Imperial Execration - Commanding Satan’s Crusades

For about 22 minutes, Imperial Execrations “Commanding Satan’s Crusades” annihilates everything in its path and shows you a true force of hell in the brutal death metal genre. Everything is standard here, and not variation from the norm of what is expected in this form of extreme metal. There seems to be a very high Internal Bleeding/Cryptopsy happ...

02/01/2024

Macabre Demise - Grave(y)art Gallery

Macabre Demise is one of the more prolific projects from multi-talented instrumentalist/ vocalist Andreas Rieger of Germany who is known for the likes of many Death Metal based projects like Bloodshot Eyes or Flesh Eater. While not the earliest project, Macabre Demise has been running since 2007 and “Grave(y)art Gallery” is the fourth full length a...

29/12/2023

Poseydon - Through The Gate Of Hatred And Aversion

It has been almost 20 years since its inception, but Belgium’s Death Thrash group Poseydon finally have their debut full length album out in 2023. Formed in 1992, these guys have been churning out a style of music similar to the likes of older Sepultura and Vader by focusing on creating catchy riffs that while can tend of get a bit repetitive, are...

19/12/2023

Pronostic - Chaotic Upheaval

It has been about 8 years but listeners finally have a new album from the relatively unknown Melo Tech Death group from Canada known as Pronostic. The group started in 2010 and since their debut album they’ve had a few lineup changes with only guitarists and vocalists Alexandre Lauzon and Charles Pilotte being the remaining original members. In 201...

29/11/2023

Catalyst - The Age Of Rocketeers

I had the pleasure of reviewing this Prog Melodeath group back in 2022 with their EP, and it seems they’ve wasted no time with finally releasing a full length album for 2023. For those who don’t know, Catalyst is a 5 piece from Belgium and have been active since 2018. Relatively unknown but with a solid sound, their latest album “The Age Of Rockete...

28/11/2023

Grindpad - Finger Collector Crew

One knows they are in for some fun when they see an album cover with a great white shark imitation from Kill Bill. Nevermind the tattooed bikini clad swordstress… check out the suits and chum! Netherlands’ Grindpad has always been known to be a bit aquatic focused with their artwork and also know how to sound aggressive while having fun at the same...

27/11/2023

The Project Hate MCMXCIX - Abominations Of The Ageless

The Project Hate (or TPH as many know them) have graced 2023 with a new album, 2 years this time vs. 1 after their last album “Spewing…” Those that know me as a reviewer know I have a biased soft spot for this band as they blend a seamless mix of Death Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Symphonic Metal, and in Industrial at Funeral Doom epic proportions a...

03/11/2023

Back To 90's Old-School Death Metal - Wrathrone / Spiral Wounds / Necrodium

From Great Dane Records it comes a three split album with three samples of old school death metal bands Wrathrone, Spiral Wounds and Necrodium, each one with a particular view of OSDM. The artwork by Sebastian Mockers is also as old school as the music, getting the spirit of that time, do you remember the flyers with corpses and creepy pictures? So...

30/10/2023

Dead Twilight - Fall Of Humanity

Sometimes one just needs to hear pummeling Death Metal, and that’s what one gets with the 3rd album from Italy’s duo Dead Twilight. The album is a little shorter than what they have done in the past and came quicker (3 year gap instead of 5 years), but the result is solid. The music is highly aggressive in the vein of Immolation meets Deicide with...

23/10/2023

Distaste - Der Ertraeger Und Das Fleisch

Austria’s Distaste is no stranger to extreme music, and on their fourth full length record “Der Ertraeger und das Fleisch” they show no signs of changing or slowing down with their usual approach to brutal Grind Death. Following along the lines of groups such as Leng Tch’e or Wormrot, Distaste delivers 29 minutes of short but uncompromising sonic h...

20/10/2023

Verloren Vertellingen - Hellevaerder/Duindwaler/Schavot/Asgrauw

Splits are like samplers in metal, and it is rare that a split is done between more than 2 artists. But, Zwaertgevegt Records have unleashed a sort of sampler from various Netherland based Black Metal artists to showcase their talents with 2 tracks each, giving as much of a variety as they can. At their core, the music is more rooted in that old sc...

17/10/2023

Nox Aeterna - Subject 17

Hailing from the Netherlands, Nox Aeterna is a five piece and “Subject 17” is their 4th full length album. No stranger to concept albums, listeners are presented with another story from this melodeath band that tells a story of a doctor who is infected with a mysterious sickness around the 20th century and the album chronicles his time to find a cu...

25/09/2023

Stabbing - Extirpated Mortal Process

Stabbing’s “Extirpated Mortal Process” is an album so aurally dark in presentation, you can just feel the brutal death metal misery oozing from the speakers. These 12 tracks are so insanely heavy, it’s almost as if the band took doom/death elements and incorporated them into their own blueprint of metal insanity. This works extremely well especiall...

21/08/2023

Desecrate The Faith - III

Simply titled “III”, Desecrate The Faith’s newest offering hits hard with exceptional brutality and a deep trudging madness that’s sure to please even the most sophisticated fan of brutal death metal. Most surprising of all is the stripped-down approach and raw delivery that you typically do not hear from bands playing this genre of music. The riff...

17/08/2023

Eternal Tragedy - Origin

Eternal Tragedy is a duo hailing from Greece and Italy and after almost 15 years since their debut, they are back, still spearheaded by guitarist Stefania Ponzilacqua. Over the years band has trimmed down a lot, leaving Stefania as one of the sole remaining members, but her guitarwork continues to shine through along with her songwriting in general...

16/08/2023