Deadspace – The Promise of Oblivion

deadspace_webcoverOh man. You know, I’m in a fantastic mood. I’m feeling motivated, I am happy and life is good. Now I just need to listen to something that makes me want to crawl into a hole and die. Because why not? As weird as it may be to actively listen to depressing music, I find that it’s the purest form of emotional artwork. Depressive suicidal black metal was hard to listen to at first many years ago but I find myself uncontrollably wanting more and more and finding the best within the genre is always fun to discover and share. In this case, it’s a band from Australia with the name of Deadspace. No not the video game, it’s your next favorite DSBM band.

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Exclusive Premiere: MORTAL TORMENT – A Million Skulls To Bludgeon

mortal tormentMortal Torment’s new album Cleaver Redemption drops this fall and we’re lucky enough to show off the first sample of what these brutal death metal bastards can do. This song is fucking intense. Enjoy. Be on the look out for this album on Gore House Productions later this year!

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TL;DR Reviews: Mortis Mutilati, Ovid’s Withering, Hammer King, While She Sleeps, Mendel, Carnival of Flesh, Aion & Spectral Darkwave

Mortis MutilatiMortis Mutilati is a depressingly beautiful funeral black metal band from France. Consisting of only one sole member, Macabre spreads his darkness across these 8 tracks in magnificent splendor on Mélopée Funèbre. The sound is ultimately dark but the grand instrumentation creates a high quality atmosphere that appeals to me quite easily. Divine black metal. 8.8 out of 10


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Exclusive Stream: Carnival of Flesh – Stories From A Fallen World

Carnival of Flesh - Stories From a Fallen World - Front CoverCarnival of Flesh! Hailing all the way from Serbia is this cold and grim black metal band with commanding symphonic moments. Their new album, Stories From A Fallen World, is a scathing and raw black metal act that utilizes symphonic keyboard compositions to get their musical brand across. Compiling intense black metal riffing with violent instrumental progression and unique vocal performance, Carnival of Flesh pushes the limits on this genre. The result is a fully fleshed out extreme metal experience that’ll definitely have you headbanging. Listen below and indulge in the music for yourself! Headbang or GTFO has the exclusive stream for your enjoyment.

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TL;DR Reviews: Ashcloud, Algos, Dryom & Vintage Warlords

ashcloudAshcloud’s supreme death metal sound is cut short by it’s terrible production values. They sound like they are a mix of traditional 80′s death metal, thrash metal and Swedish death metal….which is a unique sound but the production just makes this album sound weak. 6 out of 10




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Quick Review: My Life’s Despair – Invoked with Passion and Pain

my life's despair‘Gothic Doom’ is something I rarely come across these days so when My Life’s Despair submitted their new album Invoked with Passion and Pain, I was intrigued as well as a little pessimistic as to what exactly I was hearing. Doom is pretty depressing already so I don’t know what the whole Gothic aspect of this sound was going to bring to the table. Well, the end result is just lackluster. This release was just not enjoyable to listen to.

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Abandoned Elysium – Unmasked

abandoned elysiumAbandoned Elysium’s sound is very generic groove rhythmic styled metal, with some creative outlet in the lead guitar department. Vocals are mainly a powerful low end growl, which is the best part of the album as he devours each song and breathes pure venom. Musically it’s okay, it’s nothing special or overly spectacular but it’s easily something you can enjoy.

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TL;DR Reviews: Svarte, Nocturnal Depression, Neck of the Woods, Unhollowed & Dys Inbunden

Svarte is an epic black metal project that has massive fantasy driven atmosphere as well as soul crushingly beautiful black metal passages. Wanderer Between the Light and Dark is perfect for those who enjoy Summoning and Moongates Guardian! Grab your weapons and prepare for this excellent journey. 8.8 out of 10

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Skinless – Only The Ruthless Remain

Ruthless7Skinless return to destroy us all and Only The Ruthless Remain! Devouring anything and everything in it’s path, Skinless is a destructive tank of death grind greatness. While it’s rolling over hills, trampling over victims and blasting society with massive balls of shredded death and gore; you’ll find that this horrid display of bloody chunks and bile is actually a satisfying listen! Fans of past work will be thrilled to find that Skinless have not eased up on their wretched style, oh no no. Just the opposite. They’ve somehow managed to sound even better. Only The Ruthless Remain is a proper return to the butcher shop, with tools of death at their disposal and we are the victims.

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Miellnir – Incineration Astern

coverOrchestral folk/viking metal from the Ukraine! Miellnir brings forth powerful hymns of battle, lore and Nordic mythology on Incineration Astern! Blending traditional pagan sounds with modern day cinematic serenade, and topping it off with some melodic death metal really gives Miellnir a powerful barbaric sound. Sometimes a folk/viking band will arrive and they’ll sound similar to something another band has previously done. Miellnir does something a little different and gives us a fresh take on this so called viking metal genre.

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