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

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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

Vomitile – Pure Eternal Hate (Review)

VomitileVomitile are a death metal band from Cyprus and this is their third album.

War and slaughter, that’s what Vomitile offer us on Pure Eternal Hate. The album title and cover adequately portray Vomitile’s brand of punishing death metal, and they give us 37 minutes of material to become battered and bruised by. Continue reading

Bestial Deform – …Ad Leones (Review)

Bestial DeformThis is the fifth album from Bestial Deform, a Russian death metal band.

Bestial Deform were created in 1990, so it’s safe to say they have a lot of experience playing death metal. This is their first album since 2005 and features both new songs and older ones that have been re-recorded.

The band play a Continue reading

Unmerciful – Ravenous Impulse (Review)

UnmercifulUnmerciful are a brutal death metal band from the US and this is their second album.

Here we have a combination of relentlessly savage death metal mixed in with some USDM influences, giving the band some groove to go along with the pounding blast beats. I hear elements of Cannibal CorpseSuffocation, Morbid Angel and Hate Eternal in their sound – all upgraded with a thoroughly modern delivery and precision of assault.

However, it’s the speed that is the real thing here. Unmerciful like to play fast, that’s for sure. The drumming is hugely Continue reading

Fractured Insanity – Man Made Hell (Review)

Fractured InsanityThis is Fractured Insanity’s third album. They are a death metal band from Belgium.

Fractured Insanity play brutal death metal that’s intense and well-written. Although this is predominantly on the brutal end of the spectrum, there’s also elements of technicality at play here, which just adds further depth to the music.

Think a combination of Nile, Behemoth, Severe Torture, Malevolent Continue reading

Abnormality – Mechanisms of Omniscience (Review)

AbnormalityAbnormality are a Death Metal band from the US. This is their second album.

Abnormality’s 2012 début album Contaminating the Hive Mind was a standout slab of unrelenting brutality, really placing them highly in the extreme Metal hierarchy in my mind.

Well, it’s been four long years, but now Continue reading