Stryper: Even the Devil Believes (2020)

Stryper: Even the Devil Believes (2020)

I’m not really sure what is left to say about Stryper, who have remained true to their goals for most of their career. Back in 1983, when they were known as Roxx Regime, they released a six-track demo, and three of the four participants are still there today, namely...
Azarath: Saint Desecration (2020)

Azarath: Saint Desecration (2020)

I was a huge fan of Azarath’s last album, ‘In Extremis’, so I was very pleased to see they had not taken as long to release a new one (which was my major complaint last time). In between times they have parted company with singer/guitarist Necrosodom, and founder...
Bas Rotten: Surge (2020)

Bas Rotten: Surge (2020)

17 songs, 21 minutes, yes guys we have some grindcore heading our way. Actually, this feels way more like hardcore punk sped up as opposed to what we currently think of as grindcore, but given that bands like Napalm Death were hugely influenced by the likes of...
Benediction: Scriptures (2020)

Benediction: Scriptures (2020)

When vocalist of over 20 years Dave Hunt announced he needed time away from the band to finish his PhD, the lads decided not to sit back and wait. With Dave’s blessing, they decided to push on without him, and to find the right singer only took one call as they...
Bròn: Pred Dverima Noći (2020)

Bròn: Pred Dverima Noći (2020)

Bròn is a one-man atmospheric black metal outfit, where everything is provided by Krigeist, who is certanly buys as he is in a host of other groups as well, some of which follow the same vein (Barshasketh, Belliciste, Devoveo, Dunkelheit, Nadsvest, Ophidian Coil,...
Crying Club: Taxi Man (2021) single

Crying Club: Taxi Man (2021) single

{Crying Club} were formed in Wellington at the start of 2021 by friends Sean Beales (drums), Chrissy Pantelakis (bass) and Datu Beech (vocals/guitar), with the stated intention of starting a new emo movement in the capital! They have been gigging over the last few...