BLASPHEMOPHAGER: Nuclear Empire of Apocalypse: LP

Death/black metal from Italy, this record is a tight piece of petrol. Thankfully, they saved the ambient interlude tracks for the sons of Odin and focused on keeping the pummel coming. The blasts are time-perfect, the recording is roomy and dank, and the title of the album couldn’t be cooler. No regrets here. –Andrew Flanagan 

 –guest (Nuclear War Now!, www.nwnprod.com)