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WAXEN – Agios Holokauston (2014) | Album / EP Reviews @ Metal Forces Magazine

WAXENAgios Holokauston Moribund (2014)Rating: 7/10 Waxen is a one-man band, the brainchild of Wyoming’s Toby Knapp (ex-Onward). Although Knapp probably won’t be getting many coins thrown at his tray should he choose to play this sort of extreme metal in his local street! Agios Holokauston is Knapp’s second Waxen release, although it’s been eight long […]

KILLGASM – A Stab In The Heart Of Christ (2014) | Album / EP Reviews @ Metal Forces Magazine

KILLGASMA Stab In The Heart Of Christ Moribund (2014)Rating: 7.5/10 So, it’s time to put your fingers in your ears as Sacramento, California-based lunatics Killgasm come back for another bite. A Stab In The Heart Of Christ, as you can imagine from the subtle title, is a raging, menacing, hate-filled, blasphemous chunk of unholy, rampant […]

OCTOBER FILE Release Fourth Studio Album (May 26th, 2014) | News @ Metal Forces Magazine

OCTOBER FILE Release Fourth Studio Album May 26th, 2014 Wallingford, Oxfordshire-based post-punk / metal group October File issued fourth studio full-length album The Application Of Loneliness, Ignorance, Misery, Love And Despair – An Introspective Of The Human Condition on May 26th, 2014 through Candlelight Records. The outing was cut at Orgone Studios, with Jamie Gomez […]

GLUTTONY – Beyond The Veil Of Flesh (2014) | Album / EP Reviews @ Metal Forces Magazine

GLUTTONYBeyond The Veil Of Flesh Vic (2014)Rating: 6/10 Just in case you thought there wasn’t enough room for another Swedish death metal band, out from the clutches of the grave come Gluttony. Armed to the teeth with generic chainsaw riffs, archetypal gravelled vocals and all manner of zombification, this frothing quartet is most certainly a […]

KVALVAAG – Noema (2014) | Album / EP Reviews @ Metal Forces Magazine

KVALVAAGNoema Polypus (2014)Rating: 7.5/10 Noema is the debut album and work of one man, the mysterious Norwegian Kvalvaag (Øyvind Kvalvågnes) who created this monster in 2012 and has worked tirelessly in constructing this seven-track recording. Now to be honest, I’m literally a fan of every extreme metal noise that is burped out of Norway, so […]

BLACK ANVIL – Hail Death (2014) | Album / EP Reviews @ Metal Forces Magazine

BLACK ANVILHail Death Relapse (2014)Rating: 7.5/10 With their third full-length album, New York City black thrashers Black Anvil once again spits blue flames in the face of adversity and is firing on all cylinders. For those not in the know, Black Anvil was formed in 2007 by members of hardcore band Kill Your Idols. The […]

21OCTAYNE – Into The Open (2014) | Album / EP Reviews @ Metal Forces Magazine

21OCTAYNE Into The Open AFM (2014) Rating: 8.5/10 Somewhat of a new supergroup, Germany’s 21Octayne features the mercurial talents of vocalist Hagen Grohe (Joe Perry Project), guitarist Marco Wriedt (Axxis), bassist Andrew Lauer (Paul Gilbert) and drummer Alex Landenburg (Rhapsody). Into The Open is the result of this coming together of flair; an album that […]

VENI DOMINE – Light (2014) | Album / EP Reviews @ Metal Forces Magazine

VENI DOMINELight Massacre (2014)Rating: 7.5/10 This Swedish outfit has been churning out melodic doom metal in some form since the late 80s, the band consisting of brothers Thomas and Torbjörn Weinesjö. Light is the seventh studio release, and comes after a seven-year gap from last opus Tongues. Now, those of you who like your metal […]

DIESEL – Into The Fire (2014) | Album / EP Reviews @ Metal Forces Magazine

DIESELInto The Fire Escape Music (2014)Rating: 8/10 It’s fair to say that any album featuring former Bad Company vocalist Robert Hart and FM guitarist Jim Kirkpatrick is going to be worth your time. Diesel is a brand spanking new British rock band that also features the talents of bassist Pat Davey and drummer Jimmy Copley. […]

SINISTER – The Post-Apocalyptic Servant (2014) | Album / EP Reviews @ Metal Forces Magazine

SINISTERThe Post-Apocalyptic Servant Massacre (2014)Rating: 6.5/10 Riding on the back of the black waves of the early 90s death metal scene, Dutch metallers Sinister have emerged from the trends as one of the genre’s most formidable and respected bands. The Post-Apocalyptic Servant – the 11th full-length release from the outfit – is another punishing slab […]

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