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SHURIKEN CADAVERIC ENTWINEMENT – Constructing The Cataclysm

I’ve never felt so proud of being a compassionate extreme metal fan seeing up and rising artists of various genres to not only find their footing terms of structure and musicality, but it feels so fresh and naturalistic sounding to witness more bands within the underground to make a name for themselves in the upcoming years. Today, this band known as Shuriken Cadaveric Entwinement is a two piece death metal project fronted by Lust Of Decay’s Jordan Varela and Cesspool […]

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MUNICIPAL WASTE – Electrified Brain

Two decades and seven albums into their career, Virginia’s Municipal Waste have laid a foundation to the crossover thrash metal scene with many cult classics such as 2005’s Hazardous Mutation and 2003’s Waste’ Em All and now returning after a five year gap of their last album Slime And Punishment, Electrified Brain is a welcoming addition to the modern-day era of the band. This album is catchy, entertaining and lots of party wasting goodness to keep your old school friends […]

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PSYCROPTIC – Divine Council

Australia’s extreme metal crafters Psycroptic have returned after four years prior to their last album As The Kingdom Drowns and this time around, they’re back hungrier and more creative than they ever sounded in their career. I have been a Psycroptic listener for long as I can remember while having the opportunity to see them live in 2018 at the Devastation On The Nation Tour and not only have they surpassed my expectations from their live performance, but the deliverance […]

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AN ABSTRACT ILLUSION – Woe

Willowtip Records’ been on a constant rollercoaster the past several years releasing quality albums and An Abstract Illusion‘s latest offering of Woe once again is another great addition to add for albums of 2022. Those don’t know An Abstract Illusion, they’re a Swedish extreme metal band that incorporates elements of progressive death metal, black metal, folk and even electronica which says that their musical soundscapes and structure doesn’t sound the same. This album is packed with infectious melodies, beauty and […]

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HULDER – The Eternal Fanfare

Ladies and gentlemen, it brings me the absolute honor to not only hear the best black metal album of 2022 but this is arguably speaking a serious top ten contender for one of my favorites of this entire year. Hulder is a one person black metal project from my neck in the woods in the Pacific Northwest and not only this miniature record is rich in detail, but the songwriting, lyrical content, and the indescribable feeling of being appreciative to […]

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CEREBRAL EXTINCTION – Escape From Illusion

Italian brutal death metal based outfitters Cerebral Extinction have came back five years after their album Necro Parasite Anomaly came out and this time around we have the newest offering titled Escape From Illusion which is released through Amputated Vein Records. Their style of brutal death metal is almost similar to Severed Savior, Origin, early Decrepit Birth and Gorgasm but they also have technical and groove traces into the mix something like Skinless or Malignancy would create but in today’s […]

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SAOR – Origins

Nearly a decade in existence, founder, vocalist and instrumentalist Andy Marshall is sorely responsible into creating such amazingly and wonderfully crafted albums since his formation of Saor started back in 2013. His blend of atmospheric black metal with hints of folk tendencies in the mix not only is extremely captivating, memorable and jaw-dropping in my personal opinion but his visionary, intelligence and forming such a uniquely designed style of music that portrays his story about poetry, sorrow, Scottish history and […]

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TRIUMVIR FOUL – Onslaught To Seraphim

There’s been some amazingly crafted death metal releases of 2022 that I keep coming back to on a daily basis and it seems to me that Pacific Northwest’s Triumvir Foul are back with a pulsing vengeance to create the third full-length recording of Onslaught To Seraphim which is handled by both Invictus Productions and Vrasubatlat. After releasing two full-lengths and a EP in 2019, this band have not only created the most violent, calculated and punishing albums they’ve done to […]

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ERNIA – How To Deal With Life And Fail

The grindcore genre has been around since the mid 1980s which is heavily influenced by heavy metal and hardcore punk. Ernia on the other hand, are a Spanish based grindcore band that not only have managed and perfected the soundscapes they’ve created but ultimately so, these musicians provide intricate bits and every track is demonstrated with something different to offer which to me this album is both refreshing, natural and riveting front to back. Ernia’s signature blend of grindcore is […]

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ORGANECTOMY – Nail Below Nail

Organectomy are a brutal death metal band hailing from New Zealand and are proud to be releasing their third full-length recording with Unique Leader Records titled Nail Below Nail and is the follow-up to 2019’s Existential Disconnect. Musically, if Rendered Helpless and Abominable Putridity were to form a lifeless creature together Organectomy would be the founder of this aggressive catastrophe. From the vicious instrumentals, grotesque vocals, and fluctuating song structures to the ferocious delivery of musical violence these guys take […]