Desecresy – The Mortal Horizon (Review)

DesecresyThis is the fifth album from Desecresy, a death metal band from Finland.

Both Chasmic Transcendence and Stoic Death made very positive impressions on me, with the band’s heavy, old-school approach ticking all of the right boxes. Continue reading

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Deny the Urge – As Darkness Falls (Review)

Deny the UrgeThis is Deny the Urge’s third album. They’re from Germany and play death metal.

Deny the Urge’s debut album Subsequent Confrontation was a real underground gem of an album, but now, well over a decade later, it’s like listening to a different band. Which is understandable when you take a look at the Continue reading

Execration – Return to the Void (Review)

ExecrationThis is the fourth album by Execration, a Norwegian death metal band.

I’m a huge fan of Execration’s third album Morbid Dimensions, and it even made the number two slot on my best of 2014 end of year list, so stuffed full of technical/progressive death metal goodness was it. Continue reading

Temple of Void – Lords of Death (Review)

Temple of VoidTemple of Void are a death/doom band from the US and this is their second album.

Now here’s one I’ve been really looking forward to. Of Terror and the Supernatural was one of my absolute favourite releases of 2014, and it seems like it has been a very long wait for this new one. Continue reading

Exist – So True, So Bound (Review)

ExistExist are a progressive/technical death metal band from the US and this is their second album.

Exist have taken the torch from forerunners such as Atheist, Death, and Cynic, and are truly running with it. This means we get an old-school influenced version of the progressive/technical death metal style, as laid down by the aforementioned masters, despite the modern veneer and sparkling production. Continue reading