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Abominattion comes from brazil and they play…brutal death metal. No surprise but they are a suprise for me. Never heard of them but they already exist since 1994. I now it is a shame but therefor they get this positive review… Abominattion plays blasting, furious and aggressive death metal. Brutal vocals, raging guitars with the furious leads a …

26/02/2009
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Even when you dn’t know this band you get an idea what they do when you see the artwork. Yup, it is brutal and devastating. Abominator is around since 1994 and now in 2006 releasing this new 8 tracker. Expect raw and dirty black death tunes with raspy vocals. Tempo of the songs is full ahead (with few breaks) and leave no room for experimental touc …

26/02/2009
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Abominant hails from the States and was formed in 1993. They released 2 demos and 6 albums over the years and now releasing album number 7. Abominant will never let you down with theur brutal death metal and so on this album you are beaten around the ears. Highly dosed tech guitar riffs with sharp leads in fast tempo songs. Vocals in a raw and deep …

26/02/2009
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I almost can smell the flesh! Yeah I can, why not? It tastes delicious when I sink my teeth into the fresh meat, HA, HA, HA. This feeling makes me grunting, growling, like these four (maybe five) Moscows zombies coming from your worst nighmare. If someone tells you, these guys are from Russia, you say “What the fuck?” because you can assert absolut …

26/02/2009
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Are you a real fan of brutal death and grind? Than you know that South America is rich of those perferted, twisted, sick and destorted bands. Mutilation Records has compiled 22 bands and gave them some space on this compilation. So hearing beside some known names (Internal Bleeding, Wormeaten, Purulent or Nihil Obstat) you get plenty of other good …

26/02/2009
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Really slow, really heavy and really loud — but not so loud as to destroy the bittersweet melody of the background keyboards that sugar-coat the heavy guitars, bass and drum crashes, the growling vocals that tell tales of heartbreak and sorrow and not to suffocate the chord-changes and song structure which are sophisticated by metal standards for …

26/02/2009
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Abdicate is a New York-based brutal death metal band, formed by members of Salt This Earth, V.I.S.P. and other outfits. As their freshman outing Relinquish The Throne makes for a lasting first impression. Experiencing the thrashing, blasting heaviness they offer here is equivalent to having large quantities of sulfuric acid poured on your prone bod …

26/02/2009
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Abbas Taeter is a new sinister creature from Mancan and he is the guitarist and vocalist of the Italian black metal band Ecnephias. On this debut Mancan got the help of members from the band Ecnephias, Obscure Devotion and Valkiria and the album is released by his own label Fauno Extreme Art. On “Infernalia” you are treated with 10 tracks in a mixt …

26/02/2009
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Brazil seems a country where brutal death metal is a real art. Again we have a nice fucking band called Abantesma. On this 2004 demo we find 3 songs in a very addictive brutal style. Gurgling vocals, neckbreaking riffs with good leads and the drummer who is playing with creativity. Songs that are fast with even faster accelerations and mid paced pa …

26/02/2009
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If you say Brazil and death metal you know it will fit like a glove. Abantesma is no exeption to the rule and play that typical Brazilian brutal death metal. Fast paced songs with breaks with gutteral vocals who is morer narrating than singing. Drums are playing that marching patterns and cause that finger tapping while listening. But most of all t …

26/02/2009
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Gore grind from Germany. Short tracks with the typical grind vocals: not understandable, haha. Drums that are on speed (drummachine?) covered with guitarriffs that cut to the bone. Like the tracks because they vary on speed. Songs begin with spoken intros of German and English. The songs should have been a little bit longer because it looks like so …

26/02/2009
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Being called as a thrash band from Germany you expect thrash in the vein of Destruction, Kreator, Tankard etc but Abandoned is playing Bay Area style. After listening this disc a few times the things I remember most are: the nice guitarsleads, standard thrash drums, bad vocals, tempo changes, melody. The vocals are most annoying to me as it doesn’t …

