Embryonic Autopsy - Prophecies Of The Conjoined

Embryonic Autopsy are a brutal old school death metal band that takes up the good things played at the turn of the 90s. The band consists of Tim King (Oppressor) on vocals and Scott Roberts (Otep) on guitars. For this "Prophecies Of The Conjoined" we also see the participation, as a guest, of illustrious and well-known guests within the world me...

03/02/2022

Nullification - Kingdoms To Hovel

Here we have a band from the Philippines that was created in 2021 and released its debut album "Kingdoms To Hovel" in 2022 on the label Personal Records. That's some fast work, ain't it?! The four guys in Nullification (Andrei Alemania - drums, Jonathan Miranda - guitars, Jayson Gonzales - guitars and Rozel Leano - bass/vocals) are experienced musi...

01/02/2022

An Unction In Braille - The Wordless Whisper

This deathcore quintet from Springfield, Massachusetts have released their debut EP, and it's only taken them nine years. Worth the wait? Probably. But also a difficult topic to digest in general. The EP contains five tracks and clocks in at a short total of sixteen minutes. With no idea or references to why it's taken so long to record and release...

31/01/2022

Jugulator - Under The Verdict

Sometimes less is more, and that’s exactly what fans get from the 2nd full length album by Algeria’s thrash group Jugulator. The album is chock full of great mid paced riffs and a mix between a Metallica meets Iced Earth- think a sound from the eras of “Death Magnetic” and “The Dark Saga.” Jugulator do follow the usual thrash tropes of making the r...

27/01/2022

Infected Chaos - Dead Aesthetics

Infected Chaos has been around since 2014, and despite a four year gap between albums, this Austrian group have not lost any steam with their third full length album, “Dead Aesthetics.” Drawing on a sound that sounds like Amon Amarth meets mid era Vader a bit, one has a basic death metal album with tons of melody and groove that takes it above the...

25/01/2022

Rejekts - Adamo

Whilst the band's name might provoke some indignation from that of a punk rock / ska based band, this is definitely not the case when it comes to the 2021 sophomore album release of "Adamo", by the Italian blackened-grind quintet, Rejekts. That's not to say there's absolutely no punk element within the writing of "Adamo", since the grind aspect is...

24/01/2022

Sarmat - RS-28

With a name deriving from a destructive nuclear weapon that would wreck 2000 times more havoc, death and terror than the nukes thrown on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Sarmat is dedicating itself to extreme metal music. This Polish band was founded in 2018 by (ex) members from numerous bands and since then started to perfect their musical skills which cam...

19/01/2022

Rexul - Erebus... Virtuosus... Alpha

Rexul is the new band of two experienced German musicians who are active in the underground scene since the 90's. Benny O. (guitars/bass/keyboards) and Simon M. (guitars/bass/vocals) strike with their debut record "Erebus...Virtuosus...Alpha" released by the infamous F.D.A. Records. The opening track 'Intergalactic Eyes' makes it clear that Rexu...

17/01/2022

Eteritus - Rotten Transition

After being sick for a while, I'm back and in this review I'm gonna check a Polish band's album which is called "Rotten Transition". Eterirus has been active since 2013 and their last stuff is their third full-length album. Album starter is the intro which tries to bring some rapture to you. For me it is something familiar and it's good. The...

12/01/2022

Servant - Blessed By The Light Of A Thousand Stars

Upon first glance, the debut from Germaný’s Servant might seem like one’s typical black metal- corpsepainted players that perform raw, cold black metal with an occult flair akin to the likes of Judas Iscariot or overly soaked symphonics like Carach Angren. However, after hearing the opening of ‘Negate the I’ one is certainly in for a surprise. Whil...

10/01/2022

Torii - Torii

Torii is a solo artist from Arkansas that performs a mix of death metal, doom, and progressive for an album that hypnotizes and unsettles. Bill Masino performs all the instruments and vocals with a thick sound on a lot of tracks and others that are simple, quiet, and balance out the swirling abrasive sound of the guitars, drums and vocals. Tracks l...

06/01/2022

Burned In Effigy - Rex Mortem

One of the first strong albums of 2022, Chicago based melo death group Burned In Effigy finally unleash their first full length album since their EP back in 2017. A very guitar focused group, the band sounds like they mix a bit of metalcore a bit in their style, but draw on influences that range from early Soilwork, Starkill, and even Insomnium, bu...

05/01/2022

Malefic Throne - Malefic Throne

This review could simply end in three short sentences: - Gene Palubicki (Perdition Temple, Angelcorpse, Blasphemic Cruelty) on guitars - Steve Tucker (Morbid Angel, Warfather) on vocals / bass - John Longstreth (Origin, Hate Eternal, ex-Angelcorpse) on drums But let's go in order and try not to lose our temper. Malefic Throne are the new crea...

04/01/2022

Needless - The Cosmic Cauldron

“The Cosmic Cauldron” is a new turning point for Hungary’s thrash death outfit Needless. Delving into a sci fi themed album the music supports the album with its rather grandiose and dramatic sound, especially in the solos. It is more progressive than their previous work and pushes the group’s boundaries more. Opening with the hard hitting ‘Warvoid...

03/01/2022

I Helvete - Sinisten Puiden Niitty

It isn’t very often a band can throw some big surprises in with their debut album, but Finland’s I Helvete does just that with their deceptively short debut “Sinisten Puiden Niitty.” There is A LOT going on here with 6 tracks, and one would think that they were in for some long, epic doom metal album, but I Helvete only touch on the doom elements,...

30/12/2021