Dominicide – The Architecture of Oppression (Review)

Dominicide - The Architecture of OppressionThis is the latest EP from UK death/thrash metallers Dominicide.

This four track EP has a duration of 24 minutes and showcases Dominicide’s brand of modern metallic assault. The music mixes death and thrash metal, while also incorporating at various points across the EP elements of deathcore and even symphonic enhancements. Continue reading “Dominicide – The Architecture of Oppression (Review)”

Thecodontion/Vessel of Iniquity – The Permian-Triassic Extinction Event – Split (Review)

Thecodontion Vessel of Iniquity - The Permian-Triassic Extinction Event - SplitThecodontion are an italian blackened death metal band, and Vessel of Iniquity is a solo UK black metal act.

Thecodontion present us with two songs lasting 12 minutes in total. Continue reading “Thecodontion/Vessel of Iniquity – The Permian-Triassic Extinction Event – Split (Review)”

Defacement – Defacement (Review)

Defacement - DefacementDefacement are a blackened death metal band from the Netherlands and this is their second album.

Featuring members of Earth and Pillars and Cryptic Shift, Defacement contains 41 minutes of material, but only four of the eight tracks are actual songs. The remaining four are intro/interludes that I was expecting to dismiss as pointless as most of their ilk are, but I was Continue reading “Defacement – Defacement (Review)”

Beyond Grace – Our Kingdom Undone (Review)

Beyond Grace - Our Kingdom UndoneThis is the second album from UK death metallers Beyond Grace.

2014’s Monstrous showed buckets of promise, which 2017’s debut album Seekers delivered upon. It’s now 2021 and Beyond Grace have returned with 47 minutes of new material. Is the time well spent? Continue reading “Beyond Grace – Our Kingdom Undone (Review)”

Monthly Overview – the Best of August 2021

While August was a slower month than some others have been this year for first class metal albums, it was still home to more than enough top releases to warrant this list. Continue reading “Monthly Overview – the Best of August 2021”

Wharflurch – Psychedelic Realms ov Hell (Review)

Wharflurch - Psychedelic Realms ov HellThis is the debut album from US death metal band Wharflurch.

Across six tracks and 35 minutes, Wharflurch deliver a doom-infested slab of malformed, rancid death metal.

Wharflurch’s death metal contains an experimental edge that’s been dulled by humid rot, but is no less striking and potent for it. Continue reading “Wharflurch – Psychedelic Realms ov Hell (Review)”

Carnifex – Graveside Confessions (Review)

Carnifex - Graveside ConfessionsThis is the eighth album from Carnifex, a blackened death metal/deathcore band from the US.

Both 2016’s Slow Death and 2019’s World War X were great albums that I thoroughly enjoyed when I first listened to them, but that I only grew to love even more over time.

On Graveside Confessions Carnifex deliver a much Continue reading “Carnifex – Graveside Confessions (Review)”

Deformatory – Inversion of the Unseen Horizon (Review)

Deformatory - Inversion of the Unseen HorizonThis is the third album from Canadian death metal band Deformatory.

I really like Deformatory’s work. Both 2013’s In the Wake of Pestilence and 2016’s Malediction were very enjoyable and satisfying slabs of brutal technicality. It has been a long wait for Inversion of the Unseen Horizon, but we finally have 43 minutes of new material. Continue reading “Deformatory – Inversion of the Unseen Horizon (Review)”

Sermon of Flames – I Have Seen the Light, and It Was Repulsive (Review)

Sermon of Flames - I Have Seen the Light, and It Was RepulsiveThis is the debut album from Sermon of Flames, an Irish blackened death metal band.

This is an album that offers the listener twelve portraits of extremity and harsh soundscapes. It contains 39 minutes of horror, so if you can stomach the band’s violent darkness for that long, then this is for you. Continue reading “Sermon of Flames – I Have Seen the Light, and It Was Repulsive (Review)”

Dead Soul Alliance – Behind the Scenes (Review)

Dead Soul Alliance - Behind the ScenesThis is the debut album from Canadian death metallers Dead Soul Alliance.

2017’s EP Slaves to the Apocalypse was a solid slab of death metal, and I’m glad to now be hearing their first record. Behind the Scenes is a 34-minute old-school death metal album, one that takes in elements of the US and Swedish styles. Continue reading “Dead Soul Alliance – Behind the Scenes (Review)”