Frozen In Shadows – Frozen In Shadows EP

For a band called Frozen in Shadows, you’d be forgiven for the expectation they might takes things somewhat slowly, no chance. Officially announcing they exist a mere two weeks ago, they’ve wasted no time in self-releasing their five-track debut, and announcing themselves for Badgerfest in October. Somewhat of a Manchester (UK) underground ‘supergroup’ they were formed by members/ex-members of local stalwarts Footprints in the Custard, Impavidus, Prognosis, Godhand and Vice. Continue reading

Impavidus – Eradication of Mankind EP

Their excellent self-titled début in 2016 did plenty to make a listener look forward with anticipation as to what Impavidus might have up their collective sleeves. The first release from this EP, ‘Lies’, opens with a storming bit of drumming, courtesy of Chris O’Rourke and some wonderful vocals from the very talented Michelle Adamson, it’s clear right of the bat that on Eradication of Mankind (Independent/Bandcamp) they’ve made good on those expectations. Continue reading

Akercocke – The King Is Blind – Impavidus: Live at Academy 3, Manchester UK

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One of Manchester’s brightest up-and-coming lights opened this autumn evening, the first night of a huge week of metal in the city. Impavidus were as tight as hell, the commonly-used MeloDeath soubriquet seeming very wide of the mark despite Michelle Adamson’s staggering use of harsh and clean vocals and some howling leadplay from Gav Smith

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