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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Revolting - Dreadful Pleasures (2009)


1. Tenafly Viper
2. Terror has no Shape
3. Overtaken by the Crawling
4. They're not Human
5. Moonshine Mutation
6. Video Vixen
7. Brainwaves of Death
8. Sheetar the Bloodqueen
9. Dreadful Pleasures


Origin - Sweden
Style - Death Metal

" If Revolting Rogga (Rogga Johansson)-(Paganizer,Demiurg,Carve,Ribspreader)isnt the most prolific writer and recorder of death metal right now ...I dont know who is?.....This is Revolting's debut....."

"Revolting is dedicated to the absolute worship of late '80s death metal (Carnage,Impetigo) and horror/gore films from the 1980s. The band chose its name "to reflect the gross, nasty, gory, and insane horror films from the '80s such as 'Street Trash', 'The Blob', 'Redneck Zombies', and other mutant gross-out fests "


You will get no keyboards here.....No Clean vocals.....Just 31 minutes of disgusting,Old-School Death metal worship !


So if your musical taste includes: Funebre,Crematory,Carnage,Autopsy,Gorement etc. Then by all means enjoy !


Puke Out Your Intestines !........Then..Get It!

Friday, January 30, 2009

Ghamorean - Plaguempire (2005)



1. Wretch
2. Existence Without God
3. Project Sulphur Hate
4. Shackled
5. Parasite
6. Sirens for the Weak
7. Enigma of Human Deceit


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!
Somewhere....Over There..

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Concrete Sleep - As I Fly Away (Demo 1992)


1. The Farm
2. As I Fly Away
3. Haunted By Visions

Origin - Sweden
Style - Death Metal

" Demo from 92 from former Formacide Members "

" One and only Demo released....A un-released Lp is said to be in the worx.....Enjoy some obscure Death Metal from Where Else?....Sweden "


Go Ahead!....Get It!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

This Ending - Dead Harvest (2009)


1. Trace of Sin
2. Parasites
3. Machinery
4. Instigator of Dead Flesh
5. Dellusionists
6. Army of the Dying Sun
7. Dead Harvest
8. Tools of Demise
9. Deathtrade
10. The Asylum

Origin - Sweden
Style - Melodic Death Metal

" New full-length from ex - A Canorous Quintet members "

" Sort of a industrial Dark Tranquillity sound goin on here..."



Go Ahead !.....Get It!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Autopsy - Horrific Obsession 7" (2009)



1. Horrific Obsession
2. Feast Of The Graveworm


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!

Over There....

Seance - Saltrubbed Eyes (1993)


1. Soulerosion
2. 13th Moon
3. Saltrubbed Eyes
4. Controlled Bleeding
5. Angelmeat (Part II)
6. 'Til Death Do Us Join
7. Sanctum
8. Skinless
9. Hidden Under Scars


Origin - Sweden
Style - Death Metal


" Seance's second album, 1993's Saltrubbed Eyes, would also be their last...Until reforming recently with the top notch 'Awakening Of The Gods' lp "


" A textbook 1990's death metal band from Sweden, Linköping's Seance most closely resemble early Entombed or Edge of Sanity with their sludgy death metal crush; their mid-level complexity and mid-paced brutality. Breaking down the music: they add a few symphonic accents to "Angelmeat (Part II)," bring nicely evil harmonies to close the title track, or the odd clean-picked melody lines to instrumental "Hidden Under Scars," that Seance achieve their most distinctive moments "


" Seance served like an incubator for later bands such as Witchery, The Haunted etc..Although I prefer Seance myself...Yeah Im Old !!....But Fuck it !


This is a lost treasure of an album from a day that is not forgotten !


Ahh....The Blessing of Death !

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Guillotine - Under the Guillotine (1997)


1. Executioner
2. Grave Desecrator
3. Leprosy
4. Guillotine
5. Death Penalty
6. Crucifixion
7. Night Stalker
8. Tormentor
9. Total Mayhem
10. Violence

Origin - Sweden
Style - Thrash Metal

" Debut album from these swedish thrashers "

" Total Kreator 'Endless Pain' worship here !.......And thats not a bad thing....If you liked early Kreator or Sodom?...Then you will dig this too.."

This was one of the better retro-thrash LPs of the mid to late 90s...."


Get To It!......Ok?

