Monday, December 31, 2007

Mors Principium Est - The Unborn (2005)

1. Pure
2. The Harmony Remains
3. Parasites of Paradise
4. Two Steps Away
5. Altered State of Consciousness
6. Spirit-Conception
7. The Unborn
8. Fragile Flesh
9. Pressure
10. The Glass Womb
11. Blood of Heroes (Megadeth cover)
12. No More

Origin - Finland
Genre - Melodic Death Metal

"One of the more exciting melodic death albums of 2003 came from an unknown Finnish band called Mors Principium Est. Inhumanity had a definite Finnish sound, with quirky melodies, abundant keyboard use, and a fairly upbeat disposition."

"I dug the debut but this 2nd cd is entirely different...faster,
more brutal and in your face"

"The bottom line is that this was one of the top melodic death releases in a year that was a strong one for the genre"

Absolute Must!........Get It!

Vader - Impressions in Blood (2006)

1. Between Day and Night
2. ShadowFear
3. As Heavens Collide...
4. Helleluyah!!! (God Is Dead)
5. Field of Heads
6. Predator
7. Warlords
8. Red Code
9. Amongst the Ruins
10. They Live!!!
11. The Book

Origin - Poland
Genre - Death Metal

"Impressions in Blood is definitely an album worth getting if you’re a fan of death metal or are interested in becoming familiar with the band Vader or with death metal in general."

"This album, while rather experimental on their part, was a success and a piece of art. It is technically advanced, fast, brutal, and heavy....another monster from the long running
polish Death machine"

20+ Years of Death Metal!........Get It!

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Hatesphere - Ballet of the Brute (2004)

1. The Beginning and the End (intro)
2. Deathtrip
3. Vermin
4. Downward to Nothing
5. Only the Strongest...
6. What I See I Despise
7. Last Cut, Last Head
8. Warhead
9. Blankeyed
10. 500 Dead People

Origin - Denmark
Genre - Death/Thrash Metal

"Ballet of the Brute is a formidable collection of brutal thrash that leaves others sprawling in the dust."

"Infectious and heavy riffing is the order of the day for this
danish crew...."

Fans of The Haunted,Dew Scented take note....

Go Ahead!......Get It!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Isole - Bliss Of Solitude (2008)

1. By Blood
2. From Clouded Sky
3. Imprisoned In Sorrow
4. Bliss Of Solitude
5. Aska
6. Dying
7. Shadowstone

Origin - Sweden
Genre - Epic Doom Metal

"New release from the epic doom masters"

"ISOLE’s doom is very epic, very fragile and very emotional, with breath-taking melodies and arresting riffing."

Candlemass,While Heaven Wept,Solitude Aeturnus fans rejoice !

Amazing release.!..........Get It !
Napalm Records asked me to remove link....sorry

Autumn Leaves - Embraced By The Absolute (1997)

1. Blood
2. Forever The Destiny
3. Universal Flood
4. On The Verge Of Tears
5. Rise From Your Nest
6. Serpent
7. Hope Springs Eternal
8. The Surface Anger
9. Weakening Trip
10. Embraced By The Absolute

Origin - Denmark
Genre - Death Metal

"This is the debut album from this danish crew who later
formed The Arcane Order"

"Their style is unique with an absolute thrusting power of guitars overflowing with double bass drums and vocals that were carried down to earth on a decending angel of death. Bottom line this album is one of those thats gets better with the years. "

Cult Classic !.........Get It!


Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Urkraft - The Inhuman Aberration (2006)

1. Too Strong For The Strongest Lord
2. This Great Summer
3. The Only Gods
4. The Inhuman Aberration
5. Open The Gate
6. Come No Tomorrow
7. Watch Your Own Eyes
8. Liberation
9. Forsaken
10. The Pressure Of Our Jaws

Origin - Denmark
Genre - Melodic Death/Thrash Metal

"The boys from Urkraft play tight and maturely, considering the brief history of the band...."

