Kingsmen – Revenge.Forgiveness.Recovery (Review)

Kingsmen - Revenge.Forgiveness.RecoveryKingsmen are a metalcore band from the US and this is their debut album.

Here we have 37 minutes of music; metallic hardcore that also borrows from both modern metal and deathcore. The songs are compact and concise expressions of anger, frustration, and hardship, channelled through satisfyingly brutal tracks that are also full of good hooks and choruses. Continue reading “Kingsmen – Revenge.Forgiveness.Recovery (Review)”

Paul Catten – The Beauty of Decay (Review)

Paul Catten - The Beauty of DecayPaul Catten is a prolific UK extreme metal artist and this is his latest album.

We’ve met Paul Catten before, (here, here and here), and you never know what you’re going to get from the man. His latest release is far more accessible and pop-influenced than I was expecting, and it Continue reading “Paul Catten – The Beauty of Decay (Review)”

Depleted – Wretched Decay (Review)

Depleted - Wretched DecayDepleted is a one-man death/doom band from the US and this is his latest demo.

We first met Depleted in 2018 with Conjurations of Void, and it impressed with its virulent underground nastiness. On this new release we are (mis)treated to 31 minutes of horror and despair. It may not be pleasant, but it is damn good. Continue reading “Depleted – Wretched Decay (Review)”

Shodan – Death, Rule over Us (Review)

Shodan - Death, Rule Over UsThis is the second album by Shodan, a death metal band from Poland.

2016’s Protocol of Dying was a very memorable and enjoyable album, one that stood out for its quality and variety. Four years later the band are now back with Death, Rule over Us, containing 41 minutes of music that improves on their already capable style. Continue reading “Shodan – Death, Rule over Us (Review)”

Cabal – Drag Me Down (Review)

Cabal - Drag Me DownCabal are a deathcore band from Denmark and this is their second album.

Cabal play brutal deathcore, but not without personality. Imagine a band like Thy Art Is Murder, only darker, more vicious in nature, and blackened; this will give you a rough idea of what we’re dealing with here. Continue reading “Cabal – Drag Me Down (Review)”

WVRM – Colony Collapse (Review)

Wvrm - Colony CollapseThis is the third album from WVRM, a US grindcore band.

Since discovering WVRM in 2017 with Can You Hear the Wind Howl, I’ve real enjoyed their work. Which is why I knew I had to check out Colony Collapse. Spread across 27 minutes of violent power channelled into 14 furious grindcore songs, this album is a force to be reckoned with. Continue reading “WVRM – Colony Collapse (Review)”

Monthly Overview – the Best of March 2020

Lots to choose from this month, so narrowing it down to just a handful of releases was not easy… Continue reading “Monthly Overview – the Best of March 2020”

Testament – Titans of Creation (Review)

Testament - Titans of CreationTestament are a legendary thrash metal band from the US. This is their 12th studio album, (13th if you count First Strike Still Deadly).

The follow up to 2016’s Brotherhood of the Snake, Titans of Creation treats us to 59 minutes of quality metal to thrash along to. Continue reading “Testament – Titans of Creation (Review)”