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Two dickheads aka two death metal maniacs are here with their 5 song demo out of 2002. The style they play is death metal with a blend of different styles. Brutal vocals, up to fast tempo, catchy rhythms and raving guitars with some insane leads (more please!!). Only 5 songs that ony last 12 minutes but taste for more. Curious what they are making …

26/06/2003
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People in the Dutch scene know this band a long time because they are around from 1995. With line up changes, several demos they now release their debut. Wow, what a mean machine. 13 Tracks in a mixture of death, thrash and black metal. Raging drums, crazy guitarleads and aggressive vocals. Hardly a chance to get some air because the 13 songs are a …

29/12/2002
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Started in 1999 and after two succesful demos they now release their debut full length. Kabbal plays death metal with variety in melody, brutal vocals, technical drums and good guitarriffs and some nice leads. This debut is surely worth the listening because it has a lot of different items in the song structure which makes it attractive for most of …

29/12/2002
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From the USA comes this death/thrash band where Kris of Agiel used to play in. Abysmal Fall have on this MCD 6 songs including a nice cover of Sacrifice! The guitars are playing some nice fingersweating riffs, but no leads. The vocals are aggressive. Drums are guarding the melody and speed. The songstructures are balanced and not afraid to put some …

18/12/2002
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Finally the debut of Agiel. And hell what a blast. Agiel plays the brutal style with melody. Great drumlabor, deep vocals and fingercrushing guitars. After the first session it sounded like a huge thick wall but after hearing it a few time on the headphones I love it more and more. So what else can I say then to buy the fucking album!

12/12/2002
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Debut MCD from this obscure death metal band from Italy. After playing coversongs for rehearsal they tried, after numerous memberchanges, to make the songs of their own. On this MCD there a four songs which prove some good ideas to work for the future. I like the song “What I’ll Never See” the most because of the spoken words in it. The songs are s …

04/12/2002
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Necrocock (ex Masters Hammer) delivers a new album of techno industrial gotich metal. Tempo songs with female and male vocals, some obscene fetish lyrics in german and czech. The atmosphere in the songs are created by the keyboard and the guitars are creating the harmony. Including on this disc is a MC from 1994 remastered. Personally I like them b …

27/10/2002
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Absorbed started in 1997. The band plays swedish death metal and they play it heavy! The soundquality is very good so a pleasure to listen to. The songs have a variety of catchy rhythms, brutal vocals and good guitarwork. Surely this band is not inventing something new but just delivering a good album that will pleasure a lot of people who like the …

12/10/2002
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Not a band that needs an introduction. Abominant plays aggressive death metal with some thrash influences. All played well because of their long career in the metal scene. This album clocks 9 songs that are heavy and has great guitarwork in riffs and leads. The songs keep you attracted of the different melodies and brutal voice. But I like the guit …

11/09/2002
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Second opus from the one man project Aendria. I liked the first one and yes I like this one too! The music is called electro dark metal and you can split it into electro for the keyboard and drummachine, dark for the mysterious vocals, atmospheric parts and metal for the guitar and tempochanges. The album counts 6 songs with duration from 4.31 till …

22/08/2002
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Abstract is a 5 piece band from Slovakia and plays on this CD only instrumental songs. Although you would expect some vocal lines you get pretty fast used to live without the growls and screams. The music is a combination of atmospheric, power and thrash metal. And because it is instrumental you are forced to the songs carefully and notice the diff …

30/07/2002
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This band comes from Ireland and maybe the most known grindband. On this album there are 24 songs that rage from the beginning till the end. Brutal vocals battleing with the screams over a distorted guitar and pounding drums. The songs are short in playing timebut with large lyrics. Try to follow them and you will discover the melodies in the songs …

30/07/2002
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Formerly known as De Profundis they now operate under a new name and finally the long awaited debut is ready. Ad Inferna palyes melodic black metal on a high level. The songs have power, bombastic explosions, atmospheric sadness parts, orchestal impressions, great guitarleads and intense vocals. The production sound is good and clear. Also there ar …

18/07/2002
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After the intro and hearing th first tunes you know that these black metal guys spit on christianity. Hellish vocals spread the diabolical message. All powered by raw black metal. The songs are played in a variety of melodies. When there is a slow atmospheric part it suddenly turns to a blastering shredder. Lucky the songs are not played at a monot …

16/07/2002
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True Ohioan Bleath Metal is what AGF calls their music. Covered with corpsepaint and evil looking images. On this disc there are 5 songs that expected some unholy black metal but this is wrong. Although the vocals are a bit screamy the music is melodic and diverse. No typical BM hammering but well played songs which like said before melody. Not jus …

20/06/2002
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Inner War - The Profane Vulgar

The debut CD of this two death metal piece. Old members of Shredded Corpse who continue to play old school death metal and try to be melodic. And they succeed. Great drumming, brutal voice (could use more variety in the vocal lines), melodic riffing. Interesting part of this CD is that their first demo (2000) is included as bonus tracks. So if you …

