TL;DR Reviews: Ashcloud, Algos, Дрём & Vintage Warlords

ashcloudAshcloud’s supreme death metal sound is cut short by it’s terrible production values. They sound like they are a mix of traditional 80′s death metal, thrash metal and Swedish death metal….which is a unique sound but the production just makes this album sound weak. 6 out of 10   https://xtreemmusic.bandcamp.com/album/abandon-all-light

 

 

 

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Abandoned Elysium – Unmasked

abandoned elysiumAbandoned Elysium’s sound is very generic groove rhythmic styled metal, with some creative outlet in the lead guitar department. Vocals are mainly a powerful low end growl, which is the best part of the album as he devours each song and breathes pure venom. Musically it’s okay, it’s nothing special or overly spectacular but it’s easily something you can enjoy.

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Skinless – Only The Ruthless Remain

Ruthless7Skinless return to destroy us all and Only The Ruthless Remain! Devouring anything and everything in it’s path, Skinless is a destructive tank of death grind greatness. While it’s rolling over hills, trampling over victims and blasting society with massive balls of shredded death and gore; you’ll find that this horrid display of bloody chunks and bile is actually a satisfying listen! Fans of past work will be thrilled to find that Skinless have not eased up on their wretched style, oh no no. Just the opposite. They’ve somehow managed to sound even better. Only The Ruthless Remain is a proper return to the butcher shop, with tools of death at their disposal and we are the victims.

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Miellnir – Incineration Astern

coverOrchestral folk/viking metal from the Ukraine! Miellnir brings forth powerful hymns of battle, lore and Nordic mythology on Incineration Astern! Blending traditional pagan sounds with modern day cinematic serenade, and topping it off with some melodic death metal really gives Miellnir a powerful barbaric sound. Sometimes a folk/viking band will arrive and they’ll sound similar to something another band has previously done. Miellnir does something a little different and gives us a fresh take on this so called viking metal genre.

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Noisem – Blossoming Decay

00_162CoverFrom Baltimore, Maryland hails the grind heavy death metal act known as Noisem. A band whose fast tempos, bleeding vocal remedies and devouring drum rhythms often leave my neck in a sore state after listening to their latest crushing album Blossoming Decay.  A delivery of 9 tracks, this album is a constant intense ride of powerful metal energies. Blistering grindcore instrumentation with semi-punk vocal delivery makes Noisem unique from the rest of the grindcore/death metal pack, but their massive rhythm and riffing will bring in death metal fans as the writing is highly mosh inducing and headbang ready.

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Concert Review – Torn the Fuck Apart, Dark Sermon, Archspire & Aborted

IMG_0314May 17th 2015. Kansas City, Missouri. The Riot Room. Local band Torn The Fuck Apart tore the venue apart to begin the show. Promptly at 8:30, they started their set and played brutal death metal to begin the slaughter. Led by Michael Langner, the guys executed several counts of battery onto the crowd. With skilled technical display as well as quick horrid slam riffing, Torn The Fuck Apart truly brought it and got the crowd headbanging early! With a few moshers in the crowd, the night was off to a great start!

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Coathanger Abortion – Observations of Humanity

Coathanger Abortion - Observations of Humanity 5x5 300dpiThis is it!?! Coathanger Abortion return after 6 long years with their new album Observations of Humanity and the first thing we’re greeted with is a Fight Club intro? Ugh. Alright I’ll get through this….and here we go. Mild brutal death metal with usual suspects in song writing, formula and execution. Songs of gore, murder and odd butchering and yet I am bored to death with what I am hearing. Tired production, horrid sound and boring composition makes this album not listenable in my book. There is so much out there and this isn’t one of them.

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Review: Nervous Impulse – Time To Panic

nervous impulseGet ready to be impaled by the wretched onslaught that is Nervous Impulse! Canadian death grind that’ll feed those urges that Cattle Decapitation, Wormrot & Devourment bring to you. You want fast? You want brutality? You want some slam and gurgling vocals? Oh man Nervous Impulse’s Time To Panic has a little bit of everything and it’s enough to make you want to drive faster, bang your head harder and punch that next mother fucker who steals your spot in the lunch line. THAT’S MY GOD DAMN CHOCOLATE MILK!

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Review: Mörbid Vomit – Return to the Crypts

Mörbid VomitBrand spanking new on Blast Head Records is a band that deserves everyone’s attention: Mörbid Vomit. These brutes from Finland deliver a Swedish death metal sound on Return To The Crypts that blows everything out of the water. Did you want a little more from the latest Bloodbath album? Then rely on this Mörbid Vomit album to finally satisfy those needs. Death, necrophilia and blasphemy are the central themes here and there is no subtle way to it: songs like “Blood Shall Be Shed”, “Torture Ritual” & the ever so family friendly “Fuck the Dead” kick in the adrenaline and force you to headbang. Hell. Fucking. Yes.

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Review: Incinerate – Eradicating Terrestrial Species

incinerateHailing from the majestic area known as Minnesota, Incinerate have returned with Eradicating Terrestrial Species, a death metal album with emphasis on decent riffing, precise drumming and wonderful production. The rich sounds come through and gives us a good technical aspect of the music that can be heard clearly. The bass guitar sounds incredibly good on my headphones and the crushing brutal sections of this album are a massive force of music.

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