Sanzu is a band out of Australia and it’s rather easy to define how these guys sound. It may spawn an eye roll or two but everyone who listens to this groove filled death metal beast will agree with me. This Painless EP is a heavy hitting, sure as shit to make you headbang kind of album and there is no denying it. Sanzu has one goal here and that is to rock your socks off and they do so very well. This band is great but I sure hope they find their own sound and quickly.
Returning from the depths of a death metal jungle is a band so average that many people will ignore just about everything that they put out. Now while the last review was a glowing 5 out of 5 from our past writer Toilet Maestro (RIP), I was rather unimpressed with how each song sounded the same, how bland the writing was and how boring it was. After 2 listens, I really didn’t need to listen to it anymore. I got the gist of what they were doing and musically it just wasn’t that good. Well this time Jungle Rot is back and with a new album called Order Shall Prevail. While they basically keep it the same, they decide to include a couple of songs that actually stand out with some riffs that get stuck in your head. A more inspired release, these guys are here to kill you with riffs.
When it comes to blackened death metal or black metal in general, there is and will never be a shortage of blasphemous, anti-religious and evil music. Infernal Execrator brings forth these reoccuring themes of darkness to their latest album: Ad Infinitum Satanic Adherent. This album is just massive evil black metal attack that touches upon what Marduk has been doing for years. The pummeling drum work sometimes overpowers the blazing riffs but they can still be heard for the most part. The quickness and quality of the song writing makes this a black metal release that demands your attention!
Ashcloud’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
New star studded band Gruesome gives us exactly what we love about old school death metal. Current and former members of Exhumed, Possessed, Malevolent Creation, Dekapitator & Derketa have come together to form this band and release Savage Land on Relapse Records, an album that is heavily inspired by Death’s album Leprosy. Inside of this horror, you will find neck snapping riffs, blood gargling vocals, death stampede drumming and rough earth shaking bass. The gore just drips from my speakers when I listen to Gruesome’s Savage Land.
I am proud & honored that Gore House Productions are letting Headbang or GTFO premiere the new lyric video for the Hideous Rebirth’s “Wretched Torture”! The track closes their new album “Completely Devoured” and it features a hilarious introduction but the music is heavy as hell. I hope you are ready to headbang because this song is crushing. If you enjoy the massive riffs and vocal hell of Troglodyte, early Cattle Decapitation and Disgorge then you’ll love Hideous Rebirth!
2 new songs and 3 revisited ones on this EP make up the audio slaughter on Completely Devoured. Since this is the first time I have heard of these fine gentlemen, it’s 5 brand new death grind songs for me! The band resides in Riverside, CA and somehow you can just hear it. When I think of southern Cali death grind I think of this rather punishing sound, brimming with gore and a raw attack that can not be denied. Hideous Rebirth definitely fit into this category and the music is wildly intense.
Cesspits is the tits, Napalm Death somehow defy everything when it comes to older bands releasing new content by sustaining high amounts of energy, alarmingly fast drumming and riffs, fiery vocals and a tempo that makes me want to smash everything in my room….all within 3 minutes and 33 seconds. God damn 2015 is off to a phenomenal start.
Wayne will always be remembered by his riffs, his style, his scream that could not be easily imitated and of course his signature hair. Wayne Static (Wayne Richard Wells) was 48 years old and passed away in his sleep yesterday. While there is speculation on his death, all I know is I mourn the death and celebrate the life of Wayne Static. His music rejuvenated me when I was a teenager, pushed me towards more music with heavy rhythmic power and forceful energy. I am deeply saddened by this taking place. Rest in peace Wayne.