"At the Gates is a clear influence when it comes to the pacing of the songs and in some of the riffing style. But beneath that exterior is a stout sense of groove that sounds inspired by their countrymates Hatesphere,Illdisposed"

"For fans of The Haunted,Carnal Forge,At The Gates etc"

Happy Holidays!....Now Get It!

Monday, December 24, 2007

Source - Left Alone (2003)

1. Awake
2. A Meeting At The Morgue
3. Commit To Nuisance
4. Higher
5. Condemnation
6. Left Alone
7. Falling Into Madness
8. Angel Dust
9. With A Vengeance

Origin - Sweden
Genre - Melodic Death Metal

"Source follow in the footsteps of Dark Tranqullity,In Flames
for quality swedish death metal of the melodic kind"

"Fan's of the gothenburg scene should eat this up!"

In Flames clone?.....who cares!.........Get It!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Anata - The Conductor's Departure (2006)

1. Downward Spiral Into Madness
2. Complete Demise
3. Better Grieved Than Fooled
4. The Great Juggler
5. Cold Heart Forged in Hell
6. I Would Dream of Blood
7. Disobedience Pays
8. Children's Laughter
9. Renunciation
10. The Conductor's Departure

Origin - Sweden
Genre - Technical Death Metal

"This is a truly unique album that defies categorization and displays the highest level of musicianship not simply in the sense of technical dexterity, but rather in compositional refinement, taste and imagination."

"This album is probably the most searing, yet unpretentious piece of technical music you'll get to listen to in a while. And alas, I am fresh out of superlatives. Buy or die!"

technical, brutal, skullfucking !.........Get It!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Noumena - Absence (2005)

1. The End of the Century
2. Everlasting Ward
3. The First Drop
4. Slain Memories
5. A Day to Depart
6. Prey of the Tempter
7. Here We Lie
8. All Veiled
9. The Dream and the Escape
10. The Great Anonymous Doom

Origin - Finland
Genre - Melodic Death Metal

"Ever wondered what you'd get from crossing Tales From the Thousand Lakes/Elegy era Amorphis with In Flames styled melo-death? No need to wonder anymore as Finland's Noumena has shown the path with their Spinefarm debut entitled Absence."

" This is where In Flames SHOULD have gone after Whoracle!

Quality Melodic Metal!.........Get It!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Necrophagist - Epitaph (2004)

1. Stabwound
2. The Stillborn One
3. Ignominious & Pale
4. Diminished To Be
5. Epitaph
6. Only Ash Remains
7. Seven
8. Symbiotic In Theory

Origin - Germany
Genre - Technical/Progressive Death Metal

"German Progressive Death Metallers NECROPHAGIST are one of those bands who like to make things challenging for themselves and their listeners, this album has one heck of a skilled performance"

"Some of the best executed Finger Surfing Progressive Death Metal I’ve stumbled upon...Incredibly Technical"

Shredders......Get It!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Legion of the Damned - Malevolent Rapture (2006)

1. Legion of the Damned
2. Death's Head March
3. Werewolf Corpse
4. Into the Eye of the Storm
5. Malevolent Rapture
6. Demonfist
7. Taste of the Whip
8. Bleed for Me
9. Scourging the Crowned King
10. Killing for Recreation

Origin - Netherlands
Genre - Death/Thrash Metal

"Old School Thrash Metal is on the menu here"

"For that we get tons of killer riffs and the whole thing also is extremely catchy. Plus a mightily powerful production of Andy Classen"

Fans of Kreator,Destruction,Sodom......Get It!

Classic Modern/Old school Thrash !

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Martyr - Warp Zone (2000)

1. Warp Zone
2. Virtual Emotions
3. Endless Vortex Towards Erasing Destiny
4. Deserted Waters
5. Carpe Diem
6. The Fortune-Teller
7. Speechless
8. Retry? Abort? Ignore?
9. Realms of Reverie

Origin - Canada
Genre - Technical Death Metal

"Playing what to me sounds like a perfect synthesis of Meshuggah's crunchy, off-time guitars and the progressive death-metal sounds of bands like Cynic and post-"Human" Death, Canada's(Quebec, to be exact) Martyr have crafted a monster of a record"

"This is technical death metal at its finest !

