“) York Beatdown Hardcore quartet Street Soldier announced their signing to Rucktion Records for their fourth studio affair. But some things don’t change and as usual they recorded at Raincity Studios in Salford Manchester with Gav Brady who also

Review: “Self Titled” by Impurity

Hailing from Portland Oregon, Impurity is the Metallic Hardcore solo project multi instrumentalist of Austin Jungwirth (vocals, guitars, bass, drums) who had help from Alex Christian at Interwar studios. Christian layed down some additional percussive work while fulfilling his role of recording, mixing and mastering Impurity’s debut self titled release. Like so many solo projects

Review: “Unnerved” by Break Fifty

Originally known as Hace, Guilford Nu-Metalcore outfit Break Fifty have been on our radar for quite some time. They started out in 2017 playing a hybrid blend of Hardcore influenced Nu-Metal, cutting their love of a breakdown with classic late 90s elements. In 2019 they dropped the single “Gods” which has clocked up 83k of

Review: “H8 4All” by Kriegsgott

A Black Metal solo project of Black Altar bassist and vocalist Shadow founded in 1999, Kriegsgott (German for “War God“) has been slow burning funeral pyre with just four releases in 22 years. Originally starting out in Olsztyn, Warmia-Masuria in Poland before relocating to London, England it was 7 years before the project saw its first release

Review: “Natas Liah” by Hell-Born

The return of Polish Black Metal masters Hell-Born is one that risked tarnishing their reputation, which the twelve long years of silence have old served to solidify. However Baal Ravenlock (Bass, Vocals), Les (Guitars) and Diabolizer (Drums) have worked tirelessly with Haldor Grunberg (Behemoth, Blaze Of Perdition) in the studio and received help in contribution