Lantern positively reek of old-school death metal’s foul, atavistic stench, albeit one that’s been dipped in the grim waters of black metal’s malevolence. Death metal is the overriding style here, but there’s enough of a blackened influence to allow for it in the genre tag. Continue reading
Benighted impressed the Hell out of me when I managed to catch them live supporting The Black Dahlia Murder, (whose singer guests on this album), so it’s with a palpable sense of excitement that I press play on Necrobreed. After a typically throwaway intro, the Continue reading
After the promise shown on 2014’s Free from the Clutches of Gods, Hybrid Sheep have now returned with another instalment of their modern death metal, and have showed some nice progress since their first opening release. Continue reading
I enjoyed Crypt of the Devil, and Torment is the band’s latest forray into the killing pits. Having specialised in their own brand of death metal grooves for decades now, I always like to catch up with what Six Feet Under are doing. Continue reading
First impression – the album art is amazing.
Well, if this isn’t a twisting mass of complex nastiness. Urraca is 44 minutes of progressive/technical death metal full of dissonant, experimental and avant-garde stylings. Continue reading
Carnal Decay play brutal death metal that wastes no time establishing barbaric dominance. The music is ugly, heavy and nicely savage. Continue reading
Palace of the Pessimist has a nicely heavy sound. So much so that you might be concerned about coming away from the album a lot flatter, a lot more squashed than you once were, so weighty is the band’s serrated assault. Oh, and you’ll be bleeding too. Continue reading
Featuring just two songs and lasting under 13 minutes, Vacivus use the time wisely to show off their dark brand of blackened death metal.
Rising up from the underground like some forgotten demigod of war and malevolent slaughter, the music of Vacivus is shrouded in a filthy blackened aura that coats the music like a Continue reading