Reviews

Nekrokraft – Will o’ Wisp Review

For any older UK readers, you may remember the TV cartoon voiced by the irrepressible Kenneth Williams. Well you can forget that for starters. Nekrokraft deliver frightening fast blackened thrash. The guitar…


Suicide Forest – Descend into Despair Review

Slow black metal – an oxymoron? Well not in Suicide Forest’s case. Depressive, leaving that hollow yearning feeling, US black metallers Suicide Forest, which are another one-man band outfit, have created a…



Panopticon – Kentucky Review

This seems to be closer to Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska than to Slayer or Celtic Frost! It is a bleak, cold landscape, harsh times and hard men as they strive to eke out…


Folkvangr Records Spring Update

Folkvanrgr Records are quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with. Chiral – Gazing Light Eternity Gazing Light Eternity by Chiral is a slow burning atmospheric black metal piece by Italian one…




“Who ordered the Pan of Phage to go?”

Re-issues galore here for Panphage fans. Nordvis are looking after all your gloomy gothic needs with re-releasing two classic early releases by Panphage. Their debut Storm and split with Thul gets a…


Merchant – Beneath Review

Black Bow records have done it again. That’s it, that’s all you need to know. Black Bow are becoming like Earache Records was like back in the 80s when you knew you…



Alastor – Black Magic Review

Swedish doomsayers Alastor are releasing this EP on Twin Earth in March 2017 digitally and CD, and maybe a vinyl copy will follow. It has a very Swedish sound, as it’s opening…


Space Witch – Arcanum Review

Since I last cavorted with these witches in their sacred grove, they have either added an old crone to their coven or retrained at Spell School as vocals are now a thing,…