Cryptosis are a thrash metal band from the Netherlands and this is their debut album.
Cryptosis play an aggressive form of thrash that combines raw fiery hostility with progressive depth. Thrown into this mix are minor elements of symphonic, technical, black, and death metal, all of which merely add flavour to an already tasty thrash-tastic recipe. Think Continue reading “Cryptosis – Bionic Swarm (Review)”
Witch Coven is a collaboration between Swiss post-black/doom metallers Rorcal, and Earthflesh, a noise incarnation of Rorcal’s ex-bassist.
This collaboration has birthed two immense tracks with a duration of 30 minutes in total. Combining Continue reading “Rorcal & Earthflesh – Witch Coven (Review)”
Unflesh are a death metal band from the US and this is their second album.
Described in the promo blurb as blackened melodic death metal, and noted as for fans of Arsis, Dissection, Emperor, Necrophagist, Necrophobic, Naglfar, Tribulation, Obscura, and Revocation, I confess I was hooked; I had to check out Inhumation. Continue reading “Unflesh – Inhumation (Review)”
This is the third album from UK black metallers Wode.
Burn in Many Mirrors contains 39 minutes of furiously potent blackened aggression.
Wode mix in elements of death metal into their blackened brew, allowing them to beef up their Continue reading “Wode – Burn in Many Mirrors (Review)”
This is my first livestream show from a band, and what a great band to start off with. The Ocean are masters of their progressive metal trade, and tonight they’re flexing their musical muscles by playing their 2018 album Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic in its entirety. Continue reading “The Ocean Collective – Phanerzoic I Livestream – Club 100 Bremen – 25/03/21 (Live Review)”
This is the fourth album from Canadian one-man black metal act Nordicwinter.
After enjoying 202’s Desolation, I was pleased to see another work from this artist so quickly. Sorrow contains 53 minutes of atmospheric/depressive black metal. Continue reading “Nordicwinter – Sorrow (Review)”
Rapture are a Greek death/thrash metal band and this is their third album.
It’s been a while since I’ve indulged in some death/thrash, and Malevolent Demise Incarnation is just the sort of release to get stuck into. These songs are high octane blood pumpers, and across 44 minutes Rapture showcase what they’re made of. Continue reading “Rapture – Malevolent Demise Incarnation (Review)”
This is the third album from US experimental rock act Genghis Tron.
Thirteen years after their last album, and with a new drummer, (Sumac/Baptists), and singer in tow, the mighty, inimitable Genghis Tron have returned to us. Dream Weapon presents us with 46 minutes of new music, and it might not be what you’re expecting. Continue reading “Genghis Tron – Dream Weapon (Review)”
Marasmus are a death metal band from the US and this is their third album.
Featuring a member of Unmerciful, Marasmus play brutal death metal and spend 39 minutes furiously battering the listener with waves of blasting aggression and torrents of hatred. Continue reading “Marasmus – Necrotic Overlord (Review)”
This is the fourth album from UK death metal band Memoriam.
If you’ve been paying attention to Memoriam’s output so far, (including 2018’s The Silent Vigil and 2019’s Requiem for Mankind), you’ll know that the band are a highly experienced classic death metal war machine, reliably pumping out song-based assaults that maim and crush. Continue reading “Memoriam – To the End (Review)”