Go For It!........Get It!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Blood Red Throne - Come Death (2007)

1. Slaying the Lamb
2. Deranged Assassin
3. Rebirth in Blood
4. Guttural Screams
5. Taste of God
6. No New Beginning
7. Come Death
8. Disincarnated (Gorguts cover)
9. Another Kill

Origin - Norway
Genre - Death Metal

" Experienced listeners know exactly what to expect from this Norwegian crew: cold, clinically calculated crushing metal of death"

"The production is fat,New vocalist:Vald is awesome,Guitars
are crushing as usual,and the seperation in instruments is

Easily one of the best of the year.....IMO

Murder, Death, Gore............Get It!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Torn Apart - Craving Pale Flesh (2007) ep

1. Slaughtered By Hands
2. The Impaler
3. Craving Pale Flesh
4. Morbid Penetration

Origin - Sweden
Genre - Death Metal

"Newer Death Metal bands take note: “Craving Pale Flesh” is how Death Metal should be done. TORN APART keep a good variety to the music without ever compromising their Death Metal roots and sound"

Looking forward to their full length debut in 2008!

Fans Of Dismember,Entombed,old school swedish DM take note

New...Old School!.........Get It!

In Slumber - Scars: Incomplete (2007)

1. Seduce My Sentenced Pain
2. One Bullet For One Aeon
3. Hate Dominated
4. My Pain Shall Be Done
5. All Demons Entwine Me
6. In Pain
7. Newborn Deathchild
8. Scars: Incomplete
9. Snow Bleeding Summer
10. Virus Embraced
11. Passion Stabwounded

Origin - Austria
Genre - Melodic Death Metal

"This album has a lot to offer - a very capable rythm section, tons of shredding, great leads, plenty of hooks, and plenty of melody without sacrificing aggression."

"In fact, In Slumber has a unique style of songwriting that definitely needs to be heard."

A Breath Of Fresh Air !.........Get It!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

The Absence - Riders of the Plague (2007)

1. Riders of the Plague
2. Dead and Gone
3. The Murder
4. Echos
5. World Divides
6. Prosperity
7. Untitled
8. Awakening
9. Merciless
10. Into the Pit (Testament cover)
11. The Victorious Dead
12. Outro

Origin - USA
Genre - Melodic Death/Thrash Metal

"With their 2nd album "Riders Of The Plague," the band has made great strides in developing their own style, which results in a much more mature and original sounding album."

"Much Heavier and darker....still tons of harmonies, lead melodies and guitar solos,improved vocals"

One of the top albums of 2007 .

Into The Pit !...Then........Get It!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Thy Serpent - Death (2000) EP

1. Deathbearer
2. Wounds of Death
3. Sleep In Oblivion
4. Parasites

Origin - Finland
Genre - Melodic Dark/Black Metal

"Four songs of the most emotive blackened metal I've heard in ages....Death is moving, engaging and inescapably impressive"

"Sure, there are only four songs here, but I'll be damned if I haven't heard a finer Ep since Katatonia's Sounds of Decay"

For Fans of Katatonia,Opeth,Rapture

Death is better!.........Get It!

Ceremonial Oath - The Book of Truth (1993)

1. Prologue: Sworn to Avenge
2. Chapter I: The Invocator
3. Chapter II: For I Have Sinned - The Praise
4. Chapter III: Enthroned
5. Chapter IV: Only Evil Prevails
6. Chapter V: Thunderworld
7. Chapter VI: Lords of Twilight
8. Chapter VII: Ceremonial Oath
9. Chapter VIII: The Lost Name of God
10. Chapter IX: The Book of Truth
11. Chapter X: Hellbound

Origin - Sweden
Genre - Melodic Death Metal

"Cult release from some of the big names in the Gothenburg

"Featuring Jesper Strömblad(In Flames)
Oscar Dronjak (Hammerfall)

Request By Ben B.

