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Detherous – Hacked To Death

Canada’s Calgary based thrash quartet Detherous embrace us with their debut full length album, ‘Hacked To Death ‘.  Formed in 2014, they released an initial demo in 2017, and followed this with a live album last year. This is actually a breathe of fresh air for me and it’s very …

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Rotten Hate – Stabbing The Masses

Chilean Death-Metal outfit Rotten Hate hit us hard with their first full length album, and it’s not bad at all. Hailing from a place I’ve never heard of (and I’m sure you haven’t either!) called Puerto Montt and currently signed to Australis Records. Intro ‘Abyss’  leads us into ‘Church‘,  a …

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Cropsy Maniac – Carnage

The eight cuts of grindcore and death-grind from Cropsy Maniac on this E.P. pack a lot into their short running time, with no track lasting more than two and a half minutes Carnage is a frenzied, brutal and rewarding listen. Cropsy Maniac is a goregrind band with members hailing from …

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Possessed – Revelations Of Oblivion.

In all my years of listening to rock/metal I can’t think of any album that has blown me away than Revelations Of Oblivion by Possessed. Death metal can be repetitive at times but to keep my full attention for just under an hour takes some doing. Released on Nuclear Blast …

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Entombed – Clandestine Live

Well here is a thrilling blast from the past to say the least! Clandestine Live sees Entombed joined by the Malmo Symphonic Orchestra to blast out their 1991 studio album Clandestine on November 12th 2016 in Malmo, Sweden. Three original members from that line up, Alex Hellid on guitar, Uffe …

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CARNAL TOMB – New Album ‘Abhorrent Veneration’ Details revealed

Testimony Records proudly announces the sophomore album of German Death Metallers CARNAL TOMB!   “Abhorrent Veneration” by will be released on 26th July 2019. It was recorded and mixed by Tobias Engl (Drowned/Essenz) at Englsound Studios / Berlin, while mastering was handled by Laurent Teubl (Chapel of Disease) at Sculpt …

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Deiphago – I, The Devil

Founded in 1989, Costa Rican thrashers Deiphago return with another onslaught of insane thrash, ‘I, The Devil’,  their fifth full length album. Fuelled by incomprehensible speed and accuracy, these guys remind me of when Napalm Death introduced themselves with their classic debut ‘Scum’  in 1987. To say this album is …

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EYE OF THE DESTROYER RELEASE COVER OF ‘BREED’

New Jersey death metal band Eye Of The Destroyer have just released a surprise cover version of Nirvana’s classic song ‘Breed’.  The band commented: ‘We were talking about doing a cover and wanted to do something out of the box and  unexpected. We all really love Nirvana and we are super …

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Contrarian – Their Worm Never Dies

This is the third album by this bunch of progressive death wizards. Featuring on vocals and drums George Kollias of Nile fame. From the very start this is high octane jawdropping musicianship straight from the school of Death and Atheist.  That is where the comparison ends to an extent. The …

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Belzebubs – Pantheon Of The Nightside Gods

Hailing from the abysmal forests of the mystic North, Belzebubs have possessed a stealthy, cult status throughout their existence. Originally formed in 2002, the band has succeeded in creating a thrilling blend of melodic blackened death metal, guttural growls and whimsical solos, forged with progressive twists and cinematic soundscapes. Accompanied …

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Torqued – The Coup de Grâce EP.

There must be something in the water (or scrumpy) in Postbridge, Devon for Torqued to create the totally unhinged recently released The Coup De Grâce EP. The trio of Marc Cleave, Kurt Johnson and Rimmy Sinclair have created some of the heaviest music I’ve heard in quite sometime as they …

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Raised By Owls – Dreadful

Raised By Owls are a Death Metal band from Derby releasing this, their first full length album on the back of nine singles and one EP. The band were formed in 2016 and don’t hold anything back with their witty and hilarious sense of humour which they capture perfectly within …

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The Crawling release new single ‘Rancid Harmony’

The Crawling are a doom/death metal act from the concrete maze of Northern Ireland. The closure of 2018 saw the release of their sophomore album, ‘Wolves And The Hideous White’.  An exploration of the human desire to belong. Their latest single ‘Rancid Harmony’  focuses on formation and breakdown of relationships, …

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Wretched Fate – Fleshletting

Swedish Death Metal outfit Wretched Fate release this, their debut album. This follows a two-track demo released last year. And I must admit a very good album it is too. It’s typically what you would expect from a Swedish Death Metal outfit. They have a Morbid Angel feel to them which suits …

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Backstabber – Conspiracy Theorist

Canadian thrashers Backstabber cross our palms with gold here with their debut album. Lets get this straight from the start. Get yourselves an pot, throw in Testament, Napalm Death, Anthrax, Pantera, Morbid Angel and Slayer, give it a good shake and you have Backstabber. After ‘Inaugural Address’, which is a …

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Plague Years – Unholy Infestation

Hailing from Detroit, Michigan, Plague Years are an unsigned Thrash / Death Metal outfit who are unleashing their first full length album upon us. Released at the end of October in the US, we British have had to wait until 4th January to grab a copy of this album which follows 2017’s …

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Zealot Cult – Spiritual Sickness

Formed in 2008 hailing from Ireland, Zealot Cult have built themselves a reputation based on hard work and attention to musical detail which is presented here on their first full length in all its glory. The title track arrives with a bang, no intro, no false sense of security – …

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Deus Mori – And From The Trenches Bore Darkness EP.

It’s great being old sometimes especially when the lead singer from Deus Mori asks you if you like black metal, would you like to review their debut EP And From The Trenches Bore Darkness and you can reply with “I saw Venom in 1985 so yes it would be a …

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Deicide – Overtures of Blasphemy

Deicide have been with us almost 30 years with 50% of the original band still intact which is quite a feat in this day and age. This is the 12th studio album and first with new guitarist Mark English ex-Monstrosity. It is surprising to find that “In the Minds of …

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