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Review - Remnants of Tortured - Chanisaw

 

You want a gory and slammy cumshot in your face? Did you then ever try REMNANTS OF TORTURED? This 5 piece band from Monterrey/Mexico is delivering exactly that with their album "Chainsaw".

 

Maxing out the limits of cavemen riffs and blast beat brutality mixed with mid tempo slam hammerage. 10 tracks in 28 minutes deliver all the madness you expect from a record like this. Nothing less and nothing more.

Double base hammering drums, shreddy ...

 

 

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Review - Critical Mess - Man Made Machine Made Man

 

Just one year after their great debut CRITICAL MESS is back with their second Full Length called "Man Made Machine Made Man". Stronger than ever I would say and freshly loaded with a lot of energy. What they were missing on "Human Praey" they definitly found and developed on "MMMMM". (A nice anagram btw). I definitly have the feeling that the first album was the warm up and now they hatched from the hive to show all their abilities with their natural developed sound.

 

11 songs, 48 minutes of pure Death Metal devastation. The album starts with the song "Revolution 5" and after ...

 

 

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Review - Bradi Cerebri Ectomia - Mangled Perception

 

First time I heared the album "Mangled Perception" of Bradi Cerebri Ectomia, I tought immediatly this must be from Czech Republic because of the intense grindy and gory sound delivered. Typical for Czech grind bands but I was wrong. The 4 piece band is hailing from Belarus(White Russia), the city of Gomel to be exact. Normally I expect slam from that but these guys grind you to your knees.

 

Another great output from the sick underground label Rotten Roll Rex Records which is active for 13 years now and just celebreated its anniversary.

 

The 16 songs on the album are full speed and non stop fast forward Grindcore with...

 

 

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Review - Human Mass Extermination - Under Extraterrestrial Domain

 

Brutal and downtuned Slam Death metal from Costa Rica. Never heared of something like that? Yeah, but now you will! The band HUMAN MASS EXTERMINATION is hailing from South America with their primitive and brutal sound. Another sick Release from label Rotten Music from the UK.

 

The album "Under Extraterrestrial Domain" is bringing a nice alien based theme abusing and destroying the humanity. Also their sound is pure devastation. Expect nothing less then super groovy, downtuned and froggy slam Death Metal. In the meantime you could already call this style a little more oldschool based slam or Deathgrind I would say.

 

You can compare them to...

 

 

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Review - Fixation on Suffering - Confined in Obscurity

 

Spain delivers again some ultra brutal sickness. The band called FIXATION ON SUFFERING plays a style of Brutal and blasting Death Metal exactly fitting to their bands name! From the first minute on it's a non stop orgy of fast and harsh brutality.

 

The album was released via Pathologically Explicit Recordings and fits perfect to the rooster of the label. The 4 piece band definitly brings the Chorizo to the table served with a glass of bloody wine. They exactly know how to present their tunes in a dark and ambient way bands like Disgorge(US), Devangelic, Condemned, Disentomb, Cerebral Effusion or Inherit Disease do.

 

It's dark, It's heavy and...

 

 

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Review - Mementory - Declaration of War

 

Bavarian Oldschool Death Metal outfit MEMENTORY release their first full length called "Declaration of War" with Rebirth the Metal Productions. Andreas, the owner of RTM, send me this some weeks ago and I put it in my player again for the review. From my first listening session I forgot what a great piece of classical driven Death Metal this is!

 

The theme of the album is pretty clear from the cover. It shows some soldier zombies walking over the battlefield. It represents the cruel side of the war and that is also the way this record starts. Noises from the battlefield, tanks rolling and gun shots. After the Intro the CD starts with a bomb explotion into the first song "Paradise Awaits Me". From first moment on you recognize the dominent Dismember riffs from the Massive Killing Capacity Era combined with...

 

 

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Review - No One Gets Out Alive - Die Like The Rest 

 

The Banjo slamming and grinding one man attack called NO ONE GETS OUT ALIVE is finally back with a new sick output which will please all moonshine drinking hillbillies. I had the pleasure to listen to this record before it is released. Big thank you to Marco of Rotten Roll Rex Records for trusting me again in doing my thing in the music underground!

 

Andreas, the mastermind behind NOGOA, had some years ago the genious idea to integrate southern rock/country banjo sounds into caveman riff slam brutality. I guess nobody expected something special like this would came out. Some albums and splits later we are here with the album "Die Like the Rest".

 

The direction is...

 

 

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Review - Ascent the Hollow - Echoes of Existence

 

I received a promo package from Dr. Music Promotion. It contained the brand new album of irish 4 piece Band ASCEND THE HOLLOW. This band was pretty new for me and I was excited for the first spin. I didn't expect something complex like this. I know irish people are talented musicians but this band really creates a diverse and outstanding genremix.

 

The 10 songs on the album deliver a great mixture of Death Metal, modern Deathcore, mixed with melodic and fragile singing parts and melancholic accoustics. Spiced up in the end with electronics. They call their style Cyber Tech Metal. I guess this pretty much hits the spot as a description. Imagin if Lacuna Coil and Carnifex had a baby while raised from Jinjer and Otep. The endresult is a really cool mix between...

 

 

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Review - Abnormality - Sociopathic Constructs

 

After 3 years Abnormality is back with another Opus of technical and blasting brutality called "Sociapathic Constructs". They continue were they left off in 2012 with "Contaminating the Hive Mind" but take the experience and abilities with them from "Mechanisms of Omniscience". The record is a perfect hybrid between both. The harsh and pure ferocity of the early Abnormality combined with the technical experienced and grown up band playing together for 14 years.

