All Consumed – Rise Of The Godless

Rise Of The Godless Album Cover Art

All Consumed – Rise Of The Godless
Self-Released
Release Date: 18/06/2021
Running Time: 37:18
Review by Rick Eaglestone
8.5/10

Preston’s All Consumed return with a new album, serving up a diabolical delight for the death metal palette.

“Rise Of The Godless” begins with an introduction worthy of a movie score ‘Retribution’ is the combination of Beethoven & Gangs of New York that evokes a feeling that something ominous is about to happen, and just like a sneak attack from Jason Vorhees himself, first single release ‘Through Violence Worship’ pummels into your skull.

The drums throughout ‘Fall Of The Gods’ are just sublime which seem to only make the riffs even more powerful, and the bass on ‘Limbless’ combined with Skeech’s guttural vocals blend in so well with the guitar parts. This is easily one of my highlight tracks as there are so many elements that I love – especially the air raid siren!

‘Dishonour Killings’ is , for me, their equivalent of Cannibal Corpse’s ‘Surround, Kill, Devour’. I can see this being a huge live favourite. Following this is “Shapeless Existence” which, somehow, complements the previous track perfectly.

‘Crucifixion’ and ‘Bathe In Blood’ are absolutely maniacal in their delivery and final track ‘Suicide Of The Soul” closes the album with the listener wanting and needing more.

‘Through Violence Worship’ (Official Video)

TRACKLISTING:
01. Retribution (intro)
02. Through Violence Worship
03. Fall Of The Gods
04. Limbless
05. Dishonour Killings
06. Shapeless Existence
07. Darkest End
08. Crucifixion
09. Bathe In Blood
10. Suicide Of The Soul

LINE-UP:
Michael Skeech – Vocals
Darren McGillivray – Guitar
Richard Galbraith – Bass
Dave Kenyon – Drums

LINKS:

All Consumed Logo

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Haunt – Beautiful Distraction

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Haunt – Beautiful Distraction
Church Recordings
Release Date: 02/04/2021
Running Time: 38:46
Review by Rick Eaglestone
7.5/10

Right now, I seem to be craving the 80’s metal sound and once again California’s Haunt have come to my rescue with their latest offering “Beautiful Destruction”.

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by guitarist and front man Trevor William Church, and released through his label Church Recordings, “Beautiful Distraction” took on new life during the COVID-19 pandemic as Church let fans interact and help finish multiple forgotten songs. He says…

“Beautiful Distraction was a different album to do than my previous albums. I let the fans interact with me on old songs that I had left in the dust. We polished them up through Facebook Live, and this album was born.”

The album opens up with the title track. Lyrically this is a ballad but contains riffs and solos galore –  the midway point, for example, being my favourite of the entire album.

‘In Our Dreams’ would not be out of place on an early Ozzy solo album, this is followed by the incredibly catchy ‘Fortune’s Wheel’ which, subsequently, leads into my personal highlight of the album ‘Face Of Danger’.

Haunt like to play fast and take it to a new level with ‘Sea Of Dreams’. It’s a song that really helps blow the cobwebs off in the morning and get you started for the day ahead and the following ‘Keeping Watch’ compliments it perfectly. Unfortunately, I couldn’t really get into ‘Imaginary Borders’ & ‘A Fools Paradise’, which is a shame because ‘Hearts On Fire’ (not a Hammerfall cover) is fantastic.

The album closes with ‘It’s In My Hands’ which, if I’m perfectly honest, I’ve found quite inspirational and the lyrics have really resonated with me, so although I may have struggled with a few of the tracks this still has me excited for the next release.

