Review: Hideous Rebirth – Completely Devoured

hideous rebirth2 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.

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NAPALM DEATH’S NEW SONG SOUNDS LIKE GOOD GOD DAMN NAPALM DEATH

napalm deathCesspits 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.

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Rest In Peace Wayne Static

wayne staticWayne 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.

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Quick Reviews: Adabroc, The Pretty Reckless, Aghor & TARJA TURUNEN & MIKE TERRANA

CoverAdabroc – “Iolaire”. Atmospheric black metal from one man in Scotland. This is definitely atmospheric with beautiful music that is quite repetitive and lulls the listener into it’s realm of audio ecstasy. This is great black metal that has nothing to do with being an Odinist or Pagan, definitely give this one a listen. 3.5 out of 5   http://www.adabroc.com http://www.adabroc.com/discography.htm

 

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Concert Review: PAGANFEST 2014 with Korpiklaani, Turisas and more!

paganfest 2014I took a break from my usual Friday night routine of black metal and Diablo 3 to partake in one of the more anticipated shows for me: Paganfest. I may be wrong but I do not think this tour has ever made it through Kansas City and I definitely wasn’t going to miss out on seeing these bands play at such a small venue. The venue was packed with beards, long hair, Mjolnir pendents and metal shirts. Few people brought drinking horns and even less wore the clothing that you would find at the Renaissance festival. Still, the energy and positive vibe throughout the night was great and each band played very well.

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Review: Cauldron Black Ram – Stalagmire

cauldron black ramCauldron Black Ram not only have a weird name and logo (Look below, it’s weird not seeing a symmetrical logo these days) but they have a weird sound. They sound like amazing death metal mixed with the best thrash metal you’ve ever heard. Their groove on some of these songs is unfathomable and then they mix it up by putting a melody and riff that you would have heard in early 80′s Metallica songs. These guys are new to me and I definitely want to be apart of the CBR horde now. Where is my metal vest and 12 pack of cheap brews?! It’s time to jam some Cauldron Black Ram!

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Review: Aborted – The Necrotic Manifesto

1925199_10151957607804013_931735347_nWhen it comes to the symphony or the orchestra, it’s generally known abroad for it’s majestic composition, climactic moments as well as it’s harmony and melody. I think it’s safe to say that something about that kind of music just fits with anyone and the orchestra is one of the more respected forms of music and art. When I talk to people about the orchestra, they are genuine fans of it and will usually go deeper into discussion about their favorite composer and songs. “The Necrotic Manifesto” from Aborted is the death metal version of a classical symphony. Everyone, not just fans of death metal, should be talking about this album and enjoying it.

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Reviews: Sabbatory, Icon of Evil, Saliva, Sarcofago & Terminal Death

sabbatorySabbatory – “Endless Asphyxiating Gloom”. Sabbatory gives us a basic yet thrilling headbanger of a death metal album. The band promotes heavy moshing and drinking with their riffing and the result is an annihilation of your ears as well as your neck. 3 out of 5

 

 

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