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.
Grave Ritual is a death metal band based out of Alabama in the good ol U S of A and this band keeps it violently dark and grim. Reminiscent of old school death metal that utilizes slower doom sections to create neck snapping moments, Morbid Throne is just sick. 5 years since the bands debut album and now this one slowly emerges from the crypt to kill you with these maniacal old school death metal tracks. 9 songs of killer death metal tunes coming to you from Dark Descent Records!
Thrash. It’s a genre I enjoy but nothing I truly dive into often. Mainly because a band will release something new and it just sounds completely like something I’ve heard of already. Well in this case, that is definitely true. Nuclear is a band from Chile and I think they have an aggressive edge when it comes to their thrash metal. A very harsh attack and it just doesn’t quit! Formula For Anarchy is rife with bashing guitar riffs, loud vocals and drum punishment that will transport you back to the golden era of 80′s thrash and anger….you know back when thrash was actually good! Nuclear is good but can they create something that is worth listening?
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.
Sometimes simple and brutal just goes together like peanut butter and jelly. It better be strawberry jelly though, not that grape bullshit. The music genre is the peanut butter as it’s just brutal death meets deathcore. The strawberry jelly is Whoretopsy, who just creates crushing tracks each and every time!!! This is crushing and Never Tear Us Apart is the glass of milk you chug with your PB&J. I hope you are hungry because this is actually very satisfying and filling. Delicious.
Behold! The sheer terror of brutal death metal with massive deathcore influence! When slam meets chug and growls collide with blast beats, Broken Flesh brings it all and the riffs are a flood of gore and earth shifting rivers of blood, which drowns everything in sight. All is lost! Nothing can be saved! That is unless you pause the music but why the fuck would you do that?! Broken Flesh’s third album, their self titled album, is a crushing display of death metal greatness.
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.