Quick Reviews: Viathyn, New Jacobin Club, Methedras, Exoto, Morthra, Sinners Burn, Afterwalker, Bergrizen & Nebula Orionis

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…
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Quick Reviews: SGUAGUARAHCHRISTIS, HORTUS ANIMAE, Incite & A Breach of Silence

SGUAGUARAHCHRISTISSGUAGUARAHCHRISTIS’ ‘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

Review: Cannibal Corpse – A Skeletal Domain

CoverWhen 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.

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Phobiatic – Fragments of Flagancy

phobiaticPhobiatic 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.

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Review: Lago – Tyranny

LagoWith a combination of old school death metal and Polish blackened death, Lago has ultimately given us one of the best death metal records of 2014. Tyranny has been blasting my car speakers and headphones for a week straight and that is because it’s something I just needed to listen to over and over and over again to grasp it’s entire meaning and appreciate all of the little things that Lago put into Tyranny. This was an anticipation album for me and I was not let down at all.

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Quickest Reviews: A long list of mini reviews!

In the first ever “Quickest Reviews” post (You will not be seeing these often), I give a very brief description of the band, the genre and a ‘love’, ‘like’ or ‘dislike’. If I really like them, I will do a proper review of the album later down the road once I’ve listened to more and let it sunk in. Let’s get this started:

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Quick Reviews: Swine Overlord, Arkodaemik, Curseworship & Asmodey

swine overlordSwine Overlord’s debut album “Parables of Umbral Transcendence” is within the vein of Malodorous, Infant Annihilator and Splattered Entrails. Just that nasty brutal death metal that sounded like it was recorded in a buddies bedroom. Nasty production but it adds to the overall effect of the disgusting and sinister vibe these guys put out. Filled with drum groove, slam riffs and gutturals that would melt the face off of your dear ol grandma. 4 out of 5

http://swineoverlord.bigcartel.com/

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Quick Reviews: Malhkebre, Psychotic Gardening, Cold Colours & Monsterworks

makabhreFrench black metal horde Malhkebre bring us more blasphemous filth that we all love but this act is more on the weird/unorthodox side of the genre. Not following the usual sounds, screeching and tone; Malkhebre has this cult feeling about it and it’s off putting and ominous. The music itself is dark and brooding while maintaining a faster thrash mentality at times. Vocals are not really sung but they are not really screamed. Rather, they are howled at a raspy loud belch that gives this band character. At first I was underwhelmed by their approach but I must say that this album has character and a uniqueness about it that gives it charm and a lasting impression. 3.5 out of 5

www.malhkebre.bandcamp.com
www.reverbnation.com/malhkebre
www.theapostlesofignominy.org

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Quick Reviews: Svengali, Cardinals Folly, Circle II Circle & Stoneburner

svengaliSvengali is a pretty rad metal act from Dubai, UAE, and their sound radiates with heavy influence from the faster side of Crowbar. Though their riffs may be sludgey and the vocals be as heavy as a 400 lb linebacker, they still bring on some unique random clean vocals from both sexes on the album as well as the use as synth to keep things weirdly atmospheric. The layers of sound and fun creativity make this stand out from everything else I’ve heard this year and I mean that in a good way! Definitely check this album out!  3.5 out of 5

https://svengalimusic.bandcamp.com
https://twitter.com/Svengali_Music
https://www.facebook.com/SvengaliMusic
http://www.youtube.com/svengaliband

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