An unlikely duo turn out to be the perfect pairing as they explore the downward spiral together.
Straight-up melodic hardcore with a message, from some of the UK underground’s heavy-hitters.
Excellent ambient black metal that bends the blueprints of the genre from this Australian horde.
Bleak, oppressive and noisy black metal played with conviction.
More obligatory pitch-black ambience from these Mancunian peddlers of the occult.
A mossy hand reaches out through the stagnant sea fog; experience Haar’s lumbering black metal in here.
An epiphany of blistering malcontent, the Greek three-piece Amnis Nihili have arrived with their Christ-baiting debut EP.
The colossal Ural Umbo emerges from the depths under a new form. Delusion of Hope is a harrowing example of modern-day kosmische terrorism. Out now on Utech Records.
What makes the perfect split?
The ridiculous name doesn’t seem to bother these new hopes for German hardcore. Stream CN Roundhouse Kick’s new EP, Phantomschmerz.
Droned out folk psychedelia from the siren behind Menace Ruine, Geneviève Beaulieu, and James Hamilton.
The first ‘true’ release by these masters of depraved feral urges. Base, instinctive and unashamedly violent – Dethroned Emperor put 99% of bestial death and grindcore outfits to shame.