Vexed - Destruction Warfare

Italian thrashers that are helding the 80s banner high. Dressed like the early thrash bands and also playing it. And when you see they play a cover of Destruction you know what to expect. Aggressive vocals, up tempo and fast songs, screamy guitars and solos, warrelated lyrics. An album that gives you 40 minutes of pure thrash metal and with a beer...

26/02/2009

Key Of Mythras - Demonspeed Metalstorm

The driving force behind this band is Duncan who gets help from other musicians (Vargsriket, Sanguis, Darkfall) to create his metalness. Raw black metal at high speed with tempo breaks, grim voices and possessed guitars. The songs breath metal and if you hear some references it ain't a shame. All tracks are easy listening and don't get bored. Maybe...

26/02/2009

Ahumado Granujo/Utopia - Split

On this split you find the two mentioned bands. Both play the grind style of metal. Ahumado Granujo takes the most space with 21 songs including covers, bonus and special termixes. The songs are uptempo with the grinding vocals. The guitars are thick and building the wall. Also worth mentioning are some funny titles. Utopia plays on a higher speed...

26/02/2009

Commander - The Enemies We Create

Commander comes from Germany and they’ve been around since 1999. For 7 years they’d been working on their music and tried to make their name known by supporting live bands like: Six Feet Under, Dew-scented & Equilibrium. Finally they release their 1st full-length “Worlds destructive domination” in 2006. Now, the album I have in my hands, is...

26/02/2009

Deranged - Plainfield Cemetary

Listen to this total psycho album and you know why Deranged is one of my fav band in the extreme scene! Again the play the no fucking trendy shit but just straight ahead extreme stuff with deep and brutal vocals, sharky guitar with some sharp leads and the inhuman drums without effects! No more words needed than to tell you to buy this master piece...

26/02/2009

Dragonlord - Black Wings Of Destiny

Here's the dark souls from Dargonlord with their black wings of destiny. This is dark symphonic metal with elements of death and black. Heavy guitars playing massive riffs or fast melodic attacks. Drums are either pounding or raging more uptempo with double bassdrum parts. The heavy mid tempo parts are supported by keyboards to create an even darke...

26/02/2009

Esqarial - Discoveries

Starting in 1991 and after several changes they deliver their piece of death metal to the masses. Technical death styled metal with melody and great guitarleads that are a pleasure to listen to. Maybe this is a new step in the death metal scene to combine the brutal stuff with guitarsolos like Joe Satriani and Steve Vai. From the 10 songs there are...

26/02/2009

Haemorrhage - Morgue Sweet Home

Fucking sick bastards these spanish pathology freaks. Under the lyrical guidance of Luisma a battery of grind noise terrorizes you for half an hour. Insane drumming, bizarre guitarleads and grinding voice leaves the marks in your ears and showing that Haemorrhage is one of the great grind bands around these days. For this result that can play the F...

26/02/2009

Lipid - Hagridden

Formed in the nineties these guys are now ready to deliver their debut. On this disc these Danish metallers remastered their previous demos to let us part of their attack. Lipid plays nowadays metal but with some links to the old thrash legends. The songs are based on strong melodic guitarriffing, some good guitarleads (track 3), heavy drums and ag...

26/02/2009

Me and Him Call it Us - Loss

Me and Him Call it Us is a three man band from Atlanta, Georgia. They already recieved good word of mouth from their four song demo, which lead up to this masterpiece album called "Loss". Simply titled, but a beautiful mix of complex songs. Me and Him Call it Us is easily considered a noise/grind band, but have just the right bits of melodic parts...

26/02/2009

Parasophisma - A Variable Invariability Varied In Dependency On Variations Caused By The Invariability Of Invariability Remains The Same After All The Variations Have Been Done

The third record of the Czech experimental band represents a crossover of different styles from aggressive hardcore, viking riffs to funky even jazz pieces. It is more violent than the previous ones but it keeps melodic structure with nice clean guitars that go mad to distortion, blast-beats and growls. Bizarre, atmospheric male and female vocals a...

26/02/2009

Quinta Essentia - Neutrality For Defined Chaos

Out of the dark comes this 4 piece band Quinta Essentia. Reading the press sheet and esing the artwork I am convinced that this band is dealing with the occult and transcedental magic. The songs are long but containing so much beauty. Musically it is on high technical skills and putting force out of thrash, death, doom and black metal. Tempo is int...

26/02/2009

Shivan - Whatever Lot's Above

The debut of this gothic, based on speed, metal band is an album with 9 tracks where the emphasise is on the guitarriffs, not strange when he write the music. The drums are creating a nice double bass wall of sound. The keyboards are there to give that extra touch but not overwhelming. The songs are changing their structure and tempo frequently. Th...

26/02/2009

Stevie Hayes Records 2005 Compilation - Unconstitutionalism In The USA

Political Heavy Metal / Experimental Metal / Power Violence / Grindcore / Hardcore / Black Metal / Satanic Metal / Clown Metal / Vacation Metal / Stompcore / Anthem Metal / Stadium Metal / Circus Metal. This is what Stevie says about the Comp. I couldn't have it done better. This Comp is about freedom and that it is taken away from the government....

26/02/2009

Xcarnation - Grounded

Xcarnation is a project from Turkey combining electronic beats with heavy rock. Songs are based on modern rhythyms and beats, technological sounding guitars and cosmic keyboards. Songs have catchy rock character with listenable singing vocals and some experimental sidesteps. Variation and suprises are provided by pianoballads and traditional turkis...

26/02/2009