Coraxo – Neptune (2015)

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Author: Gay For Gary Oldman

Artist: Coraxo

Album: Neptune

Label: Massacre Records

 

Unsure of what record I would next dedicate the time to review, I turned to a reliable weekly list of new releases to see what genres were on offer. I passed over a doom/sludge record, a few brutal death and a speed/punk until my eyes caught upon the label ‘electronic death metal’. I felt my tongue grow uneasy in my mouth. I swallowed hard, but my throat was dry. My pupils constricted and my neck pulled backwards. Such is the reaction many of us have to Morbid Angel’s ‘Illud Divinum Insanus’. However, curiosity overwhelmed me and I followed the heresy-crumb trail to Coraxo’s official webpage, which featured glowing reviews from sources I couldn’t rate less. Continue reading

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Scanner – The Judgement (2015)

Scanner - The Judgement Artist: Scanner

Album: The Judgement

Label: Massacre Records

Reviewer: Dave

Scanner is a recent addition of mine to my library; it was just a few months ago that I heard Hypertrace and Terminal Earth for the first time. I have long been a fan of power metal, but recently have taken a liking to the older releases – before the genre became inundated with the riff-anaemic “flower metal” that dominates the scene nowadays. Scanner, of course, hit the scene before any of that with their debut and follow-up coming out in 1988 and 1989, respectively.

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