Slaughterday – Abattoir (Review)

SlaughterdaySlaughterday are a German death metal band and this is their latest EP.

I have a huge soft spot for Slaughterday. Ostensibly no different to any number of other old-school death metal bands, there’s just something hard to define about them that I just really enjoy, (check out Nightmare Vortex, Ravenous, and Laws of the Occult to see what I mean). Continue reading “Slaughterday – Abattoir (Review)”

Butcher ABC – North of Hell (Review)

Butcher ABCButcher ABC are a Japanese death metal band and this is their debut album.

Butcher ABC play a gruesome mix of death metal and grindcore, making for 39 ugly, sickening minutes of virulent gore metal. Continue reading “Butcher ABC – North of Hell (Review)”

Sadistik Forest – Morbid Majesties (Review)

Sadistik ForestSadistik Forest are a death metal band from Finland and this is their third album.

It’s hard for me to dislike something like this. Morbid Majesties contains 35 minutes of ugly, old-school death metal, and it resolutely slays. Continue reading “Sadistik Forest – Morbid Majesties (Review)”

Blackwater Holylight – Blackwater Holylight (Review)

Blackwater HolylightBlackwater Holylight are a rock band from the US and this is their debut album.

Here we have 41 minutes of retro-appeal rock, replete with decent variety, good songwriting, and heartfelt vocals. Continue reading “Blackwater Holylight – Blackwater Holylight (Review)”

Wombripper – Infected Tomb (Review)

WombripperWombripper are a Russian death metal band and this is their debut EP.

This EP was originally released in 2017, and apparently the band have had a split release and a full length album since this. Regardless, this is my first exposure to the band, and I must say that I like what I hear. Continue reading “Wombripper – Infected Tomb (Review)”

Voidthrone – Kur (Review)

VoidthroneThis is the second album from Voidthrone, a US black metal band.

This is the follow up to the very enjoyable Spiritual War Tactics, which showcased the band’s keen ability when it came to dark, dissonant black metal that also employed doom and death metal elements very well. Of this album I said Continue reading “Voidthrone – Kur (Review)”