Here we have a little over 60 minutes of music from a talented UK band that have only just properly come to my attention, despite a friend of mine telling me to check them out when this album was originally released in 2017. It’s definitely my loss, as Asheran is ambitious and huge in all of the best ways. Continue reading
Vomitile’s third album Pure Eternal Hate brings the death metal – hard, fast, and heavy. There’s no messing around on this release. If you like your death metal relentlessly brutal and delivered with thunderous intensity and groove, Vomitile are the band for you. I like how the band effortlessly combine punishing riffs and drums that drop like bombs, with a decent sense of songwriting and catchiness. Yep, Pure Eternal Hate is on high rotation here at Wonderbox Metal.
I caught up with bassist/vocalist Khatch to discuss all things Vomitile… Continue reading
If you’re partial to some morbid death metal, with long songs and plenty of sinister atmosphere, then Burial Invocation are a band you are going to want to check out. Continue reading
I enjoyed Cold Snap’s 2015 album World War 3, which mixed modern metal and metalcore with a rare-these-days helping of nu-metal. Despite how that description probably sounds to some people, it was a recipe I quite enjoyed, so I’m now pleased to give the band’s latest effort a good listen. Continue reading
Myrkvid play classic, second-wave black metal with a rolling, grooving fury and energetic blasphemy. Continue reading
Immortal are pretty legendary by now, and as this album is their first since 2009’s All Shall Fall, it has a lot of expectations riding on it. Continue reading
Here we have 55 minutes of expressive, expansive Cascadian atmospheric black metal. Well, this is something quite special. First seeing the light of day in 2016, it’s now getting a new lease of life via Temple of Torturous Records. Continue reading
Gutter Instinct just keep getting better and better. There, I said it. From the rumbling Swedish death metal monstrosity of The Insurrection, to the blackened death metal of Age of the Fanatics, and now the band’s latest grim opus Heirs of Sisyphus, Gutter Instinct are like an unstoppable juggernaut of carnage and mayhem.
Heirs of Sisyphus sees the band travel even further down the blackened path, while still retaining their core brutality. It’s a real ugly joy to listen to, and lets the listener completely wallow in aggression and darkness for an immersive 46 minutes of total morbid atmosphere and guttural destruction.
Rhythm guitarist Hannes Hellman talked to us about his band, how the new album came to be, and what lies ahead for Gutter instinct… Continue reading