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Entry: Detriment

July 17, 2020
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Entry: Detriment

Hailing from Los Angeles, California comes hardcore punk act Entry. Their debut full length titled Detriment features nine total tracks of short, yet punchy and in your face hardcore punk that you cannot look away from. Each track is a stomping and furious one that gets you mashing your brain against your skull in no time. With as short as this release is, it more than makes up for in pure quality. Each track is a straight forward, hardcore punk heavy hitter that gut checks you from the drop of the first note and has you thrashing about from then onward.

Throughout Detriment, Entry creates a powerful and venomous sound that leaves your ears ringing as well as an imprint straight on your frontal lobe. Of the nine tracks here, all nine are a furious metallic hardcore punk onslaught that cannot be stopped once started. The tracks are short and neck breaking and they have a great tendency to get right underneath your skin as well. These aren’t tracks that you can sit still to as the pure energy and intensity is incredibly palpable and powerful.

The unhinged, raw and pure power of punk can be felt all throughout Detriment. Entry doesn’t take a track off as they stomp through each one providing you with a high octane, intense and incredibly head spinning punk sound that leaves you wanting more. It is clear that Entry embodies the power of punk and hardcore down to their very bones and that can be heard all throughout this nine track offering. Detriment is pure, underground, intense hardcore punk that is undeniably heavy and entertaining.

Entry knock it clear out of the park and into the stratosphere with Detriment. There is no way you can go wrong with picking this release up if you are a hardcore fan of hardcore punk, or even a more casual fan of the genre(s). What is exciting almost even more so than this release is that this is just a sliver of what is to come, and after listening to this, it will be exciting to see what they have to offer in the future.

Detriment will be released July 17th through Southern Lord Recordings.

Links To Follow:

Entry Facebook

Entry Bandcamp

Southern Lord Recordings Bandcamp

Alien Queen: Matriarch

July 15, 2020
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Alien Queen: Matriarch

Emerging from the frigid unknowns of the cosmos comes Alien Queen and in tow with them their newest offering Matriarch. Matriarch comes complete as an eight track, fifty-two minute offering that combines the best parts of doom metal and death to create an insanely heavy life shredding sound. With massive riffs aplenty, Alien Queen buries you underneath the droves of riffs and the savage amount of black hole heavy that emerges with the passing of each second. Without regard to human life, Alien Queen marches forward with incredible power and savagery expunging all life and claiming the victims as hosts for the next wave of xenomorphs to savage the cosmos.

Alien Queen doesn’t wait long before they command their brain devouring and spine rattling sound to crush you. From the first second to the last you become engulfed in undeniably heavy, organ rupturing riffs trapped in a never ending vortex of doom, despair and death. Carved, crushed and left to rot in the never ending void that is the ever expanding reaches of space, Alien Queen mix death metal and doom together expertly and seamlessly to create a horrifying, deadly and life draining sound. It is hard not to be encapsulated and pulled in by the sheer weight and heaviness of this release as the more and more that you listen, the more that you get dragged out to the frigid unknown.

Throughout Matriarch, Alien Queen frequently switches tempos between the lung exploding oxygen starved doom and the ever flesh peeling, skull shattering rampages of death. While submerges you underneath the weight of a dying star, latter leaves you as nothing more than chunks of what you used to be, you become nothing more than a husk floating among the rest of the debris. There is no light to be seen here as Matriarch consumes it leaving you to perish in a cold obscenely dark unknown location among the outer reaches of space.

Alien Queen melt doom and death metal here so very well and with the musicianship and deadly vocals on point as well as the lyrical themes (of course inspired and taken from the Alien franchise) everything within this record is spot on. From the first second forward you are treated to top notch doom riddled death, or death riddled doom metal, whichever way you want to slice it. The melting of the two genres together here is perfect, ultimately creating a sound that is as heavy as a neutron star. Matriarch is just fantastic, and that is the final word.

Matriarch is out now. You can find it here.

