Hellfuck - Diabolic Slaughter

With a name like Hellfuck one would expect some blasphemous, Marduk inspired black metal. However, this Polish group is more of an anti-religious thrash anthem, and “Diabolic Slaughter” is hellish enough with plenty of groove to boot. Very Slayer inspired with a lot of the riffs and vocals, many who enjoyed albums such as “Hell Awaits” and “Reign I...

22/12/2022

The Temple - Of Solitude Triumphant

Greece is well known for being a home to 'dramatic sound' metal groups. Groups such as Rotting Christ and Septicflesh have made their staple sound known from this country, and it seems like another is on the rise. Formed in 2005, The Temple takes a dramatic style of basic doom and presents it in 7 tracks that will appeal to fans anywhere from Type...

21/12/2022

Anchillys - Elan Vital

Large doses of technical-brutal death metal is all what Anchillys is about and let’s dive into their swirl. A one man band, with mr Andy Wit on everything. His experience tells a lot as he has servitude in many bands as Korpse, Dictated, Abscessed and many more. “Elan Vital” is his first solo album under the name “Anchillys” and with such experienc...

20/12/2022

Alphoenix - Evil Ways

Alphoenix are a melodic death metalcore band hailing from Tokyo, Japan, and “Evil Ways” is their second full length album. Taking a sound that mixes the likes of Disarmonia Mundi and Trivium, this album feels a bit like a throwback to the early 2000s when melodeath groups that used the clean/ harsh vocal trade off and metalcore was starting to get...

19/12/2022

Infantry - Terminal Society

Infantry are a death thrash group from the Netherlands and “Terminal Society” is their 2nd full length album. There is a little bit of a different sound compared to their previous release in 2017 with a new vocalist and drummer, but both suit the band well enough. At first listen, tracks like ‘Disposer Of Immortality’ and ‘Submission’ sound like a...

16/12/2022

Demoralizer - This World Is Suffering

“This World Is Suffering” is the debut EP from Netherlands based death metal group Demoralizer, and it is a solid 6 track effort. With a mix of Cannibal Corpse, Project Hate, and Spite, the result is a brutal and melodic output that is sure to stomp ears. From the foreboding lead of ‘The Stones Of My Tomb’ to the crushing ‘Children Of Armageddon’ t...

14/12/2022

Morgue - Lowest Depths Of Misery

France's Morgue have been on and off despite running since 1997. With four albums under their belt and a new home on Godz ov War Productions, their latest effort "Lowest Depths Of Misery is right along the lines of their previous efforts. The mix of brutal death metal and grindcore sounds almost technical when considering a piece like 'That Which D...

13/12/2022

Rebel Souls - Dawn Of Depravity

Turning point for these Rebel Souls, arrived with this "Dawn Of Depravity" at the second official full length. Started at the beginning of the 2000s from Germany, Rebel Souls maintain their trade mark by retracing the paths of good old European-style death metal. Relocated and reformed on Spanish soil in 2013, with this second album Rebel Souls tak...

12/12/2022

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