(In this post Andy Synn combines a trio of reviews, focusing again upon releases from the UK.)
Grouping bands by their nationality, rather than by their sound, style, or ideology, is a remarkably lazy way of doings things.
Which is why I do it. Obviously.
But, on a more serious note, they do say that variety is the spice of life, and one of my big hopes for this series of columns (along with the usual aim of exposing our readers to bands they might not have discovered otherwise) is that established fans of band [X] might also find something to love in band [Y], fans of band [Y] might find something to love in band [Z]… and so on, and so forth.
Anyway, if you want to check out some of my previous efforts, which run the gamut from Deathcore to Doom to Black to Groove, you can have a gander at Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 of this year’s crop by clicking the appropriate link.
Otherwise, onwards you go, for a triple-header of deathly, doomy, blackened delights! Continue reading »