The Voynich Code – Aqua Vitae (Review)

The Voynich CodeThe Voynich Code are a Portugese modern death metal/deathcore band and this is their debut album.

Okay, so if you’re a fan of Whitechapel, Thy Art is Murder, Fit for an Autopsy, Aversions Crown, etc. then you should definitely give this a spin. Continue reading

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John Frum – A Stirring in the Noos (Review)

John FrumJohn Frum are a death metal band from the US. This is their debut album.

This is very much not your standard death metal album.

Featuring present and past members of bands such as The Faceless, The Dillinger Escape Plan, and John Zorn, this release combines progressive, avant-garde, atmospheric, dissonant, technical, and psychedelic death metal into a darkly enjoyable whirlwind of chaos and heaviness. Continue reading

Moss upon the Skull – The Scourge of Ages (Review)

Moss upon the SkullMoss upon the Skull are a death metal band from Belgium and this is their debut EP.

This is atypical progressive death metal. This is the type of band that are great to hear.

Rather than sticking to the standard genre tropes, they have decided to play death metal their own way on their own terms. Continue reading

Colosso – Obnoxious (Review)

ColossoColosso are a Portuguese death metal band and this is their second album.

I really enjoy Colosso’s earlier work, (Abrasive Peace, for example), so Obnoxious is a release I was looking forward too.

The band have a track record of experimentation with their sound and looking to better themselves however they Continue reading

Veilburner – The Obscene Rite (Review)

veilburnerThis is the third album from US experimental blackened death metallers Veilburner.

Veilburner have produced a monster of an album. This is 60 minutes of blackened death metal, filtered through a corrupted lens of experimental dissonance and pseudo-industrial undertones.

In a way it’s difficult to separate the disparate influences at play in Continue reading