Reviews written by: Colin McNamara

Reviews

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

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

Bloodphemy - Blood Sacrifice

The Netherland’s Bloodphemy is back with their fourth full length album, “Blood Sacrifice.” Continuing on their path of heavy death metal, the music here is fast, grim, yet clear enough to enjoy in the vein of the likes of groups such as Immolation or mid era Morbid Angel. While there isn’t anything new here, the band opens with ‘Last Cry for Human...

29/09/2021

Svneatr - Chinook

Svneatr are a Canadian black metal group that try to avoid the traditional gimmicks of the genre and go for a more straightforward, yet atmospheric approach. On their second album “Chinook” the band continues that kind of folk black metal theme approach but don’t quite go the folk black metal route by adding in a lot of acoustic instruments or keyb...

27/09/2021

FleshTorture - Grotesca Doctrina De La Perversidad

After almost a 10 year hiatus, Nicaraguan death metal crushers FleshTorture are back with a new, ferocious album that is ready to slaughter the ears. Originally a sickening hybrid of death metal and grindcore the band has reigned in a bit with their new release “Grotesca Doctrina De La Perversidad” and changed things up a bit, but for the better. T...

27/08/2021

Thumos - Nothing Further Beyond

There is always something enigmatic about metal bands that try to remain a complete mystery by leaving a very scarce trace of any history, member information, or anything to really go off of, save for the music they present. U.S. based Thumos is one of those groups and creates a sound that is considered progressive post doom. No lyrics, no vocals,...

26/08/2021

Wharflurch - Psychedelic Realms Ov Hell

After a few EPs and split albums, Florida based death metal group Wharflurch finally crawls from the sewers and drenches fans with their sludgy, yet tasteful full length debut “Psychedelic Realms Ov Hell.’ Coming off at first as a lumbering grim behemoth akin to the likes of older Suffocation, a bit of Torture Killer for the groove, and even a litt...

23/08/2021

Apostasy - Death Return

Chile’s Apostasy unleash their mix of thrash and black metal to fans on their third full length album “Death Return,” and like their previous efforts it is raw, yet groove laden. Think of a mix of early Testament meets Dark Throne with its catchy riffs, thunderous drums, and harsh vocals that sound evil and grim, but not quite to the point of annoy...

19/08/2021

Temple Of Dread - Hades Unleashed

Germany’s Temple Of Dread might seem like they are on a fast track from album releases as it seems like they’re putting out an album every year since they started with their debut in 2019. Usually groups who do this crank out music that is far too similar to the previous releases and feel like they are losing steam or variety, but these guys seem t...

18/08/2021

Nothing Sacred - No Gods

It is a little surprising when bands from the 80s put out an album, disappear for the longest time, and then suddenly appear back in the world like nothing happened. Almost like they were frozen in time for it. Ultimately, Nothing Sacred were an Australian active from 1983 all the way to 1993 before disappearing and then reactivating in 2015, but o...

17/08/2021