May 17, 2014

Filthy Music Review - 'Beneath: The Barren Throne'

Beneath – The Barren Throne (2014)

Unique Leader Records

Review by Jude Felton

Unless I was paid to do this full-time, there is no way on Earth that I could possibly review every album, EP or single that I would like to. The sheer volume that drops into my inbox is staggering, making it impossible to listen to even a fraction of them. That being said, we do try and get our reviews posted to coincide with the release date, although occasionally they get away from us. Beneath’s The Barren Throne is one such case, as it has been in stores for a couple of weeks at the time of writing this. However, the fact that I am still reviewing it speaks volumes for the quality of music.

Filthy Music Review - 'Decembre Noir: A Discouraged Believer'

Decembre Noir - A Discouraged Believer (2014) 

FDA Rekotz

Review by Trevor Proctor

Decembre Noir was initially formed in 2008 as a two piece by Daniel and Sebastian but after writing a number of tracks they decided to expand by incorporating three new members with Marcel playing guitar, Mike on bass and Lars performing vocals, and so the current line-up of Decembre Noir was formed. 

May 13, 2014

Filthy Music Review - 'Miasmal: Cursed Redeemer'

Miasmal - Cursed Redeemer (2014)

Century Media Records

Review by Trevor Proctor

Sweden’s Miasmal are about to unleash their second album Cursed Redeemer which is due to be released on May 13th in North America via Century Media Records; the album was recorded in less than a week by Fredrik Nordström at Studio Fredman (Opeth and At the Gates) and features eight tracks of rocking death metal across a fast paced thirty seven minutes. 

May 11, 2014

Filthy Review - 'Countess Dracula'

Countess Dracula (1971)

Review by Jude Felton

Like many others, I imagine, my first consistent exposure to horror was through the films of Hammer. Growing up in the UK you could rest assured that these pups would make frequent appearances on television, especially on a Friday evening. The seeds were sown, and Christopher Lee was the villain extraordinaire; Hammer will always hold a spot close to my heart. So, it’s always a thrill to see the new Blu-ray/DVD combo releases from Synapse drop into the mail box.