Insanity Cult – As My End Unfolds… (Review)

Insanity CultInsanity Cult are a black metal band from Greece and this is their debut album.

This is raw, underground black metal filled with negative energy. The album has a melancholic feel that spills over to full-blown depressive black metal on occasion, although they’re not fully embedded in this particular sub-genre.

Frosted black metal riffs rendered out of Continue reading

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Interview with Razor Sharp Death Blizzard

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Politically-charged UK hardcore heavyweights Razor Sharp Death Blizzard not only have one of the best monikers recently heard, but also produce one Hellishly good racket. Brutally catchy and surprisingly nuanced, their debut album You Will Burn is an adrenaline shot of controlled chaos and focused destruction.

Vocalist Jamie Clark took time out from fronting this savage beast to get a grilling on what the band are all about…

Introduce us to Razor Sharp Death Blizzard!

Razor Sharp Death Blizzard are Jamie on vocals, Daz on guitar, Graham on bass and Liam on drums. Continue reading

Damnation Festival Preview

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The UK’s Damnation Festival is fast approaching. Saturday 5th November will see a plethora of top metal bands, large and small, take to the stage in Leeds to show off their music, and there’s a lot to be excited about.

With a whopping 4 stages and a wealth of metal talent spread across many genres and drawn from all over the globe, there’s bound to be something here to satiate even the most jaded of metal tastes. There’s a very good reason it’s my favourite UK festival and seems to only be going from strength to strength every year. Continue reading

Gatecreeper – Sonoran Depravation (Review)

GatecreeperThis is the debut album from this US death metal band.

Gatecreeper play old-school death metal with an authentic and passionate delivery. It’s heavy, with a crushing atmosphere and songs that are more memorable than they probably have a right to be. Continue reading

Echelon – The Brimstone Aggrandizement (Review)

EchelonEchelon are an international death metal supergroup. This is their second album.

With a lineup that contains a huge amount of experience; like the recently released Stench Price, (which shares personnel), I’m just going to list the various members below from the press blurb for ease of clarity –

Dave Ingram (Hail of Bullets, ex-Bolt Thrower, ex-Benediction)
Rogga Johansson (Paganizer, Demiurg, Putrevore)
Johan Berglund (Ribspreader, The Grotesquery)
Kjetil Lynghaug (Johansson & Speckmann, Paganizer)
Travis Ruvo (Akatharta, Cropsy Maniac)

As you can see. These guys know a thing or two about death metal. Continue reading

Cerberus Unchained – Di Inferi (Review)

Cerberus UnchainedCerberus Unchained are a melodic death metal band from the UK. This is their debut EP.

After their early promise, it’s time to see if Cerberus Unchained have lived up to their potential on this new, 26 minute EP.

(Spoiler: They have).

The EP boasts a strong, beefy recording that sees the band immediately stake claim to the airwaves with Continue reading

Insect Death – Perpetuating Idiocy (Review)

Insect DeathInsect Death is a one-man grindcore band from the US.

A member of Chalice of Suffering has unleashed this small, short gem of a grind release. It’s brutally concise and an utterly vicious little beast.

The fact that the band name, (and logo), is a combination of Insect Warfare and Napalm Death should tell you a lot about this.

So, this is grindcore that owes a debt to Continue reading