26/02/2009
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New disc from these grinders from Ireland. And like on their previous album ”Nadir” thye just play everything high. High volume and high speed. Brutal death metal styled vocals with the grinding screams in the back, razor sharp guitars and solid massive drums. The songs are short but have to power to destroy. High speed but with melody lines and …

26/02/2009
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Aaskereia rise from the shadows of German woods. With totally dark atmosphere this black metal disk will haunt your soul. A lot of melody by the guitars define the songs. Some nice changes in tempo also enforced by the use of clean guitars. Vocals are hysterical calls from the depths of insanity but also vary into grunts, screams and clean melancho …

26/02/2009
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When seeing the name of the band and the title of the CD admit that was plenty curious, but when hearing the disk me disappointed. The sonority is Nu Metal, this style with absolute certainty is impossible of assimilating. Confused Riffs, the annoying vocalizations, it is difficult to mention something of good in this band. Sttnnrmlllfckdp is an al …

26/02/2009
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Kuturlat is a young band from Madrid that was formed by metalheads from the scene. Kuturlat is a black metal with some death influences. The majority of the songs are mid paced and have some accelerations. But most of the time it is heavy and lumbering. Raw vocalstyle, sawing guitars and drums that sometimes play rock n roll rhythms. Nice intro and …

26/02/2009
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Kuru is hailing from the US and containing 4 brutal maniax. Sick and twisted death metal with grind touches. Brutal vocals over shredding riffing (were are the leads?) in up tempo songs. Breaks that take you down slamming in a pit or freaking out. For fans of raging death metal and grindheads. Splendid artwork done by vocalist Kenneth Hoffman. Nice …

26/02/2009
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Satanic Black Metal from Florida (USA). And I mean real Satanic Black Metal! No pussy gay shit like keyboards, female vocals or strange instruments. Ravenous and raging songs with hyper active drumming animal (double bass!!). Desecrating vocals shreeks, and merciless guitarriffing. All together put in songs that have lack of difficult tempo breaks …

26/02/2009
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Ktinodia (Greek word for brutal (thanks Clive)) is really a brutal band from fucking Malta!! Ktinodia plays hyper tempo death grind. With distorted pig voxkills, heavy guitarriffing and rapid drumming. The songs are not ramming constantly but their are tempo changes in them and also melody lines can be heard. A pity that there are only three songs …

26/02/2009
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Kryzalid is a French band and with album their release their debut. Kryzalid plays a progressive mixture of death and thrash metal. Not very aggressive but they focus on melody and technical guitars. You hear multi layed riffs and some nice leads. But for some of you it might be a bit to chaotic with all those chances and leads. Vocals sound a bit …

26/02/2009
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Well how about that…more Black Metal from Norway. Yeah you guys are suprised right??? I’m just kidding (smile)… “I Am God” is an awesome sounding release production wise. I really like this release because its metal back to its roots. Playing in the vein of the originators such as Venom, Destruction, Sodom, and Possessed, but with there own per …

26/02/2009
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Krossbreed is a band from Belgium and started out in 2003. Being guys listening to various metal styles and having their won favroit bands it is obvious that they blend it together. This can be found in their bandname but also in their songs. If you listen without knowing metal you hear songs that are mid and up tempo with a drive. Vocals are raw a …

26/02/2009
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Krossbreed is a band from Belgium and started out in 2003. Their first demo was released in 2004 and searching for an own direction. The follow up came in 2006 and showed a band which played faster, tighter and more expansion in songwriting. After this the band won the battle for a place on W.O.A. 2007 and gave them wings to continue the breeding. …

26/02/2009
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Again XTreem Music succeed to unleash a raging fury on the brutal death addicts. Kronos brings some brutal stuff that is filled with deep vocal insults with some screamy back up lines, punishing drums with some great db blasts. Also great are the guitarriffs in combination with the leads. The songs are mostly in full gear but with enough room for t …

