Monday, January 24, 2011

Unconsecrated - Slave to the Grave Ep (2010)

1. Buried in the Crypt
2. Exhumating Profaned Flesh
3. Slave to the Grave
4. Breath of Desolation

Origin - Spain
Style - Death Metal

" Dark Descent Records brings all of us another nasty little Ep here.....Spanish Death Metal horde Unconsecrated...With what I hope is a precursor to a full length sometime soon ! "

" 3 new tracks and an outro....For a 13 minute dose of Bruising Swedish inspired Death Metal.
These guys are good at what they do.....They really capture that buzz and the bass heavy production gives this a wallop that most bands just dont get "

" Shitloads of crushing guitars and tempos that switch from balsy to blasting...Theres no shortage of catchy groove on here..And this is what sets bands like this apart from the dozens of Entombed wannabes....Groove...Motherfuckers ! "

So in short: Awesome 3 track teaser of top quality Death Metal....On the downside...Only an Ep after almost 3 years since the last demo was made?.......Im not pushing for bands to put out shite every six months.....But do keep in mind that fans forget rather quickly !.....And it would be a shame for a band with this much talent to wither away and not live up to their potential......Nuff said

More Please !.......Greedy Bastard I am !
Hear....    There....

Dark Descent Records - Go there and spend $6.50 for this beauty...And buy some more stuff while you are there !

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Toxaemia - Buried To Rise : 1990-91 Discography

1. Terminated Violence (Taken from "Kaleidoscopic Lunacy" Demo 1990)
2. Dark Wisdom  (Taken from "Kaleidoscopic Lunacy" Demo 1990)
3. Crematorium (1989 version) (Taken from "Kaleidoscopic Lunacy" Demo 1990)
4. Evil Rage  (Taken from "Kaleidoscopic Lunacy" Demo 1990)
5. Force of Plague (Un-Released Track)
6. Beyond the Realm (Taken from "Beyond the Realm" Ep 1990)
7. Another Lie, Another Death (Taken from "Beyond the Realm" Ep 1990)
8. Who Dies (Taken from " Beyond the Realm" Ep 1990)
9. Expired Christianity (Taken from "Beyond the Realm" Ep 1990)
10. The Acquisition (Un-Released Track )
11. World Graveyard  (Taken from "Buried to Rot" Demo 1991)
12. Tragedies Through Centuries (Taken from "Buried to Rot" Demo 1991)
13. Hate Within  (Taken from "Buried to Rot" Demo 1991)
14. The Beginning of the End (Taken from "Buried to Rot" Demo 1991)
15. Buried to Rot (Taken from "Buried to Rot" Demo 1991)
16. Crematorium (1991 version) (Un-Released Track)
17. Kaleidoscopic Lunacy (Un-Released Track)
18. Immolation of Justice (Un-Released Track)

Compilation of ALL material ever recorded 1989-1991

Disc one contains the complete discography remix/remastered by Dan Swanö.

Disc two contains the complete discography in its original untouched state.

Origin - Sweden
Style - Death Metal

" We as Music fan's are very lucky these days to have great labels out there recapturing and reloading hard to find and legendary recordings and packaging them up and putting them in one nice and neat place......Cd or Vinyl in this case "

" Swedish Death Metal has seen a host of out of print and hard to find demo's and recordings unleashed in the last couple of years....Giving us old farts the beauty of it all in one place !...And new fans to check out what was going on in the olden days. Dark Descent Records has not only did this to Toxaemia's back catalogue...But also found some rare missing tracks AND had the mighty DAN SWANO put his magical touch in Re-Mastering and RE-Mixing the material "

" Another cool thing is...You also get the material in its untouched state giving the purists there little tidbit if they want. I have been around a long time but I prefer the Re-Mix...Its more powerful and really captures the essence of what the band was trying to do...I only wish Swano would get his hands on more old stuff and give it a workover...Anyway enough about the recording and on to the music contained within...."

