September 22, 2014 by Dan Swinhoe
Protestant – In Thy Name
Protestant do not deal in subtlety. Straddling the black/punk divide, new album In Thy Name is eight tracks of Crusty and raw black metal with muscular hardcore and punk aggression spread over half an hour. Enjoyable if you like your metal relentless and raw.
Morgoth – God Is Evil 7″
German death metal outfit Morgoth are back with God Is Evil, their first new music since 1996’s Feel Sorry for the Fanatic. It’s two tracks of high quality technical death metal. Bodes well for the full length due next year.
Blood Of Kingu – Dark Star on the Right Horn of the Crescent Moon
Ukrainian Black metallers Blood of Kingu are back with their third album, Dark Star on the Right Horn of the Crescent Moon. The Babylonian-themed quintet continue in a similar vein to their previous efforts; black, bleak and unrelenting.
Despite decent production values for a Black Metal record, Blood of Kingu offer little outside the usual genre tropes. While it’s not terrible, Dark Star on the Right Horn of the Crescent Moon offers little fresh or interesting.