Draconis: Anthems For An Eternal Battle

July 12, 2020
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Draconis: Anthems For An Eternal Battle

Hailing from Argentina comes ripping death squad Draconis with their upcoming full length offering titled Anthems For An Eternal Battle. Having come on to the scene in 2003, Draconis has treated us all to two EPs and with this release four full length records since then. Continuously aggressive and unrelenting for the entirety of their seventeen year career, they show no signs of slowing down with this release. With ten total tracks to its name, Anthems For An Eternal Battle is a destructive force from beginning to end. Uncompromising and neck snapping all the way through, this record treats you to a raw, dissonant, technical and face melting sound that ultimately will be your demise.

Draconis gives no thought what so ever about starting their record with an intro as they immediately begin their onslaught from the very second you lift your finger from the play button. With riffs that fly out from every direction that are only to be paired with tumultuous drum work and screamed vocals that are akin to that of a banshee, Draconis make their presence felt all throughout. Each track is a pure and aggressive onslaught of death from the first second to the last. With no reprieve you become buried underneath a relentless slew of flesh melting riffs and spine rattling drum work in no time.

Fast, wicked and undeniably head bang worthy, each track works their way under your skin and gets you mashing your brain against your skull in record time. Throughout this release, Draconis is unpredictable at times as they shift and shape their overall sound to how they see fit but they never waver from the overall shredding, intensely aggressive tone they create. Forever switching between structure and down right neck breaking maelstroms, each of the ten tracks within Anthems For An Eternal Battle is whiplash inducing to say the least.

This Argentinian death machine has created a very solid and well rounded effort here with Anthems For An Eternal Battle. Each track is just as good as the last and just as heavy and blood boiling as well. If you are looking for something raw, aggressive, punishing and purely face melting, you don’t have to look a whole lot further than Anthems For An Eternal Battle.

Anthems For An Eternal Battle will be released July 31st through Brutal Records. You can pre-order here for Europe and here for the United States and Canada.

Links To Follow:

Draconis Facebook

Brutal Records Official Site

Brutal Records Bandcamp

The Black Hounds: Colossus

July 11, 2020
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The Black Hounds: Colossus

Groove filled, heavy and incredibly infectious, groove metal outfit The Black Hounds offer up their brand new upcoming release titled Colossus. Colossus is an appropriate title for this record as The Black Hounds’ overall sound is colossal. With massive groove laden riffs, powerful drum work and vocals that transition between gritty clean sung vocals and roars from the depths, The Black Hounds create a sound that is incredibly memorable and as mentioned infectious. Colossus features eight total cuts with each one being just as head bang inducing and as memorable as the last. There isn’t a track here that these heavy metal merchants take off as each one is just as solid, well executed and expertly performed as the last making Colossus a well rounded and cohesive effort that you have no problem with playing over and over again.

Save for the intro, the seven tracks that follow reach run times between four and seven minutes, making this release a lengthy one yet one that certainly does not seem it what so ever. With that said, even with the longer run times your attention never wavers and your head never stops bobbing. Colossus as a whole is an entirely engaging and gripping record that grabs your attention from the very get go never to let you go until the eighth and final tracks has concluded. One by one, each track will worm their way into your memory never to fade for quite some time. They will rattle around in your brain long after you are done listening only to find yourself head banging along to these tracks that have ultimately embedded themselves in your mind.

As groove filled and infectious as these tracks are, they are equally heavy and gritty as well. The Black Hounds certainly do not skimp on the heavy as each cut is a thunderous riff smorgasbord that is so undeniable and attention grabbing that you have no choice but to bang your head until it falls clean off of your shoulders. The aggression and blood pumping energy is potent and palpable all throughout ultimately whipping you into a frenzy before you know it. Colossus is not just your standard groove metal record as there is just so much more to it. More heavy, more grit, more neck snapping energy and much much more making Colossus a ruthless, whiplash inducing record that will not and cannot be denied.

This debut full length from these lads hailing from the UK is something else and certainly not something to be looked over. You are treated to eight great tracks one right after the next with no gimmicks what so ever and certainly no filler. The Black Hounds stomp forth from one track to the next with incredibly potency and energy that is palpable well beyond wherever you are listening from. Colossus is an outstanding record through and through and should stand among some of the best groove metal/heavy metal records this to be released this year.

