• 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
  • Review: Various Artists – Astral Evisceration On All Hallows Eve November 16, 2015 Astral Evisceration on All Hallows Eve coverSplits are the most economically savvy way to discover new bands. In many ways, they’re crucial to finding smaller artists that you may enjoy. And there’s nothing better than a Halloween album. I could listen to a Halloween album any time of the year. So, keeping those things in mind, it should be very obvious ... Read more
  • Review: Ganbaru – Declaration November 15, 2015 ganbaruGanbaru is a 5-piece hardcore band from Australia. Declaration is their 3rd release and consists of 13 tracks. Declaration was mixed by Cameron Webb (Megadeth, Motorhead, Pennywise) and mastered by Howie Weinberg (Nirvana, Rancid, Metallica), so there are high expectations.Without giving too much away, I will just say Declaration is fun. Head over to Ganbaru’s ... Read more
  • Review: Second to Sun – The First Chapter November 11, 2015 s2s3-man band Second to Sun comes at us this week with their 2nd full-length album The First Chapter. The First Chapter is 9 tracks and 33 minutes of instrumental goodness. There is no set genre to describe The First Chapter, but know that there are many elements of many genres and styles to be heard ... Read more
  • Review: We Have Been Compromised – Avarice November 9, 2015 a1805316805_16We Have Been Compromised is a six-member deathcore band from Florida. They have one EP out called Avarice. The band is made of: Zachary Jenckes and Nick Barton each doing vocals, Devin Schuler and Christian Dunne on the guitars, Draven Powell on drums, and Xavier Lang on bass. I enjoyed the vocals on this EP. The ... Read more
  • Review: Crafting the Conspiracy – Human Error November 4, 2015 crafting conspiracyCrafting the Conspiracy is a melodic death metal band from Kermit/Odessa, Texas and Human Error is their debut EP. Set to release on November 13th of 2015, Human Error has 7 tracks lasting around 21 minutes long. While not too lengthy, Human Error makes its presence known and makes sure you will remember its name. ... Read more
  • Review: Anasarca – Survival Mode November 2, 2015 anasarca preorderAnasarca is back! After a decade long hiatus, death metal legends Anasarca have returned with Survival Mode. Survival Mode is a 5-track demo that shows Anasarca have not lost their touch. Before their hiatus, they released Godmachine (1998), Moribund (2001), and Dying (2004). You can find Anasarca on Facebook for updates and order information! Alright ... Read more
  • Review: Tanned Christ – Antipomodean Sickness October 25, 2015 a3745235838_16Tanned Christ is here with a new little release called Antipomodean Sickness, from Australia. Antipomodean Sickness is only 16 minutes long with 10 tracks so that means the songs are very brief and to the point. Don’t lose interest yet, they swing hard then run. Pick up Antipomodean Sickness on Bandcamp and check their Facebook! Every ... Read more
  • Review: Glacier Eater – Self-Titled October 21, 2015 IMG_1981Glacier Eater is a melodic thrash metal band from Oakland California and are signed to Glacier Recordings. The current lineup is: Ryan Hansen, Keith Welch, Michael Stearns, and James Chanthanao. This band has released a demo and a full-length album. Their full-length album was just released this year and consists of 10 songs. I really like ... Read more
  • Review: Avulsed – Altar of Disembowelment October 19, 2015 avulsedAltar of Disembowelment is a new release for Spanish death metal fanatics Avulsed. Having 5 tracks makes Altar of Disembowelment a short EP, however it packs a strong enough punch. Visit Avulsed’s Spotify, Bandcamp, and Facebook pages! Altar of Disembowelment sounds just like the title sounds: nasty. The guttural growls, pummeling double bass, and distorted guitars ... Read more
  • Review: Dethrone the Corrupted – Self Titled EP October 14, 2015 a1464513947_16Dethrone the Corrupted is a melodic death metal band from Slovenia, Slovenska Bitrica. They formed on September 1st, 2012 and have had two major releases: in 2012 they released an EP that contained two songs: Pyschological Warfare and Open Your Mind. Then in 2014, they released a self-titled EP. The current lineup is: Aleksander “Ali” ... Read more
  • Review: Blinding Sunrise – The World Won’t Listen October 14, 2015 This World Won't Listen WEBBlinding Sunrise, the melodic metalcore sextuplet from Italy, has recently released an album titled The World Won’t Listen. Packed full of panic chords, heavy breakdowns and catchy choruses, The World Won’t Listen is a unique and solid entry into the saturated genre that you’ll either love or hate. To start things off, The World Won’t Listen ... Read more
  • Review: VHOD – Dreamcleaver October 12, 2015 12032133_1644469302466424_1636871154017571315_nVHOD is the work of one man: Chris Shaver. Described as a combination of past projects and progressing elements, VHOD brings death metal to the table in this 10 track album called Dreamcleaver. Check Dreamcleaver and many other releases out on Bandcamp! Dreamcleaver is different from a lot of other death metal releases for a few ... Read more
  • Review: Executed – Destroy the Ashes October 7, 2015 a3198912865_16You know, sometimes bands are best if enacted imperfectly. This is most true for thrash and death metal bands for me, and Executed has put together a solid EP worthy of your $50 Mexican dollars (that’s about $3 US dollars, but I put a little more in at the band’s Bandcamp page.) Now, I’m not saying ... Read more
  • Review: Subterror – Antropomortum October 4, 2015 a0669658280_16Incoming is Brazilian 3-piece death metal band Subterror with their latest effort Antropomortum, released in July of 2015. Antropomortum has 9 tracks that last for about 22 minutes, so the songs aren’t very long. Subterror is signed to Black Hole Productions so you can purchase Antropomortum on Bandcamp. Subterror do a nice job of not overstaying their ... Read more