09/03/2002
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Absolute Defiance is known as Vile but had to change their name due to the american Vile. This did not mean that the style has changed. It is still US death metal like Dying Fetus and Skinless. Double bass loops are flying over, groovy guitar riffs and brutal low voice. The lyrics deal with the suffering of people. You won’t regret to get this albu …

09/03/2002
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The intro really got on my nerves when I pushed the play button. But then follows 8 songs of very good techno death with influences from grind, jazz, black etc. Nothing is strange to use. Just like the early Sadist the songs go from one corner to the other. Heavy parts, slower parts, guitar leads, keyboard atmospheric parts etc. Too much to mention …

26/02/2002
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A 5 song EP from this French band with a Japanese name. They are around since 1994 so they play solid. Their music is a mixture between death metal and hardcore. More to hardcore with influences from Fear Factory, Messuggah, Pantera and Sepultura. So you hear brutal songs but yet powerful with a own use of electronics and sampes. Nothing spectacula …

07/01/2002
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This is a demo MCD from a guy named Yanik. He forms this one man band and so is playing all the instruments and vocals. And I must say he is doing a nice job. On this MCD there are five songs and a ghost song. All showing a kind of elektro dark metal. The first two songs are short in time and expected to be longer running. The tracks show a variety …

02/12/2001
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Another release from Obscene with a really obscene cover artwork. Obscene organizes every year an extreme festival in the Czech Republic. And every year there comes a compilation CD on the market with lots of extreme bands. If I give you names like Inhume, Fleshless, Ingrowing, Isacaarum, Sanatorium, Utopie and Cripple Bastards you know enough. All …

15/11/2001
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Fuck you, you crossover wannabees! Hirax (yes the legendary Hirax) is back on the streets with their fifth release. Most brutal songs in their existence. They play better and more mature than on “Raging Violence” (although that was a classic LP). Listen to on eof their best songs ever and my fav of this album “Walk with Death”. Mighty double bass l …

26/10/2001
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What kind of a name is this? Is satanism infiltrated among these fluffy creatures? It is hard to take this band serious when you also read the lyrics of influences by Batman, the Smurfs and Penguins. But according their bio they are serious only having a different kind of perspective of the reality. Well, they play some kind of BM aggressive parts …

25/10/2001
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This is the second album from one of the oldest BM bands in France. Hailing from 1993 they released 3 demos, the first album “Melancholia” and now their new one “Par Le Sang..”. An album full of dark, strong and facinating songs. A lot of variation in the songs, fast parts that are interrupted but slow mystical spheres. Some lyrics are in French to …

23/10/2001
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Italy not only known from Pizza and Mobsters but now a point on the map for brutal maniacs CIAFF. A mixture of brutal death, hardcore and extreme hip hop. CIAFF delivers highly structured crossover songs that makes you jump, slam, sing along etc. Including a cover from Blur! Enrico (from the brutal core band Undertakers) is doing the vocals, Butch …

16/10/2001
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Not an original album title but it gives you an idea of what to expect. An ear assault with fast drumming, infernal vocals, venomous guitar leads, aggression in the vein of Beherit, Darkthrone and old Gogoroth. Zorn is a german band with german lyrics. Some members also have other projects running but Zorn is a serious band where they all can spew …

09/10/2001
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From the land of the rising sun comes Manipulated Slaves. Being around since 1994 they play aggressive melodic metal in the vein of the 80’s. With guest vocals of Johan Liiva (ex Arch Enemy). This is their second album with 9 tracks of melodic extreme metal with great guitar leads, double bass pounding and clear vocals. If you like the 80’s metal w …

09/10/2001
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Like the title says it is a brand new promo with three songs. After their MCD “Cognitive Sinergy” and their full length “Art Bleeds” this is a continuing progression of their medolic technical death attack. A little in the style of Death but not a copy! Not strange that they supported Death in their country Italy. These three songs show that Gory B …

09/10/2001
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This is the first release from Melechesh originally released in 1996 but now released as a digipack with two bonus tracks and a CDROM track. When you know their second hymn Djinn you know what to expect only more primitive. Melechesh plays BM with influences from the old stories of Mesopotamia. Technical furious BM with a lot af variety in the song …

20/09/2001
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The first release of the Spanish label Motorsierra. And what of a release. This is 22 minutes of catchy old school gore grind. The began as a funny noiseband but developed as a gore grind band. The play in the vein of Impetigo, Regurgitate. That is the reason they appear on both tribute CDs of these two bands. The songs are interrupted with spoken …

18/09/2001
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Maybe the name JEEL does not ring a bell but when you knwo that the started out as JegErEnLampe you now know where the name comes from. Having their debut “Dying Dreams” I kow what to expect only this album is more mature. Death Metal in an intense and raw energy, mostly mid tempo with 2 fast track (and my favs). Jeel is a band that can climb the s …

18/09/2001
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Pure brutal sickness! Although this is a release from 1999 it still is very heavy and brutal. This is a release I still play a lot of the intense hammering and deep vocals. Great emphasis on the guitar sound. A must have for sure. I also got a 2001 promo containing 5 tracks and shwing what the band is doing now. Well I can tell you that things are …

16/09/2001
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Here is the debut CD from the uncompromising BM band from Germany. After a few demos, which made a path in the underground, it is time to spread their aggression to a bigger audience. Nine tracks of raw, rough, satanic, war that are pounding and tormenting your black head. Forget keyboards and make yourself up for the bavarian war.

