Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thorium - Feral Creation (2008)

1. Int(r)o the Abyss
2. Feral Creation
3. Epidemic Skeleton
4. Into the Void
5. Gates of Utumno
6. Unbound
7. Ravishing and Possessed
8. Diabolic Consumption
9. Cast from Hell
10. Sigil of Baphomet
11. The Lurker

Origin - Denmark
Style - Death Metal

" After a long break, Danish death metallers Thorium are back with the potent ’Feral Creation’....Their third release and first for Mighty Music "

" The music is still a blend of Swedish and American death metal, but in many ways it sounds more worked through than before. The Danes have been able to create a versatile and varied effort....To make it all complete the band adds a bit of a groove and some solos along the way. It doesn't hurt either that the music is quite catchy and easy to digest "

" Feral Creation was recorded at Berno Studio. Jacob Hansen later mixed the effort. The result is a meaty and clear production. It fits the music perfect as none of the details seem to vanish. And while nothing here is breathtaking Or Innovative.... Feral Creation is a dosage of high octane death metal that should appeal to most fans of the genre "

P.S. A cool Dan Seagrave cover too....

Crypts of Chaos !.........Go Ahead !
Get It!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Napalm Death - Time Waits For No Slave (2009)

1. Strongarm
2. Diktat
3. Work to Rule
4. On the Brink of Extinction
5. Time Waits for No Slave
6. Life and Limb
7. Downbeat Clique
8. Fallacy Dominion
9. Passive Tense
10. Larceny of the Heart
11. Procrastination of the Empty Vessel
12. Feeling Redundant
13. A No-sided Argument
14. De-evolution Ad Nauseum

Origin - United Kingdom
Style - Grindcore/Death Metal

" 14th full length from the grindcore pioneers "

" Napalm Death know exactly who they are and what they were created for - to spill aggression everywhere they are..And They Let it loose !

Mentally Murdered !...........Go Ahead !

Friday, November 28, 2008

Virgin Snatch - Act of Grace (2008)

1. Act Of Grace
2. Horn Of Plenty
3. Slap In The Face
4. Through Fight We Grow
5. Walk The Line
6. Daniel The Jack
7. M.A.D. (Make A Donation)
8. Don't Get Left Behind
9. It's Time

Origin - Poland
Style - Thrash Metal

" 4th full length from Krakow, Polands Virgin Snatch "

" Virgin Snatch contains members of other prominent bands such as Vader, Sceptic, Dies Irae & Anal Stench so the metallic pedigree is certainly there for this band to be great....But Are they?......A resounding Hell yes....These guys play a brand of heavy thrash with dual vocals...Some may be put off by the clean vocals , but they have really improved over 2006s 'In The Name Of Blood' and the deeper snarling vocals fit well "

" The sound is big and powerful, crunchy guitars,blazing double bass drums,and melodic solo's from Jacek Hiro (Sceptic).....This guy rips with the best !...."

If you are a fan of Modern melodic, and technical thrash metal, I recommend you check out this album. You will not be disappointed....

Flames Purify All !........Get It!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Pestilence - Spheres (1993)

1. Mind Reflections
2. Mulitple Beings
3. Level of Perception
4. Aurian Eyes
5. Soul Search
6. Personal Energy
7. Voices from Within
8. Spheres
9. Changing Perspectives
10. Phileas
11. Demise of Time

Origin - Netherlands
Style - Progressive Thrash Metal

" There are no keyboards on this album." So was stated by the band Pestilence on their 1993 album Spheres. The reason that I bring up the quote above, is because the Dutch act on this album sort of took the road that Iron Maiden did a few years prior, which is utilize extensive use of guitar synthesizers in their music, rather than actual keyboards, which for better or worse, totally changed their sound. Prior Pestilence releases took the influences of the Florida death metal scene and bands like Obituary, Death, Morbid Angel, and Death, added in some technical guitar work and progressive attitude, and came up with their own signature sound. With Spheres, the band one-upped the technical aspect, but also decided to inject even more prog and jazz into their sound, and used Roland guitar synthesizers to help out, quite a bit actually. This album here is less brutal than previous releases, relying less on crushing riffs and more on subtle jazzy embellishments. Tunes like "Changing Perspectives", "Personal Energy", "Multiple Beings", and the title track, all contain that familiar aggression "