 

The album was released again via Metal Blade Records. When I said they continue were they left off is really not just a quote. It is a statement also depending that the opening song "Monarch Alpha" is a follow up to the song "Monarch Omega" from the first album. Both are the opening tracks of these albums. "Monarch Alpha" is...

 

 

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Review - Beyond Our Sight - The Void Within

 

The belgian band BEYOND OUR SIGHT releases their debut album entitled "The Void Within". The band presents 6 tracks plus one Bonus song called "Strenous" on the physical CD. The album is a mixture of modern and oldschool sound from different Metal based genres.

 

My feeling with this band is that the achieved goal was to be diverse and hard within the music but also be catchy and melodic at the same time. It should be balanced to reach a good amount of listeners and in my opinion they accomplished this goal pretty well.

 

The 6 musicans prove on this record that they can combine harsh metal tracks from bands like Gojira with melodic Death of In Flames spiced up with Metal/Metalcore of bands like Lamb of God or Unearth. It is a nice mixture of everything and...

 

 

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Review - Hurakan - Abomination of Aurokos

 

French Slamming Deathcore Hammer called HURAKAN hit you straight in the face with the album "Abomination of Aurokos". The 4 Piece band gently removes all your teeth while pulling the ground under your feet. They offer a decent mix of modern Deathcore elements mixed with more traditional and heavy slams. This creates a nice hybrid of different eras of extreme music.

 

The album was released on Miasma Records along with Vomit your Shirt in March 2019. So pretty fresh for all the sickoes in the scene to hear.

 

The topics of the album are sci-fi driven as far as I read it from the bands page. Songs like...

 

 

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Review - From The Vastland - Daevayasna

 

The Band FROM THE VASTLAND is an allstar formation of members from more known bands like 1349, Pantheon, Horizon Ablaze, Myrkskog, Gorgoroth and the mastermind Sina. Comming mainly out of Trondheim in Norway and Tehran in Iran. I received this album called "Daevayasna" from the label SATANATH Records from Russia which is one the world wide distributors.

 

The band itself delivers oldschool 90s norwegian Black Metal in the so called TRVU Way as it was called. This is already the 4th album of the formation and the material is pretty strong. I haven't been listening to a lot of Black Metal the last years but I had fun with this tunes. Reminded me to a lot of stuff I was listening back in the day. Dark Throne, Thy Serpant, Immortal...

 

 

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Review - Monochromatic Black - Pneuma

 

 

Fresh and heavy. That is what you can call the band Monochromatic Black out of New York City. Their debut EP called "Pneuma" deliver groove and technical loaden Deathcore mixed with melodic and also classical Death Metal sounds. The 5 track album is very variated and has a lot to offer. Also progressivity and complexity is not too short on this one.

 

The album is self released and the band was putting a lot work into it since their foundation back in 2018. One year later they unleash this beast to the audience. They really created something special and it is hard to put them into a specific closet but you also don't need to. With their diverse way of creating songs they fit to a lot of different fans of metal or extreme music.

 

I did an interview with them lately and I compared their sound to be a perfect hybrid of...

 

 

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Review - MĀRA - Therapy for an Empath

 

The band named MĀRA after the singers name comming out of Latvia is delivering groovy Thrash loaden Death Metal with a lot of melody, harsh riffs and emotions. Just formed in 2018 they already have this 5 track EP for you and toured several times in Europe. Played shows with bands like Krisiun, Sepultura and Satyricon. So better be ready for this diverse mixture of genres and extremes.

 

To be honest, the first time I saw...

 

 

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Review - Bloodjob - Sick Concept Humanity

 

The album "Sick Concept Humanity" is finally released by the German band BLOODJOB along with Strafgesicht Productions. Bloodjob is not just the name of the band. I guess it was also the program of the drummer because with all that blasting for sure he got some wounds on his fingers!

 

Expect nothing else then fast and groovy brutal Death Grind played like back in the day. The glory early 2000s. The making of this album took about 12 years. The band is also mentioning this within the record's booklet. Founded back in 2007 with several line-up changes and releasing two Demos, finally the band releases the first full length. What can I say, all the wait was worth it!

 

From first minute...

 

 

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Review - Cloudbreaker - Confinement Is Finite

 

German band CLOUDBREAKER self-release their first album called "Confinement Is Finite". The band was already formed back in 2011 and I was not knowing them to be honest. I was contacted by the band if I would like to do a review. I checked out their material and was fastly on board.

 

The album is delivering nothing less then superb progressive and melodic Death Metal. I was blown away after the first opening track "Distopia / The Sunken Moon". First time I felt like home back in the days when I started listening to Dissection in the 90s.

This is also exactly were the album...

 

 

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Review - Gore Animal - Parasite of Soul

 

Indonesia is delivering again and what else could it be then super sick and blasting Brutal Death. 8 tracks and 40 minutes of Death Metal debauchery. Two of the songs are demo versions of the songs "Sickening Psychological Trauma" and " Parasite of Soul" which are also contained in re-recorded version on the album. The album was freshly released on Pathologically Explicit Recordings.

 

After a little atmosphere building intro the album starts blasting and straight forward but in a much rougher way as expected from the sound. Normally the blasty Death Grind from Indonesia is clearer but this has a nice and dull rehearsal room sound/atmosphere the 3 members are presenting...