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Agony - The First Defiance (1988)


1. Storm of the Apocalypse
2. The First Defiance
3. Execution of Mankind
4. Mass Manipulation
5. Night of the Emperor
6. Shadow of Fear
7. Madness Reigns
8. Deadly Legacy


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

Cannibal Corpse - Evisceration Plague (2009)


1. Priests of Sodom
2. Scalding Hail
3. To Decompose
4. A Cauldron of Hate
5. Beheading and Burning
6. Evidence in the Furnace
7. Carnivorous Swarm
8. Evisceration Plague
9. Shatter Their Bones
10. Carrion Sculpted Entity
11. Unnatural
12. Skewered from Ear to Eye


Origin - USA
Style - Death Metal


" Cannibal Corpse’s “Evisceration Plague,” is the band’s eleventh album "

" Taking up where "Kill" left off... Cannibal Corpse have indeed brought on the heaviness and blood,sweat and a improved guitar sound on this new one "

" Containing 12-tracks of pure brutality and aggression shows Cannibal Corpse at their best bringing out a more heavier feel and vibration throughout the entire record....Again produced by Erik Rutan at Mana Recording Studios "

You know what you are going to get !



Blood And Sweat !.....Now Get !

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Rumpelstiltskin Grinder - Living for Death, Destroying the Rest (2009)


1. Nothing Defeats the Skull
2. Graveyard Vandalization
3. Brainwasher C. 1655
4. Friends in the Mountain, Ghouls in the Valley
5. Spyborg
6. Traitor's Blood
7. Beware the Thrash Brigade
8. Sewers Of Doom (Dethroning The Tyrant Pt.1)
9. Darkness Never Ending (Dethroning The Tyrant Pt.2)
10. Revolution Of Underground Legions (Dethroning The Tyrant Pt.3)


Origin - USA
Style - Thrash Metal

" Philadelphia's Rumpelstiltskin Grinder are back with their second album of Speed/Thrash/ Metal "

" These guys play as fast as they freaking can without it getting death or grind. "Graveyard Vandalism" is ludicrously speedy, the riff at 2:41 in "Traitor's Blood" is almost too fast and every song contains about a novella's worth of lyrics. Some tunes, like "Brainwasher C. 1655" and "Fiends in the Mountain, Ghouls in the Valley" (honestly, I love these song titles), add a bit of German thrash melody amidst the double-bass barrage and oh-so-perfect riffing. The production is crisp, clear and complements the surprisingly solid instrumentation nicely "

" Look...If you are into metal that pokes fun at the genre and at the same time gives respect to the old-school.. Then this is for you!

For fans of: Testament, Exodus,Municipal Waste, Kreator, Toxic Holocaust and all fun... over the top Metal.....


Buy Cds !......Support The Scene !

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

R.U. Dead? - ...Completely Dead. (2002)



1. One Past Zero
2. A Thought Before The Kill
3. Profession of Faith
4. And The Moon Whispers
5. When Your Heart Turns Black
6. Horrid Tomorrow
7. Doomworld
8. Hypnos
9. The Tombs Have Not Been Sealed
10. Mind Funeral / Lurking Fear
11. Omega / Insane Gods
12. Ninety-Six


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!
@......Over Here...

Dead Man's Hand - The Combination (2009)

1. Capaci Bomb
2. Body in the Barrel
3. Hostile Respect
4. The Last Stand
5. Bloodstained Hands
6. Castigate
7. Guillotine
8. Taste the Metal
9. Knuckledusted
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!

They have it here..

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Konkhra - Nothing Is Sacred (2009)


1. Prelude To Perversion
2. Hail To The King
3. Religion Is A Whore
4. Breathe The Fear
5. Killswitch
6. Nothing Is Sacred
7. Legacy Of Truth
8. Sufficient To Sicken
9. The Race
10. I Defy
11. The Promise Of Antagonism


Origin - Denmark
Style - Death Metal


" Denmark’s Konkhra, who celebrate their 20 year anniversary in 2009, release their 6th album Nothing Is Sacred "

" Nothing Is Sacred features James Murphy on lead guitar, and introduces both 20-year-old guitarist Michael Skovbakke and one of Denmark’s fastest drummers Mads Lauridsen "


" This shit is as heavy as a sledge hammer...and damn catchy too....with a chunky production and brutal drums..and of course the solo's from murphy top it off !


2009 is off and running.....


Uncompromising !.........Get It!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Morpheus Descends - Ritual Of Infinity (1992)


1. The Way of All Flesh
2. Corpse Under Glass
3. Immortal Coil
4. Trephanation
5. Proclaimed Creator
6. Accelerated Decreptitude
7. Submerged in Adipocere
8. Enthralled to Serve
9. Ritual of Infinity

10. Trephanation
11. Triformed Limbs
12. Stigmatic Crucifixion
13. Residual Kill
14. Accelerated Decreptitude


Tracks 10-14 are from the Adipocere 7 inch tracks (Morpheus)


Origin - USA
Style - Death Metal

" An often overlooked but nonetheless hugely influential component of the New York Death Metal scene, Morpheus Descends has been praised by bands such as Suffocation as originators of this technical, dark and sludgy groove oriented vein of death metal "

" The track's on this debut album show death metal in various tempos, oppressive melodies, deep growling vocals and crunching guitars with leads. Morpheus Descends plays in the good old tradition so you know what to expect and certainly expect no surprises. Keeping in mind that these are old recordings you know where the Ney York style bands get their inspiration from "


This is an underground classic........


