Altarage – NIHL 4/5 (1)

Altarage – NIHL			    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    		4/5							(1)

Posted by on Apr 21, 2016 in 2016, A, Doomentia Records, Grinding Black Metal, Iron Bonehead, Spain |

Black metal that grinds is not a new concept, it is just a rare occurrence. Usually when you hear the two fused  together, bands like to emphasize the highs of black metal with the highs of the drums of grindcore. Altarage did the opposite as they focused on the fusion of elements of the heavier forms of grind like Blood and early Bolt Thrower and fused it to some gritty raw blasphemous black metal.  If you are in search of another notable example of grinding black metal...

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Kawir – Father Sun Mother Moon No ratings yet.

Kawir – Father Sun Mother Moon			No ratings yet.

Posted by on Apr 19, 2016 in 2016, Black Metal, Greece, Iron Bonehead, K, New Releases, Pagan Metal |

Fusing elements of folk or pagan metal to any element of extreme metal is not an easy task. The Greek folk/black metal veterans Kawir are back with Father Sun Mother Moon. Kawir makes the fusion look like an easy task because this album flows very fluently like the genres are meant to be intertwined. Kawir has existed since the early 90’s yet this is the first album I have ever heard by them. The first thing that popped in my mind to describe them is to say they sound...

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Khthoniik Cerviiks – SeroLogiikal Scars (Vertex of Dementiia) 5/5 (1)

Khthoniik Cerviiks – SeroLogiikal Scars (Vertex of Dementiia)			    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    		5/5							(1)

Posted by on Apr 19, 2016 in 2015, 2016, Blackened Death Metal, Germany, Iron Bonehead, K, Necroshine Records, New Releases |

I feel that the biggest problem metal bands face is directly forcing their energy to strictly fit a genre. They alienate their creativity to it’s full potential by limiting themselves to the politics of one genre, sound, scene, or ideology. Rarely a band like Khthoniik Cerviiks arrives and shows everyone how to think outside the lines of the set rules so to speak that genres bind music to. SeroLogiikal Scars is a daring album that is bold, sophisticated, entrancing,...

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Prisoner of War – Rot 4/5 (1)

Prisoner of War – Rot			    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    		4/5							(1)

Posted by on Apr 14, 2016 in 2016, Death Metal, Iron Bonehead, New Releases, New Zealand, P |

I must say that I know very little about metal from New Zealand, but if Prisoner of War is of the norm, I should pay more attention. Auckland’s Prisoner of War is releasing their new mini album Rot on May 2nd through Iron Bonehead Productions and it is going to instill us into a new era of world war and the weak shall be P.O.W.s. As Prisoner of War describes their sound as, “Fast beats and pummeling riffs from the arsehole of the world”, they have an...

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Venefixion – Defixio 5/5 (1)

Venefixion – Defixio			    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    		5/5							(1)

Posted by on Sep 20, 2015 in 2015, Black Metal, Death Metal, Germany, Iron Bonehead, New Releases, Thrash, V |

  Mid-Tempo riffs with some lightning fast tremlo-picks into blistering solos, this demo has got some casket dust still on it. Venefixion’s Defixio is gonna blow people away when it drops on October 2nd from Iron Bonehead. I like bands like this that compose metal of differnet sub genres and meld it together to create their own sound. Venefixion is going to be a big band, I can already tell. So make sure you pick this demo up the second it drops. This demo is...

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