Cast the Stone – Empyrean Atrophy (Review)

Cast the StoneCast the Stone are a death metal band from the US and this is their latest EP.

An EP this may be, but we still get a meaty 27 minutes of material to tear into. Featuring current and ex-members of bands such as Scour, Cattle Decapitation, and Misery Index, (among others), this release draws on the individual band members’ experience, but easily stands as its own distinct entity. Continue reading

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Crawl – Rituals (Review)

CrawlThis is the debut album from Swedish death metallers Crawl.

Four things made me quite excited to hear this album, even before I really knew too much about it. The first is that it’s coming out on the always reliable Transcending Obscurity Records, (who have been especially Continue reading

Wombripper – From the Depths of Flesh (Review)

WombripperWombripper are a Russian death metal band and this is their debut album.

After really enjoying the band’s debut EP – Infected Tomb – I was only thinking recently that I wanted to hear some more from Wombripper, and now, as if out of nowhere, appears the band’s debut album. BOOM! Continue reading

Eroded – Necropath (Review)

ErodedEroded are an Italian death metal band and this is their second album.

Featuring 35 minutes of 90s-styled old-school death metal, Eroded have produced a worthy and enjoyable album here. With war metal influences, (musically, if not thematically), and a Scandinavian veneer, Necropath is Hellishly good fun.

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Gutter Instinct – Heirs of Sisyphus (Review)

Gutter InstinctThis is the second album from Gutter Instinct, a Swedish death metal band.

Ahh, I love the sound of Swedish death metal crushing its enemies in the morning, (what’s left of it at least – see later). This is especially the case when the style has a malignant blackened sheen to it, as it does with Gutter Instinct’s malevolent output. Having said that, with every release Gutter Instinct change and refine their sound, and this is true of this latest release, as we’ll see. Continue reading

Interview with Lik

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I like the Swedish death metal sound very much. Very, very much indeed. Which is why I absolutely love the new Lik album, the appropriately-titled Carnage. Full of classic death metal with the right combination of songs and attitude, it’s time to unleash the chainsaws and get cutting.

Lik’s drummer Christofer managed to give me a bit more information on the band, without me losing any limbs in the process… Continue reading