3.0

Caelestia – Thanatopsis

Grecian band Caelestia bring their own brand Symphonic Extreme Metal, with their sophomore album 'Thanatopsis' released via the EMP Label Group (SPV Europe) just last month, dropping worldwide on 8th December 2...
4.5

Polaris – The Mortal Coil

Having come across Aussie Metalcore newcomers Polaris during some of my more recent YouTube music video escapades, my anticipation for this review has already been heightened.  It seems a number of vloggers sha...
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 ...
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...
4.9

Dawn Of Ashes – Daemonolatry Gnosis

After being blown away by Dawn Of Ashes' 2016 album ‘Theophany’, which earned itself a Loud-Stuff review rating of 4.8 (read it here), there was a sense of unknowing in terms of being able to top that release. ...
4.0

Obituary – Obituary

Obituary is a death metal band from Tampa, Florida, United States. Formed in 1984 by brothers John and Donald Tardy originally under the name Executioner, then changed the spelling to Xecutioner before finally ...