After the Abduction – Cracked and Bled (Review)

After the Abduction - Cracked and BledThis is the debut album from UK death metallers After the Abduction.

Here we have 25 minutes of slam-soaked brutal death metal. Falling somewhere between Dying Fetus and Decapitated, (roughly speaking), Cracked and Bled takes influence from both old and new strains of brutality to present us with a brief whirlwind of violence and carnage. Continue reading “After the Abduction – Cracked and Bled (Review)”

Godeater – All Flesh Is Grass (Review)

Godeater - All Flesh Is Grass

Godeater are a death metal band from the UK and this is their debut album.

This is a raging, angry slab of ferocious modern death metal. It blends modern technicality with significant atmosphere and a melodic sensibility that results in brutally effective songs that stick in the mind like barbed thorns. Continue reading “Godeater – All Flesh Is Grass (Review)”

Murder Made God – Endless Return (Review)

Murder Made God - Endless ReturnThis is the third album from Greek death metallers Murder Made God.

Here we have 40 minutes of modern death metal, providing a sound that’s meaty and professional. Well-delivered and well-written, Endless Return is an album that impresses on first exposure, but definitely Continue reading “Murder Made God – Endless Return (Review)”

Engulf – Gold and Rust (Review)

EngulfThis is the second EP from Engulf, a death metal solo act from the US.

This 11-minute EP wastes no time in establishing the dominance of its brutal death metal assault. This is music that takes no prisoners in its quest to lay waste to everything and everyone around it. Continue reading “Engulf – Gold and Rust (Review)”

Pandrador – Śmierć Baldura (Review)

PandradorThis is the debut demo from Pandrador, a death metal band from Poland.

Śmierć Baldura contains three songs, along with an intro track, and lasts 13 minutes in duration. Continue reading “Pandrador – Śmierć Baldura (Review)”

Neter – Inferus (Review)

NeterNeter are a Spanish death metal band and this is their third album.

I have fond memories of 2015’s Idols, so it’s good to see the band return with some new material. I very much like the striking album art for this release too. Continue reading “Neter – Inferus (Review)”

Dyscarnate – With All Their Might (Review)

DyscarnateDyscarnate are a UK death metal band and this is their third album.

Dyscarnate play heavy, modern, aggressive death metal. With All Their Might in general can probably be described in a cursory fashion as a mix of Deicide, Job for a Cowboy, Kataklysm, and Decapitated, although this is only a starting point and there’s a lot more to this album than this might lead you to believe. Continue reading “Dyscarnate – With All Their Might (Review)”

Inferum – Modern Massacre (Review)

InferumInferum are a death metal band from the Netherlands and this is their debut EP.

This is modern death metal that contains elements of both groove metal and deathcore. Continue reading “Inferum – Modern Massacre (Review)”

Decapitated – Anticult (Review)

DecapitatedDecapitated are a Polish death metal band and this is their seventh album.

I’ve always really enjoyed Decapitated’s work, and this latest album is no exception, despite the band being quite a different proposition to the one that produced albums that were techdeath stunners like The Negation. Continue reading “Decapitated – Anticult (Review)”

Red Dawn – Algorithm of Destruction (Review)

Red DawnThis is the début album of these French death metallers.

This is modern technical death metal that will easily find fans in people who like bands such as The Faceless, Gorod, Decapitated, Aborted, Wormed, First Fragment, etc.

Algorithm of Destruction has a clean, precise sound that Continue reading “Red Dawn – Algorithm of Destruction (Review)”