5.0

Exhumed – Death Revenge

Up until the mid-1700s, dissecting a human body for medical purposes was generally considered forbidden through most of Europe as result of the Greek influence and Roman prohibitions upon medicine at the time. ...
4.0

Ne Obliviscaris – Urn

Don’t let the (seemingly unpronounceable) name scare you.  Ironically, I can never remember it,* let alone pronounce it. On a whim some years back, as I was walking through my favourite record store, Ne Obli...

Spotlight – Endeavour

Endeavour are a collective of nerds with a knack for making crushing aggressive metal. Channelling the aggression of such bands like Machine Head and Pantera into the progressive forms of bands such as Dream Th...
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 ...

Bergen without Blastfest

With less than a month to go, 2017’s Blastfest was cancelled. Started in 2014, the festival had become a regular event on the festival calendar. Although this years line-up had not been as strong as others, it ...

Top 10 Albums of 2016

Number 1: Winter's Gate - Insomnium   'Winter's Gate' by Finnish melodic death metal band Insomnium is made up of one epic forty-minute track, which tells the story of a group of Vikings, who s...
2.0

Sonic Syndicate – Confessions

Before taking on this review, I’d heard rumblings that Sonic Syndicate were embarking on a massive departure from their Melodic Death Metal roots and starting afresh with a new line-up (Robin Sjunnesson being t...
2.8

Sonata Arctica – The Ninth Hour

Finnish power metal titans Sonata Arctica have been dividing their fan base since the release of 'Unia' in 2007, when the band moved from a straight up Stratovarius-inspired power metal sound to include more pr...