Abnormality – Sociopathic Constructs (Review)

Abnormality - Sociopathic ConstructsThis is the third album from Abnormality, a death metal band from the US.

I like Abnormality. Sociopathic Constructs follows 2016’s Mechanisms of Omniscience, and gives us 33 minutes of brutal death metal with a side order of technicality. Continue reading

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Interview with Allegaeon 2019

Allegaeon LogoAllegaeon’s fifth album Apoptosis is a progressive metal tour de force that uses technical and melodic elements to its benefit in a number of stimulating and highly enjoyable ways.

Guitarist and main man Greg Burgess tell us more about this latest opus… Continue reading

Lörd Matzigkeitus – From the Many Splintered Minds (Review)

Lörd Matzigkeitus - From the Many Splintered MindsLörd Matzigkeitus are a black metal band from Canada and this is this project’s third album.

From the Many Splintered Minds mixes a harsh form of black metal with elements of death metal and a multitude of blackened underground styles of extremity. Parts of the album are more traditionally brutal, while others are more avant-garde in range and delivery. Continue reading

Distant – Tyrannotophia (Review)

Distant - TyrannotophiaThis is the debut album from Distant, a deathcore band from the Netherlands.

Tyrannotophia combines underground slam-infused death metal with brutal deathcore. It’s easy to be lazy with this sort of thing and end up with a generic record, but Tyrannotophia is definitely an above-standard release. Continue reading

Gods Forsaken – Smells of Death (Review)

Gods Forsaken - Smells of DeathGods Forsaken are a death metal supergroup and this is their second album.

This is the follow up to the band’s 2017 debut album In a Pitch Black Grave, and it shows that Gods Forsaken have lost none of their talent for butchery. Continue reading