Multi-media artist NADER SADEK’s new four-song EP The Malefic: Chapter III will be released as a free CD insert this November and December via Decibel Magazine (#122), Terrorizer Magazine in the UK (#254) and Legacy Magazine in Germany (#94). The Decibel release has a different mix and master from the UK and German versions. The album will also be released digitally in December.
Portugal’s most recognised death metal act, Annihilation, are self-releasing their new EP The Undivided on November 4th, 2014. Founded in early 2004, this six-track release of overpowering metal is the band’s follow-up to the 2010 debut, Against The Storm (Copro/Casket Records). A single from the EP, “The Great Cycle”, was released as a digital download a few months ago and a lyric video.
For those who love their black metal filled with death and death metal filled with blackness, then you know the name of this band for sure. Their incredibly fast riffing, drum work and treacherous vocals bring forth terror to those who are looking for it. Belphegor’s last album was highly regarded in my book. The songs were evil, catchy and it had the perfect blend of black metal and death metal to make things ultra sinister. I am a massive fan of Behemoth and Belphegor is just like them in many ways…only sped up.
Coprocephalic’s “The Oath of Relinquishment” is a highly produced but mildly entertaining death metal album. The guttural vocal work is poorly executed and the music itself is rather boring. The derivative nature and delivery of this album means that there is nothing gripping or longlasting at all about this album. If you want plain brutality and are too lazy to find something better, then I suppose this will work but shame on you. There is definitely better out there. 2 out of 5
This week will feature more bands but with far less description. I will leave basic info, a score and a link so you can check them out yourself. This week we have…
SGUAGUARAHCHRISTIS’ ‘Der Nacht’ is a hollow and dark black metal release. With everything you would expect and love about the genre you can find right here with this release. The production is intentionally bleak and void of a lot of bass. Continue reading
When it comes to bands with longevity, it’s rare that they keep their sound and not fall into trend changes or want to musically evolve into something else when things get stale. When it comes to Cannibal Corpse, consistency is key for not only surviving over 2 decades of massive changes within metal but also still charging ahead to keep the youth headbanging. Old and new fans can agree, Cannibal Corpse do it better than anyone else.
Phobiatic are a bunch of death metal brutes who know how to keep things heavy with their riffs and drumming yet know how to add atmosphere and write memorable leads and use techniques within the music to keep things unique and interesting. Phobiatic definitely releases one of those “Who are they? Oh wow this is good. Yeah this is a must have.” kind of album. Fragments of Flagancy is great.
Die Choking’s “II” brought the pain, grind tone and tempo to smash heads with their new EP. This release came in, made their mark and left within 6 minutes. Continue reading