Saturday, January 31, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
Origin - Sweden
Style - Death/Black Metal
" Ghamorean is From Umea, Sweden. The band has been around for a while but they had only released 1 demo before this Debut in 2005"
" Their music is pretty vicious, evil and dark but yet dynamic and varied. People will probably think of endless blast-beats, shrieking vocals and tremolo guitars with poor variation when they hear or read death/black metal. But that's not the case here. Ghamorean is a band that has taken influences from the Norwegian black metal scene and mixed them with ingredients of modern death metal....To arrive at something really interesting "
" All the members deliver a splendid mix of pale vicious black metal and heavy hammer-slamming death metal. The vocals on this album sound like a raspy sort of Tompa like thing...Really good . The production is clear and you can hear everything separately. Many songs have great tempo transitions, like the track ''Shackled'' for example. The intro is incredibly intense, the tempo is lowered a bit but it is compensated by some impressive shredding and catchy drumming. And finally the tempo is lowered even more, and right after that the pace is turned up once again "
All in all a fine debut....And we will be hearing more from these guys ..As they have released a new one in late 2008...More on that one later...
Go Ahead !.......Check It Out!
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Origin - USA
Style - Death Metal
" For the first time in nearly 15 years, two vile new Autopsy tracks were recorded in September 2008, bringing together Chris Reifert, Danny Coralles and Eric Cutler for another slice of death & decay "
" These tracks make up a special, extremely limited (only 1,000) 7" vinyl release ". Everyone’s favorite San Franciscan sickos — an inspiration to an entire generation of death metal bands will be reissuing classic albums with bonus tracks also "
Ridden With Disease !......Get It!
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Origin - Sweden
Style - Thrash Metal
" Agony is one of the most overlooked bands in the history of thrash metal. The fact that they are Swedish makes things even better..."
" “The first defiance” is a masterpiece on pretty much all accounts. There are riffs-a-fucken-plenty that guarantee your head will be bangin and there’s some serious fuck en songwriting going on. These guys had it all figured out; they took the best parts of the Bay Area scene, molded it into their own concoction and ended up with a fantastic album "
" Coming from a punk background (and formerly being known as Agoni – the Swedish word for “agony”, of course), “The first defiance” left the punk influences behind and concentrated on the ABC of magnificent thrash fucking metal with all sorts of time changes and ripping solo's....But its the awesome riffs that set this one apart ! "
If this album had today's powerful productions...This would be a legend!......In my mind it is anyway !
If you claim to be a serious thrash fan and don't know these guys?.......Please up-grade your knowledge and find this at all costs......
Crank It Up !
Thrash For Life !.........No Other Way !
Right Here Fuckers......
Friday, January 23, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Origin - Germany
Style - Death Metal
1-3 from 12" ep '97, 4-7 from MCD '95, 8-9 from 7" ep '92 ,10 - from demo '91, 11 -from demo '92 ,12 - unreleased promo tape '98
"Compilation from cult german's R.U.Dead?...Covering the entire back catalogue"
" R.U.Dead? formed in 1989...Born from the ashe's of Poison...No not the cheesy poison ! R.U.Dead? played a brand of death metal that was aggressive and a bit crude with totally extreme vocals and a very compact production "
Gorth with the call again...On this "rare" and overlooked band..
Nyktophobia !........Get It!
2. Body in the Barrel
3. Hostile Respect
4. The Last Stand
5. Bloodstained Hands
8. Taste the Metal
10. The Combination
Origin - Norway
Style - Thrash/Death Metal
" Dead Man's Hand can be described as a blend of modern up-tempo thrash and down to mid tempo death metal...Think The Haunted,At The Gates, etc with some Slayer mosh parts "
" This is their debut and a very good one indeed. All the tracks are aggressive as well as the vocal's..A mixture of throat-shredding roars and the deep death metal growls. The production is good and everything sounds well balanced "
For Fan's of The Haunted, At The Gates, and Any Swedish death/Thrash bands !
Buy It!...If You Like It!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
For Fans of Kaamos,Repugnant and Any Ancient Death Metal....
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
1. Into The Jaws Of Hell
Friday, January 9, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
2. The purifier
Origin - Sweden
Style - Death Metal
" Cool Christmas single released on vinyl only....Limited to 4 copies (now thats a limited edition!) "
' A ripping Wasp cover and another un-released track "
Go Ahead !........Get It!
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
" This is basically a doom album with death metal vocals. So good that it sounds like Candlemass with Deathly vokills. These guys are evil, cavernous, and downright nasty. Hooded Menace plays the finest bonecrushing doom metal out there with a great sense of melody. Really, a review of this album can't describe how great this album is. Just buy this masterpiece of Horror Death/Doom Metal right now!