‘In Our Dreams’ (Lyric Video)

TRACKLISTING:
01. Beautiful Distraction
02. In Our Dreams
03. Fortune’s Wheel
04. Face Of Danger
05. Sea Of Dreams
06. Keeping Watch
07. Imaginary Borders
08. A Fool’s Paradise
09. Hearts On Fire
10. It’s In My Hands

LINE-UP:
Trevor William Church – Guitars, Drums, Bass, Vocals
Fili Bibiano – Lead Guitars

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Snær – Frozen Alchemy

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Snær – Frozen Alchemy
Self-Released
Release Date: 12/03/2021
Running Time: 41:10
Review by Rick Eaglestone
7/10

Maine’s Snær entwine legend and fantasy with their debut album “Frozen Alchemy”.

The aptly titled ‘Into’ eerily could’ve been placed into ‘The VVitch: A New-England Folktale’ movie soundtrack, whereas the doom laden ‘Black Stain’ tells the tale of local legend Colonel Buck, who burned his witch mistress at the stake and, as she burned, she cursed him to have a stain for all eternity – The drumming on this track really stands out for me.

Coming in with blackened thrash elements, both ‘Rise Of The Sea Ghouls’ & ‘Black Bear Mauling’ tear away relentlessly, before the longest track and my personal highlight ‘Endless Suffering’. The melodic intro feels really emotional, almost in the same vein as Metallica’s ‘Fade To Black’, it then changes pace various times, but still maintains that melodic tone throughout.

The title track ‘Frozen Alchemy’ is Snær’s ‘Black Sabbath’ with slow purposeful bass tones, menacing drums and absolutely gripping guitar riff. It is quite fitting then that the track is about a secret magical practice brought to Maine by Viking Shaman.

I really enjoyed the instrumental ‘Snær’ as it fits well within the landscape of the album and the marching beat of ‘March To The Ovens’ encapsulates the band’s philosophy, the extermination of the entire human race.

Finally, a very ambitious cover of Bathory’s ‘The Return Of Darkness And Evil’ completes the album. Now, not only do I love this track, but this is a great cover and really suits vocalist Joseph Doome incredibly well, in fact, so much so, that I actually went back and replayed the whole album again.

‘Black Stain’ (Audio)

TRACKLISTING:
01. Intro
02. Black Stain
03. Ghouls Of The Sea
04. Black Bear Mauling
05. Endless Suffering
06. Frozen Alchemy
07. Snær
08. March Of The Ovens
09. The Return Of Darkness And Evil (Bathory Cover)

LINE-UP:
Joseph Doome – Lead Vocals/Bass
Jeffrey Lloyd Snader – Lead Guitar
Conrad Lausier – Drums

LINKS:

Snær Promo Pic

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Keys Of Orthanc – Of The Lineage Of Kings

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Keys Of Orthanc – Of The Lineage Of Kings
Naturmacht Productions
Release Date: 05/02/2021
Running Time: 53:22
Review by Rick Eaglestone
9/10

What would happen if there was an edition of the Lord of The Rings where the soundtrack was just black metal encased with dungeon synth? What would it sound like? Well, Orcs, Hobbits & Wizards let me introduce you to the new album from Canada’s Keys of Orthanc – “Of The Lineage Of Kings”.

For the last few years Keys of Orthanc have been producing Lord of the Rings themed albums, their previous album “Unfinished Conquests” the band’s first full dungeon synth album was only released 7 months ago and was made whilst working on this new album.

The title track ‘Of The Lineage Of Kings’ starts off very much as the previous release – dungeon synth with an ominous film score feel before ‘Shards Of Narcil’ erupts, wielding a longsword ready to battle. Next track ‘Her Mighty Heart’ feels very much like an extension of Shards but in particular I enjoyed the spoken cries to battle as it really tells the story of the album.

A short interlude is provided by ‘To The Paths Of The Dead’ before, for me, the highlight track ‘The Last Alliance’ takes shape. There are so many things that make this track stand out – the black metal parts, especially, make me feel that I’m taking the haunted path through the white mountains…

This is followed up by the equally powerful ‘King Of The Reunited Kingdom’ the cries of “Hold your guard!!” are still with me. Then the album moves in an entirely different direction with ‘I’ve Seen The Dragons Fly’ before arriving at the final, mind blowingly ambitious, 15-minute Caladan Brood cover track ‘Book Of The Fallen’, which is done so well that I immediately had to put on that bands 2013 album “Echoes Of Battle”.

