Review: External – Dyspohria

Review: External – Dyspohria

External are a thrash band from Finland. They released a demo in 2015 and then this demo/EP this year. It consists of 3 songs, 2 of which are studio recordings and the third being a live track. It clocks in at around 13 and a half minutes. The artwork is done by the Drummer’s girlfriend. This album is available for disc and vinyl!

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Review: Brutonomy – The Duality of Being

Review: Brutonomy – The Duality of Being

Brutonomy are a 5 man Australian outfit, this is their first EP release which came out in September 2015. The EP itself consists of 4 songs and just clocks in at just over 19 minutes. The music itself is brutal with some technicality entwined within. This pairs well with the drumming which has some blasts. The vocals tend to lean to a more straight up death metal feel, where you can audibly hear the lyrics.

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Review: Abominant – Napalm Reign

Review: Abominant – Napalm Reign

Abominant is a death metal act from Kentucky, who offer us multiple styles of death metal and traditional metal in one album. The band has been around since the early 90’s and you can tell just by listening to their style of metal they perform. Moments of traditional metal vocals surface at times and threw me off quite a bit as they seemingly didn’t fit the music or even the vocals that were used in the song just before it. Abominant will then turn their guitars from kill to melodic,…

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Review: Oncology – Infinite Regress

Review: Oncology – Infinite Regress

Oncology consists of Connor and Aaron, who both reside in Northern Ireland and Geoff, who lives in England. The band has a plethora of past experience, that being Aaron and Connor Ex- Putrefy and Geoff, being in and been various different bands including Atonement and Hades Lab. With this experience the debut full length, Infinite Regress, from this trio is crushing!

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Review: Blood Incantation – Starspawn

Review: Blood Incantation – Starspawn

I’ve noticed a trend lately. There are a lot of good bands coming out of the Colorado area, especially in Denver. Another thing I’ve noticed is Dark Descent Records is snatching up all of the good bands around the world. Like Blood Incantation’s debut album for instance. Starspawn is everything people have been loving for the past 2 decades within the death metal genre. Starspawn has an old school sound about it but then they sound like modern death acts such as Chthe’ilist and Adversary. A hectic blend of technicality, aggression,…

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Review: Lord of War – Suffer

Review: Lord of War – Suffer

Lord of War is a 5 man band based out of southern California and are a deathcore act that emphasizes more on actual guitar riffs and solos than just simplistic chugging and breakdowns. Now you’ll find your deathcore moments on their new album Suffer but you’ll also obtain some fine moments in pure death metal as well. Definitely music that will get your headbanging.

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Review: Sojourner – Empires of Ash

Review: Sojourner – Empires of Ash

Sojourner is an international band featuring members that live in Sweden and New Zealand. Empires of Ash was released on Avantgarde music, this being their debut release. The music itself has a very epic feeling to it along with it being atmospheric. There’s a certain element of beauty that the tin whistle supply. The dual vocals of male and female just blend perfectly, with Emilio’s harsh vocals and Chloe’s clean vocals.

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Video Review: Unmerciful – Ravenous Impulse

Video Review: Unmerciful – Ravenous Impulse

Topeka, Kansas…..not much happening around these parts. Sure they have their moments but for the most part it’s a drive by city. Unless of course UNMERCIFUL is playing a show that night, then you stop and watch them kill it because these guys definitely know how to create a bone crushing display of death metal mastery. “Ravenous Impulse” is a must listen. The album drops July 22nd on Unique Leader Records. Video review after the jump.

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Review: Enoid – Exilé Aux Confins Des Tourments

Review: Enoid – Exilé Aux Confins Des Tourments

Enoid is a one man black metal act that brings you harsh guitar tones, flat drum production and wretched screams. You want the sound of Norway in the late 80’s and early 90’s? Then here you go. This is your chance to relive the DIY shit sounds of 2 decades ago. But for us who aren’t production elitists and worship fine black metal, no matter how distorted and loud the treble may be, you may find some solace in what you hear on Exile Aux Confins Des Tourments by Enoid….

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Review: Gojira – Magma

Review: Gojira – Magma

Gojira’s album Magma was not sent to me for review but I have a few words for it, to say the least. From Mars to Sirius and The Way of All Flesh era is over so do not expect that style of music to be the meat and potatoes here. Hell, I wasn’t even remotely into L’Enfant Sauvage but this new album, Magma, takes everything I disliked about Sauvage and placed it for the main course here. Yes, lyrically this is still classic Gojira and as emotive as it is, musically…

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