" Toxaemia was completely different than most bands out of Sweden during the early 90s in the sense that..They brought a more thrashier,U.S. sound to their stuff...Grimy...Frenetic...Somewhat faster than most music of the time. How bout a cross between countymates Crematory and U.S. heroes Possessed ! "

" The best material to me is the terrific Ep released on the Infamous Seraphic Decay records label (A complete ripoff) but had a number of great bands signed at the time. Riff heavy tracks with the comination of speed and groove....Now alot of people out there think that if a band didnt sound like Entombed..They must have sucked?.....Wrong folks...Toxaemia were well on their way to becoming a real force when they disbanded and walked away from the scene....Thankfully we have this gem of a comp to relive them in all their brutal glory ! "

ALL Death Metal Fans should check this out...Listen to both sets of recordings back to back and see the great work that Mr. Swano did on the Re-Master...Very punchy and clear !

Go to Dark Descent Records and buy this !......A T-Shirt or both.....Matt is very cool and keeps the flag of Death flying high !

Shortly..The Crypt will unleash this thing on Vinyl !..For all the Wax fanatics out there....

Special thanx to Death Worshiper for this !....Hailz bro !

Metroz are gone too.....Huh ?
Ahhh Get it !

Monday, January 17, 2011

Desecresy - Arches of Entropy (2010)

1. In the beginning 
2. Manifestation 
3. Parthogenesis II 
4. Path of the Descendent
5. The Final Realm 
6. The Harbinger
7. Ritual Ruins 
8. Falling Kingdom
9. Artilect
10. Through Eternity

Origin - Finland
Style - Death Metal

" Ex- Slugathor (R.I.P.) members get back in with this debut full length "

" First thing you notice is the production...Sorta lo-fi...Which turned me off at first!.....Then I let it play and all of a sudden..I realised I am headbanging and really digging it !
Its more heavy than lo-fi and the production suits me just fine !.....As it should be...Heavy,Weighty(Same thing right?)..... "

" These guys know their roots in Finnish history and pay homage to the classic bands Abhorrence,Convulse,Demigod etc. There is quite a bit of melodic guitars used to offset the mid-tempo Death Metal and really give it that old feel "

You know what you are getting into here.....Cool old style Death Metal done with a REAL sounding production and organic instruments.....Fans of the bands above and all D.M. done the old way....Check this out !

Go Ahead !.......Get It!
Its here...And There...

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Looking Forward.....2011 !

I have been getting 20 - 30 emails a day!...Asking when certain albums are coming out or what is this or that band up to?

So I figured I would put up a list of stuff I am looking forward to this year...As I think 2011 will blow away 2010...By the looks of this list..You will see what I mean !

Please dont email me with other bands and other albums...This is just a teaser for the rest of the year so far !

Big Fucken List of Releases !...In no certain order......

