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

Beneath the Massacre – Fearmonger (Review)

Beneath the Massacre - FearmongerThis is the fourth album from Canadian death metallers Beneath the Massacre.

Beneath the Massacre play technical death metal that’s relentlessly harsh and brutal. This is not music for the uninitiated or the fragile; Beneath the Massacre are uncompromisingly merciless across these 30 minutes. This is the band’s first album in eight years, and when Continue reading

Monthly Overview – the Best of January 2020

2020 beckons, and there’s new metal to be hungrily devoured. This January seems to have been better than the last one release-wise, with a wealth of good albums to choose from. I’ve picked seven below I’ve particularly enjoyed. Let’s see what you think of these… Continue reading

Monthly Overview – the Best of November 2019

What an unreasonably strong month for metal releases November was! Be assured, this list could have been much, much bigger. Let’s see what made the cut… Continue reading

Blood Incantation – Hidden History of the Human Race (Review)

Blood Incantation - Hidden History of the Human RaceThis is the second album from US death metal band Blood Incantation.

2016’s Starspawn was a very notable album, making it onto my end of year list for that year too. As such, there’s been plenty of excitement and expectation for Hidden History of the Human Race. Despite only having four tracks, this new release has not disappointed at all. Continue reading

Nile – Vile Nilotic Rites (Review)

Nile - Vile Nilotic RitesNile are a US death metal band and this is their ninth album.

On Vile Nilotic Rites Nile return with a new lineup and a new approach to songwriting. There’s a greater cohesion in how the band members work together, and subsequently how their instruments and vocals fit with each other, meaning that the songs on this new album are very high quality. Nile sound focused and hungry. Continue reading