Watain – Trident Wolf Eclipse

Watain are a band that divide opinion within the metal community, but they’ve never struck me as a band that has any interest in pandering to one group or another for commercial gain; rather, they’re a band that make unapologetic and uncompromising extreme music with total dedication to their craft. And for all of its

Desolate Shrine bring death and doom on Deliverance From the Godless Void

Finland has always pioneered various forms of disturbing, unsettling death metal. Demilich, Demigod, Convulse, and Adramalech have gone on to inspire waves of death/black metal bands far beyond Finland’s borders. Desolate Shrine is very much a different kind of beast, equal parts black metal and death metal, with the crushing weight of doom metal and disturbing

PLAGUE WIDOW return with new EP DESPAIR

Californian blackened deathgrind/blisteringly-heavy-as-fuck band Plague Widow have returned from something of a hiatus. They released their stunning split EP with London’s Oblivionized, “This Black Earth”, in 2013, but in 2015 entered a period of inactivity, which they attribute to “many complications over the past couple years such as various lineup changes, relocating to another city, and set-backs