Katalepsy – Terra Mortuus Est (Review)

Katalepsy - Terra Mortuus EstThis is the third album from Katalepsy, a Russian death metal band.

2016’s Gravenous Hour was a superior release, and now Terra Mortuus Est continues the band’s developmental pathway that they are on. Katalepsy play the sort of modern death metal that grabs you by the throat and squeezes hard right before the beating starts. These guys don’t mess around. Continue reading

Ulthar – Providence (Review)

Ulthar - ProvidenceUlthar are a death metal band from the US and this is their second album.

Brought to us by current and ex-members of bands such as Vale, Void Omnia, Tombs, and Vastum, (and others), there’s a wealth of experience in this band. They also have a well-regarded debut album, which I somehow overlooked. On Continue reading

Devangelic – Ersetu (Review)

Devangelic - ErsetuThis is the third album from Italian death metallers Devangelic.

Over the years Devangelic have proven their worth to the gods of brutality, (Resurrection Denied and Phlegethon), but now they’re back with a further 32 minutes of brutal worship, and they’ve stepped up their game considerably. The Devangelic of 2020 is a murderously developed beast. Continue reading

Cordyceps – Betrayal (Review)

Cordyceps - BetrayalThis is the debut album from US death metallers Cordyceps.

Cordyceps play brutal death metal, filled with vicious slams and streaks of technicality. Across 32 minutes the band brutalise and punish the listener, with crushing chugs, face-melting blasts, and guttural vocals. Continue reading

Twitch of the Death Nerve – A Resting Place for the Wrathful (Review)

Twitch of the Death Nerve - A Resting Place for the WrathfulTwitch of the Death Nerve are a UK death metal band, and this is their second album.

2014’s A New Code of Morality was a memorable record, loaded with enough brutal power to destroy continents. Has it really been six years since that album was unleashed on the world? It has, so Continue reading

After the Abduction – Cracked and Bled (Review)

After the Abduction - Cracked and BledThis is the debut album from UK death metallers After the Abduction.

Here we have 25 minutes of slam-soaked brutal death metal. Falling somewhere between Dying Fetus and Decapitated, (roughly speaking), Cracked and Bled takes influence from both old and new strains of brutality to present us with a brief whirlwind of violence and carnage. Continue reading

Architectural Genocide – Cordyceptic Anthropomorph (Review)

Architectural Genocide - Cordyceptic AnthropomorphArchitectural Genocide are a death metal band from the US and this is their debut album.

Featuring an ex-member of Desecrate the Faith, Cordyceptic Anthropomorph contains 40 minutes of brutal death metal. Don all of your armour for this one, as it might crush you flat. Continue reading