Imperium – Ex Mortis Gloria (Review)

Imperium - Ex Mortis GloriaImperium are a technical Death Metal band from the UK. This is their third album.

It’s been six years since 2016’s monstrous Titanomachy, which was a very satisfyingly brutal record. Imperium are now back though, with 48 minutes of new material, and they are taking no prisoners. Continue reading “Imperium – Ex Mortis Gloria (Review)”

Imperathron – Mors est Veritas (Review)

Imperathron - Mors est VeritasImperathron are a blackened death metal band from Chile, and this is their debut album.

Mors est Veritas is a 31-minute powerhouse of hostility and blasting heaviness. With a foundation of death metal of the Hate Eternal variety, Imperathron build on this with blackened structures that recall some of Belphegor‘s work. Continue reading “Imperathron – Mors est Veritas (Review)”

Werewolves – From the Cave to the Grave (Review)

Werewolves - From the Cave to the GraveThis is the third album from Australian blackened death metal band Werewolves.

Containing current and ex-members of like Akercocke, King, Pestilence, Psycroptic, and many more, a lot of experience has gone into the creation of Werewolves’ new album. From the Cave to the Grave contains 35 minutes of monstrous metallic mayhem, and the band are on fire. Continue reading “Werewolves – From the Cave to the Grave (Review)”

Heaving Earth – Darkness of God (Review)

Heaving Earth - Darkness of GodHeaving Earth are a death metal band from Czechia and this is their second album.

Seven long years have passed since we last heard from Heaving Earth on 2015’s crushing Denouncing the Holy Throne. The band have finally returned with 49 minutes of new material, as well as a new line up, (including a new singer who is also in Brutally Deceased and Somniate, and session drums from the drummer of Hideous Divinity/Nero di Marte). Do they still have what it takes to pulverise and destroy with their mere presence? Continue reading “Heaving Earth – Darkness of God (Review)”

Necrophagous – In Chaos Ascend (Review)

Necrophagous - In Chaos AscendThis is the debut album from Necrophagous, a death metal band from Sweden.

Featuring ex-members of Visceral Bleeding and Entrails, In Chaos Ascend contains 45 minutes of groove-laden, blast beat-driven timeless death metal.

The promo blurb compares Necrophagous’ sound to a combination of the above two bands, along with Continue reading “Necrophagous – In Chaos Ascend (Review)”

Diabolizer – Khalkedonian Death (Review)

Diabolizer - Khalkedonian DeathThis is the debut album from Turkish death metallers Diabolizer.

Featuring members of Burial Invocation, Engulfed, and Hyperdontia, Khalkedonian Death contains 46 minutes of brutally aggressive death metal savagery. Continue reading “Diabolizer – Khalkedonian Death (Review)”

Nephren-Ka – From Agony to Transcendence (Review)

Nephren-Ka - From Agony to TranscendenceNephren-Ka are a French death metal band and this is their third album.

The return of Nephren-Ka sees them bring us a new lineup, (including a new singer), and a few more blackened influences. Other than that, we’re once again in for a brutal ride of Dune-flavoured death metal. I loved 2013’s The Fall of Omnius and 2017’s La Grande Guerre de L’Epice, and now From Agony to Transcendence looks set to inflate my already high impressions of this superlative band. Continue reading “Nephren-Ka – From Agony to Transcendence (Review)”

Cannibal Corpse – Violence Unimagined (Review)

Cannibal Corpse - Violence UnimaginedThis is the fifteenth album from legendary death metallers Cannibal Corpse.

Following on from 2017’s Red Before Black, the masters of gore have returned with another crushing 43 minutes of new material. Continue reading “Cannibal Corpse – Violence Unimagined (Review)”

Foretoken – Ruin (Review)

Foretoken - RuinThis is the debut album from US black/death metal band Foretoken.

So, you fancy a good-sized chunk of Scandinavian death metal? That’s no problem, take your pick. What’s that? You also want a decent black metal influence to be felt? That’s easily done. Now you want a take on the style that’s highly melodic too? Sure, Continue reading “Foretoken – Ruin (Review)”