Skinned – Shadow Syndicate (Review)

SkinnedSkinned are a death metal band from the US and this is their fifth album.

Here we have the latest release from this veteran band; 39 minutes of brutal death metal that’s not without moments of melody or macabre atmosphere. Continue reading

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Aborted Fetus – The Ancient Spirits of Decay (Review)

Aborted FetusThis is the sixth album from Russian death metallers Aborted Fetus.

Aborted Fetus have returned with another offering of brutal death metal. I enjoyed both Private Judgement Day and The Art of Violent Torture, so it’s always welcome to hear more ugly brutality from this band. Continue reading

Organectomy – Domain of the Wretched (Review)

OrganectomyOrganectomy are a New Zealand death metal band and this is their debut album.

Now that’s what you call an album cover. Oh yeah.

Organectomy play brutal death metal, but it’s not without nuance. Survive the Continue reading

Depravity – Evil Upheaval (Review)

DepravityDepravity are an Australian death metal band and this is their debut album.

Featuring a member of Impiety/The Furor, this is 40 minutes of 90s-inspired death metal. Morbid Angel fans in particular should pay attention, but this is really for any fan of bands such as  Continue reading

Iron Harvest – Iron Harvest (Review)

Iron HarvestIron Harvest are a death metal band from the Netherlands and this is their debut album.

Sometimes all you need is death metal. Sometimes, brutal chaos and insane extremity is all that it takes to get you through the day. This debut album is one such release that hits the spot perfectly; 33 minutes of what can only be described as previously – brutal chaos. Continue reading

Pestilent Reign – Pyres (Review)

Pestilent ReignThis is the debut album from German death metallers Pestilent Reign.

I found myself drawn to this album quite naturally. The band name, their logo, the album cover, it all said to me quite clearly “Listen to me, you will like me…”. Seeing that the band were on Rising Nemesis Records sealed the deal, so I pressed play and prepared myself for… Continue reading

Monotheist – Scourge (Review)

MonotheistMonotheist are a progressive death metal band from the US and this is their debut album.

I first heard of Monotheist man many moons ago, and due to reasons that escape me, I thought they were on about their fourth album by now. So, when I picked up this for review, I thought it would be a great time to finally hear what they sound like; imagine my Continue reading

Infected Dead – Archaic Malevolence (Review)

Infected DeadInfected Dead are a death metal band from the UK and this is their debut EP.

On the long side for an EP, this is almost 28 minutes of ferocious, modern death metal.

After the usual rather pointless intro, we’re straight into the action, with the band revealing themselves to be a modern blending of brutal and melodic death metal. Continue reading