Rogga Johansson – Entrance to the Otherwhere (Review)

Rogga Johansson - Entrance to the OtherwhereRogga Johansson is a Swedish death metal legend and this is his second solo album.

Rogga Johansson is a man of many bands – listing groups like Paganizer, Down Among the Dead Men, and Echelon only scratches the surface. Not content with his many, many projects, he also has this eponymously named new album. As you would expect, it’s death metal, pure and undiluted. Continue reading “Rogga Johansson – Entrance to the Otherwhere (Review)”

Burial Remains – Trinity of Deception (Review)

Burial Remains - Trinity of DeathBurial Remains are a death metal band from Germany/the Netherlands, and this is their debut album.

Across a mere 25 minutes Burial Remains tear out Swedish-styled old-school death metal like it never went out of fashion. Hell, as far as I’m concerned, it never did. Continue reading “Burial Remains – Trinity of Deception (Review)”

Eteritus – Order of Death (Review)

Eteritus - Order of DeathThis is the second album from Polish deathmetallers Eteritus.

Sucker for Scandinavian-styled death metal that I am, I really enjoyed 2016’s Following the Ancient Path, so when I saw this new slab of filth appear I knew I had to give it a listen. Continue reading “Eteritus – Order of Death (Review)”

Earth Rot – Renascentia (Review)

Earth RotEarth Rot are an Australian blackened death metal band and this is their second album.

As Earth Rot’s last EP Chthonian Virtues was one of my favourite releases from 2016, I was very excited to hear Renascentia.

If you haven’t encountered Earth Rot Continue reading “Earth Rot – Renascentia (Review)”

Warcrab – Scars of Aeons (Review)

WarcrabWarcrab are a death/sludge band from the UK and this is their second album.

There aren’t too many bands that mix death and sludge metal together, but those that do tend to be pretty notable. The Dead and Tides of Sulfur are two that spring instantly to mind. I can now add Warcrab to this short list too. Continue reading “Warcrab – Scars of Aeons (Review)”

Inert – Obliteration of the Self (Review)

InertThis is the debut EP from this international, (Swedish/Spanish), death metal band.

Inert play old-school/Swedish death metal, taking influence from the likes of Dismember, Grave, Bloodbath and Entombed.

Dark growls sound as if something monolithic is being dragged through the earth. The singer Continue reading “Inert – Obliteration of the Self (Review)”

Dawn of Disease – Worship the Grave (Review)

Dawn of DiseaseThis is the third album from Dawn of Disease, a German death metal band.

Dawn of Disease seem to have honed their songwriting skills and are now channelling the spirit of 90s song-based death metal. It’s catchy, memorable and there’s more than a few twisting melodies and riffs that will stick in your head long after it’s stopped playing. Continue reading “Dawn of Disease – Worship the Grave (Review)”

Hellsworn – Repulsive Existence (Review)

HellswornHellsworn are a death metal band from the UK. This is their debut EP from a few years ago, re-released with a bonus track.

This may be from the UK, but it has SWEDISH DEATH METAL stamped all over it in giant, ugly letters. It’s raw, filthy and has enough chainsaws to keep any fan of the style happy.

Yes, yes, I know; do we really need another band playing this kind of thing? Well, as I sit here listening to it at the moment, I can only conclude that we do, as they’re currently Continue reading “Hellsworn – Repulsive Existence (Review)”

Witch Vomit – A Scream from the Tomb Below (Review)

Witch VomitThis is the début album from US death metal band Witch Vomit.

This is 31 minutes of old-school death metal that sounds as if it was torn straight out of the 90s.

Witch Vomit take the Swedish death metal sound and add Continue reading “Witch Vomit – A Scream from the Tomb Below (Review)”