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

The Batallion - Stronghold of Men (2008)


1. The Spirit of Masculinity
2. Born in a Grave
3. Detonate
4. Man to Man (Warfare)
5. Victims
6. Smoke em Out
7. Hate at Last Sight
8. Tension in the Stronghold
9. March of the Veterans
10. Prove Your Pain
11. Last Dawn

Origin - Norway
Style - Blackened Death/Thrash Metal

" Formed in the summer of 2006 in Bergen, Norway, this group of talented musicians have members from legendary bands like ‘Old Funeral’, ‘Grimfist’, ‘Taake’ and ‘Borknagar’ to name a few. Their spirit and hunger is based on their passion for that old 80’s death/thrash metal feel "

" This album is a Thrash Metal kick in the teeth, a reflective burst of Tankards steely angst and Destructions lacerating vocal gurgle. The whole musical experience here is high octane; head banging retro thrash with a modern punch. Of the eleven numbers here you will discover a wide range of tempos and solid guitar arrangements. Stud Bronson’s vocals rasp away like a chainsaw and there are some tasty solo's also "

This is a must for fans of ‘Desaster’, ‘Destruction’, and early ‘Sodom’. It is a classic barrage of extreme dirty death/thrash metal from the 80’s but with a modern approach....So grab a beer and give these guys a listen for a thrashing good time !


Fist Raising And Downright Dirty !......Get It!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Slugathor - Unleashing the Slugathron (2003)


1. Delicacies Of The Cadaver
2. All Must Die
3. Bleed For Me
4. Lord Of All (Unborn)
5. Suffering Endlessly
6. Fabric Of The Multiverse
7. Instinct To Kill
8. Phenomenon Of Doom
9. Extinction
10. Abhorrent Copulation Machine

Origin - Finland
Style - Death Metal

" Slugathor's debut...originally on tape only(333) copies "

" Finland may never have been as prolific with bands as Sweden, but what they lack in quantity, they make up for with quality. I for one will take quality any day of the week. Finland has some truly classic bands... Demigod, Xysma, Abhorrence/Amorphis, Sentenced (the early stuff at least), Funebre, Demilich, and Adramelech. Well, you can add Slugathor to that list. Here is yet another band that has told the modern scene to fuck off and die in pain "

" Heavy as hell, brutal in a decidedly "non-American" way, and all-around crushing. Slugathor are one of the new rising stars in the underground. Chances are that you've never even heard about them, but you should seek them out. This is one of those bands that is buried deep in the underground, down where many "real" bands lie. They come from the same place that the gods of old came from, with the same kind of mindset and attitude towards metal. Slugathor are somewhere in the realm of Rottrevore and Incantation, impossibly combined with Demigod(Demo era) "

Awesome old-school stuff here folks !


Trap them and kill them !............Got It?

Friday, January 16, 2009

Devilyn - XI (2005)


1. The Counting of Quartered Heavens
2. The Enemy Within
3. Faith
4. The List
5. Degrade Flower
6. God Eater
7. Charming Maidens With No Skin
8. The Seven Virtues of Divine
9. Searching For The Beauty


Origin - Poland
Style - Death Metal

" Devilyn's 4th full-length, “XI”, is ultimately the band's best! "

" From the bands beginning years (about 10 years past), the technicality alongside the brutality keeps getting more vicious and precise. To those of you a little unfamiliar with Poland's Devilyn, they are kind of similar to Vader and Decapitated with more technical riffs! “XI”, or just “11”, consists of 9 tracks (8, without the 45 second intro) and is a very short 25 minutes playing time. Have the numbers confused you yet? Nevertheless, Devilyn boast of thunderous bass riffs, shredding rhythmic & technical lead guitars, absolutely brutal & precise pounding on the drums and Lord Worm-like vokills. “XI” is both diverse and uncompromisingly aggressive "


Fans of Decapitated, Vader and other well-produced, blasting death metal with a sense of brutal groove will likely dig this album.....


Songs Of Suffering !.........Are Here !

