Dead Soul Alliance – Spiralling to Lunacy (Review)

Dead Soul Alliance - Spiralling to LunacyThis is the second album from Canadian death metal band Dead Soul Alliance.

2017’s Slaves to the Apocalypse and 2021’s Behind the Scenes were both solid slabs of 90s-influenced old-school death metal. Spiralling to Lunacy finds Dead Soul Alliance in fine form, delivering another 31 minutes of satisfying carnage. Continue reading “Dead Soul Alliance – Spiralling to Lunacy (Review)”

Strangle Wire – Shaped by Human Frailty (Review)

Strangle Wire - Shaped by Human FrailtyStrangle Wire are a death metal band from Northern Ireland and this is their debut album.

It seems like a very long time since Strangle Wire treated us to their enjoyable debut EP The Dark Triad. Has this early promise been realised on Shaped by Human Frailty‘s 34 minutes? Continue reading “Strangle Wire – Shaped by Human Frailty (Review)”

Belphegor – The Devils (Review)

Belphegor - The DevilsBelphegor are an Austrian black/death metal band and this is their twelfth album.

Influenced by the 90s era of both black and death metal, The Devils contains 36 minutes of unholy new material, (or 42 if you include the bonus track, which is a rerecorded medley of two older songs). Continue reading “Belphegor – The Devils (Review)”

Vomit Forth – Seething Malevolence (Review)

Vomit Forth - Seething MalevolenceThis is the debut album from Vomit Forth, a death metal band from the US.

Vomit Forth play brutal death metal that’s punishing and unforgiving. Across a very compact and lean 29 minutes the band deal out death and carnage to all that come before them. Continue reading “Vomit Forth – Seething Malevolence (Review)”

Introtyl – Adfectus (Review)

Introtyl - AdfectusIntrotyl are a Mexican death metal band and this is their second album.

Introtyl play pure, 90s-influenced old-school death metal, and do so with skill. The band deliver eight songs in 31 minutes, and don’t mess around. Think along the lines of Monstrosity, Deicide, and Suffocation, and you’ll be on the right lines. Continue reading “Introtyl – Adfectus (Review)”

Corpsessed – Succumb to Rot (Review)

Corpsessed - Succumb to RotCorpsessed are a Finnish death metal band and this is their third album, (or fourth, depending on your perspective).

I do so enjoy Corpsessed’s material, (check out 2014’s Abysmal Thresholds and 2018’s Impetus of Death). Four years after their last release, regular as rotten clockwork, they have returned with new platter Succumb to Rot. This release features the band’s most colourful artwork, as well as their shortest running time, (36 minutes). Continue reading “Corpsessed – Succumb to Rot (Review)”

Dead Soul Alliance – Behind the Scenes (Review)

Dead Soul Alliance - Behind the ScenesThis is the debut album from Canadian death metallers Dead Soul Alliance.

2017’s EP Slaves to the Apocalypse was a solid slab of death metal, and I’m glad to now be hearing their first record. Behind the Scenes is a 34-minute old-school death metal album, one that takes in elements of the US and Swedish styles. Continue reading “Dead Soul Alliance – Behind the Scenes (Review)”

Contrarian – Only Time Will Tell (Review)

Contrarian - Only Time Will TellContrarian are a progressive/technical death metal band from the US and this is their fourth album.

I wasn’t expecting a follow up to last year’s Their Worm Never Dies so soon, but I’m not complaining. Along with 2015’s Polemic and 2017’s To Perceive Is to Suffer, I’ve really enjoyed all of Contrarian’s material so far. Continue reading “Contrarian – Only Time Will Tell (Review)”

Malfested – Shallow Graves (Review)

Malfested - Shallow GravesThis is the debut EP from Belgian death metal band Malfested.

Malfested worship at the altar of 90s death metal, and they have clearly learned a thing or two from their observances. This 22-minute EP serves as a great introduction to their work. Continue reading “Malfested – Shallow Graves (Review)”

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 “Burial Remains – Spawn of Chaos (Review)”