Reviews written by: michael

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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

Sxuperion - Omniscient Pulse

Sxuperion have been known to put out some pretty deep and fathomless releases and “Omniscient Pulse” is no different. The ambient factors are there, placed in a meticulous manner in which they are most beneficial to the material, invoking vibes and emotions all across the death/black metal spectrum. The riffs are of the chuggish fashion, once again...

23/10/2020

Aborted Fetus - Pyramids Of Damnation

Russia’s Aborted Fetus have, yet again, blessed us with an all-out death metal assault entitled, “Pyramids Of Damnation”. Over the years, this band has unleashed some devastating releases and this new effort should be considered no different. However, I will say that musically; there is more of a solidified foundation of traditional death metal tha...

25/09/2020

Sxuperion - Endless Spiritual Embodiment

Pure chaos right from the start, Sxuperion’s “Endless Spiritual Embodiment” invokes thoughts and vibes of Incantation’s “Onward To Golgotha” but not just because of the similar style of song titles. The blistering sound of the ungodly guitars come through sharper than a butcher’s blade, but with all the foggy and muffled production. Added blackened...

15/09/2020