Texas Murder Crew - Wrapped In Their Blood

Texas Murder Crew's 2020 debut EP, "Everyone's Last Breath", was a huge deal for the underground brutal death scene upon its release. The EP showcased a fresh take on the genre with its annihilating drumming, sickening vocals and heavily praised in general for being Devourment's own Kevin Clark's latest project as he brought his guitar and backing...

05/04/2022

Catalyst - II

Just 4 years after their 1st successful EP, Belgium’s prog death group Catalyst are back with the simply titled album “II.” Though there isn’t too much to go off of here (just like the predecessor), the band still delivers some solid mix of death metal, progressive metal, and even touches of metalcore for a well rounded EP. Granted, this isn’t goin...

04/04/2022

Symbtomy - Demo 2

Symbtomy's "Demo #2" is a 2022, 18-minute-long release from the international trio with members hailing from the UK and Czech Republic. The demo is a short burst of death metal adrenaline, mostly contributing to that of the old-school, melodic essence of the genre as if At The Gates were having an affair with Death. Whilst the band's previous demo...

30/03/2022

Scalpture - Feldwarts

Scalpture come from Germany and "Feldwarts" is their third full-length album. What you will find here are nine tracks of relentless old-school death metal. The opening track 'To End All Wars' strikes with precision and brutality reminiscent of the sound of Bolt Thrower or Hail Of Bullets. The audio bashing continues with the French titled 'Ils...

29/03/2022

Defechate - Unbounded

Defechate are a rather interesting 2 man death metal group from Italy. On their debut full length “Unbonded” the band at first seems to come off as a typical death grind, but with their rather introspective song titles and loaded groove into each song, the music is actually not quite the noisefest one would think. Yes, the music hits hard at times...

28/03/2022

Lesson In Violence - The Thrashfall Of Mankind

When dealing with an obvious of a title as “The Thrashfall Of Mankind,” one should know what to expect from Germany’s new-ish metal group Lesson in Violence. While their album art and title is pretty bold in stating they are a thrash metal group, the real question is which successes and pitfalls of thrash will they follow? Well from the opening tra...

23/03/2022

Ohio Slamboys - Chop x Drill x Kill

There's no rules when it comes to making the music behind Ohio Slamboys, as proven on their latest album offering, "Chop x Drill x Kill". The album is over thirty minutes of pure slamming intensity; a blissful wet dream for those who seek out the most underground and savage sounding in new musical extremities. Whilst the overall term for slamming d...

22/03/2022

Tralineate - Parasites

The new work by Chris Sanders under the moniker of Tralineate is difficult to assimilate (and therefore very interesting). "Parasites" is the second album by the one man band from Topeka, Kansas after the one released in 2017. Tralineate accompany us on this long journey called "Parasites" with their progressive death of a thousand shades. It...

21/03/2022

Xicution - For The World Beyond

Almost 8 years after their first album, Germany’s death groove group Xicution is back with their third full length. The album is full of plenty of heavy hitting riffs that sound just at home on a Six Feet Under or Torture Killer album with some Cannibal Corpse mixed in, so expect quite a bit of a 90s/ early 2000s death metal sound from these guys....

18/03/2022

Neuropsy - Vivisection Of The Demented

New EP for the Portuguese Neuropsy, a very prolific death metal band from the compositional point of view that comes with this "Vivisection Of The Demented" to their second EP after the debut "Plagues Ov Egypt" in 2017. Neuropsy also have assets a full lenght released promptly the following year (2018) entitled "Surpassing Rational Comprehension".A...

17/03/2022

Mesentery - Soulfucker

Mesentery has been on a bit of a hiatus for almost 10 years, and now they are back with a fresh, vicious attitude on their album “Soulfucker.” The music is somewhat of a cross between death metal and groove metal- listeners will hear traces of anywhere from Devildriver to older In Flames to Carcass in it. The melodic quality of the guitars keeps up...

16/03/2022

Abrasive - Edge Of Darkness

This time is the turn of a German brutal death metal band which is Abrasive. They're active since 1999. Their last album "Edge Of Darkness" is their sixth full-length album released few days ago via Rebirth The Metal Productions on CDs and digital platforms. By the way, from the beginning of the first track, you can hear and feel the old school...

15/03/2022

Grand Harvest - Consummatum Est

“Consummatum Est” is the debut from Sweden’s death doom group Grand Harvest. Shrouded in despair and anonymity with most of the members only have initials for their names, listeners should expect a healthy mix of slow, drawn out melancholy and faster, heavier pummeling death metal that will appeal to those who enjoy groups anywhere from Novembers D...

14/03/2022

Fumigation - Structural Extermination

The Canadian death metal pest control is back with a new atrocity. The play button is pushed and after the “You have a roach on your neck” line… all hell breaks loose! Quick intro track filled with crazy guitar licks, heavy as fuck riffs and a super low guttural growling sewer. Their first full length of 2013 gave out a really groovy-technical...

11/03/2022

Barbarian Prophecies - Horizon

Barbarian Prophecies have been around for a while (almost 21 years) so despite only have albums about for about 11 of those years, they’ve got quite a cult following and a lot of expectations to live up to. On their fifth full length “Horizon” this Spain based group change things up a bit by going in a more progressive direction, but still retain t...

10/03/2022