• 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
  • Track Review: Broadening the Daylight – “Integrity” October 2, 2015 btd coverIn anticipation for an upcoming interview and EP release is a track review of Broadening the Daylight’s “Integrity” from Theseus EP. Broadening the Daylight is a Philadelphia/Collegeville melodic metalcore 5-piece. Listen to this track below, and head to their Facebook for updates! Bringing you heartfelt lyrics, an expanded vocal range, solid drumming, and catchy hooks, “Integrity” is ... Read more
  • Review: Display of Decay – Dust of Existence September 27, 2015 unnamedDisplay of Decay is a Canadian death metal band from 2007. Dust of Existence is their 2nd full-length album following an EP from 2014. Released in September of 2015, there are 8 tracks lasting around 32 minutes long. Dust of Existence lacks nothing and is a milestone in heavy releases in 2015. Check out ... Read more
  • Review: As Oceans – Willows September 25, 2015 As oceansThe most underrated form of metal presentation is the concept album. Progressive metal tends to have concept album market cornered, but concept albums come from every sect of the metal and core universe. Regardless of what class of metal is being played, a concept album with a strong premise, engaging lyrics, and a complimentary sonic ... Read more
  • Review: SHIT – Scavengers Of A Dying Sun September 22, 2015 shit_scavengersSometimes, simplicity is key. Simplicity in presentation, composition, and influence is often the best way to brutality. SHIT’s got it down, in that regard. Taking the tremolo picking and dark stylings of black metal, quick & fiery passages of crust guitar & drums, and painting it over some solid death metal makes for a really enjoyable and ... Read more
  • Review: Tantrum – Devirginized September 21, 2015 devirginizedTantrum is a German death metal band that formed in 1998. The band separated in 2003, but made a comeback in 2011 with 2 of the original members and 3 new members. Devirginized is the latest album complete with 5 tracks and a running time of about 23 minutes. Devirginized is set to release on ... Read more
  • Review: The Sideline Haters – Who Shaves The Barber? September 20, 2015 a2311284264_16 I just got another review email from a band called The Sideline Haters, a self-dubbed “modern death metal” quartet emerge from Compiègne, France, with their debut Who Shaves The Barber? Full of grooving riffs, blast beats, and classic death metal vocals, Who Shaves The Barber? is sure to strike a nostalgic chord somewhere in you. There ... Read more
  • Review: Never Again – Death Metal Tsunami September 14, 2015 never againItalian death metal band Never Again is our focus this week with their debut EP Death Metal Tsunami. It’s a short EP with only 3 tracks running about 11 minutes long. Never Again consists of 5 members who carry a lot of energy and attitude in their music and live performances. Urban legend states “every ... Read more
  • Review: Profanity – Hatred Hell Within EP September 7, 2015 hatred hell withinGerman death metal legends Profanity have been going at it since 1993, but they haven’t lost their touch, as displayed on their Hatred Hell Within EP. Released in December of 2014, this EP is a short ditty with only 3 tracks running at about 20 minutes. Purchase Hatred Hell Within from Amazon, Rising Nemesis’ Bandcamp, or ... Read more
  • Review: I Chaos – Masterbleeder September 1, 2015 _I CHAOS - MASTERBLEEDER ARTWORKI Chaos is a Dutch death metal band that formed in 2009 with the intent of making death metal for the masses to enjoy. Masterbleeder is their second full-length album and is set to release September 25th in 2015. It is a concept album that talks about the mentally oppressed and the pharmaceutical industry. When ... Read more
  • Review: Battlecross – Rise to Power August 31, 2015 Battlecross-Rise-to-Power-coverJust as the world became in need of something fun and vibrant from the heavy metal community, the five piece thrash outfit Battlecross unleashed a behemoth record entitled “Rise to Power”. After I nearly exhausted their practically perfect prior albums, it was definitely time for the band to renew themselves in the form of another ... Read more
  • Review: Obedience to Dictator – Hogzilla August 30, 2015 a0643183325_16Review by Thomas. The Italian quintet is definitely one of the stranger bands in the death metal genre. Dubbing themselves sci-fi death metal, OBEDIENCE TO DICT∆TOR’s Hogzilla is a solid album on all fronts that definitely deserves a listen to. Clocking in at just under twenty minutes, Hogzilla covers a lot of ground in such a short ... Read more