Nihility - Beyond Human Concepts

Second album for Nihility, blackned death metal from Portugal. "Beyond Human Concepts" comes out after only 3 years from the previous "Thus Spoke The Antichrist" which had already spread the name of the band within the European death metal scene. In my opinion, this album sounds much darker and heavier than the previous one, highlighting the true p...

29/12/2021

Bloodride - Idiocracy

Bloodride hail from Finland and their fourth full length album, “Idiocracy,” continues true to their style. Deeply rooted in thrash that mixes the riffing of groups like Exodus and Kreator with the throaty vocal approach of Testament, what one has here is a pretty basic, but solid effort. 12 tracks that clock about 40 minutes listeners will not fee...

28/12/2021

Haiduk - Diabolica

Haiduk is a rather interesting one man group from Canada. Melding black metal and death metal together, Luka Milojica’s third full length album is more of an instrumental collection rather than the typical vocal driven music backed by instrumentation. The blend of black metal and death metal can certainly be heard in the riffing on tracks like ‘Cor...

27/12/2021

Poppy Seed Grinder - Faceless Atrocities

If you are into qualitative death/grind metal then the name of the Checz monster Poppy Seed Grinder should ring a bell. The band exists since 1997 and in 2021 they release their fourth full-length album "Faceless Atrocities". So first things first - this record shows the most extreme female vocals that I have ever heard after Som Pluijmers from...

23/12/2021

Prezir - Depredation

Being reminiscent of bands like Behemoth, Dissection, and a little bit of Emperor, Prezir’s “Depredation” is a malicious onslaught of death infused black metal with each element seemingly fighting for supremacy. The death metal vibes are orchestrated nicely within to make this a unique sounding piece of work. What I like about this release are the...

22/12/2021

Corpse Eater - The Stench Of Mutilated Corpses

First full length album for Corpse Eater from Germany. For those not familiar with the name, Corpse Eater is a one man band and exist since 2014. Nine EPs, one demo and a handful of split CDs in their possession so far… About time they released their full length no? The play button is pushed and what you come upon is nasty doses of utterly ugly...

21/12/2021

Ophis - Spew Forth Odium

Ophis has been around for some time, and 20 years later they are still producing excellent death doom. Hailing from Germany I remember when I first heard these guys back in 2010 with ‘Withered Shades’ on Solitude Productions Russian doom label, and I’m happy to see them still cranking out solid music. While their sound has changed a little bit, shy...

20/12/2021

KHNVM - Portals To Oblivion

Second full length for KHNVM, pronounced as Kha-noom, death metal band with members from Germany and Bangladesh. After the first album released before this terrible pandemic and with an intense work of songwriting, KHNVM release their second album entitled "Portals To Oblivion" via Neckbreaker Records. After an intro that recalls oriental melodi...

14/12/2021

Asarmoth / Living Decomposition - Alliance In Chaos

What we have here is a split collection of two very different styles of death metal. The first four tracks are from Italy’s one man death metal band Asarmoth with tons of symphonic influences, and the last five are from Venezuela’s three piece more technical death metal group Living Decomposition. Both track groupings are featured on previous album...

13/12/2021

Wolftooth - Blood & Iron

Do you like your metal with a lot of rhythm, intelligent, well thought out, and played with the utmost intensity and passion? Then look no further than Wolftooth’s new opus entitled, “Blood & Iron”. This is much heavier than your typical heavy/doom metal album, and the band drive that statement home with each of the 9 tracks presented here. Wit...

09/12/2021

Godless - States Of Chaos

India’s Godless slay hard with their debut full length. Bringing a full assault of death metal to the ears, they sound like a thrashier version of Deicide with their groove laden riffs and deep barked vocals. Tracks like ‘Malevolent’ and ‘Post-Cryogenic’ feature Slayer inspired riffs with Glen Benton inspired vocals that merge very well together, c...

07/12/2021

Charred - Prayers Of Malediction

Charred is a young death/thrash metal band from Florida, US and "Prayers Of Malediction" is their debut full length album after one demo and one split EP. The opening two tracks of the record, 'Incantation Of The Pyromancer' and 'Disseminating Hatred' will make your neck go berserk with their stomping rhythm, shredding guitar riffs and the malic...

06/12/2021

Diablery - Candles

Demanding album, especially for the length of the songs, for these Greeks Diablery. The band, active since 2008, with this "Candles" reaches its second full length after their long distance debut titled "Architect" released in 2014. Before that, two EPs were released, in 2010 and 2011 and a split with the Shadowcraft released in 2017. 9 songs fo...

01/12/2021

NecroticGoreBeast - Human Deviance Galore

Second full length under the banner of Comatose from the ravagers from Canada. Their self-titled debut of 2019 was shockingly brutal, leaving promises on what would follow. “Human Deviance Galore” exceeds the expectations by taking the brutality of its predecessor to the next level in many ways. Relentless blastbeats and drumming in general draggin...

23/11/2021

Argesh - Excommunica

Italy’s black metal group Argesh charges out of the gates of Hell with their debut full length, “Excommunica.” Avoiding the typical Darkthrone, Judas Iscariot, or Dimmu Borgir approach to black metal, the group does their best to still have a raw, but polished sound for the album, drawing on influences like Behemoth, Worm Shepherd, and even a littl...

10/11/2021