Itnuveth is a pagan black metal duo from Spain, whom create fine tuned black metal rhythms, folk melodies, barbaric riffing over frenzied drums. Having been a fan of their debut album, The Way of the Berserker, this new album “Paulsilaur: “Under the Wolf’s Skin” had me very eager and excited and I just could not wait to hear these heathen tunes. Itnuveth is true to their original sound but seem to have a little more focus on melody this time around.
Have you ever heard of a heavy metal band called Norselaw? A band from Ohio and they are pretty damn low key but release some damn fine fantasy based metal from time to time. Well guitarist/vocalist from that band is also pulling the same duties here! Stormlurker is slightly different though in how the songs are composed overall and the way it’s written seems to be undeniably heavier. Same great talent is behind this project as well and he pushes harder than ever before here. He isn’t alone though as this band is a trio of fined tuned heavy metal musicians! Continue reading
French death metal titans in South of Hell released their debut album this past summer and it may have been missed by the majority of you. Rising of Hate is pure death metal! 28 minutes of solid riffing, rough vocals, intense bass work and crushing drum blasting! This carnival of catastrophe has an amazing sense of groove about it but they make sure you have your incredibly heavy moments as well as some decent melodic lick and catchy guitar hooks to make things enjoyable and memorable. As simple as their approach is, South of Hell has a really deep understanding on how to make good death metal.
God dammit come out with a better name for your promo than Promo 2015. SHIT! Pigskinner is a band new to me. DIY grind, death metal by a Mr. Shitkicker. I’ll admit…looks like nothing much is going on here from the title and album art but the magic happens when you press play. Sizzling bacon fat frying in the pan. Smells good. Delicious.
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.
Russia. God damn you guys know your black metal. I mean just about every single thing I’ve heard from that country that is within the black metal genre is just insanely good. The brilliance, the atmosphere and the majesty coming from that country over the past couple of years just blows me away every single time. Here is another grand example of this phenomenon and it’s by the band called Sivyj Yar, a Pagan black metal band whose pride in their heritage just bleeds out from the speakers. This isn’t just your normal black metal act too….the music found on this release, Burial Shrouds, is incredibly deep. Sure it has it’s typical black metal sound at times but the compositions and craftsmanship of the song writing is out of this world.
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.