Twenty years. That’s how long we’ve waited for Sinistrous Diabolus’s debut full-length, Total Doom//Desecration.
New Zealand has a twisted heart that’s reflected in the country’s most ill-omened metal. The self-titled debut from Shallow Grave captures that anger and unease flawlessly
In a world of far too easily manufactured fury, integrity speaks volumes and there’s no doubt whatsoever of the sincerity of Titan’s work.
Matt Hinch is a Canadian writer I’ve long admired. It was an honor to chat with Matt about writing, life, metal and his new role as a writer for Hellbound.ca.
Mean and hulking, “Lost My Soul” is another great track from Device, and at almost double the running time of “Enemy Blood”, there’s twice as much savagery to revel in.
If Exordium Mors’ aim is to snag some label attention, they’ve certainly laid out a fine trap with Sacrifice, Perish and Demise
Why you’re all not endlessly raving about Finnish sextet Barren Earth is beyond me.
Equal parts enigmatic and ingenious, Matt Pike and the boys have drawn a bloody line in the sand that few would ever dare approach, let alone cross.
Abazagorath’s new self-titled EP is their first new material in four years, and it more than exceeds expectations with its hellfire and brimstone delights.
Dark Descent specialize in releasing albums that adhere to a few simple precepts: they must be raw and they must be unrelentingly visceral. There’s no posturing to be found on Dark Descent’s roster.
Friday night’s album fundraiser for Wellington’s Beastwars was a hugely emotive evening, with three excellent acts serving up hefty rock and metal to a legion of devoted followers.
Things are the same as they always were in Aura Noir’s fiefdom—very ugly and hostile—and Out to Die is a barbaric blitzkrieg that cuts to the quick of metal’s putrid core.
Failure Epics is 36 minutes of astute prog, all wrapped in a glistening chrysalis of intrepid ideas and aspirations.
By dredging the depths of belligerent metal, and combining that with some metaphysical unease, Stone Angels have come up with an album that anyone, whatever their troubles, can find some twisted solace in.
As the Earth Fades into Obscurity, the debut full-length from Winter Deluge, is unrelenting spiteful, and is one of the finest black metal albums this country has ever produced.
Wizard Rifle’s debut, Speak Loud Say Nothing, is outstanding, setting the barometer of strangeness and frenetic creativity spinning off its dial.