Inhuman Depravity - The Experimendead

I don't know the Turkish metal scene very well, but the few that I got to know and listen to (some even seen live) I have always appreciated and still continue to follow them as a true enthusiast. These Inhuman Depravity are no exception, who with the new "The Experimendead" really take a leap forward and put themselves in the list to become a resp...

22/11/2022

Death Over Ostrobothnia - Split

It isn’t very often one gets ‘collections’ of various artists here at BRUTALISM.com, but when we do they’re usually pretty interesting. What we have here is a split from 3 bands from Finland, all rooted in death metal, but some more experienced than others. For some this release is hot on the heels of the band’s debut, and others it is a welcome re...

21/11/2022

Soulslicer - Pandemic

Here we have the debut from French death metal outlet, Soulslicer. A quick 35 minutes of groove laden music, many will find their sound a mix of Torture Killer meets Goatwhore- quite thrashy and catchy but still plenty of brutal chops to enjoy. Some of the faster pieces such as the title track and ‘Armies’ have that “Haunting Curse” era vibe from G...

17/11/2022

Strangle Wire - Shaped By Human Frailty

Belfast band Strangle Wire have released their debut album “Shaped By Human Frailty” via Grindscene Records on September 30th, following 2018 EP “The Dark Triad” and 2017 single “Narcissism”. On this debut they show their know-how within death metal, with clear compositions, knowing what they want to do at all times. The band formed in 2017 by peop...

16/11/2022

Fogos - Corpses And Ash

Fogos are a black metal group from Spain that just formed last year. Despite being relatively new to the metal world, their style is a fast and furious more kvlt black metal in the vein of Carpathian Forest all the way to Watain with a bit of that black n’ roll vibe of Dodsferd. Overall, expect a lot of tremolo picking, voracious snarls, and non st...

15/11/2022

Molder - Engrossed In Decay

Not a bad follow-up, just somewhat of an average release. But it's good live Molder that totally packs a punch. Definitely death/thrash a lot of their guitar riffs are pretty well done out. And original! The tempos for the songs vary accordingly. The vocals are pretty unique, they sound a little bit like on Exhumed's "Death Revenge". The band might...

14/11/2022

Carnal Desecration - Sacrificial Death

Belgium’s Carnal Desecration have been around since 2018 but are just releasing their debut full length in 2022. A rather brutal style of death metal that is a cross between Deicide and Bloodbath, expect chunky, fast buzz saw riffs, guttural snarls, and here and there hints of death n’ roll for some much needed groove. The faster tracks like ‘Suffe...

10/11/2022

Casket Grinder - Sepulchral Trip

Great pure death metal band directly from Colombia. Casket Grinder release this “Sepulchral Trip” under Awakening Records which if I'm not mistaken should resume the old songs written before the full length “Fall Into Dementia” rearranged and re-recorded including a new song and a cover by Pestilence.Casket Grinder ate bread and death metal every d...

09/11/2022

Exhumed - To The Dead

This is one helluv an album! In my opinion, better than their previous "Death Revenge" that I have. I have yet to hear "Horror" or their previous earlier material which was in the goregrind genre. This one is fierce and ferocious! Two vocal trade-offs, guitars with sick riffing and a dominating production be it that they're on Relapse nowadays! Thi...

08/11/2022

Vivisect - Barbaric Death

Vivisect’s latest slab of old school death metal isn’t really anything new, but rather a compilation of what they’ve done so far since their inception in 2019. This New Jersey based group have a demo and EP out so far with 1 split and give fans a rather rare glimpse at their work in cassette form only (so far) on Nihilistic Holocaust in a gritty, p...

07/11/2022

Exilium Noctis - Fragments Of Apocalypse

Exilium Noctis hail from Greece and “Fragments Of Apocalypse” is their debut album. A sound rooted deeply in the more 90s melodic black metal scene with references to the likes of Cradle Of Filth, Dimmu Borgir, and even Emperor, there is a certain balance of ferocity and beauty with the music. Utilizing ferocious riffs mixed with cello and keyboard...

01/11/2022

Sublation - The Path To Bedlam

U.S. based blackened death group Sublation has been around longer than some might think. Originally under the name Fisthammer back in 2008, they recently changed names and went on a bit of a hiatus before coming back with a new attitude and vision. A 2 man effort led by Max Svalgard on vocals, guitars, and bass while Danny Piselli is on drums, they...

31/10/2022

Autophagy - Bacteriophage

First official album for Autophagy, old school death metal band from Portland, Oregon. After a first demo dated 2018, year of formation of the band, this "Bacteriophage" arrives under Pulverised Records, an excellent business card for this band.Not entirely unknown in the musical field, among the ranks of Autophagy we see a certain Adam Wheeler who...

27/10/2022

In Grief - An Eternity Of Misery

In Grief hail from Italy and recently have been active since 2020. Debuting with their full length “An Eternity Of Misery” in early September of 2022 this three piece doom band is very much like early My Dying Bride and Paradise Lost with a focus on harsh, snarled vocals, mournful melodies driven by guitar and keyboards/ violins with the support of...

26/10/2022

Kanine - Karnage

Possible Mortal Kombat obsessives, Kanine, deliver a unique blend of modern deathcore and death metal with a debut heavier than the planets above. The debut album "Karnage" opens with an eerie, static-like intro that blends into 'Furie' - the first track of many to squash the brains of its listener as the band bravely attempt their version on an ov...

25/10/2022