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Abramelin - ST (1995)


1. Misfortune
2. Grave Ideals (Nekromaniak)
3. Spiritual Justice
4. Humble Abode
5. Stargazer (The Summoning)
6. Stargazing (Stargazer II)
7. Deprived Of Afterlife
8. Invocation
9. Cantara (Dead Can Dance cover)

Origin - Australia
Style - Death Metal

" Abramelin's self-titled debut album is a demonically heavy, crushingly brutal and breathtakingly technical metal record that wades waist deep in gore of a level so visceral as to leave virtually any other band of their kind reeling in disbelief "

" Musically, this is a masterful album. By 1995, goregrind was a genre that was already running out of ideas and it would have been easy for Abramelin, a band that formed as Acheron around the same time as Cannibal Corpse, to merely go with the flow. Fortunately this was a band comprised of some remarkable musicians with an obvious if sinister purpose. Guitarist Tim Aldridge is clearly the star here. The technical aspects of his riffing and the complexity of his arrangements are simply mind-blowing. His playing is sharp and brutally aggressive but still possessed of a very clever melodic sense, and his lead playing is stylish in a late-era Carcass fashion. If that's not all, he throws in a gloomy classical guitar piece slap bang in the middle of the gruelling corpse-fucking epic "Stargazer". Behind Aldridge is the faultless time-keeping of one of the country's best but mostly unsung metal drummers in Euan Heriot, a natural and fluid player who blasts without falling back on triggers and tricks. Topping it all off is Simon Dower, who delivers his lines in a bowel-quakingly guttural roar "

Abramelin is one of the greatest Death Metal bands from austrailia... And after allowing this album to mince your soul you will surely understand why....Essential listening !


Requested by Machine


Relish The Blood !........And Then !

Havok - Being And Nothingness (2009)


1. Avaye Penhan
2. The Monsoon
3. A Pyrrhic Victory For Humanity
4. Iniquity
5. Paramount
6. Monologue With the Sky
7. Century of the Deviant
8. Stormfeed
9. The Ambulant Plague of Humans
10. Season of the Locust

Origin - Sweden
Style - Death Metal

" Havok's full length debut "

" This band is quickly becoming one of my favorite new-comers...After the terrific Ep 'Apathy Esplanade' 2008...Havok unleashes...What I would call Sophisticated Death Metal...What I mean is: Structures and tempo changes that arent your usual chugga...chugga riff patterns "

" This is in the Brutal Death Metal camp for sure but with some quite cool experimental atmospheric touches within the guitar work. Imagine some weird melodies and moody type of post rock elements packed between brutal blasts and freaky kinds of riffs. These are longer tracks than most..So I find that the more you listen the better it gets ! "

I hear fellow swede's Anata as a reference point..And Havok follows the same path of Highly artistic Creations......

This record does contain the songs from the ep..but with a better production !

Take a listen to one of the more adventurous and original sounding acts out there.


Propelled By Torture !........You Will !

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Axis Powers - Pure Slaughter (2005)


1. Atomic Winter
2. Pure Slaughter
3. Panzerblitz
4. Death in the East
5. Superior Stand
6. Soft Rotten Flesh
7. Evil Warriors
8. Ashes
9. I am Anyone
10. Hun in the Sun
11. Out of Order
12. Suicide Fuck (Abscess cover)
13. Superior Stand (taken from Tribute to I-17 split)
14. Land on Fire (taken from Tribute to I-17 split)


Origin - Sweden
Style - Death Metal

" Hell Yeah ! Underworld follower Gorth gave me this idea..."

" This is one of the few "real" death metal releases in the last few years...Another under-ground band playing the killer Old-School Style "

" Musically...'Pure Slaughter' has everything for the Swedish Old-School addict: 100% authentic Guitar sound from the sunlight days...Tracks that resemble Nihilist,Dismember,Carnage,Crematory etc., Straight forward songs that have no-frills...Just Brutal and Raw ! "

Axis Powers is not a re-invention of the wheel...But ancient Old-School worship at its finest !


For Fans of Kaamos,Repugnant and Any Ancient Death Metal....


Knights Of The Old Code !.......Get It!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Suffocation - Pierced from Within (1995)


1. Pierced from Within
2. Thrones of Blood
3. Depths of Depravity
4. Suspended in Tribulation
5. Torn into Enthrallment
6. The Invoking
7. Synthetically Revived
8. Brood of Hatred
9. Breeding the Spawn

Origin - USA
Style - Brutal Technical Death Metal

" What does one write about an album such as Pierced From Within? Is there anything that hasn’t already been said, and would I be doing the album a disservice by trying to capture its essence into words?...Every time I hear this album I am astounded at how good it sounds, even 14 years after its original release. Suffocation surely brought a unique sound and approach to the death metal scene and though many bands have tried, no one has been able to fully capture the sound and the feel that this band possesses "

" Suffocation just might have been at the top of their game here in many ways. After the somewhat disappointing (but still decent)-"Breeding The Spawn" effort, they quickly bounced back with a definite winner in "Pierced From Within". Where the previous album Could have been a masterpiece with a decent production, this one not only boasts a sublimely brutal production, but several other notable improvements as well....Frank Mullen's vocals improved tenfold , The compositions are tight, intense, focused, and containing a grab-bag of dense, manic riffs and solos that the bionic Hobbs/Cerrito-duo were so famous for "

Pierced From Within simply is one of the best technical death metal albums of all time period ! And an essential album from the history of death metal......


