Ghastly – Mercurial Passages (Review)

Ghastly - Mercurial PassagesThis is the third album from Finnish death metallers Ghastly.

Ghastly specialise in death metal that has a sort of creeping, otherworldly malevolence to it. It’s atmospheric and sinister in ways that are unusual. You can hear the debt that has been paid to band’s such as Death and Autopsy, etc., but you can equally Continue reading “Ghastly – Mercurial Passages (Review)”

Azath – Through a Warren of Shadow (Review)

Azath - Through a Warren of ShadowAzath are an international death metal band and this is their debut album.

I’m a fan of both Draghkar and Torture Rack, so as this band features members of both, (and other bands), I knew I wanted to check out Through a Warren of Shadow. Besides, Continue reading “Azath – Through a Warren of Shadow (Review)”

Pyre – Chained to Ossuaries (Review)

Pyre - Chained to OssuariesThis is the second album from Russian death metallers Pyre.

It’s been six years since Human Hecatomb, but now the well-regarded Pyre have returned. This is old-school death metal, unapologetic and unrefined, just as it should be. Taking influence from the Swedish style, (but not exclusively), Chained to Ossuaries gives us 41 minutes of strong material. Fans of Dismember, Asphyx, and Autopsy pay attention. Continue reading “Pyre – Chained to Ossuaries (Review)”

Cemetery Filth – Dominion (Review)

Cemetery Filth - DominionThis is the debut album from Cemetery Filth, a death metal band from the US.

Inspired by old-school USDM of the Floridian kind, augmented with some European influences, this is 39 minutes of highly engaging death metal. Continue reading “Cemetery Filth – Dominion (Review)”

Warcrab – Damned in Endless Night (Review)

Warcrab - Damned in Endless NightThis is the third album from UK death/sludge metal band Warcrab.

Scars of Aeons was a very enjoyable mix of sludge and death metal, so when I found out that this new album was on the horizon, I prepared myself accordingly. Damned in Endless Night is a bigger monster than Scars of Aeons was though, with double the tracks and a total duration of 52 minutes. Continue reading “Warcrab – Damned in Endless Night (Review)”

Reckless Manslaughter – Caverns of Perdition (Review)

Reckless Manslaughter - Caverns of PerditionThis is the third album from German death metallers Reckless Manslaughter.

It seems a long time since 2013’s Blast into Oblivion came out, which of course is has been. Although the band have released a couple of splits and a demo in the intervening years, I haven’t heard them, so Caverns of Perdition is my first chance to catch up with them again. Continue reading “Reckless Manslaughter – Caverns of Perdition (Review)”

Gravewards – Ruinous Ensoulment (Review)

GravewardsThis is the debut album from Gravewards, a Greek death metal band.

I have fond recollections of 2017’s Subconscious Lobotomy, so was pleased to see this band’s debut album appear. It’s 43 minutes of old-school death metal that’s influenced by the death metal greats from the 90s, while Continue reading “Gravewards – Ruinous Ensoulment (Review)”

Of Feather and Bone – Bestial Hymns of Perversion (Review)

Of Feather and BoneOf Feather and Bone are a US death metal band and this is their second album.

Now here’s a grim and nasty record to satisfy your underground death metal cravings. Continue reading “Of Feather and Bone – Bestial Hymns of Perversion (Review)”

Autopsy – Puncturing the Grotesque (Review)

AutopsyAutopsy are a veteran US death metal band and this is their latest EP.

Very few come close to the gloriously filthy death metal of Autopsy. Marking a meaty 30 years of the band’s existence, this seven track EP is 24 minutes of gruesome fun and infectious sickness. Continue reading “Autopsy – Puncturing the Grotesque (Review)”

Hooded Menace – Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed (Review)

Hooded MenaceThis is the fifth album from Finnish death/doom band Hooded Menace.

Whenever I have a craving for death/doom, Hooded Menace can always be relied upon to satisfy it. 2015’s Darkness Drips Forth was a very enjoyable trip into Hooded Menace’s dark world, and now it’s time to revisit it as they unleash 42 minutes of new material. Continue reading “Hooded Menace – Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed (Review)”