• Review: MDMA – Chemical Obliteration April 27, 2018 Released on the 10th of April, MDMA’s Chemical Obliteration marks an exciting new year for Slamming Brutal Death Label Reality Fade Records. To begin, every track on this album is an example as to just how instrumentally evolved Slam is becoming as a sub-genre. The fast and technical (as well as flawless) pace of these songs ... Read more
  • Review: Cryptic Enslavement – Perverse Hallucinatory Descent April 26, 2018 Released under Gore House Productions on the 30th of March, Cryptic Enslavement are to thank for their LP Perverse Hallucinatory Descent, for it is without argument one of the better brutal death releases to come out this year. Generally before I can talk about brutal death metal, I have to repeat a rule of thumb briefing ... Read more
  • Looking Back: Impartial Dismemberment – Personification of A Killer April 3, 2018 From 2007 till 2010, there existed an outfit that many today would describe as true Deathcore. They went by the name Impartial Dismemberment, and their only release was an EP in 2008 titled Personification Of A Killer. The sound and style of this band was messy and all over the place – everything a metal elitist ... Read more
  • Review: Hellish God – The Evil Emanations March 9, 2018 Hellish God is an Italian death band who recently released their first full-length album entitled The Evil Emanations. Italy has never been disappointing with death metal; it’s the motherland of Fleshgod Apocalypse and Hour of Penance, just to name two of my personal favorites, but there are a bunch more. You can check out Hellish ... Read more
  • Review: Lorelei – Lore of Lies March 7, 2018 By a committed request from listeners, we go back to 2014 to explore Lore of Lies by North Carolina Deathcore act Lorelei. A very intriguing work to merge three extreme metal genres. “Godfather Death” is as epic a first song and band introduction as one can ask for. For most of last year, many riding upon ... Read more
  • Live Review: Thy Art Is Murder, Emmure, Fit For An Autopsy, Justice For The Damned February 20, 2018 On Valentine’s Day, at the Rosemount Hotel in Perth, Western Australia, we got the privilege of seeing four enormous acts on one night. I was standing at the very front and middle of the audience; parallel to the drum kit, giving me the advantage of not only standing in front of every vocalist that would ... Read more
  • Review: Feral – Forever Resonating In Blood February 5, 2018 I just had honours of listening to a black metal solo project known as Feral, what may very well be Canada’s answer to Burzum, having released the nine-tracked album, Forever Resonating In Blood. First and foremost, I won’t lie to you, the production quality is not great. It will have some listeners wondering if it was ... Read more
  • Review: Hollow Prophet – Hellhole EP January 22, 2018 For those familiar with Jonestown Mourning and Human Error, you’ll be pleased to know that the Hellhole EP by Hollow Prophet is yet another project by the members of Acrania, Within Destruction, Slaughter To Prevail, and Shadow of Intent. It’s obviously Slamming Deathcore, but a whole brutal step up. As “Internal Cleansing” opens up, we’re assaulted ... Read more
  • Review: Moker – Home Invader January 14, 2018 Home Invader marks the fourth release by Belgium Death Metallers Moker. Having been released on the 2nd of December, we hear a well-produced and even better flowing array of chugging riffs, thrashing drums, and malevolent gutturals. As a Death Metal album, purists will find the duration of Home Invader loyal and true to the style of ... Read more
  • Review: Retrace My Fragments – Tidal Lock EP January 12, 2018 From Luxembourg, Retrace My Fragments released their Tidal Lock EP on the 22nd of September. Every now and then, I step away from my usual boxes and look in the direction of instrumental, experimental, and prog bands. Sometimes, bands that express their musicianship do just fine without vocals. The first track “Khlav Kalash” really had me ... Read more
  • Review: Engulf – Subsumed Atrocities EP January 9, 2018 From New Jersey, Engulf released their Subsumed Atrocities EP on the 15th of September. This is old school death metal at its most pristine, and at two tracks, this is perhaps one of the shortest EPs we’ll come across. The opening track “Aeons of Hate” introduces the band’s style and sound that is comparable to the ... Read more
  • Review: Red Raven Down – Phantoms EP January 5, 2018 From Seinäjoki, Finland, Red Raven Down released their Phantoms EP on the 15th of December under Inverse Records. It is understood that their vocalist Jani Korpela had participated in a reality show called Voice of Finland, where he gained a lot of media attention after performing Slipknot’s “Psychosocial”. Well… Let’s hear if his band’s EP ... Read more
  • Review: Xenosis – Devour and Birth January 2, 2018 We kickstart 2018 with “Devour and Birth” set to be released on the 19th of January by Xenosis, an exceptional genre-defying progressive death metal band from New Haven, Connecticut. The opening track “Night Hag” introduces us to something I never would have expected from any death metal band ever, and that is their unique and unpredictable ... Read more
