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Sepulchral Curse – Only Ashes Remain (Transcending Obscurity Records)

When you delve into death metal through the decades within the specific scenes around the world you find that each part of the world has its own take on the style and one area that has always really caught my… Continue Reading →

Cosmic Putrefaction – The Horizons Towards Which Splendour Withers (I, Voidhanger)

One-man bands are ever present in the Metal world, which is probably due to the genre being so diverse and yet still strangely niche. You might like Black Metal enough to want to start a band but your other Metal… Continue Reading →

Nekrovault – Totenzug: Festering Peregrination (Ván Records)

Seemingly everything that Ván Records releases within the death metal sphere is a classic demonstration of fetid annihilation as this German bunch add their name to their formidable roster with a debut that reeks of macabre finesse and ghoulish destruction…. Continue Reading →

Vastum – Orificial Purge (20 Buck Spin)

Though the band name (Latin for “waste”) and album title may suggest otherwise, Vastum should not be mistaken for a trivial faecal-obsessed comedy grindcore act. Reasonably prolific since their 2009 inception, this Bay Area death metal quintet went suspiciously quiet… 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 →

KHNVM – Foretold Monuments Of Flesh (Testimony Records)

International bands are likely to be a topic which I have covered before but alas, let us speak of it again. In the age of the internet whereby a file can be sent instantly to the other side of the… Continue Reading →

Ossuarium – Living Tomb (20 Buck Spin)

Death Metal is by the very nature of its name linked to all things repugnant. Yet does this always have to come from cascading slasher style shock value? Arguably no, the genre may have been well rounded and defined by… Continue Reading →

Mass Infection – Shadows Became Flesh (Comatose)

To actually be just one genre nowadays is pretty difficult, especially with the rise of the sort of Bandcamp generation that is hell-bent on creating new tags daily which latterly become sub-sub-sub genres. Really it’s all a bit crazy but… Continue Reading →

Cemetery Urn – Barbaric Retribution (Hells Headbangers)

I always shudder a bit when I see a band referred to as “bestial” ….. it makes me think of muddy production masking shitty playing, impenetrable vocals, cover art of a nun / angel / vicar being sodomised by a… Continue Reading →

Ekpyrosis – Primordial Chaos Restored (Terror From Hell)

Not come across Italian death metal band Ekpyrosis before (translates as something like ‘born from fire’ I believe) so an EP seems a good place to start. Opening track ‘Abyssal Convergence’ creeps in on slow, dark riffs, a little of… Continue Reading →

Pact – Enigmata (Moribund)

This is the third full length album from occult US trio Pact, and actually my third encounter with them too having been shredded by their ultra aggressive début The Dragon Lineage Of Satan, and pleased by the follow up… 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 →

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