Alright Then!...........Get It!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Within Y - Extended Mental Dimensions (2004)

1. Lost In Solitude
2. God In Silence
3. Remains Of A Shattered Illusion
4. Things
5. Injection
6. Face Down
7. Behold
8. Silently Leaving
9. Feeble And Weak
10. Sacred Lies

Origin - Sweden
Genre - Melodic Death Metal

"If you are tired of the tedious melodeath releases as of late, i recommend this album. great gothenburg-esque riffing, no formularic song structures, and (best of all) NO CLEAN choruses!!!!! Very fun album to listen to, you wont be let down if youre a melodeath fan."

"For fans of Eucharist,At The Gates,Old In Flames

Thrashy and Catchy!.........Get It!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Dimension Zero - Silent Night Fever (2002)

1. Silent Night Fever
2. The Murder-Inn
3. Through the Virgin Sky
4. Your Darkest Hour
5. Not Even Dead Yet
6. They Are Waiting To Take Us
7. Untill You Die
8. End
9. Slow Silence

Origin - Sweden
Genre - Melodic Death/Thrash Metal

"The techniques have all been explored by Sweden's greats, In Flames, Soilwork, Carnal Forge and even Arch Enemy. Even though we have heard this brand of melodic death metal several times before, Dimension Zero pull it off stunningly"

"With members of In Flames,Marduk,Luciferion...This Rips!

You Need This!......Get It!

Hypocrisy - Hypocrisy (1999)

1. Fractured Millennium
2. Apocalyptic Hybrid
3. Fusion Programmed Minds
4. Elastic Inverted Visions
5. Reversed Reflections
6. Until the End
7. Paranormal Mysteria
8. Time Warp
9. Disconnected Magnetic Corridors
10. Paled Empty Sphere
11. Self Inflicted Overload

Origin - Sweden
Genre - Melodic Death Metal

" Hypocrisy came back with their sixth full length classic album release. heir s/t is full of dark symphonic melody, blistering guitar riffs, wicked guitar solos, harmonic and scathing vocals, and atmospheres straight out of a sci-fi horror movie."

"Multi-layered song structures,flawless display of mature musicianship served with the best production one can imagine. "

A Modern Classic!.............Get It

Monday, December 10, 2007

In Thy Dreams - Highest Beauty (2001)

1. The Highest Beauty
2. Surrealistic Insanity
3. Hatred
4. Spirits Forge
5. Control
6. Selfpity Human
7. Lower Regions
8. Razor-Sharp
9. Weeping Twilight
10. Upon Your God

Origin - Sweden
Genre - Melodic Death Metal

"3rd and last record for the Carnal Forge members"

"If you're into guitars, rather advanced music theory, high tempo, brutality and At The Gates-worshipping, this is the perfect CD for you"

Need A Sore Neck?.......Get It!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

The Arcane Order - In The Wake Of Collisions (2008)

1. Death Is Imminent
2. Between Reason And Hubris
3. The Serpent Tower
4. Eruptions Of Red
5. When Oceans Become Deserts (instrumental)
6. Unleash The Tyrant
7. The Reaping Reverence
8. Sanctity Of Allegiance
9. Horizons Buried

Origin - Denmark
Genre - Death/Thrash Metal

"New one from the danish metal monsters"

"This album contains everything I love about metal: catchiness, brutality, crunchy yet clear production, great futuristic atmosphere, unique drumming, and versatile vocals."

Hurry Up!...........Get It!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Dies Irae - The Sin War (2002)

1. Comrade of Death
2. Incarnation of Evil
3. Internal War
4. Horde of Angry Demons
5. Infinity
6. Genocide Generations
7. The Truth
8. Beyond Sensual
9. Another Being Wasted
10. Nine Angels

Origin - Poland
Genre - Death Metal

"DIES IRAE features members from Vader,Behemoth, Sceptic. So, how does this measure up? Pretty fucking devastating! "

"Crushing death metal done the Polish way.....That is all you
need to know"

Heavy Shit !..........Get It!

