Total Fucking Destruction - Zen And The Art Of Total Fucking Destruction

Total Fucking Destruction, doesnt exactly sound like something that comes from the city of brotherley love! Of Crouse I am talking about Philly-otherwise known as Killadelphia! Home to Relapse Records-one of the heaviest labels ever, the greatest in the world come from Philly, and historicaly its the Birthplace of America! TFD play grinding, insane...

26/02/2009

Vidharr - Rising From Abyss

This first demo is from 2005 while the bands ideas are from 2003. Vidharr hails from Italy and plays black metal in a raw sound. With 3 tracks (of which is 1 cover) and an outro it clock 14 minutes. But why a cover? Anyway, the demo starts of with a fast track and stops radically to flow into a peaceful midpart and then hit off again to do it again...

26/02/2009

Kiju - Nothing To Play For

Debut CD of Kiju, a neurotic mixture of hardcore and thrash. Heavy guitarriffing with a few leads, the rough screamy vocals and the hardhitting drums with double bass blasts. A massive wall of sound is created by this quintet. The songs are not only stamping but there are some clean and slower parts build in. Tracks 5 and 10 are delicious pieces of...

26/02/2009

Airged L'Amh - The Silver Arm

From Greece comes this epic folk metal. Classic metal with clean male vocals who is backed with multiple vocals. The guitars are dominant and they are riffing fanatik with nice leads and the drums are stamping. The whole album is based on a concept of an ancient battlefield. Airged L'Amh (The Silver Arm) is obssessed by battles from the past and it...

26/02/2009

Confusion Gods - Darkened

This Italian quintet have taken executed an excellent body of songs, taking the best elements of Thrash Metal guitar and drum attacks, Death Metal vocals and Blackening them an evil infestation of lyrics. 7 Songs guarenteed to bring out the darkness inside any metal fan. Confusion God have taken already great music, and have made something all ther...

26/02/2009

Desensitised / Peach Her - Split CD

On this split CD you can find Desensitised (Holland) and Peach Her (France). Desensitised kicks off with 5 new tracks after their nice MCD "Thriving On Carnage". The development can be heard in the tighter played songs. Still brutal style with low vocals of which the girlie backup one is deeper. Different temposongs with massive guitars. Good prog...

26/02/2009

Dr. Doom - Dr. Doom

Get ready, get set, get your ass beat!! Here cums Dr. Doom!! This Dutch outfitt produces grindcore that runs with the best of ‘em. Reed Richards aint shit! Taking all the classic punk influenced grindiness and using black, death, and every other kind of metal to fill in the gaps. Creating 8 songs that will influence you to rip off that damn suit an...

26/02/2009

Eternal Reign - Forbidden Path

Another german powermetal band Eternal Reign deliver their second full length. But not JUST another german powermetal band. This has quite an honest and characteristic sound. And of course in this genre it's hard to create original riffs but you can also distinguish yourself by adding the right touch to the songs. There's a great drive in all the s...

26/02/2009

Haemorrhage - Visions From The Morgue (DVD)

First DVD from this Spanish sickos. On this disc there are clips (Mortuary Riot, Virulent Massnecropsy and Unlock The Morgue), live footage (1996, 1999, 2000 and 2002) and extras as pics, bio and disco. The quality of the live gigs are not alwyas good but it is giving a nice impression of the band on stage. Tight and grinding. And especially the in...

26/02/2009

Little Dead Bertha - Way Of Blind

It seems that Little Dead Bertha is one of the eldest metal bands in Russia. Track 8 is originally recorded in 1994, so who knows. They started as a thrash band but nowadays they play more melodic death metal with doom elements. Nice tempo songs that are indeed melodic, deep vocals, female vocals and the guitars are duelling with the keyboard frequ...

26/02/2009

Medium - Blinder

In Cuba they are not only making sigars but fucking death metal too! Medium is a band that plays speed tempo death metal with sensitive passages to get your breath again. Good dual guitarriffs with some nice leads from a guest guitarist! Heavy beating drums. The vocals are aggressive and enjoyable. 8 Songs that are a pleasure to listen to so I am g...

26/02/2009

Pathogen - Bloodline

Pathogen released their debut demo in 1996 and now in 2005 they release their debut album. On this album new songs and songs from their 2 demos. With an easy going interlude this disc starts off quietly but the next songs shows more power. Double bass, angry sounding vocals and melodic twin guitars. Swedish death metal mixed with some epic edges. A...

26/02/2009

Ramesses - We Will Lead You To Glorious Times

Ramesses is a doom metal band that is now releasing this disc with 4 songs and two videolips. The songs can be found on earlier work. The songs are slow, crushing guitars, deep vocals and the songs have a certain groove. They call it wargrooves themselves. Long tracks and the 4th one is almost 12 minutes. The videos have a nice visual impact.

26/02/2009

Showstripsilence - Monsters And Humans

The band was formed in the winter of 2003 by two members from the hardcore band Consequence and complete by a nu metal drummer and guitarist. So when I tell you that the band plays rock n roll you also know which other influences can be heard. Yes hardcore and nu metal melting into emo rock. This is an album that wants to score a hit on MTV with a...

26/02/2009

Stigmhate - Satisfied By The Cruelty

Italian Stigmhate is delivering their debut in a mixture of raw black and technical death. The songs are not blasting the whole 35 minutes but there also passages of melody and even some folk elements. The vocals are raw, but may have some more variation. Overall the songs are nice to listen to and due to the fact that they are technical played and...

26/02/2009