Colossus will be released August 14th. You can pre-order the record here.

Links To Follow:

The Black Hounds Facebook

Texas Murder Crew: Everyone’s Last Breath

July 10, 2020
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Texas Murder Crew: Everyone’s Last Breath

Paving a path with violence, covered in blood and rotten viscera is Texas Murder Crew with their upcoming offering titled Everyone’s Last Breath. This six track release is packed with nothing but bludgeoning, brain spilling brutal death metal and nothing but. Unapologetic and unrelenting, Texas Murder Crew sets off from the drop of the first note to provide you with one sickening track after the next. Everyone’s Last Breath is short, but with its short run time it packs much more than just a punch as it treats you to paralyzing brutality from the intro all the way through to the outro. Mashing through eviscerated bodies and decapitated torsos, Texas Murder Crew stomps forth offering up a truly bloody and brain splattering sound.

Texas Murder Crew hits you right between the eyes and begins to lobotomize you from the drop of the first note onward never to relent until your brain has finally splattered on the ground. Each of the six tracks here including the intro and outro are as heavy and punishing as you would come to expect. As mentioned, there is nothing here other than that of pure torturous brutal death metal. Dished out in heavy handed doses, the brutality and onslaught just do not stop until the very last buzzing note splits your cranium in two. Nasty, twisted and down right savage, Texas Murder Crew hits you over the head and continues to bludgeon you until the final track.

Violence inciting and frenzy inducing, Everyone’s Last Breath leaves you in a state of pure blind savagery and murderous contempt. More than just violent and brutalizing, Everyone’s Last Breath is memorable as well in its own sickening frontal lobe infesting way. With riffs that splay your flesh combined with drum work that shatters your skull, bass play that leaks the marrow from your bones and the inhuman dual vocal work, Texas Murder Crew offers up a sound that is truly hard to forget. Tossed in to the mix are break downs that really make sure each track is stamped into your mind from some time to come. Truly embodying the definitions of heavy and brutalizing, Texas Murder Crew ladles out the punishment in doses that will make you collapse under their sheer weight.

Powerful, potent, punishing, brutalizing, terrorizing, heavy and many more descriptors can be used to define Everyone’s Last Breath, and all of the aforementioned adjectives are true and so is the statement that this release is just down right great. You cannot go wrong with Everyone’s Last Breath as it has everything here that you could possibly want from a brutal death metal record. The only gripe that I personally have is that six tracks is simply just not enough, and that is just being purely selfish. Other than that this release is fantastic and a must pick up for any brutal death metal fan.

Everyone’s Last Breath will be unleashed August 7th through Comatose Music.

Links To Follow:

Texas Murder Crew Facebook

Terminal Nation: Holocene Extinction

July 8, 2020
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Terminal Nation: Holocene Extinction

What do you get when you mix hardcore, powerviolence and death metal together? You get Terminal Nation and an incredible dose of neck snapping heavy. After releasing several EPs over the years, this politically and socially charged band is set to unleash their debut full length titled Holocene Extinction. This offering features thirteen total tracks of blunt force trauma inducing, in your face, fury laden metal that you will not forget. With their bone crushing sound and point blank lyrics revolving around corruption, racism, injustice and more, Holocene Extinction is a record as a whole that will stick around with you for some time to come.

Without respite, without reprieve, Terminal Nation marches forth from track to track trampling you underneath their feet as they move forward. Through and through, Holocene Extinction is visceral and brutal and with the majority of tracks being as short as they are, they get sledge hammered straight into your brain in unrelenting fashion. A savage beat down from beginning to end, Terminal Nation makes sure that you hear their messages loud and clear and you don’t soon forget them. Thirteen brutally heavy tracks smash straight through your skull into your frontal lobe leaving a searing reminder of what it was that you just listened to.

