Mathieu Sankeralli

Mathieu Sankeralli

Writer (Toronto, ON, Canada)
- Well now, apart from writing, I am the owner of a small label in Medusa Crush Recordings. Outside of this, I have also been a semi-professional musician and DJ around Toronto for over 25 years as a solo artist (Ruby Red River), and along with various local bands. Yep, music is my life. Cheers!
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8.5 / 10

One particularly striking debut for 2018 is that of NY's Aux Era and their simultaneously intriguing mix of heavy and ambient.
on Mar 21, 2018

8.5 / 10

Bringing the fire and fury of the Middle East, Ziggurat’s debut Ritual Miasmaa swirling and pummeling affair worthy of the ear.
on Mar 02, 2018
As Luminous Eyes takes us on a good old epic metal ride, T. W. Church's new solo project in Haunt seeks to possess our modern metal hearts.
on Jan 03, 2018
Heavy metal always will have it’s hungriest warriors show up when they are needed most in dire times, so say hello to the Vicious Breed in Lady Beast!
on Dec 05, 2017

8.5 / 10

For Bell Witch there is no more important album in their career than Mirror Reaper, and no better reason to keep going as one of the leading lights in modern doom and extreme music in general.
on Nov 20, 2017

7.5 / 10

Italy's Psychedelic Witchcraft seek to rock, enthrall, and celebrate with everyone, with their latest live-free clarion call in Sound Of The Wind.
on Nov 18, 2017
A year after their excellent debut album ...In The Shadows Below, Year of the Cobra ensures you're still paying attention with Burn Your Dead.
on Nov 09, 2017

7.5 / 10

Until the next release rears it's sinister head, this is some totally satisfying doom-laden metal from rising stars that should be found in your collection.
on Nov 09, 2017
Once again, Enslaved unfolds their wings after a long molting period and changes, with reinvention and a daring opus that is E.
on Oct 22, 2017
When you all are tired of the arena pose-and-pomp and yearn for the old dank venue/bar feel, Sterilize will be waiting for you.
on Oct 17, 2017

8.5 / 10

The unrelenting blake hole majesty of Primitive Man's long-awaited new album 'Caustic' is heaviness beyond simple measure; we attempt to explain why, and why it should be heard.
on Oct 05, 2017
Never the types of pioneers to merely rest on legacy, Satyricon emerges once again to offer an intimate and bold new work to the world with Deep Calleth Upon Deep.
on Oct 03, 2017
A welcome recap of an important formative work of a highly influential act, we look at how 'The Word As Law' set Neurosis' sonic ripples into motion decades afterward.
on Oct 03, 2017

7.5 / 10

On XII, Hexis show a bit more of the swirling, dark complexity that they showcased earlier in the year with Tando Ashnti.
on Sep 27, 2017
The classic and occult metal vibes are strong with North Carolina's Demon Eye; as they tantalize and rock with their second full-length album Prophecies and Lies.
on Sep 24, 2017
From the old faithful to newcomers alike, Incantation’s latest depraved offering is sure to satisfy and secure it’s place in the collections of serious extreme metalheads worldwide.
on Aug 30, 2017

8.5 / 10

Is there life after Dethklok? You better believe it, as Brendan Small once again takes us into space and beyond with his long-awaited Galaktikon II: Become The Storm.
on Aug 30, 2017
Having been suitably impressed by their 2017 self-titled album, PureGrainAudio's Matthieu decided a chat was in order with Marcos from Here Lies Man to find out more about this project, it's intriguing sound and plans for the future.
on Aug 08, 2017

8 / 10

Both a rare treat and one for the records as a class collaboration of two of death metal's finer vocalists, Memoriam proudly present The Hellfire Demos III.
on Jul 28, 2017
If you want to know what's going on with Zero Days... well, it's a definitive Prong album out on Steamhammer and there are ample reasons to hear it.
on Jul 26, 2017

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