The post EXCLUSIVE STREAM: Coldfells’ EP Is The Doom That You Need In Your Life appeared first on Headbang or GTFO.
If you liked what you heard then be sure to head on over to their Facebook page and give them a ‘Like’. Also, head on over to their Bandcamp as they are just GIVING this EP away for free. You are welcome.
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Another amazing track from Omnihility! Thank you guys for the opportunity and make sure you visit them on Facebook, Big Cartel and be sure to ‘Like’ and ‘Share’ the video and subscribe to the channel for more metal updates.
About the band (From Facebook): Omnihility was formed in 2009 by Dan Rabago (guitars) with the intent to create music of extreme technicality and brutality. The band recorded a self-titled EP, a full length album entitled, “Abscess Of Oblivion”, as well as two singles, “Biogenesis”, and, “Unsummoned”. These recordings were never released due to members disbanding and being replaced. In 2011, John Kurzejeski (Vocals), and Armen Koroghlian (drums), joined the band. It was then that Omnihility began to write the material for their debut album entitled “Biogenesis”.
The band as well singed a one album contract with both the labels Sevared Records, and Butchered Records. “Biogenesis” was finished in the summer of 2012 and released on both labels in the fall of that same year. After signing a deal with Unique Leader records in the winter of 2013 Steve Crum stepped in to fill the drumming position and the writing for their first release on Unique Leader Records began entitled “Deathscapes Of The Subconscious” and it is set to be released summer of 2014. Omnihility is a modern technical death metal band, influenced heavily by the early 90′s death metal scene. They forge on to create their own unique and brutal style. Omnihility is currently writing the material for their second release yet to be titled for Unique Leader Records as well as gigging and gearing up to tour the world.
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Vremya Borby is an instant hit, as the guitar riffs power on song after song. Backed by rhythmic fury on bass and drums as well as the fantastic work on the folk wind instruments, the band truly possess a creative and powerful style that I’ve never heard before. Bastion takes what we like and somehow makes it better. Cinematic moments like on the song ‘Boevaya’ climb with the use of many orchestral instruments that build tension and make things explode.
These Russian heathens are on an attack and the victims are the other bands who cannot keep up. If you listen to Bastion, you win, it’s as simple as that. This is heavy as well as it is beautiful. Very enthralling music, it’s majestic in many ways and it’s creatively presented in a way that metal heads will just enjoy this and respect it as the art that it is. Another wonderful release from Russia, Bastion touches a wide variety of genres on this album and does each of them justice. Vremya Borby is a must have for your collection.
4.5 out of 5
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The post Quick Reviews: Hiverna, Cries of Your Sins, Katakombi & Uburen appeared first on Headbang or GTFO.
While the folk is toned down compared to some bands, the acoustics and flute definitely makes it authentic. The riffs throughout the album is pretty darn good and vocal performance from Bardunor is pretty rad as he keeps his throat in a lower raspy growl. The music is charming, different and enjoyable. 4 out of 5
Cries of Your Sins – ‘Demo’. Cries of Your Sins is a one man black metal band that dives head first in the black metal pool and surfaces covered in corpse paint. There are some creative things happening within the void of traditional blackened music though. The demo includes 3 songs that will definitely win you over and make you a fan. You don’t hear guitar solos in black metal often and you’ll definitely get one on here! The best part is that he is giving away the demo for free. Go ahead and download this and enjoy! 4 out of 5
Free Demo: http://alturl.com/j7gia
Katakombi – ‘Katakombi’. The first 4:43 of this album starts off dreadfully slow, like an atmospheric drone/ambient album. Finally the chord progression enters as well as a slow doom drum beat. This carries on for another five minutes before any vocals kick in, still being keyboard heavy on the noise. Words are whispered in a lower manly kind of tone. The song ends with more aggression on the guitar riffs, cymbal crashing and death screaming. They then carry on this sound for the rest of the ‘mini LP’ (3 songs, 30 minutes) and they definitely get their point across as to who they are and what their sound is. 3 out of 5
Uburen – ‘Withered Roots’. Uburen’s style of music is a barbaric blend of black metal and viking heathenry. If you enjoy Enslaved, Amon Amarth and Bathory then this band is definitely for you. ‘Withered Roots’ is 45 minutes of sheer genuine ass kicking metal on all fronts, but the viking theme and black metal influence just makes it that more unique and fun to listen to. I think I just found my next favorite band! 4.5 out of 5
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13 songs, 36 minutes of Origin in their more genius moment. You are not wanting more when the album comes to a close as Origin covers as much as humanly possible within that time frame. Paul Ryan just possesses this raw talent and ability to annihilate us with his guitar playing. It’s rare to hear this style of music be done so clearly and profoundly, yet still put the listener in awe while keeping them coming back for more with the catchy riffs he writes. Right beside him is bass player Mike Flores, who shreds that thing as much as Ryan does. The combination of bass and guitar shred is just damn near spectacular and Origin knows how to pull the listener in and keep them there with their music.
