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Red Light Acid Test – ‘Red Light Acid Test’ EP (Astro:Nought Recordings)

New London-based four-piece Red Light Acid Test spent much of 2019 gigging around the capital’s back room bars sharpening their sound. In December, with sound suitably sharpened, they went into Courtyard Studios with the producer Ian Davenport (Band of Skulls, Slowdive) to record three adrenaline fuelled songs to be released as this, their self-titled debut EP.

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Paradise Lost – ‘Obsidian’ (Nuclear Blast)

Sixteen studio albums in 32 years is quite prolific for an act that have spawned or been involved in so many illustrious other projects, while they have only changed drummers during that time too, quite the feat for an act of such longevity. While they were initially amongst the pioneers of the death-doom movement, their later work has become much more gothic metal, akin to genre greats Type O Negative, with ‘Obsidian’ being very much in this vein too.

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No Trend – ‘Too Many Humans…’/’Teen Love’ (Drag City)

“Dear God, please make it stop!” pleads John B as we force him to listen to the new re-releases from Maryland anti-punks No Trend. Now, JB doesn’t want to shit on this too much as he thinks there are probably people who would like this, but as far as he knows he doesn’t know them. For someone who likes this genre, though, our man admits this would probably be an album, they would be into. There is a lot here as well, which if he liked the music he would love how much is packed in. He just couldn’t get into what he was hearing…

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Lesbian Bed Death – ‘Born To Die On VHS (2020 Remix/Remaster)’ (Psychophonic Records)

It may be some five months until Halloween, but given the somewhat neo-apocalyptic/dysptopian circumstances in which the Überverse finds itself as the moment, is there really any better time to release an album ripped straight from the soundtracks of some of our favourite Eighties horror movies? Well, that’s exactly what Midlands gothic punk ‘n’ rollers Lesbian Bed Death have done with their timely re-issue of last year’s homage to the genre…

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Xibalba – ‘Años En Infierno’ (Southern Lord)

John B reckons that this fourth album from Californian death metallers is “brutal in a great way”. It wastes no time and just starts out right in your face with heavy aggressive tones. Our man reckons that it is not for the faint of heart or even some fans of death metal might find this a bit heavier and darker than they are used to. Until the second to last track, where there is a very sudden shift in the tone. By now you should know JB loves surprises like that, and this is a good one. Sure, there were times when he thought things were getting a little too similar but all in all a great album that kept his interest…

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