Reviews written by: Colin McNamara

Reviews

Rabhas - Propaganda Antiumana

<p>Rabhas hail from Italy and “Propaganda Antiuma” is their third full length album (and first to be signed to label Broken Bones Promotion). A four piece that has mostly stayed consistent, there has been a change of vocalists between the last album and this one, so listeners will get something different, but not by any means in a bad way. For new...

22/02/2024

Lipid - The Perfect Killing Machine

<p>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 picke...

14/02/2024

Endbroken - Defeat Of Common Sense

<p>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 H...

29/01/2024

Infected Chaos - Conjuration Overture – Vanity Is Dawning

<p>We haven’t heard anything from Infected Chaos in the past since <a href="https://brutalism.com/review/infected-chaos-dead-aesthetics" target="_blank">"Dead Aesthetics" from 2021</a> (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....

18/01/2024

Nerocapra - La Serpe In Seno

<p>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 longes...

17/01/2024

Insurrection - Exiled To Earth

<p>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...

16/01/2024

Walking Corpse - Our Hands, Your Throat

<p>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...

15/01/2024

Frakasm - And So The Blood Was Shed

<p>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 drum...

09/01/2024

Colin’s top 10 for BRUTALISM 2023

<p>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...

03/01/2024

Macabre Demise - Grave(y)art Gallery

<p>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 lengt...

29/12/2023

Poseydon - Through The Gate Of Hatred And Aversion

<p>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, a...

19/12/2023

Pronostic - Chaotic Upheaval

<p>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...

29/11/2023