Cognitive – Malevolent Thoughts of a Hastened Extinction (Review)

Cognitive - Malevolent Thoughts of a Hastened ExtinctionThis is the fourth album from US death metallers Cognitive.

I’ve enjoyed following Cognitive’s career, from 2016’s Deformity, through 2018’s Matricide, to their newest album Malevolent Thoughts of a Hastened Extinction, which brings 41 minutes of roaring modern technical death metal to our weary ears. Does it wake us from our lethargy and fire us up with the spirit of death metal’s aggressive energy? Continue reading “Cognitive – Malevolent Thoughts of a Hastened Extinction (Review)”

Distant – Dusk of Anguish (Review)

Distant - Dusk of AnguishThis is the latest EP from Distant, a deathcore band from the Netherlands.

Distant never seem to disappoint. From 2019’s Tyrannotophia to 2020’s Dawn of Corruption, they’ve revealed themselves to be a reliable and enjoyable exemplar of modern hyper-heavy deathcore. Continue reading “Distant – Dusk of Anguish (Review)”

Bonecarver – Evil (Review)

Bonecarver - EvilBonecarver are a Spanish death metal band and this is their debut album.

Evil features 39 minutes of modern brutality. The band, (previously known as Cannibal Grandpa), have a style that encapsulates elements of slam and deathcore, but primarily consists of a modern brand of brutal death metal that has simply absorbed these other strains of heaviness into itself, along with a few other elements as we’ll see. Continue reading “Bonecarver – Evil (Review)”

Distant – Dawn of Corruption (Review)

Distant - Dawn of CorruptionThis is the latest EP from Distant, a deathcore band from the Netherlands.

Sometimes you just want a hit of something thunderously heavy. 2019’s Tyrannotophia was one such hit, (more like a smash), so when Dawn of Corruption was unveiled, I knew I was in for a fresh beating. Continue reading “Distant – Dawn of Corruption (Review)”

Organectomy – Existential Disconnect (Review)

Organectomy - Existential Disconnect

Organectomy are a New Zealand death metal band and this is their second album.

2017’s Domain of the Wretched arrived with a bang, a whirlwind of spine-ripping aggression, and a surprisingly well-rounded offer. Continue reading “Organectomy – Existential Disconnect (Review)”

Abhorrent Deformity – Slaughter Monolith (Review)

Abhorrent DeformityAbhorrent Deformity are a death metal band from the US and this is their second album.

Abhorrent Deformity deal in brutal death metal. The follow up to 2015’s Entity of Malevolence, Slaughter Monolith continues its bloody, violent rampage through the death metal suburbs, taking no prisoners and sparing no civilians. Continue reading “Abhorrent Deformity – Slaughter Monolith (Review)”

Mouldered – Chronology of a Rotten Mind (Review)

MoulderedThis is the debut album from Colombian death metal band Mouldered.

Mouldered play violent, gruesome, brutal death metal. It’s uncompromising and ugly, just as you would want from this kind of thing. Continue reading “Mouldered – Chronology of a Rotten Mind (Review)”

Pathology – Pathology (Review)

PathologyPathology are a US death metal band and this is their ninth album.

Lamentation opens the album and immediately sets the tone for the next 32 minutes. This is hideously sickening brutal death metal, the type you’ll either love or hate. Continue reading “Pathology – Pathology (Review)”

A Trust Unclean – Parturition (Review)

A Trust UncleanA Trust Unclean are a death metal band from the UK and this is their latest EP.

Look at that album cover. Go on, take a good look. Now, how could you not want to listen to anything that has that adorning it? Continue reading “A Trust Unclean – Parturition (Review)”

Vomit Remnants – Hyper Groove Brutality (Review)

Vomit RemnantsThis is the second album from Japanese brutal death metallers Vomit Remnants.

Okay. The band is called Vomit Remnants. The album is called Hyper Groove Brutality. How in the Hell could I not listen to this immediately?

Although this is only Continue reading “Vomit Remnants – Hyper Groove Brutality (Review)”