Grim Van Doom - Grim Love (WOOAAARGH/Aural Attack)

Fat, sludgy doom...
Release Date: 
10 Sep 2015 - 11:30pm

I'm glad that Grim Van Doom's name (which for some reason makes me think of glittery fun times) does not, in any way, shape or form, reflect their musical output.

Tusks - Embers (Freak Flag Recordings)

Fuzzy fun-times...
Release Date: 
20 Aug 2015 - 11:30pm

Belfast's Tusks have come up with a rather delightful debut album that is, at the risk of sounding like a paraphrased toilet roll commercial, thick, rich and very absorbing.

Blood Label - Skeletons (Mighty Music)

Sharp as a barb-wire handbag filled with broken glass...
Release Date: 
17 Mar 2014 - 12:30am

This debut album from Danish five-piece outfit Blood Label is, simply put, unrelenting - and that's a bloody good thing.

Cold Cell - Generation Abomination (Gravity Entertainment)

Long Form Black Metal
Release Date: 
21 Oct 2013 - 12:30am

Swiss black metallers Cold Cell's debut album has a lot going for it and the opening track EndZeitGeist doesn't hold back, throwing out Slayer-eqsue harmo

Call Of The Void - Dragged Down A Dead End Path (Relapse Records)

Nimble Genre Jumping...
Release Date: 
1 Mar 2013 - 12:30am

I think the full title for this album should be Dragged Down A Dead End Path and Beaten With A Piece of Lead Pipe, such is the level of madness delivered on Call Of The Void''s (pr

Havok – Burn (Candlelight/Earsplit)

Another thrash workout from new kids revelling in the days of olde, as US band Havok unleash their debut effort.

With Burn, Denver thrash metal outfit Havok (not to be confused with the Swedish death metallers of the same name) have released a blistering twelve track album (ok - 11 a

Silent Memorial – Cosmic Handball (Limb/Riot)

Silent Memorial’s second album Retrospective, released earlier this year, was a solid slab of 80s hair metal/AOR disguised as prog rock, and it certainly seems to have garnered plenty of good reviews (mine included). With the success of Retrospective the band has let their first album Cosmic Handball, originally released in 1998, have its turn in the spotlight; but the lights might just be a little too bright for this slice of Euro-prog metal.

From the very start of Cosmic Handball you get the feeling that the boys from Silent Memorial feared they might not ever get into a recording studio again.

SWWAATS chat with Metal as Fuck about their killer debut release

We caught up with startling newcomers, Success Will Write Apocalypse Across the Sky, recently to chat about the band's debut the Grand Partition and the Abrogation of Idolatry, and how this band is taking people by surprise.

Floridians Success Will Write Apocalypse Across The Sky (SWWAATS) blasted their way into our attention recently with the rele

Inevitable End – The Severed Inception (Relapse/Riot)

Swedish metallers Inevitable End have had a path through brutal music from thrash to death and have ended up somewhere in the middle.
Release Date: 
23 Mar 2009 (All day)

Swedish metallers Inevitable End have had a path through brutal music from thrash to death and have ended up somewhere in the middle.