" This is still a metal album, with Mameli's vocals still in that Death/Obituary type of growl, and the crashing, technical drum work of Marco Foddis (who also wrote all the bands lyrics). It just was a real 'about face' for the band. For the time, this album might have been a tad too odd and different, as metal bands in 1993, especially death metal bands, hadn't yet started to delve too far into prog rock territory, and this beast called Spheres certainly dove into prog, as well as jazz-fusion and ambient styles. With a constant wave of guitar synths, less brutal riffs, and relentless time & meter changes, the music here is quite sophisticated..."

Looking back, most fans now have 'gotten it' many years later, and see Spheres for the classic that it is......

Go Ahead !....Get It!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Testament - The Legacy (1987)

1. Over The Wall
2. The Haunting
3. Burnt Offerings
4. Raging Waters
5. C.O.T.L.O.D.
6. First Strike Is Deadly
7. Do Or Die
8. Alone In The Dark
9. Apocalyptic City

Origin - USA
Style - Thrash Metal

" Shortly after Metallica became marketable, the heavy metal community began to focus on several other thrash bands from the San Francisco Bay area. Most came and went in the span of time it took to play side one of Master of Puppets, but Testament began a musical crusade that continues today. The band's debut album The Legacy (1987) still holds up as a fine example of hook-laden thrash music. Songs like "Over the Wall" and "The Haunting" balance barreling thrash beats and caustic screams with tuneful guitar licks and semi-melodic vocals. Lead guitarist Alex Skolnick was a large part of Testament's early appeal. And on The Legacy, his euphoric leads and intricate bridge work makes the music enjoyable and classic "

" This debut was quite a polished effort in its time and one of the better debut albums ever, thrash with class. The songs are full of solid, memorable riffs and creative solos, and although the music is basically straightforward and very energetic thrash metal with a strong balls-to-the-wall attitude...there are lots of fine touches in it "

The Legacy is a classic album and perhaps the best Testament release ever.......

Over The Wall !.......Indeed !

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Crocell - The God We Drowned (2008)

01. Behind the Veil
02. Apotheosis
03. Winter is Coming
04. The God We Drowned
05. Death Knell
06. The Chosen
07. The Culling
08. We Are the Dead
09. Words of Woe
10. The New Blood
11. To Those That I Shall Kill

Origin - Denmark
Style - Death Metal

" Crocell, the new Danish death metal band featuring current and former members of Compos Mentis, Adversary, Slugs, Demolition Inc. and Mare Crisium...Unleash their debut album "

" This album boasts "a massive old-school sound that fits the thrashy death metal songs perfectly." The album cover is a sinister painting made by the young and promising Danish artist Anders Davidsen.....I like it !.....Nice and evil...."

Go Ahead !.....Try It Out!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Kreator - Hordes of Chaos (2009)

1. Hordes of Chaos ( A necrologue for the elite)
2. Warcurse
3. Escalation
4. Amok Run
5. Destroy what destroysyou
6. Radical Resistance
7. Absolute Misanthropy
8. To theAfterborn
9. Corpses of Liberty
10. Demon Prince

Origin - Germany
Style - Thrash Metal

" Brand New 12th full length from the German Legends "

Review Soon.....

Endless !....Pleasure !.......Aggression !

Slayer - Psyhcopathy Red (New Song)

This is the new single from the new album arriving in 2009
Let me know what you think about this new track !

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Severe Torture - Misanthropic Carnage (2002)

1. Mutilation Of The Flesh
2. Meant To Suffer
3. Carnivorous Force
4. Misanthropic Carnage
5. Blinded I Slaughter
6. Impelled To Kill
7. Castrated
8. Forever To Burn
9. Your Blood Is Mine
10. Rest In Flames (Bonus Track)
11. Pray For Nothing (Bonus Track)
12. Perverse Suffering [Cannibal Corpse cover]

Origin - Netherlands

Style - Brutal Death Metal

" I respect Severe Torture because they come straight out and say "This is the kind of music we like, the kind we've always liked, and the kind we'll always play. We love Cannibal Corpse, and they inspire us greatly. If you don't like it, we don't care." Misanthropic Carnage continues the blazing guttural death tradition w/ no compromise whatsoever. Hardly Cannibal Clones, they take basic concepts from Tomb of the Mutilated and The Bleeding and build on that w/ excellent death grooves and notey as hell guitar lines that break out the air tremlo every time "

" Misanthropic Carnage is as solid and almost as tight as it gets for speedy pit inducing death metal. Quality no-holds-barred death metal worth the money for hard-headed death & brutal death fiends "

This is the Re-Mastered version with Bonus tracks..........

