Reviews written by: Michael

Reviews

Cercenatory - Goresphere

<p>Cercenatory’s “Goresphere” is a little slab of gore grinding brutal death metal that “cannibalizes” elements and vibes from other genres thus creating a rather intoxicating dose of insane madness/ The band have developed their own take on this art which is often duplicated and stagnant. Having said that, there is nothing stagnant here. Razor bla...

12/03/2024

Tortured - Genetically Engineered Monstrosity

<p>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...

10/01/2024

Imperial Execration - Commanding Satan’s Crusades

<p>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 h...

02/01/2024

Stabbing - Extirpated Mortal Process

<p>Stabbing’s “Extirpated Mortal Process” is an album so aurally dark in presentation, you can just feel the brutal death metal misery oozing from the speakers. These 12 tracks are so insanely heavy, it’s almost as if the band took doom/death elements and incorporated them into their own blueprint of metal insanity. This works extremely well especi...

21/08/2023

Desecrate The Faith - III

<p>Simply titled “III”, Desecrate The Faith’s newest offering hits hard with exceptional brutality and a deep trudging madness that’s sure to please even the most sophisticated fan of brutal death metal. Most surprising of all is the stripped-down approach and raw delivery that you typically do not hear from bands playing this genre of music. The r...

17/08/2023

9 Dead - 9 Dead

<p>9 Dead’s self-titled 8 song release brings forth some of the most abominable brutal death metal that one’s ears could ever hope to hear. Starting out, we have the ever glorious ambient/ethereal intro which gets you all nice and comfortable; then out of nowhere this diabolic riffage from hell fills your auditory sensors with some of the most demo...

24/07/2023

Depraved Murder - Unethical Terrestrial Collapse

<p>Depraved Murder’s newest offering, “Unethical Terrestrial Collapse”, was an intense and sufficient aural thrashing unlike any other. I really dig these brutal death metal albums that start off with ambient/ethereal type intros and then, without warning, kick things into full-gear straight through until the end. It’s like a direct kick to the nut...

19/06/2023

Whore Of Bethlehem - Ritual Of Homicide

<p>Whore Of Bethlehem’s “Ritual of homicide” is an aural gaze into the horrendous and beautifully orchestrated sounds of what true and unadulterated death metal should sound like. The band truly take control of their art and make it their own, even though there are comparable vibes and influences abound. While there is an undeniable technical feel...

26/05/2023

Posthuman Abomination - Mankind Recall

<p>Posthuman Abomination’s album “Mankind Recall” is a visit into the depraved depths of the reality of what is must be like trying to reason with insanity. You know what’s coming, and you know what your fate is, but the origin of your fear is knowing you cannot stop the inevitable. That is the very definition of this album. A massive slab of sinew...

17/04/2023

Awaken The Misogynist - Descended From Vast Dimensions

<p>Awaken The Misogynist’s album “Descended From Vast Dimensions” is one hell of a chaotic ride through hell. The sheer rawness and feel of this release has not been heard since the days, but is reminiscent of, early Napalm Death and Deviated Instinct. Perhaps not in sound mind you, but just in the absolute raw presentation of their material. If yo...

05/04/2023

Between The Killings - The Killing Quartet Vol. 1

<p>Between The Killings’ new EP “The Killing Quartet Vol. 1: Reflection Of Murder” gives you an example of just how extreme this new generation of death metal has become. What I like about this release, right from the beginning, is how they took a sample and wrapped riffs around it to produce an overall feeling of horrific euphoria. This was a grea...

07/12/2022

Sermon Of Mockery - Crippler Crossface Murder Suicide

<p>Sermon Of Mockery’s new EP, “Crippler Crossface Murder Suicide”, is a dive deep into the depths of madness, and the brutalities of this all too familiar state of mind. 'The Snakehead Epidemic' starts things off with an in-your-face blast beat, which throws you right into the midst of chaos. The riffs are fairly traditional of the given genre wit...

19/10/2022