Despised Icon Announce Reunion shows

despised iconReactivated Montreal, Canadian death metal pioneers, Despised Icon, have now announced some North American shows this Winter. The band recently performed a run of dates in Europe, four years after announcing that the group would be disbanding. While no album or full tour is planned, the members of the group are just happy to be back on stage performing together.  Vocalist, Alex Erian comments: Continue reading

Review: Hideous Divinity – Cobra Verde

Hideous_Divinityl_Cobra_IMItalian death metallers (I’ve finally used the term ‘metallers’) Hideous Divinity hath returned!!! Hot off of their run with their last album “Obeisance Rising”, the horde bring us their next ultra brutal offering called “Cobra Verde” and it’s just ball bustingly brilliant. If you liked their last album, then you’ll easily love this one. If you like Hour of Penance, Nile and other truly brilliant semi technical death metal like them. Then this is a no brainer. 

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Review: Anaal Nathrakh – Desideratum

anaalI’m not entirely into industrialized metal but if it’s done well and holding back on the cheese, then I suppose it could be worthy of a good listen or two. Anaal Nathrakh return with Desideratum, which reminds me of The Berzerker meets Strapping Young Lad. A lot of chaotic metal blended with a bit of electronic experimentation. Without a doubt they know how to craft extreme metal tracks that stick in our head and the ability to incorporate electronic ideas and make them work is very impressive.

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Quick Reviews: Ancient VVisdom, Beastmilk, Orange Goblin, Thunderworks & Wo Fat

ancient vvisdomAncient VVisdom’s new album is a decent offering of slow and steady doom jams that has a promsing amount of occult rock vocals over the tried and true riffing. Continue reading