Butchery Of The Soul !.......Get It!


Havok - Apathy Esplanade e.p. (2008)

1. As The Clouds Gain Momentum
2. A Pyrrhic Victory for Humanity
3. Paramount
4. Monologue With The Sky
5. Century Of The Deviant
6. Stormfeed

Origin - Sweden

Style - Death Metal

" Havok began in the year of 2003, when guitarists Mahan Ahmadi and Miguel Cabrera founded the technical thrash/death metal outfit Ecliptica, in the southern swedish city of Lund. With a loosely knit formation, they recorded a couple of songs. During the winter of 2004, they were on the hunt for a new drummer, and conveniently found Johan Cronqvist, who had recently immigrated from the town of Halmstad. With him came the change of band name, turning the music towards a more brutal, chaotic death metal sound, yet still with remnants from the thrash days "

" Now on to this six song e.p........After a deceivingly serene flamenco styled acoustic intro Havok unleashes indeed what its name implies with its Polish oriented technical death metal. This sounds as a catchy mix between Malta's Beheaded, France's Gojira and Poland's Decapitated. Where most acts of this ilk concentrate on being the most brutal or fastest Havok does things a little differently. They include besides the earlier mentioned acoustic intro also a soothing piano piece ('Monologue With the Sky') in the middle of the EP which alternates beautifully with its contents. Much like their peers in Kronos or Inveracity this act masters their instruments exceptionally well and their songwriting craft is also quite mature given the act's relatively young age"

" I detect a touch of Anata in their progressions of the tracks and that feel of uncertainty of whats next.....These youngsters are about to unleash their debut full length early in 2009 and I am looking forward to see what this band will bring to all of us !

"Apathy Esplanade" is definitely not the most typical Swedish death metal release and as such it comes highly recommended for those looking for something more adventurous...........

Be The First !........To......

Get It!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

October Tide - Rain Without End (1997) Remastered (2008)

1. 12 Days of Rain
2. Ephemeral
3. All Painted Cold
4. Sightless
5. Losing Tomorrow
6. Blue Gallery
7. Infinite Submission

Origin - Sweden
Style - Melodic Doom / Death Metal

" OCTOBER TIDE was a side project formed by two members of KATATONIA with their style not at all far removed from that fine group. Melancholic, sorrowful mid-paced metal, with death vocals laid over the top. Jonas Renske performed the vocals on 'Rain Without End' like he did on all early KATATONIA albums, intense, deep and very atmospherical. It was his last harsh vocal performance. The OCTOBER TIDE line-up during ’Rain Without End’ was: Fredrik Norrman: Electric, acoustic and bass guitars and Jonas Renske: Drums, electric and acoustic guitars and all vocals. Recorded at Unisound, Örebro, Sweden 1995, re-mastered by Dan Swanö Winter 2007- 2008 "

" For those of you that missed the original....Get This now !

Truly one of the best re-leases of its kind !

To Die From Strength !........Get It!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Blood Red Throne - A Taste For Blood (2002) E.P.

