Immortal Bird have returned with new album and it’s another powerful punch just like their last one. Empress/Abscess is a blackened thrash melodic death metal punk something released on Broken Limb Records/Manatee Rampage Recordings and it’s a unique hybrid of sound that had me excited to sit down and give this a good listen. Well I am happy to report that this is just as heavy and just as fun as their last offering, but with this release I found that the band had a more mature execution and sound to them. They still experiment but they definitely have a sound that is theirs and it’s a damn good one. Immortal Bird are back!
Suppuration is a brutal death metal trio from Colombia and their third full length album Devouring Your Prayers is one of the most crushing death metal albums to be released this year. Relentless pain, suffering and death bleeds out of these guys lyrically and musically. The crushing slam riffs are paired well with intense tremolo speeds and blasting. Drum sound is insane as the blasts and double bass just add more layers of catastrophe to the mix. The music is topped with a fine touch of aggressively amazing vocal work. Suppuration have gained a new fan and this album is one of the best out this year.
Brutal death metal bands have been coming out with some really gnarly records lately and you can add Prion’s Uncertain Process to that list of good albums released this year. Uncertain Process is brutality with some technical charm mixed in it. Similar to Gorguts’ unorthodox writing style but with more chunky gore filled riffs filled in between transitions and verses. This Argentinian trio brings a lot of music to the table and the end result is a satisfyingly brilliant brutal death metal buffet.
‘Party slam’ knuckleheads in Party Cannon finally release a full length album and it’s as rough and edgy as you would want it to be from this band. From the samples that cracked me up to the epic guitar slams, brutal death metal gutturals and powerful snare punch on every single track, Party Cannon’s Bong Hit Hospitalisation is filled with so much good content that I often asked myself: “Who knew brutal death metal could be so fun?!”
Shardborne is a progressive instrumental band and their latest offering on Living Bridges is everything you could possibly want if you are a big time Scale the Summit fan. The music is very adventurous and it’s incredibly magical. Being completely instrumental, the band let’s the music do the talking as the quest worthy notes gives the listener a quality listening experience without clouding the imagination with lyrics. Living Bridges is the bands debut full length release and it’s a wonderfully crafted piece of art for the band.
Filthy death metal is always appreciated here and Bone Gnawer fits right in. Start the fire! Start the flame! Chainsaws rev and rip through flesh in the background as agonizing screams echo from the distance. This is how the album Cannibal Cremation begins and shit is about to go down.
Goatblood is a blackened death metal band hailing from Germany! Like most good black metal bands, this particular act sticks with themes such as evil, devil worship and desecrating everything that is holy. Like most good death metal, they keep the music ultra heavy, fast and sinister. Goatblood care not about production and overly worked mastering, these guys just want to fuck you in the ass with a barbed inverted cross…..and laugh while doing it. Adoration of Blasphemy and War is their debut release and they are out for blood.
This will be the most brief list of ‘reviews’ I’ve done in a long time. It’ll be basic info with a quick opinion and a score, linking to the bands Facebook or Bandcamp. Without further ado…
Each and every time a new Six Feet Under album is released I am always eager to listen to it. Even after the atrocious display that Undead and Unborn was, I was still hoping that guys in SFU would come through and spawn some hellacious death metal groove like they’ve done in the past. When it comes to Six Feet Under’s style of death metal, you either love it or hate it. SFU have been going strong for 2 decades now and have been persistent with their gore loving grooves as well as Barnes unique style of growling and screaming. With a big discography and some not so good cover albums – the band returns with their new album “Crypt of the Devil” and it’s a revitalized Six Feet Under. Enthusiastic riffing amazing tone, quality song writing, big energy and vocal delivery. This is Six Feet Under’s best album in years.