Quest Of Aidance - Fallen Man Collection

A brutal death metal band hailing from Sweden, Quest Of Aidance started early in 2004 and released their first demo Human Trophy, mastered by Unmoored's Thomas Johansson, in the fall. From then, Roy Yeo of Unmoored expressed interest in signing them to Pulverised Records. When Yeo was sent a copy of Human Trophy, a deal was struck that culminated i...

26/02/2009

Shatterpoint - Consequences

From Canada comes this four pice metal band. Shatterpoint is playing is energetic and aggression. Started as beerdrinkers they quickly turned to serious songwriting. Performed live with well known bands gave them a promising name in the Toronto scene. On this MCD there are 6 songs in midtempo but with powerbreaks and accelerations. Vocals are diver...

26/02/2009

Stench Of Death - Retrospect

First my compliments about this self financed debutalbum. It looks very pro and made with lots of dedication. Now the music because that is what counts. SOD (hey...) plays death metal with melody and atmosphere (keyboards). Grunting vocals, guitars than change riffs frequently but where are the leads??? And the drums sound very powerful and have a...

26/02/2009

Area 54 - Beckoning Of The End

True metalheads from London. This is there 2nd album and as I don't know them before I enjoyed this one. Ten songs that are played well, tight and powerful and variety in melodies. Vocals are clean (sometimes too clean) and a guest appearance of Tomas Lindberg (ex At The Gates). Guitarriffs are intense and with some great leads. Really like the agg...

26/02/2009

Bewitched - Spiritual Warfare

Bewitched are thrashers, for sure, and I tend to want to compare them to Kreator or S.F. Bay area thrash-metallers Exodus, but Bewitched also have elements of black metal as well. Anyhow, the vocalist is I believe a fellow by the name of "Blackheim," and he sings a bit like Paul Baloff. And rather than a whole album of thrash-metal tunes running...

26/02/2009

Calico System - They Live

Calico System started in the summer of 1998 in St. Louis (USA) as a group of friends. Nowadays in 2005 they release their album "They Live" of which they worked over the last 2 years while touring and playing live. 10 tracks of a mixture of hardcore and emo, also a blend op metal can be found. Vocals are clean and singing although the aggressive sh...

26/02/2009

Darksun - El Legado

Spanish power metal band who is also singing in their native language. Vocals are powerful with different intonations, up tempo songs and good guitarwork with leads. The songs are melodic, atmospheric and catchy. Although you won't understand a lot they are saying you have the feeling you can sing the chorus at once. And you wanna sing with them, f...

26/02/2009

Forsaken - Dominaeon

FORSAKEN - the hordes of true doom metal from the shores of sunny crispy Malta return with a fat tabloid of a sound to the fore, which is Dominaeon, out since a couple of months on Golden Lake Productions. Following their 1994 Anima Mundi release which was a huge leap forward from the promising 2002 Iconoclast MCD, from the opening chords of Dom...

26/02/2009

Hrimthurs - War Of The Ages

Hrimthurs (figure from Lord Of The Rings) is an oneman band that can be catagorized in black metal. This album is self financed and looking very professional. The album has 2 discs! One with long instrumental songs and one with shorties. Using a drummmachine with a thin sound and could be more bombastic. Guitars are riffing an electric wall of soun...

26/02/2009

Moulded Flesh - In The Hands Of Evil

Their 1th full length album contains 8 tracks and is over in 30 minutes. After those 30 minutes you play it again. Why? Because this old school death metal with thrash riffs is beside brutal also catchy. Growling vocals and dominant thrash guitars in up tempo songs with mosh break parts. The bands will never be known for their technical complexity...

26/02/2009

Ninnuam - Process Of Life Separation

Started in 2001 and now delivering their debut disc Process Of Life Separation. 10 Tracks of a death / black metal mixture. Nothing new invented but just doing their job with convintion and ease. Fast songs, aggressive vocals, melodic twin guitarriffing and powerful drums. Sometimes keys are used. Although the sound leans to aggression it is melodi...

26/02/2009

Sadus - Illusions / Swallowed In Black / Vision Of Misery

For those who don't know Sadus this is a good opportunity to meet one of the thrash pioneers of the late 80s. Sadus was and will be always connected to Steve diGiorgio, one of the freakest bassplayers in the metal scene. But Sadus also stood for quality thrash metal with technical skills as you can hear on these re-releases by Displeased Records. "...

26/02/2009

The Chasm - The Spell Of Retribution

The Chasm is back with a new killer album. They still hold strong to their roots of heavy thrash and death metal. Again opening with an instrumental song the tone is set quickly. Fast songs, ripping guitarriffing and thrash drums are dominating the songs. Lots of tempo changes in long songs, sinister and melancholic atmosphere and a bit refering to...

26/02/2009

Torsofuck - Erotic Diarrhea Fantasy

Another sick album from these Finish grinders. After a nice erotic and melodic intro your rectum opens completely. Over the top and distorted grind but the very deep vocals, thick guitarriffing and the blistering drumssound. Torsofuck will never make friends with the moralistic majority but will appeal to a small group of extremists. If you like po...

26/02/2009

Vespers Descent - Visions In Verse

In November 2005 Aussie band Vespers Descent released their debut disc after being formed in 2001. Based on the Swedish stream their melodic death metal gathered a fanbase in their country. On this album you get 12 tracks in up tempo songs with lots of break downs or accelerations. Raw growling vocals, melodic riffing with nice leads and stable bas...

26/02/2009