1. Ravenous War Machine
2. The Children Shall Endure...
3. Mary Whispers of Death
4. Monument of Death
5. Cryptic Realms (Massacre cover)
6. Malignant Nothingness

Origin - Norway
Style - Death Metal

" Blood Red Throne openly admits they never set out to change the world of metal, they just want to play music like that of the bands that had influence on them; those bands being mostly early 90's death metal like Death, Obituary, Carcass, and Deicide "

" Tchort (of Emperor and Satyricon fame) and Død do an awesome job on the guitars. There are some sweet grooves in here, added to brutal riffs and some really cool note based riffs. Some of my favorite guitar work is found in Blood Red Throne's first track, Ravenous War Machine. The EP showcases the vokills of former Blood Red Throne singers Ronni Thorsen and Mr. Hustler. Their vokills are pretty close to each other, the standard brutal death growl. The lyrics are pretty cool, which isn't too much of a surprise considering Tchort wrote them (although the song Cryptic Realms was not written by him). Blood Red Throne showcases Tchort's expansive musicianship. The guy has done black metal, death metal and doom metal and he does a good job at all of them. The production is pretty solid throughout despite the fact that the material is taken from four different recordings "

" They're nothing ground breaking but they plain and simple kick ass ! "

Ahhh...Go Ahead !

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Torture Squad - Pandemonium (2003)

1. Intro
2. Horror and Torture
3. Towers on Fire
4. World of Misery
5. Leather Apron
6. Out of Control
7. Pandemonium
8. Requiem for the Headless Rider
9. The Curse of the Sleepy Hollow

Origin - Brazil
Style - Thrash/Death Metal

" Torture Squad have been annihilating the Brazilian metal scene for over 15 years now, playing visceral and powerful death/thrash metal...And with this years "Hellbound" album they have certainly made a name for themselves worldwide "

" Pandemonium is the 4th full length from Torture Squad...I think this is when they started to recieve attention from the metal scene because....This album kills !
This is a brutal blend of Thash riffing with some death overtones and the blackish vocals all supported by a crispy production "

" Every track is Thrashtastic and their hybrid of Death/Thrash should be taken into consideration by every So called modern thrash band !

If you miss the Thrash scene in the eighties, or are just starting to find your roots in the sub-genre, then this is highly recommended, as you’ll struggle to find a modern Thrash album with so many damn crushing riffs…...Buy Or Die !

Absolutely obscene !.........Get It!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Sympathy - Anagogic Tyranny (2008)

1. Insurrection
2. And All Flesh
3. On a Bloodied Cross
4. Ours the Grave
5. Perfection in Death
6. Enslaved by Depravity
7. Underworld
8. Forgotten Temples
9. The Iscariot Aspect: Fides Quarens Intellectum
10. Potter’s Field:Hic Occultus Occulto Occisus Est

Origin - Canada
Style - Technical Death Metal

" Sympathy returns with a third full length full of Technicality and Brutality "

" Essentially a one man project up until now...Composer and Guitar/Vocals master Dharok has added Jeff Lewis(Abolishment of Hate, Mortification) and Jim Austin (Into Eternity) on drums. As a result, Anagogic Tyranny is the band's most cohesive sounding album yet "

" Dharok takes his trademark mix of aggressive thrash, technical brutal death, and harsh black, and ups the ante with songs that take his sound to an entirely different plain. The compositions are more complex, the playing more technical (featuring some of the fastest playing Sympathy has ever performed), and the songs are unpredictable, as elements of black, death, thrash, doom, and orchestral elements are melded together.....The wicked guitar solos are sprinkled through-out and are very Necrophagist in speed and technique "

Folks...This is a twisting...turning...technical album of the highest order with ripping solos and symphonic over-tones....A great release !

For fan's of Spawn Of Possession,Necrophagist etc.

Death of the Immortals !............Get It!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Mastication - Mastication (Demo #1) 1991

1. Intro
2. Freedom's Death
3. Unholy Wickedness
4. Material Assassin

Origin - Sweden
Style - Death Metal

" 1st demo by Mastication from (Upplands Väsby) Sweden...Recorded at Sunlight Studios in 1991... produced by Tomas Skogsberg of course "

" When you take a look at this early lineup...Whew.. some fucking heavyweights in there..How about members of Excruciate,Unanimated,Grave to name a few "

" The very young Mastication played live with Candlemass, Crematory, and Dismember before their first demo !....So as you might guess this is fucking heavy death metal at its best ! "

Satanklaassen Gets big points for requesting this lost gem !......Hailz Bro.
Crank This One Up !....The Tape has almost Disintegrated !

The Old-Code Rulez !....Get It!

