Harmoniaq - The Forest Of Torment

Harmoniaq are relatively new to the melodic death metal scene since 2017 without much groundwork under their belt, and “The Forest Of Torment” is their debut EP. Not quite in the progressive vein of melodeath think more older Insomnium for the somber guitar moments, a touch of Arch Enemy for the heavier, frantic ones, and a bit of Demonoid for the...

12/08/2022

Pooyan Ahmadi - Hollow Burgeon, There Is No Virgin

Death metal is the juice that flows in Pooyan Ahmadi’s veins and this is what he delivers with this first release from his one-man, personal project. Deeply inspired by bands as Morbid Angel, Immolation and Krisiun, Pooyan’s music could be perfectly described as an attempt to blend those three. Or at least this is what you’ll come up with once you...

11/08/2022

Sensory Amusia - Breed Death

Pummeling death metal ever since 2013, it seems that with each release these guys from Austria get better and better with each release. Their latest effort, “Breed Death,” is their second release on their current home Lacerated Enemy Records and among many others like Kanine or Downfall of Humanity these guys know how to bring the fury. Ever since...

10/08/2022

Echelon - Open Wide The Adamantine Gates

Echelon are one of the thousands bands of the Swedish mastermind Rogga Johansson. Here he is supported by the drummer Brynjar (Crypticus, Massacre, God Forsaken), bassist Johan Berglund (The Skeletal, Stass) and none other but the Benediction vocalist Dave Ingram. "Open Wide The Adamantine Gates" offers nine tracks (and one outro) of old-schoo...

09/08/2022

Oratory - Inner Pyre

Not much can be said for Australia’s 4 piece groove sludge outfit Oratory, save that their debut EP is a pretty standard piece of old school work. “Inner Pyre” is pretty quick as it barely clocks 10 minutes but features lots of anthemic gritty tracks that seem to balance between groove and death metal. While the sludge elements are present, they se...

08/08/2022

Decrapted - Bloody Rivers Of Death

Decrapted is a band formed in 2021 by Vicente Paya (Unbounded Terror, Golgotha) and Dave Rotten (Avulsed, Holycide, Famishgod, and others). This is its debut album "Bloody Rivers Of Death", released by Xtreem Music. This is the product of two minds focused in death metal. Two veterans warrios, since 90s playing death metal and similar styles, and a...

05/08/2022

Vidres A La Sang - Fragments De L’esdevenir

Vidres A La Sang hail from Spain and have been crushing ears since 2004 with their style of blackened death metal. A mix of epics and shorter tracks, their fifth full length album “Fragments De L’esdevenir” may seem like a bit of an EP with only 5 tracks to spare at barely 30 minutes, but the band continues down the same path they started on (read...

03/08/2022

Decaptacon - For Those Who Died

For once, we are going to radically change country and musical style, out of my usual habit and path I give up Finnish bands in order to visit Germany with a new one, stamped melodic death metal, which is called Decaptacon. This sextet with the particularity of carrying three guitars players gives us a second LP, five years after their last opus, e...

02/08/2022

Dead Head - Slave Driver

Dead Head has been around since the late 80s, and are still alive and thrashing to this day. Hailing from the Netherlands their seventh full length album, “Slave Driver” is one part late 80s Slayer and one part mid 2000s Legion Of The Damned. A good mix of death metal and thrash, but not quite signature like Vader from Poland does. One can def...

01/08/2022

Morgue Supplier - Inevitability

Listeners may not be aware of the 1999 name transition from Jugular Appetizer to Morgue Supplier, but this second album "Inevitability" in their newer name is the perfect blend between death metal and grindcore. A balance that few rarely achieve in such high regards, yet Morgue Supplier almost seem to achieve this with perfection.'Absurd Identity'...

28/07/2022

Swords Of Dis - Cor Mundum Crea In Me, Sanctum Ignis

Polarizing and raw would be the best way to describe the EP from U.K.’s blackened doom band Swords Of Dis. Relying heavily on atmosphere and dissonance in a mix of what some could say Funeral Mist meets Deathspell Omega, the band has a tendency to swap between very atmospheric, slow songs and the faster, more typical lo fi black metal style. “Cor M...

27/07/2022

Carceri - From Source To End

Second full length for the Dutch Carceri after 11 years from the previous "The Good Must Suffer The Wicked" and already active since 1995 first as Heavy Mozart and then as Detonate. For the new "From Source To End" the Dutch band calls a certain Robbe Kok behind the microphone, whom many of you will know as the current vocalist of Arsebreed and Dis...

26/07/2022

Dawohl - Leviathan

Well, after struggling with many issues, I'm back with another review. This one is for a French brutal death metal band called Dawohl. They're active since 2009 but they've released only an EP and this article is for their first full-length album which released in April via Dolorem Records that is a French records label.Album includes eight tracks...

25/07/2022

Herida Profunda - Power To The People

It’s been 9 years since their first self-titled album. Nine years filled with many live shows and split CDs with various monsters of the scene. At last though, the time has come for this Polish, grind/crust beast to unleash its full power for the second time. Second full length and it comes with the title “Power To The People”. Yep…you heard right!...

22/07/2022

Written In Torment - Black Command

Written In Torment is one of those unknown bands that have been around forever, but tended to lurk just below the radar of notice while still being prolific in releases. With 4 full length albums under his belt now, England’s blasphemous Leviathan (not the be confused with U.S. based Wrest of Leviathan) dons the blood and corpsepaint again for anot...

21/07/2022