DE PROFUNDIS (UK) – “Decayed, 2007-2017″

Decayed 2007-2017De Profundis are one of those rare metal bands that, when you first discover them, you realise your folly of not hunting them out sooner and instantly curse those friends of yours that knew about the band already (including having played gigs with them), but had not forced you to listen to them.  They are that good… Continue reading

RANNOCH – “Between Two Worlds”

Rannoch13It was clear from the outset that Rannoch were worthy of our collective attention in 2008 when they released their début EP, “Talamh Màthair”.  The release displayed ability, confidence and promise in abundance, shining their light forwards and hinting at what may come from putting their own stamp of Extreme Progressive Metal.

Some time passed with little heard from the band, save for electric and acoustic appearances at Bloodstock Open Air in 2011 which tempted more people in to their charms.  Now some five years after the début EP, courtesy of London’s Eulogy Media, we finally have the release of the first full length album and it they build on the solid foundations of the earlier work to achieve a powerful and diverse release. Continue reading

BE’LAKOR – “Of Breath And Bone”

belakorIf you’re going to ape/rip-off your influences at least have the decency to play it well.  Luckily for these Be’lakor chaps that hail from Melbourne, Australia their blatant tribute to Gothenburg Melodic Death Metal is performed with distinction and aplomb. Continue reading