Disciples Of Death - Progressive Entrapment

What we have here is the debut full-length album of a band from Long Beach, California called Disciples Of Death. As you have already guessed from the band's name, this is not some kind of surf rock but pure and crushing old school death metal. Disciples Of Death exists since 2014 and when you hear their music you will realize how good those guy...

08/06/2021

Tortureslave - Tools Of Torture

The debut full length album of Germany’s Tortureslave take a deceptively looking death metal album and turn it into a thrash groove driven machine. “Tools Of Torture” draws influence of groups like Dew Scented, Death, or even Legion Of The Damned. Considering these guys started in 2017 they’ve picked some pretty good styles to follow, and the album...

07/06/2021

Agathocles / Grog - Smashed Hammer Feast

Agathocles they need no introduction. They were formed in 1987, although they have been active in the scene since 1985 as Necromantical Destructor, M.S.D. and Hellsaw before changing their name one final time to Agathocles. Their grindcore was baptized mincecore, giving birth to a new style with many followers (both fans and bands) over the years....

04/06/2021

Paranoid Fantasy - Humanity Disgrace

If one is looking for late 90s death metal in the vein of “Domination” Morbid Angel or “Here In After” by Immolation, then Algeria’s Paranoid Fantasy is worth listening to. Their 2nd EP “Humanity Disgrace” is brief, but delivers five tracks of hard hitting cavernous death metal. Tracks like ‘Amputation’ and ‘Metamorphosis Degeneration’ are fast wit...

03/06/2021

Becoming The Entity - Beyond Cygnus

Born from the ashes of the Infernal Bloodlust here come these Becoming The Entity from Mexico, arrived with this "Beyond Cygnus" at their first full length over long distance. 8 songs of death metal of excellent workmanship, well played and produced. Since the opener 'Emancipation Of Our Kind', the coordinates on which the four boys will build t...

02/06/2021

Internal Organs External - Apocalyptic Domination

Internal Organs External brutal slamming death metal created by one man, needless to say then that it was a true surprise upon listening to the EP to find that it is easily matched up with full bands. "Apocalyptic Domination" is a masterclass in what one person can do, creating fantastic songs from beginning to end, displaying extraordinary guttura...

01/06/2021

Navalm - Cursed Land

Three years after the release of "Beyond The Reality", Navalm is back in force with its eighth album "Cursed Land". So if this seems obvious to me, and that I appreciate the band, I totally can understand the disappointment of possible fans due to the band's lack of visibility : not present on social networks, no appearances on Western stages, very...

31/05/2021

Muka – Patologija Poniznosti

Croatia’s Muka are a blackened death metal band who evoke images of derelict factories, draped in rust and decay, the mummified remains of a deceased stray cat entombed in an echoing cavern of silt and old cans of lager. At least that’s the image their music piped into my odd little brain, whether this was their intention or not is unclear, but one...

28/05/2021

Interpolant - Arbor

Interpolant might come as a hidden, but welcome surprise for fans who know of the Netherlands’ based brutal death metal band Ichaos (or I Chaos). IChaos has been cranking out heavy, gritty music similar to that of Cannibal Corpse that slays pretty hard for death metal for about six years, and they’ve been strangely silent since 2015. Since then the...

27/05/2021

Old Growth - Mossweaver

With "Mossweaver" (2020), Old Growth has released an emotionally full, doom-tinged, folk-inspired black metal album. It opens with a fabulous slow, sludgy, picked intro and some rock thrown in for good measure. Then, in ‘Oakenheart,’ the atmosphere gets thick and the metal styling eeks out a little more. But even with this track, the sudden slow...

26/05/2021

Redimoni - On The Brink Of Existence

Redimoni are a thrash metal group from Barcelona Spain with incredible speed and blasts thrown into their music Redimoni are certainly on the much faster side of the genre. With slight elements of groove thrown in but mainly a speed centred album. Starting off with the track , 'As The Soul Leaves The Body' which is a great introduction to the ba...

25/05/2021

Cannibal Accident - Nekrokluster

With a name that sounds like the title of an 80's horror flick, Finland's monstrous Cannibal Accident present their fourth album offering in their gruesome discography, "Nekrokluster". A combination of brutal death metal and grindcore is essentially what Cannibal Accident are. Add a dollop of personality with a hint of comedy and "Nekrokluster" is...

24/05/2021

Crimson Dimension - Crimson Dimension

It takes a lot to make ‘epic progressive extreme metal’ work. For Finland’s Crimson Dimension, they take their craft over four tracks, stretch them out in anywhere from 13 to 18 minute increments, and show listeners what they can do with a guitar. For those who love guitar focused epics in the vein of Wintersun or even groups like Dark Fortress’s e...

19/05/2021

Depression - Ära Der Finsternis

Depression from Germany is definitely a well-respected death metal/grindcore band. They were formed in 1989 and within the next few years they shaped their personal style and remained faithful to it ever since. They have a huge discography, and they already count over 30 uncompromising years in the death/grind scene. So, it won't be an exaggeration...

17/05/2021

Xeno - Sojourn

Xeno is a metalband from Middelburg, this city is the capital from the Dutch province of Zeeland. When the band started in 2008 it had a different name but after some lineup changes and years of hard work the bande became Xeno. The band was influent by a lot of melodic/prog metal bands but also some harder influences, and with lyrical philosophical...

12/05/2021