Bekor Qilish – Throes of Death from the Dreamed Nihilism (Review)

Bekor Qilish - Throes of Death from the Dreamed NihilismThis is the debut album from Bekor Qilish, an extreme metal solo act from Italy.

Across 28 minutes the artist behind this band delivers his vision for extreme metal – a complex and layered avant-garde assault on the senses. Blending the technical and progressive strains of black and death metal into an experimental extreme metal framework, Throes of Death from the Dreamed Nihilism is a jarring and unfriendly piece of work, that nonetheless rewards connoisseurs of esoteric underground extremity. Continue reading “Bekor Qilish – Throes of Death from the Dreamed Nihilism (Review)”

Exocrine – The Hybrid Suns (Review)

Exocrine - The Hybrid SunsThis is the fifth album from French death metallers Exocrine.

Exocrine have a good reputation around these parts, (see 2018’s Molten Giant and 2020’s Maelstrom), so I’m pleased to say that on new platter The Hybrid Suns the band have done nothing to tarnish this. Quite the opposite, in fact. Continue reading “Exocrine – The Hybrid Suns (Review)”

Inanimate Existence – The Masquerade (Review)

Inanimate Existence - The MasqueradeInanimate Existence are a US progressive death metal band and this is their sixth album.

A new Inanimate Existence album is always welcome. They’re a reliable and enjoyable act, (see here, here, here, and here), and I always look forward to hearing them. The Masquerade delivers 40 minutes of new material that more than adheres to the quality standards that the band have set for themselves so far. Continue reading “Inanimate Existence – The Masquerade (Review)”

Azaab – Summoning the Cataclysm (Review)

Azaab - Summoning the CataclysmAzaab are a death metal band from Pakistan and this is their debut album.

Summoning the Catalysm features 38 minutes of professional death metal. It’s brutal and aggressive, and boasts both technical flourishes and progressive enhancements, all delivered in a lean 38 minutes, (and there’s a decent Decapitated cover too). Continue reading “Azaab – Summoning the Cataclysm (Review)”

Artificial Brain – Artificial Brain (Review)

Artificial Brain - Artificial BrainThis is the third album from US technical death metal band Artificial Brain.

The follow up to 2017’s very well-received Infrared HorizonArtificial Brain contains 46 minutes of new material, and is brought to us from current and ex-members of bands such as Aeviterne, Afterbirth, Buckshot Facelift, Coma Cluster VoidGrey Skies Fallen, and Revocation. Continue reading “Artificial Brain – Artificial Brain (Review)”

Origin – Chaosmos (Review)

Origin - ChaosmosThis is the eighth album from US death metallers Origin.

It seems like Unparalleled Existence only came out a couple of years ago, but it was actually 2017. Time certainly flies. Still, at least Origin have now returned, bringing us the 46-minute beast that is Chaosmos. Continue reading “Origin – Chaosmos (Review)”

Cosmic Putrefaction – Crepuscular Dirge for the Blessed Ones (Review)

Cosmic Putrefaction - Crepuscular Dirge for the Blessed OnesThis is the third album from, Cosmic Putrefaction, a one-man death metal band from Italy.

Following on from 2020’s The Horizons Towards Which Splendour Withers, Crepuscular Dirge for the Blessed Ones contains 42 minutes of new material. Brought to us by the artist behind Summit and Vertebra Atlantis, Cosmic Putrefaction’s music consists of progressive death metal augmented with doom and black metal highlights. Continue reading “Cosmic Putrefaction – Crepuscular Dirge for the Blessed Ones (Review)”

Aeviterne – The Ailing Facade (Review)

Aeviterne - The Ailing FacadeAeviterne are a death metal band from the US and this is their debut album.

Aeviterne contain current and ex-members of bands such as Artificial Brain, Tombs, and Pillory, and play a brutal form of death metal with experimental tendencies. Continue reading “Aeviterne – The Ailing Facade (Review)”

Arkaik – Labyrinth of Hungry Ghosts (Review)

Arkaik - Labyrinth of Hungry GhostsThis is the sixth album from US death metallers Arkaik.

Back now with a new lineup, (featuring current and ex-members of Singularity, Alterbeast, Dessiderium, and Nullingroots), Labyrinth of Hungry Ghosts boasts 48 minutes of new material. Both 2015’s Lucid Dawn and 2017’s Nemethia were very likeable records, so Arkaik’s new one carries a certain level of expectation. Spoiler alert – it’s been exceeded. Continue reading “Arkaik – Labyrinth of Hungry Ghosts (Review)”