Reviews written by: Enrico Benedetti

Reviews

Nihilrage - Eternal

First official work ever for these Nihilrage, death metal band from Spain. "Eternal", their first EP, comes with 5 pieces for a duration of about 20 minutes of pure death metal with multiple affinities with much better known bands. A very interesting intro opens the doors to the first track 'Merciless War', characterized by a solid and powerful...

23/02/2021

Blessed By Perversion - Remnants Of Existence

Third work (read the review for "Between Roots And Darkness" <a href="https://brutalism.com/review/blessed-by-perversion-between-roots-and-darkness/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a>) for these Blessed By Perversion, death metal band from Athens, Greece. "Remnants Of Existence" looks like an EP given the length of only 25 minutes. 'Descen...

08/02/2021

Ominous Ruin - Amidst Voices That Echo In Stone

From San Francisco, California, here comes Ominous Ruin. This quintet, with former members of Inanimate Existence, offers us with this "Amidst Voices That Echo In Stone" (first official work after two demos and an EP) a good job of technical / brutal death, with some parts of slam and atmospheric dissonance. The album will presumably be released on...

02/02/2021

Venomous - Tribus

New EP for Brazilians Venomous, melodic death metal from Sao Paulo. One year after their second full length "The Black Embrace" the five Brazilian guys release this "Tribus", 4-track EP under Brutal Records (the official video for the song "Unity" has already been released). Very particular melodic death and certainly with clear references to th...

29/01/2021

Escarion - Pillars Of The Faith

I listened very happy to this "Pillars Of The Faith", the first official album for Escarion, unfortunately unknown band from Melbourne. Released as a self-produced album, the four guys are able to expertly mix European and American sounds. "Pillars Of The Faith" is an investigation of the human psyche, contrasted with the idea of the 'The Seven...

27/01/2021

Cadaver Putrefacto - Ritual De Exsanguinación

Directly from Buenos Aires, Argentina, here comes these Cadaver Putrefacto that with this "Ritual De Exsanguinación" reach the second official full length after "La Maldiciòn Del Zombi Errante" released in 2017. Band active since 2000 but only since 2016 can they be recorded their first activities between demo and EP. This latest work is present...

18/01/2021

Malfested - Shallow Graves

Debut EP for this new Belgian line-up Malfested that comes with an excellent product called "Shallow Graves". 6 songs ranging from classic to more modern death metal. Clear influences that recall bands such as Bloodbath and Carnation but which fortunately manage to range over even softer and more melodic territories that make the work much more...

21/12/2020

War Agenda - Propaganda

War Agenda are a German group active since 2012. "Propaganda" is their second full length after "Night Of Disaster" released in 2015. In times when death metal seems to be the master, here comes these War Agenda to offer us the their thrash metal with old school veins but well played, produced and in step with the times. 11 tracks that lead us t...

15/12/2020

Perdition Sect - End Times

In a difficult period like the one we are facing in this nefarious 2020, four well-known characters in the musical world (Axioma, Ringworm, Incantation) have decided to occupy their free time during the various lockdowns to give life and set the sensations to music, the fears, the moods that everyone felt in those moments. The final result is th...

04/12/2020

Profanity - Fragments Of Solace

German death metallers Profanity will release the new (fourth) album “Fragments Of Solace” on December 4th 2020. For this release the german trio has decided to call famous people of the world death scene to participate as guest on some tracks. We're talking about Terrance Hobbs of Suffocation, Dave Suzuki (ex Vital Remains), Dima Orlov of Fetal De...

02/12/2020

Depravity - Grand Malevolence

From Perth, Australia, here comes these Depravity. A band active since 2016 but with this "Grand Malevolence" they already reach their second full album after releasing "Evil Upheaval" two years ago. Also under Transcending Obscurity Records, "Grand Malevolence" presents itself as one of the best record releases of this 2020. 50 minutes of crazy...

26/11/2020

Pneuma Hagion - Voidgazer

Unfortunately, this name of the Pneuma Hagion is unknown to me; infernal creature created by the mysterious "R" who since the beginning of its incarnation (2015) deals with all the tools. Only in 2019 he is be joined by the one who still resists today as a drummer. 5 years.. 3 demos, 2 splits, an EP, a compilation released in 2018 (I think it conta...

24/11/2020