Reviews written by: Pagan Hel

Reviews

Fascists To Ashes - The Return Of The King

E = MC Hammer! Well from the truly inspirational Iskalde Morket to the downright bizarre we have Fascists to Ashes – It is so emotionally disabling, can Norfolk survive this? – No more needs to be said! <b>Penis Popper </b>‘Shouty’ violence with extreme vengeance if not tongue in cheek but still superb in its own way! No doubt will incite a...

12/05/2013

Coronach/Ramraid/Gods Of War/Renegade State/The Jeffrey Uppercut - Zanzibar (UK) 10th May 2013

<b>The Jeffrey Uppercut </b>Been a while since I listened to any punk has to be said, but these guys were extremely raw and added a hint of metal to their tone which went down superbly well. Plenty of head shaking and even a small ferocious mosh pit was formed. Their unusual blend of ‘shouty’ raw punk was well received and responded to by the hea...

12/05/2013

Vreid - Welcome Farewell

In 2012 Vreid toured India for the first time as a central part of “The Questionings” performance. This performance also came to Norway, and Vreid was there as the first metal band perform in the national opera house in Oslo. In 2012 Vreid also did some selected shows &amp; festivals such as “The Fire walk with me festival’ in Oslo where they perfo...

10/05/2013

Neferion - The Primordial Mode

There is certainly not much information around on this band and judging by the musical gaps not sure if they split up at one stage or not. However the band have got their act together once more and now released a new Demo entitled The Primordial Mode. <b>Nightingale </b>A case of beauty meets the beast here with a scathing male vocal meeting a...

10/05/2013

A night of Crust, Grind and Hardcore - The Pilgrim - 7.5.13

What a surreal way to spend a sunny Tuesday evening, being bastardised by Horsebastard, en-crusted with Pine Barrens, D-Beaten by Mörkhimmel and Crust-Punked by Swinelords in a small room above the Pilgrim Pub. Although I knew very few people there I felt relaxed and eager to witness four bands not previously seen and none of them disappointed a...

10/05/2013

Prime Evil - Evilution

The album cover is eye catching and just about sums up what Prime Evil is all about gnarly, gruesome and evil and did I say awesome too?? <b>Crucifixion Aftermath </b>Skull crushing and driven by sheer unadulterated malevolence – the onslaught never a baiting for a second. Pumping aggressive fuelled riffs, it slices through the flesh with domin...

08/05/2013

Lady Beast - Lady Beast

NWOB Heavy Metal.... Pittsburgh style. Female fronted, five piece awesomeness. Judas Priest and Iron Maiden influenced <b>Lady Beast </b>Torpedoed into oblivion this track is crafted to perfection and very metal! There’s no sleeping here it’s a metal party all the way, with twisting tempered rhythms that flourish with energy and ignites the spa...

08/05/2013

Wytchfilth - The Void Of Human Waste

Wytchfilth is a solo Black Metal band that was originally formed in 2003 by sole member Grief as Witchking but disbanded in 2009. After numerous setbacks and issues. In 2011 the band was resurrected as Wytchfilth with a slightly new direction and wider vision.  The demo E.P “The Void Of Human Waste” was released in April 2013. The tracks encompa...

08/05/2013

Mask Of Judas - Axis

Mask Of Judas are a unique blend of groove and tech metal hailing from the South Coast of the UK. Featuring vicious screams and quirky vocal lines, Mask of Judas’s sound flows from raw heaviness to needle-precision tech. The bands inspirations are many, their goal to make interesting, new heavy music that will leave all metal fans with a fresh pers...

08/05/2013

Damage Source - Raise Hell

Damage Source is a thrash metal band formed 2007 in Cologne, Germany. <b>Raise Hell </b>A superb solid slab of THRASH! Basically it hits the spot with dramatic effect. Although not breaking new ground here it is certainly a good slice of riffs with a bouncy rhythm that is typical of thrash but it really packs a punch with charismatic intensity....

08/05/2013

Anno Diaboli - Morbid Dreams

Anno Diaboli was formed in 2007 in Omsk, West Siberia. The band’s style is characterised by the fusion of aggression of fast complicated drum parts, massive guitar riffs and monumental epic orchestral arrangements. The cooperation with violin player for studio and live work gives a zest to the sound. Their first CD "Morbid Dreams" was released on t...

07/05/2013

Winterblood - Herbstsehnsucht

Winterblood is an Avant-Garde Black Metal Band with Operatic Vocals, from Koblenz, Rhineland-Palatinate” (With emphasis on the Avant-Garde!). Created in 2007 and hailing from Koblenz in Germany this quintet are ready and able to take on what the metal world has to throw at them! The bands record label put the release date back from February/Marc...

02/05/2013