Decimation return with this diabolical death metal worship album called “Reign of Ungodly Creation” and it is indeed a take over by a few gentlemen who are ungodly. The creation they’ve come up with is pure death metal with some slight tech and chaotic atmosphere. On their Facebook page they list their influences and that right there perfectly explains how Decimation sound. Just fierce, rich with riffs and fire summoning drumming. Dance with the fury of Decimation.
Thorr-Axe’s Nordic inspired blackened doom/sludge trip is an inspirational journey through mountains, forests and fjords. Their bass heavy sound and slow tempo creates a massive atmosphere, something that could topple over the giants known as Jötnar or Jötunn with ease. These creative and powerful musical endeavors is a breathe of fresh air, as the Norse mythology tends to stay within black metal or melodic death metal territory. Without being overly “viking”, Thorr-Axe lets the music do the talking with a different language.
2 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.
Before I shove off into 2015 releases, I want to shed some light on this dark band: Satanic Warmaster. Now with a name like that, you can just automatically picture a church burning to ashes just off a snowy path with a wooded area in the background and the moon lifted high in the night. Gladly, I can report that this music also paints that exact picture. One of the more fierce black metal acts of the year, Satanic Warmaster returns with a promising sound that previous fans will like and black metal enthusiasts will love. This album made me a fan of the band after one full listen….I need to journey into their back catalog now. SW summon the cold, the fury and epic raw feeling that you desire from a great black metal album.
If you were to tell me years ago that Job For A Cowboy would evolve and change their sound so drastically that they would create such an album that raises questions as to if it’s even the same band or that they can crank up the progressive creativity, utilize a bass guitar flawlessly and still somehow create crushing music that resonates closely to Gorguts in a way than I would have laughed at you. I would have pushed you off of a cliff. JFAC is a deathcore band, there is no way they will abandon their sound. They would not go outside the circle that helped them get big. Well if you’ve been paying attention to their last few albums, you’ll not be surprised by this change as they have been slowly yet steadily bringing more and more elements of sounds into their heaviness. Sun Eater is their next great tier of their evolution and it makes you appreciate the band, the musicians and their overall new sound that much more.
Schammasch’s new album “Contradiction” is one of the more massive displays of doom this year! The destroying vocals, the raunchy guitar tone and the annihilating drum work just round off to be a very enjoyable album to sit through.
This quickest review post is 10 albums deep. Featuring some melodic death metal, doom and classic rocks bands. These are very brief with a score next to it. If the band provided a link with their submission I included it as a link on their name.
On a fantastic Friday night at The Riot Room, one of the heaviest shows of the year decided to stop by and just blast us with great amounts of metal. Deicide were at The Riot Room the year before with a good line up (Broken Hope, Disgorge & Necronomicon) but this year they decided to bring on some new talent and mix it up with even more black metal. The end result made for one of the most enjoyable shows I’ve been to in a long time!
If your band name is Annihilated then your music better portray the very meaning of that word. Thankfully, this band nails it and the music is just gnarly death metal with plenty of groove and filthy tone. Continue reading
Ancient VVisdom’s new album is a decent offering of slow and steady doom jams that has a promsing amount of occult rock vocals over the tried and true riffing. Continue reading