Behemoth - Opvs Contra Natvram

I never really liked this band not because of the lyrical concepts but because I just didn't like the music. I got this one to try out and I love it! Not only is it dark, but the music is anything other than a "B" rating to me. Not so certain about the critics. And since the rhythms were good alongside the vocals, the leads are superb. I didn't muc...

08/12/2022

Between The Killings - The Killing Quartet Vol. 1

Between The Killings’ new EP “The Killing Quartet Vol. 1: Reflection Of Murder” gives you an example of just how extreme this new generation of death metal has become. What I like about this release, right from the beginning, is how they took a sample and wrapped riffs around it to produce an overall feeling of horrific euphoria. This was a great w...

07/12/2022

Graceless - Chants From Purgatory

I remember that I was really impressed by Graceless' first two albums "Shadowlands" and "Where Vultures Know Your Name". It was an excellent doom/death metal back then and is the same now with their third full-length offering "Chants From Purgatory". You will hear a flawless mix of Bolt Thrower and Asphyx, crushing guitar riffs, pounding drumm...

06/12/2022

Fifth Ring - Masochist

Fifth Ring are a 3 piece international band formed from the ashes of Cthulu from back in 2012. Some of the members are from the U.S. and some from Taiwan, but together they continue to be that unstoppable force of deathcore that fans of the genre from the mid 2000s will surely enjoy. Plenty of breakdowns, not much room for progression or clean voca...

05/12/2022

Casket Robbery – Rituals Of Death

Talk about BRUTAL! I’ve heard this album about 7 times through (digital) and just killer music. They fall under the brutal death metal genre with a female vocalist. There’s not a lot of brutal bands with female vocals in this category of metal, one off the top of my head is a Spanish based band called Barbarian Prophecies. They’re not as over-the-t...

01/12/2022

Anomaly - Somewhere Within The Pines

Anomaly hail from Milwaukee, Wisconsion and "Somewhere Within The Pines" is their second full length effort, just a year later from their debut. While this death metal group had a bit of a run of the mill effort with their first album, here they step things up quite a bit for more than just an average listen. There's technical death, there's melo d...

29/11/2022

Perdition Temple - Merciless Upheaval

Who can hear this and not want to write a bit about it? It has balls-out intensity. Gene from Angelcorpse that led the way for that band. He smokes on here with a somewhat raw production sound but good death/black metal. I've found the whole album to be interesting in terms of the sound and Gene's vocals slay! This is sort of a modern Angelcorpse i...

28/11/2022

Inhuman Depravity - The Experimendead

I don't know the Turkish metal scene very well, but the few that I got to know and listen to (some even seen live) I have always appreciated and still continue to follow them as a true enthusiast. These Inhuman Depravity are no exception, who with the new "The Experimendead" really take a leap forward and put themselves in the list to become a resp...

22/11/2022

Death Over Ostrobothnia - Split

It isn’t very often one gets ‘collections’ of various artists here at BRUTALISM.com, but when we do they’re usually pretty interesting. What we have here is a split from 3 bands from Finland, all rooted in death metal, but some more experienced than others. For some this release is hot on the heels of the band’s debut, and others it is a welcome re...

21/11/2022

Soulslicer - Pandemic

Here we have the debut from French death metal outlet, Soulslicer. A quick 35 minutes of groove laden music, many will find their sound a mix of Torture Killer meets Goatwhore- quite thrashy and catchy but still plenty of brutal chops to enjoy. Some of the faster pieces such as the title track and ‘Armies’ have that “Haunting Curse” era vibe from G...

17/11/2022

Strangle Wire - Shaped By Human Frailty

Belfast band Strangle Wire have released their debut album “Shaped By Human Frailty” via Grindscene Records on September 30th, following 2018 EP “The Dark Triad” and 2017 single “Narcissism”. On this debut they show their know-how within death metal, with clear compositions, knowing what they want to do at all times. The band formed in 2017 by peop...

16/11/2022

Fogos - Corpses And Ash

Fogos are a black metal group from Spain that just formed last year. Despite being relatively new to the metal world, their style is a fast and furious more kvlt black metal in the vein of Carpathian Forest all the way to Watain with a bit of that black n’ roll vibe of Dodsferd. Overall, expect a lot of tremolo picking, voracious snarls, and non st...

15/11/2022

Molder - Engrossed In Decay

Not a bad follow-up, just somewhat of an average release. But it's good live Molder that totally packs a punch. Definitely death/thrash a lot of their guitar riffs are pretty well done out. And original! The tempos for the songs vary accordingly. The vocals are pretty unique, they sound a little bit like on Exhumed's "Death Revenge". The band might...

14/11/2022

Carnal Desecration - Sacrificial Death

Belgium’s Carnal Desecration have been around since 2018 but are just releasing their debut full length in 2022. A rather brutal style of death metal that is a cross between Deicide and Bloodbath, expect chunky, fast buzz saw riffs, guttural snarls, and here and there hints of death n’ roll for some much needed groove. The faster tracks like ‘Suffe...

10/11/2022

Casket Grinder - Sepulchral Trip

Great pure death metal band directly from Colombia. Casket Grinder release this “Sepulchral Trip” under Awakening Records which if I'm not mistaken should resume the old songs written before the full length “Fall Into Dementia” rearranged and re-recorded including a new song and a cover by Pestilence.Casket Grinder ate bread and death metal every d...

09/11/2022