 

 

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Review - Vile Discectomy - Omen Inoculate

 

Rotten Music releases another sick underground gargler called "Omen Inoculate" from the UK based band VILE DISECTOMY. Expect nothing else then super downtuned and primitive Slamdeath.

 

There is not so much to find online to make a background check of 3-piece project. This is the first fresh release from the end of march 2019. I also never heared of this project before.

 

The 4 tracks run through in 11:22 minutes. From beginning to the end it is total slam devastation...

 

 

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Review - Profanation - Into Cascades of Blood and Bruning Soil

 

One of my favorite German DeathGrind Outfits is back with a new output called "Into Cascades of Blood and Burning Soil". The band PROFANATION is delivering nothing else then oldschool brutal Deathgrind in the groovy way. Released was it via Hostile Media on April 26th this year.

 

I can remember very well when I bought their first CD "…Dead Man Rotting" in the beginning of the 2000s. It must have been 2001 because I payed with Deutsche Mark, so yeah. It was available for 10DM in discount at Metal Merchant Magazine and what should I say. I was blown away by the brutality and groove at the same time. At that time period I was discovering a lot of bands in the veign of them. I already was...

 

 

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Review - High Inqusitor Woe - The Taint

 

Some weeks ago I received a message via my BLOG contact from Hard Life Promotion from the Netherlands with a request for two reviews. I am starting with the album "The Taint" from the band HIGH INQUISITOR WOE. I expected some more extreme or Death Metal influenced music but this is just pure and oldschool as fuck Doom/Sludge Metal. A really nice alternation to the stuff I normally review.

 

The 8 tracks on the album span from the shortest song "Stallions Doom" until the over 12 minute long end Opus "The Taint" which is also the title tack of the album. So you have about an hour to listen to with this record. I really had fun hearingl....

 

 

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Review - Flesh Throne - Bodysnatch - Son of Banishment Split CD

 

Pathologically Explicit Recordings is releasing a sick split CD featuring Bodysnatch from Switzerland and Flesh Throne from New York City. It is called "Son of Banishment" with an cover artwork you would first think of some Black Metal or more viking/medieval influenced bands. You see three knights standing with their swords and St. Peters Dome from Rome in the back. (If I guessed right).

 

If you are expecting this you are totally wrong. You will hear nothing less then heavy and midtempo driven, groovy New York styled Death Metal. 3 tracks from each band, the beginning is done by Bodysnatch. From beginning to the end of the material, the band delivers straight forward oldschool....

 

 

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Review - Debridement - Drowning in a Cesspoll of Malformy and Malady

 

Sick one man assault from the UK called DEBRIDEMENT is delivering the new output of excrements and sick debauchery. The album "Drowning in a Cesspoll of Malformy and Malady" was realeased via Rotten Roll Rex Records. Depending on the music Debridement still fits perfect to that sick roster.

 

If you heared the previous album of Connor. This is also walking in the same direction. Sick and downtuned Gory Death Metal. Sick and Groovy. Heavy as fuck with a lot of humorous intros. The 10 tracks grind their way through blood and guts. Straight forward programmed drum blasts, mixed with shreddy guitars. Guitar tone is as low as it can be. Slamming your sanity to....

 

 

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Review - Enblood - Cast to Exile

 

Technical and modern Death Metal from Portugal is crushing our skulls. The band ENBLOOD surprised me with a real killer and clean album called "Cast to Exile". Released on Miasma Records and Vomit Your Shirt these guys didn't come to make any prisoners. Enblood is ready to take their piece of cake they deserve from the scene.

 

Cast to Exile starts right ahead after an Instrumental with the title track on which even Linus Klausenhitzer of Obscura is featured. And exactly the direction of Obscura they are heading to. Those guys are no copycat, don't worry, but just that you have an expression what you can expect on this album....

 

 

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Review - Neoplassis - Abomination Programmed PROMO 2018

 

Straight from Switzerland this 4 track Slam-Holocaust EP arrived to me as a promo package from SIRIUS RECORDS. They released just 100 handnumbered copies of this. (I have number 35)

 

The promo was recorded as a two piece band. Now the line-up increased to 3 members. Ricardo Proenca - Vocals(ex-Analepsy), Patrick Küng - Guitar, Drum Programming and Joel (Mow Gli) - Bass(new member). They call their style Egyptian Mythology, Sci-fi, Slamming Brutal Death, Deathcore. I think this is more related to the lyrics because the music is for me just basic and groovy Slam Death Metal. On song two called "Depravity at Procreation", there is a little guest featured from Slamentation. Rene Barthoulot is...

 

 

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Review - The Machinist - Confidimus in Morte

 

New York City based extreme metal outfit THE MACHINIST deliver their first full album. I was looking forward to this for a long time since I ordered their EP back in 2017 from them. Again to mentioned that they packed me in a Beanie for free because I had to wait a little longer for deliverey but stories beside and let's go back to the album.

 

Released was it on Prosthetic Records who brought us some decent stuff lately. If you haven't checked out the label, just do it and enjoy the roster.

 

The record called "Confidimus in Morte" contains 9 tracks of really variating and virtuoso extreme music. I don't want to use genre stamps like...