26/02/2009
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Death metal from France, Paris to be exactly. Kristendom is their name and already released 3 albums. Number 4 is called “Awakening The Chaos” and contain 13 tracks. Metal which is Swedish guitar orientated. Songs that are not only aggressive but having sence for melody. Tempo is changing frequently and so you hear the brute vocals going up and dow …

26/02/2009
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The three brasilian brothers are doing it again: unleashing pure extreme power to the masses! Being a fan of Krisiun from 1995 always looking forward for new material. Again tunes of sheer explosions, insane fast drumming (pleasure to see him live on stage!), technical skilled guitars and tempo breaks. I am prejudiced but this is one of the top of …

26/02/2009
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Krieg is a conceptual black metal horde from USA. Mind behind this is Imperial who also does the shrieking vocals. Songs in a masochistic fast tempo, guitars that build a wall of sound and the drummer is destructing. Uncompromising black metal (keep Darthrone in the back of your mind) that togehter with the lyrical concept will haunt you till you a …

26/02/2009
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The Brazilian metal scene is growing every day, assuming that the bands are more and more increasing their musical and professional level. Thrash Metal is with plenty force in Brazil, a great example of that is the band Kremate. The group that is clearly influenced by Metallica executes Thrash Metal with direct riffs. Death: In the Name of… it is t …

26/02/2009
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Kratornas is an one man band from the Philippines. But all the material on this promo is made under another name. They are also written in 1994-1995. The stuff that will be released under the Kratornas name will be more heavier than this black metal piece. The songs aren’t bad and sound filthy enough. What can be expected? Fast songs, drumcomputer, …

26/02/2009
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Bruno is a metal guy from the Philippines and the mind of Kratornas. Blasphemous black metal with thrash, deaht and grind influences. These two tracks are unmastered and that is why the sound production is not that good. But yu hear chaotic assaults with mid paced parts, shrieking vocals and thrashy riffs. Also wicked are his leads that are really …

26/02/2009
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Kragens hail from France and decided to export something else then wine and cheese. This is some kind of power thrash metal with heavy and precise guitarriffs changing from massive chords to technical and more melodic attacks. Songs are mostly played in mid-tempo but also change sometimes creating an epical atmosphere, sometimes dangerously attacki …

26/02/2009
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Krabathor is a band from Czech Republic that is here since 1984 and therefor need no introduction. After a silence of 3 years they are now back with a death metal warhammer. 9 Songs in up fast tempo, brutal vocals and forcing guitars with leads. The songs are solid, heavy and live gig worthy. Don’t expect something new but just steady death metal t …

26/02/2009
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The debut from the French death metal band is released in 2002. Korum plays 10 tracks on this disc that have a slight touch of thrash metal. The vocals are (too) screamy and with a second brutal vocal as back up. The guitars are dominating with a bit of swedish style and have some nice riffs. Unfortunately no guiatrleads. To complete the music the …

26/02/2009
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Korihor is a blakk metal horde from the Philippines that play their songs against the painborder. Full of sex, alkohol and sadistik war hymns. Raw vokals over maniakly ripping guitarriffs. Fast tunes that don’t give a fuck about your feelings. Nice songs to krush the impaled. Abigail is no stranger with its numerous releases since 1992. Primitive b …

26/02/2009
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After their previous album in 2004, Norwegian Koldbrann strikes back with a 11 dark opus called Moribund. Songs that clock together for about 60 minutes of grim black metal. Long instrumental passages with riffs that frequently change. Also tempo of the songs go from dwelling mid parts to piercing faster parts. This black metal is more complex than …

26/02/2009
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The history of the band goes back to 1993 when Nicky, Ray and Wema started a band called Mental Torment. Looking for a vocalist end up with no results. After a while Pelbu came to the band and Knuckledust was born. This album is their third release for GSR and contains 12 tracks and also contains a DVD (not included with the promo). 12 Tracks of ug …

