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Zurvan - Gorge Of Blood album review

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Cover art fro Zurvan - Gorge Of Blood album

Possibly the most extreme metal band to have emerged from Iran, this duo mix cold, tensile, Satyricon-style riffage with occult chants, moments of Bathory-esque grandeur and more, the sense of the illicit compacted into every note.

Having freelanced regularly for the Melody Maker and Kerrang!, and edited the extreme metal monthly, Terrorizer, for seven years, Jonathan is now the overseer of all the album and live reviews in Metal Hammer. Bemoans his obsolete superpower of being invisible to Routemaster bus conductors, finds men without sideburns slightly circumspect, and thinks songs that aren’t about Satan, swords or witches are a bit silly.