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SKELETAL REMAINS – Devouring Mortality

Californian death metal band Skeletal Remains are one of my absolute favorite extreme metal bands in the scene right now and with 2018’s Dark Descent Records record of Devouring Mortality, this is without question one of the best old school death metal albums in the past decade maybe even longer. So what does this new chapter mark for these musicians? Well, stylistically they don’t just bring innovative components of old school death metal but Devouring Mortality is a wide combination […]

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INTERVIEW with MOUTH OF SAURON

We took a moment to speak with Mouth Of Sauron about their music and what they like Through the extreme metal scene! MPM: Please introduce yourselves to what you do in the band: MOS: Hey, I’m Zach and I do all of the instrumentation/music writing for the band! MPM: How did Mouth Of Sauron form? MOS: MOS formed like all great things in life… on Craigslist. I just posted an ad saying that I wanted to make a BDM/Slam band. […]

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ANIMALS KILLING PEOPLE – Eat Your Murder

If Cattle Decapitation met Devourment with nasty fillers from Internal Suffering, New York’s brutal death metal/grindcore band Animals Killing People is basically the principal of that genre. Eat Your Murder is the latest addition from these musicians and this time they’ve taken the album to a whole new level. Animals Killing People have been inspired by their ideology as the songs discuss misanthropy, gore and liberation while keeping the musicianship and brutality on same page. Musically, this album is extremely […]

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REGIONAL JUSTICE CENTER – World Of Inconvenience

Grindcore is an interesting genre. While not being 100% metal, it leans itself heavily towards metal and its fan base, and has produced some really good albeit short albums. One of those albums is the latest from Regional Justice Center, titled “World on Inconvenience”. This is a short album, eleven tracks totaling 12 minutes. However, the material here is dense, and despite the short runtime, there’s enough here to make this feel like a complete album. The writing feels varied […]

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INFERI – Revenant

Inferi are a technical/melodic death metal band from Nashville, Tennessee formed in 2006 and have put out some of the most incredible albums in recent memory. With 2018’s Revenant being the latest chapter from these musicians, they have contributed themselves to combine various elements from technical, melodic, and symphonic arrangements to create a hellishly brutal yet heavenly melodic sound that is just out of bounds. Revenant’s atmosphere, lyricism, songwriting and musicianship is outstanding. The speed and intensity of Inferi really […]

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EXMORTUS – The Sound Of Steel

Sometimes bands can sell themselves with one aspect of their sound. One part of a band is good enough to attract people to check them out. One such band is Exmortus. Their most recent album, “ The Sound of Steel” is 100% driven by the guitar, and holy hell does it work. The guitars on this album is tremendous, and with the support of solid drumming, and a decent vocal performance, make this an album not to miss. “Make Haste” […]

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FACELIFT DEFORMATION – Dominating The Extermination

There’s many brutal death metal bands that want to replicate the genre and there’s some who brings innovation and creativity to the table. Meet Facelift Deformation, based out of Hong Kong and Taiwan and have only been around since 2016, they’ve released their debut full-length through Inherited Suffering Records titled “Dominating the Extermination.” For an album that’s only 20 minutes in duration this album is easily enjoyable and headbangable to witness the most chaotic and animalistic brutal death metal releases […]

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LACERATE THY MAKER – Imminent

Debut releases come with a lot of pressure. As the first showcase of a band’s sound, a lot rides on the release being a solid example of what a band is. For the band Lacerate Thy Maker, their first release is a solid release, an EP titled “Imminent”, that shows off a lot of potential. “Malodorous” is the opening song, and begins with an ambient piano that leads into a great lead guitar. The riffs are solid, and the speed […]

INTERVIEWS

INTERVIEW with DAN SWANÖ

We got a moment to talk with one of the most inspirational musicians in the death metal world. Here’s what he had to say about his past bands, his younger days and today’s music: MPM: Please introduce yourself: DAN SWANÖ: A 45 year old melodic rock fan that somehow ended up deeply involved in the death metal world 😉 MPM: Tell us about your start in the metal world: DAN SWANÖ: I got my first doses of hard rock long before I […]

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GRUESOME – Twisted Prayers

Sometimes the thing that modern music needs is to back to the past. That’s exactly what old school death metal band Gruesome shows on their new album by going with a very old school sound that feels fresh in today’s music industry. Gruesome are a band that’s main goal is to continue the sound and legacy of the legendary band Death, and their new album, “Twisted Prayers” is a not only a good use of this sound, but a breath […]