Prezir - Depredation

Being reminiscent of bands like Behemoth, Dissection, and a little bit of Emperor, Prezir’s “Depredation” is a malicious onslaught of death infused black metal with each element seemingly fighting for supremacy. The death metal vibes are orchestrated nicely within to make this a unique sounding piece of work. What I like about this release are the...

22/12/2021

Corpse Eater - The Stench Of Mutilated Corpses

First full length album for Corpse Eater from Germany. For those not familiar with the name, Corpse Eater is a one man band and exist since 2014. Nine EPs, one demo and a handful of split CDs in their possession so far… About time they released their full length no? The play button is pushed and what you come upon is nasty doses of utterly ugly...

21/12/2021

Ophis - Spew Forth Odium

Ophis has been around for some time, and 20 years later they are still producing excellent death doom. Hailing from Germany I remember when I first heard these guys back in 2010 with ‘Withered Shades’ on Solitude Productions Russian doom label, and I’m happy to see them still cranking out solid music. While their sound has changed a little bit, shy...

20/12/2021

KHNVM - Portals To Oblivion

Second full length for KHNVM, pronounced as Kha-noom, death metal band with members from Germany and Bangladesh. After the first album released before this terrible pandemic and with an intense work of songwriting, KHNVM release their second album entitled "Portals To Oblivion" via Neckbreaker Records. After an intro that recalls oriental melodi...

14/12/2021

Asarmoth / Living Decomposition - Alliance In Chaos

What we have here is a split collection of two very different styles of death metal. The first four tracks are from Italy’s one man death metal band Asarmoth with tons of symphonic influences, and the last five are from Venezuela’s three piece more technical death metal group Living Decomposition. Both track groupings are featured on previous album...

13/12/2021

Wolftooth - Blood & Iron

Do you like your metal with a lot of rhythm, intelligent, well thought out, and played with the utmost intensity and passion? Then look no further than Wolftooth’s new opus entitled, “Blood & Iron”. This is much heavier than your typical heavy/doom metal album, and the band drive that statement home with each of the 9 tracks presented here. Wit...

09/12/2021

Godless - States Of Chaos

India’s Godless slay hard with their debut full length. Bringing a full assault of death metal to the ears, they sound like a thrashier version of Deicide with their groove laden riffs and deep barked vocals. Tracks like ‘Malevolent’ and ‘Post-Cryogenic’ feature Slayer inspired riffs with Glen Benton inspired vocals that merge very well together, c...

07/12/2021

Charred - Prayers Of Malediction

Charred is a young death/thrash metal band from Florida, US and "Prayers Of Malediction" is their debut full length album after one demo and one split EP. The opening two tracks of the record, 'Incantation Of The Pyromancer' and 'Disseminating Hatred' will make your neck go berserk with their stomping rhythm, shredding guitar riffs and the malic...

06/12/2021

Diablery - Candles

Demanding album, especially for the length of the songs, for these Greeks Diablery. The band, active since 2008, with this "Candles" reaches its second full length after their long distance debut titled "Architect" released in 2014. Before that, two EPs were released, in 2010 and 2011 and a split with the Shadowcraft released in 2017. 9 songs fo...

01/12/2021

NecroticGoreBeast - Human Deviance Galore

Second full length under the banner of Comatose from the ravagers from Canada. Their self-titled debut of 2019 was shockingly brutal, leaving promises on what would follow. “Human Deviance Galore” exceeds the expectations by taking the brutality of its predecessor to the next level in many ways. Relentless blastbeats and drumming in general draggin...

23/11/2021

Argesh - Excommunica

Italy’s black metal group Argesh charges out of the gates of Hell with their debut full length, “Excommunica.” Avoiding the typical Darkthrone, Judas Iscariot, or Dimmu Borgir approach to black metal, the group does their best to still have a raw, but polished sound for the album, drawing on influences like Behemoth, Worm Shepherd, and even a littl...

10/11/2021

Ruttenskalle - Skin ‘em Alive

Ruttenskalle is the solo old school death metal project of Paulo Soares from Portugal. The sound is raw, grim, and evil, hailing back to the late 90s style of Dismember and Grave. The music is pretty basic with slow to mid paced riffs, a lot of distortion, vocals that switch between cavernous growls and mid range snarls with a healthy dose of drumm...

08/11/2021

Pillars Of Autumn - Sodomizer II

As a genre, the deathcore sphere has moments of absolute, crushing brutality and a top-notch production that may lead a band to second stage festival bills at most. Often the genre restricts itself into such a nanoscopic product of basic chugging riffs, slow breakdowns and two different styles of primary screamed vocals. However, the last few years...

04/11/2021

Stabbing - Ravenous Psychotic Onslaught

Pleasant surprise for these Stabbing, brutal death metal band from the boundless lands of Texas. Formed during this 2021, the girls/boys come from multiple experiences that in this EP ("Ravenous Psychotic Onslaught") of only four pieces built well for the future. It's hard to believe that behind the microphone of this guttural band there is actu...

02/11/2021

Teitan - Vákuum

For those looking for a rather esoteric sound in black metal, solo artist Marquis and his band Teitan present a haphazard sound akin to the like of mid era Mayhem and Deathspell Omega with his new EP “Vákuum.” There are only 5 tracks here but each one is rich in varied sound, so there is tons of depth to the music. ‘The Grinding Teeth Of The Whe...

01/11/2021