Album review: Life Obliteration – Uten Håp

  The world is a cold, dark and often unforgiving place to live, Life Obliteration by Uten Håp reflects this perfectly with this collection of 7 tracks of depressive, suicidal black metal. I’m a newcomer to the band having only stumbled across their mention on my Twitter feed. After some investigation, I found the music to be…

Album review: Northern Chaos Gods – Immortal

  It’s blast from the past time here at Grim Reader HQ, with an album I’ve been wanting to hear ever since the lead single Northern Chaos Gods from black metal legends Immortal was unleashed on an unsuspecting metal world. I really wasn’t sure what to expect, the falling out with Abbath, the return of riffmaster Demonaz…

Book review: Corpsepaint – David Peak

  Regulars here will be familiar with my affinity towards metal, and it’s the blackest of metal on most occasions is what I can be found listening to. Yes, that abrasive, caustic stuff where singers shriek, garggle and howl into the microphone, guitars cut and scythe and drums blast you into a state of perpetual…

Corpsepaint – David Peak and Word Horde get kvelt

    April 30th sees publisher Word Horde unleash David Peak‘s latest novel, Corpsepaint – a black metal inspired horror novel! To say I’m excited about reading this is an understatement (so much so, I immediately hit Word Horde‘s Ross Lockhart up for a review copy!). I love metal, especially black metal, and so what better way to…

Metal Detector!

Here are some new videos and bands for you to check out. Be warned: This stuff is HEAVY! \,,/ Pile Of Priests Inspired by Death, Edge of Sanity, Old Man’s Child, Cannibal Corpse and the mighty Voivod, Denver, CO progressive death metal trio PILE OF PRIESTS aim to produce a sound inspired by 90s death and thrash…

Album review: E – Enslaved

  Enslaved continues its metamorphosis into one of, if not THE most important black metal bands on the planet. Whether or not you like their continued movement towards progressive rock, a la Opeth, you cannot deny that the band is making some truly epic metal. And with their latest release, E, the band shows that…

Album review: The I – Devilish Impressions

Some blackened death metal from Poland? Yes, please! Poland’s Devilish Impressions are a new band to have appeared on my radar. I’ve read some great reviews for this, their latest album called The I, released through Lifeforce Records. If you like bands like Behemoth, Dimmu Borgir, Emperor, Immortal, Venom etc, then this band will certainly…

Album review: Nattesferd – Kvelertak

Kvelertak is a band that divides opinion (shit, which band doesn’t these days?). Some see them as copyists, offering nothing more than a mix of different styles of rock and metal. And so I ask “Where is the problem?”. Every band on the planet pays homage to their peers in some way, so I really…