Underworld Hall Of Fame !

Ungraved - A Life Elder (2006)


1. Intro
2. Downfall Of The Age
3. Autumn
4. Destructive Fall
5. Darkness Grace
6. 333
7. Worms
8. Link Of Chain
9. Next Dying
10. At Last

Origin - Russia
Style - Melodic Death Metal

" Symphonic Melodic Death Metal is what you are instore with this debut from Russia's Ungraved "

" And a fine debut it is.....Keyboard driven melodies back all the tracks..But its the guitars that shine...Dripping with gothenburg Melody all over the place..Giving a nod to Dark Tranquillity,Old In Flames etc. "

" This cd comes off as being very professional and well produced...And being self-released first by the band (Later picked up for distribution) these lads did quite a job. The keys are a bit much in my book..As I am not in the Children Of Bodom camp...But it is a good record and one most Melo Deth fan's will dig "


Gorth gets this one !.....Pick It Up!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Impious - Hellucinate (2004)


1. Inject
2. Wicked Saints
3. Infernique
4. Hellucinations
5. Show Me Your God!
6. Death Wish Scar
7. Toxic Paranoia
8. Needles Nervosa
9. Bloodspill Revelation
10. Suicide Park

Origin - Sweden
Style - Death/Thrash Metal

" On ‘Hellucinate’, the groups 4th album Impious has delivered a potent thrashfest worthy of any serious metal head’s attention "

" The speedy guitar work is a crunching discharge of earnest metallized destruction. The twin guitar attack of Valle Adzicand Robin Sorqvist is punishing throughout the entire affray.Martin Akesson’s venomous, growling vocals carry the groupsstyle of up-tempo thrash very well, lending sinister aggressionto the dark musical landscape set forth by the rest of the band.The third track, ‘Infernique’ is sure to get necks snapping with it’s furious pace. The chorus of the song features some really ripping high pitched vocals that are akin to Rob Halford...Surprise ! "

Do you hunger for monstrous guitars and brutalizing vocals?Look no further. Impious are one of the more talented acts in the Death/Thrash genre....

For fans of The Haunted,Carnal Forge, Dew Scented etc.

Max requested this one......

Born to Suffer !.........Now !

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Spectral Mortuary - From Hate Incarnated (2007)



1. Necrotic Flesh Cravings
2. From Hate Incarnated
3. Hogtied and Waiting
4. Prime Murder Suspect
5. Choked in Soil
6. Malignant Intentions
7. Autophagist
8. Weapons
9. Among Corpses
10. Necrophilistic Art
11. Concluding Carnage


Origin - Denmark
Style - Death Metal

" Classic Death Metal name for a band that comes with a classic Death Metal logo and a more than kick-ass cover artwork. I was damn sure that "From Hate Incarnated" is a brutal Death Metal album right from the start. The butchers did not disappoint me and deliver an album full of pure Death Metal holocaust "

" "From Hate Incarnated" is an album that will rip the listener with some ass kicking guitar work (these two guitarists surely know how to shred like Death Metal maniacs) and an incredible rhythm section. SPECTRAL MORTUARY have obviously been influenced by the US Death Metal scene, and mostly by great acts like Cannibal Corpse, Suffocation and I can say that they also reminded me slightly of the Polish titans Decapitated. The band is mostly based on its catchy riffing and great technique..But with some needed groove in there also "


This album is truly full of groove laidened carnage!



Laying Amongst Corpses !........Get It!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Tribulation - The Horror (2009)




1. Into The Jaws Of Hell
2. Crypt Of Thanatophilia
3. Curse Of Resurrection
4. Beyond The Horror
5. The Vampyre
6. Sacrilegious Darkness
7. Spawn Of The Jackal
8. Seduced By The Smell Of Rotten Flesh
9. Graveyard Ghouls

Origin - Sweden
Style - Death Metal

" Finally a full length to follow up the great "Putrid rebirth" EP. 8 Songs, plus an intro of Pure dark death/thrash from Sweden! "

" These guys do it the old way and do it right !....Filthy riffs and mid-range death growls get it going...Reminds me of old Merciless with some Possessed mixed in "

Tribulation are one of a host of new bands doing old-school sounding shit from Sweden.....Mandatory !


