Reviews written by: michael

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Between The Killings - The Killing Quartet Vol. 1

<p>Between The Killings’ new EP “The Killing Quartet Vol. 1: Reflection Of Murder” gives you an example of just how extreme this new generation of death metal has become. What I like about this release, right from the beginning, is how they took a sample and wrapped riffs around it to produce an overall feeling of horrific euphoria. This was a grea...

07/12/2022

Sermon Of Mockery - Crippler Crossface Murder Suicide

<p>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 wit...

19/10/2022

Sijjeel - Salvation Within Insanity

<p>“Salvation Within Insanity” is the debut release offered up by the international death metal band Sijjeel, and by the sound of things, hell has been reborn and further deformed. Now, before I get into the actual music, I want to comment on something that caught my attention upon first receiving the CD. We all know that writing lyrics is an impor...

31/08/2022

Slob - Deepwoods Shack Of Sodomy

<p>Slob grace us with their debut offering entitled “Deepwoods Shack Of Sodomy” and when you have a band name and an album title like this, how can you go wrong? While pushing the envelope of shock value, the band attack things head on with a veracity shared by many label mates, however, Slob seem to stand out from the rest in that they rely more o...

04/07/2022

Prezir - Depredation

Being reminiscent of bands like Behemoth, Dissection, and a little bit of Emperor, Prezir’s “Depredation” is a malicious onslaught of death infused black metal with each element seemingly fighting for supremacy. The death metal vibes are orchestrated nicely within to make this a unique sounding piece of work. What I like about this release are the...

22/12/2021

Wolftooth - Blood &amp; Iron

Do you like your metal with a lot of rhythm, intelligent, well thought out, and played with the utmost intensity and passion? Then look no further than Wolftooth’s new opus entitled, “Blood &amp; Iron”. This is much heavier than your typical heavy/doom metal album, and the band drive that statement home with each of the 9 tracks presented here. Wit...

09/12/2021

Exterminated - The Genesis Of Genocide

Exterminated’s new release, “The Genesis Of Genocide”, contains 9 tracks that have all of the elements of brutal death metal greatness, yet they have the vibe that takes you back to the late 90’s with a steady flow of old school style riffage that are reminiscent of albums such as Baphomet “The Dead Shall Inherit”, Gorguts “Erosion Of Sanity”, and...

29/07/2021

Colossus - Degenesis

I didn’t know what to expect when I first put this CD in my stereo, so the raging madness that filled my ears is the same that grabbed me by the throat and throttled me for the next 25 minutes! Colossus bring forth a breath of fresh air to the genre of technical death metal with an array of time and tempo changes that keep the listener on the edge...

13/04/2021

Focal Dystonia - Descending (In​)​Human Flesh

Focal Dystonia is an international brutal death metal project started by Floor Van Kuijk of Korpse/Carnifloor fame. After writing the music for the album, Floor got together with Florent Duployer (Anachronism) who did the drum work for this release. From there they sought out 12 of the most intense and brutal vocalists in the genre of brutal death...

05/04/2021

Incinerate - Sacrilegivm

Incinerate is one of those bands that has gradually mutated into a sickeningly grotesque force of wondrous splendor that we call brutal death metal. Am I overstating the obvious? Not at all. It can never be overstated that this is how it is done and how it should sound. Already shown on "Eradicating Terrestrial Species" (read the review <a href="ht...

09/02/2021

Texas Murder Crew - Everyone’s Last Breath

Texas Murder Crew’s “Everyone’s Last Breath” takes on an unbelievably maniacal mindset upon the start of the intro in which the band include an almost black metal sounding blast beat drumming excerpt, but still maintaining the essence of the true brutal death metal sound. From there, absolute insanity commences to consume all rational thought with...

27/10/2020

Slit Your Gods - Dogmatic Convistions Of Human Decrepitude

Slit Your Gods’ “Dogmatic Convistions Of Human Decrepitude” is a 3 song EP with a running time of just under 14 minutes. The track 'Cult Of Supreme Blasphemy' starts out with a really odd intro which reminded me a bit of a mix of the backwards intro on Morbid Angel’s 'Immortal Rites' and Nocturnus’ 'Lake Of Fire'. From there the madness kicks in an...

24/10/2020