Live Burial – Unending Futility (Review)

Live Burial - Unending FutilityThis is the second album from Live Burial, a death metal band from the UK.

Featuring current and ex-members of Horrified, Live Burial play old-school death metal, and Unending Futility provides 41 minutes of engaging material for fans of the style to lose themselves in. Continue reading

Escape Is Not Freedom – Surrounded by the Great Nothing (Review)

Escape Is Not Freedom - Surrounded by the Great NothingEscape Is Not Freedom are an alternative/sludge metal band, and this is their second album.

Escape Is Not Freedom are no strangers to this site, (here and here), and it’s great to hear some new material from them. Combining elements of metal, sludge, rock, and noise, Escape Is Not Freedom remind me of a cross between Fudge Tunnel, Helmet, Nirvana, Skyscraper, and others. Continue reading

Dawn of Ouroboros – The Art of Morphology (Review)

Dawn of Ouroboros - The Art of MorphologyThis is the debut album from Dawn of Ouroboros, a progressive black metal band from the US.

Combining elements of death, black, and progressive metal, this is a enchanting mix of the three that adopts a modern extreme metal approach to its highly engaging material. Continue reading

Twitch of the Death Nerve – A Resting Place for the Wrathful (Review)

Twitch of the Death Nerve - A Resting Place for the WrathfulTwitch of the Death Nerve are a UK death metal band, and this is their second album.

2014’s A New Code of Morality was a memorable record, loaded with enough brutal power to destroy continents. Has it really been six years since that album was unleashed on the world? It has, so Continue reading

Perdition Temple – Sacraments of Descension (Review)

Perdition Temple - Sacraments of DescensionPerdition Temple are a death metal band from the US and this is their third album.

This is malignant death metal with a vicious blackened edge. Featuring current and ex-members of Angelcorpse, Amon, and Malevolent Creation, this is a veteran band that knows what they are doing with death metal. Continue reading

Solothus – Realm of Ash and Blood (Review)

Solothus - Realm of Ash & BloodThis is the third album from Solothus, a death/doom metal band from Finland.

Soaked with deathly vibes and sinister doom promise, this is macabre death/doom that deeply satisfies with its quality delivery. For a rough approximation of the band’s sound, imagine a mix of bands such as Continue reading

Dodenbezweerder – Vrees de Toorn van de Wezens Verscholen Achter Majestueuze Vleugels (Review)

Dodenbezweerder - Vrees de Toorn van de Wezens Verscholen Achter Majestueuze VleugelsThis is the debut album from Dodenbezweerder, a black metal band from the Netherlands.

Containing the very prolific artist behind Gnaw Their Tongues, (and many, many other bands and projects), Dodenbezweerder offer up 38 minutes of raw blackened nightmare. Continue reading

After the Abduction – Cracked and Bled (Review)

After the Abduction - Cracked and BledThis is the debut album from UK death metallers After the Abduction.

Here we have 25 minutes of slam-soaked brutal death metal. Falling somewhere between Dying Fetus and Decapitated, (roughly speaking), Cracked and Bled takes influence from both old and new strains of brutality to present us with a brief whirlwind of violence and carnage. Continue reading