Oct 262022

(Andy Synn is back again with three more examples of home-grown British talent)

These “Best of British” pieces are a lot like buses… you wait ages for one and then two come along (almost) at once!

Does that joke/reference track? I hope so, because the underlying premise – that these articles were intended to be a much more regular thing, but tend to just come along at relatively random intervals – is pretty accurate.

If you haven’t checked out the previous edition of the “Best of British” from last week – where I covered the new albums from Everest QueenTerra, and Vacuous – you might want to do so now, otherwise I invite you to settle in and get to know the latest offerings from BattalionsIngested, and Mountainscape.

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Nov 242018


I didn’t really listen to these songs for the first time today. It was actually last night, though I did listen to them again on this Saturday morning, just to make sure that the vodka in my system on the previous evening hadn’t warped my judgment. I concluded it hadn’t, even if it might have super-heated an already warm reaction.

I like the way this playlist of new music and videos flows, even without the vodka lubricant, though it won’t put you in a single headspace and let you linger there for very long. It starts in ravaging and ravishing fashion, shifts into much more bewildering and cerebral gears, and then just rocks out.


Thanks to a tip from my Norwegian fiend friend eitororm, I learned that the Czech band Death Karma, who share a couple of members (Vladimír Pavelka and Tom Coroner) with Cult of Fire, will be releasing a new album, The History of Death & Burial Rituals Part 2, TODAY on CD (and digitally on November 26th). Continue reading »