Miasmal - Debut full length
Blood Mortized - "Bestial" Ep
Volturyon - "Coordinated Mutilation"
Puteraeon - "The Esoteric Order"
Skeletal Spectre - "Occult Spawned Premonitions" (I heard a track...It Kills !)
Coffins - "Ancient Torture" Best of 7" and splits (Should be cool to have all this rare stuff in one cd)
Repuked - "Pervertopia"( Oh Yeah...)
Stench Of Decay - "Visions Beyond Death" Ep
Autopsy - "Macabre Eternal"     (Goddamn Autopsy people !)
Outcast - "Awaken The Reason"   (This is technical greatness !)
Death Breath - TBA (Unmixed track is fantastic ! )
Maim - "Deceased To Exist" (Should be killer ! )
Destruction - "Day Of Reckoning" (Legends Return ! )
Ulcerate - "The Destroyers Of All " (will be on end of year lists..Guaranteed)
Septicflesh - "The Great Mass" (Full orchestra's again )
Repugnant - TBA  (I am just happy they got back together ! )
Torture Division - TBA  (A new Trilogy of Demo's )
Neuraxis - "Ayylon"
Obscura - "Omnivium"  (Lets see what they have this time? )
Demonical - "Death Infernal"
Exhumed - "All Guts,No Glory " (Cant wait for this !...Carcass worship?)
Opeth - TBA  (Who the Hell are these guys ? )
Amon Amarth - "Surtur Rising"  (Vikings Return to claim throne ! )
Anata - TBA
Entrench - "Debt Of Sorrow"  (Swedish Thrash )
The Haunted - "The Unseen"  (Can they get back some momentum?)
Sorcery - TBA   (Legends reborn )
Abysmal Dawn - "Leveling The Plane Of Existence"
Blood Freak - "Mindscraper"
As You Drown - TBA    (No they are not Metalcore!)
The Cleansing - "Feeding The Inevetable"
Coldworker - TBA
Gorod - "Trancendence" Ep
Gojira - TBA Ep
Demonoid - TBA
Feral - TBA   (Look forward to this very much ! )
Entrails - TBA   (Jimmy is already working on a follow up )
Fleshcut - TBA Ep
Daylight Dies - TBA  (Death/Doom at its finest ? )
Fester - "Silence" (Remastered and Reissued)
Ulcer - "Grant Us Death" (Polish Death Metal)
Spawn Of Possession - TBA
The Project Hate - "Bleeding The New Apocalypse"
Vomitory - "Opus Mortis VIII "
One Man Army & The Undead Quartet - "The Dark Epic"  (Can you get a longer name ?)
Asphyx - "DeathHammer"
Pestilence - "Doctrine"
Panzerchrist - "Regiment Ragnarok"
Channel Zero - TBA  (Classic Thrash Band reforms)
Hatesphere - TBA
Graveless - TBA   (Swedish Death Metal)
Foreboding - TBA   (Rogga ! )
Exmortis - "Resurrection....Book of the Dead "  (Us band reforms )
Deicide - "To Hell With God "    (Are they still around ? )
Insision - "End Of All " Ep
Purgatory - "Necromantaeon"

Thats about 1% of what will be released this year I expect !
I could see a few of those on my end of year list....If they come through with good shit !

We will see...Huh ?


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Death Dealer's Top EP's and Demo's of 2010

Hey...There were some great EPs and Demos in 2010 as well......I never thought it was fair to compare them to full-lengths...So I didn't. 

Anyway Here ya Go...Enjoy more nonsense......

Best EP's of 2010

7. Zombified - Outbreak
Cripes.....Autopsy Meets Cannibal Corpse and you have an EP that kicks serious ass...Looking forward to a full-length !

6. Swallowed - S.T. 7"
Slow and Nasty Doom/Death Metal form Finland !...Where else?.......Hello  Full length ?

5. Miasmal - S.T. 7"
I have dug these guys from the start...And am looking forward to their future releases...Swedish Death Metal is Fine in the hands of these youngsters !

4. Inumerable Forms - Dark Worship
Excellent Death Metal from the good ole USA.....Think Incantation when you hear this Dark,Heavy shit !...Good Stuff...

3. Beyond Hell - And Evil Crept Through
This EP blew me away...Tracks in the vein of Hooded Menace etc.....This is the shit !....Sadly I didn't care for their full length as much.....

2. Autopsy - The Tomb Within
Uhhhh.....This is Autopsy people...Nothing else to be said.....Classic form for this classic band !

1. Burial Invocation - Rituals Of The Grotesque
Oh yeahhhh.....Devastating Death Metal from Turkey ! Great songwriting and a bruising production puts this one at the top of the heap for 2010 !

Top Demo"s of 2010

3. Abscession - Death Incarnate
Groovy....Well Produced Death Metal from Sweden ?....Nahhh surely not !
Oh yes...Another bad ass newcomer !

2. Undead Creep - S.T.
Italy for gods sake....Or the Devils ?....Brilliant take on Swedish Death Metal from a great new band !....Bring on the full deal !

1. Horrendous - Sweet Blasphemies
This one is still in heavy rotation with me !........Heavy,Groovy, Blasting Swedish Inspired Death Metal of the highest order !.........This KILLS !!!!!!!!!

So there you have it !....2010 in its finallity....Bring on 2011 and a slew of new albums and EPs and Demo's............Lets get it started !!!!!!


