Matt Daniels


I’m Matt, a freelance writer from South of England and big metal-head. Book in the works. I dabble in a Dark Ambient music project Rage Ov One, check it out on my Soundcloud if you wish. Hope you enjoy my reviews!

Articles by Matt Daniels

Violet Cold – Multiverse

Multiverse is one of many facets and dimensions of Violet Cold and one of many gifts wrapped in healing comfort straight from Emin’s heart to yours.

Invultation – Feral Legion (+ Exclusive Track Premiere)

This is pure and ugly death metal, raw, unrelenting and caustic music fit for the battle field.

Decoherence – Order

A punishing and dense slab of blackened extremity that sucks you violently into a vacuum of unimaginable scientific horror, decaying futures and terrifying cosmic anomalies

Varmia – nie nas widzę

nie nas widzę is a stellar release with plenty of hooks and emotion and one deserving of any AOTY list.

Henget – Beyond North Star

Beyond North Star is dripping-black, 100% killer and inventive black metal.

Mork – Dypet

Eriksen’s prowess for songwriting is outstanding and the riffs here are especially the star, drawing you into Dypet’s immersive depths.

Aphotic – Abyssgazer

Aphotic’s sound grabs you in a cosmic chokehold and devours you with its fury.

Spectral Lore – 11 Days

11 Days is by far one of the most perfect examples of a concept album that I’ve ever heard.

Entropia – Total

Total allows its stunning musical beauty and breadth to creep into your soul very quickly.

Skrying Mirror – Omnimalevolence

A dreaded cacophony or torturous noise, harmful and disorientating to some, pure blackened avant-garde bliss to others.

Red Rot – Mal de Vivre

A cracking album full of mini belters, gargantuan riffs and a heap of future potential.

Burden Limbs – It Can Never Be Satisfied

It Can Never Be Satisfied is a thoroughly engrossing, if a little uncomfortable for some, debut album that displays exactly the talents that this band has, and believe me, you will be satisfied.

Anticreation – From The Dust Of Embers

This is slamming, blackened, avant-garde death metal and utter chthonic chaos of the highest order.

Clavicvla – Degeneracy of the 5th Density (+ Exclusive Track Premiere)

A fantastic, visceral and traumatising drag through the hellscapes and forbidden places of one’s mind and one listen will reveal your truest darkness and how you embrace its magnificent, soulless blackness.

Werewolves – From the Cave to the Grave

It’s a merciless skullfuck of an album with nine spine-shreading tracks ready to get you windmill moshing and face-planting brick walls.

Tómarúm – Ash in Realms of Stone Icons

I cannot praise Ash in Realms of Stone Icons enough and will be keeping an eye out for whatever this band puts out in the future.

Author & Punisher – Krüller

Krüller is industrialised mayhem pushed through a time hole and spat out into a cybernetic future where the crushing of bone underfoot is as natural as a bird song once was.

Der Weg Einer Freiheit – Noktvrn

Noktvrn lets in a little light into the void-blackness of Der Weg Einer Freiheit’s masterful catalogue and finds a new path to catharsis.

Ars Magna Umbrae – Throne Between Worlds

Each track takes you through a portal of dissonance into wicked abodes of horror and abyssal landscapes.

Vertebra Atlantis – Lustral Purge In Cerulean Bliss

Their music contains many elements that are shotgun-blasted into your ears and are absorbed into the chaos of your twitching head.

Gaahls Wyrd – The Humming Mountain

The Humming Mountain thrives on its subtleties more than its face-melting moments. Those little nuances make the album sparkle a little more.

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