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Thy Art Is Murder – Dear Desolation (Nuclear Blast)

Thy Art Is Murder – Dear Desolation (Nuclear Blast)

Of late the major players within the deathcore scene have been branching out somewhat and have been testing the water with more ambitious song writing that has had a mixed reception within the media and from fans alike, with Carnifex, Whitechapel and Suicide Silence all.. Read More
Subservience – Forest Of The Impaled (Black Bow Records)

Subservience – Forest Of The Impaled (Black Bow Records)

It appears that the best kept death metal secret on the south coast of the UK is called Subservience and has three EPs out plus a split and having listened to the EPs on the band’s bandcamp page it is clear that their learning curve.. Read More
Old Corpse Road, Stahlsarg, Mountains Crave - Leeds, The Fenton 30/7/17

Old Corpse Road, Stahlsarg, Mountains Crave – Leeds, The Fenton 30/7/17

This triple bill of black metal covered a wide spectrum within the genre that began with local act Mountains Crave who have made huge improvements musically since I last saw them converting their wealth of live experience into this accomplished show. The cramped stage at.. Read More
Abhorrent Decimation – The Pardoner (Prosthetic Records)

Abhorrent Decimation – The Pardoner (Prosthetic Records)

There’s been a couple of changes within the line-up of this UK death metal band namely they have a new drummer and lead guitarist Dan Danby and Ross McLennan respectively. If you have seen this band you will know they are excellent live and with.. Read More
Psychobolia – Chiaroscuro (Great Dane Records)

Psychobolia – Chiaroscuro (Great Dane Records)

This French band’s third album has caused me no end of consternation since I received it for review a while back, not because it is spectacular good or dreadful. The album title relates to the technique of applying light and shade to artwork which meant.. Read More
Execration – Return To The Void (Metal Blade)

Execration – Return To The Void (Metal Blade)

Of the bands adopting the Execration moniker the Norwegian version is by far the most prolific with three gutter trawling filth riddled death metal albums already slithering around the underground making rancid ripples, with the bands last repugnant effort “Morbid Dimensions” being a particularly vitriolic.. Read More
Expulsion – Nightmare Future (Relapse Records)

Expulsion – Nightmare Future (Relapse Records)

Any band that consists of Matt Olivo (Repulsion), Matt Harvey (Gruesome, Exhumed), Danny Walker (Exhumed, Intronaut, Phobia) and Menno Verbaten (), should be a beast and that is exactly what this debut release is, but I wish it was longer than just short of 14.. Read More
Integrity – Howling, For The Nightmare Shall Consume (Relapse Records)

Integrity – Howling, For The Nightmare Shall Consume (Relapse Records)

Few acts can truly be called pioneers but US act Integrity deserve that accolade for spearheading a movement of hardcore that surpassed the parameters of the genre that flourished during the late 70s and 80s by manipulating the genre into something far more complex yet.. Read More
Pathology – ST (Comatose Music)

Pathology – ST (Comatose Music)

In my usual routine of writing up reviews it encompasses checking out the bands past discography, obviously, but also includes line-up changes, previous album titles – any patterns therein, release rates, album art work style, other bands with the same name which surprisingly is only.. Read More
Dying Fetus – Wrong One To Fuck With (Relapse)

Dying Fetus – Wrong One To Fuck With (Relapse)

This long established and pioneering death metal band like many of its compatriots in the genre does not write bad albums but writes continually top quality releases through which you have personal favourites but never poor ones, but with this eighth album they have recorded.. Read More
Post Pulse – Halls Of The Damned (Inverse Records)

Post Pulse – Halls Of The Damned (Inverse Records)

This Finnish act has members from a couple of bands that I am not familiar with, namely The Man Eating Tree and Hung, as this project unleashes a debut of epic proportions. The band name may conjure up thoughts of something restrained and lightweight but.. Read More
Desultory – Through Aching Aeons (Pulverised Records)

Desultory – Through Aching Aeons (Pulverised Records)

I had a passing affiliation for this Swedish act with the bands “Into Eternity” album in 1993 but the follow up and third albums escaped me for some reason, especially as the debut was a fine display of death metal that sat outside the normal.. Read More