Sonic Poison – Eruption (Review)

Sonic Poison - EruptionThis is the debut album from Finnish grindcore band Sonic Poison.

I enjoyed Sonic Poison’s 2016 debut demo Harsh Demonstration, but missed out on the split and EP that the band released after this. It’s now time for their debut album though, and I was determined not to let this one slip by me too. Eruption is an appropriately titled 22-minute assault of vicious deathgrind. Prepare yourself for mayhem. Continue reading “Sonic Poison – Eruption (Review)”

Glyph – The Time of Peril (Review)

Glyph - The Time of PerilThis is the second album from Glyph, a one-man black metal band from the US.

We turn now to solo act Glyph for a 37-minute trip into a black metal underworld that’s a work of individuality and obvious passion. There’s a special sort of mysterious, esoteric magic that surrounds The Time of Peril, one that’s quite intoxicating to delve into. Continue reading “Glyph – The Time of Peril (Review)”

Oozing Wound – We Cater to Cowards (Review)

Oozing Wound - We Cater to CowardsThis is the fifth album from US metal band Oozing Wound.

Following on from 2019’s High Anxiety, We Cater to Cowards contains 41 minutes of new material. However, this is not the same band we encountered on High Anxiety. Continue reading “Oozing Wound – We Cater to Cowards (Review)”

Conjureth – The Parasitic Chambers (Review)

Conjureth - The Parasitic ChambersConjureth are a death metal band from the US and this is their second album.

Following on from 2021’s Majestic DissolveThe Parasitic Chambers is a 38-minute hymn to old-school death metal. Continue reading “Conjureth – The Parasitic Chambers (Review)”

Faithxtractor – Contempt for a Failed Dimension (Review)

Faithxtractor - Contempt for a Failed DimensionFaithxtractor are a death metal band from the US and this is their fourth album.

With a duration of just 25 minutes, (29 including the Sepultura cover), Contempt for a Failed Dimension is a lean, mean slab of quality death metal. Continue reading “Faithxtractor – Contempt for a Failed Dimension (Review)”

Rudra – Eight Mahavidyas (Review)

Rudra - Eight MahavidyasRudra are a black/thrash metal band from Singapore. This is their tenth album.

I last caught up with Rudra on 2016’s Enemy of Duality, so it’s good to be able to see what they’re up to six years later. Eight Mahavidyas is a 58-minute folk-influenced black/death metal album that is worth getting to know, and getting to know well. Continue reading “Rudra – Eight Mahavidyas (Review)”

Gomorra – Dealer of Souls (Review)

Gomorra - Dealer of SoulsGomorra are a heavy metal band from Switzerland and this is their second album.

Featuring members of Comaniac and Destruction, Gomorra combine heavy, thrash, and power metal into 49 minutes of well-executed music. Continue reading “Gomorra – Dealer of Souls (Review)”

Monthly Overview – the Best of November 2022

November has a track record of producing some very strong metal records, and it seems that the November of 2022 is no different. Bask in the glory of the below metallic offerings! Continue reading “Monthly Overview – the Best of November 2022”

High Command – Eclipse of the Dual Moons (Review)

High Command - Eclipse of the Dual MoonsThis is the second album from US crossover thrash band High Command.

Coming to us for fans of bands like Power Trip, Cryptosis, and Enforced, Eclipse of the Dual Moons contains 48 minutes of crossover carnage. Thrash metal and hardcore collide with power and finesse, to produce an album that rips and tears through its duration with passion. Continue reading “High Command – Eclipse of the Dual Moons (Review)”

Arallu – Death Covenant (Review)

Arallu - Death CovenantArallu are black metal band from Israel and this is their eighth album.

A new Arallu album is always worth checking out. Over the years the band have amassed an enviable discography, (don’t miss Geniewar, Six, Desert Battles – Descending to the Sands, or En Olam), so it’s always a pleasure to encounter them once more. Continue reading “Arallu – Death Covenant (Review)”