2.5

Amberian Dawn – Darkness Of Eternity

Amberian Dawn release their eighth studio album and the accompanying marketing material has quoted that it promises to be "brilliant in its epic keyboard symphonies, its marching Melodic Death Metal-guitars and...
3.0

Auðn – Farvegir Fyrndar

Reykjavik, Iceland’s Audn are back with their second album ‘Farvegir Fyrndar’ and are marking their debut outing with the ‘Season of Mist’ label.  It looks as though 'SOM' saw potential with the band's self-tit...
3.5

PORN – The Ogre Inside

France's PORN, aptly named after The Cure's classic 'Pornography' album, tackle the great beast (Ogre) with a conceptual album entitled 'The Ogre Inside', based on band-founder Philippe Deschemin's Sci-Fi novel...
4.0

Samael – Hegemony

Swiss Industrial Black-Metallers SAMAEL return with their long-awaited new album and a reinvigorated line-up consisting of ex-Sybreed musicians Makro (Guitars) & Drop (Bass). Typically, Samael seem to ha...
4.5

Lord Of The Lost – Swan Songs II

Germany’s Lord Of The Lost have garnered a respectable following over the years across the Goth, Industrial and Neue Deutsche Härte / Metal spectrum.  Never a band for sticking to one style, both musically and ...
3.5

PIG – Prey and Obey

PIG’s new EP ‘Prey & Obey’ musically follows on from last year’s album ‘The Gospel’, straddling the line between raw, passionate delivery and polished modern production. Tracks 1 to 3 offer up brand ...
4.2

Legacy Of Emptiness – Over The Past

Anyone who remembers the tongue-firmly-in-cheek Black Metal band ‘Permafrost’ may already be familiar with ‘Legacy of Emptiness’, a Norwegian 3-man Symphonic Black Metal band comprising of Permafrost founders E...
4.4

The Birthday Massacre – Under Your Spell

It has been considered as one of The Birthday Massacre’s most commercially accessible of all their albums to date.  Early reflections are that the band are certainly continuing their exploration of the Dark Ret...