Lifeblind – Insanity Infesting Reality (Review)

LifeblindLifeblind are a Swedish death metal band and this is their debut EP.

Ahhhh Swedish death metal. Always reliable, always enjoyable. Sure, it has its detractors, but when you get right down to it, what’s not to like?

Influenced by the usual suspects, (Entombed, Dismember, etc.),  Continue reading

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Suppressive Fire – Nature of War (Review)

Suppressive FireSuppressive Fire are a death/thrash metal band from the US and this is their second album.

Shockingly hot on the heels of this year’s debut album Bedlam, it’s clear that Suppressive Fire are a hungry, ambitious lot, and rather than rest on their laurels, (Bedlam was quite the corker), they’ve seemingly just rushed back into the studio to produce their second album already. Continue reading

The Drip – The Haunting Fear of Inevitability (Review)

The DripThis is the debut album from US grindcore band The Drip.

The band’s 2014 EP A Presentation of Gruesome Poetics was a brief glimpse into the world of The Drip and what they were capable of. I said in the review that the EP bodes well for a future album release and that they were ones to watch. Well, after a longer wait than Continue reading

Cryptic Realms – Enraptured by Horror (Review)

Cryptic RealmsThis is the debut album by Cryptic Realms, a death metal band with members from various countries.

Featuring the singer of Abyssus, (one of my favourites), I was keen to see what Cryptic Realms had to offer.

Here we have classic, old-school death metal, played with a purity of intent and grim authenticity. Taking cues from Continue reading

Prisoner 639/Throw Me in the Crater – Split (Review)

Prisoner 639 throw Me in the CraterPrisoner 639 are from Belgium and play grinding powerviolence. They have teamed up for this split with Dutch sludge band Throw Me in the Crater.

Prisoner 639 get things going in a slow-burning fashion, opening up with lots of noise, distortion and feedback. Before long some drums and bass enter the fray, producing grim sludgy sounds. After a couple of minutes of this the Continue reading