Album Review: Christ Dismembered – Christ Dismembered (Self Released)

Christ Dismembered are a four piece black metal band based in rural South Australia (Millicent/Mount Gambier). Their music is heavily influenced by the more aggressive black metal pioneers such as Dark Funeral, Gorgoroth & Belphegor. In May 2017 they released their debut self titled full length album.

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Album Review: Saber Tiger – Bystander Effect: Expanded Edition (Sliptrick Records)

Saber Tiger was founded in 1981 by guitarist Akihito Kinoshita and they have been illuminating the Japanese metal scene ever since. In recent years, they have been more prolific than ever, leading to the international release of Bystander Effect via Sliptrick Records in March 13th, 2018.

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Album Review: Power From Hell – Blood ’n’ Spikes (Dying Victims Productions)

Blood ’n’ Spikes is the new mini-album from Powers From Hell. The album contains 5 new tracks as well as a Judas Priest cover. It will be released on February 19th 2018 via Dying Victims Productions.

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Album Review: Necrophobic – Mark Of The Necrogram (Century Media Records)

Mark of the Necrogram is a new beginning for Necrophobic & sees the blackened death metal Swedes regain much of their former glory. The new album will be released on February 23rd 2018 via Century Media Records.

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Album Review: Fu Manchu – Clone of the Universe (At The Dojo)

Fu Manchu’s upcoming, highly anticipated, 12th album is called Clone of the Universe. It will be released on February 9th 2018 via their own label, At The Dojo Records. This record marks their first in 4 years, following 2014’s Gigantoid.

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Album Review: Global Scum – Hell Is Home (NRT-Records)

Hell is Home is the first release from Austrian musician and singer Manuel Harlander under the name, Global Scum. Mixing groove metal with a bit of death & thrash, Hell Is Home was released in December & will get a physical release in February 2018 via NRT-Records.

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Album Review: Verikalpa – Taistelutahto (Inverse Records)

Verikalpa is a Troll/Beer-metal band from the Northern city of Oulu in Finland. They combine groovy riffs and rhythms with twisted folk melodies all with a very Finnish touch. Their debut album is called Taistelutahto and is out on February 16th 2018 via Inverse Records.

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