Gridfailure – Scathed (Review)

GridfailureGridfailure is a one-man experimental noise project from the US. This is his latest album.

Shedding the collaborations and guests of his more recent previous work, Scathed is 53 minutes of unfiltered insight into the mind of this prolific and terrifying artist. Continue reading “Gridfailure – Scathed (Review)”

Interview with Contaminated

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Australian dark death metallers Contaminated are about to unleash their debut album on the world, and what a beast it is. Final Man contains 34 minutes of pestilent, disgustingly ugly death metal, the likes of which you rarely find these days.

Rotting aesthetics aside, the band have obviously got a talent for their death metal songwriting too, as the album is full of thick, weighty slabs of brutality and darkness, all presented to the listener in ripe, virulent, plague-ridden promise. Contaminated are well worth braving sickness for.

So put on your protective gear and get stuck in – Contaminated are waiting for you… Continue reading “Interview with Contaminated”

Miss May I – Shadows Inside (Review)

Miss May IMiss May I are a US metalcore band and this is their sixth album.

Harking back to the early 00s when the NWOAHM was arguably at its strongest, Miss May I are working their hardest to keep the sound and spirit of these times alive and well on Shadows Inside. I must say, it’s working. Continue reading “Miss May I – Shadows Inside (Review)”

The Summoned – Sessions (Review)

The SummonedThe Summoned are a US death metal band and this is their second album.

I love The Summoned’s past work, so now that we finally have a new album from them, it’s great to hear. Continue reading “The Summoned – Sessions (Review)”

Dodecahedron – Kwintessens (Review)

DodecahedronDodecahedron are a black metal band from the Netherlands and this is their second album.

Much like the recent Ulsect album, (a band that share members with Dodecahedron), Kwintessens is devoted to harrowing nightmarescapes and disturbing atmospheres. Whereas Ulsect Continue reading “Dodecahedron – Kwintessens (Review)”

A Trust Unclean – Parturition (Review)

A Trust UncleanA Trust Unclean are a death metal band from the UK and this is their latest EP.

Look at that album cover. Go on, take a good look. Now, how could you not want to listen to anything that has that adorning it? Continue reading “A Trust Unclean – Parturition (Review)”

Lava Invocator – Mörk (Review)

Lava InvocatorLava Invocator are a Ukrainian black metal band and this is their debut album.

This is classic black metal, traditionally played with hatred and fervour.

Think a mix of bands such as Darkthrone, Mayhem, Dissection, and Dark Funeral to get an idea of the playing field they inhabit. Continue reading “Lava Invocator – Mörk (Review)”