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Winterhorde, Sinnery and Heathen Beast – new music from around the world

Winterhorde album cover

WinterhordeMaestro

This Israeli ensemble mix classical inspirations with extreme metal and touches of gothic inference. It’s enjoyable, but at times sounds a little too forced. They need to be more imaginative. [6] MD

SinneryA Feast Of Fools

Those of you who are hungry for some taut, frenzied old-school thrash metal with its nose pressed up against an actual battlefield should look no further than this Israeli four-piece’s debut. [7] EMcF

Heathen BeastRise Of The Saffron Empire

India’s Heathen Beast make a brave socio-political strike against the right-wing extremists of their homeland on this eclectic EP, which melds indigenous instruments into black metal’s incendiary sound. [7] DB