Argentina…probably one of the last places on Earth you’d expect to hear exquisite brutal death metal. Devast makes this happen with their 3rd studio album, Apocalyptic Human Extinction! Their hyper finger twisting riffs and leads shred and devour on every song on this album. I wasn’t expecting such technicality as well as devastating groove found in between the chaos. Some of these riffs will make you headbang and holy shit you are guaranteed to hurt yourself if you’re not careful.
I’ve been an avid fan of Korn since 1999 when I was introduced to them with the album “Follow The Leader”. Since then it’s been a steady ride of similar tracks, depressing lyrics and heavy guitar riffs….until Head (Brian Welch) left the band. Soon afterwards, their sound changed for the experimental while barely grasping at the sounds that made them who they were, even dipping into dubstep for an album. Then Head returns to the fray and things are looking up for Korn. “The Paradigm Shift” was a slight return to form with a couple of songs but they had yet to fully find themselves and the sound that I could enjoy again. I haven’t truly been into a Korn album since “Take A Look Into The Mirror”, which was the last album Brian Welch was on before his departure. 13 years later, we get “The Serenity of Suffering“, a proper follow up to the album. This safely fits into their heavy discography, blending what they have evoled into and utilizing past riff techniques….Korn sounds like Korn once again.
Bringing back streams to the Headbang or GTFO YouTube channel I give you the first band in a long time: Voidthrone. They agreed to let me stream their new album for promotional reasons and you just HAVE to check them out. Continue reading “Stream: Voidthrone – Spiritual War Tactics”
Anal Trump brings you their hilarious debut album that may be the best grind album of 2016, even though it’s a jab/joke release of god damn fast grind and screams. Travis Trump (Fans of Cattle Decap will enjoy) belches, screams and grunts his way through these 30 tracks while Rob Trump handles all of the musical aspects of it. Honestly, I am already 3 listens deep into this (and counting, it only lasts a few minutes) and it’s actually really heavy hitting, well written, satirical and educational release of extreme music. Personal politics aside, this just shows the world what we’re dealing with from another perspective. Disgustingly brilliant grindcore.
Anaal Nathrakh has a cult following a severely devoted fans and after listening to their newest album, The Whole of the Law, I seriously understand why. Let’s not get into their back story and where they come from, let’s just jump straight into this album’s review. Here you go…
13 years…..13 long years since I have had a new Superjoint (NAME CHANGED DUE TO LEGAL REASONS) album. I’ve since jammed “Use Once and Destroy” and “A Lethal Dose of American Hatred” so much I should probably be ashamed of myself but I have always loved the heavy riffing, southern comfort groove and Anselmo’s fine tuned screams over these uniquely written songs. Now we get a new Superjoint album called Caught Up in the Gears of the Application and right away I am filled with excitement, anticipation and hope that I get the same fulfillment that I got from the previous 2 albums. The result of a few listens is a mixed bag of good and bad. Continue reading “Review: SUPERJOINT – Caught Up In The Gears Of The Application”
Artificial Pathogen are a three piece band from Scotland and Canada. They are Alex Ives (Vocals), Alex Sevigny (guitar/Instrumental Production/Mixing Mastering) and Aaron (guitar). The band’s debut full-length, Tears Of A Goddess was released in May 2015. Physicals were later released by Transcending records in 2016. The release also features the band’s previous EPs “Lilith” and “Bio Organic Destruction”. Continue reading “Review: ARTIFICIAL PATHOGEN – Tears of a Goddess”
Very little is known about Boreworm…..a progressively powerful death metal band from Michigan. Entomophobia is the band’s sophomore EP and they deliver a brand of death that isn’t like anything I have heard before. They bring a wall of sound with them that is pure death, atmospheric horror, melodic and just crushing with amazing production and musicianship. The band is independently releasing this bad boy and right out of the gate I have to recommend that you listen to this one. Let me tell you why.
Venom Prison is a death metal act from the UK, with abrasive and heavy guitar punctures, devilishly gruesome drum work and front woman “L” just obliterates vocal duties on their debut album, Animus. Lyrics tackle issues of social ignorance (Darwinism), misogyny, rape culture (I hate that this is a thing, really? Rape culture?) and the rejection and dismissal of God and all religions. Such a strong showing right out of the gate on their debut album eh? Animus will be released world wide on October 14th through Prosthetic Records.