Internal Organs External - The Brutality Of Tomorrow

Internal Organs External is a one-man band inside the slamming brutal death metal style that was born in 2020 in Prescott, Arizona, USA by the mind and hands of Vince Otero. This is the second album of the project and it is a cosmic slamming gore travel in a sci-fi dark apocalypse, "The Brutality Of Tomorrow" was released by Vicious Instinct Record...

19/01/2023

Mother Of Graves - Where The Shadows Adorn

“Where The Shadows Adorn” is the debut full length from Indianapolis U.S.A. based Mother Of Graves. A melodic death doom outfit, this five piece creates a sound that is well balanced and crafted in the vein of Rapture or the likes of Katatonia’s “Brave Murder Day.” The sound is dark and depressing but surprisingly clean and melodic at the same time...

18/01/2023

Bonecarver - Carnage Funeral

Having bragged about Bonecarver's debut album "Evil" upon my last review, I can confirm the band are still signed to Jamie Graham's excellent roster of upcoming and bedazzling talent within the Unique Leader Records spectrum. Meaning Bonecarver are label buddies with some of the best bands in the extreme metal world, such as Vulvodynia, To The Grav...

10/01/2023

The Chasm - The Scars Of A Lost Reflective Shadow

The Chasm was born back in 1992 after frontman Daniel Corchado left his previous band, which many of you will know, Mexican by the name Cenotaph. The musical path of the old band was going a bit narrow to the needs and desire to go in new directions of good old Daniel. Accompanied since the beginning by drummer Antonio Leòn, The Chasm arrive with t...

05/01/2023

Lacerated - The Vile Domain

An interesting project is the one proposed by Lacerated, five-pieces from Denver, Colorado. "The Vile Domain" is the first official work for this band born only in 2019. Almost full length playing time for this EP which with only 5 songs is close to 30 minutes of violent sound.Lacerated try to intimidate us with an average of almost 5 minutes per s...

04/01/2023

Atrocia - Contamination

France’s Atrocia seem to have stepped up their game with their third album “Contamination.” Determined to not come off as a Vader clone, these guys seem to have added more death metal into their style vs the typical death thrash hybrid. With a new guitarist at the helm, one can really tell the difference between this album and the last. The music i...

04/01/2023

Aviscerus - Visceral Depths

7 years later since their EP back in 2015, Australia’s Aviscerus finally unleash their debut full length for listeners to enjoy. Fans get a heavy dosage of melodic death metal mixed with groove metal in the vein of Darkane meets Truent for some rather mid paced simple, but engaging music. ‘Guidance’ kicks things off with a rather repetitive chug bu...

04/01/2023

Exordium Mors - As Legends Fade And Gods Die

After 8 years of quiet, New Zealand’s Exordium Mors is back with their second full length album. 5 artists under monikers, these guys have quite an arsenal of music here with a mix of technical death metal, black metal, and even thrash. The album is full of depth and variation so each track is engaging with plenty of twists and turns with clear pro...

04/01/2023

Selfgod - Born Of Death

Selfgod is a one-man death metal group from Pittsburg, Pennsylvania in the USA. Headed by Serge Streltsov of Dreadeth and Haxxan, two more black metal tinged bands, this project allows him more to explore of his Slavic heritage and mythology and less of the more trivial anti-Christian/ pagan black metal tropes that the other bands do. Like a lot of...

04/01/2023

Toadeater - Bexadde

Toadeater are a post black metal band from Germany and “Bexadde” is their third full length album. Only 4 tracks it seems like more an EP, but the band has been pushing their epic boundaries ever since their debut, and here the felt less was more with some of their longest tracks to date. The album may seem like it will be quick, but it is not. For...

04/01/2023

2022 Top 10 - Max James

10. To Obey A Tyrant - Omnimalevolent9. Spire Of Lazarus - Soaked In The Sands8. Worm Shepherd - Ritual Hymms 7. Party Cannon - Volumes Of Vomit6. Acid Witch - Rot Among Us 5. Cryptworm - Spewing Mephitic Putridity Hailing from the UK from a city near me dwells my number five on the list, a band none other than Bristol's Cryptworm. "Spewing Mephiti...

03/01/2023

2022 Top 10 - Colin McNamara

Another year gone by (still better than 2020 though as I actually got to go to some shows this year; namely the top one being Hypocrisy back in May at Amplified in TX). Have to say this year it was hard to pick albums for the top 10. I had a lot of releases I was excited for but when they came they didn’t quite live up (such as Machine Head’s “Of K...

02/01/2023

Blood Of The Wolf - IV: The Declaration Of War Eternal

A more death metal oriented approach this time around opposed to their last few releases. Definitely quality metal the whole way through! Vocals going good with the guitars. The axes are a good "crunch" tone to them hence the blackened death metal sound. Another likeable album for sure. Their songwriting is definitely still top notch. This album cl...

28/12/2022

Invictus - Unstoppable

Maurizio Iacono is a pretty well known name by now in the death metal world. From melodic death metal Kataklysm to the more symphonic Ex Deo his trademark roar (and shriek) are pretty recognizable. Fans either love or hate him for his vocal style, but most his albums have been pretty consistent, for better or worse. Kataklysm has its edge that are...

27/12/2022

Terrible Sickness - Flesh For The Insatiable

"Flesh For The Insatiable" is the third full length album from German based death metal/ grindcore outfit Terrible Sickness. Sticking to their usual formula these guys take a mix of Jungle Rot meets Unleashed for 11 tracks of fast, aggressive music with some groove in the mix. Tracks like 'Living Disembowelment' are the bread and butter for the ban...

23/12/2022