Xibalba – Años en Infierno (Review)

Xibalba - Años en InfiernoXibalba are a death metal/hardcore band from the US and this is their fourth album.

Prepare to be crushed! Both 2015’s Tierra y Libertad and 2017’s Diablo, Con Amor…Adios. did precisely this, and now Años en Infierno has arrived to do the same – crush. CRUSH!!!!! Continue reading

Henry Kane – Age of the Idiot (Review)

Henry Kane - Age of the IdiotHenry Kane is a one-man deathgrind/crust band from Sweden, and this is his second album.

I do enjoy Henry Kane’s work. If you haven’t already, make sure you check out Den Förstörda Människans Rike and the split with Prolefeed. Brought to us by the man-of-a-million-bands Jonny Pettersson, (Ashcloud, Gods Forsaken, Heads for the Dead, Just Before Dawn, Ursinne, Wombbath, and many others), Age of the Idiot is a brutally sublime piece of extremity. Continue reading

Devangelic – Ersetu (Review)

Devangelic - ErsetuThis is the third album from Italian death metallers Devangelic.

Over the years Devangelic have proven their worth to the gods of brutality, (Resurrection Denied and Phlegethon), but now they’re back with a further 32 minutes of brutal worship, and they’ve stepped up their game considerably. The Devangelic of 2020 is a murderously developed beast. Continue reading

Civerous/Stygian Obsession – Heralds of Affliction – Split (Review)

Civerous Stygian Obsession - Heralds of Affliction - SplitCiverous and Stygian Obsession are both US death metal bands, and they’ve teamed up for this split release.

This is my first encounter with Civerous, but their 17-minute side of this split means that hopefully it won’t be my last, as it definitely makes me want to hear more from them. Continue reading

Cryptic Shift – Visitations from Enceladus (Review)

Cryptic Shift - Visitations from EnceladusCryptic Shift are a death metal band from the UK and this is their debut album.

Cryptic Shift play death metal that fuses elements of the technical, progressive, and thrash metal styles into its sci-fi-themed self. Continue reading

Vader – Solitude in Madness (Review)

Vader - Solitude in MadnessVader are a Polish death metal band and this is their sixteenth album.

I always enjoy a bit of Vader. This veteran band have been banging out reliable death metal for decades now, and show no signs of letting up. Solitude in Madness is another 30 minutes of such, and it’s easy to enjoy if you like your death metal fast, brief, and laced with thrash. Continue reading

Pyre – Chained to Ossuaries (Review)

Pyre - Chained to OssuariesThis is the second album from Russian death metallers Pyre.

It’s been six years since Human Hecatomb, but now the well-regarded Pyre have returned. This is old-school death metal, unapologetic and unrefined, just as it should be. Taking influence from the Swedish style, (but not exclusively), Chained to Ossuaries gives us 41 minutes of strong material. Fans of Dismember, Asphyx, and Autopsy pay attention. Continue reading