Darxtar - We Came Too Late

Darxtar comes from Sweden and is playing stoner rock for more than 15 years. Songs that are leaning against poppy 70s rock songs. Clean vocals, mid tempo songs and slight heavy guitars with nice spacy leads. Songs that bring you back years ago and they surely would fit the alternative popcharts easily. This album comes as a 12 track CD and 10 track...

26/02/2009

Four Seats For Invalides - Defy

Existing since 1992 and now delivering their third album. The band plays grind metal with influences from other styles. But don't most band do that? FSFI is ramming 16 tracks in a half hour in high tempo. The songs have some breaks to slower or even faster parts. 2 Styled vocals over a drumcomputer (and some other programming stuff) and distorted g...

26/02/2009

Human Bloodfeast - She Cums Gutted

Ahhh, another band from a place that I still think of as home. Human Bloodfeast are from Regensburg Bavaria Germany (I lived in Wurzburg ). "She Cums Gutted" is...... well that title alone should tell what kind of music this is. It sure as shit isnt Las Vegas Showroom. Still want a discription... okokok. Human Bloodfeast is a sick, vestering swill...

26/02/2009

Insidious Decrepancy - Decadent Orgy Of Atrocious Suffering

First points are in for the great coverart from Zig! Now the music of Insidious Decrepancy. There is one bandmember called Shawn Whitaker and he recorded this album in 2001 and dedicated to Dimebag who was murdered in 2004. Insidious Decrepancy fills this 35 minutes with brutal death metal. Deep gutter vocallines over raging guitars (where are the...

26/02/2009

Mourning Beloveth - The Sullen Sulcus

This type of music (doom) is so depressive you wanna cry or maybe, better to kill yourself. Mourning Beloveth plays 6 tracks in 65 minutes! In those minutes you get the whole thing you paid for. The songs are well written and structured. The tempo is slow but there is enough variety to keep the tension in the long duration. The vocals are deep, mel...

26/02/2009

Nocturnal - Arrival Of The Carnivore

Ahha, what have we got in the blender tonight? Well, it taste a bit to Destruction, with a flavour Exodus, a nip of Sodom and a touch of Kreator. You need it shaken but ot stirred in a Nuclear Assault glass and you get this cocktail Nocturnal from Germany (were else?). Do you still drink your beer with your fist in the air, wear bulletbelts, leathe...

26/02/2009

Salacious Gods - Piene

Third album of one of the most destructive black metal bands from Holland. With adding a second guitarplayer the musical direction is much aggressive than before. The songs are raging on a continues high speed level with few mid tempo breaks. But the guitars are indeed heavy and with full force. Vocals are hellish and raw and with some titles in a...

26/02/2009

The County Medical Examiners - Olidous Operattas

The County Medical Examiners are a rather sinister brand of goregrind who have a knack for giving listeners the feeling of being toe-tagged and body-bagged!!! The good doctors are heavily influenced by early Carcass and one of them is rumored to be a former member of the band Exhumed. The musicians in TCME go by pseydonyms and their true identities...

26/02/2009

Total Death - Desolate Recollections

Total Death (Ecuador) is existing since 1991 and made 2 full length albums so far. On "Desolate Recollections" the band is exposing nine tunes in a melodic death metal collection with dark doom touches. Mostly mid tempo songs with breaks to faster parts. They even use a more of acoustic way to play. Raw vocals that are narrating, screaming or real...

26/02/2009

Vicious - Vile, Vicious & Victorious

Debut CD from this thrash death metal band from Sweden. The songs they play are a nice blend of the different styles and resulting in heavy, aggressive and melodic songs. Variation in tempo, dominating guitars, low vocals and clear production make the album energetic and it could no harm to check it out yourself. Don't expect some new inventions bu...

26/02/2009

A.I.D.S. - Syndrome Of The End Approaching

"Syndrome Of The End Approaching" is an album released on vinyl only. So when I say "album,"I can really mean it! This album is replete withcatchy anthems, razor guitars, expert drum work, and vocals with an old school ferocity. The first comparison that comes to my mind is Xasthur, as "A.I.D.S." like Xasthuris a one-man black metal tour de forc...

26/02/2009

Concours Circuit 2007 Rock Dur - Compilation

Compilations can be a great way to discover new bands... or they can be a really bad source of forgettable tunes. This is the latter. When a band does the screaming verse/soft chorus I am immediately turned off and think that someone in the studio wants to show the world that the group is capable of radio success... It's tired, boring, uninspired p...

26/02/2009

Desaster - Angelwhore

Hello, it's the evil motherfuckers from Desaster (Germany). Blackening the earth since 1998 this is their new release called Angelwhore. As you can see this is definitely not a commercial release. This disk contains the haunting thrashing blackmetal you can expect from a band like this. Mostly old-school riffs in between mid and up tempo varying fr...

26/02/2009

Drain Of Impurity -Sordid Acts Of Torture

Drain Of Impurity is a side project from Batu of Turkish Cenotaph. If you are familiar with Cenotaph you know what to expect. Ultra sick death grind with no respect for your existence. 7 Songs that totally erase your respect for humanity. If you are into the sick and twisted than contact Batu to get this piece of torture slaughter! No more words ne...

26/02/2009

Eternal - Satanic Templars Of The Dark Age

Spawned in the winter of 2001 these brutal French death metal band has now risen with this MCD. 4 Tracks of unrelenting death metal. Deep growling vocals, bass drum attacks and furious but yet melodic guitarriffing. Almost 20 minutes of devastation. Tempo is high but with slamming mid tempo breaks. Very nice MCD and curious what they are doing now...

26/02/2009