“Of The Lineage Of Kings” has engulfed me like a whisper from Wormtongue and it is just as difficult not to play this as it is to break his spell.

‘Her Mighty Heart’ (Audio)

TRACKLISTING:
01. Of The Lineage Of Kings
02. Shards Of Narcil
03. Her Mighty Heart
04. To The Paths Of The Dead
05. The Last Alliance
06. King Of The Reunited Kingdom
07. I’ve Seen The Dragons Fly
08. Book Of The Fallen (Caladan Brood Cover. On CD & Tape as a hidden track)

LINE-UP:
Dorgul – Compositions, Guitars, Fretless Bass, Piano, Synths
Harslingoth – Vocals
Sarah Kitteringham – Additional Vocals on ‘Her Mighty Heart’
Dominic Nucciarone – Drums

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Grima – Rotten Garden

Rotten Garden Cover Art

Grima – Rotten Garden
Naturmacht Productions
Release Date: 22/01/2021
Running Time: 43:40
Review by Rick Eaglestone
9/10

Continuing with the studio only project, concentrating on the pagan ethos based on the worship of the elder forest, Russia’s grotesque pairing once again prepare to walk their own black metal path with fourth album – “Rotten Garden”.

‘Cedar And Owls’ has a beautifully woeful tone throughout with swirling solos and naturalist soundscapes which is so serene in places that when the fury of ‘Mourning Comes At Sunset’ takes hold I was taken aback slightly.

I am a huge fan of certain sounds in black metal and ‘At The Foot Of The Red Mountains’ has some absolutely sublime accordion included that, combined with the guitar parts, just had me going back to it again and again – This is ,easily, highlight track of the album for me!

Things take on a much calmer pace with the instrumental ‘Old Oak’ which weaves into the early part of title track ‘Rotten Garden’ and includes slices of fury with that accordion again but with added hypnotic keyboards which almost gave it a dungeon synth feel.

There is a real cold, frostbitten atmosphere to ‘Grom’ that I really enjoyed but that’s not quite the end, also included as a bonus track, is a re-recording of the 2015 track ‘Devotion To Lord’ which, if not familiar with the band previously, should make the listener go back and check out the bands previous offerings.

We are only one month into the new year, yet I don’t think it is an unimaginable assumption that by the time we reach year end “Rotten Garden” would’ve made many peoples top album lists.

‘Cedar And Owls’ (Official Video)

TRACKLISTING:
01. Cedar And Owls
02. Mourning Comes At Sunset
03. At The Foot Of The Red Mountains
04. Old Oak
05. Rotten Garden
06. Grom
07. Devotion To Lord 2020 (Bonus Track)

LINE-UP:
Vehelm – Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Keyboard
Morbius – Guitar, Bass

LINKS:

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Theatre Of Tragedy – Musique (20th Anniversary Edition)

Theatre Of Tragedy – Musique (20th Anniversary Edition)
AFM Records
Release Date: 04/12/2020
Running Time: 88:44
Review by Rick Eaglestone
9/10

20 Years after its initial release “Musique” has returned – this time, its first on vinyl, also brings with it a multitude of bonus and unreleased tracks.

There must have been something in the water around the late 90’s and early 00’s as it seemed to be a fashion for bands to deviate from their roots and step in another direction. Now, with some bands, it took me a while to accept this but with Theatre Of Tragedy it was instantaneous and a really nice change from the symphonic sound that was quickly becoming overdone and saturated

It may be sacrilegious to feel this way but opening track ‘Machine’ is still my all-time favourite track, which after two decades may now be accepted, as at the time, I received gasps of horror and disgust from friends when revealing this.

Tracks like ‘City Of Light’, and especially ‘Fragment’, still give me goosebumps. There is no denying just how hypnotic Liv Kristine’s vocals are…even now!