Through Holocene Extinction you come subject to sensory destroying riffs that only are to come paired with bone splintering drum work and bass lines that make your brain leak through your ears. To add to all of that black hole heavy madness are ear drum bursting vocals that as mentioned, add to the sheer heavy that the musicianship already provides. The only real reprieve that you are offered is when track nine titled Expired Utopia shows up, but once it ends it feeds into yet another bone crumbling track titled Death For Profit. It simply does not stop with Terminal Nation as they roll out one track after the next of furious, spine melting metal that is truly incredible and undeniable.

Holocene Extinction is a blitzkrieg of fury and madness that is as in your face as it could possibly be and as heavy as it can be. This is a cohesive, well rounded and well constructed effort that goes off like a car bomb from the drop of the first note. Holocene Extinction is loud, abrasive, heavy, in your face, heavy and it fucking rips from track one to track thirteen. Once track thirteen ends you really just want it to continue for another thirteen tracks or more and that ultimately leads you to hitting the play button over and over again until your ear drums finally can’t take it anymore. This is an incredible debut full length, there is nothing left that needs to be said other than that.

Holocene Extinction will be released August 7th on 20 Buck Spin.

Links To Follow:

Terminal Nation Bandcamp

Terminal Nation Facebook

20 Buck Spin Official Site

Oneiric Celephaïs: The Obscure Sibyl

July 6, 2020
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Oneiric Celephaïs: The Obscure Sibyl

The Obscure Sibyl, the upcoming four track debut EP from Oneiric Celephaïs is a well structured and well crafted venture that combines wonderful melody with brutalizing technicality to ultimately create a gripping and all together compelling sound. Through each of the four tracks, Oneiric Celephaïs weaves in and out of sweet melodious moments and ever punishing technical death metal blastings with seamless effort. Each track is a precise, ever twisting and unfolding venture of death metal that truly encapsulates where technical death metal can go and what it does have to offer. Oneiric Celephaïs are technical death metal wizards and that is certainly shown all throughout The Obscure Sibyl.

This is an easy record to lose yourself in as you become wrapped up in all of the folds and intricacies that Oneiric Celephaïs incorporates through each offering. As weaving and twisting as each of the four tracks are, they are incredibly cohesive and well structured providing you with a mesmerizing and all together brain warping sound. As soon as you release your finger off of the play button, Oneiric Celephaïs takes you through labyrinth after labyrinth of heavy yet melodious and technical sounds that leave your mind wandering and weaving through each warping and shifting corridor.

With riffs that cut through and fly in from acute and at all times unexpected angles and solos that soar and surge all with masterful bass work and incredibly precise and acrobatic drumming, you are treated to a true technical masterpiece. The musicianship throughout this release is truly something to behold and marvel at. Everything from what was mentioned above to the incredible powerful vocals to the ever darkened atmosphere and everything else in between is pretty perfect. Through only four tracks you are treated to worlds of melody, technicality and brutality and that just speaks volumes about Oneiric Celephaïs’ musical abilities. Quite frankly those abilities are otherworldly.

The Obscure Sibyl is a fantastic release through and through as you are presented with four incredible tracks one right after the next. There isn’t a cut here that won’t amaze or bewilder or captivate you as each one is a technical death metal masterpiece, and to think that this is just a small taste of what is to come in the future from Oneiric Celephaïs.

The Obscure Sibyl will be released August 7th through Gore House Productions.

Links To Follow:

Oneiric Celephaïs Facebook

Hieros: Triduum

July 5, 2020
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Hieros; Triduum

Three tracks, clocking in at just under seventeen total minutes, and nothing but pure soul ripping, riff driven high tempo black metal executed oh so well is what American black metal band Hieros offers up with their EP Triduum. As mentioned, this release comes equipped with only three tracks, but as it lacks in quantity it more than makes up for in quality. Each of the three tracks here are just as solid and well put together as the last making this to be a well rounded and well executed offering. There are no gimmicks to be heard here an certainly no fluff as what you get is three songs back to back to back of excellent black metal.

Interweaving themselves into the soul cleaving sound of black metal that Hieros exudes are hints of doom and sludge as well. As if the black metal tones weren’t heavy and crushing enough, the doom and sludge elements add even more twists and darkened flavor in the mix. Each of the genres work in blasphemous harmony to create an overall compelling, addictive and highly infectious and memorable sound. Once all is said and done you will be carrying these tracks around with you as they make a burning imprint on your mind for some time to come.

