Immortal Bird – Empress/Abscess

immortal bird coverImmortal Bird have returned with new album and it’s another powerful punch just like their last one. Empress/Abscess is a blackened thrash melodic death metal punk something released on Broken Limb Records/Manatee Rampage Recordings and it’s a unique hybrid of sound that had me excited to sit down and give this a good listen. Well I am happy to report that this is just as heavy and just as fun as their last offering, but with this release I found that the band had a more mature execution and sound to them. They still experiment but they definitely have a sound that is theirs and it’s a damn good one. Immortal Bird are back!

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King Parrot – Dead Set

KingParrot_DeadSetCover(RGB)Them crazy Aussie bastards in King Parrot are already back with Dead Set, with the flames of Bite Your Head Off still smoldering, the guys are rolling out an even better release this time around. If you loved that album, then this album will be an easy choice for you. 39 minutes of devastating grind riffing, blast of the beats on the drums and that trademark vocal style that only King Parrot can deliver. Prepare to fucking headbang.

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Review: Pandemia – At The Gates of Nihilism

pandemia itunesPandemia is a Czech Republic death metal band that definitely gives off wild old school death metal groove, sadistic tone, raw tone and dark energy. Been around since the mid 90′s, the gang is back from a 6 year gap from their last album to give us this blazing album “At The Gates of Nihilism”. I wasn’t sure what to expect from these guys since this is my first album by them but I can proudly say that this was a definite headbanger, something I’ll enjoy gladly listen to multiple times.

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TL;DR Reviews: Solanum/Epi-Demic, Cryptic Hymn, Every Hour Kills & New Plagues

Solanum Epi-Demic Passages to LunacyHorror Pain Gore Productions released this Solanum/Epi-Demic split in January and it’s a high energy old school metal, with massive punk/thrash appeal to it. A true headbanger and pairs well with 18 cans of PBR.

7.4 out of 10

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Review: Cretin – Stranger

cretin_1500Cretin’s sound on “Stranger” is very heavy, riff oriented, kill them with speed, spit in your face and pummel them with drumming styled grindcore. So much so that I forgot this band is labeled as a grindcore band since the riffing seems so thrashy on most of the album. The full on attack and dominance this band displays on all 14 of the songs just eats you alive. The Bay Area must have an influence for just making bands want to just create the most mind blowing riffs and heavy music possible and Cretin show off that on this album.

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Quick Reviews: Nervochaos, Zero Down, Shredhead & Winds of Genocide

I did a ton of these quick reviews last year and I swore to myself that I would slow down that type of post. While I would prefer a fuller, more detailed review with every single album I listen to, sometimes I just think a brief description with a block of 4 albums is just perfect. It’s to the point, I link to the band and they still receive a score. So enjoy the first quick review post of 2015, I will keep these down to a minimum but this will definitely not be the last of the year. Enjoy!

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Quick Reviews: Viathyn, New Jacobin Club, Methedras, Exoto, Morthra, Sinners Burn, Afterwalker, Bergrizen & Nebula Orionis

This week will feature more bands but with far less description. I will leave basic info, a score and a link so you can check them out yourself. This week we have…
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Quick Reviews: Malhkebre, Psychotic Gardening, Cold Colours & Monsterworks

makabhreFrench black metal horde Malhkebre bring us more blasphemous filth that we all love but this act is more on the weird/unorthodox side of the genre. Not following the usual sounds, screeching and tone; Malkhebre has this cult feeling about it and it’s off putting and ominous. The music itself is dark and brooding while maintaining a faster thrash mentality at times. Vocals are not really sung but they are not really screamed. Rather, they are howled at a raspy loud belch that gives this band character. At first I was underwhelmed by their approach but I must say that this album has character and a uniqueness about it that gives it charm and a lasting impression. 3.5 out of 5

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www.reverbnation.com/malhkebre
www.theapostlesofignominy.org

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Quick Reviews: Adabroc, The Pretty Reckless, Aghor & TARJA TURUNEN & MIKE TERRANA

CoverAdabroc – “Iolaire”. Atmospheric black metal from one man in Scotland. This is definitely atmospheric with beautiful music that is quite repetitive and lulls the listener into it’s realm of audio ecstasy. This is great black metal that has nothing to do with being an Odinist or Pagan, definitely give this one a listen. 3.5 out of 5   http://www.adabroc.com http://www.adabroc.com/discography.htm

 

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