If you've read Trevor's review of Sephuchral Ruins Below the Temple, from UK band Sheol, you'll know that it is an EP that is demanding of your attention. It's an outstanding slice of death fucking metal that just gets better with each listen. Recently, Trevor had the chance to interview the 2-piece band, about Sepulchral Ruins, touring and much more. Read, enjoy, then grab yourself a copy of the EP!
December 19, 2013
December 18, 2013
Carcass – Surgical Steel (2013)
Review by Trevor Proctor
Releasing a new album is a daunting prospect for any band after a 17 year break from the studio and, some might argue, it's actually 20 years since Carcass had any release of note (Heartwork).
December 17, 2013
After having posted both Trevor's and my lists of music that floated our respective boats in 2013, it's the turn of Lair contributor and horror novelist extraordinaire, Wayne Simmons to throw his picks into the hat! Enjoy!
Necrotherion – Novus Ordo Seclorum (2014)
Review by Jude Felton
Blazing a trail straight out of the black metal stronghold of Martins Ferry, Ohio, comes Necrotherion; a four piece who deliver some truly caustic musical savagery. Now, whilst I may well joke about the black metal output of their hometown, I am not joking about the musical content that this band have delivered on this album.
December 16, 2013
Following hot on the heals of the rather excellent Bedlam Stories, by Christine Converse, comes the prequel tale, entitled Project Alice. As you can probably tell, if you have got this far, The Lair of Filth is a proud sponsor of this new tale, which is also written by Christine Converse and expands on this sinister world. You can download the book at the link below. These tales all originate in the delightfully twisted mind of Pearry Teo, who will be bringing Bedlam Tales to life in a film in the not so distant future!
Legion of the Damned: Ravenous Plague (2014)
Review by Trevor Proctor
Dutch thrash band Legion of the Damned will release their seventh full length album via their new label, Napalm Records in January 2014 – it’s the first to feature new guitarist Twan Van Geel and also their first since the suicide of bass player Twan Fleuren in 2011. The album was produced by Andy Classen at the Stage One studio in Germany – new guitarist Van Geel assumes all guitar duties on Ravenous Plague with Hein Willekens assisting for live performances – the album’s lyrics will concentrate on apocalyptic themes and the dissolution of society.
December 15, 2013
By Trevor Proctor
This has been another year filled to the brim with some seriously excellent metal releases, that’s why it’s been so difficult to pick a top twenty and also why there’s no such thing as an end of year list that’ll please everyone. I’ve never read any myself that I’ve totally agreed with – there’s always someone left out or someone not featuring as highly as you’d place them. This list is by no means perfect or comprehensive; it’s merely the recordings that I’ve enjoyed most throughout the year.