 

 

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Review - Mike Litoris Complot - The Art of Pony Party

 

Welcome to Luxembourg pony land. Where fun and magic awaits you. The 6 piece band MIKE LITORIS COMPLOT presents along with Buppfeck Records after an little atmosphere building intro the colorful and dark sides of a fairy tail.

 

Expect nothing else than fun loaden umpa umpa Grind with a lots of groovy Gore, all spiced up with some juicy slam Death Metal. Opening track "Circus Slammy Granny" is showing it right away with its virtuoso song structure and changing from different gerne influences riff by riff.

The album is offering a lot of fun and besides the concept of just being silly there is some solid music under the hood. All the different elements combined bring a nice rainbow cocktail to make your head bang andWelcome to Luxembourg pony land. Where fun and magic awaits you. The 6 piece band MIKE LITORIS COMPLOT presents...

 

 

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Review - Whitechapel - The Valley

 

Metalblade is releasing the 7th studio album of Deathcore heroes WHITECHAPEL and it is definitly not what most fans are expecting. They begin where they left of with experimental songs from 2016's album "Mark of the Blade". The Valley is a total concept album in my opinion. The band invent themself new in a genious and progressive way without forgetting where they come from.

 

When they experimented very shy with some clean vocals added on the "Mark of the Blade", now they are confident enough to explore the artistical limits and bust boundaries. You cannot put them anymore just in the Deathcore genre. Thinking in drawers is not possible anymore. The band grew....

 

 

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Review - Septycemia - Frontiers if Medieval Prognosis

 

Sick 3 piece band called SEPTYCEMIA takes you all on a history lesson to the dark medieval age when everything was ruled by the gruesome horrors of the Black Plague. With "Frontiers of Medieval Prognosis" the band delivers the sheer brutality of Europes decimation back in the day to an audio format.

 

Released on PATHOLOGICALLY EXPLICIT RECORDINGS, the members of this so called all star projects are known for their brutal deeds in the bands VIRULENCY, SCATOLOGY SECRETION and MURTAD. If you know these just expect also pure blasting brutality.

 

Disjorge, Oscar and Christian Vega just know how to bring it to the point. Relentless blasting and guttural brutality. Played like back in the Brutal Death Metal prime and....

 

 

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Review - Phrymerial - Xenomorphic Creation

 

Spain is giving us this hot blooded heavy breakdown called "Xenomorphic Creation" from the slamming Deathcore maniacs PHRYMERIAL. Released on MIASMA RECORDS and VOMIT YOUR SHIRT, I received this album lately with a promo package.

 

The 8 songs and 25 minute long LP starts very slow and quiet before it smashes you after the Intro "GENESIS" with the first ten ton hammer called "Anunnaki Sperm Shot". Downtuned to the lowest but still catchy with a lot of technical riffing this baby makes you bang your fucking head. Pig squealing you to death to the break down rhythms and hyperspeed blasts. This record is a good mixture of the technical deathcore world and its modern influences combined along with the old age caveman riff primitive brutality....

 

 

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Review - Tomb - Entrance to Primordial Funerations

 

Pathologically Explicit Recording releases a 15min long insane trip into the lowest deep of hell. The 4 tack EP of the band TOMB called "Entrance to Primordial Funerations" is pure downtuned guttural and heavy sickness.

 

The band is an all star formation from Spain and Canada. The four members comming from bands like Virulency, Scatology Secretion, Fixation On Suffering, MDMA, Gravitational Distortion. Also in TOMB no prisoners are made. This is pure devastating destruction.

 

Sick and virtuoso guitar rhythms mixed with high speed blasting and some really insane guttural vocals. Especially the vocals explore the limits of mankinds vocal chords abilities. Starting from grunts, snorts, gutturals and just inhuman gargls. Everything is there. Remindes me a lot to sick shit back in the day from Torsofuck....

 

 

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Review - Venom Prison - Samsara

 

Fresh out of the deepest Abyss of the human soul this record haunts your spirit and shakes you to your mark and bone. VENOM PRISON delivers with their newest output "Samsara" nothing more then a re-interpretation of the Death Metal genre we know today.

 

Freshly released on Prostethic Records on March 15th I was really looking forward to this record because their first output "Animus" was a big surprise for me back in 2016 when I attempt to a show where they opened up for Trap Them. I also filmed their show with my little GoPro back then and bought the CD straight from the band....

 

 

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Review - Underule - Into Dust

 

The polish underground delivers this raw diamond called UNDERULE. Their album "Into Dust" was just released in the end of January 2019 on Nice to eat you records along with a distribution from Sevared Records.

 

The band was founded back in 2015 and offering here their first full length output. There is not so much to find on the web about the band and also not on their facebook page. So I will stay mostly fixed on what you can musically expect. And this is nothing more then pure blasting Death Metal.

Fast and furious...

 

 

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Review - Burial - Divinity Through Eradication

 

Pathologically Explicit Recordings is giving us a re-release of an underground brutal Death Metal gem from the Band BURIAL. The Diamond is called Divinity Through Eradication and is showing us all the good things of underground groovy Deathgrind we love!

 

This is also not just a re-release. Everything was re-recorded with better production and also a re-painting of the original cover-artwork. As I read on the band's Facebook page they really put a lot of work into this re-release and let the material shine in its whole glory. The first version was released on Metal Wrestling Alliance Records if Metal Archives is right.

The band was already founded back in 1995 and have 2 previous releases. A EP called Mourning the Millennium from 1998 and a debut album called Enlightened with...

