• Review: Pridemeat – Wet Hot American Slaughter October 28, 2016 a2845441158_16Pridemeat, the melodic death metal band hailing from Savannah, Georgia, released their first full-length album, Wet Hot American Slaughter, back on June 27th, and it is an absolute masterpiece. The band currently consists of; Hector (Vocals), Nick (Guitar), Alec (Guitar), James (Bass), and Josh (Drums). What is so special about Pridemeat is that they combine ... Read more
  • Review: Shark Infested Daughters – These Tides, Our Tombs October 27, 2016 sid coverI recently received a rather interesting copy of Shark Infested Daughters’ upcoming album These Tides, Our Tombs. Shark Infested Daughters is a 6-piece metalcore band from Calgary, AB, Canada. Shark Infested Daughters will soon be on tour with The Body Politic and Corvus the Crow to support the release of These Tides, Our Tombs so ... Read more
  • Review: TraumaxQueen – Duality EP October 23, 2016 a3437595645_16Are you looking for a new, angry, female-fronted hardcore band? Then look no further, because TraumaxQueen is here to change the entire hardcore scene for the better. TraumaxQueen is a straightedge crossover band based out of various parts of South Carolina. Fronted by Molli Silvers (Hog Tide), this band also features Austin Evans on guitar ... Read more
  • Review: Shokran – Exodus October 19, 2016 shokranShokran is a progressive metalcore band from Russia. Exodus, the second full-length album, is upon us whether we are ready or not. Prior to the release of Exodus, Shokran received an offer to sign with Sumerian Records, but turned them down to remain unsigned. A bold move, but Shokran has been trucking along just fine ... Read more
  • Review: Mugshot – Dull boy October 17, 2016 a2760904802_16Mugshot is an American beat-down band hailing from San Jose, California. Mugshot’s lineup currently consists of Eli Truitt on vocals, Micael Demko on guitar and vocals, Eddie Smith on bass, and Connor Haines on drums. Mugshot released their newest Album, “Dull Boy,” on August 12th, 2016. Let me tell you about something about Mugshot, these guys know ... Read more
  • Review: Mirrors – Lifelike October 16, 2016 a1977047115_16Mirrors is a Metalcore band from Virginia. Since their formation in 2015, they have released two albums: The Art of Paradox and Lifelike. The band’s current line-up consists of: Davin Morta (vocals), Anthony Vu (guitar), Alfonso Ureña (bass), and Sebastian Trudeau (drums). The vocals in this album are done well. I really like the highs. Not ... Read more
  • Review: In Depths & Tides – Shroud EP October 11, 2016 14040087_1675060209186427_3121601349926501632_nIn Depths & Tides are an American progressive deathcore band from New England. Formed in 2011, they’ve released one full length and one EP, toured with an incredibly impressive list of bands and survived numerous member changes. The first thing I want to say about this EP is that is one of the best deathcore releases ... Read more
  • Review: Never I – SPEAK October 11, 2016 a2046696410_10Never I are a metalcore/post-hardcore band based out of Charlotte, North Carolina. The band released  ‘SPEAK’ earlier this year, a four song EP with crushing screams and cleans, astonishing guitar work, and all-in-all will make you want to get up and mosh. Never I’s lineup currently consists of vocalist Ian Powell, guitarists Hayden Myers and Connor Vogt, bassist Dakota Boelte, ... Read more
  • Review: Blindfold – Multipolar Disorder of Substance October 10, 2016 3063849-292-292Blindfold is a technical metalcore band from Greece and Multipolar Disorder of Substance is their second EP. It has 3 tracks and a lot of potential. Prior to Multipolar Disorder of Substance, the band went through a few lineup changes and eventually just became a temporarily solo project (what Blindfold currently is). Head over to ... Read more
  • Review: Allegaeon – Proponent for Sentience October 4, 2016 a1216811115_10Allegaeon is a Modern Melodic Death Metal band from Denver/Fort Collins, Colorado. The band’s current line-up is: Riley McShane (vocals), Greg Burgess (guitar), Michael Stancel (guitar), Corey Archuleta (bass), and Brandon Park (drums). Since the band was created in 2008, they have released four albums: Fragments of Form and Function, Form Shifter, Elements of the ... Read more
  • Review: To The Grave – No Lives Matter October 3, 2016 to the graveTo the Grave are a 5 piece deathcore band from Sydney, Australia. They have been around for a couple of years and in that time they have toured with the likes of A Night In Texas, Boris The Blade, Iconoclast and more big names in the scene. They have released one other single Prior to the ... Read more
  • Review: Parasite Inc. – Time Tears Down September 23, 2016 a0699148999_10Parasite Inc. is a Melodic Death Metal band from Aalen, Germany. The band’s current line-up consists of: Kai (vocals, guitar), Dominik (guitar), Stefan (bass), and Benni (drums). Since their formation in 2007, they have released two albums, one being a demo in 2009 and the other being Time Tears Down in 2013. Time Tears Down ... Read more
