• 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
  • Review: Shores of Acheron – IRA August 23, 2015 Shores of Acheron IraIra is Shores of Acheron’s latest EP released in June of 2015. There are 7 songs running to about 22 minutes fully through. Ira hits hard so be sure to pick it up or listen to it on Bandcamp, Spotify, and iTunes! Opening the EP is an introductory track that reminds me of Silent Hill type ... Read more
  • Review: Cattle Decapitation – The Anthropocene Extinction August 20, 2015 Cattle-Decapitation-The-Anthropocene-Extinction-620x620At long last, after three tedious years of hopeless waiting and troublesome anxiety, the four-piece death metal/grind legends of Cattle Decapitation have released their 8th studio album “The Anthropocene Extinction”. Fans of the criminally brutal and absurdly excellent “Monolith of Inhumanity” (such as myself) were worried sick as to whether or not they could follow ... Read more
  • Review: Northlane – Node August 19, 2015 NodeI’ll say this much before the review really begins; buy Northlane’s new album Node. Use whatever outlet you find most convenient. You owe it to yourself to purchase this album, even if you’re not a fan of metalcore. If it being a great album is not enough of a reason, buy it for the story. ... Read more
  • Review: The Nietzsche – Intro to Advanced Poetry August 17, 2015 The Nietzsche - Intro to Advanced Poetry - coverThe Nietzsche is a hardcore super group from Ukraine bringing a sweet little release to you under the name Intro to Advanced Poetry. Just as the name implies, Intro to Advanced Poetry is all about poetry. The Nietzsche’s priority is making poetry more relevant via hardcore music and I gotta say: it works. Now how does ... Read more
  • Review: Straight to Pain – Earthless August 11, 2015 straight to pain coverStraight to Pain is an Italian metal band that formed in 2009. Earthless is their second EP and released in June of 2015. This little ditty offers a lot to the listener in an accessible way. Pick up or listen to Earthless on Spotify, iTunes, and Amazon. One notable thing about Earthless is how raw it ... Read more