Headshrinker – Callous Indifference (Review)

Headshrinker - Callous IndifferenceHeadshrinker are a death metal band from the US and this is their debut album.

Headshrinker play old-school death metal that incorporates in varying doses, crushing doom, dark black metal, and intricate technicality. Theirs is an atypical approach to death metal, yet one that still benefits from the raw visceral nature of the style. Imagine a cross between Tomb Mold and Ulthar on one hand, and Pyrrhon and Imperial Triumphant on the other, and you’ll be on the right lines for a decent idea of what this album’s 38 minutes hold. Continue reading “Headshrinker – Callous Indifference (Review)”

Burial in the Sky – The Consumed Self (Review)

Burial in the Sky - The Consumed SelfThis is the third album from Burial in the Sky, a death metal band from the US.

The Consumed Self contains 58 minutes of modern technical/progressive death metal. The promo blurb says that it’s recommended for fans of Rivers of Nihil, Fallujah, Black Crown Initiate, Virvum, and Alustrium, which should let you know the sort of waters that Burial in the Sky wade in. Continue reading “Burial in the Sky – The Consumed Self (Review)”

Cognitive – Malevolent Thoughts of a Hastened Extinction (Review)

Cognitive - Malevolent Thoughts of a Hastened ExtinctionThis is the fourth album from US death metallers Cognitive.

I’ve enjoyed following Cognitive’s career, from 2016’s Deformity, through 2018’s Matricide, to their newest album Malevolent Thoughts of a Hastened Extinction, which brings 41 minutes of roaring modern technical death metal to our weary ears. Does it wake us from our lethargy and fire us up with the spirit of death metal’s aggressive energy? Continue reading “Cognitive – Malevolent Thoughts of a Hastened Extinction (Review)”

Devolution – Consumer (Review)

Devolution - ConsumerThis is the debut album from French one-man blackened death metal band Devolution.

Brought to us by a member of Antropofago, (and also ex-Sunnudagr), Consumer offers up 42 minutes of scathing aggression. Continue reading “Devolution – Consumer (Review)”

Diabolizer – Khalkedonian Death (Review)

Diabolizer - Khalkedonian DeathThis is the debut album from Turkish death metallers Diabolizer.

Featuring members of Burial Invocation, Engulfed, and Hyperdontia, Khalkedonian Death contains 46 minutes of brutally aggressive death metal savagery. Continue reading “Diabolizer – Khalkedonian Death (Review)”

Cerebral Rot – Excretion of Mortality (Review)

Cerebral Rot - Excretion of MortalityThis is the second album from US death metallers Cerebral Rot.

Sometimes all you need in order to feel a bit better about life is a slab of good, old-fashioned death metal, the sort that reeks of disgusting foulness and rotting ugliness. 2019’s Odious Descent into Decay was exactly ones such record. Now we have the 47 minutes of horror that is Excretion of Mortality, and it hits the spot very well indeed. Continue reading “Cerebral Rot – Excretion of Mortality (Review)”

Killing Addiction – Mind of a New God (Review)

Killing Addiction - Mind of a New GodThis is the second album from US death metallers Killing Addiction.

Here comes the album I’ve been interested in hearing after 2014’s When Death Becomes Art and 2016’s Shores of Oblivion. It hasn’t disappointed. Continue reading “Killing Addiction – Mind of a New God (Review)”

Memoriam – To the End (Review)

Memoriam - To the EndThis is the fourth album from UK death metal band Memoriam.

If you’ve been paying attention to Memoriam’s output so far, (including 2018’s The Silent Vigil and 2019’s Requiem for Mankind), you’ll know that the band are a highly experienced classic death metal war machine, reliably pumping out song-based assaults that maim and crush. Continue reading “Memoriam – To the End (Review)”

Altered Dead – Returned to Life (Review)

Altered Dead - Returned to LifeThis is the second album from Canadian death metal act Altered Dead.

Altered Dead play old-school death metal that’s raw, filthy, and exceedingly nasty. Rising from the underground like some form of malformed monster, Returned to Life is a 35-minute slab of ugly death metal that is highly enjoyable. Continue reading “Altered Dead – Returned to Life (Review)”

Slaughterday – Ancient Death Triumph (Review)

Slaughterday - Ancient Death TriumphThis is the third album from German death metallers Slaughterday.

Slaughterday are reliable and enjoyable. Drop into any of their discography at almost any point, (Nightmare Vortex, Ravenous, Laws of the Occult, Abattoir), and you’ll find timeless death metal, with an authentic, honest, merciless Continue reading “Slaughterday – Ancient Death Triumph (Review)”