October 15, 2019

It’s lingering there, inhabiting every inch of the ragged and unrelenting, brimstone-scorched entity better known as blackened Polish aggressors, Hate. The presence of something audibly greater and infinitely more powerful than ourselves. Something that far surpasses t...

September 9, 2019

With its heavily publicised hallmarks of gratuitous bloodshed, church-burning blasphemy and public self-mutilation, black metal is perhaps the last sub-genre you’d associate with creative ingenuity and original vision. Yet, with their compositionally intricate strains...

From labouring over meticulously engineered album releases to spending countless weeks trawling the globe from one namelessly anonymous city to the next, it’s hard to imagine a more manic and relentless lifestyle than the one that’s long been business as usual for Finn...

Having kindly allowed fans a good few months to pick their bloodied and semi-obliterated jaws up off the floor following the release of earth-shattering blackened epic, ‘A New Kind of Horror’, the tail-end of March 2019 saw Anaal Nathrakh hit the road for their hugely...

From the sinewy, pulverising grooves of Fear Factory through to inky lashings of EBM and mind-altering electronica, Matt Hart’s restlessly evolving sound has undergone no small amount of genre-defying progression and adjustment over the expansive course of the past dec...

Listening to the pulverising aggression and intensely visceral, gargling horror that oozes from every pitch-black pore of Baest’s deliciously deathly being, it’s hard to imagine that, fewer than four years ago, this Danish wrecking crew was little more than a Bloodbath...

February 18, 2019

As a genre that’s been relentlessly blamed and belittled, marginalised and misunderstood since the dawn of its notoriously devilish inception, no form of music lends itself to radical and fiercely independent self-expression more instinctively than metal. And with over...

February 11, 2019

In a chaotic modern world where mindless, manufactured trends and coldly impersonal electronic exchanges all too frequently form a pitifully inferior substitute for genuine human connection and creativity, German death metal crew Deserted Fear are one of an exceptional...

January 22, 2019

From its earliest, most rudimentary sketches to the painstaking adjustment and refinement of the final master, the tricky process of bringing a musical vision to fruition is seldom a smooth and easily achievable feat. And when the album in question centres on such unfl...

November 8, 2018

Scratch the surface of any dominant political agenda, social norm or organised religion and you’ll very quickly uncover something infinitely more ugly and primitive lurking beneath in limitless abundance. And through desolate, darkly unravelling strains of rasping snar...

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