Ominous Scriptures – Rituals of Mass Self-Ignition (Review)

Ominous Scriptures - Rituals of Mass Self-IgnitionOminous Scriptures are a death metal band from Belarus and this is their third album.

Featuring current and ex-members of Relics of Humanity, Rituals of Mass Self-Ignition is a 30-minute brutal death metal album that’s unforgiving and merciless. Continue reading “Ominous Scriptures – Rituals of Mass Self-Ignition (Review)”

Kohnerah – Ominous Ubiquitous (Review)

Kohnerah - Ominous UbiquitousKohnerah are a death metal band from the US and this is their debut album.

Here we have a 33-minute death metal album that doesn’t mess around. Packed with spiked riffs and slaughterous growls, Kohnerah have birthed a monster. Continue reading “Kohnerah – Ominous Ubiquitous (Review)”

Desecrate the Faith – III (Review)

Desecrate the Faith - IIIThis is the third album from US death metallers Desecrate the Faith.

Despite being on the longer side for brutal death metal, I really enjoyed 2017’s Unholy Infestation, so it’s great to finally have some new material from this savage band. III is a merciless beast that spends 49 minutes defiling and desecrating everything sacred, via ten tracks of skull-shattering brutal death metal. Continue reading “Desecrate the Faith – III (Review)”

Inhuman Depravity – The Experimendead (Review)

Inhuman Depravity - The ExperimenThis is the second album from Turkish death metal band Inhuman Depravity.

The Experimendead delivers 34 minutes of technical brutality. If you’re partial to bands such as Abnormality, Deeds of Flesh, Severe Torture, and Suffocation, then you should get on well with Inhuman Depravity’s work. Continue reading “Inhuman Depravity – The Experimendead (Review)”

Introtyl – Adfectus (Review)

Introtyl - AdfectusIntrotyl are a Mexican death metal band and this is their second album.

Introtyl play pure, 90s-influenced old-school death metal, and do so with skill. The band deliver eight songs in 31 minutes, and don’t mess around. Think along the lines of Monstrosity, Deicide, and Suffocation, and you’ll be on the right lines. Continue reading “Introtyl – Adfectus (Review)”

Undeath – It’s Time​.​.​.​to Rise from the Grave (Review)

Undeath - It's Time​.​.​.​to Rise from the GraveUndeath are a death metal band from the US and this is their second album.

I thoroughly enjoyed 2020’s Lesions of a Different Kind, so now that the band are back with 36 minutes of festering new material, I’m ready. At least, I though I was; It’s Time​.​.​.​to Rise from the Grave is better than I could have hoped for. Continue reading “Undeath – It’s Time​.​.​.​to Rise from the Grave (Review)”

Label Roundup: Nuclear Blast Records – Northtale, Suffocation, & Hammerfall (Reviews)

Wonderbox Metal gets sent a lot of new music, (which is great), but there’s no way that everything can get covered unfortunately, (which is not so great). This new column hopes to redress this balance, if only slightly, by taking a look at a handful of releases that a record label has recently sent out that might have otherwise slipped through the cracks.

Nuclear Blast is a record label that should need very little introduction, as the label has released so many classic albums over the decades. As such, lets just dive right in to some of their latest releases… Continue reading “Label Roundup: Nuclear Blast Records – Northtale, Suffocation, & Hammerfall (Reviews)”

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)”

Marasmus – Necrotic Overlord (Review)

Marasmus - Necrotic OverlordMarasmus are a death metal band from the US and this is their third album.

Featuring a member of Unmerciful, Marasmus play brutal death metal and spend 39 minutes furiously battering the listener with waves of blasting aggression and torrents of hatred. Continue reading “Marasmus – Necrotic Overlord (Review)”

Spectrum of Delusion – Neoconception (Review)

Spectrum of Delusion - NeoconceptionThis is the second album from Spectrum of Delusion, a death metal band from the Netherlands.

Neoconception features 44 minutes of technical/progressive death metal. The promo blurb states that “Neoconception will strongly appeal to fans of groups such as Spawn of Possession, Suffocation, Obscura, Defeated Sanity, The Faceless, Blotted Science, and Nile“. Hard to argue, although I’d also add groups like Gorod, Beyond Creation, and Aronious. Continue reading “Spectrum of Delusion – Neoconception (Review)”