Voidthrone – Kur (Review)

VoidthroneThis is the second album from Voidthrone, a US black metal band.

This is the follow up to the very enjoyable Spiritual War Tactics, which showcased the band’s keen ability when it came to dark, dissonant black metal that also employed doom and death metal elements very well. Of this album I said Continue reading


Golgothan Remains – Perverse Offerings to the Void (Review)

Golgothan RemainsThis is the debut album from Golgothan Remains, an Australian death metal band.

Golgothan Remains manage to fuse old-school ancient death metal influences with a more modern streak of black/death dissonance. Thinking of a mix of Immolation, Incantation, Ulcerate, and Deathspell Omega wouldn’t be entirely inappropriate. Continue reading

Ingurgitating Oblivion – Vision Wallows in Symphonies of Light (Review)

Ingurgitating OblivionThis is the third album from this German death metal band.

Ingurgitating Oblivion’s second album Continuum of Absence was notable, enjoyable, and distinctly non-standard, offering doom-infused dissonance that was a bit different and had something extra to offer the listener. Continue reading

John Frum – A Stirring in the Noos (Review)

John FrumJohn Frum are a death metal band from the US. This is their debut album.

This is very much not your standard death metal album.

Featuring present and past members of bands such as The Faceless, The Dillinger Escape Plan, and John Zorn, this release combines progressive, avant-garde, atmospheric, dissonant, technical, and psychedelic death metal into a darkly enjoyable whirlwind of chaos and heaviness. Continue reading

Sunless – Urraca (Review)

SunlessSunless are a progressive death metal band from the US and this is their debut album.

Well, if this isn’t a twisting mass of complex nastiness. Urraca is 44 minutes of progressive/technical death metal full of dissonant, experimental and avant-garde stylings. Continue reading

Ulcerate – Shrines of Paralysis (Review)

UlcerateUlcerate are a death metal band from New Zealand and this is their fifth album.

Ulcerate personify atypical progressive/technical death metal. They incorporate enough other styles and influences to be termed post-death metal in some respects, although they still have the requisite amount of aggression Continue reading

Brood of Hatred – Skinless Agony (Review)

Brood of HatredBrood of Hatred are a Death Metal band from Tunisia.

Skinless Agony starts off creeping and crawling with thunderously deep vocals erupting all over the place. Brood of Hatred have some unconventional riffs in their sound and it’s much to their credit.

The production is flawless; no problems here. Every song is given the room to move that it requires, and the instruments couldn’t be clearer, (yes, even the bass is audible).

This is intelligent, atypical Death Metal with a proclivity for interesting and inventive guitar parts. If you think of bands such as Gorguts and Ulcerate, you’ll get the idea of the creative area Brood of Hatred inhabit.

Highly accomplished; the band have created songs with depth and individuality. The playing by all of the musicians involved is exemplary and the brutality of the singer’s guttural vocals anchors the album firmly in Death Metal territory even when the instruments are off exploring other areas.

For me this has been a wonderful discovery of an excellent band – make sure you discover them too.