ALBUM REVIEW: Annihilator – Metal II


There’s a fine line between “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” and “there’s always room for improvement”, and more often than not the re-recording of old albums usually falls snugly into the former category. No matter how much more accomplished the revised version might sound from a technical standpoint, the overall results rarely change. Lightning in a bottle cannot be captured twice.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Sylosis – Cycle of Suffering


So, Cycle of Suffering (Nuclear Blast) is Sylosis‘ post-hiatus album? Considering how tight the musicianship is and the sense of urgency you could’ve told me that this was released six months after Dormant Heart, and I would’ve bought the lie hook, line, and sinker. For a band that just reformed last year and have worked their way through various personnel changes, this is some remarkable shit. Continue reading


October Tide – In Splendor Below


The Swedish Death/Doom Metal group, October Tide originally started out as a side project by Katatonia’s vocalist, Jonas Renkse and their now former guitarist, Fred Norrman nearly 25 years ago. These Scandinavian fellas had some fire behind them but disbanded after they released their second studio album. A decade past and Norrman decided to bring the heat of their Doom Metal goodness back to life. Now OT is ready to release their Sixth studio album, In Splendor Below (Agonia Records) and this band’s melancholy blaze is burning brighter than ever.Continue reading


Witchery Premiere “True North” Video


Following up 2016’s widely acclaimed In His Infernal Majesty’s Service album, Witchery have announced the release of their new album “I Am Legion” for November 10th via Century Media. The group consisting of bassist Sharlee D’Angelo (Arch Enemy), guitarists Patrik Jensen (The Haunted) and Richard Corpse (ex-Seance), vocalist Angus Norder (Nekrokraft), and drummer Christofer Barkensjö (Lik) have also shared the first incredible single online. Continue reading


The Haunted – Strength in Numbers


For how long has The Haunted been around again? No need to look it up on your phone, let’s just say the band is old enough to drink. And in those 21 years, the lads have remained very active with 8 albums in the can and number nine is upon us in Strength in Numbers (Century Media). At this point, headbangers know what they’re getting from this Swedish wrecking crew. Continue reading


The Lurking Fear – Out Of The Voiceless Grave


From the cover art of their Winged Death (Century Media) 7” EP released back in May, to its 1970s style typeface and the name of the band itself, you don’t have to be a genius to work out that Swedish act The Lurking Fear are about all things old school Death Metal, and Lovecraftian themed horror. Continue reading


The Haunted Premiere “Brute Force” Video


The Haunted recently confirmed that they will be releasing their new album, Strength In Numbers, on August 25th via Century Media Records. Today the band has unveiled the brand new “Brute Force” video, and you can enjoy the onslaught of brutality below. Continue reading