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Carnifex – World War X (Nuclear Blast)

I have a strange relationship with Deathcore, a lot of bands from this genre merely came across to me as cheap Death Metal, and in fact most still do. Nevertheless Whitechapel appeared to me as something else, and for a… Continue Reading →

Whitechapel – The Valley (Based On True Events) (Metal Blade Records)

I was surprised to see that it has been three years since this US deathcore outfits last album, “Mark Of The Blade”, an album I particularly enjoyed due to its evolution into realms not touched on prior albums, such as… Continue Reading →

Deadfreight of Soul – Tortured Puppets (Kernkraftritter Records)

Deadfreight Of Soul are a finely tuned machine direct from Augsburg in Bavaria, and this five piece are intent on putting their home town firmly on the metal map. The band were generated in a cellar as a trio in… Continue Reading →

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,… Continue Reading →

Conjonctive – In the Mouth of the Devil (Tenacity Music)

Conjonctive are a “Blackened Deathcore” outfit born in Nyon, Switzerland in 2007. “In the Mouth of the Devil” is their second release.  They feature two singers Sonia and Randy and guitarists and bassists who have all decided that the usual… Continue Reading →

Carnifex – Slow Death (Nuclear Blast)

Reading album reviews of the deathcore scene has taken the approach of slating them without justification on both the digital and printed media to the point that it is tedious and serves no purpose to the outlet or the band… Continue Reading →

Krylithsic – Beast of the Northern Hemisphere (S/R)

German trio Krylithsic’s latest EP Beast of the Northern Hemisphere is a thunderous great mammoth of a release. If you’re a fan of fast, brutal music in any way, shape or form, then it’s well worth wrapping your ears around…. Continue Reading →

Despised Icon – Beast (Nuclear Blast)

Back in 2010 Canadian trailblazers Despised Icon called it quits after their final show in Montreal and it was a major blow for fans of the deathcore scene as arguably the band was at the heart of the genres formation… Continue Reading →

Red Dawn – Algorithm of Destruction (Finisterian Dead End)

French tech-death five piece Red Dawn’s debut full length Algorithm of Destruction is a powerful tour de force of an album that all fans of the more complex and heavier side of the metal spectrum are bound to enjoy. Whether… Continue Reading →

Whitechapel – Mark Of The Blade (Metal Blade)

As stated in the album’s promo information this album marks the ten year anniversary of Whitechapel, a band that has doggedly marched forward with each passing album despite the naysayers. Back in the1980s when thrash first appeared that scene too… Continue Reading →

Casket Robbery – Evolution of Evil (Mortal Music)

Murderers, madness and zombies are three key ingredients in any metal album nowadays that’s focusing on all things brutal and gory. With a name like Casket Robbery, it’s pretty much a given that being as brutal and gory as possible… Continue Reading →

Rivers of Nihil – Monarchy (Metal Blade)

Upon initial listening, Rivers of Nihil’s second full length release, Monarchy, is a powerfully miserable record. If you can envisage a depressingly heavy version of Gojira, with furious technicality and oodles of dominant blast beats, then you pretty much have… Continue Reading →

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