TL;DR Reviews: Warhorse, Gehennah, Keeper, CDC, Cowards & War Iron

warhorseWarhorse is a doom band from Massachusetts, whom enjoy making odd sounds in rather thick grooves in massively laid out song structures. The songs are gigantic as well is that freaking guitar/bass tone. As Heaven Turns To Ash… + the I Am Dying re-issue will satisfy those in need of some quality doom, or if you’re an old fan trying to grab a hold of some physical material! 7 out of 10 

 

 

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Review: Sulphur Aeon – Gateway To The Antisphere

sulphur aeonIt’s nothing new or shocking that death metal musicians fucking love H.P. Lovecraft lore. Praising Cthulhu and all of the darkness within that realm, metal heads and musicians have adapted that world as influence and inspiration to write many great albums and now we can add Sulphur Aeon’s “Gateway to the Antisphere” to that long long list. One thing though that I want to mention is that this release may be at the top of that list. Sulphur Aeon’s new album shreds, has massive evil atmosphere and will obliterate you. So naturally, listen now and turn this up as loud as you can.

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Review: Veld – DAEMONIC: The Art Of Dantalian

veldWhen you first look upon the album art, you have a feeling that this could be good. Labeled as ‘extreme death metal’ (a genre that is already pretty extreme), Veld releases this new album called “Daemonic: The Art of Dantalian.” With eager ears I dove straight into this album and my ears, nor this album, deceived me. What a collossal release!!!! Blending the things that we love from Hour of Penance, Hideous Divinity, Behemoth and Nile: VELD comes in and completely devastated me with their sound and amazing speeds. Featuring some tactics and talent I’ve been waiting for a long long time now, Veld delivers what may be the heaviest death metal album of the year.

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Review: The Ragnarok Prophecy – Makeria

the ragnarok prophecyThe Ragnarok Prophecy’s new album “Makeria” is the first of a multiple album concept story, with each song further laying out the history and setting of this land. One thing for sure, is that this band can create this civilization with big metal riffs, digital drumming and raw vocal usage. The energy and delivery isn’t fully death metal, but it’s packing a punch that dm can give. There are a lot of melodies and different inspired passages on this album that’ll grab your attention while listening to ‘Makeria’, some of those being classically inspired or just a hands down heavy metal ass kicking. The Ragnarok Prophecy has a big time sound and it’s an easy album to enjoy.

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Review: Wilderun – Sleep at the Edge of the Earth

Wilderun_Album_CoverWilderun returns with a funded sophomore album that has their majestic song writing that could be found on the first album, “Olden Tales & Deathly Trails”, with some added death vocals, atmospheric/symphonic sections, expansive progressive guitar riffing and folk melodies all blended together. Sleep at the Edge of the Earth is no let down as they show off nothing but top tiered musicianship and songs that are captivating on all fronts.

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TL;DR Reviews: Battlemaster, Dark Charybdis, Paean, Kres, Jupiterian & OCCULTUS

battlemasterBattlemaster‘s “Battlehungry and Swordsworn” combines thrash tempos, deathly riffing and blackened vocals to give us an unholy sound of fierce metal. A crushing effort that focuses on speed and loud guitars. 7 out of 10

Dark Charybdis‘ new self titled EP is a crushing release that can swing from brutal death metal to deathcore. Focuses on speed, tone and brutality to deliver their ultra heavy sound. 7.8 out of 10

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Review: Psycroptic – Psycroptic

psycropticIt happens more often than not where people will like a band and they will gain traction with fans, labels and PR companies and I will not bat an eye in their direction. It’s not that the music or band is bad, it’s just that it’s nothing substantially special. I am infinitely more picky when it comes to death metal than I am black metal and it’s slim pickens sometimes when it comes to the genre. Psycroptic’s next full length album is one of these examples where the music is exceptionally good but I just am left not amused.

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Review: Fulgora – Stratagem

fulgoraFulgora is the dream team of grind musicians coming together to create something a little more diverse, creative and still giving us a raw energy ass kicking. Fulgora’s “Stratagem” is very much a grind album but on a more intellectual level. The way the music comes together is a more planned out process and the way this release grabs me and gives me a good time is unlike anything else in the genre. It’s a good fucking time and I loved listening to this album!

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Review: Ancient Wind – The Chosen Slain

front (text)These sumbitches from Colorado just became one of my favorite bands! Ancient Wind is a new band and their debut album “The Chosen Slain” just takes several things I enjoy about several other bands, gives them a rad and creative twist on them so it’s not a simple mimic and delivers a new tasty metal album for me to consume and enjoy. The Chosen Slain is awesome, melodic, black metal, warrior marching stuff and you’ll bang your fucking head no matter what. Horns up, drinks down yer throat and ALL HAIL ANCIENT WIND!

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Review: Pandemia – At The Gates of Nihilism

pandemia itunesPandemia is a Czech Republic death metal band that definitely gives off wild old school death metal groove, sadistic tone, raw tone and dark energy. Been around since the mid 90′s, the gang is back from a 6 year gap from their last album to give us this blazing album “At The Gates of Nihilism”. I wasn’t sure what to expect from these guys since this is my first album by them but I can proudly say that this was a definite headbanger, something I’ll enjoy gladly listen to multiple times.

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