Reviews written by: Colin McNamara

Reviews

Invictus - Unstoppable

<p>Maurizio Iacono is a pretty well known name by now in the death metal world. From melodic death metal Kataklysm to the more symphonic Ex Deo his trademark roar (and shriek) are pretty recognizable. Fans either love or hate him for his vocal style, but most his albums have been pretty consistent, for better or worse. Kataklysm has its edge that a...

27/12/2022

Terrible Sickness - Flesh For The Insatiable

<p>"Flesh For The Insatiable" is the third full length album from German based death metal/ grindcore outfit Terrible Sickness. Sticking to their usual formula these guys take a mix of Jungle Rot meets Unleashed for 11 tracks of fast, aggressive music with some groove in the mix. Tracks like 'Living Disembowelment' are the bread and butter for the...

23/12/2022

Hellfuck - Diabolic Slaughter

<p>With a name like Hellfuck one would expect some blasphemous, Marduk inspired black metal. However, this Polish group is more of an anti-religious thrash anthem, and “Diabolic Slaughter” is hellish enough with plenty of groove to boot. Very Slayer inspired with a lot of the riffs and vocals, many who enjoyed albums such as “Hell Awaits” and “Reig...

22/12/2022

The Temple - Of Solitude Triumphant

<p>Greece is well known for being a home to 'dramatic sound' metal groups. Groups such as Rotting Christ and Septicflesh have made their staple sound known from this country, and it seems like another is on the rise. Formed in 2005, The Temple takes a dramatic style of basic doom and presents it in 7 tracks that will appeal to fans anywhere from Ty...

21/12/2022

Alphoenix - Evil Ways

<p>Alphoenix are a melodic death metalcore band hailing from Tokyo, Japan, and “Evil Ways” is their second full length album. Taking a sound that mixes the likes of Disarmonia Mundi and Trivium, this album feels a bit like a throwback to the early 2000s when melodeath groups that used the clean/ harsh vocal trade off and metalcore was starting to g...

19/12/2022

Infantry - Terminal Society

<p>Infantry are a death thrash group from the Netherlands and “Terminal Society” is their 2nd full length album. There is a little bit of a different sound compared to their previous release in 2017 with a new vocalist and drummer, but both suit the band well enough. At first listen, tracks like ‘Disposer Of Immortality’ and ‘Submission’ sound like...

16/12/2022

Demoralizer - This World Is Suffering

<p>“This World Is Suffering” is the debut EP from Netherlands based death metal group Demoralizer, and it is a solid 6 track effort. With a mix of Cannibal Corpse, Project Hate, and Spite, the result is a brutal and melodic output that is sure to stomp ears. From the foreboding lead of ‘The Stones Of My Tomb’ to the crushing ‘Children Of Armageddon...

14/12/2022

Morgue - Lowest Depths Of Misery

<p>France's Morgue have been on and off despite running since 1997. With four albums under their belt and a new home on Godz ov War Productions, their latest effort "Lowest Depths Of Misery is right along the lines of their previous efforts. The mix of brutal death metal and grindcore sounds almost technical when considering a piece like 'That Whic...

13/12/2022

Fifth Ring - Masochist

<p>Fifth Ring are a 3 piece international band formed from the ashes of Cthulu from back in 2012. Some of the members are from the U.S. and some from Taiwan, but together they continue to be that unstoppable force of deathcore that fans of the genre from the mid 2000s will surely enjoy. Plenty of breakdowns, not much room for progression or clean v...

05/12/2022

Anomaly - Somewhere Within The Pines

<p>Anomaly hail from Milwaukee, Wisconsion and "Somewhere Within The Pines" is their second full length effort, just a year later from their debut. While this death metal group had a bit of a run of the mill effort with their first album, here they step things up quite a bit for more than just an average listen. There's technical death, there's mel...

29/11/2022

Death Over Ostrobothnia - Split

<p>It isn’t very often one gets ‘collections’ of various artists here at BRUTALISM.com, but when we do they’re usually pretty interesting. What we have here is a split from 3 bands from Finland, all rooted in death metal, but some more experienced than others. For some this release is hot on the heels of the band’s debut, and others it is a welcome...

21/11/2022

Soulslicer - Pandemic

<p>Here we have the debut from French death metal outlet, Soulslicer. A quick 35 minutes of groove laden music, many will find their sound a mix of Torture Killer meets Goatwhore- quite thrashy and catchy but still plenty of brutal chops to enjoy. Some of the faster pieces such as the title track and ‘Armies’ have that “Haunting Curse” era vibe fro...

17/11/2022