Monument Of Misanthropy - Unterweger

Second official album for Monument Of Misanthropy, a band that includes George Wilfinger on vocals (Disfigured Divinity) and Cédric Malebolgia (ex Swart Crown / Putridity) on drums. "Unterweger" is a brutal death metal album like it hasn't been heard in a long time. In the 11 tracks that make up this work (the twelfth is a cover of the great Mor...

14/09/2021

Biolence - Enslave, Deplete, Destroy

Having formed in 1998, it makes sense that Portugal's Biolence are still obsessed with the old-school death metal crossover thrash sound, as presented in their 2021 EP release of "Enslave, Deplete, Destroy". If you're a genuine death metal fan, there's literally nothing disappointing on this twenty-four minute long release other than it may be too...

13/09/2021

Shadecrown - Solitarian

It is done I decided to spend part of the year in Finland, the country not only that of 1000 lakes but also of 1000 metal bands and as you will understand your humble servant will review an LP of a... Finnish band! Surprising, is not it? There are so many talented bands over there that you could get lost! However, I am starting to find my way ar...

09/09/2021

Gore Dimension - Ethereal Realm

Short intro and then all hounds of hell are unleashed upon the poor listener. Unaware of what will follow, you stay as you were, comfy in your chair, until these ravagers from Turkey hit the first notes. “Ethereal Realm” is the first full length of Gore Dimension and this is what we call “Stepping in the right foot”. Swirling riffs, bringing in...

07/09/2021

Melting Eyes - My Final Resting Place

Melting Eyes is a new death metal band from the Netherlands but its line-up consists of experienced musicians who have played in bands like Warmaster, Compos Mentis and The Impaler. "My Final Resting Place" is their debut EP in which they offer six tracks of first-class death metal. The first two tracks 'Bringer Of War' and 'My Final Resting Pla...

06/09/2021

Callidice – Shades Among Us

Well, yes I am again in Finland, I will end up going to live there as my boss makes me review bands from the land of a thousand lakes! Yes yes it is also the name which one gives to this small country, large not by its number of inhabitants but by the quantity of talented bands which reside there! If France can boast of being the world champion in...

02/09/2021

Concrete - Ethereal Atrocities

One cannot talk about Bulgarian death metal scene and not to mention the name of Concrete. These Cannibal Corpse-worshipping death metal psychos started the band in 2011 and "Ethereal Atrocities" is their fourth full-length album, released by the German RTM Productions. What you'll find here are nine tracks of pure old school death metal in the vei...

01/09/2021

Militaria - Remains With Pain

Militaria are a military themed metal act from Gold Coast Australia. Except some brutality and skill that is certainly unique to the act. Militaria's newest album entitled "Remains With Pain" is a different kind of album then I'm used to predominantly about war times the whole album adds brutal realism to blast beats and guitar skill combined wi...

31/08/2021

Korpituli - The Ancient Spells Of The Past

Black metal! I deeply believe that it is necessary to come from countries where vast territories can seem inhospitable, this particular music style which moves the depths of the soul often releases a lot of melancholy, it speaks to our so often tortured souls. This is how Scandinavia produces us as always the best jewels of the style (sorry for the...

30/08/2021

FleshTorture - Grotesca Doctrina De La Perversidad

After almost a 10 year hiatus, Nicaraguan death metal crushers FleshTorture are back with a new, ferocious album that is ready to slaughter the ears. Originally a sickening hybrid of death metal and grindcore the band has reigned in a bit with their new release “Grotesca Doctrina De La Perversidad” and changed things up a bit, but for the better. T...

27/08/2021

Thumos - Nothing Further Beyond

There is always something enigmatic about metal bands that try to remain a complete mystery by leaving a very scarce trace of any history, member information, or anything to really go off of, save for the music they present. U.S. based Thumos is one of those groups and creates a sound that is considered progressive post doom. No lyrics, no vocals,...

26/08/2021

Edenic Past - Red Amarcord

This "Red Amarcord" by the Americans Edenic Past is a rather bizarre and imaginative project, a band that sees among its ranks characters of the caliber of Colin Marston (Dysrhythmia, Gorguts, Krallice) and Nicholas McMaster (Krallice, Turris Eburnea). 13 tracks of an experimental and sometimes psychedelic brutal death that incorporate more or l...

24/08/2021

Wharflurch - Psychedelic Realms Ov Hell

After a few EPs and split albums, Florida based death metal group Wharflurch finally crawls from the sewers and drenches fans with their sludgy, yet tasteful full length debut “Psychedelic Realms Ov Hell.’ Coming off at first as a lumbering grim behemoth akin to the likes of older Suffocation, a bit of Torture Killer for the groove, and even a litt...

23/08/2021

Apostasy - Death Return

Chile’s Apostasy unleash their mix of thrash and black metal to fans on their third full length album “Death Return,” and like their previous efforts it is raw, yet groove laden. Think of a mix of early Testament meets Dark Throne with its catchy riffs, thunderous drums, and harsh vocals that sound evil and grim, but not quite to the point of annoy...

19/08/2021

Temple Of Dread - Hades Unleashed

Germany’s Temple Of Dread might seem like they are on a fast track from album releases as it seems like they’re putting out an album every year since they started with their debut in 2019. Usually groups who do this crank out music that is far too similar to the previous releases and feel like they are losing steam or variety, but these guys seem t...

18/08/2021