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.
Hailing from the mucus filled holes they call home (Located under the UK), Slugdge have risen once again to deliver their newest form of musical majesty called Dim and Slimeridden Kingdoms. These molluscan musicians delivers a fierce sound of death metal, progressive metal and a slight taste of slime driven doom but never lack the ability to push something magical and melodic at the same time. Most of Slugdge’s tracks are long and they always are interesting til the very last note. This time around, Dim and Slimeridden Kingdoms pulls off the wonder that they had on their last album, Gastronomicon, and somehow make it even more interesting this time around with big sound and powerful tone. This Slugdge album is ridiculously good.
Ukrainian? Check. Mathcore? Check. Wonderful guitar tone? Check. Interesting song writing? Check. Annoying intro to a review? Check! The Nietzsche is, you guessed it, a mathcore style band based out of Ukraine. Slight punk inspired hardcore is also present on this release as the band whips your ass for a good 13 minutes on this EP. While it’s not of the gore, growl and blast beat kind, it’s still good…especially if you like bands like The Chariot and Exotic Animal Petting Zoo. Lot’s of screaming and energy found on Intro To Advanced Poetry.
Abigail Williams is an American black metal band from Olympia, Washington now and their steady rise to better and better black metal could possibly hit an all time high in their career with their newest album The Accuser. An album that embraces the aggressiveness and angst that black metal harvests. Abigail Williams has never been one of the more outlandish and best of the genre but they are trying their damnedest to be heard this time around. Will the elitists finally adhere and accept the bands cruel sounds? Well let’s listen… Continue reading
So…..I have a confession. Besides Everblack (which only scored a 3 out of 5), I have not liked The Black Dahlia Murder. I always thought their musical style was okay at best and highly over rated when it came to the praise I always heard from media and people. I always gave them a chance though and I will also admit that each album got better and better. The music got mature, the guitar playing seemed to have a lot more expertise about it, the song writing in general improved and while the vocals were still something I had to power through, I was liking them more and more. Well Abysmal is finally the album that actually has me on the edge of my seat as the tracks on this album are massive and interesting! Vocals haven’t changed much but this slight change in creative compositions really makes it blend together a lot better. Abysmal is fucking killer.
Beware, the massive beckoning of Nile hath returned! None are safe! The fire and sand swirl around and engulf you once again! Hear the earth shatter! See the rivers flood and the pyramids crumble! This is What Should Not Be Unearthed and it’s yet another reason why this is my favorite band. Nile gathers all that makes them unique from the past decade (Annihilation of the Wicked til now) and create another monster of an album, utilizing several sounds from recent albums to push out insane power and head smashing riffs. Yes, this is exactly what I needed and fans of the band will be thrilled!
Hailing from Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK comes forth a new experimental technical death metal act called Plague Rider that you need to hear. Their recording is raw, unrelentless and excellently crafted to make you headbang like a mad man. Their EP Paroxysm is 4 highly unorthodox compositions of death and you can easily hear their influences bleed out before you even read their profile. Yet, they take these influences and this high anxiety sound and make it onto a neat style that is them. Plague Rider is something neat and new for you heathens that crave the next best thing from the underground.
Technical death metal is usually a finger fuckfest of notes that caress the fretboard in many many ways, for the most part going at a million miles an hour and melting the listeners face off. Dystrophy is indeed technical death metal but in a different…more mature fashion. Sure there are face melting moments but there is also a lot of progressiveness and groove found on Wretched Host. These New Jersey gentlemen want to bury you but not until they finish off this glass of wine. Oh that’s tasty stuff. Okay let’s get into it.
Being new to the fabled one man act known as Gnaw Their Tongues, I approached this album with open ears and no expectations. What was to behold? What was to come? What was in store for me? Well as it turns out, this sampling of Gnaw Their Tongues known as Abyss of Longing Throats is an extreme case of black metal, doom metal, experimental metal and a slight case of industrial robotic atmosphere. Like wondering into an warehouse of rhythm, misanthropy and sickness…I plunge into this album head first.