Dominant – The Summoning (Review)

DominantDominant are a Norwegian technical death metal band and this is their debut EP.

This is a 20-minute EP showcasing Dominant’s own brand of death metal. What does it sound like? Well, it’s clinical, precise, technical, and devastatingly brutal. Continue reading

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Estuarine – Sic Erat Scriptum (Review)

EstuarineEstuarine is a one-man death metal project from the US. This is his third album.

Sic Erat Scriptum is the ambitious follow up to 2015’s equally ambitious Lucid/Entheogen. Continue reading

Alterbeast – Feast (Review)

AlterbeastAlterbeast are a death metal band from the US and this is their second album.

It seems like an age since Alterbeast released their stunning debut album Immortal, which was a masterclass in how to create enjoyable modern, technical death metal. Well now the band are back, with a new lineup too, it seems. Continue reading

In Vain – Currents (Review)

In VainThis is the fourth album from Norwegian progressive/melodic death metal band In Vain.

In Vain offer us 42 minutes of progressive death metal with a melodic death/black metal edge. It’s a well-received offering, and Currents is a satisfying and well-written album. Continue reading

Horror God/Techne – Split (Review)

Horror God TechneHorror God and Techne are both Russian death metal bands and this is their split release.

Horror God offer up four songs lasting 19 minutes in total; three originals and a Purulence cover. Continue reading

The Last of Lucy – Ashvattha (Review)

The Last of LucyThis is the debut album from The Last of Lucy, a progressive/technical death metal band from the US.

This is technical death metal, with flaming riffs and a predilection for chaos. Mixing in grindcore, mathcore, jazz, progressive, electronic, and classical influences, this is a complex and lethal strain of modern death metal. Continue reading

Eternal Rest – A Death in the Darkness (Review)

Eternal RestEternal Rest are an Australian technical death metal band and this is their second album.

This is technical death metal that’s relatively low key in how it shows off, choosing the usually superior route of concentrating on the actual songs themselves rather than ostentatious showmanship. A wise choice. Continue reading

Eccentric Pendulum – Tellurian Concepts (Review)

Eccentric PendulumThis is the latest EP from Indian progressive death metal band Eccentric Pendulum.

Featuring the vocalist of Gutslit and Godless, Eccentric Pendulum is a different affair to those worthy death metal bands.  Continue reading