Tankard - Thirst (2008)

1. Octane Warriors
2. Deposit Pirates
3. Stay Thirsty!
4. Hyperthermia
5. Echoes Of Fear
6. When Daddy Comes To Play
7. Zodiac Man
8. G.A.L.O.W.
9. Myevilfart
10. Sexy Feet Under

Origin - Germany
Style - Thrash Metal

" Lucky #13...as in 13th full length from the german beer lords "

" You know what to expect....Consistent thrash with humor and just plain fun..Well produced...Well played...always funny.."

What more do you need ?......After 26 years of doing it...Some of the young bands out there could take a lesson....

Mehr Bier bitte!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Legion of the Damned - Cult of the Dead (2008)

01. Sermon Of Sacrilege (intro)
02. Pray And Suffer
03. Black Templar
04. House Of Possession
05. Black Wings Of Yog Sothoth
06. Cult Of The Dead
07. Necrosophic Rapture
08. Enslaver Of Souls
09. Solar Overlord
10. Lucifer Saviour
11. Final Godsend

Origin - Netherlands
Style - Death/Thrash Metal

" New album from the dutch thrash machine "

I will save my review for a another day.......Because?

This is The Bastard Voice-Over Edition !

Irritating !...And the same bastard on every promo!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Hooded Menace - Fulfill The Curse (2008)

1. Rotting Rampage (Menace of the Skeletal Dead)
2. Fulfill the Curse
3. Grasp of the Beastwoman
4. Laboratory of Nightmares
5. Beauty and The Feast
6. The Eyeless Horde
7. The Love Song of Gotho, Hunchback of the Morgue
8. Arcane Epitaph
9. Theme From Manhattan Baby

Origin - Finland
Style - Death/Doom metal

" Fuck Me Running.....Hooded Menace are heavy as fuck !...Finland has produced some great Death/Doom over the years...But this one may top them all !.....Bold Statement? I know, But when you hear the Dark and eerie Riffs and the otherworldly vocals..You will see what I mean..."

" Did you ever wonder what Candlemass would sound like with deathly vocals?....Hooded Menace has nailed this and so much more..This is no single riff ,bury you with boredom type doom here. This album is evil,Weighty, Just downright heavy ! Every track is crushing and dynamic and full of dark nuances "

I could go on about this record.....But I am busy listening to it for the 5th time already.....Oh and I absolutely Dig on the artwork also....Classic old-school !

People : Buy this record.......But Do Get iT!....Support a awesome underground band and label....We need more records like this one !

Underworld Fave !.......Get It!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Jigsore Terror - World End Carnage (2004)

1. Gorging On Exposed Arteries
2. Skeletal Decomposition
3. Slaughtered Existence
4. Death Rattle Cacaphony
5. Senseless Slaughter
6. Rotten Heads
7. Reeking Death
8. Insane Torture
9. Scattered Cranial Remains
10. Violent Molestation
11. Corpses On Fire
12. Feast of Dismembered Limbs
13. Brutally Murdered
14. Bestial Frenzy
15. World End Carnage

Origin - Sweden
Style - Grindcore / Death Metal

" Jigsore Terror was created by its members because they wanted to play some kind of old-school death/grind in the veins of the early, brutal bands like Repulsion, Death, and Terrorizer "

" The band consits out of some Birdflesh members, and that proffesionalism is definitely audible throughout the whole album. The main goal for the musicians is pretty clear from the very start as they are not set up to break speed limits or to add anything extra to the scene, they are clearly aiming for a solid old school kind of grindcore. They are throwing Repulsion alike arrangements all over the place all the time and this wink to the glorious past of the grindcore scene makes the band one to embrace rather warm. Simply because not many bands come that close to the original set up for this genre, fans of the earliest grindcore bands like Terrorizer and Napalm Death will be surprised by the quality of these Swedes "

" Grooving like hell and with a lot of variation throughout the whole album makes this a special one and enjoyable for death metal fans as well. I wouldn't call this easy-listening grindcore, yet I think this is the kind of grindcore that doesn't demand a lot of scene fanaticism. That typical 80's swing that they have is definitely a thing that makes their music accessible for most listeners. It includes all that makes an album like this successful: killer grooves, enough tempo changes, short songs, catchiness, short screaming solo's and frantic vocals. Even the moshparts are of a killer level, too bad they last for just a few seconds each time. Yet, with a great and crystal clear production by late Mieszko from Nasum the band prevents themselves from sounding rather droll or stale "

All in all a must-have album for every grindcore freak without any doubt!

