Intonate – Severed Within (Review)

Intonate - Severed WithinIntonate are a Canadian death metal band and this is their second album.

With five tracks and a duration of 40 minutes, Intonate don’t mess around on Severed Within. No stupid intros or interludes, no wasted space, just well-thought-out, creative death metal. Let’s dive in. Continue reading “Intonate – Severed Within (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)”

Cryptopsy – The Book of Suffering – Tome II (Review)

Cryptopsy - The Book of Suffering - Tome IIThis is the latest EP from Canadian death metallers Cryptopsy.

Wow, has it really been three years since The Book of Suffering – Tome I? Apparently so. Well, Book II is now here, gifting us with 18 minutes of brutality and mayhem. Continue reading “Cryptopsy – The Book of Suffering – Tome II (Review)”

Solium Fatalis – Genetically Engineered to Enslave (Review)

Solium Fatalis - Genetically Engineered to EnslaveThis is the fourth album from Solium Fatalis, a US death metal band.

Here we have 43 minutes of tasty and aggressive melodic blackened death metal. That may be a bit of a mouthful to say, but the music of Solium Fatalis rolls freely from the speakers and is quite easy to enjoy. Continue reading “Solium Fatalis – Genetically Engineered to Enslave (Review)”

Iron Harvest – Iron Harvest (Review)

Iron HarvestIron Harvest are a death metal band from the Netherlands and this is their debut album.

Sometimes all you need is death metal. Sometimes, brutal chaos and insane extremity is all that it takes to get you through the day. This debut album is one such release that hits the spot perfectly; 33 minutes of what can only be described as previously – brutal chaos. Continue reading “Iron Harvest – Iron Harvest (Review)”

Archspire – Relentless Mutation

ArchspireThis is the third album from Archspire, a technical death metal band from Canada.

If insane technicality is your thing, but you also want your songs to be recognisable as such, then you should definitely check out the latest scorcher from Archspire. Continue reading “Archspire – Relentless Mutation”

Mouldered – Chronology of a Rotten Mind (Review)

MoulderedThis is the debut album from Colombian death metal band Mouldered.

Mouldered play violent, gruesome, brutal death metal. It’s uncompromising and ugly, just as you would want from this kind of thing. Continue reading “Mouldered – Chronology of a Rotten Mind (Review)”

Carnal Decay – You Owe You Pay (Review)

Carnal DecayCarnal Decay are a brutal death metal band from Switzerland and this is their fourth album.

Carnal Decay play brutal death metal that wastes no time establishing barbaric dominance. The music is ugly, heavy and nicely savage. Continue reading “Carnal Decay – You Owe You Pay (Review)”

Coma Cluster Void – Mind Cemeteries (Review)

Coma Cluster VoidComa Cluster Void are a death metal band, (of sorts), and this is their debut album. They have an international lineup, with members from Canada, Germany and the US.

This album features not one, but two ex-Cryptopsy singers. You heard that right. To be fair, one of them, (Lord Worm), is only a guest vocalist on a couple of tracks, but still. The other, (Mike DiSalvo), is only one half of the vocal attack, the other half being provided by Continue reading “Coma Cluster Void – Mind Cemeteries (Review)”

Abnormality – Mechanisms of Omniscience (Review)

AbnormalityAbnormality are a Death Metal band from the US. This is their second album.

Abnormality’s 2012 début album Contaminating the Hive Mind was a standout slab of unrelenting brutality, really placing them highly in the extreme Metal hierarchy in my mind.

Well, it’s been four long years, but now Continue reading “Abnormality – Mechanisms of Omniscience (Review)”