  • Review: Gamma Sector – Elements of Contamination September 19, 2016 13567409_1737255636562633_4707832664633635768_nGamma Sector are an American slamming deathhore band from Washington, Indiana. They are new on the scene but by no means let that deter you from taking them seriously, these guys pack a serious punch. This EP offers a 16 minute 5 track aural onslaught filled with delights and is not for the light hearted. If ... Read more
  • Review: Human Vivisection – The Perpetual Gap September 18, 2016 human vivHuman Vivisection have released their debut full-length album via Rising Nemesis Records. The Perpetual Gap has 11 tracks of brutal death blasting in your ear. You can listen to The Perpetual Gap on Bandcamp and Spotify. People have different definitions of heavy in the metal world, but there are some things that are undeniably heavy; Human ... Read more
  • Review: Vulvodynia – Psychosadistic Design September 10, 2016 vulvoSo we have another Vulvodynia release under the title Psychosadistic Design and indeed it is. In case you somehow don’t know Vulvodynia, they are a slamming deathcore (you can argue on the sub-genre, I’m trying to be general) band from South Africa. They have 3 full-lengths, including Psychosadistic Design. If you have listened to any ... Read more
  • Review: Sacrilegium – Anima Lucifera September 8, 2016 a3314306009_10Anima Lucifera begins with some cool nature sounds followed by a nice lead in to the guitar in Preludium/ Heavenwings Shrugged. The drumming is really good. There’s some sick fills. The feel of the song changes around 2:35. The vocals are pretty cool. I like the instrumentals at 3:11-3:30. I’m looking forward to hearing more sweet ... Read more
  • Review: Wired Anxiety – The Delirium of Negation August 31, 2016 Slipcase-artworkIndian death metal band Wired Anxiety unleashed a new EP called The Delirium of Negation and it is sick. It is loaded with heavy riffs and vocals. India has a small metal scene, but there is a lot of talent if you know where to look. Among some forgettable bands are real gold mines like ... Read more
  • Review: Shadow of Intent – Primordial August 24, 2016 a1383934534_10Shadow of Intent is a symphonic deathcore band from Connecticut. Primordial is the latest album released and insane. Primordial is on iTunes, Spotify, Bandcamp, and Big Cartel. Check these dudes on Facebook too! A genre like symphonic deathcore really isn’t something you come across everyday. In fact, I never heard of it and when I first ... Read more
  • Review: Ichor – Benthic Horizon August 22, 2016 61ElEj4n+0LIchor is a Death Metal band from Germany. Their current line-up is: Eric (vocals), Daniel (guitar), Jo (guitar), Norb (bass), and Dirk (drums). Since their formation in 2008, they have released four albums. Benethic Horizon has nine songs and a total run-time of 38 minutes and 8 seconds. The Gorgon beings the album with some eerie ... Read more
  • Review: Fractured Insanity – Man Made Hell August 16, 2016 livret_classique_4_pagesBrutal death metal is our focus this week with Belgian group Fractured Insanity. Fractured Insanity released their latest album, Man Made Hell, on extreme metal label Xtreem Music from Spain. Xtreem Music has also hosted Hour of Penance and Kronos, so you can check out the label’s Bandcamp for similar music and to pick up ... Read more
  • Review: Carnifex – Slow Death August 10, 2016 carnifex-slow-deathCarnifex is a five-member Modern Death Metal band from San Diego, California. Since their formation in 2005, they have released six albums and one EP. The band is currently signed to Nuclear Blast Records. Their current line-up is: Scott Lewis (vocals), Shawn Cameron (drums), Jordan Lockery (guitar), Cory Arford (guitar), and Fred Calderon (bass). Slow ... Read more
  • Review: Wicked World – Witch Hunt August 9, 2016 wicked worldComing in this week is a sick deathcore/beatdown band from Wisconsin called Wicked World. Wicked World just put out a new EP called Witch Hunt and currently has 4 members and is seeking a second guitarist. Witch Hunt is powered by an inhuman energy that can only be tamed with violence. Check it out on ... Read more
  • Review: Perdition – Lost Rites EP August 4, 2016 lost ritesAt long last we finally have Perdition’s new EP Lost Rites! Perdition is a symphonic death metal band from Pennsylvania. Perdition has two EPs (including Lost Rites) and one self-titled full-length, all of which are on Spotify. You can check out Lost Rites on Bandcamp, Youtube, and Spotify! Being a fan since Perdition came out, I ... Read more
  • Review: Nothing Lies Beyond – Fragile Reality July 31, 2016 frag realHailing from Tel Aviv, Israel is melo-death band Nothing Lies Beyond with their debut album Fragile Reality. Nothing Lies Beyond has been around since 2011 and have only recorded one demo, so this is somewhat of a first release. Before getting into the review, check out that album art. I really like the drawing and ... Read more
  • Review: The Devils of Loudun – Enduring Creation July 25, 2016 a2319022881_16The Devils of Loudun is a Symphonic Death Metal band from Seattle Washington. Their current line-up consists of: Scott Hermanns (guitar), Drew Tuel (lead guitar), LJ Cline (bass), Billy Keller (drums), Ben Velozo (keyboards), and Vance Bratcher (vocals). Since their formation in 2009, they have released a single called Guise of the Deceiver, an EP ... Read more