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
Now here’s an album that does exactly what it says on the tin. Slamming death metal with a zombie fixation? Why the Hell not! It would be so easy to play this kind of thing badly and end up a generic mess of gore and entrails, but do you know what? This album is just a big old ball of bloody fun. Continue reading
Applaud the Impaler smash together death metal, deathcore, and grindcore into a heaving mess of blood and entrails. This is quite the brutal delight. Continue reading
In some ways this album is a textbook example of what-you-see-is-what-you-get – the album cover just screams brutal death metal ripped from the underground in huge great bloody chunks. In other ways, however, this does Bludgeon a disservice, as this release is surprisingly technical and involved, and the band’s individual personality shines through the gore with an unexpected brightness. Continue reading
Abhorrent Deformity deal in brutal death metal. The follow up to 2015’s Entity of Malevolence, Slaughter Monolith continues its bloody, violent rampage through the death metal suburbs, taking no prisoners and sparing no civilians. Continue reading
This is the follow up to the band’s debut release Narcissism, which was an enjoyable brief introduction to Strangle Wire’s brand of nastiness. They are now back, and I’ve pleased to say they have built on their initial promise. Both of the songs on the band’s first release have resurfaced on The Dark Triad, but now they’ve brought friends to the party too. Continue reading
I found myself drawn to this album quite naturally. The band name, their logo, the album cover, it all said to me quite clearly “Listen to me, you will like me…”. Seeing that the band were on Rising Nemesis Records sealed the deal, so I pressed play and prepared myself for… Continue reading
It’s once more time to gather in Leeds for this year’s Damnation Festival. With another amazing lineup, this is a festival that’s a definite milestone in the yearly metal calendar.