Home / Tag Archives: death metal (page 5)

Tag Archives: death metal

Broken Hope – Omen Of Disease

In the 1990’s, if you were in a death metal band, you were well-off if you could claim Florida, New York, or Chicago as your hometown. Each locale had something distinct to offer – NY had it’s slam “NYDM”, Florida had bands who pushed the genre to greater extremes like …

Read More »

Ferocity – The Sovereign

Ferocity, a Danish death metal band, focuses on truly ferocious vocals, thick buzzsaw stringwork, and solid percussion in a variety of tempos on their second and latest release, The Sovereign. Deep, guttural vocals are “mixed high”, tending to blot out what’s happening underneath. That said, the band seems to have …

Read More »

Psycroptic and support – The Pint, Dublin – 23/09/13

Monday Night in The Pint was the temporary home of Exhumer, Dyscarnate, Hour of Penance and Psycroptic. Although the line up was promising the turn-out was not all that great and I will have something to say about that too at the end. First up were Italian band Exhumer. Now, …

Read More »

Craven Idol – Towards Eschaton

Death metal band Craven Idol have arrived, with their debut album Towards Eschaton. This is the UK-based band’s first major release on a label, although their demo, released in 2006, did sell out all 50 copies. Raspy, caustic vocals in these eight tracks blend with ‘fast to blast’ tempo metal. …

Read More »

Bliss Of Flesh – Beati Pauperes Spiritu

France’s Bliss Of Flesh upholds the brutal death metal genre with their 2013 release, Beati Pauperes Spiritu. They seem vaguely similar to Behemoth in the latter’s early, intense years. The band does experiment with melody, especially during “On The Path To Expiation”. What sets this album apart from others within …

Read More »

Master – The Witchhunt

Master, the former Chicago – now Czech band, are alive and well! These guys rose through the same ranks that acts like Slayer and Metallica did. With The Witchhunt, they play through some of the most bludgeoning riffs of their career. A variety of moods and tempos offer something to …

Read More »

Incantation – Mortal Throne of Nazarene

Pennsylvania’s Incantation channel quintessential classic mid-90s deathmetal / grindcore with this reissue of 1994’s Mortal Throne of Nazarene. This band is one of the forerunners of what became brutal deathmetal. John McEntee and crew perfected the doom-to-blast atmospheric mood, alternating slow segments with ‘breakneck pace’ grindcore blastbeat licks. In eight songs, …

Read More »

Battlecross – War Of Will

Battlecross is an American modern death metal band showing European flar. With War Of Will, they offer a bit more melody and atmosphere then most. There’s a crisp, punchy sound with a triple vocal tone attack – from a hatecore screech to a brutal low growl. Battlecross offers unusually inspiring …

Read More »

Eternal Torture – Lacerate The Global Hate

Eternal Torture is a young death metal band from Munich (Bavaria), Germany. This band is part of the “we are faster and more extreme then anyone else” movement, with hyperspeed double-bass drumming, low guttural (and unintelligible) vocals, and downtuned guitars. Their twist on this pun intended, done-to-death schtick is that …

Read More »

Monsters Of Rot III – Letterbreen – 24 August 2013

Monsters Of Rot III flyer

The car park of a country pub in what we in this part of the universe refer to as ‘the arse-end of nowhere’ may seem an unusual location for an extreme metal event, but here we are:  in a tent, in the pissing rain, at the back of a pub …

Read More »

Ecocide – Eye of The Wicked Sight

Ecocide - Eye of Wicked Sight

Let me introduce you to Ecocide from Haarlem (the Netherlands) who have released their debut album “Eye of the Wicked Sight”. The band consists out of 3 members and they bring you a raw mix of old-school death metal.

Read More »

Revocation – Revocation

Revocation is a band that I have liked for quite a while. I was looking through the albums to review and this one immediately came to notice. Unfortunately, I have really mixed feelings about this album. After bringing out their single “The Hive” I was a bit neutral about the …

Read More »

Manegarm – Legions of the North

Sweden consistently produces and exports very fine quality extreme metal, and their Manegarm is no exception. Compared to the band’s previous releases, this one will appeal to a wider audience, both because of the more universal English language, and a greater emphasis on mid-tempo crushers. The songs are very dramatic, …

Read More »

Autopsy – The Headless Ritual

It is ironic that a record label called Peaceville release albums as heavy as Autopsy make but thanks to them Autopsy’s 6th full length studio album The Headless Ritual was unleashed on June 24th 2013 with a release date of July 2nd in the USA. The jaw dropping album artwork …

Read More »

Coffins – The Fleshland

Coffins - Fleshland Artwork

So far this year, I have come across quite a few excellent doom albums which show that the genre is well and truly alive and kicking butt in all corners of the planet we call Mosh – from the epic Greek godliness of Mahakala to the dark Swiss denseness of …

Read More »

Immolation – Kingdom Of Conspiracy

The first notes of Immolation‘s ninth and latest studio album, Kingdom Of Conspiracy, blare out from my speakers as I sit down and begin to listen. I reminisce: they were a killer band ‘back in the day’. Then I quickly realize: they still are. This newest disc drives that home …

Read More »

Ultra-Violence – Privilege To Overcome

I love underground music, if it brings out some obvious talent, and especially if it’s from outside my home country – the USA. Turin, Italy’s Ultra-Violence (yeah, like Death Angel, or A Clockwork Orange, your choice) seems to fit that bill. Their newest, Privilege To Overcome, is a long-playing album …

Read More »