Erang is a one man band who has created an enriched dungeon synth/atmospheric fantasy styled musical world. A world filled with dragons, magic and drunken dwarves among many other things. Recently, I was able to ask Erang a few questions about his music, side projects and hobbies as well as what inspired him to not only create this great music but the entire lore behind it.
Cattle Decapitation! The Anthropocene Extinction! This is everything I have been waiting for. This is everything that you have been waiting for! Does it surpass Monolith? Will it be the album of the year? Well I think it may be a damn good contender for album of the year, but it doesn’t blow Monolith of Inhumanity out of the water as much as you may expect. Instead, it’s a solid evolution and rolls along side of that album in such a good way. Anthropocene is fast, it’s hectic, it’s a vocal experiment and it’s something that will absolutely blow your mind! A very solid release from the guys whom should be proud at what they have become and the caliber of death metal they have achieved. A new level of diabolical madness can be heard on The Anthropocene Extinction and it’s blissful music to my ears.
Serpents Athirst is a black metal act from Sri Lanka, where their creative focus is strictly melting your face with blasphemous music and screams of torment. Themes of war, religion and violence reign supreme when it comes to Serpents Athirst and Heralding Ceremonial Mass Obliteration showcases exactly what this band wants to accomplish. This release is their debut EP so we’re getting an official first listen at this bands ominous sound, unless you’ve heard the split and demo that is. Black metal greatness awaits you when you press play.
Guttural. Slamming. Brutal. Death. Nothing else is even truly needed to be said because Kraanium captures everything we love about brutal death metal. Gravity blasting over rolling double bass speeds, high tempo tremolo picking into slam riffs that are the epitome of terror, bass work that adds more ferocity to the guitar riffing and vocal work from a maniacal person who only wants to kill. This is Kraanium’s Chronicles of Perversion, one of the best death metal albums to be released this year.
Directly out of the oven and awaiting your ears from Kaotoxin Records, Antropofago’s latest album Æra Dementiæ is a doozy of a death metal release. France is known for their good bands but Antropofago is taking the cake when it comes to a wonderfully crushing death metal release. Chords of hell, riffs of massive destruction, vocally it’s piercing and magma spitting, drums are a relentless beat down and the bass work is rich and powerful. Æra Dementiæ is a modern marvel when it comes to consistently pushing great music and creatively making fun riffs for me to enjoy.
I have never heard of Cut Up before in my entire life and now all of a sudden they are here, releasing a new album and a lot of people are discussing them. With damn good reason too because this slab of death metal fury is some great headbang inducing stuff! Forensic Nightmares is already out on Metal Blade Records so you don’t have to wait to listen to this if this is your first time hearing about them. If you want high energy death metal with big influences and sound, then you’ll gravitate towards this one rather easily.
If there is one thing German does right it’s their porn. Secondly, it’s their death metal. Intravenous Contamination’s Drowned in Human Fluids is a death metal offering of epic proportions. Deadly, heavy hitting, powerful and over the top in exciting gore splattering moments, this band’s sound and execution on this release is undeniably worthy of a listen. Hell yes, this is brutal death metal that you need in your life.
Immortal Bird have returned with new album and it’s another powerful punch just like their last one. Empress/Abscess is a blackened thrash melodic death metal punk something released on Broken Limb Records/Manatee Rampage Recordings and it’s a unique hybrid of sound that had me excited to sit down and give this a good listen. Well I am happy to report that this is just as heavy and just as fun as their last offering, but with this release I found that the band had a more mature execution and sound to them. They still experiment but they definitely have a sound that is theirs and it’s a damn good one. Immortal Bird are back!
This will be the most brief list of ‘reviews’ I’ve done in a long time. It’ll be basic info with a quick opinion and a score, linking to the bands Facebook or Bandcamp. Without further ado…
Each and every time a new Six Feet Under album is released I am always eager to listen to it. Even after the atrocious display that Undead and Unborn was, I was still hoping that guys in SFU would come through and spawn some hellacious death metal groove like they’ve done in the past. When it comes to Six Feet Under’s style of death metal, you either love it or hate it. SFU have been going strong for 2 decades now and have been persistent with their gore loving grooves as well as Barnes unique style of growling and screaming. With a big discography and some not so good cover albums – the band returns with their new album “Crypt of the Devil” and it’s a revitalized Six Feet Under. Enthusiastic riffing amazing tone, quality song writing, big energy and vocal delivery. This is Six Feet Under’s best album in years.