Omophagia – Rebirth in Black (Review)

Omophagia - Rebirth in BlackOmophagia are a Swiss death metal band and this is their fourth album.

2016’s In the Name of Chaos was very enjoyable, but it was with 2019’s 646965 that Omophagia really made their mark. As such, Rebirth in Black is one I’ve been waiting for, so let’s get to it. Continue reading “Omophagia – Rebirth in Black (Review)”

Deformatory – Harbinger (Review)

Deformatory - HarbringerDeformatory are a Canadian death metal band and this is their latest EP.

Deformatory’s brand of brutality is one that I am well on board with, (make sure you check out In the Wake of Pestilence, Malediction, and Inversion of the Unseen Horizon). Harbinger delivers 16 minutes of the good stuff, ferociously demonstrating why Deformatory are an easy win for fans of brutal and technical death metal. Continue reading “Deformatory – Harbinger (Review)”

Inhuman Depravity – The Experimendead (Review)

Inhuman Depravity - The ExperimenThis is the second album from Turkish death metal band Inhuman Depravity.

The Experimendead delivers 34 minutes of technical brutality. If you’re partial to bands such as Abnormality, Deeds of Flesh, Severe Torture, and Suffocation, then you should get on well with Inhuman Depravity’s work. Continue reading “Inhuman Depravity – The Experimendead (Review)”

Imperium – Ex Mortis Gloria (Review)

Imperium - Ex Mortis GloriaImperium are a technical Death Metal band from the UK. This is their third album.

It’s been six years since 2016’s monstrous Titanomachy, which was a very satisfyingly brutal record. Imperium are now back though, with 48 minutes of new material, and they are taking no prisoners. Continue reading “Imperium – Ex Mortis Gloria (Review)”

Label Roundup: Grind to Death Records – Belarus Beaver, Eldprov, & Beyond the Catacombs (Reviews)

Wonderbox Metal gets sent a lot of new music, (which is great), but there’s no way that everything can get covered unfortunately, (which is not so great). This column hopes to redress this balance, if only slightly, by taking a look at a handful of releases that a record label has recently sent out that might have otherwise slipped through the cracks.

In this edition of this column we’ll take a look at Swedish label Grind to Death Records. It’s not a label I’m familiar with, so how better to get a good look at what they do than this? Besides, how could I resist a grindcore album about beavers… Continue reading “Label Roundup: Grind to Death Records – Belarus Beaver, Eldprov, & Beyond the Catacombs (Reviews)”

Cerebral Extinction – Escape from Illusion (Review)

Cerebral Extinction - Escape from IllusionThis is the third album from Italian brutal death metallers Cerebral Extinction.

Escape from Illusion delivers a punishing technical assault across 47 minutes of brutal material. Continue reading “Cerebral Extinction – Escape from Illusion (Review)”

Organectomy – Nail Below Nail (Review)

Organectomy - Nail Below NailOrganectomy are a death metal band from New Zealand and this is their third album.

Both 2017’s Domain of the Wretched and 2019’s Existential Disconnect were brutally good fun, so it was with high expectations that I approached Nail Below Nail.

Delivering 45 minutes of Continue reading “Organectomy – Nail Below Nail (Review)”

Horror Within – Awaiting Extinction (Review)

Horror Within - Awaiting ExtinctionHorror Within are a French death metal band and this is their debut EP.

Lasting 25 minutes and featuring five songs, (plus an intro and an outro), Awaiting Extinction demonstrates a band with much promise. Continue reading “Horror Within – Awaiting Extinction (Review)”

The Eating Cave – Ingurgitate (Review)

The Eating Cave - IngurgitateThis is the debut album from US death metallers The Eating Cave.

Taking influence from a mix of bands such as Archspire, Origin, Beneath the Massacre, The Faceless, and Infant Annihilator, The Eating Cave spend 39 minutes terrorising, battering, and demoralising the listener with the sort of punishment that is as well-delivered as it is startlingly brutal. Continue reading “The Eating Cave – Ingurgitate (Review)”

Azaab – Summoning the Cataclysm (Review)

Azaab - Summoning the CataclysmAzaab are a death metal band from Pakistan and this is their debut album.

Summoning the Catalysm features 38 minutes of professional death metal. It’s brutal and aggressive, and boasts both technical flourishes and progressive enhancements, all delivered in a lean 38 minutes, (and there’s a decent Decapitated cover too). Continue reading “Azaab – Summoning the Cataclysm (Review)”