• Review: Locked Out – Dissociation September 24, 2018 Every couple of years, we reach a point where most well known Deathcore bands have already released their albums the previous year and are thereby touring or on a bit of a break. In that time, it’s a great opportunity to explore EPs from relatively newer bands. Introducing Locked Out, a Slamming Metalcore outfit from ... Read more
  • Review: Sleepsculptor – Untimening EP September 7, 2018 Sleepsculptor is my latest find and boy, have I been enjoying it. Hitting hard in every aspect, you can expect to enjoy their latest EP Untimening. Sleepsculptor has released the EP on all platforms and on Beheading the Traitor, so you can’t miss them. Untimening does not waste any time at all; the first track is as ... Read more
  • Review: Owed To Damnation – The Great Australian Dream August 17, 2018 https://youtu.be/zjrExiXiXDs The Great Australian Dream EP has an illustration which speaks volumes about Australia. Apart from a culture that many like to simplify as bogan, there are many little Easter eggs only an Australian can understand. For instance, there is an explosion with a sunk boat to represent the debate on illegal immigration, a pair of ... Read more
  • Review: The Agony Scene – Tormentor August 15, 2018 The Agony Scene is back with a full album after years of silence and cliffhangers! The new album is called Tormentor and is worth the time we waited. It is heavy as always and catchy as always; expect no less from The Agony Scene. It has been years since TAS has released anything at all. ... Read more
  • Review: Carnal Decay – When Push Comes to Shove August 6, 2018 Carnal Decay is back at it again with another killer release entitled When Push Comes to Shove. If you’ve ever listened to Carnal Decay before then you know whatever they put out will be tasty and heavy, which is exactly the case with When Push Comes to Shove. Pumping listeners full of fists and beatings ... Read more
  • Review: Pentarium – Zwischenwelt August 1, 2018 Boy do I have a treat for you this week with the album Zwischenwelt. Zwischenwelt is from German “melodic death metal” band Pentarium. This album is very interesting, read about it below you won’t regret it too much. Or maybe you will, but you will at least get to check out a good band in ... Read more
  • Review: Vomitile – Pure Eternal Hate July 18, 2018 This week brings a heavy find for fans of straight up death metal from Cyprus under the name of Vomitile. Vomitile has been around for about a decade and is still living in the shadow of their recently released album Pure Eternal Hate. Pure Eternal Hate has 10 tracks clocking in at about 36 minutes. Admittedly, ... Read more
  • Review: Creatures – II July 10, 2018 With a year gone by with some amazing Deathcore albums, this year has been a little bleak. Not to worry though, this little jewel is here. To get straight to the point, this band’s style is absolute and true to their promise, for their influences scream out the best traits of both Carnifex and Angelmaker. The ... Read more
  • Review: Hatred Reigns – Realm I: Affliction July 7, 2018 This time around I’ll be review Hatred Reigns’ new EP Realm I: Affliction. This EP is very brief with only 3 tracks, but hey that’s 12 minutes of straight death metal. With little room to impress, Hatred Reigns does a lot with a little in this tasty piece of art they call Realm I: Affliction. Riffs ... Read more
  • Review: A Scar for the Wicked – The Unholy (EP) June 29, 2018 Canada delivers once again on A Scar for the Wicked’s 2nd release The Unholy (EP). With a desire to bring even more violence and what-not to the metal scene ASFTW seems to prove their ground. The Unholy (EP) consists of 7 tracks (about 25 minutes long) that are each unique and heavy in their own ... Read more
  • Review: Inhuman Remnants – Solipsis June 12, 2018 Before I begin, it is important to note that the Solipsis duration is only an EP in the sense that three tracks were produced and released together. In actuality, there is just one song sandwiched between a spooky prelude and an even more unpleasant epilogue track… however , this is a good thing. For one, the ... Read more
  • Review: Human Prey – Return of The True Kings June 1, 2018 I gotta be honest with you, when I heard the band name, the album title, and saw the album cover, I really was not impressed or having any high expectations… but then, I pressed play. The opening track “Regiment of Fear” was only an intro, yet there was something dark and unnerving in that build up ... Read more
  • Music Video Review: Set Your Anchor – Moving Mountains May 24, 2018 Signed to Artery Global and produced by Kelly Cairns (As I Lay Dying), Set Your Anchor is a melodic hardcore band from San Bernardino, California that’s come out with their single Moving Mountains. Moving Mountains is a song that shines so well because of how unpredictable and contrary the band’s approach is in this confusing moment ... Read more
  • 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