 

 

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Review - BÖSEDEATH / INCINERATED FLESH SPLIT TAPE - Saiyan SLAM Fusion

 

Some weeks ago I received a music split tape from BÖSEDEATH with INCINERATE FLESH. You hear right. A TAPE. For all who didn't know what this is, use your smartphones and google it. Tell me later in the comments how the pencil and a MC belong together?!

Besides all fun it was really cool that Daniel Schäfer send me this tape called "Saiyan SLAM Fusion". It contains 4 songs of each band and brings a real oldschool feeling with this format. Released was it on RISING NEMESIS RECORDS.

 

BÖSEDEATH delivering downtuned brutal death with guttural vocal assault. Groovy and slammy all the way and keep up the fun as well with some nice intros. South Park  and Beavis & Butt-Head included. The material itself is nicely produced and great to listen too. Expect some Devourment gargles and blasts combined with new and fresher elements chosen out of...

 

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Review - Afterbleeding - Paths of Decimation

 

One man band attack from Portugal AFTERBLEEDING is slitting our throats with the debut album called "Paths of Decimation". I was thinking of a Slam CD when I saw the cover and logo. Maybe I am a little bit to much in the review machinery and my routine but I was really surprised after the Intro ended!

 

It is released on SIRIUS RECORDS and distributed by VOMIT YOUR SHIRT. Brand new and fresh for you guys to order!

 

Back to the Music after my label annoucement. When I say surprised I mean this very positive. This Material of 7 Songs (first is an Intro) is really complex played...

 

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Review - Consumed by Vultures - In Eterno

 

Swiss 6 piece Band CONSUMED BY VULTURES is delivering an atmospheric and brutal Death Metal Epos called "In Eterno". The band was already formed back in 2013 with the idea to express their art as musicians through extreme music. They have a nice description for all of this on their facebook page in the biography. Also the name of the band is a traditional funeral ritual to sacrifice the dead body to the vultures and give something back to nature.

 

The album was already released back in September 2017 on Nice to Eat you Records and Amputated Veign Records. I just received the CD in the NTEY promo package and the CD is definitly worth doing a late review!

 

They also have a previous release from 2015 which is called "Demonstration of negative way". This is a 6 track EP and...

 

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Review - Enzephalitis- Revealed in Sickness

 

Straight out the swiss alps this slam blast is arriving. Enzephalitis brings a short and relentless EP called "Revealed in Sickness". Released on MIASMA Records and VOMIT YOUR SHIRT I received this from Miasma as they are my new review partners. Thank you and welcome to the family again!

 

I haven't heared of this project before to be honest but when I saw who is in the game it brought some light to my mind. Ricardo, Ex-Analepsy, is taking the vocal duties and Patrick Küng, I also know from some swiss fests, on the Guitar. I read a little about the bands history and they had some line-up changes after first recorded songs. They even were female fronted at first place but...

 

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Review - Busted Guts - Gore Induced Ejaculations

 

Some weeks ago I received a message via Facebook from George Elizondo. The Mastermind behind the band BUSTED GUTS and asked me if I want to do a review for his CD "Gore Induced Ejaculations". I agreed right away and forget a little about this but finally it was in my postbox after hanging in customs in Germany for a while. Straight delivered from Corpus Christi, Texas, the album is bringing a Deathgrinding frogalypse played like 10 or 15 years ago.

 

Everything self released. A real DIY band it has this underground Texas DM wibe with a little oldschool deathgrindy flair. 6 Songs on it. Running through smoothly in a little more than 23 minutes. Material was already wirtten and recorded in 2017. When I opened the booklet I was surprised to see...

 

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Review - Degragore - From Sin to Redemption

 

Downtuned froggings madness is what you can expect if you put the new DEGRAGORE album called "From Sin to Redemption" in your player. From first minute you have this blackended ambient feeling within this. What is pretty cool to cover the primitivity from its sound. A good combination to upgrade the quality of the songs.

 

Released was this piece of Sickness at Rebirth the Metal Productions. Along with other labels Satanath Records, Metal Or Die Records and Distributed by GrinderCirutano Records.

 

12 songs on it, the last four are from the "Kissing, Pissing, Vomiting" EP. After a short intro on the first song I.N.R.I it starts right away with the sickness. Simple Cavemen riffs combined with...

 

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Review - Misery Index - Rituals of Power

 

 

Deathgrinding Flagship MISERY INDEX finally delivers their highly awaited follow up to the "Killing Gods". The new sick output is called "Rituals of Power" and comes with an ultra high energy. The Love for playing this music just MISERY INDEX can deliver!

 

Released again on Season Of Mist Records, the album has two Versions to offer. Normal album and Deluxe Edition with two Bonus tracks. "Wasting Away - Nailbomb Edition" and "Man of your Dream" a M.O.D. Cover. I took the Deluxe Edition as I am a collector as all of you know. I should receive my copy soon from Cortex Store in Berlin. Well known place for good underground stuff. My review here is based on the Spotify listening I am doing right now to be in time for all of you guys!

 

Well, what can I say. From the first time I read that the band is creating...

 

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Review - Inseminate Degeneracy - Genesis of a Disastrous Gestation

 

Fresh hatched Slam Insect INSEMINATE DEGENERACY comming out of the France's Hive start shooting their madness of apocalyptic sci-fi horror influenced SLAM with their first EP called "Genesis of a Disastrous Gestation". Expect nothing else than ultra brutal and maxed out primitive debauchery.

