COILGUNS “Commuters”

(Pelagic Records)
I know that I’m getting older for every year and that my memory will deteriorate but I can’t for the life of me remember if I did a review for COILGUNS EP a while back. I have fragmented memories of liking it but that could easily have been a dream. This new album I’m sure that I haven’t reviewed. Continue reading

DEATHRONIC “Duality Chaos”

“Duality Chaos”
(Mighty Music)
I don’t know why anybody wants to take on the task of doing all by oneself. To me that seems like glutton for punishment. But if the result is anything but bad then I’ll champion anybody that does it by themselves. DEATHRONIC is a Parisian one-man band. To my ears this is melodic death metal close in spirit to Arch Enemy. Continue reading

DECEPTOR “Chains Of Delusion”

“Chains Of Delusion”
(Shadow Kingdom)
DECEPTOR must be one hell of a cool heavy metal band. I don’t want it any other way. Somewhere in the back of my mind I have a recollection of having read about DECEPTOR. With that in mind I kinda have some high expectations of this to be full on heavy metal assault. The cover to this album made me think of Judas Priest circa “Screaming For Vengeance”. Continue reading


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Danish stoner rock seem to be on the move these days. Not that I complain. If any Nordic country should produce stoner rock it should be Denmark. It just seems like their kind of laid back approach to things (hygge) fits the whole concept of stoner rock. DOUBLESTONE have a sound that makes me think California circa 1970. Continue reading

FEN “Dustwalker”

This is one band that I have been looking forward to hear. I have known of the band for some time now but I have had a hard time locating any of their previous releases. Now with a release on Italian Code666 more people will have the chance to hear this English band. I get a very mythological feeling listening to this, if that makes any sense at all. Continue reading

OVERTORTURE “At The End The Dead Await”

“At The End The Dead Await”
I like it when bands think that little extra when coming up with band names. Overtorture (Overture anybody?) is one hell of a cool band name. This has got to be some really cool death or thrash metal for it to not destroy the whole effort that has gone into figuring out the band name. That they are Swedish make me think that they are a bit influenced by Dismember Continue reading

THE PROPHECY “Salvation”

This English band deserves to be better known. If you like doom metal in the style of Candlemass and tinged with a bit of My Dying Bride you’ll love this band. I’ve been following them from the very first album up till now and I’ve enjoyed every single moment of this band’s repertoire. There is almost something sacral to this kind of doom metal. Continue reading

RITUAL OF ODDS “God Is An Atheist”

“God Is An Atheist”
Again. I love it when bands send me stuff without me asking for it. That means that what we here at Battle Helm is doing something right and get cred for it too. This Greek band has come up with a really cool album title. Hopefully the music will match the album title. That it dates back to 2010 just proves that there are too many bands out there to keep track of them all. Continue reading


This Belgian band is new to me. Well almost all Belgian metal is new to me. I don’t get to hear too many bands from Belgium so every chance to hear a new Belgian band is treasured by me. By the name of the band I get the impression that this band comes from the French part of Belgium. I’m not sure what melodic black metal really says about the music. Continue reading

SAUTRUS “Kuelmaggah Mysticism – The Prologue”

“Kuelmaggah Mysticism – The Prologue”
This is another one that I don’t know much about, if anything. But as always I’m game for anything once. This could turn out to be a must buy kind of record. Or not. Any which way I’m in for an experience that could go any way really. I have no clue what The Devil’s Blood are about but I somehow get an impression that SAUTRUS follow in the hardrock-ish tradition that The Devil’s Blood, Witchcraft, Graveyard Continue reading