Pathology – The Everlasting Plague (Review)

Pathology - The Everlasting PlagueThis is the eleventh album from US death metallers Pathology.

Both 2017’s Pathology and 2019’s Reborn to Kill were brutally fun records to listen to. What of The Everlasting Plague?

Unexpectedly lengthy, (relatively speaking), at 41 minutes in Continue reading “Pathology – The Everlasting Plague (Review)”

Vomit the Soul – Cold (Review)

Vomit the Soul - ColdThis is the third album from Vomit the Soul, an Italian death metal band.

Featuring current and ex-members of Bloodtruth and Septycal Gorge, Vomit the Soul play brutal slam death metal. Continue reading “Vomit the Soul – Cold (Review)”

Signs of the Swarm – Absolvere (Review)

Signs of the Swarm - AbsolvereThis is the fourth album from US deathcore/death metal band Signs of the Swarm.

Both 2017’s The Disfigurement of Existence and 2019’s Vital Deprivation were crushingly effective records, which has made me quite excited for Absolvere. With a change of album art style, has there been a change of sound too? Continue reading “Signs of the Swarm – Absolvere (Review)”

Vulvodynia – Praenuntius Infiniti (Review)

Vulvodynia - Praenuntius InfinitiThis is the fourth album from South African death metallers Vulvodynia.

After 2016’s Psychosadistic Design and 2019’s Mob Rules, it’s great to once more be exposed to Vulvodynia’s brand of deathcore-laced brutal slamming death metal. There’s a whopping 57-minutes of violent content on Praenuntius Infiniti. Although I was initially concerned about this, as that length is a bit of a push for this sort of punishing material, it turns out that the band have done their best to make good use of the time. Continue reading “Vulvodynia – Praenuntius Infiniti (Review)”

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)”

Virulence of Misconduct – Infected (Review)

Virulence of Misconduct - InfectedThis is the debut album from international brutal deathcore band Virulence of Misconduct.

Infected comes roaring out of the underground like a possessed daemon in a bloodthirsty rage. It’s only 25 minutes long, but that’s all you need when you’re selling this sort of thundering slam. Continue reading “Virulence of Misconduct – Infected (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)”

Ingested – Where Only Gods May Tread (Review)

Ingested - Where Only Gods May TreadThis is the fifth album from UK death metallers Ingested.

Following on from 2018’s The Level Above Human, Where Only Gods May Tread finds the band on top form, and continuing to develop their sound to incorporate wider elements, while still mainly providing the sheer bludgeoning that made Continue reading “Ingested – Where Only Gods May Tread (Review)”