Sensory Amusia – Breed Death (Review)

Sensory Amusia - Breed DeathSensory Amusia are an Australian death metal band and this is their second album.

I was impressed by Sensory Amusia’s 2020 EP Bereavement, so I definitely wanted to check out whatever they did next. This turned out to be Breed Death, which scratches my modern death metal itch very nicely indeed. Continue reading “Sensory Amusia – Breed Death (Review)”

Golgothan – Leech (Review)

Golgothan - LeechGolgothan are a death metal band from the US and this is their debut album.

Golgothan offer up 38 minutes of brutal death metal. Worshipping at the altar of modern song-based big-hitters such as Aborted and Cattle DecapitationLeech is a great example of  how to take inspiration from well-known names and produce something that’s well-worth getting stuck into. Continue reading “Golgothan – Leech (Review)”

Akurion – Come Forth to Me (Review)

Akurion - Come Forth to MeThis is the debut album from Canadian death metallers Akurion.

Well, what a wealth of talent and experience we have in this band. The core of Akurion is comprised of current and ex-members of Cattle Decapitation, Coma Cluster Void, Cryptopsy, and Neuraxis, (and others), and rounded out with a variety of Continue reading “Akurion – Come Forth to Me (Review)”

Godeater – All Flesh Is Grass (Review)

Godeater - All Flesh Is Grass

Godeater are a death metal band from the UK and this is their debut album.

This is a raging, angry slab of ferocious modern death metal. It blends modern technicality with significant atmosphere and a melodic sensibility that results in brutally effective songs that stick in the mind like barbed thorns. Continue reading “Godeater – All Flesh Is Grass (Review)”

Cast the Stone – Empyrean Atrophy (Review)

Cast the StoneCast the Stone are a death metal band from the US and this is their latest EP.

An EP this may be, but we still get a meaty 27 minutes of material to tear into. Featuring current and ex-members of bands such as Scour, Cattle Decapitation, and Misery Index, (among others), this release draws on the individual band members’ experience, but easily stands as its own distinct entity. Continue reading “Cast the Stone – Empyrean Atrophy (Review)”

Ahtme – Sewerborn (Review)

AhtmeAhtme, (formerly The Roman Holiday), are a death metal band from the US and this is their second album.

I like death metal that combines technical playing with devastating riffs, a meaty production, and a singer that can growl with the best of them. Which is why I like Sewerborn very much. Containing a raging concoction of surprisingly charismatic brutality, as you listen to this it becomes quickly apparent that Ahtme know how to write a good song. Continue reading “Ahtme – Sewerborn (Review)”

Cave Bastard – The Bleak Shall Devour the Earth (Review)

Cave BastardCave Bastard are from the US and are a death metal band. This is their debut album.

With a name like Cave Bastard and an album cover and logo like this, how could I not want to check this out? I’m pleased to say that this initial promise has been fulfilled, and what we have here is 31 minutes of sonic violence and intensity. Continue reading “Cave Bastard – The Bleak Shall Devour the Earth (Review)”

Scour – Red (Review)

ScourThis is the latest EP from US black metal band Scour.

Containing members and ex-members of bands such as Pig Destroyer, Decrepit Birth, Cattle Decapitation, Down, Pantera, Misery Index, and many, many others, before you even listen to this you know that a lot of experience has gone into it. Continue reading “Scour – Red (Review)”

Hell on Earth Tour – Cattle Decapitation/Broken Hope/Hideous Divinity/Gloryhole Guillotine – Manchester Rebellion, 04/09/17 (Live Review)

Hell on Earth Tour

It’s not often you get to see a brutal death metal lineup like this, so I was very pleased to be able to catch this tour. Continue reading “Hell on Earth Tour – Cattle Decapitation/Broken Hope/Hideous Divinity/Gloryhole Guillotine – Manchester Rebellion, 04/09/17 (Live Review)”

Harbinger – Human Dust (Review)

HarbingerHarbinger are a UK metal band and this is their latest EP.

Contemporary and highly aggressive, this is music that’s been sharpened to a killing point. Continue reading “Harbinger – Human Dust (Review)”