Ominous Scriptures – Rituals of Mass Self-Ignition (Review)

Ominous Scriptures - Rituals of Mass Self-IgnitionOminous Scriptures are a death metal band from Belarus and this is their third album.

Featuring current and ex-members of Relics of Humanity, Rituals of Mass Self-Ignition is a 30-minute brutal death metal album that’s unforgiving and merciless. Continue reading “Ominous Scriptures – Rituals of Mass Self-Ignition (Review)”

Stabbing – Extirpated Mortal Process (Review)

Stabbing - Extirpated Mortal ProcessThis is the debut album from US death metallers Stabbing.

Here we have something particularly brutal. Stabbing play death metal with lashings of cruelty and bloody punishment. Across 33 minutes Extirpated Mortal Process lays waste with its gruesome brutality. Continue reading “Stabbing – Extirpated Mortal Process (Review)”

Desecrate the Faith – III (Review)

Desecrate the Faith - IIIThis is the third album from US death metallers Desecrate the Faith.

Despite being on the longer side for brutal death metal, I really enjoyed 2017’s Unholy Infestation, so it’s great to finally have some new material from this savage band. III is a merciless beast that spends 49 minutes defiling and desecrating everything sacred, via ten tracks of skull-shattering brutal death metal. Continue reading “Desecrate the Faith – III (Review)”

Ingested – Ashes Lie Still (Review)

Ingested - Ashes Lie StillThis is the sixth album from UK death metallers Ingested.

Ingested’s albums are always good for some brutal bloodthirsty fun – check out 2018’s The Level Above Human and 2020’s Where Only Gods May Tread for two prime examples. This new album offers a 44-minute rebirth of sorts, with the band broadening their sound, but without losing what made them so enjoyable in the first place. Continue reading “Ingested – Ashes Lie Still (Review)”

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)”