Reviews written by: Colin McNamara

Reviews

Nerocapra - La Serpe In Seno

<p>Nerocapra are a three piece from Italy that perform a very raw style of Death Metal that has that old school feel to it in the vein of Dismember or Bloodbath meets Necrophobic. Expect a very noisy sound, almost Grindcore-esque, that is ugly yet catchy. “La Serpe In Seno” is the band’s 4th full length album and also the one that took their longes...

17/01/2024

Insurrection - Exiled To Earth

<p>So here we have a small release from the Netherlands based 4 piece, Insurrection. While barely 20 minutes of music, “Exiled To Earth” is a good introduction for those who have not heard their full length which was released back in 2019. Blending the sounds of early Soilwork, Act of Denial, and Children of Bodom this is a pretty much a chock full...

16/01/2024

Walking Corpse - Our Hands, Your Throat

<p>Transcending Obscurity Records is rather known for their more prolific ‘Dissonant Metal’ artists. From Serpent of Old with its epic, Ulcerate inspired crushing force to the more old school Dismember sounding Vomitheist, listeners come to these guys for the loud, twisted, and obscured. Very similar to I, Voidhanger records but they are reeaallly...

15/01/2024

Frakasm - And So The Blood Was Shed

<p>Great Dane Records have themselves another fantastic release from France’s Frakasm just 6 years after their debut on the label. These guys started out in 2015 and have been churning out a great blend of brutal but melodic Death Metal style since 2017. Heavy yet technical, ear scorching yet catchy, this five piece (though the status of their drum...

09/01/2024

Colin’s top 10 for BRUTALISM 2023

<p>So here we have another year gone by, and it is has been a strange one. Let alone that BRUTALISM.com has gone to part time and wheras we used to get 5 plus pages of reviews from 5 plus writers, this year we barely got 3 pages worth of reviews with only a few of us still grinding at it. But, we write on to support the underground! The other thing...

03/01/2024

Macabre Demise - Grave(y)art Gallery

<p>Macabre Demise is one of the more prolific projects from multi-talented instrumentalist/ vocalist Andreas Rieger of Germany who is known for the likes of many Death Metal based projects like Bloodshot Eyes or Flesh Eater. While not the earliest project, Macabre Demise has been running since 2007 and “Grave(y)art Gallery” is the fourth full lengt...

29/12/2023

Poseydon - Through The Gate Of Hatred And Aversion

<p>It has been almost 20 years since its inception, but Belgium’s Death Thrash group Poseydon finally have their debut full length album out in 2023. Formed in 1992, these guys have been churning out a style of music similar to the likes of older Sepultura and Vader by focusing on creating catchy riffs that while can tend of get a bit repetitive, a...

19/12/2023

Pronostic - Chaotic Upheaval

<p>It has been about 8 years but listeners finally have a new album from the relatively unknown Melo Tech Death group from Canada known as Pronostic. The group started in 2010 and since their debut album they’ve had a few lineup changes with only guitarists and vocalists Alexandre Lauzon and Charles Pilotte being the remaining original members. In...

29/11/2023

Catalyst - The Age Of Rocketeers

<p>I had the pleasure of reviewing this Prog Melodeath group back in 2022 with <a href="https://brutalism.com/review/Catalyst---II" target="_blank">their EP</a>, and it seems they’ve wasted no time with finally releasing a full length album for 2023. For those who don’t know, Catalyst is a 5 piece from Belgium and have been active since 2018. Relat...

28/11/2023

Grindpad - Finger Collector Crew

<p>One knows they are in for some fun when they see an album cover with a great white shark imitation from Kill Bill. Nevermind the tattooed bikini clad swordstress… check out the suits and chum! Netherlands’ Grindpad has always been known to be a bit aquatic focused with their artwork and also know how to sound aggressive while having fun at the s...

27/11/2023

The Project Hate MCMXCIX - Abominations Of The Ageless

<p><br>The Project Hate (or TPH as many know them) have graced 2023 with a new album, 2 years this time vs. 1 after their last album “Spewing…” Those that know me as a reviewer know I have a biased soft spot for this band as they blend a seamless mix of Death Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Symphonic Metal, and in Industrial at Funeral Doom epic propor...

03/11/2023

Dead Twilight - Fall Of Humanity

<p>Sometimes one just needs to hear pummeling Death Metal, and that’s what one gets with the 3rd album from Italy’s duo Dead Twilight. The album is a little shorter than what they have done in the past and came quicker (3 year gap instead of 5 years), but the result is solid. The music is highly aggressive in the vein of Immolation meets Deicide wi...

23/10/2023