 

Released on Rotten Music. The Slam roster of this sick label is growing and growing!

 

The CD opens up with a war zone soudning Intro and the first real tune "Disastrous Gestation" is shooting you straight in the face. When they begin the band doesn't stop over the 23:37min to...

 

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Review - For I am King - I

 

FOR I AM KING out of the Netherlands are a special act in the metalcore / deathcore or so called modern extreme metal scene. I ordered some months ago both albums from the band and was in discussion with my friend Steve from BRUTAL FEMALE FRONTED METAL about it. He told me that he is going to feature the band soon for a promotional week on the site and if I could do a review for their latest album. So here we are.

 

The album was released on Redfield Records.

 

The band has a nice description of themself on their Spotify page. Making comparisons to X-Factor, a 3.0 variation of the I-factor. The letter "I" (name of the album) which has also an importance in mathematics and chemistry should describe the complex components the band is using: modern, complex, furious but always catchy metal with...

 

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Review - Medeia - Xenosis

 

I received a request from one of the guitarists of the Band MEDEIA to do a review about their new album XENOSIS. I heared the album already on SPOTIFY and really liked it. So I quickly agreed and today I received my copy. It was even a signed one for my collection. Thank you very much Samuli for this!

 

The band comming out of Finland is already an old stager in the music's business. Founded back in 2002 the modern Death Metal band delivers their 4th album if I counted correct. They are here to conquer again after six years waiting to the last album Iconclastic in 2013.

The Album was released on Playground Music Finland. To be honest I never heared of that label but I will check out their releases and if...

 

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Review - Moronic - Recipes for Disaster

 

I received this beautiful piece of music, called "Recipes for Disaster" of the band MORONIC from Morbid Generation Records lately. To be honest I haven't heard of them before and put this record totally innocent like a baby in my CD player. And damnit baby, I didn't expect that solid tank rolling over me!!!

 

The 5 piece band which members are active in the cene for a long time deliver oldschool rotten brutal Death Metal with influences from a lot of underground genres. Grind, Death, Crust, Punk Doom…you name it. It is really a perfect mixture of everything and just brings pure extreme joy to...

 

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Review - Macabre Demise - Apocalypse

 

The Boss behind Label Rebirth the Metal Productions, Andreas Rieger, is releasing a new EP of his one man project called Macabre Demise. 4 Tracks, 12.10min of pure classical brutal Death like played in the end of 90s or beginning of 2000s.

 

Oldschool and very tight, thoughtful songwriting. The 4 tracks run very smooth and give you also the vibe when you first heared tunes from Entombed, Deicide, Vader, Cannibal Corpse back in the day. Everything transported to our time the songs are really cool bangers with a lot of great rhythms, blasts,  hooks to remind and nice grooves.  In the Song "Scale of Devastation" I like the changing between blast, midtempo double base headbanging

 

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Review - Thirst of Revenge - Sinner

 

From Spain's capital Madrid the one man assault called Thirst of Revenge is comming relentless in your ears with the darkened album "SINNER". The record is full of depressing and blackend athmopshere. Overall a great ambient I can say. If you hear it for the first time you would never expect that this is a one man band. Big congrats for this to the mastermind behind Carlos Mejias!

 

Released 2018 on Morbid Generation records this is a special add to the Roster. Really didn't expect a full package of killer songs when I put this in my CD Player!

The 9 tracks on the album start strong and atmopspheric with...

 

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Intracranial Purulancy - Eugenic Post-Coital Self Crucifixion

 

From the back of South Italians boot, exactly the city of Bari, the band called Intracranial Purulancy is kicking you in the ass with merciless Slams from their newest output "Eugenic Post-Coital Self Crucifixion". Italy is known for it's very good and intense underground death metal scene. Delivering constantly pearls of pure brutality. Intracranial Purulancy is no exception if you compare it to what is going on in the international SLAM Scene.

Released on Rotten Music, they are ready to conquer together with that sick roster. They already released an EP called " Enthroning the Macabre" back in 2015. It was offically streamed via Slam World Wide back in 2016. I will post a link for you manicas to check it out.

 

Let's go back to the musical depravity happening on this sick record. 8 tracks of pure guttural...

 

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Suppuration - The Face Rotten by Some Satanic Possession

 

Bogota, the capital of Columbia, awaits with a sick compilation from the Goregrinding Death Maniacs of Suppuration. Bloody and brutal like just the south of America can deliver these kind of sound they slash their way with a sharp machete through the collection of this material. Unreleased songs, live material and two covers combine this to a 14 track CD.

 

Released on Morbid Generation Records, this sick album is also distributed by Sevared in the US and Amputated Veign in Asia region.

 

The band was already founded back in 1997 and exactly that kind of sound with gory death metal they still deliver today. I don't mean this as a bad attribute then more a pleasure to hear this. That is the sound with which I got familiar in 2000 when I started to listen to a lot of underground bands with gore influence or total goregrind bands. Bands like GORE, Impetigo, Last Days of Humanity, Exhumed and so on influenced me a lot but these guys give a lot of the chilli spice from south america to the mixture by combining nice blasts like Amputated Genitals or Internal Suffering would deliver but in a much more rough and direct way. This combines both worlds in a great way. I also have to say what is cool are the blasphemous elements these guys throw in and keep up a little dark athmopshere within the songs to make everything even more evil.

 

The Cd contains...