Pathogen - Bloodline (2005)

1. ...Intro
2. Identity Theft
3. Beyond Repent
4. Bleeding Eye
5. Fallen Kind
6. Shallow
7. Eviscerated
8. C.O.W
9. Nightfall
10. Bleed My Soul (Pt. I)
11. Warchild
12. Tyranny of Hatred
13. ...Outro

Origin - Australia
Genre - Melodic Death Metal

"Here's a band that has drawn influences from a wide spectrum of metal genres and packed it all in a fine release"

"Most of the tracks here are predominantly very heavy sounding and pre era(clayman) In Flames comes to mind"

Fans of In Flames,Hypocrisy,Opeth can dig this!

Request by Machine

Go Ahead......... Get It!

Friday, December 7, 2007

Entombed - Clandestine (1991)

1. Living Dead
2. Sinners Bleed
3. Evilyn
4. Blessed Be
5. Stranger Aeons
6. Chaos Breed
7. Crawl
8. Severe Burns
9. Through the Collonades

Origin - Sweden
Genre - Death Metal

"In their day, Entombed were untouchable. While many consider their debut "Left Hand Path" to be their best, I prefer "Clandestine" as it is heavier and more polished"

"Buzzsaw guitars,brutal vocals.....DEATH Metal !!"

Legendary !

Classic!..........Get It!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Anterior - This Age of Silence (2007)

1. Ghosts of Dawn
2. The Silent Divide
3. Dead Divine
4. Days of Deliverance
5. Human Hive
6. Stir of Echoes
7. Scar City
8. Seraph
9. This Age of Silence

Origin - United Kingdom
Genre - Melodic Death Metal

"Holy shit !..........These young guitarists blast through some
remarkable solo's....again and again...song after song"

"Arch enemy eat your heart out,Melodic and tight music
of the newer form of nwomdm...core..ish vocals but ok"

Guitar Freaks!.........Get It!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Slowmotion Apocalypse - Obsidian (2007)

1. More Horror Is To Come
2. Daydream Addiction
3. Fuel For My Hatred
4. Back From The Grave
5. Portrait Of A Lie
6. The Blessing
7. This Is For The Sake Of Hedonism
8. Burial
9. The Way You Want To Die
10. Be Quick Or Be Dead (Iron Maiden cover)

Origin - Italy
Genre - Melodic Death/Thrash Metal

"Slowmotion Apocalypse's sophomore is as bone crushing as
any of the Haunted wannabes this year"

"Brief slashes of melodic death metal ala Dark Tranquility and pace and structually sound songs ala The Haunted make
this an exercise in aggression and Hate"

The CD features guest vocals by: Tomas Lindberg (ex-AT THE GATES, THE GREATDECEIVER), Gianluca "GL" Perotti (ex-EXTREMA) and Claudio Ravinale (DISARMONIAMUNDI)

Neck-breaking !.......Get It!

A Canorous Quintet - The Only Pure Hate (1998)

1. Selfdeceiver (The Purest of Hate)
2. Embryo of Lies
3. Red
4. The Void
5. Everbleed
6. The Complete Emptiness
7. Retaliation
8. Realm of Rain
9. The Storm
10. Land of the Lost

Origin - Sweden
Genre - Melodic Death Metal

" Classic Swedish melodic death metal of the highest order"

"This band was not as well recognized as others....but had a
strong run in the late 90s"

They now have reformed and changed their name to
"This Ending" and have put out a new record (search the blog)

320 cd rip...........Get It!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Artillery - Terror Squad (1987)

1. The Challenge
2. In the Trash
3. Terror Squad
4. Let There be Sin
5. Hunger and Greed
6. Therapy
7. At War with Science
8. Decapitation of Deviants

Origin - Denmark
Genre - Technical Thrash Metal

"In the world of thrash metal,Artillery deserve the award for most overlooked band"

"This is one of the greatest albums from thrashes golden age(mid 80s) Dense riffs,monstrously heavy,pulverizing thrash"

"The musicianship displayed on this album is astounding, and an apt demonstration of the sheer talent that resides in this band."

An Absolute Must Have !!