Sunday, January 2, 2011

Death Dealer's Top 20 Album's of 2010....& Other Stuff

When it comes to end of year lists.....I mostly think they are lame....But its amazing how many I have seen in the last couple of weeks...And since I have been doing one since 2007...I decided to throw one  up here again.

Now when I see other reviewers lists it always makes me laugh...Most of the big sites reviewers all list the same albums at the top...Am I missing something or just not as refined as they are?

Now some words about some of the supposedly great albums of 2010.....Like I have said many times before...I listen to music to be entertained and bring out a vast amount of emotions and I think of my favorite records are the ones that I essentially played the most....Can you list a LP that you played only once or twice as your top LP of the year?...I Cant...Its doing no one any good and I would only be lying to myself as well as you..The Readers. So a record that I played every morning going to work for a month goes along way in my list as supposed to something I could barely get through. I listen and review music that I like !...Period....Some readers have asked why I don't review everything that comes out?.....1. Don't have the time...2. Why review records I don't personally like (there are plenty of sites for that) 3. I figured one day...I have listened to over 20,000 albums in my time....I'm kinda picky But also locked into certain sounds...Anyway..Enough rambling...Onto my wretched list !

Wait a minute...Everyone has Agalloch's new album as the best of 2010?....Can you really tell me that you listen to this droning..ambient nonsense all day?..Cmon get serious..Maybe I'm more simple minded than most...But I cannot find one catchy riff or passage on the entire thing....Trendy bullshit if you ask me.......

I listen to Metal to be kicked in the ass !........And here are the most ass kickin albums of 2010....So says me....My opinions only !........Everyone is entitled to their own.....So lets see all of yours too !!

20. Chronic Decay - Justify Your Existence
What could be better than a lost album recorded in 1994 and now unearthed....Thrash,Punk infested Death Metal which wouldn't be out of place next to your Sepultura and pestilence albums!
Better late than never..........

19. Aeternam - Disciples of the Unseen
These guys surprised me with their brand of traditional,Melodic Death Metal with middle eastern influences......Cool symphonic riffing with many catchy melodies....Disciples of the Unseen is one of the strongest debuts in 2010 !

18. Revolting - The Terror Threshhold
How could I not have something on here from Rogga ?.....Revoltings 2nd release was a all around improvement and a bonus ep didn't hurt either.....I don't have to tell you what this sounds like ?...Do I?

17. Zombified - Zombified Slaughtermachine
I can only think of a couple of albums that I had more fun listening to than this Lp. Goddamn catchy Modern take on the early classics....One of the better Death Metal Lps in 2010.....Bloodbath fans take note !...Are you in?....Or are you out?

16. The Crown - Doomsday King
This new record was taken down from the blog so fast It would make your head swim !....Oh yeah:The Crown fired back with new vocalist Jonas Stalhammar (God Macabre!) and a new set of fast and brutal tracks that exceeded my expectations !.......I Ain't Kiddin...Neither !

15. Interment - Into the Crypts of Blasphemy
Well finally Interment gets a long awaited full-length out after some 20 years...And it did not disappoint !....True Swedish carnage with that buzzing sound I always loved...One of the best re-formations this year....

14. Laethora - The Light in Which We All Burn
Sophomore release from Niklas Sundin of Dark Tranquillity fame. While D.T. has grown static in my mind...This shit is bruising,Scorching Death Metal that reaches into the genres crusty roots...Grinding riffs and all ! For being labeled a 'side project'..This sure does kill !

13. Bombs Of Hades - Chambers of Abominations
I think I was looking forward to this album the most in 2010...And it did not let me down ! 2nd album with Jonas Stalhammar on it...This guy is ruling these days. Top notch tracks full of Nihilist,Carnage,old Entombed worship done right....One of the leaders in True Death Metal today !

12. Vasaeleth - Crypt Born & Tethered to Ruin
Gnarly...Primitive Death Metal at its ugliest ! This is not for the play it by the book Death Metal fan....This will give you nightmares and send you screaming to your momma....I for one dug the Autopsy,Celtic Frost vibe !....Truly Nasty......

