Forlorn World – Umbra (Review)

Forlorn World - UmbraThis is the debut album from Forlorn World, a death metal solo act from the UK.

Umbra contains 30 minutes of melodic death metal, brought to us by the vocalist/guitarist of Bloodshot Dawn, (with some guests as well). Continue reading

Distant – Dawn of Corruption (Review)

Distant - Dawn of CorruptionThis is the latest EP from Distant, a deathcore band from the Netherlands.

Sometimes you just want a hit of something thunderously heavy. 2019’s Tyrannotophia was one such hit, (more like a smash), so when Dawn of Corruption was unveiled, I knew I was in for a fresh beating. Continue reading

Bleedskin – Blood Reign (Review)

Bleedskin - Blood ReignBleedskin are a Belgian death metal band and this is their debut album.

Bleedskin say they’re inspired by bands such as Cannibal Corpse, Abnormality, BehemothDying Fetus, Benighted, and the like, and I’d certainly recommend Blood Reign for fans of these acts. Bleedskin’s songs are well-written, well-produced, and professionally delivered. Continue reading

Spectrum of Delusion – Neoconception (Review)

Spectrum of Delusion - NeoconceptionThis is the second album from Spectrum of Delusion, a death metal band from the Netherlands.

Neoconception features 44 minutes of technical/progressive death metal. The promo blurb states that “Neoconception will strongly appeal to fans of groups such as Spawn of Possession, Suffocation, Obscura, Defeated Sanity, The Faceless, Blotted Science, and Nile“. Hard to argue, although I’d also add groups like Gorod, Beyond Creation, and Aronious. Continue reading

Burial Remains – Spawn of Chaos (Review)

Burial Remains - Spawn of ChaosThis is the second album from Burial Remains, a death metal band from the Netherlands.

2019’s Trinity of Deception was an enjoyable dose of Swedish-influenced death metal. It was brief, (25 minutes), but made its point well. Burial Remains have now returned with its successor quite quickly, with a new collection of groovy Continue reading

Foretoken – Ruin (Review)

Foretoken - RuinThis is the debut album from US black/death metal band Foretoken.

So, you fancy a good-sized chunk of Scandinavian death metal? That’s no problem, take your pick. What’s that? You also want a decent black metal influence to be felt? That’s easily done. Now you want a take on the style that’s highly melodic too? Sure, Continue reading

Cult of Lilith – Mara (Review)

Cult of Lilith - MaraCult of Lilith are a death metal band from Iceland and this is their debut album.

After a decent wait, we finally have the follow up to the early promise of 2016’s Arkanum. Between the two releases the band have picked up a new singer and filled out to an entire band, so that only one member remains from that first EP. Mara is largely the sound of a new entity. Continue reading

Necrot – Mortal (Review)

Necrot - MortalThis is the second album from US death metallers Necrot.

Necrot play highly engaging classic death metal, and Mortal presents us with 38 minutes of the stuff. There are a range of different influences at play on Mortal, and it doesn’t adhere to the style of any one particular geographic area or era, much to its credit. Instead Continue reading