Phlebotomized – Clouds of Confusion (Review)

Phlebotomized - Clouds of ConfusionPhlebotomized are a progressive death metal band from the Netherlands and this is their fourth album.

Phlebotomized play a creative form of death metal that combines progressive structuring and ideas with melodic grace, technical skills, and moments of outright brutality. Across 47 minutes they craft a journey of texture and detail on an unconventional death metal canvas. Continue reading “Phlebotomized – Clouds of Confusion (Review)”

Blindfolded and Led to the Woods – Rejecting Obliteration (Review)

Blindfolded and Led to the Woods - Rejecting ObliterationThis is the fourth album from Blindfolded and Led to the Woods, a death metal band from New Zealand.

Blindfolded and Led to the Woods play a modern form of death metal that combines progressive, technical, and avant-garde elements together into a savagely impactful package. Rejecting Obliteration is 45 minutes of surprisingly rich extremity. Continue reading “Blindfolded and Led to the Woods – Rejecting Obliteration (Review)”

Voidceremony – Threads of Unknowing (Review)

Voidceremony - Threads of UnknowingThis is the second album from US death metallers Voidceremony.

Featuring members of Decrepisy, Cauldron Black Ram, Mournful CongregationAtramentus, Worm, and First Fragment, it’s clear a lot of talent and experience has gone into Threads of Unknowing, and this is reason enough to check out Voidceremony. Then the promo blurb goes and tells me Continue reading “Voidceremony – Threads of Unknowing (Review)”

Asystole – Siren to Blight (Review)

Asystole - Siren to BlightAsystole are a death metal band from the US and this is their debut album.

Siren to Blight contains 29 minutes of death metal that the promo blurb says is influenced by bands such as Gorguts, Virus, Krallice, Cryptopsy, and Anata. Continue reading “Asystole – Siren to Blight (Review)”

Contrarian – Sage of Shekhinah (Review)

Contrarian - Sage of ShekhinahThis is the fifth album from US progressive death metallers Contrarian.

New Contrarian! Cast your mind and ears back over Polemic, To Perceive Is to Suffer, Their Worm Never Dies, and Only Time Will Tell, and you’ll find a band that has never released a bad album. I have a long-running soft spot for this band, but one that’s well-deserved. Contrarian are the sound of pure satisfying enjoyment in progressive death metal form. Continue reading “Contrarian – Sage of Shekhinah (Review)”

Gorod – The Orb (Review)

Gorod - The OrbThis is the seventh album from French death metal band Gorod.

It has been a while since I caught up with Gorod, (2015’s A Maze of Recycled Creeds), which is definitely my loss. Now that we have The Orb, it’s time to rectify that. Across 42 minutes, (including a cover of a song by The Doors), Gorod showcase exactly what they’re made of and why they are so highly regarded in technical and progressive death metal circles. Continue reading “Gorod – The Orb (Review)”

Entheos – Time Will Take Us All (Review)

Entheos - Time Will Take Us AllEntheos are a progressive death metal band from the US and this is their third album.

Entheos play a technical and progressive form of modern death metal. Time Will Take Us All offers 40 minutes of complexity and intricate delivery. This is then melded with the melodic strands of modern death metal as well as the Continue reading “Entheos – Time Will Take Us All (Review)”

Anachronism – Meanders (Review)

Anachronism - MeandersAnachronism are a death metal band from Switzerland and this is their third album.

Meanders combines elements of the dissonant, progressive, and technical styles into a 33-minute behemoth of brutal exploratory soundscapes. If you’re a fan of bands such as Gorguts, Ulcerate, Artificial Brain, and Ad Nauseam, then this is for you. Continue reading “Anachronism – Meanders (Review)”

Monthly Overview – the Best of November 2022

November has a track record of producing some very strong metal records, and it seems that the November of 2022 is no different. Bask in the glory of the below metallic offerings! Continue reading “Monthly Overview – the Best of November 2022”