Urfaust - Empty Space Meditation
Review by Apothecary
It's that time of the year again. Leaves are dying. Days are getting shorter. The line between the living and the dead grows thinner. And few can provide a better, more fitting soundtrack for this shadowy, ethereal atmosphere than the mighty Urfaust.


Horizon Of The Mute - Trobar Clus
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
One minute I'm naming Saattue's Kärsimysnäytelmä my current doom album of the year, the next I'm stumbling into the eerie pit of despair that is Trobar Clus. Even with the breakup of 0 X í S T, 2016 has been a good year for Jani Koskela.


Blood Red Throne - Union Of Flesh And Machine
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
Basically Just Death Metal™: now with 100% more death metal.


Saor - Guardians
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
Bracing winds blow heavy mists across the ancient hillocks, vertebrae of soil trodden and venerated over millennia rising and falling like waves. Distant crows balefully cast their distinctive, corvine calls toward daybreak. Slowly, the weary earth awakens from its slumber. Cloistered somewhere in the verdant valley, bagpipes skirl into life, and the song begins anew. Saor returns.


Vermin Womb - Decline
Review by Apothecary
Getting hit in the face with a sledgehammer is, in all likelihood, not an overly pleasant experience. However, some have been known to enjoy the fine art of masochism, and their preference should not be discounted.


Human Fortress - Thieves Of The Night
Review by Belegûr
I always thought the name Human Fortress could make for some gruesome artwork with a mass of body parts forming some sort of unholy burg. I didn't get anything like that though. This is safe melodic metal defined. No songs being particularly shocking, but absolutely nothing special on offer. Thieves Of The Night sounds alright when listening to it, but I instantly forgot about it afterwards.


40 Watt Sun - Wider Than The Sky
Review by BitterCOld
Wider Than The Sky marks the tragic yet triumphant return of 40 Watt Sun, some five years after their inaugural effort, The Inside Room. The bar was set pretty high for this one.


Iron Savior - Titancraft
Review by Belegûr
Iron Savior return with their 9th studio album and very little has changed. I didn't go into Titancraft expecting anything dramatically different from Rise Of The Hero or The Landing. Everything down to the generic Felipe Machado Franco cover art remains pretty much the same. As is with the case with many German power metal bands, lack of originality can be overlooked in favour of uplifting and catchy anthems. This is something Iron Savior have excelled at for years and they continue that tradition.


Supported event

Damnation Festival 2016

United Kingdom, Leeds (Leeds University Union)
05 November 2016

Electric Wizard
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On New Year's Eve 1984, Rick Allen was driving on a rural English road when he tried to pass another car. Rick's car skidded off the road and flipped over a brick wall into an open field. He lost his left arm in the accident. Determined not to give up, he created a special drum set that allowed him to play with just one arm.

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