Feel The Filth !......And Horror !

Satyricon - The Age of Nero (2008)


1. Commando
2. The Wolfpack
3. Black Crow on a Tombstone
4. Die by My Hand
5. My Skin Is Cold
6. The Sign of the Trident
7. Last Man Standing
8. Den Siste

9. My Skin is Cold (EP Version)
10. Live Through Me (Live)
11. Existential Fear-Questions (Live)
12. Repined Bastard Nation (Live)
13. Mother North (Live)
14. The Pentagram Burns (Radio Edit)
15. Last Man Standing (Guitar Wall mix)
16. Den Siste (Analog mix)

Tracks 9-16 bonus second disc


Origin - Norway
Style - Black Metal


" Satyricon's sound has evolved over the years from basic black metal to groovier, more accessible black 'n roll.On this their seventh LP..Things are no different "

" The Age Of Nero is similar to their last CD Now Diabolical. The songs are mostly mid tempo with relatively few blast beats. Frost cuts loose periodically, but for the most part the drums are more groovy than brutal. Satyricon still has some of the traditional black metal vibe, but those moments of bleakness quickly transition into something more melodic "

" The riffs are simple, yet effective. The arrangements are pretty sparse as the band uses a less is more approach and avoids having layers of keyboards and other atmospherics. Instead the melodies and riffs take center stage, and with each listen seem to become a little catchier. "Black Crow On A Tombstone" for instance...was in my head for a week after hearing it "


The Age Of Nero won't satisfy those who want the old school style of their early days, but if you've enjoyed Satyricon's recent output, this one will hit the spot.


The Forest Is My Throne !.......Get It!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Hypnosia - The Storms (Demo) 1997



1. The Last Remains
2. Operation Clean-Sweep
3. The Storms of Dead Worlds


Origin - Sweden
Style - Thrash Metal

" 2nd Demo from Hypnosia "

" A full throttle dose of teutonic thrash on this demo...A pre-cursor to the E.P. "

" One of my personal favorite bands from Sweden...Sadly gone now "


Requested by muñeco de rosca


saludos mi amigo….y goce !

Diabolical - The Gallery of Bleeding Art (2008)


1. Caedes Profana
2. The Gallery of Bleeding Art
3. Extinction
4. Pavor Nocturnus
5. Vertigo
6. The One Who Bleeds
7. Religionism
8. Ashes IV

Origin - Sweden
Style - Death/Thrash Metal

" 3rd full-length...and 1st in over 6 years! "

" This album See's Diabolical heading in the same direction as their last 2 records(which I enjoyed immensely)....Swedish Death/Thrash with some progressive elements. Thrash poly rhythms,some black metal elements and traditional death metal. Their are plenty of twists and turns on here with great vocals and some truly killer riffing "


" Not a bad return after such a long time, actually quite good...Some bands get better with age..it seems...And that fucking cover art is badass !


Thor with the request...

The Dreaming Dead!.....Go Ahead!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Torture Division - Suffer the Shitmass (X-mas single, 2008)

1. The torture never stops (W.A.S.P. cover)
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!

Over There...

Insision - Beneath the Folds of Flesh (2002)


1. World Impaled
2. Trapped Within
3. Sado God
4. Temple of Flesh
5. Rewind into Chaos
6. Impamiiz Graa
7. My Fever
8. Before My Altar
9. Ex Oblivione

Origin - Sweden
Style - Brutal Death Metal

" Those with a taste for the heavier end of the musical spectrum have come to the right place. Insision's full-length debut is a relentless collection of deadly death metal . Akin to the likes of Cannibal Corpse and Morbid Angel, these Swedish men have quite surprisingly avoided the stereotypical "Scandinavian metal" album, leaving the trademark symphonic guitars behind for a more brutal thrash approach "

" Beneath the Folds of Flesh leaves the listener battered and bruised, viciously mauling your ears with song after song of razor-edged intensity. "Sado God," "Rewind Into Chaos," and "Impamizz Graa" never release their grip from your throat, savagely choking you with remarkable force until your skin is cold. Lyrically, Insision avoids the clichéd death metal style of blood and guts, and instead takes time to tell outlandish tales of the days of yore, though few may be capable of distinguishing the demonic growls of Carl Birath "

American styled Death Metal from Sweden ?.....Who knew?


Meant to Suffer!.......Get It!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Top 20 Albums Of 2008

10. Hooded Menace - Fulfill The Curse

" 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 !