Title track ‘Musique’s electronica sound hasn’t dated, as the melodies that accompany it strike a great balance. This is also true of the following track ‘Commute’ The lyrical content takes a more futuristic approach with ‘Radio’ and as previously mentioned Liv Kristine’s vocal shine through but, on this occasion, more so Raymond I Rohonyi’s as well as the hypnotic riff running throughout.

First single to be released ‘Image’ weaves into the pulsating song about street fighting ‘Crash/Concrete’, which has a little slice of harsh electro, so the slower ‘Retrospect’, which follows, is a welcome change of pace.

The intro to ‘Reverie’ still reminds me of a Commodore 64 game loading but, in fairness, the sound is in keeping with the start of the millennium so, once you get past that, you should enjoy the track. ‘Space Age’ is appropriately named, but purely instrumental. Originally, at this point, the album contained the track ‘The New Man’ but with this version it’s the French version of ‘Image’

This 20th Anniversary Edition does contain ‘The New Man’ further on, as well as the unreleased ‘Quirk’, which has a great chorus and blends in well with both the remastered tracks, by Jacob Hansen, and alternative versions included. A final note is that both formats (CD and Vinyl) have the same tracklist, so there is no need to have to buy both editions.

It’s nice to play an album that you haven’t heard in a few years and still feel the same way about it! This has been remastered well and from a personal stance it’s something that I will be re-purchasing on the newer format in the near future.

TRACKLISTING:

CD1
01. Machine
02. City Of Light
03. Fragment
04. Musique
05. Commute
06. Radio
07. Image
08. Crash/Concrete
09. Retrospect
10. Reverie
11. Space Age
12. Image (French Version)

CD2
13. Fragment
14. Machine
15. City Of Light
16. Reverie
17. Radio
18. Commute
19. Retrospect
20. Quirk
21. Crash/Concrete
22. The New Man

LINE-UP:
Raymond I. Rohonyi – Vocals
Liv Kristine – Vocals
Frank Claussen – Guitars
Lorentz Aspen – Keyboards
Hein Frode Hansen – Drums

LINKS:

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Viking Queen – Hammer Of The Gods

Viking Queen – Hammer Of The Gods
Dr Johns Surgery Records
Release Date: 15/10/2020
Running Time: 38:19
Review by Rick Eaglestone
6.5/10

Talk about timing, I was deep in the midst of a debut novel about Vikings when this album came through! So, whilst my eyes were scanning the damage being dealt in the book, my ears were going into battle with Viking Queen, who were part of the Norwegian TV series “Norse Rednecks”, and who have now released their debut album “Hammer of the Gods”.

Opener and title track ‘Hammer Of The Gods’ is fist pumping classic rock at its finest which transcends into ‘Empire Of Death’ effortlessly.

It wouldn’t be a classic rock album without a ballad, right? ‘Knives Through My Heart’ is just that, but it stays at one level, which is a shame because I do like a ballad with a little bite…

Both ‘Blood Of The Viking’ and ‘Trail Of The Viking’ seem to blend together into ‘Swords And Dragonheads’ which does have a really good guitar solo, but is really repetitive. However, my highlight track of the album ‘Going Nowhere Fast’ does soften the blow somewhat.

‘Can’t Stand The Pain’ is another step in the right direction as to is ‘Sunstone’, which did get repeated a fair few times.

Finally, the battle ready ‘Warriors Last Stand’ closes the album nicely.

At the time of writing this, the band are looking for new members, so it will be interesting to see how Viking Queen will sound when their clan has re assembled.

TRACKLISTING:
01. Hammer Of The Gods
02. Empire Of Death
03. Knives Through My Heart
04. Blood Of The Viking
05. Trail Of The Viking
06. Swords And Dragonheads
07. Going Nowhere Fast
08. Can’t Stand The Pain
09. Sunstone
10. Warriors Last Stand

LINE-UP ON THE ALBUM
Lady E – Vocals
Miss White – Backing Vocals
Robban – Guitars
TJ – Bass
Chris Chruick – Drums

LINKS:

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EMQ’s with Rick Eaglestone

EMQ’s with Rick Eaglestone

What is your name, what do you do, and can you tell us a little bit about how you ended up doing it?