Drummer John Longstreth does what he can to create a drum groove or blast beat that will go along side these wretched riffs and he does a great job on each and every song. His blast beats are untouchable and gracious, yet his groove and fills throughout the technical death metal mess are just masterful. Vocalist Jason Keyser just barks, growls and screams so damn well on this album. His rapid fire vocal performance on a few tracks just impress the holy hell out of me and his vocal talent throughout the many songs definitely have a bite to it. The raw and raspy vocal approach fits well within the maniacal tech death.
Omnipresent is an album that every metal head needs and hopefully every metal head will buy. Origin put together some of the best technical death metal of the year and of their career. All members of this band just bleed talent and their art perfectly translates well on this album. Buy the mp3 or disc, something. Support this band and support this style of music. Origin deserve it and honestly, so do you.
5 out of 5
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The post Review: Omnihility – Deathscapes of the Subconscious appeared first on Headbang or GTFO.
43 minutes of barbaric music, some of the gnarliest tunes I’ve heard this year in fact. They sound like a more aggressive blend of Deicide with tasty technical death metal parts tossed in as well. Just pure madness within the hyper evil music. Vocalist John Kurzejeski just breathes pure fire on this album. Backing up his destructive behavior on guitar is Dan Rabago who just decimates riffs left and right all by himself. His technicality is more quality than it is show off wankery, witness his rage on the track ‘Contemplating the Ineffable’. How bassist Isamu Sato keeps up seems impossible to me but he holds down the rhythmic fretwork hellstorm seemingly well on these songs. Drummer Steve Crum not only gives us blasts and BPM’s that are unheard of but within his speed lies an undeniable groove and focus that concentrates on interesting fills and cymbal workings. Omnihility is rich with talent that comes from each individual member of this band, not just one star here.
Anytime I listen to ‘Deathscapes of the Subconcious’, I fall more in love with it. Sweeps, ominous arpeggios, chords and technical guitar work from hell with monolithic vocal and drum work along side of it all just makes Omnihility’s ‘Deathscapes of the Subconscious’ one of the best albums of 2014. A hidden gem found within the massive outpour of gore that is the death metal genre. If you dig, you will find the best of the best and I am confident to declare that Omnihility fits in there. You get sheer brutality that is wildly familiar yet it’s so damn new and fresh you just want to listen to it over and over again.
Eugene, OR must be in smoldering ash since this band hails from that area. How is there anything left of that city? ‘Deathscapes of the Subconscious’ is an amazing offering of what death metal truly is.
For fans of: Origin, Vital Remains, Deicide, Cannibal Corpse, Necrophagist, Beyond Creation and anything else that forces you to slam your neck around and mosh.
5 out of 5
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The post Quick Reviews: Pillbuster, Guilty As Charged, Planet Zeus & Grace Disgraced appeared first on Headbang or GTFO.
