It happens every year – you think you are in the clear, that you have finally melted away the frigid talons of Old Man Winter. But then, in the midst of the oncoming warm fronts, the spiteful geezer returns for one more surprise offensive. Unlike most people, I secretly hope for this last big freeze, for one last malevolent blizzard with all its baleful wrath, so I can get one more trip to Blashyrkh before retiring my favorite black metal albums for the season. This year’s spring brings with it an additional bitterness, as I haven’t had nearly enough time with the latest musical tag to capture my ear: technical black metal. Continue reading
In Vain is an amazing band. They present full emotional spectrum in their music. It is very complex and melodic as well. Progressive technique goes hand in hand with interesting atmosphere. More of this, They’re responsible for bringing back Solefald legend for live appearances. This is music which You feel connected with. Deeper progressive experience.
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Hailing to the old-school, here comes Beneath! First, amazing impression is done by artwork! One of the best I’ve seen lately!
The music is brutal but with another track, it’s getting more and more creative. More of this – it’s influenced by extreme black metal (in the kind of first The Legion and later Marduk). This guys are from Iceland and “Enslaved By Fear” is their masochistic debut at Unique Leader (already!). Their vulgar praise should be heard everywhere as they maintain enough energy to power the entire city. I’m in awe! You should give them a spin… or hundred…
BENEATH – Enslaved By Fear (2012)
Iceland, Unique Leader, Brutal Death w/Technical Influences
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Italy, Southern Brigade Records, Technical Death Metal
Unburied human corpses are returning to life and feeding on the living…
Do not try to leave your homes… They seem to survive by eating human flesh!!
Grindermeister bursts forth from the soft soil ready to tear at your flesh with a tireless hunger. Reanimated decay in the truest sense, the sixth full-length from these 20-year veterans consists of seven tracks reworked and resurrected from the band’s personal mortuary, and one cover (Terrorizer’s “Dead Shall Rise.”) Continue reading
Italy, Bakerteam Records, Technical Melodic / Brutal Death Metal
Micro-genres in metal can be pretty obnoxious. However, sometimes slightly adjusting strict lines are necessary for an accurate description of an album which contains influences from various metallic sub-subgenres. Hence, Earth-Sick.
Gory Blister has been releasing material since 1991, and the four-piece’s fourth full-length is refinement in action, showing an experienced sensibility, a complex and mature combination of technical wizardry, memorable hooks, flying leads, and crushing riffs. It’s a clean-up job worthy of Carcass or Exhumed – or, if you prefer, Disgorge by way of God Forbid. This is brutal death metal to listen to on a sunny day. Continue reading
Spain, Willowtip Records, Brutal Death Metal
My mind has just been raped. I know I should file a report or seek some kind of compensation but I – I’m not able. In addition, my legs have stopped working, so even if I wanted to get up and do something, I can’t. I’m not sure exactly what just happened but I can say this for damn sure; ‘Nourishing The Spoil’? Hit the fuckin’ bricks. ‘Exodromos’ just made you and every other album this year its bitch. Enjoy not being first on my Top 10 list Guttural Secrete.
Yeah, that’s right, the album I went completely gaga over barely a month ago has already been dethroned. Surely this violates some fundamental rule of physics given how ecstatic I was (and still am mind you) about ‘Nourishing The Spoil’ but then I remember exactly who I’m dealing with; the masters of time, space and brutality themselves, Wormed. If someone told me I’d find not one but two death metal magnum opuses would be released within a month of each other any other year than this one, albums that completely annihilate my taste in music only to replace it with something better, I’d mock that person for being so stupid & childish. Hell, how is that supposed to reflect on me as a reviewer? An album comes out that challenges my all time favorite brutal death metal albums more viciously than ever and then one paltry month later it’s marginalized by something even greater? There’s some cosmic fuckery going on here… Continue reading
To Serve Man (2002)
USA, Metal Blade Records, Deathgrind
As a reviewer, it’s almost inevitable to make typos in any given article you write, especially in much longer and more in depth reviews/profiles. Hell, I’m sure even this article will have typos in it. While not the biggest deal, a lot of the typos I’ve made on this website stand out as unnerving pet peeves at best and glaring omissions at worst. In my Saprogenic article for instance, the phrase ‘I might add’ was used twice in a row, making my valid point completely redundant. I’ve misspelled Kraanium’s latest release in two separate articles. At the beginning of my Saprophagous profile ‘combining’ somehow became ‘combing’. However, the two most egregious typos/omissions are in my Cattle Decapitation profile and ‘Pierced From Within’ article. In ‘Pierced From Within’s case, I SOMEHOW left out Disgorge in my list of bands vying for top Death Metal band, even though I was sure I had written them in. Cattle Decapitation’s case managed to be even worse; I credited ‘To Serve Man’ as the start of the band’s contributions of progressive elements to the genre of Deathgrind when I was sure I had written ‘Karma. Bloody. Karma’. This is what I get for writing articles instead of sleeping late at night. Although I can’t guarantee such errors will outright disappear from my writing, I can assure everyone that I’ll be making much greater efforts to NOT make these kinds of mistakes in the future. I can also say beyond a shadow of a doubt that the day I like ‘To Serve Man’ is the day I go completely mental, put on a pink dress and call myself Slappy McNiggins. Continue reading