Ruttenskalle - Skin ‘em Alive

Ruttenskalle is the solo old school death metal project of Paulo Soares from Portugal. The sound is raw, grim, and evil, hailing back to the late 90s style of Dismember and Grave. The music is pretty basic with slow to mid paced riffs, a lot of distortion, vocals that switch between cavernous growls and mid range snarls with a healthy dose of drumm...

08/11/2021

Pillars Of Autumn - Sodomizer II

As a genre, the deathcore sphere has moments of absolute, crushing brutality and a top-notch production that may lead a band to second stage festival bills at most. Often the genre restricts itself into such a nanoscopic product of basic chugging riffs, slow breakdowns and two different styles of primary screamed vocals. However, the last few years...

04/11/2021

Stabbing - Ravenous Psychotic Onslaught

Pleasant surprise for these Stabbing, brutal death metal band from the boundless lands of Texas. Formed during this 2021, the girls/boys come from multiple experiences that in this EP ("Ravenous Psychotic Onslaught") of only four pieces built well for the future. It's hard to believe that behind the microphone of this guttural band there is actu...

02/11/2021

Teitan - Vákuum

For those looking for a rather esoteric sound in black metal, solo artist Marquis and his band Teitan present a haphazard sound akin to the like of mid era Mayhem and Deathspell Omega with his new EP “Vákuum.” There are only 5 tracks here but each one is rich in varied sound, so there is tons of depth to the music. ‘The Grinding Teeth Of The Whe...

01/11/2021

Syridas - Awaken

“Awaken” is the debut full length from Czechia’s melodic death metal outfit, Syridas. Just started earlier this year the group is a relative unknown in the metal underground, but has a sound that should garner much attention. While a lot of melo death groups like Soilwork, Arch Enemy, and Dark Tranquillity have kind of set the standard for melo dea...

27/10/2021

Conjureth - Majestic Dissolve

"Majestic Dissolve" is the debut album of these (unfortunately unknown to me) Conjureth, a Californian band that will entrust its work to the increasingly attentive Memento Mori, a label specialized in this type of sound. The band was born in 2018 by releasing two demos (which will then be resumed on vinyl) released in the course of the past year;...

26/10/2021

Pazuzu - Oath Of Unholy Sacrilege

Costa Rica’s Pazuzu have unleashed a small compilation album spanning their work since 2017 and onward that consists of split albums, demos, and one live album. The result is just raw, old school death doom that sounds like a mix of very early Paradise Lost meets Dismember meets Gatecreeper. The sound just oozes with simplicity and yet it works ver...

25/10/2021

Eastwood - Antibiose

Playin fast and working slow since 2012. This is what these German-French power-violence freaks claim they’re at, in their Bandcamp page. Now… if you take into account that “Antibiose” took two years to be recorded and the recordings were spread in two countries and six cities, the “working slow” part is absolutely right! On the “playin fast” part…...

21/10/2021

Vengeful 187 - War Neurosis

Vengeful 187's debut album, "War Neurosis" is a pummelling, beatdown obsessed record which angrily slaps more times than your local stripper. The record focuses on themes of war, life in the trenches and the post traumatic experience that follows. Whilst this isn't always obvious nor expected within a beatdown album, the message is portrayed enough...

20/10/2021

Centenary - Death… The Final Frontier

Second full length for the Americans Centenary, a Detroit band that has been active for less than ten years but with already two albums, an EP and a demo behind it. "Death… The Final Frontier" is an old school death metal album in the veins of first Entombed and bands close to that kind of 90's sound. Raw and dirty sound at the right point, rhyt...

19/10/2021

Perveration - Perversion In Manifest Disease

The new pride of Comatose Music in brutal death-slam is called Perveration and comes from Indonesia. A two piece band that just released its first full length so let us sink deep into it. Each band that respects itself starts an album using a sample of agonizing pain on humanity. Following that protocol, the screams of agony are succeeded by heavy...

18/10/2021

Borboropsis - Decorticated Burial Of Delirium

Borboropsis are a group from Ohio that is a bit of a side project for the members of blackened thrash outfit Flesh Warfare. For those who know of Flesh Warfare, the sound to be expected from Borboropsis is very different, but very exciting. While this EP only has 3 tracks to share, each one is steeped in a rich death doom, sound that might be a bit...

12/10/2021

Denial of Death - Unholy Trinity

“Unholy Trinity” is the debut EP from solo act Denial Of Death from Germany. Spearheaded by Glauber Autaide who performs the vocals, guitars, keyboards, bass and drums there is a lot to expect from one person doing all the work. The result is a mix of symphonic black metal mixed with death metal here and there for a sound that is much like Old Man’...

11/10/2021

Hranice Abyss - Aphagy

Groove and thunder is what listeners will get with the EP from Hranice Abyss. Hailing from Brazil this death thrash hybrid slaughters ears with their debut mini album “Aphagy.” With the tone of the guitars, drums, and vocals, one will definitely draw comparisons to groups like Belphegor. The vocals switch between the deep growls or the higher pitch...

06/10/2021

Spiritual Deception - Oxymoron

This time I want to review Spiritual Deception band's new Ep. Spiritual Deception is an Italian technical death metal band which is active since 2016. This EP is called "Oxymoron". First track is 'Hidden In Consciousness' which begins with an aggressive attack and it sound like the band Origin to me, except this band uses different scales on the...

05/10/2021