ALBUM REVIEW: Necronautical – Apotheosis

The rising stars in UK black metal, Necronautical, have returned with their third full length, 'Apotheosis'. Building on the strengths that caused their spike in underground popularity, the quartet have delivered a strong follow-up to 2016’s 'The Endurance of Night'.

ALBUM REVIEW: Batushka – Hospodi

Taking on a darker concept than its ancestor, Batushka’s 'Hospodi' is a polished, well-orchestrated record. However, while it has its glorious, exciting moments, and sees more experimentation than that heard in 'Litourgiya', it is far from the immersive masterpiece it followed.

ALBUM REVIEW: Whitechapel – The Valley

With 'The Valley', Whitechapel have built upon their delving into melodic territories in 'Mark of the Blade', and refined it to bring a more natural, determined sound. An emotional, self-exploratory record which is their most ambitious yet, and amongst their strongest.