Sylvatica – Ashes and Snow (Review)

Sylvatica - Ashes and SnowThis is the second album from Danish melodic death metallers Sylvatica.

The core of Ashes and Snow‘s 43 minutes is that of melodic death metal. This is then augmented by folk and symphonic metal influences. If you think you’d enjoy a band that mixes together aspects of groups such as Continue reading “Sylvatica – Ashes and Snow (Review)”

Obsolete – Animate//Isolate (Review)

Obsolete - Animate​IsolateThis is the debut album from US death metallers Obsolete.

Obsolete play a technical mix of death metal with thrash elements. This is then peppered progressive, dissonant, and avant-garde influences to produce a 37-minute album that exceeds expectations. Imagine a combination of Death and Atheist, only with more Continue reading “Obsolete – Animate//Isolate (Review)”

Mānbryne – Heilsweg: O Udręce Ciała I Tułaczce Duszy (Review)

Mānbryne - O Udręce Ciała I Tułaczce DuszyThis is the debut album from Polish black metallers Mānbryne.

Featuring members of Blaze of Perdition, Odraza, and Voidhanger, Mānbryne grabbed my attention right out of the gate. On Heilsweg: O Udręce Ciała I Tułaczce Duszy the band offer up 41-minutes of malevolent black metal, and it is very gratefully received. Continue reading “Mānbryne – Heilsweg: O Udręce Ciała I Tułaczce Duszy (Review)”

Cannibal Corpse – Violence Unimagined (Review)

Cannibal Corpse - Violence UnimaginedThis is the fifteenth album from legendary death metallers Cannibal Corpse.

Following on from 2017’s Red Before Black, the masters of gore have returned with another crushing 43 minutes of new material. Continue reading “Cannibal Corpse – Violence Unimagined (Review)”

Holding Absence – The Greatest Mistake of My Life (Review)

Holding Absence - The Greatest Mistake of My LifeThis is the second album from Holding Absence, a modern rock band from the UK.

2019’s Holding Absence stayed with me for longer than I was expecting, and I was surprisingly eager to hear where they have gone for their next release, The Greatest Mistake of My Life.

The answer, is Continue reading “Holding Absence – The Greatest Mistake of My Life (Review)”

Endseeker – Mount Carcass (Review)

Endseeker - Mount CarcassThis is the third album from German death metal band Endseeker.

2019’s The Harvest was a solid and enjoyable slice of Swedish-influenced death metal, so when the 36-minute lump of sinew and teeth that is Mount Carcass appeared on the horizon, I knew I wanted to embrace it eagerly. Continue reading “Endseeker – Mount Carcass (Review)”

Corr Mhóna – Abhainn (Review)

Corr Mhóna - AbhainnThis is the second album from Irish black metal band Corr Mhóna.

Abhainn is a 56-minute progressive black metal album that also contains a healthy amount of doom and folk influences. It’s ambitious and bold, but also very striking and well-realised. The band have clearly put a lot into this work, and it shows; Abhainn is Continue reading “Corr Mhóna – Abhainn (Review)”

Intonate – Severed Within (Review)

Intonate - Severed WithinIntonate are a Canadian death metal band and this is their second album.

With five tracks and a duration of 40 minutes, Intonate don’t mess around on Severed Within. No stupid intros or interludes, no wasted space, just well-thought-out, creative death metal. Let’s dive in. Continue reading “Intonate – Severed Within (Review)”

Inherited Extinction – Morai (Review)

Inherited Extinction - MoraiThis is the debut EP from US death metallers Inherited Extinction.

This three track EP contains 14 minutes of material, and is a promising start to the Inherited Extinction story. Continue reading “Inherited Extinction – Morai (Review)”

Crown – The End of All Things (Review)

Crown - The End of All ThingsThis is the third album from French industrial band Crown.

I’m unfamiliar with Crown’s past work, but apparently The End of All Things is a complete departure from their older sound. Fair enough. If you’re new to the band like me, (or even if you’re not), Crown’s new album contains 46 Continue reading “Crown – The End of All Things (Review)”