2014 Releases

Paradise Lost - The Plague Within (Century Media)

A masterclass in misery...

Just seconds into The Plague Within, Bradford miserablists Paradise Lost’s fourteenthth studio full lengther, you know you’ve been given a very special record.

Dysangelium- Thanatos Askesis (WTC Productions)

Some gripping Teutonic black metal
Release Date: 
23 Dec 2014 - 11:30pm

Well, it’s summertime here in Australia yet again. For most people it means that they have the opportunity to soak up the sun and start living easy.

Zero Down - No Limit to the Evil (Minotauro Records)

Helpless and out of control, Zero Down only know one way to rock...
Release Date: 
11 Dec 2014 - 11:30pm

If it wasn’t for bands like Zero Down, I’d probably have given up on heavy metal years ago.

Jucifer - District of Dystopia (Alternative Tentacles/Nomadic Fortress/Handshake Inc)

Truth, in all it's naked, unalloyed glory.
Release Date: 
4 Dec 2014 - 11:30pm

Cleverly titled to mock the Capital City of their native abode, American noise activists Jucifer have come up trumps with this ninth outbreak of sonic assault and battery.

Buffalo Killers - Fireball of Sulk (Sun Pedal Recordings)

Impressive stuff...

Ohio classic rockers Buffalo Killers aren’t the usual MaF fodder it has to be said, but they do cook up a mighty fine racket on this little EP so why not bring the

AC/DC - Rock or Bust (Columbia)

A big surprise, and no mistake...
Release Date: 
27 Nov 2014 - 11:30pm

Released amidst the twin adversities of founding member Malcolm Young’s dementia diagnosis and drummer Phil Rudd’s extraordinary run in with the law and subsequent

Voices- London (Candlelight Records)

Voices takes us on a harrowing journey though London.

There are some albums out there that make the life of a reviewer living hell. Not because they are particularly bad, but because they represent something of a personal Everest for the reviewer.

Thy Darkened Shade- Liber Lvcifer I: Khen Sedjet (WTC Productions)

Thy Bloated Album

I’ve always quite enjoyed Greek black metal. It’s got a unique flavour to it that makes it quite distinct.

The German Panzer - The German Panzer (Nuclear Blast)

A Panther rather than a King Tiger, but deadly nonetheless...
Release Date: 
28 Nov 2014 (All day)

Whilst the word ‘supergroup’ is bandied around so much these days it has sadly ceased to have much meaning, you could, no word of a lie, apply it with a straight face when describing The Ge

Forever Still - Scars (Own Label)

A pleasing, if brief, introduction...
Release Date: 
12 Nov 2014 - 11:30pm

The first in a trilogy of EPs that will eventually form the debut album of Danish metallists Forever Still, Scars is the perfect introduction to the band, explaining exact