June 28, 2014

Filthy Review - 'Cannibal Holocaust'

Cannibal Holocaust (1980)

Grindhouse Releasing

Review by Jude Felton

A few weeks prior to writing this review, I had the privilege of attending the Slaughter in Syracuse Underground Horror Film Festival. Whilst there I happened to notice a tattoo on the leg of, modern horror/exploitation master, Ryan Nicholson’s leg. Nothing unusual about that, lots of folk have tattoos on their legs, but this one was different; it was of a rather infamous image from Ruggero Deodato’s 1980 classick, Cannibal Holocaust. Aside from being very cool, it just reminded me of the impact of this controversial, yet supremely wonderful slice of exploitation cinema.

Review - 'Ending Quest: The Summoning'

Ending Quest - The Summoning (2014)

FDA Rekotz

Review by Trevor Proctor

Formed during 2009 Ending Quest is a three piece old school death metal band from Stockholm which has just released its debut full length album “The Summoning” via German label FDA Rekotz. Ending Quest was originally formed by Gustav Gunnarsson and Stefan Nordstrom (both also members of Desolator and Soliloquium) as a non-serious side project to play a few cover songs but eventually turned into a more serious proposition with Jonas Bergkdist joining on bass. 

June 26, 2014

Review - 'Ogre: Bastards of Death'

Ogre – Bastards of Death (2014)

Self Released - www.ogre.ie

Review by Trevor Proctor

Ogre are not to be confused with the American rock band of the same name as this bunch of maniacs are a just a bit more extreme than their US namesakes; originally formed in Dublin during 1989 Ogre started out as three mates having a bit of a laugh - it’s obvious with band names such as John De Baptiste on drums and effects, Forthron the Evil on guitar and vocals and not forgetting Chewed Giblet on bass and vocals these fellas don’t take themselves too seriously, and that’s before we even come to mention the track titles. 

June 22, 2014

Review - 'Gnosis of the Witch: Rún Af Inn Auðr'

Gnosis of the Witch - Rún Af Inn Auðr (2014)

Darker Than Black

Review by Jude Felton

Sometimes bands, and their records, are like buses; you wait forever for one to come, and then two come along at once. This can be applied to the mysterious Gnosis of the Witch, who along with this cassette release are also having their album hit the stores very soon, and we’ll have a review of that too.