D.D.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Top 20 Albums Of 2008



Here It is .....this time of year again.....Holy shit was this hard..As I listened to 650+ albums in 2008. Thats alot of material to wade through..But I have reached the conclusion...


Disclaimer: These are my opinions...Only Mine....Everyone will have theirs..But these are mine. This list has nothing to do with any other lists anywhere on the net. You will see no Metallica or Guns And Roses here...Just Albums from this site.


I base my opinions on Entertainment values...Listenability(Do you keep going back to the record), Emotions (does it kick your ass everytime you hear it), Value(does it kick your ass all the way through..Not half)....And just what I dig...Fuck its not rocket science......Its METAL !


So without further bullshit.......Get IT!



20. Crocell - The God We Drowned

" With the overall emphasis on laying down crushing grooves and memorable riffs.
Crocell's debut was a kick in the danish scenes ass ! A great production... Lots of time shifts keeps This album interesting... Awesome cover art completes a truly fantastic album that fans of extreme metal should not miss! "


19. Sanctus Infernum - ST

" From the none-more diabolic hotbed of...umm...Kansas, come the unique sounds of Sanctuc Infernum. Death/Doom metal from the Usa none the less!
My first inclination is to say that they are a death metal band, but they're a death metal band that play extremely slowly. To me a nice mix of Morbid Angel and Candlemass about does it....The pacing and production of the album is bloody brilliant – it's a thick, gravelly, unkempt record that seems hand made from some kind of diabolic granite. I honestly can't get enough of it. Slow death metal is the past. Slow death metal is the future.... "


18. Torture Squad - Hellbound

" This fifth release from Torture Squad is a relentless meshing of Death and Thrash Metal. 10 rip-roaring track of pure energy that should bring a smile to any thrashers face. Fans who just want something that's fast, aggressive and riff-heavy and don't care whether its fresh or new.. will dig this, provided they don't go expecting a tech-Death wankfest or something earth-shattering. Its not terribly original but 'Hellbound' is still loads of fun and has enough memorable tunes to make it worth your while "


17. Soulfly - Conquer

" Conquer is a helluva release !....This ornery beast renders its listeners blown away by the level of aggression, but letting it all hang out creatively as well. If you can ignore having the same verse repeated at you for the better part of four minutes, then Conquer is easily the best record to have the Soulfly logo slapped on the cover....Truly a big surprise for me !

16. GodHateCode - Aeons

" Old-school death-metal meets modern and straight in the face brutality! You would think that would sum it up...The band's mix is clear: You get a nice touch of Swedish death metal, Grindcore-ish vocals with a nice Spanish pepper in the ass.
This shit is catchy and heavy at the same time...Check it out of you like uptempo death metal with grind influences "


15. Testament - The Formation Of Damnation

" Testament's The Formation of Damnation had been hotly anticipated for two reasons. First, it marks the return of lead guitarist Alex Skolnick..Second, it's taken quite a while... Since 1999's The Gathering. The soul is back on Formation. It's a Testament record, no more and no less. Despite Skolnick's return, it's in line with Testament's output after his departure in the '90s. Thus, thrash riffs bulge with death metal heft, but leavened by the band's trademark melodic sense. Skolnick's fluid shredding is welcome and familiar, And Chuck Billy sounds as good as ever. Formation bursts with energy....Andy Sneap contributes his usual clear, heavy mix...And For Me...Formation is a clear return to form ! "


14. The Arcane Order - In The Wake Of Collisions

" “In The Wake Of Collisions” shows the band harnessing a much more developed and explorative sense of direction that is both darker and a lot more brutal than any of us could have hoped for. Sweeping you head first into a flurry of light-speed blasts, orchestrated guitars and an almost regal sense of dark atmosphere, the dazzling display of musicianship and song writing is something to behold. This lasting and blasting slab of progressive Death/Thrash is one that must be experienced by everybody "


13. Gojira - The Way Of All Flesh

" The Way Of All Flesh, Gojira's latest album is supposed to be the next step in the band's ascent into super-stardom and I can say with a degree of certainty that it will serve this purpose successfully ! Gojira plays a hybrid style of angular riffs and bruising break-downs. With 'The Way Of All Flesh' We are treated to an essentially flawless combination of groove and brutality, highlighted by intelligent song writing. See them live !.....Simply crushing...Period ! "


12. Abysmal Dawn - Programmed To Consume

" This second slab of brutality from L.A. based Abysmal Dawn takes elements of Black metal, Thrash and Floridian death metal, pummeling you with guttural vocals, tasty lead breaks and a drummer that is sure to be a ‘name’ in drum circles very soon. With a cracking front cover by Pär Oloffson (Psycroptic) and a great production job by John Haddad (Intronaut), this is one to hunt down for fans of solid death/thrash metal with a flair for the technical.....Essential Listening ! "

11. Volturyon - Blood Cure

" This debut killed from the start !...Crushing technical riffs ala Decapitated and a great production. The guitar solos are quite innovative and original as well, creepy sounding with a hint of progressive influence . This is one of the best debut's of 2008....Cant wait to hear their next one !


