Arminius - Storms Below

Another death metal band hailing from the Netherlands. Blasting death metal! Good focus on the guitars (I like the early guitar leads in the opening song, great!). Songs taht son't clock longer than 4 minutes. Clean brutal vocals, the aformentioned raving guitars, freaky basslicks and ramming drums. Tempo of the songs is fast but containing breaks...

26/02/2009

Beyond Terror, Beyond Grace - Still Human, Still Humane

Australia is delivering a fucking nice band again. BTBG is a band formed in 2004 and now releasing a 4 track EP. A heavy mixture of grind and death metal and I mean furious! The songs are short but full of overwhelming power. Not only blasting with fast parts but also some melodic mid parts or a balladwise intro in the last track, although the begi...

26/02/2009

Callisto - True Nature Unfolds

From Finland Callisto are spreading their philosophy abroad with this mix of sludgy hardcore and melodic stoner/doom. A story of apocalyptic darkness versus the light at the end of the tunnel. From the depths of depression and melanchloy build up instumental songs climaxing into an outburst of intense emotional aggression screaming at you from the...

26/02/2009

Darth - Buttfucked By Destiny

The band Darth from Germany started in 1995, had their live debut in 2001 and released this debut full length in 2003. Seeing the cover and the title (which have no connection together) it could be a grindcore band. But it is not true. Darth palys old school death metal with a touch of Bolt Thrower or old Obituary. Guitars that are melodic riffing,...

26/02/2009

Forteresse - Metal Noir Quebecois

Forteresse are two guys from Montreal (Canada) who started in 2006 a hommage to ancient traditions of patriotic and epic black metal. Moribond is handling all the instruments and Athros can be heard as the shrieking voice. On this album you get 6 songs and an intro like you are on a folkish beerfest, haha and you hear such intro with 2 oher songs....

26/02/2009

Hulda - Always Haunted

Hulda is a band from the States featuring two Aussies, including the female vocalist Lydia. According the sticker they are familiair like Evanescene or Lacuna Coil but Hulda is not sound gothic at all. They play more of 80s new wave styled rock. A slight comparisson between Blondie is something I think would be fair. Although they don't play that p...

26/02/2009

Insidious Decrepancy - The Inerrancy Of Profanation

Shawn pleased us with his former album "Decadent Orgy Of Atrocious Suffering" and now taking all instruments and gurgled the lyrics again on the follow up. 8 Tracks (again with ridiculous titles) that are dominated by the fast trimming guitarriffs (pity that is not doing any leads) and bound together with the tight drumprogram sound. Songs that flo...

26/02/2009

Mournful - Primordial Chaos

Mournful is an Italian raw blac metal band and they just released their "Primordial Chaos" demo. 4 Tracks of hellish shrieking songs. Most of the time in fast tempo but they have build in threathing midparts or atmospheric slowparts. Diverse rhythms. The vocals are very shrill recorded and nervescraping. Also the guitars are high on note and the en...

26/02/2009

Noctiferia - Per Aspera

Yes! What a great debut from this band. Noctiferia black a combination of black and death and is doing it the right way. Long songs, aggressive vocals, tempo changes and the very good and sometimes original guitarriffs and leads. The songs are full of emotion but yet very powerful. This band could climb the stairs so make sure you are debt to it.

26/02/2009

Saints Of Eden - Shameless

Ok come on ye kids in boots trying to look taller than daddy, all you kids spending more time on your weekend make-up than the most sought after catwalk models, and last but not least, all ye in corsettes to hide those extra pounds, here is a winner for your generation as ye prepare to stroll the streets of NY East, Camden Town, Sydney Central, &am...

26/02/2009

The Cocoon Of Asphyx - Incinerator / Vacarme / Lethal / Re-creation

4 way split tape release by total d.i.y. underground label Nihilistic Holocaust from France.First band is Incinerator (Sweden) kicking ass immediately with old school thrash recognized by tight speedmetal riffing, aggressive drumming, repeating chorusses and uncompromising brutality...fucking greatNext is Vacarme (France) continuing the heaviness w...

26/02/2009

Total Chaos - Punk Invasion

Long time ago I heard a punk band. Never heard this band although they exist over ten years. All shit things didn't break the band but smash harder in 2002. 22 Songs that trash, chaos vocals, smash guitars with filthy leads, the usual punk lyrics and topics and two covers of Exploited and Twister Sister. Yeah, Twisted Fuckin Sister! Funny album to...

26/02/2009

Via Mistica - Testamentum (In Hora Mortis Nostre)

Debut CD from this Polish gothic doom act. The main vocals are clean female and she is the opposite of the male growls. I am not so charmed of the female voice in every song, it is anoying me. The melodies are floating by using keys and even a cello, also slow and interrupted riffs and a lot of changes in the songstructures. The songs show melancho...

26/02/2009

Khallice - The Journey

The group worked very even to get finally to throw your debut album called The Journey. Progressive Metal is the chosen ethyl for the band to be made. Talking about the disk The Journey, I was surprised for the resonant quality, technique and versatility demonstrated in the music. Prog Metal is with certainty one of the most complex and difficult s...

26/02/2009

Ahumado Granujo - Chemical Holocaust

Another sick album from these Czech techno grind bastards. Insane inhuman vocals over some heavy grind tunes. Tempo is not that high but it swings. Melodies are catchy and have some grooves. Combining it with some techno intermezzo interludes that flows into the songs. At the end you get two bonus computerized songs that can be played on a techno p...

26/02/2009