Affliktor – Affliktor (Review)

AffliktorAffliktor is a one-man black/thrash band from the US and this is his debut album.

This is blackened thrash with plenty of sharpness and bite. Think old-school black metal if it was mixed together with equally old-school Kreator. Continue reading

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Interview with Integral

IntegralItalian modern death metal band Integral’s debut album Resilience is a strong one. I’m listening to it again as I type these words, and it has a lot to recommend itself. Don’t believe me? Just listen to the embedded Bandcamp player at the bottom of this interview – the band easily make their own compelling case for priority airplay time as soon as you press play.

The drummer of Integral, Agostino Buttarelli, was nice enough to give us a bit more info on this relatively fresh new band. Check it out.

Introduce us to Integral

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Antiversum – Cosmos Comedenti (Review)

AntiversumThis is the debut album from Antiversum, a blackened death metal band from Switzerland.

Okay, so I’ve tentatively labelled this as blackened death metal simply for ease of description in the introduction, but the reality is that this is more of a black/death/doom hybrid. It all sits under a suitably blackened and grim aegis though, powered by a vicious death metal intensity. Continue reading