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Full Of Hell – Weeping Choir (Relapse)

Central Pennsylvanian’s Full of Hell have been around for an absolute age (well since 2009) and have popped up on many a supporting bill in the UK (lastly with Immolation earlier this year) amassing a dedicated fanbase and an extensive… Continue Reading →

Cosmic Putrefaction – At The Threshold Of The Greatest Chasm (I, Voidhanger Records)

Italian multi-instrumentalist and creative force Gabriele Gramaglia, aka G.G. has his hands in many projects, including mastering a handful of releases as well, as his new project Cosmic Putrefaction offers a debut album that is a sonically dense assault. The… Continue Reading →

Soulfly – Ritual (Nuclear Blast)

It has been 20 years since Max Cavalera announced the presence of Soulfly on the music scene with their self titled debut album and despite numerous line-up changes over the years and some very noteworthy guest appearances, the band has… Continue Reading →

Weak Aside – Forward Into Darkness (FDA Records)

Another good ‘un from FDA Records here with the third full length from Germany thrashy death machine Weak Aside. I wasn’t familiar with the lads prior to receiving this but a bit of a blast through in the car on… Continue Reading →

In Purulence – Putrid Valley (Great Dane)

Uniqueness, we all strive for it, everyone wants to be their own person this includes bands too. Sometimes artists strive for that rare, free-standing, genre-defying quality through means of experimentation melding together exhibits from selected genres, sometimes it works, other… Continue Reading →

De Profundis – The Binding Light Of Faith (Transcending Obscurity)

When I saw De Profundis’ latest offering on the review list, I was keen to secure the beast as I had been a fan of their work for a few years now. Having been witness to their brutality and clinical… Continue Reading →

Incantation – Profane Nexus (Relapse)

There aren’t many bands like Incantation. For nearly thirty years they’ve been at the vanguard of the underground death metal scene and, to me at least, they’ve never disappointed. Sure some albums are better than others but I can honestly… Continue Reading →

Father Befouled – Desolate Gods (Dark Descent)

It’s all very well playing fast and brutal, and indeed doing both things better than anyone else (like my beloved Cannibal Corpse), but sometimes you want a bit more…. “hideousness”,  a bit more “damp dungeon” a bit more “impending dread”… Continue Reading →

Kalopsia – Angelplague (Horror Pain Gore Death)

Right first things first, I thought “kalopsia” would be the name of some sort of bum-disease or something. But no. I was wrong. According to my dictionary in means “a state or delusion in which things appear more beautiful than… Continue Reading →

Inexorable – Sea Of Dead Consciousness (Godz Ov War)

This is the third of 3 EP’s released by Inexorable between 2008 and 2015 and originally came out via Unholy Prophecies on limited- edition cassette with just 200 copies. Obviously Polish label Godz Ov War found the duo from Germany… Continue Reading →

The Monolith Deathcult – Versus (Hammerheart Records)

If you have ever given this Dutch band a listen you will know that they do not stick to any tried and tested formula for writing songs even with their earlier material which was purely death metal oriented. With five… Continue Reading →

Morast – Ancestral Void (Totenmusik / Ván Records)

I have previously mentioned in my review of the Venenum album that Germany has fast become a major force within the death metal scene as another act vies for prominence. The band’s debut demo in 2015 was a crawling insidious… Continue Reading →

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