Lipid - The Perfect Killing Machine

It is a wonder when bands put out an album, go silent for nearly 2 decades, and then suddenly pop back up on the map. This is the case for Denmark’s Thrash Metal band Lipid, a 4 piece that started up in 1995 and put out their debut in 2006 but have been subtly quiet ever since. Relatively unknown in the Metal world, Great Dane Records have picked u...

14/02/2024

Endbroken - Defeat Of Common Sense

Endbroken are a relatively new band to Great Dane Records being as “Defeat Of Common Sense” is their first full length debut album, but they’ve been around since 2015. A five piece from France, there have been since changes in the group since their last EP in 2018. Most notably they gained the former vocalist Mitch of the likes of Aphelion and Heks...

29/01/2024

Infected Chaos - Conjuration Overture – Vanity Is Dawning

We haven’t heard anything from Infected Chaos in the past since "Dead Aesthetics" from 2021 (which I had the pleasure to review), but it sounds like they’ve been hard at work improving their sound with their new EP “Conjuration Overture – Vanity Is Dawning.” This is a short, but refined slab of Death Metal from this Austrian five piece, and while s...

18/01/2024

Nerocapra - La Serpe In Seno

Nerocapra are a three piece from Italy that perform a very raw style of Death Metal that has that old school feel to it in the vein of Dismember or Bloodbath meets Necrophobic. Expect a very noisy sound, almost Grindcore-esque, that is ugly yet catchy. “La Serpe In Seno” is the band’s 4th full length album and also the one that took their longest t...

17/01/2024

Insurrection - Exiled To Earth

So here we have a small release from the Netherlands based 4 piece, Insurrection. While barely 20 minutes of music, “Exiled To Earth” is a good introduction for those who have not heard their full length which was released back in 2019. Blending the sounds of early Soilwork, Act of Denial, and Children of Bodom this is a pretty much a chock full Me...

16/01/2024

Walking Corpse - Our Hands, Your Throat

Transcending Obscurity Records is rather known for their more prolific ‘Dissonant Metal’ artists. From Serpent of Old with its epic, Ulcerate inspired crushing force to the more old school Dismember sounding Vomitheist, listeners come to these guys for the loud, twisted, and obscured. Very similar to I, Voidhanger records but they are reeaallly out...

15/01/2024

Tortured - Genetically Engineered Monstrosity

Tortured’s “Genetically Engineered Monstrosity” sets forth to pave a path of glorious destruction for all who invite the temptation of this sonic annihilation. This may not be all that old school sounding but will take you back to those days when brutal death metal was fresh and new. There are the constant death metal vibes that collide with the se...

10/01/2024

Frakasm - And So The Blood Was Shed

Great Dane Records have themselves another fantastic release from France’s Frakasm just 6 years after their debut on the label. These guys started out in 2015 and have been churning out a great blend of brutal but melodic Death Metal style since 2017. Heavy yet technical, ear scorching yet catchy, this five piece (though the status of their drummer...

09/01/2024

Feastem & Insistent - Split

The two grindcore bands Feastem and insistent have released a split album, each band with a particular style of playing grindcore. First we have the Finnish veterans Feastem active since 2005 with several albums and splits in their career, with a more explosive style, With a more punk air in their sound, they present four cuts plus two covers, one...

05/01/2024

Colin’s top 10 for BRUTALISM 2023

So here we have another year gone by, and it is has been a strange one. Let alone that BRUTALISM.com has gone to part time and wheras we used to get 5 plus pages of reviews from 5 plus writers, this year we barely got 3 pages worth of reviews with only a few of us still grinding at it. But, we write on to support the underground! The other thing ab...

03/01/2024

Imperial Execration - Commanding Satan’s Crusades

For about 22 minutes, Imperial Execrations “Commanding Satan’s Crusades” annihilates everything in its path and shows you a true force of hell in the brutal death metal genre. Everything is standard here, and not variation from the norm of what is expected in this form of extreme metal. There seems to be a very high Internal Bleeding/Cryptopsy happ...

02/01/2024

Macabre Demise - Grave(y)art Gallery

Macabre Demise is one of the more prolific projects from multi-talented instrumentalist/ vocalist Andreas Rieger of Germany who is known for the likes of many Death Metal based projects like Bloodshot Eyes or Flesh Eater. While not the earliest project, Macabre Demise has been running since 2007 and “Grave(y)art Gallery” is the fourth full length a...

29/12/2023

Poseydon - Through The Gate Of Hatred And Aversion

It has been almost 20 years since its inception, but Belgium’s Death Thrash group Poseydon finally have their debut full length album out in 2023. Formed in 1992, these guys have been churning out a style of music similar to the likes of older Sepultura and Vader by focusing on creating catchy riffs that while can tend of get a bit repetitive, are...

19/12/2023

Pronostic - Chaotic Upheaval

It has been about 8 years but listeners finally have a new album from the relatively unknown Melo Tech Death group from Canada known as Pronostic. The group started in 2010 and since their debut album they’ve had a few lineup changes with only guitarists and vocalists Alexandre Lauzon and Charles Pilotte being the remaining original members. In 201...

29/11/2023

Catalyst - The Age Of Rocketeers

I had the pleasure of reviewing this Prog Melodeath group back in 2022 with their EP, and it seems they’ve wasted no time with finally releasing a full length album for 2023. For those who don’t know, Catalyst is a 5 piece from Belgium and have been active since 2018. Relatively unknown but with a solid sound, their latest album “The Age Of Rockete...

28/11/2023