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...
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. ...
4.8

Varg – Götterdämmerung EP

After last year’s hugely successful fifth album ‘Das Ende aller Lügen’, German Pagan Melodic Death Metallers Varg are once again getting straight down to business with their latest 4-track EP entitled ‘Götterdä...