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Panzerchrist – 7th Offensive

As the title suggests this is this Danish Death Metal band’s 7th album. Panzerchrist have been doing the rounds since 1993 and whilst not as prolific as some; their less is more approach when releasing albums works.  The band is a revolving door of musicians but has at one point …

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ZOMBIE Inc. – Resurrection Guaranteed (Massacre Records) (digital single)

This single is taken from the second album by the death metal outfit ZOMBIE INC. The Band originated in Austria and features former Pungent Stench vocalist Martin Schirenc. There is no reinvention of the wheel here but everything is in its place, the guitar sound is reminiscent of the likes of …

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HIC IACET – Prophecy of Doom (Hell Headbangers Records)

This Spanish band formed 2010 and this is their first official release. This manky low-fi black/death/doom on first listen is fuzzy and unintelligible. After a few listens the riffs start to appear from the sonic mist and the low growls. This band is coming from the old school and have …

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Interview with Sebastian “Zeb” Nilsson in Belfast 20th January 2013

Ahead of their debut show in Belfast, I had caught up with  with founding member Zeb (lead guitar)  from Aeon. We discussed where Death Metal is now positioned compared to when the band formed, inspirations, writing processes and influences amongst other things. A fierce band that are sure to keep …

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DEATH – Spiritual Healing (2-CD Remaster)

22 years after its original release and after shoddy attempts at repackaging, Relapse Records have come to the rescue with a decent package and a remaster. Having bought this album on vinyl from the much missed Shades in London on release, I was surprised at how the impact of this …

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Saint Diablo – ‘Saint Diablo’

When you think of Latino thrash, your thoughts inevitably stray in the direction of underground forces such as Brujeira and Suicidal Tendencies as well as giants of the scene such as Sepultura and Soulfly. And, certainly, there are parts of this third album from the Virginian combo which are more …

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Dyscarnate – And So It Came To Pass

The Sussex three-piece death metal band Dyscarnate released their highly anticipated sophomore album ‘And So It Came To Pass’ on 27 February 2012 via Siege Of Amida Records.  If ‘Enduring The Massacre’ announced their arrival as a fresh force to be reckoned with on the international death metal scene, then …

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Death – Vivus! CD review

Formed in 1983, Death are probably most well known for being started and formed by the late Chuck Schuldiner who unfortunately passes away in 2001 due to cancer of the brain. Their untarnished legacy still lives on and now in 2012, Relapse Records have dug through the vaults and found …

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Napalm Death – ‘Utilitarian’

A quarter of a century into their career, the godfathers of grindcore prove that they are still as acerbic, still as angry, still as pissed off – and, more to the point, still highly relevant –in their silver jubilee year. This, their 14th album, was recorded against the backdrop of …

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God Hate Code, ‘Weltenschmerz’

Prepare to be pummelled by this latest album from the German Extreme Death Metal scenes brightest stars for some time. 11 tracks of pure brutality and malice delivered with real passion and mastery, sadly lacking in many bands of this genre. Tracks such as ‘Schone Freude’ and ‘Feine Gaben’ are …

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Amon Amarth Live At Hammerfest, review.

I was privileged ,way back in 2005 whilst trudging around The Assembly Rooms in Derby during Bloodstock to stumble upon the U.K. debut gig of a then pretty much unknown Amon Amarth. Standing in a crowd of less than 100 people I remember being totally blown away by what I …

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Meshuggah ‘Koloss’ cd review.

The Prince’s of the Polyrhythm return with their follow up to 2008’s ‘obZen’ which was the bands most commercially successful release to date, however this monster should surpass it’s predecessor with ease. Opening track ‘I Am Colossus’ sets the tone beautifully for a feast of Math Metal/Technical Death Metal/Avant – …

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Unleashed ‘Odalheim’ cd review.

  Swedish Death Metal Pioneers return with a vengeance with the follow up to ‘As Yggdrasil Trembles’ ,continuing the theme of a Norse Mythology Doomsday vision. Johnny Hedlund and his horde deliver an epic serving of regal Death Metal second to none. From opener ’Fimbulwinter’ you’re quickly left in no …

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Onslaught – The Garage – 23/09/11

Back in the early eighties is when the now infamous Onslaught were brought in to existence by guitarist Nige Rockett, bassist Paul Hill & vocalist Jase Pope however it wasn’t until 2007 now joined by Sy Keeler on vocals when the band delivered us the album “Killing Peace” (which was …

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