I’m Rick – I now mostly write reviews and host radio shows. I started off doing shows/podcasts over a decade ago which due to ill health I stopped. I then met my wife who convinced me to start a blog which, in its infancy, was just book related as I am a huge bookworm and former bookseller. Whilst doing this I was contacted by someone who knew my previous work and asked me if I wanted to start doing shows again and as the time was right, I said yes and then also started focusing on music-based reviews too – so it’s come full circle really.

What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

I am originally from London but now live in Leicestershire and have only really started dipping my toes into the local scene but have found it very welcoming, I previously lived in Cardiff and absolutely adored it – Womanby Street is a fabulous place.

What is your favourite latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)

At this moment in time, it has to be “Galdrum” by Stormkeep

Who have been your greatest influences, in music or in life?

It would have to be my Mum as she gave me a strong sense of who I am as a person and instilled in me a never give up attitude even though I was a very poorly kid who was always in hospital and also trying to navigate a lifelong Disability alongside everything else. When I discovered Metal, my Mum would bring my Walkman into hospital, so I didn’t have to endure hospital radio. Either that or it was to stop me requesting Iron Maiden so frequently on it, and I also found solace in the storytelling aspect of the songs.

What first got you into music?

I think it was TV shows and films, mainly the 1986 Transformers Movie which I had for my birthday the following year, it has the most fantastic soundtrack and is something I still listen to.

Which current bands or musicians would you like to see collaborate on a record?

I would like to see Pemphigoid do something with Kieran Scott.

If you could go to any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

I think it would have to be Hellfest. The line-up is always really good and everybody I know who has been says it’s a great weekend.

What’s the weirdest music related thing you own?

It may not be the weirdest but it’s something that I have an emotional connection with, which is a 1977 Muppets Album, which I still have. It actually won a Grammy in the same year I was born, 1979.

If you had one message for your Ever Metal readers, what would it be?

Don’t be apprehensive about trying new ventures.

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

Lemmy.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

I would like to see people not be so dismissive of bands or a particular style just because it’s either not their thing or they just don’t want to admit that they actually like the bands /singers because it seems to be the cool thing to say you don’t like a certain band or act. I know a lot of bands are like Marmite but do what you want? I bloody love Marmite!

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Paradise Lost – “Draconian Times”

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

I enjoy the physical format and most of my purchases this year have been cassettes, but I have also bought some Vinyl and CD’s from listening to downloads/streaming.

What’s the best gig that you have been to, and why?

My most emotional was Iron Maiden at Twickenham in 2008. I am big rugby fan and also the set list was full of tracks that took me back to the first metal album I ever bought aged 8 or 9, which was “Live After Death”. Another, just for the line-up, was BST in 2014 which had Black Sabbath, Soundgarden, Faith No More, Motorhead & Soulfly.

What do you get up to when you’re not writing/taking photos?

I try to read whenever possible, watch action films from the late 80’s early 90’s and go to the gym, health permitting.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Rhod Gilbert, David Attenborough, James Earl Jones, Rob Zombie and Kate Beckinsale.

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

100% Cake, Custard Cream is the supreme rule of biscuits.

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

It’s a been a strange year, enjoy the parts you can & look forward to the future.

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Rick E’s Top Ten Releases Of 2020

Rick E’s Top Ten Releases Of 2020
By Rick Eaglestone

Hi Everyone,

Here are Rick E’s top ten releases of 2020 and it’s a really interesting selection. Rick hasn’t been with us long but, apart from me having to get used to the fact there is now another Rick here (it shouldn’t be allowed I tell you 😊), he has slotted into the team really well, has a great sense of humour…oh and good taste in music. I’m looking forward to working with him more in 2021.

