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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Review: Whitechapel – Mark of the Blade

Review: Whitechapel – Mark of the Blade

Love em or hate em, Whitechapel is back with another new record “Mark of the Blade“, keeping up with theme for their infatuation of the tool that cuts things. This album is their 6th studio full length and marks the 10 years that the band has been together. While many fans and metal horde would say that this band is the king of deathcore, the band itself has evolved over time furthering themselves from just the typical deathcore sound. We’ve seen this occur on several past albums (Whitechapel & Our…

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Review: Syphilic – The Indicted States of America

Review: Syphilic – The Indicted States of America

Syphilic resides in Detroit, Michigan and at the time of this release it just consisted of Brian, whom you may know from other bands such as Gutrot, Mutilated and Mouthing the Offal. To me there have been no bad releases by this band, with such an amazing back catalog, consisting of and not exclusive to, Erotishock Therapy, Behind Bars and Toylets ‘R’ Us. This album alone is a blast to listen to. The music I find myself easily banging my head to. The album is not monotonous in sound and…

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Review: Deceptionist – Initializing Irreversible Process

Review: Deceptionist – Initializing Irreversible Process

Debut albums are incredibly important for many reasons. It’s a risk for any label to release a debut album. It’s important for the band to nail their sound and deliver a product that will blow the minds of those whom listen to it. It’s also the first time people will be hearing the band for the first time and this is the sound they will remember. Fortunately, Deceptionist’s debut album “Initializing Irreversable Process” is something that will benefit the band, label and more importantly the listener. These barbarians from Rome…

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Review: Untimely Demise – Black Widow

Review: Untimely Demise – Black Widow

Band: Untimely Demise Album: Black Widow Genre: Thrash/Death This is the Canadian bands fourth release and this being the third album. The artwork on this album, which is done by the masterful Ed Repka, appears to be a homage to HeXeN’s “State of Insurgency”.

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Quick Reviews: Astrakhan, In Mourning, Earth Rot & The WakeDead Gathering

Quick Reviews: Astrakhan, In Mourning, Earth Rot & The WakeDead Gathering

Astrakhan’s Reward in Purpose is a progressive sludge act from Canada that utilizes groovy riffs, loud drums and very good clean vocals mixed with some screams that remind me of Acid Bath at times. I have a feeling this will appeal to a lot of people. This debut album is just catchy and fun to listen to.

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Review: Inherit Disease – Ephermal

Review: Inherit Disease – Ephermal

Inherit Disease is a American brutal death metal act that features the following family sing along moments: guttural snarls and grunts, guitars with tone that could melt steel beams, chunky low end bass that is anus collapsing, drums of pure punishing death! Yes here we have the album of the year for you and old grandma to belch out while drinking tea by the fire. Songs of death, machines taking over and just apocalyptic devastation in general, Ephermal is just dripping with grungy chunks of death.

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