Conjureth – The Parasitic Chambers (Review)

Conjureth - The Parasitic ChambersConjureth are a death metal band from the US and this is their second album.

Following on from 2021’s Majestic DissolveThe Parasitic Chambers is a 38-minute hymn to old-school death metal. Continue reading “Conjureth – The Parasitic Chambers (Review)”

Faithxtractor – Contempt for a Failed Dimension (Review)

Faithxtractor - Contempt for a Failed DimensionFaithxtractor are a death metal band from the US and this is their fourth album.

With a duration of just 25 minutes, (29 including the Sepultura cover), Contempt for a Failed Dimension is a lean, mean slab of quality death metal. Continue reading “Faithxtractor – Contempt for a Failed Dimension (Review)”

Ashen – Ritual of Ash (Review)

Ashen - Ritual of AshThis is the debut album from Australian death metal band Ashen.

Ritual of Ash is a 38-minute monster of a death metal album. Ashen spend their time on this record carving their way through the killing arenas of the style to appear triumphant and covered in blood by the end of it. The album snarls with Swedish death metal groove and roars with USDM intensity. A few other death metal styles can be heard here and there too, making for a collection of tracks that are easy to replay and enjoy. Continue reading “Ashen – Ritual of Ash (Review)”

Sacrilegion – From Which Nightmares Crawl (Review)

Sacrilegion - From Which Nightmares CrawlSacrilegion are a death metal band from the US and this is their debut album.

From Which Nightmares Crawl contains 44 minutes of potent death metal that’s sure to make some underground waves. Combining brutal heaviness with an expressive melodic prowess, Sacrilegion’s death metal is both satisfying and rewarding. Continue reading “Sacrilegion – From Which Nightmares Crawl (Review)”

High Command – Eclipse of the Dual Moons (Review)

High Command - Eclipse of the Dual MoonsThis is the second album from US crossover thrash band High Command.

Coming to us for fans of bands like Power Trip, Cryptosis, and Enforced, Eclipse of the Dual Moons contains 48 minutes of crossover carnage. Thrash metal and hardcore collide with power and finesse, to produce an album that rips and tears through its duration with passion. Continue reading “High Command – Eclipse of the Dual Moons (Review)”

De Profundis – The Corruption of Virtue (Review)

De Profundis - The Corruption of VirtueThis is the sixth album from De Profundis, a death metal band from the UK.

More De Profundis is always a welcome thing. 2018’s The Blinding Light of Faith was particularly impressive, but I also highly recommend 2015’s Kingdom of the Blind too. I have been looking forward to The Corruption of Virtue and it has not disappointed. Continue reading “De Profundis – The Corruption of Virtue (Review)”

Strangle Wire – Shaped by Human Frailty (Review)

Strangle Wire - Shaped by Human FrailtyStrangle Wire are a death metal band from Northern Ireland and this is their debut album.

It seems like a very long time since Strangle Wire treated us to their enjoyable debut EP The Dark Triad. Has this early promise been realised on Shaped by Human Frailty‘s 34 minutes? Continue reading “Strangle Wire – Shaped by Human Frailty (Review)”

Mortuous – Upon Desolation (Review)

Mortuous - Upon DesolationThis is the second album from US death metallers Mortuous.

Featuring current and ex-members of bands like Exhumed, Necrot, Rude, Swamp Witch, and VastumUpon Desolation contains 38 minutes of brutal doom-infected death metal carnage. Continue reading “Mortuous – Upon Desolation (Review)”

Phobophilic – Enveloping Absurdity (Review)

Phobophilic - Enveloping AbsurdityThis is the debut album from US death metallers Phobophilic.

Phobophilic combine the esoteric approach of Demilich, with the malevolent nature of Morbid Angel, and the crushing heaviness of Incantation. Fans of the output of bands such as Tomb Mold, Immolation, Worm, Ossuarium, Outer Heaven, and Blood Incantation need to pay attention to this. Continue reading “Phobophilic – Enveloping Absurdity (Review)”

Sublation – The Path to Bedlam (Review)

Sublation - The Path to BedlamThis is the debut album from US death metallers Sublation.

I loved Fisthammer’s 2014 album Infallible. An incredible blend of blackened and technical death metal, it’s an album I still visit surprisingly often. Why do I bring this up here? Because Sublation are the reincarnation of Fisthammer, who have returned with a new name, a stripped back lineup, and a refreshed vision for extreme metal. As such, I simply had to give The Path to Bedlam a decent airing. Continue reading “Sublation – The Path to Bedlam (Review)”