Reviews written by: Enrico Benedetti

Reviews

Macabre Decay - Into Oblivion

Directly from cold Sweden here comes the new album by Macabre Decay, a band active in the death metal scene since 2014. This "Into Oblivion" is their second official work after the release of "Purgatory" dated 2018. Much more mature work under all the aspects and endowed with an extraordinary freshness. Band perhaps unknown to the most but that see...

01/07/2021

3rd War Collapse - Damnatus

3rd War Collapse is a Brazilian / Finnish brutal death grind project featuring Cristiano Martinez (Ex-Vomepotro), Rodolfo Carrega (Clawn) & Kalle Lindfors (Inferia). Active since 2016, this “Damnatus” is the first work under this monicker released by Guttural Brutality Production. 11 tracks, 27 minutes for an old-fashioned death grind, with...

10/06/2021

Becoming The Entity - Beyond Cygnus

Born from the ashes of the Infernal Bloodlust here come these Becoming The Entity from Mexico, arrived with this "Beyond Cygnus" at their first full length over long distance. 8 songs of death metal of excellent workmanship, well played and produced. Since the opener 'Emancipation Of Our Kind', the coordinates on which the four boys will build t...

02/06/2021

Evulse - Pustulant Spawn

Straight from Oakland, California, here comes this quintet named Evulse. With "Pustulant Spawn" the band reaches its second EP just two years after the previous "Call Of The Void". Evulse provide us with 4 songs without any kind of compromise. Old-fashioned death metal that takes us back to rancid, sulphurous and absolutely pestilential setting...

05/05/2021

Terminal Carnage - The Sickening Rebirth

"The dress does not make the monk". Have you ever heard this phrase? Well! Do not look at the cover but insert the disc directly into your player. Terminal Carnage are a duo from Germany struggling with their first album. "The Sickening Rebirth" is the first official work of this band born only during the course of 2020. Interesting debut from ever...

19/04/2021

Abandonment - Focused To Imminent Desolation

From Spain here is another project by the good Oscar Company, a musician who has played in at least a dozen bands including Catastrophic Evolution, Encephalic, With All My Hate and ex Reincarnation! "Focused To Imminent Desolation" is the first full length under the name Abandonment and does not differ much from previous releases. 11 tracks of b...

07/04/2021

Rapture - Malevolent Demise Incarnation

Third album for this Rapture, thrash / death metal band from Athens, Greece. "Malevolent Demise Incarnation" is presented as a direct album without any compromise. 8 tracks for a total of 44 minutes of pure sonic violence. A pounding rhythm section and a riffing so dear to the European masters of the genre. Good familiarity in wisely blending death...

29/03/2021

Obvurt - The Beginning

Debut EP for this Canadian all-star trio that features Olivier Pinard (Cryptopsy, Cattle Decapitation, Akurion) on bass and Samuel Santiago (ex First Fragment, Gorod) on drums. Complete the line up Philippe Drouin (ex Unbreakable Hatred) on guitar and vocals. "The Beginning" will be released at the end of March on the Brutal Mind label. 4 songs...

18/03/2021

Buried - Oculus Rot

Directly from Rotterdam, the Netherlands, here comes these Buried... band active with this monicker since 2013 and reached their first full length with this "Oculust Rot". Behind the name Buried we can find the voice and rhythm section of former members of Pyaemia and Disavowed. With this work the guys wanted to try their hand at something new w...

08/03/2021

Abominated - Decomposed

First demo for this Polish duo born at the end of 2018 and dedicated to an old school death metal with a clear Swedish stamp. "Decomposed", this is the title of their first work, consists of three pieces plus an intro for a total of 10 minutes of music. Raw production and in line with what is proposed on a musical level. Raw, cheesy riffs with a de...

01/03/2021

Nihilrage - Eternal

First official work ever for these Nihilrage, death metal band from Spain. "Eternal", their first EP, comes with 5 pieces for a duration of about 20 minutes of pure death metal with multiple affinities with much better known bands. A very interesting intro opens the doors to the first track 'Merciless War', characterized by a solid and powerful...

23/02/2021

Blessed By Perversion - Remnants Of Existence

Third work (read the review for "Between Roots And Darkness" <a href="https://brutalism.com/review/blessed-by-perversion-between-roots-and-darkness/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a>) for these Blessed By Perversion, death metal band from Athens, Greece. "Remnants Of Existence" looks like an EP given the length of only 25 minutes. 'Descen...

08/02/2021