Knoll - As Spoken

Tennessee’s Knoll has been rather quietly cranking out albums since 2021 on their own without too much exposure, but for 2024 they are going on the Devastation on the Nation tour with Morbid Angel, and may finally get more of the exposure they deserve. A five piece that performs Grindcore mixed with Noisecore in the vein of the likes of End or Full...

22/07/2024

Tzompantli - Beating The Drums Of Ancestral Force

Tzompantli are one of those bands that are unknown, but deserve more attention once you hear them. The started up in 2019 out of California as two guys create ‘prehispanic’ themed Death Doom that took the elements of a band like Raxa and mixed it with Temple of Scorn for some dissonant, heavy, typical Death Doom that was solid but the themes were g...

19/07/2024

Vomit The Soul - Massive Incineration

Vomit The Soul are another one of those bands that started out with a strong run in the early 2000s, fell apart at some point, and then came back with a roar. This Italian based Brutal Death Metal group found their home on Unique Leader Records with the scorcher known as “Cold” back in 2021 after 11 years of quiet and it hit like a freight train in...

15/07/2024

The Tomb - The Valley Of Despair

The Tomb recently formed from Italy back in 2022, and “The Valley Of Despair” is their first full length album. Paying tribute to the ‘Old School Death Metal’ route with a mix of Obituary meets a ton of Death, this duo crank out tasteful Thrash tinged Death Metal that shows no mercy, but quite a bit of excellent chops in riffs and even bass work. A...

11/07/2024

Mutilation Case - Mutilation Case

Little is known about Hungarian duo Mutilation Case that sprouted up in 2023 and quickly got their debut up and running. Headed by the ‘riff master’ N and vocalist Jim Jones (not of Jonestown fame), these two deliver a rather eclectic set of Old School Death Metal with some new and modern twists to keep it from being ‘just a run of the mill’ effort...

08/07/2024

Severe Torture - Torn From The Jaws Of Death

Remember back in the early 2000s when Netherlands’ Severe Torture burst out on the scene with “Feasting on Blood?” That album was Brutal Death Metal touching on Slam at its most primal and savage and over the years this underrated band just seemed to slowly get better but stay consistent, be it the sick album art or crushing sound. Then in 2010 the...

03/07/2024

Pikodeath - Killed By Silence

Pikodeath are a four piece that have been around since the late 90s and hail from Czechia. Rooted in both Thrash and Death Meal, this group avoids the typical Vader or Legion of the Damned tropes and aims more for a heavier ‘Death Metal’ loaded route with bits of Thrash here and there, but avoiding the Speed Thrash hybrid route. Their music is heav...

01/07/2024

Brutalism - Solace In Absurdity

-- Notification --Before we start with the review it must be said that the band has no connection to this site in any kind of way!Brutalism’s “Solace In Absurdity” brings together all the elements needed to create one hell of a nasty sounding soundtrack to the atrocities of life. Right of the bat you will notice the classic raw approach that the ba...

26/06/2024

Extortionist - Devoid Of Love And Light

Deathcore these days is a divided subject, especially in the last four years. Ever since the likes of Whitechapel started including ‘clean’ vocals, more and more bands have followed, some to great success and some not so much. Unique Leader Records is known for their Downtempo Deathcore artists who have included some cleans here and there, but most...

24/06/2024

Perveration - Putrefaction Of Infinite Apogee

Trudging and marching through the sludgy murkiness that brutal death metal can sometimes become is the band Perveration with their album entitled “Putrefaction Of Infinite Apogee”. Right from the start this is one mean intense mess of an album, and that’s not a bad thing either. At times things will get extremely slow, like trying to walk through a...

19/06/2024

Kouristus - Demo 2022, Demo 2019 & Teurastamo EP

Kouristus are a Grindcore/ Punk band from Finland that are about as ‘underground’ as one can get. With a variety of demos, EPs, and a live album out there, those who like the ferocity and grimness of extremely early Leviathan and the aggressive, yet catchy barbs of earlier Napalm Death and less guttural than Nasum, the result is a TON of short trac...

17/06/2024

Topór - Wieczna Kaźń

Poland’s Topór have had a bit of a rough haul since their inception back in 2012, but 2023 finally saw a breakthrough with a new vocalist added to the band and a full length debut. They can be best described as a Thrash Speed Metal band that perform both in English and Polish in a style that is a mix of Vader meets Municipal Waste. A bit more punki...

12/06/2024

Night Shall Drape Us - Lunatic Choir

Night Shall Drape Us is a rather new band that just sprung up back in 2023 by LHR who is known for his work in many bands like Horna and Deathchain among others. A multi instrumentalist, he handles all the songwriting for this group and the instrumentation while his brother Spellgoth performs the vocals along with Infection and Wraath for a rather...

05/06/2024

Tomorrow’s Rain - Odvan

Israel’s Tomorrow’s Rain are one of those Gothic/ Death/ Doom bands that deserve more attention. Formed in 2011, the six piece channel the parts of the more well known Death and Gothic Doom bands out there from My Dying Bride to Novembers Doom to 69 Eyes but add a more ‘acoustic guitar’ touch to the work for a well produced, solid outing. Their lat...

03/06/2024

Surgery - Living Dead

Slovakia’s Surgery come shambling forward like a George Romero zombie with their third full length album entitled “Living Dead.” While their previous works were a bit more abstract and universal, this album seems directed towards a love for horror, zombies, and just good gory 80s and 90s films. Those who like Death Metal albums tight, short, and no...

29/05/2024