Pneuma Hagion – Voidgazer (Review)

Pneuma Hagion - VoidgazerThis is the debut album from Pneuma Hagion, a death metal band from the US.

Ugly and heavy, death metal like this feels like it should be able to swallow stars. You can hear influences from both black and doom metal, but mostly you can hear the sound of brutal nightmares forged into music. Continue reading “Pneuma Hagion – Voidgazer (Review)”

Faceless Burial – Speciation (Review)

Faceless Burial - SpeciationThis is the second album from Australian death metal band Faceless Burial.

Speciation contains 38 minutes of classic, old-school death metal. The formula for this sort of music may be tried and tested, but that doesn’t lessen its impact any when it’s done as effectively as it is here. Continue reading “Faceless Burial – Speciation (Review)”

Dark Divinity – Messianic (Review)

Dark Divinity - MessianicDark Divinity are a melodic death metal band from New Zealand, and this is their debut EP.

The promo blurn tells us that “Following in the footsteps of genre originators At the Gates, The Haunted & Dissection, the band also take cues from death/black metal acts such as Immortal, Morbid Angel & Death.” Bold words, but backed up by 18 minutes of music that cuts like a serrated knife, you’ll find no complaint from me. Continue reading “Dark Divinity – Messianic (Review)”

Xibalba – Años en Infierno (Review)

Xibalba - Años en InfiernoXibalba are a death metal/hardcore band from the US and this is their fourth album.

Prepare to be crushed! Both 2015’s Tierra y Libertad and 2017’s Diablo, Con Amor…Adios. did precisely this, and now Años en Infierno has arrived to do the same – crush. CRUSH!!!!! Continue reading “Xibalba – Años en Infierno (Review)”

I Am Destruction – Nascency (Review)

I Am Destruction - NascencyI Am Destruction are a death metal band from the US and this is their debut album.

Nascency combines the sounds of brutal death metal, slam, deathcore, and technical death metal, into 36 minutes of aggressive heaviness. Continue reading “I Am Destruction – Nascency (Review)”

Cemetery Filth – Dominion (Review)

Cemetery Filth - DominionThis is the debut album from Cemetery Filth, a death metal band from the US.

Inspired by old-school USDM of the Floridian kind, augmented with some European influences, this is 39 minutes of highly engaging death metal. Continue reading “Cemetery Filth – Dominion (Review)”

Perdition Temple – Sacraments of Descension (Review)

Perdition Temple - Sacraments of DescensionPerdition Temple are a death metal band from the US and this is their third album.

This is malignant death metal with a vicious blackened edge. Featuring current and ex-members of Angelcorpse, Amon, and Malevolent Creation, this is a veteran band that knows what they are doing with death metal. Continue reading “Perdition Temple – Sacraments of Descension (Review)”

Schizogen – Spawn of Almighty Essence (Review)

Schizogen - Spawn of Almighty EssenceSchizogen are a death metal band from Ukraine, and this is their second album.

Schizogen specialise in precisely executed brutal death metal. Spawn of Almighty Essence contains 39 minutes of ultra-brutality, replete with thick blast beats, fierce guitars, and murderous growls. Continue reading “Schizogen – Spawn of Almighty Essence (Review)”

Coffin Curse – Ceased to Be (Review)

Coffin Curse - Ceased to BeCoffin Curse are a death metal band from Chile and this is their debut album.

Here we have 40 minutes of classic death metal. It’s a simple and effective old-school formula that Coffin Curse have, and they use it very well indeed. Continue reading “Coffin Curse – Ceased to Be (Review)”

Murder Made God – Endless Return (Review)

Murder Made God - Endless ReturnThis is the third album from Greek death metallers Murder Made God.

Here we have 40 minutes of modern death metal, providing a sound that’s meaty and professional. Well-delivered and well-written, Endless Return is an album that impresses on first exposure, but definitely Continue reading “Murder Made God – Endless Return (Review)”