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UTTER – Utter Darkness

Now here comes a duo from The Netherlands called UTTER. This duo presents to us their debut release Utter Darkness which was recorded this month. Nydoom does vocals, bass and guitars while Bartbaar does percussions and mouth harp. The band plays a unique style of raw black metal. The album begins with the track “Psychotic Whirlwind” which starts with clicking sounds then goes straight into raw, bleak black metal. The vocals are very raw and raspy and aggressive while the drums […]

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UPON OUR CREATION – Revelation Of Our Race

I don’t often review deathcore music on here. Not saying I’m not a fan of the music but there are many other sites out there that specialize in the genre already but I felt like I had to review this debut EP from the local Los Angeles solo project of Alex Ippolito. Alex is the guitarist of The Hollowing (ex-Love On The Lips Of A Whore) and Upon Our Creation is his personal solo project. His debut release is a […]

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ARITY – Physics Fall Apart

Okay so I try to listen to everything, especially if local and let me not jump ahead of myself but…I’ll just get underway with my review. Arity is a Progressive Metal group formed out of West Covina, California. The band features a female vocalist/guitarist, Nicole Macias, brothers Anthony and Albert Burrola on guitars as well, Karthik Suresh on bass and Marco Morselli on drums. The five-piece have been making a name for themselves all over the Los Angeles area and have […]

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SORCIER DES GLACES – Ritual of the End

Not many black metal bands can provide something nowadays that stands out from the long list of others but Sorcier des Glaces has been doing for a while now. Sorcier des Glaces, often referred to as SDG, is quite a long running aspect in the Quebecois black metal scene. Formed in 1997 by drummer Luc Gaulin (ex-Blinded By Faith) and multi-instrumentalist Sébastien Robitaille, SDG has carved out a loyal following over the course of four well-received full length albums. Their fifth […]

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FINAL SACRIFICE – Aspirations & Endevours

While constantly looking out for new music, a deathcore band from Poznan, Poland catches my eye. The band is called Final Sacrifice. I have been following their music since their debut self-titled EP in 2009. They released a single titled “Affected” last year but now, they have brought chaos upon us with their latest release Aspirations & Endeavors. The EP starts with the track “Aspirations” which makes you feel as if you are caught out in a storm. You hear […]

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GRAVEWORM – Fragments Of Death

The Italian melodic black/death metal group Graveworm released Fragments of Death October 21st through Nuclear Blast Records. The album has been noted to be a mixture of the best of the last four releases as well as some old school roots and also noted to be a darker release than the past albums. The album’s main topic if you have not picked up on it yet is death in its thousand faces as reflected in the album art and title. […]

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NEXILVA – Defile The Flesh Of Innocence

Nexilva, a six-piece beast from Sunderland in North East England. They previously released a full length last year titled The Trials of Mankind which was a great first impression in my eyes but now they are back with Defile The Flesh Of Innocence. You can hear that Nexilva has progressed majorly in this seven tracks of technical brutality. Defile The Flesh Of Innocence begins with the ‘Intro’ which sounds to be a sound track but is the perfect eerie beginning […]