Jigsaw Indeed !...........Go Ahead !

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Dead Head - Kill Division (1999)

1. Kill Division
2. Cold Being
3. Waste of Skin
4. Six
5. Mahler
6. Sprayed Into Oblivion
7. Wings on Fire
8. Where Silence Dwells
9. The Hustler
10. Until the Sun Appears
11. Souls of Ice
12. Heavy Metal Thunder (Saxon cover)

Origin - Netherlands
Style - Thrash Metal

" Holland quartet Dead Head developed near the tail end of the big original movement in 1989, releasing a series of demos and three albums over the course of the next 10 years. "Kill Division" would be their third release in 1999 "

" Dead Head prefer the super sonic melt your face off approach to thrash- the one that makes fingers bleed on guitar strings and drum heads, as well as insuring buckets of sweat and possible limb damage from the crowd. Reference points would include Sadus, Kreator and early Dark Angel- with bassist Tom Van Dijk doubling on the vocals with a razor gurgling affinity for Mille in tracks like "Cold Being", "Sprayed Into Oblivion" and "Wings On Fire"

" It’s a shame this act isn’t considered in the same breath as the aforementioned groups, because they certainly have the ability, talent and songwriting skills to be in the upper speed death/thrash echelon.....Lost But Not Forgotten !

Killer !.......Thrash !

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Order of Ennead - Order of Ennead (2008)

1. Seeking the Prophets
2. Reflection, An Endless Endeavour
3. As Long As I Have Myself I Am Not Alone
4. The Culling
5. Introspection And The Loss Of Denial
6. Conferring With Demons
7. As If A Rose I Wither
8. Interlude With Reason
9. A Cry To The Perilous Sun
10. Prelude To Ruin
11. Dismantling An Empire

Origin - USA
Style - Black/Death Metal

" Three fourths of Council Of The Fallen have reformed as Order Of Ennead. Vocalist Kevin Quirion, bassist Scott Patrick and drummer Steve Asheim are joined by new guitarist John Li "

" Order OF Ennead's sound has a lot of similarities to Council Of The Fallen. It's black metal with death and progressive elements. Their combination of the progressive and the extreme is very effective "

" Quirion and Li's guitar work is excellent. From black metal riffs to ripping thrash solos, their playing crosses many genres, and it's all very good. Order Of Enneads vocals are black metal rasps, which are harsh yet understandable "

Order Of Ennead is a compelling and very well done blackened death metal CD

Goat asked........Goat Got ....
Get On It !

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Nominon - Remnants of a Diabolical History (2006)

1. Blaspheming the Dead
2. Invocations
3. Live for Violence (Voivod cover)
4. Cemetery of Life
5. Servants of the Moonlight
6. Diabolical Bloodshed
7. Spit on Your Grave (Whiplash cover)
8. Blessed by Fire
9. Genocide
10. Decomposed (Repulsion cover)
11. Sodom's Fall

" Compilation of unreleased tracks that had never been on cd format"

" Nominon assaults our ears with ferocious old school Death Metal, heavily down-tuned brutality with a lot of weight and some groove. There are no “nice” solos, no harmonies and no fucking pussy, weak half-growls in their music. Only brutal and aggressive death metal.... distinctly Swedish "

" There are covers of classic songs by Voivod, Whiplash and Repulsion here which should be more than enough to please the old school thrashers among you !

Go Ahead !.....Get It!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Devian - God To The Illfated (2008)

1. Mask Of Virtue
2. Assailant
3. The Unspoken
4. Saintbleeder
5. I'm The Pariah
6. God To The Illfated
7. Summerdeath
8. South Of Halo
9. Awaiting Doom
10. When The Vultures Have Left

Origin - Sweden
Style - Black/Death/Thrash Metal

" 2nd blistering album from Legion & Emil of Marduk fame "

" This time Devian enlisted Peter Tägtgren of Hypocrisy for help with the album and you can hear some definite Hypocrisy influences...But this record combines Black metal overtones with Death/Thrash Riffing and Legion's Snarling vocals "

You will want this !........Trust Me......

