Cryptopsy returns with a series of EP releases, The Book of Suffering – Tome 1 being the first to rise from the grave for you disturbed ones. This band has been a well known name for a long time now and these Canadians bring forth pure hell and death metal greatness with them every single time. This is no exception as the musical sacrifices here are definitely worthy of your time. Listen as Cryptopsy commit first degree murder on these 4 songs. I hope your neck is ready.
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.
Pyrrhon shot out into the metal scene last year with their phenomenal release The Mother of Virtues and now we have this short and sweet beast of an EP called Growth Without End, a release you are sure to let loop for hours. 5 tracks of hellish riffing, blasts, screams and destruction. If you are a fan of vicious song writing, endless attack and chaotic compositions then you’ll fall in love with this hectic release. Pyrrhon are something special and you need to listen to this immediately.
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.
Hailing from the mucus filled holes they call home (Located under the UK), Slugdge have risen once again to deliver their newest form of musical majesty called Dim and Slimeridden Kingdoms. These molluscan musicians delivers a fierce sound of death metal, progressive metal and a slight taste of slime driven doom but never lack the ability to push something magical and melodic at the same time. Most of Slugdge’s tracks are long and they always are interesting til the very last note. This time around, Dim and Slimeridden Kingdoms pulls off the wonder that they had on their last album, Gastronomicon, and somehow make it even more interesting this time around with big sound and powerful tone. This Slugdge album is ridiculously good.
MEPHORASH is a black metal band hailing from Sweden featuring members of Malign, ex Ofermod. Their new album has been just released by Odium Records and it’s divided into 4 hymns which serves as a luminescent focal point for the fourfold rite of nullification of the four primal elements. Each track of the album features additional vocals from the vocalists of Malign, Hetroertzen, Embrace of Thorns and Fides Inversa.
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Late October, Long Island space shredders Artificial Brain will be doing a 2 day mini tour through the New England area before they hit the road for Part 2 of the 10 year IndieMerch Anniversary Tour. Accompanying them will be singer Will Smith’s grind/hardcore/doom band Buckshot Facelift, Long Island doom band Grey Skies Fallen and Boston, Massachusetts Thrashers Swarm of Eyes.
So…..I have a confession. Besides Everblack (which only scored a 3 out of 5), I have not liked The Black Dahlia Murder. I always thought their musical style was okay at best and highly over rated when it came to the praise I always heard from media and people. I always gave them a chance though and I will also admit that each album got better and better. The music got mature, the guitar playing seemed to have a lot more expertise about it, the song writing in general improved and while the vocals were still something I had to power through, I was liking them more and more. Well Abysmal is finally the album that actually has me on the edge of my seat as the tracks on this album are massive and interesting! Vocals haven’t changed much but this slight change in creative compositions really makes it blend together a lot better. Abysmal is fucking killer.
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!!!