Album Review: Chaos Bleak – A New Age Of Darkness

In an age when most bands are contentedly treading water Nottinghamshire’s Chaos Bleak have hit on a unique sound and, quite rightly, they’re pushing it to the max. Existing someone between Killing Joke and The Sisters Of Mercy, their debut album A New Age Of Darkness is an explosive effort that signposts great things for … Continue reading Album Review: Chaos Bleak – A New Age Of Darkness

Book Review: Half A Ton Of Heavy Metal – Gareth Endean

I picked this book up by donating to the Kickstarter campaign we told you about last year, and although Gareth did send me an early copy on PDF I held off until getting the proper dead tree version before settling in to read and review it. Well, I let it sit there for a couple … Continue reading Book Review: Half A Ton Of Heavy Metal – Gareth Endean

EP Review: Deliberate Miscarriage – Ghost Of Christmas Blast

A short release - three tracks - so a short review to go with it, but I just had to throw up (excuse the terminology) some words about this wonderfully sickening little collection. Released on Boxing Day and toying with Disney's litigation department with that album sleeve, Ghost of Christmas Blast is as festive as being … Continue reading EP Review: Deliberate Miscarriage – Ghost Of Christmas Blast

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: Dying Sun – DoomsdayCometh

If you think the Sunshine Coast would be all bright and shiny and people being happy then... well, you'd be right. But that's not because Dying Sun aren't trying their best to doom it down a little bit. Release on Boxing Day just gone, DoomsdayCometh is their debut album and the title could be worryingly prophetic. … Continue reading Album Review: Dying Sun – DoomsdayCometh