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.
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.
Soon the heathens from Greece known as Mortal Torment will be dropping a brand new brutal death metal album called Cleaver Redemption. This is fucking heavy. Lyrical themes of violence, death, dismemberment and torture reign supreme on this release and the music that helps tell these tales of horror are some of the gnarliest written metal tracks of the year. If you want Party Cannon, Devast and Kraanium with a little Dying Fetus sprinkled on top, then this album from Mortal Torment will be perfect for you.
Abhorrent Deformity is a young and talented brutal death metal band from North Carolina and their new/debut album Entity of Malevolence is going to be released on October 30th via Comatose Music. The debut album is crushing and I sent the band a couple of questions that I had and Dave Wright (bass) and Mark De Gruchy (vocals) were kind enough to answer them for me. Enjoy the read and be sure to jam their new song “Entity of Malevolence”, the title track from their new album!!!
Debut albums are so exciting. They are the first true full length release and promising tell of what the band’s sound is all about. Some debut albums are amazing (ex. Caladan Brood) and some are left in the bargain bin at your local used CD shop, but it’s always fun to jam a bands 1st album and find out if they are worth a shit or not. Abhorrent Deformity, a brutal death metal band who grabs a little bit from the deathcore genre as well, has Entity of Malevolence for their debut release and it’s a very good first release.
Guttural. Slamming. Brutal. Death. Nothing else is even truly needed to be said because Kraanium captures everything we love about brutal death metal. Gravity blasting over rolling double bass speeds, high tempo tremolo picking into slam riffs that are the epitome of terror, bass work that adds more ferocity to the guitar riffing and vocal work from a maniacal person who only wants to kill. This is Kraanium’s Chronicles of Perversion, one of the best death metal albums to be released this year.
If there is one thing German does right it’s their porn. Secondly, it’s their death metal. Intravenous Contamination’s Drowned in Human Fluids is a death metal offering of epic proportions. Deadly, heavy hitting, powerful and over the top in exciting gore splattering moments, this band’s sound and execution on this release is undeniably worthy of a listen. Hell yes, this is brutal death metal that you need in your life.
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.