Rest In Pain !.....Or ?

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Exmortem - Funeral Phantoms (2008)

1. Black Opium
2. Souls of Tyrants
3. Fixed in Slime
4. Funeral Phantom
5. The Vultures Gather
6. Anger Trumpet Blow
7. Salvation
8. For the Grave of History
9. Slow Death Regimes
10. View to a Death in the Morning

Origin - Denmark
Style - Death Metal

" Absolutely agonizing Death Metal from the Danish masters of low-tuned sorrow. Funeral Phantoms manages to create a fresh new sound in the often stale Death Metal genre with a relentless, grinding style that seems to suck the air from the room "

" With "Funeral Phantoms", Exmortem changes their style of music drastically. Gone are the frenzied break-neck speed assaults, at least on the surface. Taking a full 180 degree turn, Exmortem now treats us to music that hauls itself along at an almost absurdly slow pace creating an aura of such dismal despair that one can’t help but feel utterly crushed by the relentless death metal. The music is characterised by the chugging guitars, which create a wall of sound and don't allow speed to enter the songs but in very small doses. Intricate riffs and signature changes make the songs avoid getting monotonous, in fact make them hauntingly interesting - each of the tracks is different from the others, but all share the same feeling of hopelessness and human despair "

" The production is thick, dark and ugly....Exmortem (2008) is darker than at any point before and I have no doubt that their slow, grinding and eerie death metal will earn them a lot of praise "

Recommended !

Grime Metal !......Get It!

Fleshkraft - First Harvest (2008)

1. Hate Red
2. Breath Control
3. Deathcold
4. Sworn to Burn
5. Insane Bloodlust
6. Stiff
7. Bred Undead
8. Beyond the Sight of Gods
9. Terminal Treatment
10. In the Grip of Insanity
11. Dominance Through Depravity

Origin - Finland
Style - Death Metal

" Fleshkraft from (Tampere)Finland....Debut album of crushing death metal...done with a nod to the likes of Morbid Angel,Vader,Cannibal Corpse"

" What you get is....11 tracks of 3 minute or so long death metal done with no frills, nary a solo in sight, just crushing riffs and deep vocals...all done with a spot on production "

Fleshkraft have joined the many bands nowadays putting out their work for free!

Hails to Fleshkraft for letting all of us hear this album....Now support these guys anyway you can.....

I added a video for the track" Bred Undead" in the rar folder....As it is bad-ass !

Reign of Insanity !........Get It!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Trauma - Suffocated In Slumber (2000)

1. A Gruesome Display
2. Unable To React
3. Suffocated In Slumber
4. A Deep Scar
5. Swallow The Murder
6. Words Of Hate
7. Tools Of Mutual Harm
8. Dust (Kill Me)
9. ...Bloodshot Eyes

Origin - Poland
Style - Death Metal

" Brilliant 3rd album of Death Metal that benefits greatly from flawless production and technically adept musicanship. Brutal, but complex song structures. One of the oldest and greatest Death Metal bands Poland has ever known "

" Severely under-rated....but easily in the same league as Vader,Decapitated etc."

" Fast and really aggressive Death Metal, allways on the highest technical level is what you can hear on Suffocated In Slumber "

This band deserves wider recognition !

Polish War Machine !

Thursday, November 6, 2008

The Faceless - Planetary Duality (2008)

1. Prison Born
2. The Ancient Covenant
3. Shape Shifters
4. Coldly Calculated Design
5. Xeno Christ
6. Sons of Belial
7. Legion of the Serpent
8. Planetary Duality I : Hideous Revelation
9. Planetary Duality II : A Prophecies Fruition

Origin - USA
Style - Technical Death Metal

" 2nd full length from the encino,ca crew "

" This band seems to bring out alot of various ideas of what they are....Tech,core,death,?.......People...just because a band has break-downs in their tracks does not make them core....This is technical death metal in my opinion....Full-on growling vocals and dizzying guitar passages....might be over the top to some...but its not that different than Necophagia, or Spawn Of Possession...Ok its not the same...but you get the idea "

" The Faceless may be frowned upon by some death metal purists because they are young and dont look the part....But Indeed they are Death Metal and looking to go places !