09/09/2001
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A new piece of Colombian brutal death. Truely sick in the vein of Eternal Suffering, Brodequin and Putrilage. Ultra deep vocals and pounding beats. This time they made an ode to Luis Alfredo Garavito, a sick massmurderer from Colombia who liked to kill young boys and put their penis in their mouth. Sick person to fit the sick sound. The production …

07/09/2001
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A new CD Demo from this French metal thrashers. Slightly different from the older material, more techical, variety. So I would say it is better. Fast songs opening the CD and have a restpoint with the third song “Metal Quest”. But after that they go ahead again. If you like the 8o thrash metal in a modern style you got to check them out.

07/09/2001
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First CD release of this brutal death metal band out Singapore. Most of the songs are in uptempo with some fast parts. The vocals are mixed a bit to far in front but you don’t understand a word he sings, haha. But a nice deep grunt thou. Enough tempo changes in the songs, double bass, two vocals, nice guitarriffs. Although I miss the guitar leads a …

04/09/2001
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Arsch! The cover is not I want to see. Where are the female groupies? Well, it is the music that cunts. After see the cover you can see that FUN is written in capitals. And that is what it is. I want to see the band on stage! They call themsleves King of the Pogo. They don’t play punk (tooloud), metal (to soft). So difficult to put a label on it. T …

04/09/2001
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Instinct - Day Dreams

A young band coming from Germany. They play a kind of rock metal. Catchy, rocking most of the times but the singer is annoying me from the beginning. The songs are well built (double bass at the ending of the opening track). A lot of variety in songs. They can learn a lot but this is no false start.

04/09/2001
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What can I say to this band? Playing from the early nineties Gorguts is a well respective band that plays death metal with great innovations and memorable song structures. No second you are bored. A must have.

04/09/2001
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Your flesh will surely grind with this release of the band from 1993. The second album is faster and more chaotic thean their debut “Destined for Defilement”. Brutality is a simple statement for this album. Maximum brutality should fit better. If you don’t listen to this one you should be ashamed!

04/09/2001
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From Finland comes this five piece to attack us. Formed in 1999 they bring the early 90’s brutallity. Prophetic Luster is their second album and it is brutal! From second 1 the deep vocals, pounding drums and crushing riffs punish your ears for 31 minutes. Def a brutal death band with some thrash influences from the past. Recommended!

04/09/2001
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The debut album from the German party band The Traceelords. The girl on the cover is def not the real Tracy but it is all about sex. On this CD you will hear 13 songs in heavy rock’n’roll way. Heavy ones like the opening song, F**cking grow up. Slowers with See you when I see you and My kinda girl. Including two great covers, one from Boney-M (!!) …

20/08/2001
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Another Split Cd from Bizarre Leprous Production. This time a 3″ MCD. PTAO plays a total improvised song. Never know what to expect but one big mass of noise. Don’t take this serious if you see the bandmembers names: Saddam Hussein, Charles Manson. 7MON comes from Germay and these are recordings from 1993 or so. Old ones as you can hear on the qual …

20/08/2001
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Impetigo - All We Need Is Cheez

A live concert from 1987. 1987? Yes it is taken from a cassette tape and this gives limitations as you can hear. But it is released only for the true Impetigo maniacs. In spite of the quality you get a good impression of a Impetigo gig way back for a small audience, a lot of fun and energy. Listen to the Mr. Ed song, Creditors Retribution and Harbr …

20/08/2001
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Second album by Kenth Philipson, the multi instrumentalist. It is not a project but with two vocalist, Jörgen Sandström (ex Entombed and Grave) and Mia Stahl, it is a real band feeling. Ten tracks of brutal gothic death. Great song structures with two different voices, tempo changes. An album with a great impact and a good production by Miesko Tala …

20/08/2001
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At last a tribute to Regurgitate. In this comp. you hear 47 bands covering one of the gore master bands. Not only unknown bands but also big names as BRS, CSSO, Disgorge, Haemorrhage and LDOH. If you are familiar with Regurgitate you gonna like this one. Not all songs are of good quality but that is minor.

20/08/2001
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Dying For Life is their second album. Their debut was released on Lance King’s Nightmare Records and it helped the band a lot. Antithesis plays refreshing old school US metal in the vein of Fates Warning, Hades, Armored Saint. You can hear they all have a lot of musical experience. Great guitar leads in the songs and well built climax. Variety on t …

20/08/2001