Brothel is not re-inventing the wheel here but they are reminding us as to why we love the wheel in the first place. A great go to EP for those wanting something heavy but not wanting to scare away everyone in the room. A good way to quench the thirst of those awaiting the release of the second album that drops in 2015. 3.5 out of 5
Guilty As Charged – ‘Leap of Faith’. Modern thrash that could hopefully pull those stuck with mundane radio rock and put them towards better, more aggressive, more meaningful music. Guilty As Charged have this Evile sound, but are more about the catchiness of the riff than the ability to shred. Vocals are put out with aggression but not in a death metal sense. Good heavy metal here! 3.25 out of 5
Planet of Zeus – ‘Vigilante’. Hard rock that focuses on stoner groove and raspy bong hit throaty vocals. Even if they don’t smoke, their groove just makes it seem that way. The loud drumming, the raunchy 70′s tone and guitar playing mixed with vocals that just put hair on your chest makes for a good time. Vigilante is another good album for those looking to play something heavy for people without scaring the shit out of them. Hell, this album may get people dancing! 3 out of 5
Grace Disgraced – ‘The Primal Cause: Womanumental’. Female fronted death metal with chunky and catchy guitar riffs, profound drum work and rather great vocal work from previously mentioned lady screamer. Grace Disgraced is definitely not a disgrace to the metal scene. The maniacs from Moscow sure know how to thrash and bring forth heavy hitting death metal that could even put Arch Enemy to shame. Definitely something I will continue to listen to. 4 out of 5
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The post Review: Torn The Fuck Apart – Sexually Transmitted Torture appeared first on Headbang or GTFO.
The death metal displayed here is creatively gross and the music to portray the image along side the lyrics are just as maniacally sinister. Having the local greats with you (Sisson from Troglodyte, Babcock from Gornography) on a couple of songs also helps push out the image that Kansas City knows how to spawn gruesome death metal scenarios within their songs. Songs like ‘Sulfuric Semen Skank Dunk Tank’ give off a Cattle Decapitation vibe while ’55 Gallon Crypt’ gives off an ominous Cannibal Corpse vibe, of course Torn the Fuck Apart do not just mimic these bands but utilize their influences to spew forth out their own brand of carnivorous music.
Torn the Fuck Apart’s “Sexually Transmitted Torture” is up front, unapologetic and no gimmicks. Sworn to kill and guitar licks that thrill, Torn the Fuck Apart will do just as their band name suggests and it’s horrible how such filth can sound so beautiful to my ears. Should I seek therapy? Because ‘Inserted Vaginal Castration Device’ was one of the most beautiful songs I’ve ever heard.
Brutal death metal for fans of Putrid Pile, Dying Fetus & Cannibal Corpse.
4 out of 5
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Eternal Valley just exploded for me, going from ‘Oh I like this song’ to ‘I need to listen to it all and share this with EVERYONE!’ within the span of a week. They just hit the nail on the head with their sound and emotional performance, truly creating an atmosphere that is on par with last year’s Thy Light release (which I reviewed almost exactly a year ago). Beautiful and bleak and the same time. Check them out, download and buy their music, then share them with your friends. You’ll thank me later. 4 out of 5
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The post Review: Inferi – The Path of Apotheosis appeared first on Headbang or GTFO.
Inferi possess an undeniable trait and sound, something viking metal nerds can enjoy as well as The Black Dahlia Murder crowd. The melody is there but it’s not the fore front attention grabber. The hyper technical and soaring solo tone is present, yet it’s not the only spotlight driven moments on the album. Vocals are mid range raspy and mid to low grunts, something us death metal heathens can grasp and enjoy. The keyboard moments are not overly done nor cheesy. Inferi just manages to somehow put all of these together so perfectly, something very few bands can pull off and keep my attention.
Nevermind that it’s death metal, this is beautiful music. The writing is well above average and the execution and production are top notch. Guitars are deliciously similar to Beyond Creation in a great way, except that I think Inferi sticks with a more traditional guitar tone/tuning and not wide range guitars. Drumming is intense and slammingly quick like Rings of Saturn and Origin. It’s some of the best technical death metal but it’s meshed in so well with melodic death metal that you definitely get the best of both worlds here. It’s nuts.
Inferi’s ‘The Path of Apotheosis’, in a nutshell, is quality music from a lesser known band (Well to me) who blow away most of the ‘AAA’ artists who are releasing music this year. Get with it, listen to Inferi and buy this freaking album. I guarantee that you will love this album as soon as you hear it.
4.75 out of 5
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