Morte – Death Surrounds Us (Review)

MorteMorte are a blackened death metal band from Poland and this is their debut album.

Boasting a nice solid sound, Morte deliver 37 minutes of metal that combines elements of both death and black metal.

Speed and serpentine riffs easily come to the band it Continue reading

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Grossty – Crocopter (Review)

GrosstyGrossty are an Indian grindcore band and this is their debut album.

Oh yeah! It’s always fun to hear a band that take a standard style and mutate it with their own passionate interpretation, and Grossty do exactly that with the short-bouts-of-violence grindcore template.

Featuring 21 tracks in just under 21 minutes, this may be short but Continue reading

Faustian Dripfeed – Between This and Death (Review)

Faustian DripfeedThis is the debut EP from Nowegian melodic death metal band Faustian Dripfeed.

You never quite know what you’re going to get when something is described as melodic death metal, as frequently it ends up being something that has little or no actual death metal content. Well, this is certainly not the case with Faustian Dripfeed. Continue reading

Our Place of Worship Is Silence – The Embodiment of Hate (Review)

Our Place of Worship Is SilenceThis is the debut album from Our Place of Worship Is Silence, a blackened death metal band from the US.

Oooh this is ugly, underground stuff that’s as raw and hurtful as having your face shaved off with a blunt razor.

If you take a seething, furious death metal base and pour corrupted blackened hatred all over it, you’ll have a good idea of where Our Place of Worship Is Silence’s proclivities lie. Continue reading

Epica – The Holographic Principle (Review)

EpicaEpica are a symphonic metal band from the Netherlands and this is their eighth album.

Epica are famous for their epic, (ahem), symphonic sound, all larger-than-life melodies, ostentatious orchestration and luscious, enticing vocals. And it works. They’ve made a career out of it and currently sit as one of the biggest bands in the style. Continue reading

Brutally Deceased – Satanic Corpse (Review)

Brutally DeceasedBrutally Deceased are from the Czech Republic and play death metal, this is their third album.

The band features members and ex-members of Heaving Earth and Jig-Ai, it seems. I really, really enjoyed the band’s debut album, Dead Lovers’ Guide, but missed their second, so on this new release it’s way overdue for me to get reacquainted with the band. Continue reading

Forlet Sires – Journey Towards Ruin (Review)

Forlet SiresForlet Sires are a Swiss post-black metal band. This is their debut album.

Using black metal as a base for their dark explorations, Forlet Sires create heavy and atmospheric music that contains aspects of post-hardcore and doom in their sound.

Forlet Sires deal in raw blackened atmosphere. Continue reading