Monthly Overview – the Best of July 2022

Putting this list together for July’s metal releases was incredibly frustrating, as there were at least nine albums that I really wanted to highlight. For the sake of brevity I’ve kept this number to just six, but hard choices had to be made! Continue reading “Monthly Overview – the Best of July 2022”

Triumvir Foul – Onslaught to Seraphim (Review)

Triumvir Foul - Onslaught to SeraphimThis is US death metal band Triumvir Foul’s third album.

The third album from Triumvir Foul brings us another 35 minutes of apocalyptic death metal horror. I always enjoy witnessing what primeval new terror the band have conjured up, (see, for example, this, this, and this), and have thoroughly enjoyed watching their development since they started. On their first new album in five years, Triumvir Foul have produced a monster capable of cementing their legacy. Continue reading “Triumvir Foul – Onslaught to Seraphim (Review)”

Dagger Lust – Siege Bondage Adverse to the Godhead (Review)

Dagger LustDagger Lust are a black metal/grind/noise band from the US and this is their debut album.

Featuring members of Triumvir Foul and Witch Vomit, Dagger Lust play ugly, underground black metal that’s been further polluted with murky grindcore and barbed noise. It’s relentlessly nasty and completely unwholesome. Continue reading “Dagger Lust – Siege Bondage Adverse to the Godhead (Review)”

Triumvir Foul – Spiritual Bloodshed (Review)

Triumvir FoulThis is US death metal band Triumvir Foul’s second album.

I like Triumvir Foul. I like Triumvir Foul a lot. Their debut release An Oath of Fire and Blood was something quite notable, but then they went and unleashed their monstrous self-titled debut album that was on another level entirely. Continue reading “Triumvir Foul – Spiritual Bloodshed (Review)”

Triumvir Foul – Triumvir Foul (Review)

Triumvir FoulTriumvir Foul are a Death Metal band from the US and this is their début album.

Triumvir Foul’s first release, An Oath of Blood and Fire, was a blistering taste of the band’s Old-School Death Metal, and on this full-length they expand upon this early filthy promise.

It’s cold, it’s evil, and it’s fucking dark; it’s Triumvir Foul. One of the things I enjoy about this band is the aura of malignant darkness that they produce so well. They just seem to bleed malevolence and grim atmosphere. There’s no gimmicks, it’s just filthy, evil, Old-School Death Metal that’s positively rabid in its hunger for your soul.

For a band like this it would be too easy to just stick to the slow tempos and let the morbid atmospheres do the work, but thankfully they don’t take the easy route; they throw in some higher speed parts and some blast beats and yet still, amazingly, manage to sound nasty and sinister.

This is some top quality work from Triumvir Foul. Such a murky, corrupt sound should always be praised and Triumvir Foul have some damn good songs to go along with the vile atmospheres too.

Very highly recommended.

Triumvir Foul – An Oath of Blood and Fire (Review)

Triumvir FoulTriumvir Foul are a Death Metal band from the US, and this is their début demo.

At just under 16 minutes in length this is a decent taster for the band that comprises 3 original songs and an Autopsy cover.

This is blistering Old-School Death Metal with a filthy disposition and vocals that sound like Satan gargling acid.

The putrid riffs and disgusting vocals combine to ensure that these tracks deliver the goods and at the end of the playing time you’re left wondering what just happened and why you feel soiled and sullied.

Grime-ridden guitar leads and solos are included for that extra bit of rotten flavour and the band successfully create a miasma of pestilence and sickness wherever they go.

It’s only a demo, and even though the sound could do with a few sonic tweaks here and there it’s still a great representation of a band who clearly know their style and intend to dominate it.

One to check out for sure.