Fuck Im sleepy !!!.........I will get to the top 10 Tomorrow.....

D.D.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Evildoer - Terror Audio (2005)



1. Please Lord
2. By The Flag
3. FearDotGov
4. Day Of Torment
5. Gunshell Revenge
6. Right Hand Servant
7. On Bleeding Knees
8. The Deviant
9. Ten Times The Pain
10. Absolute Hate
11. Die now !

Origin - Sweden
Style - Death/Thrash Metal

" Sweden's Evildoer play a style that's very much in line with their countrymen's take on the Thrash and Death Metal genres; that being brutality with a decided focus on melody "

" You'd have to be downright deaf to not recognize the debt owed to The Haunted, At The Gates, Slayer and more. This does not mean they are exact copies...Rather they pay homage to the first couple Haunted records...some Darkane type vocals from Within Y frontman Andreas Solveström round out the onslaught "

" Terror Audio" is technically proficient melodic Thrash with strong lead work, a more than capable vocalist and enough melodic sensibility and songwriting variety to hold one's interest....."


Fans of The Haunted,Dew Scented,At The Gates,Darkane etc. check it out !



King of Fools !.........Get It!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

BAAAACK !

Happy New Years to all the Underworld Followers !.....Now on to 2009 with what I hope will be another great metal year.....I have been in a cave for a few days doing some exploring....But I am back and ready to Fire it up ! Hope you dug on the Finnish Death Metal explosion while I was Gone......

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....


D.D.

Convulse - Resuscitation of Evilness (Demo) 1990



1. Putrid Intercourse
2. Godless Truth
3. Resuscitation of Evilness
4. Powerstrugle of Belief

Origin - Finland
Style - Death Metal

" 2nd demo from the mighty Convulse ! "

" Cult demo of crushing Death Metal that preceded the full-length......This is hard to get ...only 200 copies or so exist "


Get This Classic !

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Lubricant - Swallow the Symmetric Swab (Demo) 1991



1. Telesyphilis of Exfetation
2. Paralysis Bulbaris
3. Imperious Radiopraxis (Tabidus Scatter)
4. Inflammatorius Pulmonectomia
5. Pulpectomy


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....

Friday, January 2, 2009

Mordicus - Dances from Left (1993)


01. I Bleed to See
02. Blood Under Ice
03. Eternia
04. Cybernetic Summer
05. Unholy Wrath
06. Cosmocrators of Tartaros
07. Oceans
08. Flames Beneath My Sleep
09. A Thorn in Holy Flesh
10. Christcide

Origin - Finland
Style - Death Metal

" Mordicus belonged to this 1st wave of Finnish death metal bands that got their albums released during 1991-94, and most of these Finnish death metal releases, became instant favorites among death metal fans all over the world. Since Mordicus´ Dances From Left was a relatively limited edition-wise (just like so many other releases from Thrash Records unfortunately tended to be - only 1500 copies were ever printed), it soon became a true target for many hunters of rare death metal "

" Dances From Left contains 10 tracks: brutal, straight, crushing and highly explosive death metal with enough melodies thrown in to satisfy the ones who also demand more than an instant brutality and aggression from death metal of your likings. Mordicus made a truly pummelling and beautifully slaying death metal back in the day, and they should have deserved more recognition than they actually gained for themselves when they were unleashing all the little beasts of theirs out from their dark cellar during the early 90s "


" One of the most noteworthy Finnish death metal releases back in the golden age"


A Thorn in Holy Flesh !.......Get It!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Cartilage - In Godly Flesh (Demo) 1991



1. Intro/Carnival of Souls
2. The Altar
3. To your Scattered Bodies Go
4. Infernal Paradise...The Journey

" Cartilage was a Finnish death metal act which released a split CD with Sweden's Altar on Drowned Productions called The Fragile Concept Of Affection. The In Godly Flesh demo was released in 1992.The guitarists ended up in Enochian Crescent. The vocalist owns Woodcut Records...While other members were later on in the awesome Vomiturition "

" Good Quality demo....Self-released in 92...I had to combine tracks 1 and 2 in the same track...but their are 4 tracks in all "


Check out this "rare" Demo of Finnish Death Metal....


Selanne Scores ! !.......Go Get It!