Absolute Defiance - Systematic Terror Decimation

Absolute Defiance is known as Vile but had to change their name due to the american Vile. This did not mean that the style has changed. It is still US death metal like Dying Fetus and Skinless. Double bass loops are flying over, groovy guitar riffs and brutal low voice. The lyrics deal with the suffering of people. You won't regret to get this albu...

09/03/2002

Inner War - The Profane Vulgar

The debut CD of this two death metal piece. Old members of Shredded Corpse who continue to play old school death metal and try to be melodic. And they succeed. Great drumming, brutal voice (could use more variety in the vocal lines), melodic riffing. Interesting part of this CD is that their first demo (2000) is included as bonus tracks. So if you...

09/03/2002

Karnak - Melodies Of Sperm Composed

The intro really got on my nerves when I pushed the play button. But then follows 8 songs of very good techno death with influences from grind, jazz, black etc. Nothing is strange to use. Just like the early Sadist the songs go from one corner to the other. Heavy parts, slower parts, guitar leads, keyboard atmospheric parts etc. Too much to mention...

26/02/2002

Kaizen - Supporting Continual Improvement

A 5 song EP from this French band with a Japanese name. They are around since 1994 so they play solid. Their music is a mixture between death metal and hardcore. More to hardcore with influences from Fear Factory, Messuggah, Pantera and Sepultura. So you hear brutal songs but yet powerful with a own use of electronics and sampes. Nothing spectacula...

07/01/2002

Aendria - The Saturnine Daughter

This is a demo MCD from a guy named Yanik. He forms this one man band and so is playing all the instruments and vocals. And I must say he is doing a nice job. On this MCD there are five songs and a ghost song. All showing a kind of elektro dark metal. The first two songs are short in time and expected to be longer running. The tracks show a variety...

02/12/2001

Obscene - Extreme 2001

Another release from Obscene with a really obscene cover artwork. Obscene organizes every year an extreme festival in the Czech Republic. And every year there comes a compilation CD on the market with lots of extreme bands. If I give you names like Inhume, Fleshless, Ingrowing, Isacaarum, Sanatorium, Utopie and Cripple Bastards you know enough. All...

15/11/2001

Hirax - Barrage Of Noise

Fuck you, you crossover wannabees! Hirax (yes the legendary Hirax) is back on the streets with their fifth release. Most brutal songs in their existence. They play better and more mature than on "Raging Violence" (although that was a classic LP). Listen to on eof their best songs ever and my fav of this album "Walk with Death". Mighty double bass l...

26/10/2001

Satans Penguins - Birds of Darkness

What kind of a name is this? Is satanism infiltrated among these fluffy creatures? It is hard to take this band serious when you also read the lyrics of influences by Batman, the Smurfs and Penguins. But according their bio they are serious only having a different kind of perspective of the reality. Well, they play some kind of BM aggressive par...

25/10/2001

Blessed In Sin - Par Le Sang Du Christ (Opus Luciferi)

This is the second album from one of the oldest BM bands in France. Hailing from 1993 they released 3 demos, the first album "Melancholia" and now their new one "Par Le Sang..". An album full of dark, strong and facinating songs. A lot of variation in the songs, fast parts that are interrupted but slow mystical spheres. Some lyrics are in French to...

23/10/2001

CIAFF - The Southern Command Of Violence

Italy not only known from Pizza and Mobsters but now a point on the map for brutal maniacs CIAFF. A mixture of brutal death, hardcore and extreme hip hop. CIAFF delivers highly structured crossover songs that makes you jump, slam, sing along etc. Including a cover from Blur! Enrico (from the brutal core band Undertakers) is doing the vocals, Butch...

16/10/2001

Zorn - Schwarz Metall

Not an original album title but it gives you an idea of what to expect. An ear assault with fast drumming, infernal vocals, venomous guitar leads, aggression in the vein of Beherit, Darkthrone and old Gogoroth. Zorn is a german band with german lyrics. Some members also have other projects running but Zorn is a serious band where they all can spew...

09/10/2001

Gory Blister - Brand New Promo

Like the title says it is a brand new promo with three songs. After their MCD "Cognitive Sinergy" and their full length "Art Bleeds" this is a continuing progression of their medolic technical death attack. A little in the style of Death but not a copy! Not strange that they supported Death in their country Italy. These three songs show that Gory B...

09/10/2001

Manipulated Slaves - The Legendary Black Jade

From the land of the rising sun comes Manipulated Slaves. Being around since 1994 they play aggressive melodic metal in the vein of the 80's. With guest vocals of Johan Liiva (ex Arch Enemy). This is their second album with 9 tracks of melodic extreme metal with great guitar leads, double bass pounding and clear vocals. If you like the 80's metal w...

09/10/2001

Melechesh - As Jerusalem Burns Al'Intisar

This is the first release from Melechesh originally released in 1996 but now released as a digipack with two bonus tracks and a CDROM track. When you know their second hymn Djinn you know what to expect only more primitive. Melechesh plays BM with influences from the old stories of Mesopotamia. Technical furious BM with a lot af variety in the song...

20/09/2001

Jeel - As Morning Turns To Day

Maybe the name JEEL does not ring a bell but when you knwo that the started out as JegErEnLampe you now know where the name comes from. Having their debut "Dying Dreams" I kow what to expect only this album is more mature. Death Metal in an intense and raw energy, mostly mid tempo with 2 fast track (and my favs). Jeel is a band that can climb the s...

18/09/2001