 

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Annihilation - The Undivided Wholeness of all Things

 

Epic and darkened Death Metal is comming from the hot hells of Lisboa Portugal. Portugal a weapons wrought for secret and high quality Death Metal hints is also delivering us this gem. The sharp sword is called Annihilation and they unleash it's brutality with the album "The Undivided Wholeness of all Things".

 

Released on Nice to Eat you Records from Czech republic and also Amputated Veign for Asia region.

 

The band was already founded back in 2004 and has a debut album called "Against The Storm" and a digital Ep "The Undivided" in their disco and released the mentioned album here in 2017. Maybe a late review from my site but it is never to late to talk about great and massive music. Massive describes this album perfectly. It has a wide and epic range of oldschool death metal from the atmosphere and a lot of technical detailed musical parts from newer era to create a perfect hybrid of modern, darkened death metal without losing the wibe of oldschool, depressing darkness.

 

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Fleshless - Doomed

 

Czech Death Metal Powerhouse Fleshless is delivering again. The new album "Doomed" just came in and what should I say? These guys just know how to write their songs and always bringing the sickness since 1993.

 

Already album number 11, if I counted right, is still blasting your face off. 26 years in the underground business and not tired yet. Fleshless is shoowing the youngsters how you shredd, blast and kill while not loosing atmosphere and oldschool song structure feeling.

I have always been a fan of them since I received the album "Abhorrence Of Cadaveric" from a friend back in 2000 or 2001 and they never dissapointed me. Also not this time my friends!

 

CD was released on Rotten Roll Rex Records. So they are added to a sick roster of other great bands!

 

11 Tracks on the album, 9 if you take away the intro and outro, are just pure blasting Death Metal. Nothing more nothing less. What I really dig in this record are the small extras. A cool groovy riff there, athmosphere loaden melodies to soak everything in it's darkness....

 

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Bashingsay - Sadistic Scene of Brutal Massacre

 

Indonesia is delivering new Sickness again in form of a 5 Track EP called Sadistic Scene of Brutal Massacre. These tunes comming from the band called "Bashingsay" are penetrating your ears with non-stop guttural SLAM Brutality.  This 4 piece bands know what they want and what they want to deliver.

 

Released on Rotten Music from the UK. This label is building up it's roaster of sick bands more and more!!!

 

As uncompromising as it can be, just pure sickness. Everything is ultra downtuned, beginning from the vocals, to guitar and drum sound. Very darkened and pressing atmosphere. You feel like thrown into the end of human existence. This is also my first comparison. I took the album title of the first Abominable Putridity album because....

 

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Kataplexia - the rise of the unkown

 

I nearly had an heart attack when I saw that one of my favorite Brutal Death Grind Bands from back in the day is releasing a new album. After a wait for 10 years!!! Kataplexia is releasing the long awaited follow up to "Supreme Authority" called "The Rise of the Unknown". Released on Rotten Music.

 

When I was talking with Chris of Rotten Music and he said he will send me a new package of his releases I was really really looking forward to hear this new output of Kataplexia. Like a little child before Christmas. And what I should say, when I put it on I had a little nostalgic tear in my eye and was near to boner time haha. Really enjoying this right Now. The opener "Profanities of Artificial Incubation" starts straight a head and blasts your brains out. Nice influences from all sites, even a Fear Factory rhythm riff there but all trademarks of the band are still there. I just sit back and had a 30 minute fun time of pure BDM joy.

 

I am a fan of this band since the first album "Morgue's Reality" from 2003. I think...

 

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Pancrectomy - Trick or Treat

 

One man assault Pancrectomy release their 3 Track Promo called "Trick or Treat" on Rotten Music. This is just a 5:15min short look in maybe what is up to come from this band. Nice and funny cover done by Gruesome Graphx.

 

This is a break down non stop Deathcore Hammer. A little crime Slam influenced if you hear samples from Police sirenes and stuff. Besides that music is really pure and to be honest the only real track on this is number 3 called "Nocturnal".

This track could be straight from old Carnifex releases or a more breakdown influenced NYC beatdown Deathcore.......

 

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Comatose - The Ungodly Lamentations

Straight from the relentless hot hell of the philippines this satanic Death Metal banger called "The Ungodly Lamentations" is released from the band COMATOSE. Triple release an labels Satanath Records / Grinder Cirujano records / Rebirth The Metal Productions.

 

The band is reformed after their first releases and combine on this album you will find 3 new songs, 3 songs from their EP "Thy Mighty Conquest" and the song "Forever Reign Supreme" which they used to play live before as far as I read on the bands history. This together you have 8 tracks(first one is an intro) of pure oldschool satanic Death Metal worhship. These guys party like it's 1990. The sound, the oldschool arrangements, guitar solos, harsh and demonic sounding vocals make an awesome mixture you feel like thrown back in time to the glory days when Death Metal was on the rise.

 

In the songs you have no polished or overproduced stuff. This is just pure musical brutality like back in the day. No triggers, no big effects or something. They deliver it like straight from rehearsal room to your ears. #NoFilter

For me this makes this record much more intense and real. No fancy shit needed. A nonstop headbanger for you guys. The guitar solos really fresh up the songs, looses the tightness for reload your neck to continue rotating.

Also the atmosphere within the record fits perfectly to the aimed goal of sound I think this record wants to achieve. It's just fun listening to this if you love it oldschool. Every fanatic who was listening in their youth to this and grew up with will get some nostalgic tears in their eyes. Even the hardest rookie.

