Vivisect - Barbaric Death

Vivisect’s latest slab of old school death metal isn’t really anything new, but rather a compilation of what they’ve done so far since their inception in 2019. This New Jersey based group have a demo and EP out so far with 1 split and give fans a rather rare glimpse at their work in cassette form only (so far) on Nihilistic Holocaust in a gritty, p...

07/11/2022

Exilium Noctis - Fragments Of Apocalypse

Exilium Noctis hail from Greece and “Fragments Of Apocalypse” is their debut album. A sound rooted deeply in the more 90s melodic black metal scene with references to the likes of Cradle Of Filth, Dimmu Borgir, and even Emperor, there is a certain balance of ferocity and beauty with the music. Utilizing ferocious riffs mixed with cello and keyboard...

01/11/2022

Sublation - The Path To Bedlam

U.S. based blackened death group Sublation has been around longer than some might think. Originally under the name Fisthammer back in 2008, they recently changed names and went on a bit of a hiatus before coming back with a new attitude and vision. A 2 man effort led by Max Svalgard on vocals, guitars, and bass while Danny Piselli is on drums, they...

31/10/2022

Autophagy - Bacteriophage

First official album for Autophagy, old school death metal band from Portland, Oregon. After a first demo dated 2018, year of formation of the band, this "Bacteriophage" arrives under Pulverised Records, an excellent business card for this band.Not entirely unknown in the musical field, among the ranks of Autophagy we see a certain Adam Wheeler who...

27/10/2022

In Grief - An Eternity Of Misery

In Grief hail from Italy and recently have been active since 2020. Debuting with their full length “An Eternity Of Misery” in early September of 2022 this three piece doom band is very much like early My Dying Bride and Paradise Lost with a focus on harsh, snarled vocals, mournful melodies driven by guitar and keyboards/ violins with the support of...

26/10/2022

Kanine - Karnage

Possible Mortal Kombat obsessives, Kanine, deliver a unique blend of modern deathcore and death metal with a debut heavier than the planets above. The debut album "Karnage" opens with an eerie, static-like intro that blends into 'Furie' - the first track of many to squash the brains of its listener as the band bravely attempt their version on an ov...

25/10/2022

Cimmerian Possession - Sadistic Storm

Cimmerian Possession’s very brief debut, “Sadistic Storm,” is surely a force to be reckoned with their raw, almost crust death metal form. A bit of Gatecreeper meets faster Immolation for 4 tracks of just sheer face stomping music. Tracks like ‘Castles’ are brimming with ferocious riffs and pounding drums with a sense of old school hardcore in...

24/10/2022

Eufobia - Madness

Eufobia (translating as fear of good in Greek) have been around since 2003. A four piece from Bulgaria these guys are pretty well seasoned with three albums under their belt for their career, and after a six year gap album no. 4 “Madness” is ready to rear its ugly head. While defined as death metal one could say they are certainly more of a groove...

20/10/2022

Sermon Of Mockery - Crippler Crossface Murder Suicide

Sermon Of Mockery’s new EP, “Crippler Crossface Murder Suicide”, is a dive deep into the depths of madness, and the brutalities of this all too familiar state of mind. 'The Snakehead Epidemic' starts things off with an in-your-face blast beat, which throws you right into the midst of chaos. The riffs are fairly traditional of the given genre with a...

19/10/2022

Revolting - The Terror Threshold

"The Terror Threshold" is the second full-length album of Rogga Johansson's Revolting. Originally released in 2010 by Razorback records, now in 2022, the record is being re-released on a vinyl for the first time by the Dutch label Doc-Records. If you know Revolting (and Rogga's projects as a whole) you should know what to expect - nothing but...

18/10/2022

Extinction Agenda - Inter Arma Silent Leges

Extinction Agenda is one of those ‘one album wonder’ speed thrash bands in the early 2000s that never really took of running and faded into obscurity. Only releasing and EP and a demo between 2004 and 2007 before splitting up, it seems recently that the Massachusetts band has reformed and done a few shows, so it is only fitting that their music be...

17/10/2022

Absentation - Reflections

For the first time I hear about a band from Syria, certainly a country not really inclined to accept a certain kind of mentality that lies behind a metal band. From the information I found online, Absentation were the first Syrian death metal band to release an album.Project born from the minds of the multi-instrumentalist Salah Alghalayeeni, this...

13/10/2022

Voluntary Mortification - Suffer To Rise

‘Christian metal’ is a bit of an oxymoron, specifically when the term metal is usually associated when referring to anti-Christian themes and ideals. Bands anywhere from Deicide to Immolation have thrown down the gauntlet and dragged Christian ideals through the mud, so it is very surprising and daring when a band- let alone a death metal/ deathcor...

12/10/2022

Baalzagoth - Morbid Persecutions

Baalzagoth’s debut full length “Morbid Persecutions” is 40 minutes of modern churning death metal. These five Polish monikers take cues from the likes of groups such as Behemoth and Belphegor to create mid paced, crushing blackened death metal. The album is like a slow march till death with ferocious vocals, chugging riffs, thunderous drumming, and...

11/10/2022

Slaughterday - Tyrants Of Doom

Slaughterday is a German duo, Jens Fingers – guitars and bass, and Bernd Reiners – vocals and drums, since 2010, from Leer, Lower Saxony, who present us their fourth album "Tyrants Of Doom" through the label F.D.A. Records, coming out on September 23.The style of this band is death metal without more, with all the nuances of this genre, dark parts,...

10/10/2022