Learn Youngsters!.........Get It!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Ophthalamia - Dominion (1998)

1. Elishia’s Mistresses Gather
2. Time for War
3. Final Hour of Joy
4. Great Are the Deeds of Death
5. Eclipse of Life (The Eternal Walk IV)
6. A Black Rainbow Rising (Castle of No Repair III)
7. Dominion
8. Legacy of the True (Death Embrace Me III)

Origin - Sweden
Genre - Melodic Black/Death Metal

"What an unrecognized gem! grooving and sombre, this will shake your soul like the best of 'em"

"Featuring members of Dissection,Swordmaster,Abruptum"

"Terrific Production,Soaring Melodic guitar passages...

Another of the Swedish Masterpieces"

Total War!........Get It!

Gwynbleidd - Amaranthine (2006)

1. Nostalgia
2. New Setting
3. The Awakening
4. Lure of the Land

Origin - USA
Genre - Progressive Death/Black Metal

"Listen Folks...I bought this cd directly from the band after
hearing a track at myspace....uh $10..you kiddin me"

"What you get is 40 min of celtic/folk inspired....Opeth infused
metal,complete with acoustic passages,roaring vocals,folk
shifts,progressive death.....Again...These guys are not signed!

I urge you to support this band and all others!!Gwynbleidd

Check It Out!......Then spend 10$

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Unreal Overflows - Architecture Of Incomprehension (2006)

1. Paths To The Human Involution
2. The Unavoidable Passage Of Time
3. Crematory Of Forgotten Cries
4. Breeders Of Credibility
5. Unexpected Dimensions
6. What To Do When...
7. Is There Anybody Outside?
8. Psycho-Thought
9. Pain Of An Afflicted Soul
10. In Darkness I Dwell 2005
11. Under The Quiet Silence

Origin - Spain
Genre - Progressive Melodic Death Metal

"Do you long for the days of Cynic,Atheist,Believer,Death?

"Then this may be for you...These guys keep the early 90s
tech death flame alive with finely-growled lyrics,melodic guitar work, and acrobatic-yet-tasteful-and-fitting drumming "

This is a worthwhile trip ......when all said and done!

Much more than just any clone!.....Get It!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Dead Emotions - Pathways to Catharsis (2008)

1. Paradise is Hell
2. Demon Seed
3. Point Of No Return
4. There Is No Dawn
5. Weed For The Weak
6. Disdained
7. Borderline
8. Direction Pain
9. Ways Of Self Destruction
10. Interlude
11. At The End of Time

Origin - Germany
Genre - Death Metal

"Dead Emotions fill their music with intelligent songwriting,
brutal, yet emotional and atmospheric."

"Interesting mixture of Deep vocals,chants,black metal
screeching,Guitars are melodic but thrashing away"

Those who like progressive and atmospheric death metal
Check this out! And I like the cover too....

Ahhh......Go Ahead!

The Scourger - Blind Date With Violence (2006)

1. Decline of Conformity / Grading:Deranged
2. Hatehead
3. Maximum Intensity
4. Enslaved to Faith
5. The Oath & The Lie
6. Chapter Thirteen
7. Pain Zone
8. Exodus Day
9. Feast of the Carnivore

Origin - Finland
Genre - Melodic death/thrash Metal

"The Finnish thrashing sonical terror squad The Scourger
Debut full length has 9 songs presenting pure aggression and heaviness, spiced up with some sharp melodies ála At The Gates –style."

"Bay area thrash,The Haunted,Gothenburg,Fans Take note"

Just............Get IT!

Spawn of Possession - Noctambulant (2006)

1. Inception
2. Lash by Lash
3. Solemn They Await
4. Render My Prey
5. Eve of Contempt
6. Sour Flow
7. By a Thousand Deaths Fulfilled
8. Dead & Grotesque
9. In My Own Greed
10. Scorched

Origin - Sweden
Genre - Technical Brutal Death Metal

"Technical death metal mastery at its finest... "

" Amazingly complex virtuosity,the searing technicality of Psycroptic and the genuine recallability and song by song individuality of Anata "

All fans of Tech Death need to hear this!

Sour Flow Indeed!.......Get It!