 

Every fan of Oldschool Death Metal with love for bands like old Deicide, Incantation, Sinister, old Morbid Angel, Immolation and so on will love this record.

 

For me a 9 / 10 for a great trip to the 90s. Support the Underground. Support true Death Metal. Enjoy my friends!!!

 

Cheers Zed

 

https://rebirththemetalproductions.bandcamp.com/album/comatose-the-ungodly-lamentations

https://satanath.bandcamp.com/album/sat212-comatose-the-ungodly-lamentations-2018

http://satanath.com/

https://open.spotify.com/album/1jhMD7LycbxeIgXjchzapK

https://slamworldwide.net/comatose-the-ungodly-lamentations-official-album-stream-2018/



Bleeding Heaven - Evolutionary Descendant of Brutality

Bleeding Heaven comming from the german NRW Death Metal scene, which is well know around the globe expecially for the NRW Death Fest, delivering their second Full length album entitled "Evolutionary Descendant of Brutality". They alrady started their path of destruction back in 2007 and have some demo's, EPS and one album in the rooster to proove their blasting qualities. On this new opus of blast beasts, complex shredding guitars and guttural vokills they proove what they learned from the past.

 

Released on Morbid Generation records, distributed from Amputated Veign Records and Sevared Records in ASIA/USA. Recorded was this fine peace in 2018 @ Flashback Recordings by Tim Schichtling and Mastered at DPK Studios by Dominik König. (Also well known for his activities in Stillbirth on the bass and backup vocals.)

15 tracks on this beast. 1 Intro and two songs featuring guests from No One Gets Out Alive(Song "Endless Nightmare") and Suffocate Bastard(Song "Degeneration"). After the little war Intro is over they start a non stop blast orgy like I normally hear from Indonesian Death metal bands. Hyper speed snare drumming, froggy and guttural vocals, fast guitar riffs pressing riff after riff out of the boxes. But you will be soon surprised that they can stop of the gas pedal to bring some more darkened atmosphere inside and some groovy hooks to fresh up the tunes and keep the record even tighter in the song structure.

 

Nice melodies within the songs and really intelligent songwriting build around the blasts. A great bassline here a groovy riff there and 300bpm blasting all the way between combines everything to a great cocktail of indonesian blasting worship and US Death metal complexity. This record is really intense and how I love my death metal. No fancy shit, just straight brutality. The varity of the songs is not degrading the brutality, it makes everything even heavier and they make the sound to their own.

 

No need to hide behind bands like Disgorge(US), Condemned, Ingested, Disavowed , Inherit Disease, Gorgasm and bands in the veign of. If you haven't checked them so far. This is your chance and grab your copy physical or digital. (All links under the review).

 

So far Discography you see here. (Taken from bands FB page)

 

- "Burn - Promo 2010"

- "Dead Men Walking EP" 2011

- "Descend into Darkness Demo" 2013

- "German Devastation" 2013 5-Way Split released via Bizarre Murders Productions (FR)

- "Armageddon: Soundtrack to Apocalypse" - 100-Way Split released via Bizarre Murders Productions (FR)

- "World Eating Anomaly" - Godeater Records 2015

 

9 /10 for a great blasterpiece from my German country mates! Bleeding Heaven is on the rise. Watch out for them and support!!!

 

Cheers Zed

 

https://www.facebook.com/officialbleedingheaven/

https://bleedingheaven.bigcartel.com/

http://www.morbidgeneration.de/

http://www.sevared.com/

http://www.amputatedvein.com/



Human Prey - return of the true kings

  

East Germany invades with a new released 5 Track EP called "Return of the True Kings" from Human Prey. Expect nothing else then groovy and shredding Brutal Death.

 

Released on Morbid Generation records and Distributed by Sevared Records in US, this is the follow up the the Last EP "Eradication", Self-Titled album and first Demo "May the Hunt Begin…" Band was founded back in 2010 already.

The CD opens with an super heavy and downtuned instrmental slam injection. So your ears are gently prepared for the outbreak of devastation to come. No prisoners made from the first riff shooting out of your boxes. Relentless blasting drums, guitar shredds and grooves, combined with guttural/barky vocals with some nice screams.

 

Top production from the sound and great arranged songs. Band is not afraid to get out of the aimed range from the music they write and throw on some influences from Deathcore, atmospheric parts to get a little of the gas pedal and let the listener catch some breath before you are forced to bang your fucking head to the heavy groove parts. The second song "Crowned Hate" is a good example, it starts heavy and very straight to your face while at the end gets more variating with the structure and styles. So while listening to this short EP you will find more and more hooks with every spin which leave some marks in your head. I really dig the atmoparts followed up from groovy riffs to build up some tension before just releasing them in the right moment before everything explodes.

 

To make some comparisons again this is a great mixture of French Sicko Band Human Parasite, my Swedish grog groove master Degrade(loved and never forgotten), some Dying Fetus grooves and influences from more modern bands like Ingested, Benighted and old Suicide Silence tracks. If you like a heavy Hybrid Monster like this you will dig this record for sure!!!

 

9 /10 for a great EP. Can't wait to hear a new full EP. I will check out all their releases at their bandcamp. Links you will find under this review. Support these guys and buy some stuff!

 

Cheers Zed

 

https://www.facebook.com/HumanPrey/

https://humanprey.bigcartel.com/

https://humanprey.bandcamp.com/