Gutlocker have something about them; they just need to figure out what direction they should head in after the death/groove/sludge mish-mash of Cry Havoc!.
Kaosphere’s self-titled debut EP features some good riffs and grooves, but it won’t be winning any awards.
Revival is an entertaining record, with powerfully heavy riffs throughout played alongside the masterful croons of Howard Jones, but it’s missing something.
Undersave’s brand of death metal is decent; their latest, Sadistic Iterations… Tales of Mental Rearrangement, builds around blistering pace and thundering ferocity, but it lacks in any worthwhile experimentation or progression.
Twingiant return with a re-issue of Mass Driver after last year’s awesome Blood Feud. It’s low and slow, but is it as good an accompaniment to any barbecue?
Loathe and Holding Absence team up for split EP, This is as One, but do the band’s two sounds complement each other? Or is this as two?
King Witch’s full-length debut is a resounding success. It talks of hell, sacrifice and Scotland, put to a classic metal soundtrack that incorporates some more modern sounds.
Ataraxy’s Where All Hope Fades is a decent metal record that’s built around the odd bit of quality songwriting, but you may just struggle to sit through the entire thing.
The dark sounds Atomwinter bring to the table in Catacombs are enjoyable, but it becomes bogged down in rigid structure, making for a disappointingly repetitive record.
RavenEye’s palpable energy is infectious. Whenever you see them, wherever you see them, you’ll leave with a big grin slapped across your face that will stay there for weeks.
Eye Of The Destroyer’s latest EP, Starved and Hanging, is full of brutality, but devoid of much substance.
Nothing can prepare you for what comes screaming towards you at 100 mph with Scaphism’s Unutterable Horrors.