Live Burial – Unending Futility (Review)

Live Burial - Unending FutilityThis is the second album from Live Burial, a death metal band from the UK.

Featuring current and ex-members of Horrified, Live Burial play old-school death metal, and Unending Futility provides 41 minutes of engaging material for fans of the style to lose themselves in. Continue reading

Wombbath – Choirs of the Fallen (Review)

Wombbath - Choirs of the FallenWombbath are a Swedish death metal band and this is their fourth album.

SWEDISH DEATH METAL!!! Yeah! Wombbath return to give us another 50 minutes of the good stuff. I have a soft spot for this style that’s undeniable, but Wombbath have proven their worth in the past. Featuring members of bands such as Ashcloud, Henry Kane, Just Before Dawn, Gods Forsaken, Heads for the Dead, Ursinne, Repulsive Vision, and many others, you know that the style is in experienced hands before even pressing play. Continue reading

Plague – Portraits of Mind (Review)

Plague - Portraits of MindPlague are a Greek death metal band and this is their debut album.

Plague are an old-school death metal band that take influence from the 90s American scene, but do so in such a way that they seem to make it their own. This is ultimately a chunky slab of timeless death metal, shot through with classic influences, as well as some modern ones too. Despite an obvious debt to the mighty Death, the music has its own personality and brutal charm that can’t be denied. Continue reading

Macabre Demise – Awakening (Review)

Macabre Demise - AwakeningMacabre Demise is a one-man death metal band from Germany. This is the project’s third album.

Now here’s a band that always seems to hit the spot for me. Both 2015’s Homicidal Parasites and 2017’s Apocalypse demonstrated in no uncertain terms how effective Macabre Demise’s music could be, and now we’re treated to a third full-length. Continue reading

Strigoi – Abandon All Faith (Review)

Strigoi - Abandon All FaithThis is the debut album from UK death metal band Strigoi.

Brought to us from the guitarist of Paradise Lost, rising out of the ashes of his Vallenfyre project, he’s joined on Srigoi by members of both bands, (one of which is also an ex-member of Extreme Noise Terror), giving us 44 minutes of engaging and individual death metal. Continue reading

Orthodoxy – Novus Lux Dominus (Review)

Orthodoxy - Novus Lux DominusThis is the debut album from Spanish death metallers Orthodoxy.

On their first record Orthodoxy deliver 43 minutes of death metal that’s dark and malevolent. Taking influence from old-school death metal acts, (such as Incantation and Immolation, but without being limited to these), Novus Lux Dominus is a satisfying example of an album that’s both crushingly heavy and atmospherically malignant. Continue reading

Paganizer – The Tower of the Morbid (Review)

Paganizer - The Tower of the MorbidPaganizer are a Swedish death metal band and this is their eleventh album.

Paganizer are a very well-respected band with an imposing body of work, (we’ve covered On the Outskirts of Hades and Land of Weeping Souls in the past). Brought to us by the legendary Rogga Johansson, (Echelon, Megascavenger, The Grotesquery, Those Who Bring the Torture, Just Before Dawn, Ursinne, and many more!), The Tower of the Morbid is 38 minutes of Grade A Swedish death metal ready to destroy. Continue reading

Coffin Rot – A Monument to the Dead (Review)

Coffin Rot - A Monument to the DeadThis is the debut album from US death metallers Coffin Rot.

Coffin Rot’s self-titled demo from last year made an impression, so how could I pass up on the band’s first full-length? All four tracks from that demo have made it to A Monument for the Dead, with the 32-minute running time rounded out by a further four new tracks. Continue reading