Cyphonism - Cosmic Voidance

Cyphonism is a band from Wolfsburg, Germany, that plays death metal influenced by modern styles of the genre and with touches of classic death metal. Formed in 2011, in 2014 they made their debut with EP “Cyphonism”, with good reviews, maybe darker than the following works. In 2016, and after some changes in the line up, came their debut album “Obs...

03/05/2022

Dead Chasm - Dead Chasm

Fresh on the death metal scene from Italy, the debut EP from Dead Chasm as their self titled effort embaces the old school death metal route of the early 90s groups such as Immolation or Incantation with 4 tracks of dark, sludgy riffs that walk the line between death and doom metal. Opening with slow churn riffs and heavy distortion before picking...

02/05/2022

Silent Leges Inter Arma - Ad Plures Ire

Silent Leges Inter Arma are a rather interesting black metal group from Germany, aside from their obscurity in the two band members’ names being just initials, but when one hears them they come off a lot more than just the average black metal style. In fact, one could easily consider these guys melodic blackened death metal with how well they blend...

27/04/2022

SoulCarrion - Infernal Agony

What we have here are two people from Poland who attack the world with their debut full-length album. Greg (lead guitars) and Michal (rhythm guitars, bass, drum programming) together with the session vocalist Mateusz Sibila have created nine tracks of darkened death metal with plenty of heavy riffs and (alas) programmed drums. SoulCarrion combine t...

26/04/2022

Invisible Control - Created In Chaos

“Created In Chaos” is the debut full length from Brazilian prog death metal outfit Invisible Control. Recently active since 2020 with a few singles unleashed over the years, their sound can be compared to the likes or Arch Enemy or Once Human with stead mid paced growls, plenty of excellent guitar work, and some touches of progressive elements to m...

25/04/2022

Crown Magnetar - Alone In Death

Unique Leader Records have really pulled the cat out of the bag with their excellent roster containing some of the most intense bands on the planet. Crown Magnetar being one of their most recent signings, with their latest EP release of "Alone In Death" hitting early 2022 harder than a boulder to the human body. With an album and EP already under t...

21/04/2022

Ancient Settlers - Our Last Eclipse

Ancient Settlers, formed recently in 2020, demonstrate what a well rounded mix of influences from around the world (specifically the USA, Venezuela, Finland, Spain, and Portugal) can come up with. Ancient Settlers’ debut album is a mix of melo death metalcore, and the best comparison with them can be considered a cross between Killswitch Engage and...

20/04/2022

Beyond Mortal Dreams - Abomination Of The Flames

Absolutely prestigious album this "Abomination Of The Flames" by southern Australians Beyond Mortal Dreams, a band active since 1992 under the name of Suffering. Almost 14 years after the previous full length, this new work arrives like a bolt from the blue in our hi fi. 7 songs for a total of 40 minutes of phenomenal brutality and riffing. If...

19/04/2022

Vanir - Sagas

Associated with mighty Gods and bloodthirsty warriors, old tales are being spoken again by the Danish band Vanir, formed in 2009 by music loving metalheads with a viking melodic folk metal sound the group has since released five studio albums, beginning with a demo in 2010. "Jörgmungandr" was quickly followed up by "Særimners Kød" a year later. Whe...

18/04/2022

Bellgrave - Back As King

Germany’s Bellgrave are a surprising underground return from the dead since 2017, so their sixth full length album “Back As King” is very properly entitled. Featuring the return of their original vocalist, song titles and lyrics back in English instead of German, and a claim to a new ‘hard rock’ sound, listeners may not be sure what to expect from...

14/04/2022

Emasculated Vituperation - Rape Trauma Syndrome

When you see a release from Brutal Mind Records, your mind automatically hovers around something close to brutal death metal. It has to be nasty, disgustingly poetic and super heavy. Terms that follow this new, first full length from Emasculated Vituperation. The freshmen from Taiwan have nailed it. Only one year of life and yet they managed to cre...

13/04/2022

Corrupter - Descent Into Madness

2 man death metal group Corrupter finally unleash their dismal death metal debut on the world after a quick formation in 2021, and it is 30 minutes of French old school 90s musical hell. Raw, grim, with little flair or room for progressive elements, this is pretty much lo fi brutality on the ear in the vein of Incantation, Immolation, and even a bi...

12/04/2022

Analepsy - Quiescence

It's a difficult task maintaining a rising band that's had as much success from their debut album as Analepsy have been blessed with, whist also having their frontman/axeman quit the band during the Covid worldwide struggle. "Atrocities From Beyond" was not only a major success for the band, but also for the brutal death metal scene as a whole. Its...

11/04/2022

Cataleptic - The Tragedy

After two epic heavy albums, Finland’s death doom group Cataleptic seem to have restrained themselves a bit for their third full length entitled “The Tragedy.” Still focusing on a historical/ philosophical standpoint like their previous works, the music is still drawn out epics but no track scales past 15 minutes this time. While fans are given mor...

08/04/2022

Vulnificus - Invocation

First official EP for Vulnificus, a band born just over a year ago and formed by the multi-instrumentalist Wilson Sherels and the singer Eston Browne (for the more attentive ex-singer of the progressive death metaller Gigan). "Invocation" is therefore the band's first official work to be released via New Standard Elite, 18 minutes of old schoo...

07/04/2022