Abiotic – Ikigai (Review)

Abiotic - IkigaiThis is the third album from US death metallers Abiotic.

Abiotic play modern death metal that takes influence from the technical and progressive strains of the style, as well as from some elements of deathcore. The promo blurb states that Ikiagi is for fans of bands such as Continue reading “Abiotic – Ikigai (Review)”

Foretoken – Ruin (Review)

Foretoken - RuinThis is the debut album from US black/death metal band Foretoken.

So, you fancy a good-sized chunk of Scandinavian death metal? That’s no problem, take your pick. What’s that? You also want a decent black metal influence to be felt? That’s easily done. Now you want a take on the style that’s highly melodic too? Sure, Continue reading “Foretoken – Ruin (Review)”

The Black Dahlia Murder – Verminous (Review)

The Black Dahlia Murder - VerminousThe Black Dahlia Murder are a melodic death metal band from the US and this is their ninth album.

So, one of the world’s premier death metal bands returns, following up 2017’s Nightbringers with 36 minutes of new material. Continue reading “The Black Dahlia Murder – Verminous (Review)”

Viscera – Obsidian (Review)

Viscera - ObsidianViscera are a deathcore band from the UK and this is their debut album.

Featuring ex-members of Sylosis, Heart of a Coward, Martyr Defiled, Nervecell, Surfaces, and Abhorrent Decimation, Obsidian contains 36 minutes of modern brutality. Continue reading “Viscera – Obsidian (Review)”

Godeater – All Flesh Is Grass (Review)

Godeater - All Flesh Is Grass

Godeater are a death metal band from the UK and this is their debut album.

This is a raging, angry slab of ferocious modern death metal. It blends modern technicality with significant atmosphere and a melodic sensibility that results in brutally effective songs that stick in the mind like barbed thorns. Continue reading “Godeater – All Flesh Is Grass (Review)”

Shock Narcotic – I Have Seen the Future and It Doesn’t Work (Review)

Shock Narcotic - I Have Seen the Future and It Doesn't WorkThis is the debut album from Shock Narcotic, a grindcore band from the US.

Featuring current and ex-members of bands such as The Dillinger Escape Plan, Child Bite, and The Black Dahlia Murder, this is 19 minutes of nasty grindcore mixed with elements of chaotic hardcore and jagged metal. Continue reading “Shock Narcotic – I Have Seen the Future and It Doesn’t Work (Review)”

Kavara – Weathered & Lost (Review)

Kavara - Weathered & LostKavara are a Canadian melodic death metal band and this is their debut album.

This is sharp, energetic, melodic music that takes influences from a number of death metal avenues, and then sprinkles engaging melodies over everything quite liberally. Continue reading “Kavara – Weathered & Lost (Review)”

Vulvodynia – Mob Justice (Review)

Vulvodynia - Mob JusticeThis is the third album from Vulvodynia, a death metal band from South Africa.

If you haven’t encountered Vulvodynia before, they play brutal slamming death metal, and do it extremely well. Along with a handful of others they’re pretty much at the top of the pile when it comes to this sort of thing. Continue reading “Vulvodynia – Mob Justice (Review)”

The Black Dahlia Murder/Ingested – Rebellion, Manchester – 10/04/19 (Live Review)

Tonight’s sold out show offers up a double hit of extremity, with the sheer brutality of Ingested and the hooked melodic aggression of The Black Dahlia Murder. Continue reading “The Black Dahlia Murder/Ingested – Rebellion, Manchester – 10/04/19 (Live Review)”

Solium Fatalis – Genetically Engineered to Enslave (Review)

Solium Fatalis - Genetically Engineered to EnslaveThis is the fourth album from Solium Fatalis, a US death metal band.

Here we have 43 minutes of tasty and aggressive melodic blackened death metal. That may be a bit of a mouthful to say, but the music of Solium Fatalis rolls freely from the speakers and is quite easy to enjoy. Continue reading “Solium Fatalis – Genetically Engineered to Enslave (Review)”