Rick T

10. Helzgloriam – Decapitated Mystics Of The Serpent (July 2020)

www.facebook.com/Helzgloriam

‘Decapitated Mystics Of The Serpent’ (Full Album Premiere)


9. Grimorte – Esoteric Ascendence EP (October 2020)

www.facebook.com/GrimorteDoom

‘The Procession’ (Official Lyric Video)


8. Dark Doom – Mourning’s End (November 2020)

www.facebook.com/darkdoomofficial

‘Dusk’ (Lyric Video)


7. Burden of Ymir – And Then Twilight Fell (October 2020)

www.facebook.com/BurdenOfYmir

‘Splitting The Wolf’ (Audio)


6. Foul Body Autopsy – Consumed By Black Thoughts EP (October 2020)

www.facebook.com/FoulBodyAutopsyofficial

Consumed By Black Thoughts (Full EP)


5. Paradise Lost – Obsidian (May 2020)

www.facebook.com/paradiselostofficial

‘Darker Thoughts’ (Official Video)


4. Cultus Profano – Accursed Possession (August 2020)

www.facebook.com/CULTUS.PROFANO

‘Cursed in Sin, Op. 25’ (Audio)


3. Afsky – Ofte Jeg Drommer Mig Dod (May 2020)

www.facebook.com/afskymusic

‘Tyende Sang’ (Audio)


2. Ulcerate – Stare Into Death and Be Still (April 2020)

www.facebook.com/Ulcerate

‘Dissolved Orders’ (Official Video)


1. Burial – Satanic Upheaval (May 2020)

www.facebook.com/burialtheband

‘Hellish Reaping Screams’ (Audio)

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Kalt Vindur – …And Nothing Is Endless

Kalt Vindur – …And Nothing Is Endless
Witching Hour Productions
Release Date: 07/08/2020
Running Time: 34:31
Review by Rick Eaglestone
8.5/10

It’s currently cold, bleak and icy right now – I have two choices, turn up the heating to make it hotter than the flames in hell or tough it out with some Subcarpathian Black Metal from Southern Poland and as I am fan of the cold I’ve gone for the second option with “…And Nothing is Endless” by Kalt Vindur who were kind enough to provide me with a physical copy for review purposes.

The intro track ‘Solar Cross’ may be short but  its full of foreboding urgency and is a speculator build up to ‘Inner War’, which itself, is probably my highlight track of the entire album. It’s frostbitten to its very core – the bass sound that rings throughout is great with tempo changes aplenty.

Acoustic guitars in black metal is something that needs to be used more – case in point, the introduction to ‘The Blind Sin Hunter’ as it sets up the track brilliantly and really suits the aesthetic of the album – particularly the artwork from Maciej Kamuda.

The very well-balanced melodies the band collectively put forward are encapsulated in ‘Eyes Ov Gods’ before the straight up fury once again takes hold with ‘Dirty Yields’. At this point I would like to point out that the album, so far, has thrown up some really nice surprises which to be honest has only made my listening experience, thus far, a pleasant one.

‘Red Glow’ thunders through into title track ‘…And Nothing Is Endless’ which for me is the most atmospheric track of the release with some great guitar work once again. Although I have my highlight track, if I had to pick a track to recommend the band to someone it would have to be ‘The Golden Age’. This is why I love black metal – this track in particular really reminds of Black Dawn.

Just as the album began, so to, does it end with instrumental outro “Crescent Moon Of Chors” which for me didn’t have the same impact as the start of the album.

TRACKLISTING:
01. Solar Cross
02. Inner War
03. The Blind Sin Hunter
04. Eyes Ov Gods
05. Dirty Yields
06. Red Glow
07. …And Nothing Is Endless
08. The Golden Age
09 Crescent Moon Of Chors

LINE-UP:
Celsus – Vocals
Svart – Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Additional Vocals.
Ver – Electric Guitars
S – Bass
Xakhariash – Drums

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