Dead Void – Volatile Forms (Review)

Dead Void - Volatile FormsThis is the debut album from Danish death/doom band Dead Void.

This is death metal that has fully embraced the dark side of sinister doom. The blending of the two by Dead Void has given us a collection of five songs that spend 46 minutes hammering the listener with hateful intentions and raw atmospheric darkness.

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Coscradh – Nahanagan Stadial (Review)

Coscradh - Nahanagan StadialThis is the debut album from Irish black/death metallers Coscradh.

Nahanagan Stadial boasts 41 minutes of apocalyptic black/death metal. Across five songs Coscradh unleash Hell as they craft harsh-yet-compelling malevolent soundscapes. Continue reading “Coscradh – Nahanagan Stadial (Review)”

Begrime Exemious – Rotting in the Aftermath (Review)

Begrime Exemious - Rotting in the AftermathThis is the fourth album from Canadian black/death metallers Begrime Exemious.

Rotting in the Aftermath contains 37 minutes of filthy underground death metal with a raw blackened edge of ice. This is the most death metal I’ve heard the band, and they sound like they’re enjoying themselves with it. Continue reading “Begrime Exemious – Rotting in the Aftermath (Review)”

Of Feather and Bone – Sulfuric Disintegration (Review)

Of Feather and Bone - Sulfuric DisintegrationOf Feather and Bone are a death metal band from the US and this is their third album.

This is the follow up to 2018’s brutal Bestial Hymns of Perversion. Of Feather and Bone’s newest album digs deep into the past to produce a grim treasure trove of primal deathly delights. Continue reading “Of Feather and Bone – Sulfuric Disintegration (Review)”

Serpents Athirst/Genocide Shrines/Trepanation/Heresiarch – Scorn Coalescence – Split (Review)

Serpents Athirst Genocide Shrines Trepanation Heresiarch - Scorn Coalescence - SplitThis four way split is between Serpents Athirst and Genocide Shrines from Sri Lanka, and Trepanation and Heresiarch from New Zealand. Each offer up a single track. Continue reading “Serpents Athirst/Genocide Shrines/Trepanation/Heresiarch – Scorn Coalescence – Split (Review)”

Sarinvomit/Eggs of Gomorrh – Encomium of Depraved Instincts – Split (Review)

Sarin Vomit Eggs of Gomorrh - Encomium of Depraved Instincts - SplitSarinvomit are from Turkey and Eggs of Gomorrh are from Switzerland. Both play variants of black metal, and have teamed up for this split release.

Sarinvomit and Eggs of Gomorrh are both rooted in black metal, only mutated and ugly versions of it. This split lasts a hideous 31 minutes, and all eight tracks are worth devouring hungrily, despite how disgusting they are. Continue reading “Sarinvomit/Eggs of Gomorrh – Encomium of Depraved Instincts – Split (Review)”

Gravewards – Ruinous Ensoulment (Review)

GravewardsThis is the debut album from Gravewards, a Greek death metal band.

I have fond recollections of 2017’s Subconscious Lobotomy, so was pleased to see this band’s debut album appear. It’s 43 minutes of old-school death metal that’s influenced by the death metal greats from the 90s, while Continue reading “Gravewards – Ruinous Ensoulment (Review)”

Just Before Dawn – Tides of Blood (Review)

Just Before DawnJust Before Dawn are an international death metal band and this is their third album.

Having enjoyed both The Aftermath and The Dead and Those About to Die, a new Just Before Dawn release is always welcome.

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Decaying – To Cross the Line (Review)

DecayingThis is the fourth album from Finnish death metal band Decaying.

Following on from 2014’s One to Conquer, Decaying continue their eternal warfare on this newest release with a further 39 minutes of battle hymns. Continue reading “Decaying – To Cross the Line (Review)”

Bloodstrike – Execution of Violence (Review)

BloodstrikeThis is the second album from US death metallers Bloodstrike.

I like Bloodstrike a lot. There’s just something extremely satisfying about their no-frills take on old-school death metal. Their music rages and burns with the best of them, but also has an inherent honesty and authenticity that I find greatly appealing. Continue reading “Bloodstrike – Execution of Violence (Review)”