Album Review: Edenbridge – The Chronicles of Eden Part 2

Following up on 2007's The Chronicles of Eden, Austria's Edenbridge are set to release the next compilation The Chronicles of Eden Part 2 which not only features tracks from the fifth to tenth albums respectfully but also coincides with the band's 20th anniversary. This is very much for the fans, by the fans as the … Continue reading Album Review: Edenbridge – The Chronicles of Eden Part 2

Album Review: Bloody Hammers – Songs of Unspeakable Terror

Nearly a decade on from their debut release, which still resonates with me, the pairing of Angers Magna and Devallia that form the occult rock Bloody Hammers return with their sixth studio album - Songs of Unspeakable Terror Right from the outset, the album is full-on retro horror, from the drive-in movie poster album art … Continue reading Album Review: Bloody Hammers – Songs of Unspeakable Terror

Album Review: Paradise Lost – Draconian Times 25th Anniversary Edition

Even through the pandemic, it's been quite a year for Paradise Lost. May saw the release of sixteenth studio album Obsidian, which was then followed up by a successful live stream last month, and now they roll back the clock with a reissue that has been an extremely important part of my life for the … Continue reading Album Review: Paradise Lost – Draconian Times 25th Anniversary Edition

Album Review: Cadaver – Edder & Bile

Be warned! Norway's Cadaver are back and looking to impale skulls on spikes with their new album Edder & Bile. It's been 16 years since founding member and mastermind Anders Odden last created his own savage soundscape. This time he isn't alone as he has teamed up with Dirk Verbeuren, formerly of Soilwork. Snarling opener … Continue reading Album Review: Cadaver – Edder & Bile

Single Review: Shores of Null – Beyond The Shores (On Death And Dying)

Italian blackened gothic doom entity Shores of Null team up with members of Swallow The Sun and Saturnus for their most ambitious work to date. As the darker nights creep in earlier and the weather fluctuates, so too does my go-to style of metal. I was immediately captivated by Sabrina Caramanico's stark, cold artwork to … Continue reading Single Review: Shores of Null – Beyond The Shores (On Death And Dying)

EP Review: My Dying Bride – Macabre Cabaret

Six months on from The Ghost of Orion, British doom metal royalty once again turn on the misery with three new songs in the form of new EP Macabre Cabaret. 2020 has been a strange year and that includes not one but two new My Dying Bride releases in the same year after a 5-year … Continue reading EP Review: My Dying Bride – Macabre Cabaret