Alluvial – Sarcoma (Review)

Alluvial - SarcomaThis is the second album from Alluvial, a modern death metal band from the US.

Sarcoma contains 38 minutes of progressive death metal. Alluvial fuse their modern approach to the style with technical, progressive, and atmospheric flourishes, yet do so in a restrained song-based way. This results in songs that are atypical expressions of Continue reading “Alluvial – Sarcoma (Review)”

Cordyceps – Betrayal (Review)

Cordyceps - BetrayalThis is the debut album from US death metallers Cordyceps.

Cordyceps play brutal death metal, filled with vicious slams and streaks of technicality. Across 32 minutes the band brutalise and punish the listener, with crushing chugs, face-melting blasts, and guttural vocals. Continue reading “Cordyceps – Betrayal (Review)”

Pyrexia – Unholy Requiem (Review)

PyrexiaThis is the latest album from US death metal band Pyrexia.

2013’s Feast of Iniquity was an enjoyable enough slab of devastation, but one that ultimately, after repeat listens, fell short in many regards. Unholy Requiem, however, blasts and grooves its way into the world with a renewed sense of passion and furore. The Pyrexia of 2018 clearly mean business. Continue reading “Pyrexia – Unholy Requiem (Review)”

Throne of Botis – Hymns of Homicide (Review)

Throne of BotisThrone of Botis are a death metal band from the US and this is their debut EP.

This is brutal death metal in the American style, with plenty of weight and muscularity in their sound. For fans of Defeated Sanity, Suffocation, Dying Fetus, Cannibal Corpse, Deeds of Flesh, Pyrexia, Internal Bleeding, etc.

The band offer up 17 minutes of Continue reading “Throne of Botis – Hymns of Homicide (Review)”

Pyrexia – Feast of Iniquity (Review)

PyrexiaPyrexia are from the US and play Death Metal. This is their fourth album.

The band play Brutal Death Metal which has a Slam/Hardcore/Groove side to it; Suffocation-style USDM gone the way of Kataklysm.

An acid-etched sound with pounding drums and guitars like stone; the band kick up a maelstrom of dust and leave devastation in their wake.

As the album progresses it reminds me strongly of the aforementioned Katakylsm and their combination of blasting and groovier rffing. Pyrexia employ pretty much the same formula and even the vocalist is similar in style; raw growls that are obviously Death Metal but not quite deep enough to be truly extreme.

The short songs and relatively short nature of the album mean it’s over quickly and overall leaves a positive impression.

If you like a bit of heavy groove with your Death Metal then look up Pyrexia and give them a try.