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Top-rated albums this month
90%

Butcher

666 Goats Carry My Chariot

Butcher - 666 Goats Carry My Chariot album cover

Bütcher takes you on an epic journey to a parallel universe. A universe that is very similar to ours. A universe where cars are referred to as chariots. A universe where we do not mention horsepower, but talk about goatpower. And Bütcher is here to introduce their new ride! Sorry, ...

85%

Postvorta

Porrima

Postvorta  - Porrima album cover

With this album the Carmentae have found each other. If you haven’t studied Roman mythology this might mean nothing to you. If you have you will know Postvorta is the goddess of the past and her companion Porrima is the goddess of the future. So now you know. Is this ...

Worst-rated albums this month
50%

Earth Mother Fucker

I Fuck Therefore I Am

Earth Mother Fucker - I Fuck Therefore I Am album cover
200 Words Or Less

Calling your band Earth Mother Fucker is a statement in and of itself, and having the audacity to go for such an aggressive sounding moniker should stand a project in good stead for the coming years. Should. For this wildly named band, the lights of the stage were few and ...

70%

Temple of Void

The World that Was

Temple of Void - The World that Was album cover

Doom-death is not a crowded field, but it is one that can feel difficult to innovate in. There are only so many ways you can bolt doom elements on to death metal at all. A band can slow down the tempo, add more distortion, maybe toss in a few more ...

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Our most recent reviews, organised by date.

85%

Postvorta

Porrima

Postvorta  - Porrima album cover

With this album the Carmentae have found each other. If you haven’t studied Roman mythology this might mean nothing to you. If you have you will know Postvorta is the goddess of the past and her companion Porrima is the goddess of the future. So now you know. Is this ...

70%

Temple of Void

The World that Was

Temple of Void - The World that Was album cover

Doom-death is not a crowded field, but it is one that can feel difficult to innovate in. There are only so many ways you can bolt doom elements on to death metal at all. A band can slow down the tempo, add more distortion, maybe toss in a few more ...

75%

Beast of Revelation

The Ancient Ritual of Death

Beast of Revelation - The Ancient Ritual of Death album cover

There is a lot of scholarship devoted to determining which monstrosity in the Book of Revelations is its titular "Beast." Revelation 11:7 introduces us to a creature that rises from the abyss (or the sea… it's somewhat unclear), a mysterious creature, adorned with crowns and proclaiming blasphemy. The second contender ...

71%

The Eradicator

Peak Eradicator

The Eradicator - Peak Eradicator album cover

Hoo boy! What am I really supposed to say to introduce The Eradicator. The concept is based on a Kids in the Hall sketch, and it definitely draws some inspiration. But it’s also hard to picture the small stature, screeching Bruce McCulloch character being into this style of hardcore. He seems more ...

50%

Earth Mother Fucker

I Fuck Therefore I Am

Earth Mother Fucker - I Fuck Therefore I Am album cover
200 Words Or Less

Calling your band Earth Mother Fucker is a statement in and of itself, and having the audacity to go for such an aggressive sounding moniker should stand a project in good stead for the coming years. Should. For this wildly named band, the lights of the stage were few and ...

90%

Butcher

666 Goats Carry My Chariot

Butcher - 666 Goats Carry My Chariot album cover

Bütcher takes you on an epic journey to a parallel universe. A universe that is very similar to ours. A universe where cars are referred to as chariots. A universe where we do not mention horsepower, but talk about goatpower. And Bütcher is here to introduce their new ride! Sorry, ...

75%

Wrekmeister Harmonies

We Love To Look at the Carnage

Wrekmeister Harmonies - We Love To Look at the Carnage album cover

Wrekmeister Harmonies style is one that is hard to pin down and give a definitive name, yet the duo of JR Robinson and Esther Shaw do create music that is beautifully intimate and stark in equal measure. Latter day works are much more stripped back and streamlined, a change from ...

77%

Body Count

Carnivore

Body Count - Carnivore album cover

You couldn't keep them on their leash forever, and now that they're back on the streets, it's either ride or die with Ice-T's and Ernie C's hardcore thrash revival, Body Count, and their seventh album, Carnivore. Body Count are well into the second leg of their career, having jump started the group's ...

78%

Pearl Jam

Gigaton

Pearl Jam - Gigaton album cover

In a culture of such immediate gratification, immediate information, and immediate reaction, seven years is a long time to wait for an album. Seven years in a country that’s seemingly seen more regression than growth can make the wait for relief seem twice as long. The upside is that the ...

80%

Jonathan Hulten

Chants from Another Place

Jonathan Hulten - Chants from Another Place album cover

It is always interesting to see well established artists step out of their comfort zone, attempting to broaden their horizons and produce something novel. Jonathan Hulten has taken such a turn once already, when his main band Tribulation departed from their early, death metal drenched style and stepped into a forward-thinking heavy ...

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A Death Cinematic

The New World

8.0 / 10 A Death Cinematic - The New World album cover

When you anticipate things, do you find that you build up these lofty expectations that are virtually impossible to reach; or is the anticipation more often than not a good ...

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