9. Darkane - Demonic Art
" As far as I’m concerned, “Demonic Art” is definitely a step forward for Darkane. They’re clearly improving on their particular neo-thrash formula, and having a new, more energetic vocalist will help them realize their undoubted potential to the fullest in the near future. Their songs continue to be dynamic, technical and catchy, and that’s just the necessary mix required in order to get my attention. Good work here, by all fucken means! "
8. Evocation - Dead Calm Chaos
" Evocation have been around since 1991 and in 2008 they are still swedish killers ! Dead Calm Chaos is a riff monster and every riff is crushing ! Add some new-found melody and it makes for a album with heaviness and that good old Swedish rotten groove. In a year of super death releases, I’d put "Dead Calm Chaos" as one of my favorites of this genre for 2008 "
7. Deny The Urge - Blackbox Of Human Sorrow
" Deny The Urge from Lower Saxony must be a well kept secret, because the four Germans unleash a brutal death metal onslaught on their second album that leaves me more than once speechless. Fast and technical death metal of the highest order is on tap here. Blackbox Of Human Sorrow is not only a very good record, but also better than most what the hip metal labels are signing these days. Fans of technical death metal are in for a treat!
6. Guillotine - Blood Money
" Guillotine storms back to the thrash folds with this quick paced, catchy-as-all-fucking-Hell album. Blood Money isn’t necessarily retro or old school as it certainly has influences from old and new bands, but the overall sound is a bit more contemporary. Not only does Blood Money rarely let up with the pummeling onslaught, but it adds some seriously infectious grooves and melodies into it’s thrash mix. I think you’ll be hard pressed to find a catchier thrash album released this year "
5. Septic Flesh - Communion
" Every song on this disc is a ferocious battering of pure metal mayhem...Backed by a full orchestra that makes the entire album worthy of any metal fan’s personal collection of prized masterpieces. Whether it would fall under the category of death metal or modern black metal, as it has strong symphonic elements and uses multiple vocal styles..It matters not !....“Communion” has ranked itself among the best albums of the year easily "
4. Bloodbath - The Fathomless Mastery
" I have definitely went back and forth on this one ? But the more I listened to it I came up with this...This album is a superb display of death metal perfection that isn’t blast beats and breakdowns, just pure, honest riffs and memorable moments-just like it was in the early 90s. Eleven head-crushing tracks that will surely rip you a new one. Led by Mike Åkerfeldt’s vocals that are as evil and thick as ever and Martin Axenrot’s impressive percussion. It’s amazing how most death metal bands spend their entire careers looking for that right sound and Bloodbath manage to kick out this record like its nothing "
3. Outcast - Self-Injected Reality
" I really hope that people will understand that they must check this band as soon as possible because they're great really. If you like technical Thrash/Death Metal, be sure that "Self-Injected Reality" will be for you! Outcast plays a really technical modern Thrash Metal mixed with Death Metal elements and above all with really complex deep parts which come from the lands of Progressive music. This is excellent really and the songs are so complex and go in a ton of different directions that it's really addictive.."Self-Injected Reality" is a great release highly recommended ! "
2. In Mourning - Shrouded Divine
" Forget Opeth !......You will find no progressive 70s jazz noodling on this record. "Shrouded Divine" is a high quality release full of dark, moody, death-influenced metal, interspersed with melancholy acoustic detours and instrumental sections, all infused with a general 'progressive' vibe. In Mourning is a stunning newcomer we welcome in the future gallery of giants. Some of these guys are also in Volturyon I might add...Absolutely Essential !
God Damn boiling this down to 1 is hard.....But Here is my personal favorite from 2008...................
1. Revocation - Empire Of The Obscene
" Revocation pull off a huge up-set with this album...I would have never guessed a Technical Death/Thrash Metal band from the US would be anywhere in my list..But Revocation slayed me from minute one...Their brand of infectiously ruthless Tech/Thrash/Death is truly monumental. David Davidson is definitely one of the top up and coming guitarists in metal. I shit you not !...This guy is unreal !...With his technical riffery to the blazing solos on every track. And although his vocals took a bit to get used to..They are actually refreshing in a world of soundalikes. This record never ceases to amaze me..Every Time I hear it..I get something else out of it.... Empire Of The Awesome is about right !
Well There you go...My faves for 2008....Now onto 2009......Hope you enjoyed this nonsense....Look forward to seeing yours !
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Monday, January 5, 2009
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Top 20 albums of 2008 coming up in the next couple of days !
Thanx again for checking this place out....Keep coming back for more....
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Origin - Finland
Style - Death Metal
" Lubricant started in the beginning of the year 1991.The Guys had been playing speed metal under the name O.V.D. for some years, but after performing live for the very last time March 22nd 1991, it was time for a change. Since then they released one demotape and one mcd/mlp and played various gigs mostly in Finland, but also in Germany and Sweden. After small line-up change ( Aki - guitar, Antti - drums ) the band played few gigs and then broke-up in the beginning of 1994 "
" Only released on cassette...Their sound is groovy,Death metal with the medical song titles and lyrics. Later on they went to a more Death&roll concoction "
Pretty Rare demo from the old days !......
Omphalorrhoe from Phytoprotoplasma?......Ah....Whatever !
Get It Here....