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)”

Unmerciful – Wrath Encompassed (Review)

Unmerciful - Wrath EncompassedUnmerciful are a US death metal band and this is their third album.

After 2016’s Ravenous Impulse, the band are now back with a new vocalist and drummer, with 38 minutes of brutal death metal for us to get beaten around by. Continue reading “Unmerciful – Wrath Encompassed (Review)”

A Vile Desolate Sands Tour – Nile/Hate Eternal/Vitriol/Omophagia – Manchester Club Academy, 24/09/19 (Live Review)

Nile Tour Manchester

Tonight’s entertainment comes in the form of a first-rate death metal bill. Let’s dive in! Continue reading “A Vile Desolate Sands Tour – Nile/Hate Eternal/Vitriol/Omophagia – Manchester Club Academy, 24/09/19 (Live Review)”

Mass Infection – Shadows Became Flesh (Review)

Mass Infection - Shadows Became FleshMass Infection are a Greek death metal band and this is their fourth album.

2014’s For I Am Genocide was a prime slab of raging death metal. Now featuring the drummer of the savage Hideous Divinity, Mass Infection are back with their latest release that contains 37 minutes of utter darkness. Continue reading “Mass Infection – Shadows Became Flesh (Review)”

Hate Eternal – Upon Desolate Sands (Review)

Hate Eternal - Upon Desolate SandsHate Eternal are a US death metal band and this is their seventh album.

Muscular and taut, Hate Eternal are a band that channel the sheer primal force that death metal is capable of. The band’s music is technical and brutal, but not massively overly so in either direction, preferring instead to Continue reading “Hate Eternal – Upon Desolate Sands (Review)”

Engulf – Gold and Rust (Review)

EngulfThis is the second EP from Engulf, a death metal solo act from the US.

This 11-minute EP wastes no time in establishing the dominance of its brutal death metal assault. This is music that takes no prisoners in its quest to lay waste to everything and everyone around it. Continue reading “Engulf – Gold and Rust (Review)”