• Review: Bone Gnawer – Canale di Carneficina February 11, 2016 coverSwedish/Florida natives Bone Gnawer has brought us what is described as a “mini-CD” called Canale di Carneficina. There are only 4 tracks and it runs about 15 minutes long all the way through. Canale di Carneficina is a heavy little album that will satisfy the cannibal within for 15 minutes. Check out Bone Gnawer’s Spotify! There ... Read more
  • Review: Awaking Athena – Deceiver February 9, 2016 a4055863991_16Awakening Athena is a five-member Deathcore band from Leicester, UK. Their line-up is: Steven Geary (vocals), George Fall (guitar), Kieran Disley (guitar), Caleb Bee (bass), and Corey Pickard (drums). They currently only have one EP released since their formation. I am impressed with the vocals on this EP. Geary uses a combination of mids and highs. ... Read more
  • Review: Pronostic – An Atomic Delusion February 8, 2016 coverCanadian melo-death outfit Pronostic have recently released their first full-length album called An Atomic Decision. Pronostic creates a unique blend of melodic death metal, prog, and even a ‘core sound to bring us the 11 track slayer An Atomic Decision. Head to their Facebook and Bandcamp pages! Beings that Pronostic combine elements of a couple genres, ... Read more
  • Track Review: Necronomicon – “Unification of the Four Pillars” January 31, 2016 necroNecronomicon is releasing a new album, called Advent of the Human God, on March 25th (March 18th in Europe) and a single to give us a taste of what to expect. Just as one would expect from Necronomicon, “Unification of the Four Pillars” is blackened death metal sweetness with a hint of a symphonic element. ... Read more
  • Review: Parius – Saturnine January 26, 2016 pariusPhiladelphia death metal band Parius has finally graced us with their first full-length! After a long wait and a teasing single from long ago, Saturnine is finally here and it does not disappoint. Check out Parius on Facebook then pick up Saturnine on Bandcamp! No more time is wasted waiting as “Doctor Device” gets things moving ... Read more
  • Review: Lost Creation – Enemy January 21, 2016 a2690660033_16Lost Creation is a metalcore band with deathcore influences from Montreal, Québec. Since their formation in early 2012, they have had four major releases: Xenomorph (July 2013), Slaves (February 2014), Legion (June 2014), and their album Enemy (January 2016). The current line-up is: Joel Hébert on the mic, Patrice Aubut on the guitar, Alex Fortier ... Read more
  • Review: Deseized – A Thousand Forms of Action January 19, 2016 deseized_coverNorwegian melodic metalcore band Deseized has released an EP 3 years after their last album. A Thousand Forms of Action has 5 tracks that show Norway has graced us with more than just black metal. Head over to Deseized’s Facebook and iTunes and Amazon for the EP! To get a basic idea of A Thousand Forms ... Read more
  • Review: M.O.B.U. – Preemptive Space Warfare January 14, 2016 MOBU -Preemptive Space WarfareMastication of Brutality Uncontrolled is a 4 piece brutal death metal band from Germany and Switzerland. Preemptive Space Warfare gives us 10 tracks that show that M.O.B.U don’t mess around and intend to kill. While the production and mixing are solid, Preemptive Space Warfare sounds genuine and unfiltered, just as the band intended. Head over ... Read more
  • Review: Abhorrent Decimation – Miasmic Mutation January 13, 2016 a2489280121_16Abhorrent Decimation is a Death Metal band from London, UK. Their line-up consists of Ashley Scott on vocals, Dave McKinney and Will Cooke both playing guitars, Ryan Dennington on the drums, and David Archer on bass. Since their formation in May 2013, they have released an ep called Infected Celestial Utopia (2013) and the album ... Read more
  • Review: Wage War – Blueprints January 12, 2016 10000x10000bbWage War has been a very recent addition to Fearless Records’ roster. Signed earlier this year, a short instrumental video had been posted teasing their upcoming album. Released late November 2015, Wage War’s debut album Blueprints has blasted past the usual metalcore albums and launched them to the near top. They’re ruthless, but uplifting. Blueprints is full ... Read more
  • Review: Lionheart – Love Don’t Live Here January 6, 2016 Lionheart LDLH Front ArtworkCalifornia hardcore band Lionheart is releasing their first full-length in 4 years and it’s called Love Don’t Live Here. There are 11 tracks that run around 25 minutes long. Many of you probably know Lionheart, so you know what to expect on January 22nd when it releases. Check out their Facebook pre-order Love Don’t Live ... Read more
  • Review: Like Moths to Flames – The Dying Things We Live For January 3, 2016 Like-Moths-To-Flames-The-Dying-Things-We-Live-For-coverLike Moths to Flames is up this week with their latest 10 track album The Dying Things We Live For. Is an introduction for them really necessary? We all know Like Moths to Flames and perhaps we have all listened to The Dying Things We Live For by now to compare opinions. In case you ... Read more
  • Review: Depths of Hatred – Hellborn December 29, 2015 Dephts of Hatred - Hellborn (2014)Depths of Hatred is a death metal band from Montreal, Canada. The members in this band are Dominic D.D. (vocals), Martin Trottier (guitar), Felix Demers (guitar), Karl Desjardins (drums), and Antoine Millette (bass). They have had at least two major releases, one being Aversionist (released in March 2012) and Hellborn (released in October 2014). I am ... Read more
