Book review: Rabid Heart – Jeremy Wagner

  I’ll be honest, zombies ain’t really my thing. They used to be, but I got really tired of them and I generally avoid zombie stories like the plague (haha). This changed when Jeremy Wagner sent me a copy of his new novel, Rabid Heart. I opened that bad boy up and revelled in the…

New Manowar cover by Genus Ordinis Dei!

A while back I was presented with an album promo for Great Olden Dynasty by Italian metal act Genus Ordinis Dei. I really dug it, and I still listen to it now. You can read my review and an interview I did with the band here and here. Anyway, the band just released a cover of Manowar‘s…

Book review: HALO: The Fall of Reach – Eric Nylund

  As a MASSIVE fan of the HALO franchise, it’s perhaps surprising that it has taken me this long to get into the books. Maybe it’s because I’m not a huge sci-fi reader. Regardless, I decided to take the leap into space and join the Master Chief and his team of Spartan badasses on their mission…

Album review: Meditations – Kataklysm

  There is plenty to enjoy on the new album from Canadian metal act Kataklysm. Meditations is their 13th studio album and we see the band again make subtle changes to their sound and in doing so delivering a very strong metal album. Kataklysm has always produced very solid records, but with Meditations, this might just…

Album review: La Maldicion del Zombie Errante – Cadaver Putrefacto

    Death metal has changed a lot since I first started listening to it during the 90s. It was The Bleeding by Cannibal Corpse that served as my introduction to the genre. I’m not exactly sure what exactly drew me to this particular album. The artwork was tame in comparison to their previous releases but the…

Album review: Stormcaller – North Hammer

  Andrew Sutherland is certainly a talented chap. His project, North Hammer, sees him play all of the instruments on the album as well as write all the songs. I’ll be honest, when I come across a one-man project such as this, I approach with caution. I’ve found previously that albums as such can soon…

Album review: IX Sins – Dormanth

    There’s nothing quite like a bit of melodic Spanish death metal to cleanse the soul. Dormanth hail from the city of Bilbao, Spain. I love metal that breaks new ground, but I’m also a fan of metal that treads familiar turf. Dormanth fall into the latter category. Vocalist/guitarist Oscar del Val certainly has…

Album spotlight: Brutal Records are bringing the HEAVY!

If you like your music heavier than a tonne of lead then you should be checking out Brutal Records. This LA-based label will be unleashing some punishing metal in the coming months and I’ve got a little taster to whet the appetite! Perhaps the heaviest release comes from Cadaver Putrfacto who will be destroying everything in their…

Album review: Architecture Of Chaos – Satanic

  Canada’s Satanic released their album Architecture Of Chaos in September 2017. The band’s sound straddles the line between death metal and thrash metal. Nice! A volatile mix of guttural vocals, cutting guitars and high-tempo tracks certainly makes for exciting listening and a neck-snapping good time. Opening track Mephistophelian is a thrashy opener, typical of the…

Album review: The Untamed Wilderness – Aetherian

I’ve been following this Greek melodeath act ever since I stumbled upon them on Bandcamp. Their single, The Rain, highlights everything I love about the melodic death metal genre. Bands like Insomnium, Omnium Gatherum, In Flames and Soilwork are some of my favourites, and, well, You can now add Aetherian to that list. Aetherian boast a…