Alluvial – Sarcoma

Reviewed: [June 2021] Released [2021 Nuclear Blast Records] Rating [4/5] Reviewer: Peter Atkinson Alluvial has morphed from something of a solo project by ex-The Faceless/Black Crown Initiate guitarist Wes Hauch into an extreme metal super group that has brought together current The Merciless Concept/former Suffocation touring vocalist Kevin Muller, Entheos…

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Hideous Divinity – LV-426

Reviewed: [May 2021] Released [2021 Century Media Records] Rating [4.5/5] Reviewer: Peter Atkinson No strangers to grand thematic works, Italian tech deathsters Hideous Divinity do something more along the lines of a conceptual short story with their latest effort, the LV-426 EP. The band spin an “Aliens”-inspired yarn chronicling the…

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Stortregn – Impermanence

Reviewed: [March 2021] Released [2021 The Artisan Era] Rating [3.5/5] Reviewer: Peter Atkinson While “technical black metal” is often used to describe more esoteric, sometimes impenetrable acts like Deathspell Omega, Imperial Triumphant, Krallice or even Batushka, Switzerland’s Stortregn would certain fit the general tag while offering something with genuine teeth.…

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