Bleed This Earth - The Slow Decline

Funeral doom is always a hard genre to swallow, and just because it is massive in sound and length. It takes a lot of keep listeners interested in ten plus minutes of work while maintaining a dark and gloomy atmosphere that pretty much makes one feel trapped in a morose state of mind. Some groups like Disembowelment just used distortion and slow ch...

29/09/2022

Malfested - Unethical Creations

Well, well, a nugget to review! At least that is what I said to myself on the first listen. Let us move on to the neighbouring country and take a tour of Belgium to see how the country is evolving in terms of metal music. It has long been considered the poor relation or the belated little brother of its big French neighbour. And there is a good fin...

28/09/2022

Phalloplasty - 27 Club

It is 2022 and five years since this disgusting pile of pus called Phalloplasty released a full length. Four years if we take into consideration their split with Slamophiliac of 2018. Mr Zack Shaw doesn’t seem to have the intention of leaving our poor eardrums at ease. And why should he do that? Inspiration seems to be streaming endlessly through h...

27/09/2022

Proceed On Your Way To Oblivion - Ceremorphosis

Nerds and metal fans rejoice because this right here is the perfect blend of brutal music set to just the right themes that those of us who grew up in the 80s are sure to love. Formed in 2018, Proceed On Your Way To Oblivion is a sort of supergroup from the U.S. cranking out tech death similar to that of Aborted and Origin. The songs hit hard, fast...

26/09/2022

Martyred - The Relegation

Oh my god what a record! "The Relegation" is the first official full length for Martyred, a death metal band from Austin, Texas. Active from 2003 to 2010 and returned to the track in 2017, Martyred succeeded in releasing their first official work relying on the Italian TTK Records. The relegation presents itself from the artwork with a great force...

21/09/2022

Bottlekopf - The Jokes Are Over

After almost 8 years of silence, Poland’s Bottlekopf is back with more groove laden sludge tinged death metal. A more well rounded 2nd effort, there is much more to consume on “The Jokes Are Over” compared to their debut back in 2014. While the album holds a very basic formula with plenty of chugging riffs, throaty vocals, percussive tapping, and p...

20/09/2022

Tyrannos - Spears Of The Aten

U.K.’s Tyrannos storm forward with their debut EP, “Spears Of The Aten” which is a short collection of progressive death metal. While not as ‘Opeth’ progressive or ‘A Forest of Stars’ progressive, Tyrannos does have a few moments that do impress on the album. The opening ‘Beneath The Pharonic Necropolis’ has a bit of a bombastic sound, being v...

19/09/2022

Miseration - Black Miracles And Dark Wonders

It took ten long years but fans finally have it: Sweden’s Miseration’s fourth full length album. The group is pretty much headed by Solution .45 members Christian Alvestam on vocals and Jani Stefanovic who does everything else plus vocals. Basically for a time this project was the ‘heavy answer’ to Scary Symmetry and Solution .45, both melo death p...

15/09/2022

Imperium - Ex Mortis Gloria

Imperium is a four piece technical death metal band from the U.K. and “Ex Mortis Gloria” is their third full length album. These days when one thinks technical death metal everyone expects insane speed (like Archspire) or crazy bass breakdowns and jazzy sections (Necrophagist). Imperium do deliver the speed but not at breakneck velocity and while t...

14/09/2022

Scorn - Winds Of Torment

Scorn is a relatively new metal band formed in 2021 by Rob, Tony Guillaume and Manu. These French musicians already played in other bands and now have banded together to create a beautiful solid album called "Winds Of Torment". After loads of ideas and a signing with Great Dane Records ideas became riffs and riffs became songs. No time was wasted s...

13/09/2022

Tragos - Radix Mendosus

Tragos are relatively new to the death metal scene but are quickly leaving an impression with their debut “Radix Mendosus.” Hailing from France, their work is steeped in mythology themes and their style is almost like technical melodic death metal. Right from the opening title track, one can definitely hear the heavy bass work, sharp riffs and...

12/09/2022

Zubzero - Lost Sun

Zubzero have been around a long time but never made any waves really. Now trying to break the surface since their debut 2001, their 2 track demo will certainly raise eyebrows and garner ears. Very basic thrash and metalcore tinged with death metal the groove here is undeniable, but that is pretty much the demo’s grab factor. The drumming and g...

08/09/2022

Osserp - Els Nous Cants De La Sibil-la

Five years have passed for Ósserp to release an album again, "Els Nous Cants De La Sibil-la", August 18th. A work that inherits the evil directly from the previous "Al Meu Pas s'Alça La Mort" from 2017. Ósserp was formed in Barcelona, Spain, from the ashes of several bands and from the beginning in their demos they have practiced grind, influenced...

07/09/2022

Misgivings - Misgivings

Even though Misgiving’s self titled album is their debut full length, these guys have been around since the late 90s. Formed in ’91 these France based death metallers have had a few demos and 1 split but not much else to really get them to take off, so to speak… until now. “Misgivings” is a strong slab of 90s death metal mostly rooted in a Deicide...

06/09/2022

Continuum Of Xul - Falling Into Damnation

First official EP for Italian death metallers Continuum Of Xul. After the promo of 2019 and the split with Abyss Of Perdition of 2021, this new work with the unequivocal title of "Falling Into Damnation" arrives under Lavadome Productions. For those who do not yet know these guys, know that behind this monicker there are some of the most influentia...

05/09/2022