Crypt Rot/Cringe – Nocturnal Deterioration | Memento Mori – Split (Review)

Crypt Rot CringeCrypt Rot are a death metal band and Cringer are a crossover thrash band, both are from the US and they have teamed up for this split release.

Kicking us off with 11 minutes of very enjoyable Swedish-styled death metal is Crypt Rot. Continue reading

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Mammoth Grinder – Cosmic Crypt (Review)

Mammoth GrinderMammoth Grinder are a death metal band from the US and this is their fourth album.

Featuring current and ex-members of bands such as Darkest Hour, Iron Reagan, and Power Trip, it seems like an age since we’ve had a new album from this group of metallic miscreants, but now the wonderfully named Mammoth Grinder are Continue reading

Come Back from the Dead – Caro Data Vermibus (Review)

Come Back from the DeadCome Back from the Dead are a Spanish death metal band and this is their latest EP.

This is old-school death metal played in the best of ways – filthy, nasty, and full of darkness. Caro Data Vermibus offers us 16 minutes of this ugliness. Continue reading

Dirtyprotest – Hellstorm (Review)

DirtyprotestDirtyprotest are an Irish death metal band and this is their debut album.

Essentially a one-man band with a main guest singer, (and some additional ones too), Hellstorm offers up 35 minutes of classic death metal. It’s old-school and has a predilection for the Swedish style – what’s not to like? Continue reading

Prolefeed/Henry Kane – The Mass Forfeiture of Collective Responsibility – Split (Review)

Prolefeed Henry KaneProlefeed are a UK grindcore band and Henry Kane is a one-man Swedish deathgrinder.

We last met Prolefeed on their very enjoyable split with War All the Time, and they open this release with a fast and furious 13 minutes of aural mayhem. Continue reading

Bloodstrike – Execution of Violence (Review)

BloodstrikeThis is the second album from US death metallers Bloodstrike.

I like Bloodstrike a lot. There’s just something extremely satisfying about their no-frills take on old-school death metal. Their music rages and burns with the best of them, but also has an inherent honesty and authenticity that I find greatly appealing. Continue reading