Toby Saunders

Toby Saunders

Writer (Southdown, Bath, England)
- If you cut me, I'll bleed metal... Oh wait. That's not good. Jokes aside, I'm the one you'll see at the back of gigs, nodding along, holding the same beer for hours.
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4.5 / 10

Gutlocker have something about them; they just need to figure out what direction they should head in after the death/groove/sludge mish-mash of Cry Havoc!.
on Apr 18, 2018
Kaosphere's self-titled debut EP features some good riffs and grooves, but it won’t be winning any awards.
on Apr 13, 2018

7.5 / 10

Revival is an entertaining record, with powerfully heavy riffs throughout played alongside the masterful croons of Howard Jones, but it’s missing something.
on Mar 28, 2018
Undersave’s brand of death metal is decent; their latest, Sadistic Iterations... Tales of Mental Rearrangement, builds around blistering pace and thundering ferocity, but it lacks in any worthwhile experimentation or progression.
on Mar 26, 2018

6.5 / 10

Twingiant return with a re-issue of Mass Driver after last year's awesome Blood Feud. It's low and slow, but is it as good an accompaniment to any barbecue?
on Mar 19, 2018
The eclectic soundscapes of Huntsmen's American Scrap are not to be missed.
on Feb 26, 2018

7.5 / 10

Loathe and Holding Absence team up for split EP, This is as One, but do the band's two sounds complement each other? Or is this as two?
on Feb 20, 2018

8.5 / 10

King Witch’s full-length debut is a resounding success. It talks of hell, sacrifice and Scotland, put to a classic metal soundtrack that incorporates some more modern sounds.
on Feb 15, 2018
Ataraxy's Where All Hope Fades is a decent metal record that's built around the odd bit of quality songwriting, but you may just struggle to sit through the entire thing.
on Feb 15, 2018

6.5 / 10

The dark sounds Atomwinter bring to the table in Catacombs are enjoyable, but it becomes bogged down in rigid structure, making for a disappointingly repetitive record.
on Feb 14, 2018
RavenEye’s palpable energy is infectious. Whenever you see them, wherever you see them, you’ll leave with a big grin slapped across your face that will stay there for weeks.
on Feb 08, 2018
Eye Of The Destroyer's latest EP, Starved and Hanging, is full of brutality, but devoid of much substance.
on Feb 06, 2018
Nothing can prepare you for what comes screaming towards you at 100 mph with Scaphism’s Unutterable Horrors.
on Feb 04, 2018

8.5 / 10

Doom Side of the Moon are back with an Encore, and better than before.
on Feb 01, 2018
Witchcryer's debut record, Cry Witch, brings you doom just how you like it - laced with riffs, riffs, and more riffs.
on Jan 22, 2018

8.5 / 10

Xenosis mixes a good amount of smarts with a healthy dose of heart and applies a touch of brutal heaviness to finish things off nicely with Devour and Birth.
on Jan 21, 2018
Extermination Process is a disgustingly brutal album, full of crushing riffs and rage-imbued lyrics, but it doesn’t do a whole lot to impress.
on Dec 29, 2017
Blind to Reality is a competent enough death metal record, but it does nothing to stand out from the crowd.
on Dec 24, 2017

6.5 / 10

The Hour Be None is a decent record, helped by the countless quality riffs, atmospheric moments and general doom on show.
on Dec 05, 2017

8.5 / 10

Both songs provide you with pure death metal bliss. They are monstrous tracks, full of power, depth and incredible musicianship. Engulf is the real deal!
on Dec 05, 2017

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