Barús – Drowned (Review)

Barús - DrownedThis is the debut album from Barús, a progressive death metal band from France.

Although we’ve met the mysterious entity that is Barús before on 2015’s self-titled EP, I’ve only just recently been privileged enough to listen to Drowned, despite it being released in 2018. Well, I’ve missed out, and I can’t help but feel that Drowned would have graced my end of year list for 2018. Continue reading

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Black Shroud – Death Culture (Review)

Black Shroud - Death CultureThis is the debut album from Black Shroud, a blackened death metal band from the US.

Black Shroud play a black/death metal hybrid that focuses on muscular death metal backed up by blackened aspects that provide an extra layer of grimness and macabre atmosphere. This blurring of the black/death lines in Black Shroud’s capable hands makes for an enjoyable and satisfying listening experience. Continue reading

Sarinvomit/Eggs of Gomorrh – Encomium of Depraved Instincts – Split (Review)

Sarin Vomit Eggs of Gomorrh - Encomium of Depraved Instincts - SplitSarinvomit are from Turkey and Eggs of Gomorrh are from Switzerland. Both play variants of black metal, and have teamed up for this split release.

Sarinvomit and Eggs of Gomorrh are both rooted in black metal, only mutated and ugly versions of it. This split lasts a hideous 31 minutes, and all eight tracks are worth devouring hungrily, despite how disgusting they are. Continue reading

Starless Domain – ALMA (Review)

Starless Domain - ALMAStarless Domain are a US black metal band and this is their second album.

If you’re wondering where you know the name Starless Domain from, it’s only earlier this year on the band’s debut record EOS was released. Apparently they’re not interested in resting on their laurels, as only a few months later they now give us ALMA. Continue reading

Tomb Mold – Planetary Clairvoyance (Review)

Tomb Mold - Planetary ClairvoyanceThis is the third album from Canadian death metallers Tomb Mold.

2018’s Manor of Infinite Forms was a mutated delight, revelling in its exploration of what death metal was capable of when subjected to the right stressors. I wasn’t expected a new record quite so soon after their exemplary second one, but I’m certainly not complaining. Continue reading