Tech Fans....Grab this !

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Severed Savior - Servile Insurrection (2008)

1. Question
2. Inverted and Inserted
3. Rewards of Cruelty
4. Fuck the Humans
5. Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis
6. Intervallo del Tradimento
7. Acts of Sedition
8. Fecalpheliac
9. Spoils of War
10. Deadspeak
11. Servile Insurrection

Origin - USA
Style - Technical Brutal Death Metal

" Here is Severed Savior back with their follow up to the crushing debut 'Brutality Is Law' a technical..Brutal monster of an album !

" Servile Insurrection is even better !........ An impressive offering of technical death metal, fast and dynamic and rich with intense atmosphere. Gutteral Vocals from hell and the modern tech production to go with everything else "

" Listen.....This record might take a few spins to let all that is going on to sink in...But in the end this is a beast of a album... And essential for all tech-heads...&..Brutal freaks.

For fans of Psycroptic , Cryptopsy (early) and the like.....

Steel Toe Abortion !.........Get It!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Devoid of Grace - Chaos - New God (2008)

1. Distorted Perspective
2. Demonosphere
3. Chaos - New God
4. Blind Mirror

Origin - Russia
Style - Death Metal

" Debut E.P. from Devoid Of Grace of (Lipetsk) Russia "

" If I didnt know better..this sounds as if it were done in poland at the Hertz studios..done by one of the many great polish death metal machines. This has that feel to it..dense grooves and deep vocals...technical riffing...blazing drums and a stout production "

Best Ep. I've heard in a while !........Cant wait for these guys to unleash a full-length....

From Russia !....With Hate !

Monday, November 3, 2008

Dew-Scented - Inwards (2002)

1. Bitter Conflict
2. Unconditional
3. Life Ending Path
4. Inwards
5. Blueprints Of Hate
6. Locked In Motion
7. Degeneration
8. Terminal Mindstrip
9. Feeling Not
10. Reprisal

Origin - Germany
Style - Thrash/Death Metal

" 4th full length from these german thrashers...And my personal favorite "

" Inwards is one hammer of a recording, a blasting, razor-sharp thrashing death metal session which mercilessly tramples all over most present-day "thrashing" releases just like they didn't matter....This simply oozes and writhes with murderous power and precision "

" Just the first track alone (bitter conflict) is better than most new so-called thrash records...I shit you not.....This record kills and then kills again !

Thrash !..............Rifforama !

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Uoknal - This Is Ultraviolence (2008)

01. Back To Dust
02. Now Glorious
03. Death Control
04. Social Decapitation
05. Barrels Of Blood
06. Have No Fear
07. Haunted
08. Prisoners We Are
09. The End Of Days

Origin - France
Style - Black/Death Metal

" Having just recieved this album...I looked around for some info on these guys...and not much can be found...Uoknal are from france and play a brand of blackened/death metal..with more leaning on death metal "

" This is their debut..And I can tell you, I for one Like it!....Intense rifforama and dual vocals in every track (Low gutteral,Higher scream)and a top-notch production make for a fine debut.....You have some damn catchy riffs in here.!

Fans of Belphegor,Behemoth ect.......Take A Listen...

My Space!.....My Ass !

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Macrodex - Infernal Excess (Demo) 1989

1. Reborn Through Hate
2. Altar of Death
3. Anticipated Destiny
4. Infernal Excess

Origin - Sweden
Style - Death Metal

" 2nd demo from Macrodex....Who would later split up to form Crypt Of Kerberos and House Of Usher "

" Furious Death/Thrash in the early Swedish Scene...After releasing 3 demos and recording one track 'Cremation' for 'Projection Of A Stained Mind' sampler with rare or otherwise unreleased tracks the band split "

Killer Early Demo material from A Cult Band !.......

This one goes out to Dalen....I would like to wish the best for you and your family !Including your new Baby Boy,..And Remember "Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands,but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.".........DD

Go Ahead !