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When he's not digesting cinema (preferably low-budget), wasting time online, or otherwise embarrassing himself, Gabriel can be found working his way through a stack of music to review and taking breaks from the crushing futility of life with the help of comedy. Involved in a number of short-lived musical projects, he now sticks to annual Halloween shows with Mexican Space Train.

Oxblood Forge – Decimator

A good heavy metal album whose devotion to the past might push some newcomers away.

Nephila – Nephila

An excellent take on heavy rock, honest about big influences of the past without feeling weighed down by them

Ninkharsag – The Dread March of Solemn Gods

An impressive and cohesive black metal album, balancing modern and retro sensibilities to excellent effect

Conclave – Dawn of Days

An enjoyable and well-executed doom metal album that dares to add elements from other genres, for a great result.

Wheel – Preserved In Time

A high-quality traditional doom metal release, and bound to be one of the finest albums in that category to be heard this year.

Sleepless – Blood Libel

A somewhat scattered (but enjoyable) shot of death metal with plenty of that potency and aggression

Summoning The Lich – United In Chaos

A great first album, with some fantastic death metal chops on display

Stone Mammoth – Stone Mammoth

An above-average debut

DayGlo Mourning – Dead Star

A decent doom metal album with shades of rock levity... that could have been so much more


The Dark Side of Business: An Interview with Scott Ian Lewis of Carnifex

Scott Ian Lewis on the dangerous state of live music, comics, and Necromanteum

Get Ready for Wacken 2023

Get ready to unleash your metal power because Wacken Open Air is back with a bang for its 2023 edition! Mark your calendars for...