Sisyphean – Illusions of Eternity (Review)

SisypheanSisyphean are a Lithuanian black metal band and this is their debut album.

Sisyphean play black metal with atmospheric leanings and added melodic darkness. Continue reading

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Annihilation – The Undivided Wholeness of All Things (Review)

AnnihilationAnnihilation are a Portugese progressive death metal band and this is their second album.

Starting off with their debut album of enjoyable Deicide worship Against the Storm, Annihilation returned a few years ago with a different, more complex direction on The Undivided. Continue reading

Impureza – La Caída de Tonatiuh (Review)

ImpurezaThis is the second album from French death metallers Impureza.

Impureza play death metal mixed with Iberian musical influences. This means we get acoustic and flamenco guitars, folk melodies, and Spanish lyrics, all combined with a brutal/technical death metal core. Also featuring some additional guests Continue reading

Come Back from the Dead – Caro Data Vermibus (Review)

Come Back from the DeadCome Back from the Dead are a Spanish death metal band and this is their latest EP.

This is old-school death metal played in the best of ways – filthy, nasty, and full of darkness. Caro Data Vermibus offers us 16 minutes of this ugliness. Continue reading

Fragarak – A Spectral Oblivion (Review)

FragarakFragarak are an Indian progressive death metal band and this is their second album.

We first met Fragarak on their 2013 album Crypts of Dissimulation. Well, we’ve been waiting a long time for a follow up release, and now it’s here, it’s quite the monster. Continue reading

Winds of Plague – Blood of My Enemy (Review)

Winds of PlagueWinds of Plague are a deathcore band from the US and this is their fifth album.

Winds of Plague aren’t your average deathcore band, I’m very pleased to tell you. Here’s a band that have kept the core brutality of the style intact, while spreading their wings with symphonic/orchestral elements and bursts of melodic aggression. Continue reading

Damnation Festival – Leeds University, 04/11/17 (Live Review)

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It’s once more time to gather in Leeds for this year’s Damnation Festival. With another amazing lineup, this is a festival that’s a definite milestone in the yearly metal calendar.

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Signs of the Swarm – The Disfigurement of Existence (Review)

Signs of the SwarmThis is the second album from US deathcore/death metal band Signs of the Swarm.

Signs of the Swarm play crushing deathcore, mixing slamming death metal with vicious beats to good effect. With groovy brutality and punishing intensity, his album is an unrelenting 47 minutes of heavy aggression. Continue reading

Oblivion – The Path Towards… (Review)

OblivionThis is the second album from Oblivion, a death metal band from the US.

It seems like forever since Oblivion’s debut album Called to Rise was unleashed on an unsuspecting world, but it was only actually in 2013 that we got our first proper taste of what this band were capable of. Continue reading