Windrunner – Mai (Review)

Windrunner - MaiWindrunner are a Vietnamese metalcore band and this is their debut album.

Billed as a progressive metalcore band, this means that on Mai we get 43 minutes of heavy stop-start belligerence mixed with elements of modern progressive metal spread out over 11 tracks. The end result is music that mixes aggression and emotion well to achieve a balanced style of modern heaviness. Continue reading

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Master – Vindictive Miscreant (Review)

MasterThis is the fourteenth album from veteran US death metallers Master.

I really got on well with 2013’s The Witchhunt, so was pleased when this one appeared for my listening pleasure. Continue reading

Dysmorphic – An Illusive Progress (Review)

Dysmorphic - An Illusive ProgressDysmorphic are a death metal band from France and this is their second album.

Dysmorphic play a mix of technical and brutal death metal, meaning that they fuse straightforward extremity with wandering basslines and intricate guitar complexity that probably requires more fingers than the average human possesses. Continue reading

Chapel of Disease – …And as We Have Seen the Storm, We Have Embraced the Eye (Review)

Chapel of Disease - ...And As We Have Seen The Storm, We Have Embraced the EyeChapel of Disease are a German death metal band and this is their third album.

2015’s The Mysterious Ways of Repetitive Art stood out for its dark individuality and bleak delivery. Here was a band that took the old-school death metal template and added an atmospheric, sometimes doom-laden twist to it. It was a very effective record. Continue reading

Corpsessed – Impetus of Death (Review)

Corpsessed - Impetus of DeathThis is the second album from Corpsessed, a Finnish death metal band.

It’s seems like a very long time since 2014’s Abysmal Thresholds was released on an unsuspecting world, so it’s great to finally have some new material unleashed from Corpsessed. Their debut remains a favourite of mine, so this new one – 48 minutes of material – is very well-received. Continue reading