11. Immolation - Majesty and Decay
One of the most respected and revered Death Metal bands of all time does it again....A blistering display of technical riffs that blow away most bands today and spent many a hour in my ipod cruising down the road. I was left pummeled and very satisfied at the same time...Essential !

10. Svart Crown - Witnessing The Fall
This album blew my mind....Best Blackened album of the year..Bar none...Fuck all the trendy black metal shit !.....This is scary music with power and a certain evilness to it that I really dig.
And I didn't have to paint my face and go into my woods to feel it...I simply pressed play !

9. Brutally Deceased - Dead Lovers Guide
These dudes get the award for sounding the most like the mighty Dismember !.....Not very original.....But Goddamn convincing !......Top Notch Death Metal in the Czech tradition?...Huh?

8. Entrails - Tales from the Morgue
Dan Swano produced this monster of an album. And the grooves contained within are what all us Swedish fanatics seek...Boundless heaps of buzzsaw riffs and deeply roared vocals wrapped in the suitably powerful production make this THE Swedish Death Metal album of the year !

7. Triptykon - Eparistera Daimones
When I heard Celtic Frost had broken up....Again...I wondered what Thomas Gabriel Fischer would be up to next? Low and behold he quickly puts together a new project with V. Santura (Dark Fortress) and releases this monstrosity. Dark and Heavy stuff this is..Bleak and hatefilled with Thomas's vocals sounding better than ever. To me this is an extension of Celtic Frost's  Monotheist record..Only Heavier..Less gothic and absolutely Crushing !

6. Calm Hatchery - Sacrilege of Humanity
If you miss Decapitated's technical flair and Vader's crushing riffs...Calm Hatchery is here to save you from yourself ! C.H. upped the ante with this new record and brought back the Polish dominance we have always loved..."We are the Universe"....Oh fucken ehh right !

5. The Grotesquery - Tales of the Coffin Born
My review of this record was removed before anyone saw it....I swear I wrote one..Really!
Anyway....This Kam Lee,Rogga Johansson project is a concept story based on writings from Lovecraft & Poe and is suitable for the music that lies within. Groovy Doom/Death metal is what we are talkin about here....Piles of riffs and the famous roar of Mr. Lee carry this record into the top 5 for 2010......Get past all the spoken intros and you will be crushed by their hard hitting brand of Death Metal....I promise !

4. Desultory - Counting Our Scars
2nd best re-formation of the year !......Desultory returned with a hella catchy record and the best Melodic Death Metal record in ages ! 9 solid tracks with not a dud in the batch...Now please don't wait 16 years to put out another worthy record......Its Fucken Good !

3. Hail Of Bullets - On Devine Winds
Martin and the boys can do no wrong...Everything they have put out..Kicks unholy ass !...And this second full length was no exception. War inspired Death Metal with some Doomy touches and the Hall Of Fame vocals of Martin Van Drunen make this the best Bolt Thrower styled album since.......Well...Bolt Thrower !

2. Forbidden - Omega Wave
Best re-formation of the year !..And by far the best Thrash based album in years. If you read my review..You know I loved this record and everything about it. It brought back a ton of memories and really made me want to make music again ! (Announcement soon? ). Great songs...Yes songs with catchy choruses and terrific singing and thrashtastic riffing made this my 2nd fave of 2010?...Huh?

And My Favorite Record of 2010 ?

1. Hooded Menace - Never Cross The Dead
This album simply floored me !.....Their first Lp was great....This one was unstoppable.....Doomy/Deathly Metal at its finest with nary a bad thing about it...Even the cover was amazing. Black Sabbathy inspired riffs to break your neck to...I talked about this being on my end of the year list in April and sure enough it lands at #1. This LP has everything that is great about heavy music !......Period !.....Mandatory and Hall Of Fame (first ballot)

So there you go with 2010's nonsense.....I hope you liked it.....I will put up some other opinions monday hopefully....If the snow stops and I can get home.....Best Eps and Demos still coming.

Heres to 2011 and may it contain alot of brilliant music for us to hear !