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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