ALBUMS

ASPHYXIATE – Altar Of Decomposed

Formed in 1998 from Bekasi, West Java, Indonesia, Asphyxiate are a brutal death metal band who’s name isn’t recognized within the extreme metal world but for a band from Indonesia who have the most dedicated fans in brutal death metal, Asphyxiate are back to make their most ambitious and accessible albums in their career with 2021’s New Standard Elite release of Altar Of Decomposed. Following up to their 2013’s Self Transform from Decayed Flesh album which was my introduction to […]

ALBUMS

THE LION’S DAUGHTER – Skin Show

There’s been tons of buzz brewing about The Lion’s Daughter all over on social media after watching multiple reviews on YouTube just to hear and understand the band’s history and whatnot. But after giving some songs a whirl, I learned to realized that this band is extremely unique, engaging and highly entertaining which surely makes me want to revisit their older albums and I think it’s safe to say that I was intrigued by how artistic their soundscapes and atmospheres […]

ALBUMS

HORRORGRAPHY – Dramma Per Musica

If you’re a fan of symphonic metal and you haven’t listened to Horrorgraphy, you’re missing out big time. This four-piece symphonic metal act has been unforgiving in their latest effort, “Dramma Per Musica“. While their debut full-length Season of Grief was dubbed as a masterpiece (I do declare it is!), they truly level up their game in Dramma Per Musica. Keep reading so you’ll know what I mean. As expected, this release is purely symphonic-driven. The keyboards and guitars blend […]

ALBUMS

MEDICO PESTE – ב: The Black Bile

This album made me wish I had some acid so I could fully embrace the journey they took me on. If black metal had a soul, this is just that. Medico Peste is not your typical black metal band, I would describe their songs as symphonic, atmospheric, eerie, haunting and at times psychedelic. The composition of these songs is remarkable and I applaud their use of dynamics. Coming from the perspective of a recording engineer and sound guy, the production […]

ALBUMS

BAEST – Necro Sapiens

The old school death metal movement has changed so much over the years with many artists replicating the traditional HM2 influences from Dismember, Entombed and early Grave to the more contemporary, modernized and structured sound of death metal with bands such as Cut Up, Firespawn, Lik, Fearal, Gatecreeper, Revel In Flesh and others who capture the raw, cohesive and buzz saw like approach making it a nice approachable way to make fans of the genre, myself included to find what […]

ALBUMS

DOWNFALL OF MANKIND – The Path Of Human Existence

With having new material in production at the moment I really wanted to take a moment and review this 2020 EP “The Path Of Human Existence” beforehand and also give you guys some info on this fresh upcoming band out of Portugal. The EP was released November 14th, 2020 during the pandemic which shows you right off top these guys have the drive and work ethic to be a top tier band. The six song EP starts with a beautiful […]

ALBUMS

COUNTERACTT – Universal Sadness

If you don’t know who Counteractt is don’t sleep any longer! Hailing from Spain these dudes dropped Universal Sadness and since then I cannot stop playing it. The album was the band’s first professional album, having to overcome obstacles with Covid and line up changes until landing Luis Silva as the new vocalist, the album was re-recorded twice because the boys were not okay with it yet so that alone explains the work ethic of these guys and the attention […]

ALBUMS

BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT – Paint The Sky With Blood

If you guys been following my social medias for longest time possible, you’ll know by now that Children Of Bodom were one of my biggest influences into getting the melodic death metal spectrum alongside other bands that made me appreciate the genre for what it is. From Dethklok, Kalmah, The Black Dahlia Murder, Amon Amarth, Wintersun and Scar Symmetry, I love the genre so much that it made me the person I am today. But enough of that, today I […]

ALBUMS

HOG SLAMMER – Life On Death Row

So many of you may not be aware of the pure gold that is Hog Slammer, the one man DIY slamming death metal band fronted by Joe Randazza will surely satisfy your slam needs. Hog Slammer has just released their three track EP titled “Life On Death Row” part 1 of 2, and after taking a listen I have to say personally this is the type of slam I live for. For only being an 8 minute EP, I laughed, […]

ALBUMS

EPICA – Omega

I’m sure many of you out there know Epica so I’ll spare you the introduction. Omega is the eighth studio album from the group and third with the current lineup and many fans, including myself, wondered if this would be their best release to date? I thought that 2014’s The Quantum Enigma and 2016’s The Holographic Principle were their greatest and most achieved work to date until listening to Omega. Undoubtedly, this album is pursuing what I would call the […]