Demonic Obedience – Fatalistic Uprisal of Abhorrent Creation (Review)

Demonic ObedienceThis is the third album from Greek/UK blackened death metal band Demonic Obedience.

On Fatalistic Uprisal of Abhorrent Creation Demonic Obedience offer up 33 minutes of malignant blackened death metal. Merging brutality with no small amount of mood and atmosphere, this is a very gratifying album. Continue reading

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ISA – Chimera (Review)

ISAISA is a one man death metal project from the US and this is his debut album.

Chimera contains 41 minutes of music that draws from a twisted death metal base, but builds progressive, technical, and psychedelic elements into it. This basic description really doesn’t do this album justice, however. Continue reading

Micawber – Beyond the Reach of the Flame (Review)

MicawberMicawber are a US death metal band and this is their third album.

This is modern death metal, full of punishing riffs, crushing grooves, sharp melodies, blasting drums, and belligerent growls. Continue reading

Bloodmoon – Supervoid Trinity (Review)

BloodmoonBloodmoon are a progressive doom/sludge band from the US and this is their second album.

Here we have 47 minutes of progressive doom metal, played well, and delivered with misanthropic glee and darkness in abundance. Continue reading

Between the Buried and Me – Automata I (Review)

Between the Buried and MeBetween the Buried and Me are a progressive extreme metal band from the US. This is their ninth album.

There are very few bands out there that truly carve their own path into the crowded metal arena, but Between the Buried and Me are definitely one of them. They have been one of my favourite bands since 2003’s The Silent Circus, and they have never let me down yet. Continue reading

Oceans of Slumber – The Banished Heart (Review)

Oceans of SlumberOceans of Slumber are a progressive metal band from the US and this is their third album.

I have only the briefest of familiarity with Oceans of Slumber, based on seeing just part of their set at the 2016 Damnation Festival. They impressed me, so it’s great to finally be able to properly listen to and absorb some of their recorded material. Continue reading

Monotheist – Scourge (Review)

MonotheistMonotheist are a progressive death metal band from the US and this is their debut album.

I first heard of Monotheist man many moons ago, and due to reasons that escape me, I thought they were on about their fourth album by now. So, when I picked up this for review, I thought it would be a great time to finally hear what they sound like; imagine my Continue reading