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

Kestmorg - Infective Vultures Receptacle

Kestmorg is hailing from Italy and consist of three members with the help from 3 session members. On this debut MCD you will find 3 songs of which track 2 is the shortest with 5.02 minutes. So 3 long songs in which things happen. The style is a progressive form of black metal. Tempo and melody are changed frequently. The songs are most in up tempo...

26/02/2009

Ahriman - Mistpain Path

These dark souls from Hungary deliver us their new full length. Massive, bombastic, haunting and shredding are the keywords for this disk. Blackened metal with floating yet heavy guitars, restless drumming with loose feel and great technique, backing keyboards creating an even fuller sound and bewitching high pitched vocals with lots of dual lower...

26/02/2009

Coma Void - Stormking Twilight

Hell! This is a real piece of insane mixture of death black and thrash metal. Playing really fast sometimes under leadership of the drummer. You hear some leds but it will be more when the next recording is done with the second guitarist. The three guys are good musicians and it is not drowned into noise. The songs are not fast all the time but the...

26/02/2009

Depths Of Depravity - Insensible Extinct Mechanical World

Started in 1996 with the monnicker Brutal Masturbation but changed that into Depths Of Depravity in 2000. This is their second album (the first one Into The Decay comes as a bonus) and contains 10 tracks in a explosive death grind combination. Gutteral vocals with screams as the 2nd one in blasting speedy songs. Hooked and twisting guitarriffs that...

26/02/2009

Dragonforce - Inhuman Rampage

Dragonforce is a multi racial band as the bandmembers are from the UK, New Zealand, Ukraine and South Africa. Put them together and you get a blend of influences. The music of Dragonforce is based on the superb fast guitarriffs of Herman Li. This heavy power metal in the 6th gear. There are slower parts but mostly full speed like you are playing Te...

26/02/2009