Replacire – Do Not Deviate (Review)

ReplacireThis is the second album by US technical death metallers Replacire.

I always enjoy a new techdeath release, especially when you never really know what you’re going to get when you press play.

In its dark heart this is a highly aggressive and Continue reading “Replacire – Do Not Deviate (Review)”

Corpus Diavolis – Atra Lumen (Review)

Corpus DiavolisThis is the third album from Corpus Diavolis, a French black metal band.

Featuring a member of Eradikal Insane, this is occult black metal in the vein of 1349, Marduk and Watain.

It’s hard not to Continue reading “Corpus Diavolis – Atra Lumen (Review)”

Buckshot Facelift – Ulcer Island (Review)

Buckshot FaceliftBuckshot Facelift are a grindcore band from the US and this is their fourth album.

Here we have over 40 minutes of well-written deathgrind. The band take the brief, energetic bursts of punk and grindcore, and entwine them with the staying power of death metal, making for an album that exists on both worlds. Continue reading “Buckshot Facelift – Ulcer Island (Review)”

Warcrab – Scars of Aeons (Review)

WarcrabWarcrab are a death/sludge band from the UK and this is their second album.

There aren’t too many bands that mix death and sludge metal together, but those that do tend to be pretty notable. The Dead and Tides of Sulfur are two that spring instantly to mind. I can now add Warcrab to this short list too. Continue reading “Warcrab – Scars of Aeons (Review)”

Ende – Emën Etan (Review)

EndeThis is the third album from Ende, a black metal band from France.

Ende play raw, occult black metal. Having come to my attention with their second album The Rebirth of I, hearing Emën Etan reminds me just how much I enjoyed that release, and I really must listen to it again soon. Continue reading “Ende – Emën Etan (Review)”

Morbid Flesh – Rites of the Mangled (Review)

Morbid FleshMorbid Flesh are a Spanish death metal band and this is their second album.

This is the band’s follow up to their very enjoyable 2014 EP Embedded in the Ossuary. Continue reading “Morbid Flesh – Rites of the Mangled (Review)”

Cut Up – Wherever They May Rot (Review)

Cut UpCut Up are a death metal band from Sweden and this is their second album.

This is the kind of death metal album that just steamrolls all over you as soon as you press play. It’s a relentlessly savage monster throughout the playing time, showing no let up in its bloody commitment to knock you over and flatten you to a mushy corpse. Continue reading “Cut Up – Wherever They May Rot (Review)”