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OBITUARY – Obituary

Formed in 1984 from Tampa, Florida, Obituary are a death metal band who’s catalog has changed throughout the scene with fan favorites including The End Complete, Slowly We Rot and here we have the tenth full-length album called Obituary. Their latest album is a guide of old school death metal refineries that devastated different markers that significantly changed the whole course today. From the monstrous vocals, completed and train-wrecked instrumentations this record introduces pedestal tracks among the lyrical substances as […]

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HUMAN ERROR – Upon A Throne Of Greed

Luke Griffin has made a name for himself in extreme metal. Being the vocalist for Acrania, many fans of brutal death and slam probably have heard his vocals, or at least recognize his name. In 2017, his new band, Human Error, released their EP “Upon a Throne of Greed”, and it’s an example of slam done well. It’s by no means a masterpiece, it’s a solid piece of extreme metal with well written songs, and some fantastic guest vocals. “Societal […]

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CENOTAPH – Perverse Dehumanized Dysfunctions

Turkey’s brutal death metal outfitters Cenotaph are back at it again seven years later to create a punishing blow with the latest full-length entitled Perverse Dehumanized Dysfunctions. To perfectly describe this album in its summary, their style is incredibly creative showcasing elements of technical, slam and brutal death metal with a unique twist behind the musical signatures. From the heart pounding and aggressive instrumentals, groovy drum sequences reminiscing of Defeated Sanity and ridiculous skills of finest complimented chemistry work these […]

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THROANE – Plus Une Main A Mordre

Music, and metal in particular, is a great place for people to vent their emotions, and you’ll find bands from all over the metal genre putting their emotions in the forefront. In black metal, depressive/suicidal black metal is a subgenre that showcases how sadness can be turned into art, and Throane is a band that attempts to do that, and for the most part succeeds. Their latest album, “Plus une main à mordre”, showcases the band using some interesting artistic […]

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ABANDONED BY LIGHT – And Here I Stand, Betwixt Light and Dark

Meet Karhmul, the creator behind this depressive black metal project known as Abandoned By Light residing from North Yorkshire, England who’s music is best described as depressive, hateful, lonely and loved. With the 2017’s self release of And Here I Stand, Betwixt Light and Dark this ten track, hour and nineteen minute album introduces Karhmul’s description as melancholic black metal. Right off the bat the album opens up with the glorious instrumental track Caressed by the Dying Embers which demonstrates […]

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THE NEGATIVE BIAS – Lamentation of the Chaos Omega

Black metal is a genre that always has twists and turns. Bands routinely mess with the style to give their own spin on the genre. The Negative Bias does just that. While they still play black metal, some interesting choices, both in composition and writing make their album “Lamentation of the Chaos Omega” a very interesting and enjoyable album. “Album Medley” opens up this album, and does so with an odd, ambient and vocal centric opening, which leads into some […]

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MOONSORROW – Jumalten Aika

As we approach the Pagan holiday of the Winter Solstice, what better way to celebrate than some Pagan metal? Moonsorrow are a band that combines black metal and folk metal to create a unique blend that makes them stand out. “Jumalten Aika”, their most recent album, is a perfect example of that. And with songs pushing 10+ minutes, there’s no shortage of material on this album, which runs over an hour. “Jumalten Aika” opens up with a very ambient, folky […]

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POWER TRIP – Nightmare Logic

Texas’s crossover thrash metal band Power Trip are back at full force with the latest full-length entitled Nightmare Logic. This album has been a huge gap for modern thrash metal but Nightmare Logic is proven to be a much more diverse, experimented and superior compared to their debut. Music wise, Nightmare Logic takes the inspiration from the Bay Area thrash, hardcore and the earliest death metal demos possible as they’ve rightfully demonstrated themselves to create a progress so incredibly progressive […]

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CRANIAL CONTAMINATION – Engineering Human Obsolescence

When it comes to brutal slamming death metal, fans expect nothing but sheer extreme metal. English band Cranial Contamination do just that. They do a great job of making an EP that has slams on it, but doesn’t rely on them to carry the album, and allow their songwriting to carry this release. “Stages of Human Decomposition” opens this EP off, and does so with a heavy guitar riff, before launching to a brutal assault. This track introduces us to […]

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ACID WITCH – Evil Sound Screamers

Michigan’s psychedelic doom/death metal band Acid Witch is a band that I’m familiarized with after hearing their sophomore effort release of 2010’s Stoned, which was quite a pleasant listen beginning to end. Seven years later, we have the latest album titled Evil Sound Screamers which takes their inspirational themes for vicious witchcrafts, horror themed lyricism and hallucinogenic drugs with a psychedelic Halloween atmosphere to the music. Production wise, it’s insanely dark as it naturally portrays the musical branches from Witchtanic […]