• Review: VHOD – Dreamcleaver October 12, 2015 VHOD 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 You 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 Incoming 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 In 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 Display 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 The 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 Sometimes, 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 Tantrum 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 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 Italian 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 German 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 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 Just 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 Review 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 Ira 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 At 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 I’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 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 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
  • Review: Iwrestledabearonce – Hail Mary August 8, 2015 Iwrestledabearonce have made a name for themselves by playing their own special brand of what-the-fuck-evercore. Always the fans of quick shifts in mood dictated by borderline schizophrenic tempo changes, the band has an admirable attitude about playing their brand of relatively experimental metalcore. Instead of stepping into a popular template, IWABO plays as they wish, ... Read more
  • Review: Old Wounds – The Suffering Spirit August 6, 2015 Some of New Jersey’s finest, the hardcore quartet known as Old Wounds, have released their sophomore crusher of an album “The Suffering Spirit”. This album is for those who love punk-inspired metal grooviness that never ceases to rile up the spirit into a state of relentless headbanging. You can buy yourself a copy on their ... Read more
  • Review: Intravenous Contamination – Drown In Human Fluids August 5, 2015 Review by Andriana. Intravenous Contamination is a slamming death metal band from Germany. Drowned in Human Fluids is Intravenous Contamination’s first full­ length, containing ten tracks and running around thirty minutes long. Pick up or listen to Drowned in Human Fluids on Spotify, Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon, and Big Cartel. “Drowned in Human Fluids is a disgustingly nice ... Read more
  • Review: Azgard – At The Break Of Day July 28, 2015 Review by Andriana. Ukrainian deathcore band Azgard is our target this week with their debut full ­length At the Break of Day, released in May of 2015. At the Break of Day has nine heavy tracks that tackle you then keep you in a headlock for about thirty minutes. I find that the Ukrainian bands that I discover are ... Read more
  • Review: Oceano – Ascendants July 27, 2015 The Windy City 5-piece deathcore band Oceano is back in action after their unsatisfactory release “Incisions” with the way better “Ascendants”. This album is available to purchase on iTunes, Earache Records, and Amazon. Alternatively, it can be streamed on YouTube or Spotify. I’m still astounded as to the substantial change in sound from “Incisions” to “Ascendants”. ... Read more
  • Review: A Wake In Providence – Insidious July 21, 2015 Review by Andriana. A Wake in Providence is a five piece deathcore band from New York City, New York. Insidious, released in June 2015, is AWIP’s debut EP and was independently produced. You can purchase or listen to Insidious on Spotify, iTunes, the Google Play Store, and Big Cartel. Insidious is a fun and hard­ hitting deathcore EP that is ... Read more