Acephalix – Theothanatology (Review)

Acephalix - TheothanatologyAcephalix are a death metal band from the US and this is their fourth album.

Theothanatology, (which features a member of Draghkar/Vastum), is an album of blunt brutality, repeatedly slamming broken bits of gravestone into your head across 32 minutes of death metal barbarity. Continue reading “Acephalix – Theothanatology (Review)”

Tribal Gaze – The Nine Choirs (Review)

Tribal Gaze - The Nine ChoirsTribal Gaze are a death metal band from the US and this is their debut album.

The Nine Choirs is a 36-minute journey into death metal and hardcore territories that’s well-worn, yet feels fresh at the same time; Tribal Gaze take the old-school style and makes it absolutely massive, both through the mammoth sound of the record itself and how stupidly fun the music is. Tribal Gaze just destroy. Oh, and they have riffs for days. Continue reading “Tribal Gaze – The Nine Choirs (Review)”

Mortuous – Upon Desolation (Review)

Mortuous - Upon DesolationThis is the second album from US death metallers Mortuous.

Featuring current and ex-members of bands like Exhumed, Necrot, Rude, Swamp Witch, and VastumUpon Desolation contains 38 minutes of brutal doom-infected death metal carnage. Continue reading “Mortuous – Upon Desolation (Review)”

Phobophilic – Enveloping Absurdity (Review)

Phobophilic - Enveloping AbsurdityThis is the debut album from US death metallers Phobophilic.

Phobophilic combine the esoteric approach of Demilich, with the malevolent nature of Morbid Angel, and the crushing heaviness of Incantation. Fans of the output of bands such as Tomb Mold, Immolation, Worm, Ossuarium, Outer Heaven, and Blood Incantation need to pay attention to this. Continue reading “Phobophilic – Enveloping Absurdity (Review)”

Autophagy – Bacteriophage (Review)

Autophagy - BacteriophageThis is the debut album from US death metallers Autophagy.

Featuring an ex-member of Ritual Necromancy and Sempiternal Dusk, Bacteriophage contains 34 minutes of putrefying underground death metal. Continue reading “Autophagy – Bacteriophage (Review)”

Heads for the Dead – The Great Conjuration (Review)

Heads for the Dead - The Great ConjurationThis is the third album from Heads for the Dead, an international death metal band.

Heads for the Dead have produced a very enjoyable discography – Serpent’s CurseInto the Red, and Slash ‘n’ Roll – and now they have gone and added the 47-minute The Great Conjuration to this list. Continue reading “Heads for the Dead – The Great Conjuration (Review)”

Label Roundup: Godz Ov War Productions – Eradicate, Toughness, & Angrrsth/Czort (Reviews)

Wonderbox Metal gets sent a lot of new music, (which is great), but there’s no way that everything can get covered unfortunately, (which is not so great). This column hopes to redress this balance, if only slightly, by taking a look at a handful of releases that a record label has recently sent out that might have otherwise slipped through the cracks.

Godz Ov War Productions have released some good albums over the years, so now seemed as good a time as any to catch up with some of their latest output. According to the label, they are “an independent label dedicated to extreme music from the depths of the underground.”Let’s see what they’ve got… Continue reading “Label Roundup: Godz Ov War Productions – Eradicate, Toughness, & Angrrsth/Czort (Reviews)”

Live Burial – Curse of the Forlorn (Review)

Live Burial - Curse of the ForlornLive Burial are a UK death metal band and this is their third album.

2020’s Unending Futility was a decent slab of old-school death metal carnage. The band are now back with the 47-minute behemoth that is Curse of the Forlorn. Continue reading “Live Burial – Curse of the Forlorn (Review)”

Reeking Aura – Blood and Bonemeal (Review)

Reeking Aura - Blood and BonemealReeking Aura are a death metal band from the US and this is their debut album.

Blood and Bonemeal contains 34 minutes of gruesome death metal brought to us by current and ex-members of Afterbirth, Artificial Brain, Buckshot Facelift, Coma Cluster Void, Grey Skies Fallen, and Unearthly Trance. In other words, Reeking Aura bring a lot of experience to the table. Continue reading “Reeking Aura – Blood and Bonemeal (Review)”

Sedimentum – Suppuration Morphogénésiaque (Review)

Sedimentum - Suppuration MorphogénésiaqueSedimentum are a death metal band from Canada and this is their debut album.

Featuring a guitarist from Outre-Tombe, Suppuration Morphogénésiaque contains 39 minutes of filthy death metal. Sedimentum have a sound that’s dense and unforgiving. The band’s music is ugly and rotten, but underneath the surface it is well-crafted and delivered. Continue reading “Sedimentum – Suppuration Morphogénésiaque (Review)”