  • Review: Putrevore – Tentacles of Horror December 28, 2015 putrevoreDeath metal project Putrevore has released something for us to gnaw on. Dave Rotten from Avulsed is on vocals so you know the growls will be sick. Rogga from Paganizer is on bass and guitar so they will be solid too. Check out Tentacles of Horror on Bandcamp! Tentacles of Horror sounds like a combination of ... Read more
  • Review: Atena – Shades of Black Won’t Bring Her Back December 21, 2015 atenaNorwegian metalcore group Atena hits us with energized metal in their latest release Shades of Black Won’t Bring Her Back. It is only about 25 minutes long with 9 tracks, so it won’t take much of your time. This is a fun album to blast when nobody’s home; check it out on Spotify, Bandcamp, and ... Read more
  • Review: Broadening the Daylight – Theseus EP December 15, 2015 theseusMelodic metalcore act Broadening the Daylight’s new EP is finally here! With 6 tracks and 21 minutes, you can’t go wrong taking a gander at this sweet little release. Just as my track review of “Integrity” suggested, it is a promising preview of what Theseus has to offer. Head over to their YouTube, Facebook, and ... Read more
  • Review: Ingested – The Architect of Extinction December 10, 2015 1546385_10153134788767155_7377464828129214990_nIngested is a 5-piece slamming death metal band from Manchester, UK. Their current line-up is Jay Evans (vocals), Sean Hynes (guitar, vocals), Sam Yates (guitar, vocals), Brad Fuller (bass), and Lyn Jeffs (drums). They have released four albums and one EP. The first song, The Divine Right of Kings, hits the listener with a heavy guitar ... Read more
  • Review: Gaijin – Self Titled December 8, 2015 a1432679789_165-piece Indian technical death metal band Gaijin has released a new 3-track EP to keep us busy as we await a full-length. Gaijin has worked with some well known names like Cryptopsy, Martyr, and Gorguts. If you like like technical death metal and you have 13 minutes to spare, head over to their Bandcamp to ... Read more
  • Review: Remains of the Tyrant – “Bathing In Pestilence” & “Broken Bonds, Broken Bones” December 7, 2015 1898126_1054527341224766_2429309741622989016_nRemains of the Tyrant is a death metal band from Modesto, California. The current line-up of the band is Jonathan Morris (guitar), Trevor Smallwood (drums), Derek Johns (bass) and Colton Perez (guitar). They are currently looking for a vocalist. I will be reviewing their two singles, Bathing in Pestilence and Broken Bonds, Broken Bones. Bathing in ... Read more
  • Review: Mortal Torment – Cleaver Redemption December 3, 2015 mortal tormentGreek brutal death metal band Mortal Torment hacks and slashes their way through you with their latest release called Cleaver Redemption. Mortal Torment has been going at it for 10 years and has seen several line-up changes. Despite all of that, they’ve played in plenty of metal festivals and have finally settled enough to release ... Read more
  • Review: DESTITUTE – Self-Titled EP November 30, 2015 a1910919605_16DESTITUTE is a down-tempo, deathcore band from Montclair, California. Their current lineup is: Nathan Mancinas on vocals, Jacob Rivera on the guitar, Quinn Martinez on bass, and David Boice on the drums. They formed in 2011 and have released an EP called The Reckoning and their self-titled EP. The EP starts out with a creepy intro, ... Read more
  • Review: The Sickening – Sickness Unfold November 28, 2015 The Sickening - Sickness UnfoldNorwegian 4-piece brutal death band The Sickening is coming at us with a sick 10 track album called Sickness Unfold. The Sickening features former Blood Red Throne drummer Espen Antonsen. Sickness Unfold delightfully mixes modern brutal death and classic death metal to create hideously beautiful metal. Check out The Sickening’s Facebook and Bandcamp! There is not ... Read more
  • Review: Hautajaisyö – Self Titled November 23, 2015 hayatoyoHautajaisyö is a 4-piece Finnish death metal band from Lisalmi. They describe themselves as “melancholy” death metal because of the sheer emotion that seeps from each song. Their latest release, Hautajaisyö, has 9 tracks running around 31 minutes long. Hautajaisyö delivers us piercing riffs, clear mixing/production, and well developed songs. Check Hautajaisyö out on Facebook, ... Read more
  • Review: Zenith Conflict – My Sins November 20, 2015 a0455483900_16Zenith Conflict is a one-man band from Melbourne, Australia. The person who wrote the material is named Jesse Van Dongen. His EP’s genre is Progressive Metal. This EP is an instrumental EP that consists of interesting riffs, refreshing drumming, and cool breakdowns. The EP starts with the song “A New Beginning.” It starts out slow, with ... Read more
  • Review: Left To The Wolves – In The Absence Of Humanity November 16, 2015 a4070630238_10  Left To The Wolves’ In The Absence of Humanity is a death filled journey that is sure to satisfy metal enthusiasts of most every genre, with heavy influences deriving mostly from deathcore, death metal and black metal. In The Absence of Humanity is an outstanding album that pulls the best from genres all across metal, and ... Read more