November 4, 2019

For many a metal-head of a certain vintage, this pulverising slab of sumptuous, genre-smashing extreme metal has long occupied a unique place in the pitch-black annals of a movement that’s altered immeasurably since ‘Cruelty and the Beast’ first made its deliciously si...

September 26, 2019

As far as listening experiences go, nothing quite compares to the deliciously visceral and frostbitten pleasures of black metal. Residing, like some prized and glistening obsidian gem, within the most grimly inhospitable, furthermost reaches of the extreme metal spectr...

It’s a little after 6 o’clock on a Monday night and the city of London is still presently basking in the blissful, sun-drenched afterglow of an unseasonably scorching weekend. But brewing somewhere deep in the Underworld’s murky, subterranean underbelly is the aura of...

Hollywood’s continued fixation with classic ’80s horror has certainly produced some variable results - from the nostalgia-rich, wisecracking charm of Andrés Muschietti’s IT through to the blandly characterless butchering of Poltergeist back in 2015. With many...

If you thought your Monday morning commute was the stuff of nightmares, you’ve clearly yet to experience this frantic, rampantly brutalising horror show of a record. With its varying strains of bristling hostility, clawing despair and delirium densely packed into the m...

“Feeling good, London?” enquires Shining main man Niklas Kvarforth, brandishing a rapidly depleting bottle of Jack Daniel’s somewhere in the vague vicinity of the audience. “Don’t worry,” he assures with a devilishly disquieting grin. “That’s all about to change now.”

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December 22, 2018

If you’ve even the slightest dislike of crowded or uncomfortably confined spaces, The Underworld on this uncommonly hectic Tuesday night is most definitely not the place to be. Straining to contain what appears to be the entire population of the capital’s underground m...

December 5, 2018

Despite Ingested’s relatively humble ranking in tonight’s deliciously deathly bill, the bone-shattering, relentlessly pummelling enormity of sound they display from the get-go is nothing short of electrifying. “Bang your fucking heads!” bellows acerbic-throated frontma...

December 2, 2018

With a sound as dark and densely luxuriant as the dusky wealth of sweeping brushstrokes seen here adorning its cover in murkily atmospheric abundance, it’s easy to get lost in this instantly absorbing doom fest of a four-tracker. Through whirling strains of scalpel-sha...

November 11, 2018

It’s another glorious Saturday night at every London metaller’s favourite watering-hole and, as the clock inches ever closer to the midnight hour, the serious business of heavy, liver-punishing weekend drinking is well and truly underway. “It’s a little bit like Cheers...

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