  • Track Review: Whitefall – The Drift December 19, 2017 From Canberra, Australia, Whitefall delivers a very sophisticated yet raw dose of metalcore. Having previously released their Origins EP last year, their single, “The Drift” was released on the 8th of December. Vocally, there is such an incredibly raspy ACK-A-GACK combo flow that makes it impossible for listeners to tune out or experience any disconnection so ... Read more
  • Review: Corrosive – Lucifer Gave The Faith December 15, 2017 From Germany, Corrosive deliver “Lucifer Gave The Faith”, released on the 8th of December. I can confidently say it is one of the better death metal albums of 2017 as such power and darkness in an album is seemingly a lost art as of late. The opening track “Taste The Pain” had me very surprised. You ... Read more
  • Review: Mastication of Brutality Uncontrolled – Preemptive Space Warfare November 27, 2017 Mastication Of Brutality Uncontrolled are a Technical Slamming Brutal Death Metal band from Germany. That’s right! Technical Slam, one of very few. Their album Preemptive Space Warfare was released on 31st October 2015. So why are we going back in time? Because an album like this simply cannot go unmentioned, for this is the most BREE-tastic ... Read more
  • Track Review: Bayview Suspect – It’s Pronounced Nucular November 9, 2017 Bayview Suspect are a Melodic Deathcore band from Perth, Western Australia. Having released their To Whom It May Concern EP and Paralysis single last year, they followed up with ‘It’s Pronounced Nucular’ in January. As a whole, the band has always had three distinct traits they stood out by, and those were the combo-flowing vocals, the ... Read more
  • Review: Cult of Lilith – Arkanum EP November 3, 2017 Hailing from Reykjavik, Iceland, Cult of Lilith demonstrated a standard of technical death metal that made Arkanum easily one of my favourite EPs of 2016. The opening track “Abaddon” is a bouncy breakdown song that is easy to listen to yet a challenge to master. Given the groove intervals, this track is a definite gateway for ... Read more
  • Track Review: Relics of Humanity – Stench of Burning Heavens October 27, 2017 We get a wonderful dose of brutality from Minsk, Belarus, for Relics of Humanity have released their seventh single “Stench of Burning Heavens” just a few days ago. At two minutes and fifteen seconds, this has got to be one of the best short songs ever created. Seriously, there are so many segments and varying paces ... Read more
  • Review: Drakonis – The Great Miasma EP October 12, 2017 Drakonis is a black metal band from Northern Ireland. They will be releasing a three-tracked EP on the 1st of December titled, “The Great Miasma”. Having the privilege to hear their work, I can confidently say that it will please many second wave fans. The opening and title track is a slow walk through a dark ... Read more
  • Track Review: Wicked World – Void October 5, 2017 Wicked World has finally graced us with something new for our ears to behold under the title “Void.” I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve been impatiently waiting for new stuff from Wicked World since their last release blew me away. Jumping right into it: “Void” is not anything unlike Wicked World, yet it kind ... Read more
  • Track Review: Beheading the Goddess – Imminent Death October 3, 2017 It seems I picked an interesting time to discover a true Deathcore juggernaut in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Very recently, Beheading The Goddess released a new single titled Imminent Death, just a couple of weeks after I reviewed their EP from last year. Now I have to say, this track alone is not merely a rehash of ... Read more
  • Track Review: Deciphering the Zodiac – Void September 20, 2017 A surprisingly melodic Metalcore outfit from Green Bay, Wisconsin. They are Deciphering the Zodiac, having released their Void single just last month. If this band name sounds familiar, it better bloody well be, their vocalist made a guest appearance on the Entering Oblivion EP by Beheading the Goddess (my previous review). He roared so well, ... Read more
  • Review: Beheading the Goddess – Entering Oblivion September 15, 2017 From Green Bay, Wisconsin, Beheading the Goddess released Entering Oblivion just four days before the start of 2017. In an age where some of the more well-known deathcore bands are experiencing genre fatigue, identity issues, and possibly a mid-life crisis, Entering Oblivion is a breath of fresh air. This four-tracked little gem is roughly twelve ... Read more
  • Track Review: Drown The Faith – Engraved In Despair September 8, 2017 Taking a break from Europe, we focus on a deathcore/metalcore band from Perth, Western Australia, known as Drown The Faith. Having released their EP ‘Blood On The Page’ in 2014, and their single ‘Awful Place’ last year, Engraved In Despair is merely a hint of the band’s new sound and style – as well as ... Read more