Analepsy - Quiescence

It's a difficult task maintaining a rising band that's had as much success from their debut album as Analepsy have been blessed with, whist also having their frontman/axeman quit the band during the Covid worldwide struggle. "Atrocities From Beyond" was not only a major success for the band, but also for the brutal death metal scene as a whole. Its...

11/04/2022

Cataleptic - The Tragedy

After two epic heavy albums, Finland’s death doom group Cataleptic seem to have restrained themselves a bit for their third full length entitled “The Tragedy.” Still focusing on a historical/ philosophical standpoint like their previous works, the music is still drawn out epics but no track scales past 15 minutes this time. While fans are given mor...

08/04/2022

Vulnificus - Invocation

First official EP for Vulnificus, a band born just over a year ago and formed by the multi-instrumentalist Wilson Sherels and the singer Eston Browne (for the more attentive ex-singer of the progressive death metaller Gigan). "Invocation" is therefore the band's first official work to be released via New Standard Elite, 18 minutes of old schoo...

07/04/2022

Texas Murder Crew - Wrapped In Their Blood

Texas Murder Crew's 2020 debut EP, "Everyone's Last Breath", was a huge deal for the underground brutal death scene upon its release. The EP showcased a fresh take on the genre with its annihilating drumming, sickening vocals and heavily praised in general for being Devourment's own Kevin Clark's latest project as he brought his guitar and backing...

05/04/2022

Catalyst - II

Just 4 years after their 1st successful EP, Belgium’s prog death group Catalyst are back with the simply titled album “II.” Though there isn’t too much to go off of here (just like the predecessor), the band still delivers some solid mix of death metal, progressive metal, and even touches of metalcore for a well rounded EP. Granted, this isn’t goin...

04/04/2022

Symbtomy - Demo 2

Symbtomy's "Demo #2" is a 2022, 18-minute-long release from the international trio with members hailing from the UK and Czech Republic. The demo is a short burst of death metal adrenaline, mostly contributing to that of the old-school, melodic essence of the genre as if At The Gates were having an affair with Death. Whilst the band's previous demo...

30/03/2022

Scalpture - Feldwarts

Scalpture come from Germany and "Feldwarts" is their third full-length album. What you will find here are nine tracks of relentless old-school death metal. The opening track 'To End All Wars' strikes with precision and brutality reminiscent of the sound of Bolt Thrower or Hail Of Bullets. The audio bashing continues with the French titled 'Ils...

29/03/2022

Defechate - Unbounded

Defechate are a rather interesting 2 man death metal group from Italy. On their debut full length “Unbonded” the band at first seems to come off as a typical death grind, but with their rather introspective song titles and loaded groove into each song, the music is actually not quite the noisefest one would think. Yes, the music hits hard at times...

28/03/2022

Lesson In Violence - The Thrashfall Of Mankind

When dealing with an obvious of a title as “The Thrashfall Of Mankind,” one should know what to expect from Germany’s new-ish metal group Lesson in Violence. While their album art and title is pretty bold in stating they are a thrash metal group, the real question is which successes and pitfalls of thrash will they follow? Well from the opening tra...

23/03/2022

Ohio Slamboys - Chop x Drill x Kill

There's no rules when it comes to making the music behind Ohio Slamboys, as proven on their latest album offering, "Chop x Drill x Kill". The album is over thirty minutes of pure slamming intensity; a blissful wet dream for those who seek out the most underground and savage sounding in new musical extremities. Whilst the overall term for slamming d...

22/03/2022

Tralineate - Parasites

The new work by Chris Sanders under the moniker of Tralineate is difficult to assimilate (and therefore very interesting). "Parasites" is the second album by the one man band from Topeka, Kansas after the one released in 2017. Tralineate accompany us on this long journey called "Parasites" with their progressive death of a thousand shades. It...

21/03/2022

Xicution - For The World Beyond

Almost 8 years after their first album, Germany’s death groove group Xicution is back with their third full length. The album is full of plenty of heavy hitting riffs that sound just at home on a Six Feet Under or Torture Killer album with some Cannibal Corpse mixed in, so expect quite a bit of a 90s/ early 2000s death metal sound from these guys....

18/03/2022

Neuropsy - Vivisection Of The Demented

New EP for the Portuguese Neuropsy, a very prolific death metal band from the compositional point of view that comes with this "Vivisection Of The Demented" to their second EP after the debut "Plagues Ov Egypt" in 2017. Neuropsy also have assets a full lenght released promptly the following year (2018) entitled "Surpassing Rational Comprehension".A...

17/03/2022

Mesentery - Soulfucker

Mesentery has been on a bit of a hiatus for almost 10 years, and now they are back with a fresh, vicious attitude on their album “Soulfucker.” The music is somewhat of a cross between death metal and groove metal- listeners will hear traces of anywhere from Devildriver to older In Flames to Carcass in it. The melodic quality of the guitars keeps up...

16/03/2022

Abrasive - Edge Of Darkness

This time is the turn of a German brutal death metal band which is Abrasive. They're active since 1999. Their last album "Edge Of Darkness" is their sixth full-length album released few days ago via Rebirth The Metal Productions on CDs and digital platforms. By the way, from the beginning of the first track, you can hear and feel the old school...

15/03/2022