Shardborne is a progressive metal band that is strictly instrumental and they create an outstanding musical experience with their new album Living Bridges. Ciaran Culhane (One of the guitarists) sat down and answered some really important questions, talked about the band and the new album a bit. You can read the interview below and you can read my thoughts on their new album here. Their album Living Bridges also was released last week so be sure to buy it, stream it and support it! Enjoy.
Returning from the depths of a death metal jungle is a band so average that many people will ignore just about everything that they put out. Now while the last review was a glowing 5 out of 5 from our past writer Toilet Maestro (RIP), I was rather unimpressed with how each song sounded the same, how bland the writing was and how boring it was. After 2 listens, I really didn’t need to listen to it anymore. I got the gist of what they were doing and musically it just wasn’t that good. Well this time Jungle Rot is back and with a new album called Order Shall Prevail. While they basically keep it the same, they decide to include a couple of songs that actually stand out with some riffs that get stuck in your head. A more inspired release, these guys are here to kill you with riffs.
When it comes to blackened death metal or black metal in general, there is and will never be a shortage of blasphemous, anti-religious and evil music. Infernal Execrator brings forth these reoccuring themes of darkness to their latest album: Ad Infinitum Satanic Adherent. This album is just massive evil black metal attack that touches upon what Marduk has been doing for years. The pummeling drum work sometimes overpowers the blazing riffs but they can still be heard for the most part. The quickness and quality of the song writing makes this a black metal release that demands your attention!
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.