26/02/2009
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Fucken kick ass — fuck yeah! Growlin’ high and growlin’ low. That’s the way ya got ta go, with the drums doin’ the death metal double-step, guitars keepin’ it simple with a catchy riff, changing back and forth between a couple of different variations on the same theme here and there, yeah, way to go, this rules! But ya get halfway through the thre …

26/02/2009
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From Belgium comes this black metal band called Kludde, formed in 2001. After several lineup changes they are now a unholy trinity and raping your ears with their sounds. Raw, unpolished, powerful, atmospheric (no keys are used!) and melodic are some links. Grim vocals, raping guitars (no leads) and hammering drums. With Dutch titles they limited t …

26/02/2009
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On this new promo there are three songs. The new one “House Of Pain”and two re-recorded tracks from “Stronger Than Before”MCD. Kiss Of Death plays thrash which I like. The vocals are raw and aggressive, the guitars are raving and the leads are good. The drums are strong and together with the bass the foundation is strong. With this self financed pr …

26/02/2009
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New disc of these Italian thrash metalheads. 8 New songs (House Of Pain already appeared on their promo 2002). Still you hear 9 high quality and power thrash metal with high raw screamy vocals, forcing guitars with the nice leads and the stewing drums. The songs are various in tempo and besides the aggression there is also plenty of melody. Again t …

26/02/2009
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Maybe this band doesn’t ring a bell in your head but when you know who is in it then the bells are popping out your head! On guitars we have Kirk Windstein (Crowbar) and on vocals Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed). Other musicians on this debut CD are Steve Gibb (Crowbar), Derek Kerswill (Unearth) and Matthew Brunson (Nola Freak). As influences the band summ …

26/02/2009
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Why is it that us reviewers build up such a perception on listening to so many different releases, a perception that at times disallows us to approach a KING DIAMOND album with less curious innocence as that of a child opening up a nursery rhyme book for the very first time? Given that KING’s books are no common nursery rhyme at all, but rather wha …

26/02/2009
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In 2002 musicians from different local Greek bands decided to join forces and start a new band called Kinetic. Their aim was to make death metal with different styles. Influences by streams like thrash, death, hardcore, progressive and power, the tracks are solid. The only thing that stands in the way are the vocals with bad English pronouncination …

26/02/2009
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It was the year 2002 when Kinetic (Greece) was formed by members from some underground bands. And because the members played in various metal styled bands it is obvious that they woven everything together. And so what you get is a powerful blend of progressive death thrash gothic metal. The band has transformed into a 6 piece by adding a keybord pl …

26/02/2009
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Debut full length CD from Kinetic (Greece). After the intro this disk kicks in with powerfull thrash but easily develops into a more distinctive style as it smoothly fades into melodic deathmetal with harmonic duelling guitars. Guitarplaying is very tight and shows both technique and great feeling for interesting riffs and solos. Drumming is varyin …

26/02/2009
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Formed in 2000 in Beirut (Lebanon) Kimaera come with a nice debut album in 2006 called “Ebony Veiled”. This combo playes a mixture of doom and gothic death metal originated with Mediterranean elements. Male grunts and female chants are uses as vocals backed up by violins and piano. Tempo is doomy slow but they change to swinging Mediterranean rhyth …

26/02/2009
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Kill The Romance is no gothic or doom or boys band as you would think with such name but this Finnish band plays modern thrash. And their modern thrash is the thrash tunes you know and they add some clean singing and dito passages. Their thrash is acceptable and have nice guitar leads that are aggressive or melodic. The songs are sounding familiair …

26/02/2009
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Killing Spree is the German band once called Enslaved. With Enslaved they released quite a few albums from 1991 on. So they now how to handle the stuff. Killing Spree is playing death metal with lots of atmosphere. Brutal vocals, keyboards and heavy riffing. Keyboards are use for the atmospheric elements, but they don’t annoy. The tempo of the song …

26/02/2009