Cimmerian Possession - Sadistic Storm

Cimmerian Possession’s very brief debut, “Sadistic Storm,” is surely a force to be reckoned with their raw, almost crust death metal form. A bit of Gatecreeper meets faster Immolation for 4 tracks of just sheer face stomping music. Tracks like ‘Castles’ are brimming with ferocious riffs and pounding drums with a sense of old school hardcore in...

24/10/2022

Eufobia - Madness

Eufobia (translating as fear of good in Greek) have been around since 2003. A four piece from Bulgaria these guys are pretty well seasoned with three albums under their belt for their career, and after a six year gap album no. 4 “Madness” is ready to rear its ugly head. While defined as death metal one could say they are certainly more of a groove...

20/10/2022

Sermon Of Mockery - Crippler Crossface Murder Suicide

Sermon Of Mockery’s new EP, “Crippler Crossface Murder Suicide”, is a dive deep into the depths of madness, and the brutalities of this all too familiar state of mind. 'The Snakehead Epidemic' starts things off with an in-your-face blast beat, which throws you right into the midst of chaos. The riffs are fairly traditional of the given genre with a...

19/10/2022

Revolting - The Terror Threshold

"The Terror Threshold" is the second full-length album of Rogga Johansson's Revolting. Originally released in 2010 by Razorback records, now in 2022, the record is being re-released on a vinyl for the first time by the Dutch label Doc-Records. If you know Revolting (and Rogga's projects as a whole) you should know what to expect - nothing but...

18/10/2022

Extinction Agenda - Inter Arma Silent Leges

Extinction Agenda is one of those ‘one album wonder’ speed thrash bands in the early 2000s that never really took of running and faded into obscurity. Only releasing and EP and a demo between 2004 and 2007 before splitting up, it seems recently that the Massachusetts band has reformed and done a few shows, so it is only fitting that their music be...

17/10/2022

Absentation - Reflections

For the first time I hear about a band from Syria, certainly a country not really inclined to accept a certain kind of mentality that lies behind a metal band. From the information I found online, Absentation were the first Syrian death metal band to release an album.Project born from the minds of the multi-instrumentalist Salah Alghalayeeni, this...

13/10/2022

Voluntary Mortification - Suffer To Rise

‘Christian metal’ is a bit of an oxymoron, specifically when the term metal is usually associated when referring to anti-Christian themes and ideals. Bands anywhere from Deicide to Immolation have thrown down the gauntlet and dragged Christian ideals through the mud, so it is very surprising and daring when a band- let alone a death metal/ deathcor...

12/10/2022

Baalzagoth - Morbid Persecutions

Baalzagoth’s debut full length “Morbid Persecutions” is 40 minutes of modern churning death metal. These five Polish monikers take cues from the likes of groups such as Behemoth and Belphegor to create mid paced, crushing blackened death metal. The album is like a slow march till death with ferocious vocals, chugging riffs, thunderous drumming, and...

11/10/2022

Slaughterday - Tyrants Of Doom

Slaughterday is a German duo, Jens Fingers – guitars and bass, and Bernd Reiners – vocals and drums, since 2010, from Leer, Lower Saxony, who present us their fourth album "Tyrants Of Doom" through the label F.D.A. Records, coming out on September 23.The style of this band is death metal without more, with all the nuances of this genre, dark parts,...

10/10/2022

Revolting - Dreadful Pleasures

Revolting is one of the million bands of the ever prolific Swedish death metal monster Rogga Johansson. The band was created in 2008 and released its debut album "Dreadful Pleasures" in 2009 via Razorback records. In 2022, the Dutch label Doc Records re-release this record on vinyl. The vinyl contains original artwork and lyric insert. If you...

05/10/2022

Cerebral Extinction - Escape From Illusion

Italy’s Cerebral Extinction is back with their third full length album “Escape From Illusion.” Still apocalyptic, still chaotic, and all brutal death metal, these guys are a great mix of a more technical version of Immolation meets Deicide that just steamrolls track after track with some surprises in between. The opening introduction sets the atmos...

04/10/2022

Deocculted - An Eye For The Occulted Sun

This review belongs to an American death/thrash metal band called Deocculted which is active since 2018. This EP has 5 tracks and it's the remix of their 2019 album. I've not listen to their first version. Anyway, let's check it out.'Spectraphobia', the first track of the album has good complicated riffs and drums sentences. Vocal is good enough an...

03/10/2022

Bleed This Earth - The Slow Decline

Funeral doom is always a hard genre to swallow, and just because it is massive in sound and length. It takes a lot of keep listeners interested in ten plus minutes of work while maintaining a dark and gloomy atmosphere that pretty much makes one feel trapped in a morose state of mind. Some groups like Disembowelment just used distortion and slow ch...

29/09/2022

Malfested - Unethical Creations

Well, well, a nugget to review! At least that is what I said to myself on the first listen. Let us move on to the neighbouring country and take a tour of Belgium to see how the country is evolving in terms of metal music. It has long been considered the poor relation or the belated little brother of its big French neighbour. And there is a good fin...

28/09/2022

Phalloplasty - 27 Club

It is 2022 and five years since this disgusting pile of pus called Phalloplasty released a full length. Four years if we take into consideration their split with Slamophiliac of 2018. Mr Zack Shaw doesn’t seem to have the intention of leaving our poor eardrums at ease. And why should he do that? Inspiration seems to be streaming endlessly through h...

27/09/2022