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

Espada Negra - Kingdom Of Fear

The first that came in my head was POWER to the metal. The intro made me think of Manowar........ it's the sound of the swords I think. I think that most of the metal fans will like the sound of this metal band. Some songs are in the line of a mixture of Iron Maiden and Bathory. The music it's making me bang my head. There are some things I like...

26/02/2009

H.407 / Agathocles - For What? For Who?

H.407 are another of these new Polish death-metal bands that as soon as you hear them, you go berserk and fly into a frenzied, spastic fit of legs kicking and arms flailing, throwing windmill punches at your shadow and your neighbor's shadow (you hope that was just his shadow for his sake!) head jerking back and forth so hard that your glasses come...

26/02/2009

Lincoln Love Log - Illnoise 2-piece BBQ

Between all neat, overproduced metalreleases nowadays, the sick maniacs of Lincoln Love Log (U.S.A.) deliver dirt and rotten meat. Psychedelic guitarriffs together with easy and groovy drumstyle have a hypnotising effect on your brain with the sole purpose to put it on the BBQ afterwards. The lyrics that are thrown at you by twisted screams, horrif...

26/02/2009

May Result - Svetogrdje

From Serbia (Yugoslavia) this black metal band is hailing. Never heard of this band before but this is their 4th full length. It is starting with an atmospheric intro and is flowing over in a mid tempo hymn. Double bass drums, tempo changes, raw vocals, keyboards and the raving guitars. Long duration of the songs and so this album is over the 70 mi...

26/02/2009

Paragon - Revenge

8th Release from Paragon (Germany) playing classical heavy metal. Typical and catchy heavy metal songs performed with precision and feeling for style and variation in tempos. Every song has it different identity and that's what makes bands like this still interesting in the 21th century. Great powerful production, killer guitarriffing and soloing a...

26/02/2009

Quiet Riot - Rehab

Yeah, I think it's real nice Quiet Riot are back. Back in the early 80's QR were selling ersatz insanity and resurrecting old Slade tunes. Now in 2007 they are selling modern maturity and sober living. The lyrics to the new tunes on "Rehab" deal with some heavy life lessons from being burned in relationships, excessive partying, the corruption of t...

26/02/2009

Shemhamphorash - Dementia

Shemhamphorash (what a fucking name to write, haha) is hailing in Spain and plays black metal. On this 2nd album you get 7 tracks in a diverse style. Fast parts are interacting with slower pieces. Musical structure is complex and you might loose the connection to the relevant song. Vocals are done in the typical black metal screams. Songs are not t...

26/02/2009

Stench Of Dismemberment - Cannibalistic Urge

Started in October 2003 after the band Penis Leech (what a great name!!) splitted up after 3 demos. The new band is called Stench Of Dismemberment and the style they are gonna play is sick and brutal death metal. Think of bands like Devourment and Disgorge and you will get the impression. In 2005 their debut MCD was released and you hear 5 tunes. I...

26/02/2009

Xandria - Kill The Sun

From Germany comes this band with a clear female singer. The songs are peaceful, a bit too peaceful because I fell asleep during the third song so cannot tell how the others songs sounded. Maybe I try to listen to it a next time.

26/02/2009

Arkhan - Dead End

Arkhan is a band from Switzerland that plays extreme metal. Not just plain death or grind but various styles in the mix. Death metal can be found as the majority but it can suddenly change to black metal or atmospheric elements or melodic keyboards. After listening I came to the conclusion I liked it for the reason it has a lot of variety. Brutal v...

26/02/2009

Beyond Black Void - Desolate

1 Man project that goes well beyond dark, suicidal, gloomy, doom. Slow doesnt even begin to describe how doomy Desolate is. 3 Songs, almost 70 minutes of depresive nihilistic experimental metal. Heavy, Heavy, Heavy, overly destorted instruments. Deep terrifying vocal style. If you are going to burn in hell, this is the sound track to your eternal t...

26/02/2009

Caliga - Circle Of Darkness

From Pittsburgh, Pennsylavnia comes Caliga. These 4 guys (they are searching for a drummer these days) recorded their first EP called "Circle Of Darkness". Seven tracks of thrashy and melodic death metal. Vocals are raw soars but he also does emotional singing in "Questions Arise". Tempo of the tunes is up tempo with breaks to faster parts with the...

26/02/2009

Darkthrone - F.O.A.D.

The acronym NWOBHM stands for two distinct yet oddly similar ideas. It stands for New Wave of British Heavy Metal and it stands for New Wave of Black heavy Metal. Obviously there might be some cross-over here but the black metal scene is represented in this by Darkthrone of Norway. Darkthrone released an EP called New Wave of Black Heavy Metal and...

26/02/2009