Grave Ritual is a death metal band based out of Alabama in the good ol U S of A and this band keeps it violently dark and grim. Reminiscent of old school death metal that utilizes slower doom sections to create neck snapping moments, Morbid Throne is just sick. 5 years since the bands debut album and now this one slowly emerges from the crypt to kill you with these maniacal old school death metal tracks. 9 songs of killer death metal tunes coming to you from Dark Descent Records!
Have you ever heard of a heavy metal band called Norselaw? A band from Ohio and they are pretty damn low key but release some damn fine fantasy based metal from time to time. Well guitarist/vocalist from that band is also pulling the same duties here! Stormlurker is slightly different though in how the songs are composed overall and the way it’s written seems to be undeniably heavier. Same great talent is behind this project as well and he pushes harder than ever before here. He isn’t alone though as this band is a trio of fined tuned heavy metal musicians! Continue reading
Thrash. It’s a genre I enjoy but nothing I truly dive into often. Mainly because a band will release something new and it just sounds completely like something I’ve heard of already. Well in this case, that is definitely true. Nuclear is a band from Chile and I think they have an aggressive edge when it comes to their thrash metal. A very harsh attack and it just doesn’t quit! Formula For Anarchy is rife with bashing guitar riffs, loud vocals and drum punishment that will transport you back to the golden era of 80′s thrash and anger….you know back when thrash was actually good! Nuclear is good but can they create something that is worth listening?
French death metal titans in South of Hell released their debut album this past summer and it may have been missed by the majority of you. Rising of Hate is pure death metal! 28 minutes of solid riffing, rough vocals, intense bass work and crushing drum blasting! This carnival of catastrophe has an amazing sense of groove about it but they make sure you have your incredibly heavy moments as well as some decent melodic lick and catchy guitar hooks to make things enjoyable and memorable. As simple as their approach is, South of Hell has a really deep understanding on how to make good death metal.
God dammit come out with a better name for your promo than Promo 2015. SHIT! Pigskinner is a band new to me. DIY grind, death metal by a Mr. Shitkicker. I’ll admit…looks like nothing much is going on here from the title and album art but the magic happens when you press play. Sizzling bacon fat frying in the pan. Smells good. Delicious.
Cryptopsy returns with a series of EP releases, The Book of Suffering – Tome 1 being the first to rise from the grave for you disturbed ones. This band has been a well known name for a long time now and these Canadians bring forth pure hell and death metal greatness with them every single time. This is no exception as the musical sacrifices here are definitely worthy of your time. Listen as Cryptopsy commit first degree murder on these 4 songs. I hope your neck is ready.
Russia. God damn you guys know your black metal. I mean just about every single thing I’ve heard from that country that is within the black metal genre is just insanely good. The brilliance, the atmosphere and the majesty coming from that country over the past couple of years just blows me away every single time. Here is another grand example of this phenomenon and it’s by the band called Sivyj Yar, a Pagan black metal band whose pride in their heritage just bleeds out from the speakers. This isn’t just your normal black metal act too….the music found on this release, Burial Shrouds, is incredibly deep. Sure it has it’s typical black metal sound at times but the compositions and craftsmanship of the song writing is out of this world.
The Unraveling’s latest album Tear A Hole In The Collective Vision is about 15 years too late with this release. I feel like this would have blown up that era when electric music, groovin guitar riffs and industrial metal was doing very well for itself. This day and age I feel like this would be the soundtrack playing at the local Hot Topic when I walked in while the kids behind the counter were zoning out to it. It’s catchy, I’ll admit but this is barely listenable.
Sometimes simple and brutal just goes together like peanut butter and jelly. It better be strawberry jelly though, not that grape bullshit. The music genre is the peanut butter as it’s just brutal death meets deathcore. The strawberry jelly is Whoretopsy, who just creates crushing tracks each and every time!!! This is crushing and Never Tear Us Apart is the glass of milk you chug with your PB&J. I hope you are hungry because this is actually very satisfying and filling. Delicious.
Behold! The sheer terror of brutal death metal with massive deathcore influence! When slam meets chug and growls collide with blast beats, Broken Flesh brings it all and the riffs are a flood of gore and earth shifting rivers of blood, which drowns everything in sight. All is lost! Nothing can be saved! That is unless you pause the music but why the fuck would you do that?! Broken Flesh’s third album, their self titled album, is a crushing display of death metal greatness.