Each of the near seventeen minutes that is brought to you through the three hymns of darkness here are filled to the brim with excellent musicianship driven by ripping riffs and an overall mystical and enchanting atmosphere. There are a lot of elements and folds that Hieros incorporates in to each track and they make everything work seamlessly and make it seem so effortless to do so. From the production, to the musicianship, to the atmosphere to the blood freezing vocals to everything else in between, Triduum is excellent all the way through. Triduum snags your attention from the drop of the first note, holding you captive until the final note plays out only for you to reach back toward the play button to experience the full effects of the release once more.

Overall, Triduum is an outstanding offering. Through just three tracks, Hieros has created something here that is all together memorable, darkly enchanting and highly entertaining and infectious. Triduum is one hell of a debut EP and only marks what is more to come and what more excellent black metal devilry that we can come to expect in the future.

Links To Follow:

Hieros Bandcamp

Hieros Facebook

Uerberos: Stand Over Your Grave

July 4, 2020
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Uerberos: Stand Over Your Grave

Undead, unrelenting and unyielding, Uerberos unleashes an impressive assault with their upcoming offering titled Stand Over Your Grave. This release is nothing but nine complete tracks of mayhem filled death metal that will sever your spine and drain its fluid. Each of the nine monstrous cuts present here throw fluff, filler and everything else to the wayside to provide you with down right bone stealing and flesh ripping tunes for your sickening enjoyment. One track after the next barrels through your speakers at insane blood boiling speed aiming to drag you beneath the cold earth.

Three years after their excellent debut full length Tormented by Faith, these Polish fiends come out aiming to maim and mutilate once again with their sophomore record. Through the forty minutes of run time you are treated to technical, mutilating death metal that will leave you ripped to shreds well beyond recognition once all is said and done. From beginning to end you become pummeled by ever blasting drum work, bone cutting riffs, vein collapsing bass lines and vocals that leave your blood frozen. Note one to the final note you become under a pure siege hellish death metal that aims to expunge you from the face of the earth leaving nothing behind, not even a stain.

Ever menacing and ferocious, Uerberos marches forth at a blistering pace never relenting and never letting you catch your breath for a single moment. Through and through, Stand Over Your Grave is a suffocating release as it buries you beneath droves of tormenting, life piercing death metal. Forever brutalizing and eviscerating, each of the nine tracks storm forth trapping you in their maelstrom of grisly and gnarled death never for you to escape until the final flesh peeling note rings through. There is not a moment of reprieve, not a single moment of solace and there is no light at the end of this listen as all there is left for you is death and despair.

This is pure death metal and nothing but, and it is fantastic. Ever twisting your neck and mangling you into a sickening human jigsaw puzzle, Stand Over Your Grave is a pure bludgeoning effort. Nothing can stand in the way of this bulldozing death machine as it rumbles forth, stamping out all life leaving nothing behind but a trail of hollowed carcasses and strewn viscera. Stand Over Your Grave is a remarkable record through and through, one that certainly not be looked over. Look out for these Polish death fiends and their new record as it truly is and will be a stand out death metal record for this year.

Stand Over Your Grave will be unleashed July 6 through Godz Ov War Productions.

Soul Grinder: Chronicles Of Decay

July 3, 2020
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Soul Grinder: Chronicles Of Decay

Forming in the gnarled and moss covered coffins of the underground in 2018, Soul Grinder ultimately released their debut EP the same year titled Sadistic Parasite. After the success of that EP and after sapping the blood and marrow from countless victims between then and now, Soul Grinder is back this year with their debut full length titled Chronicles Of Decay. Within this release you will find eleven gnarled, snarling, disgusting and impaling death metal tracks for your blood curdling pleasure. There is no reprieve and there is no solace once you press play as Soul Grinder bulldozes over you ultimately leaving you to fester and rot among the worms.

Soul Grinder takes many ques from their death metal forefathers as they provide you with a sound that is firmly rooted in the vein of the ancient all the while they make it all their own. This groove filled torrential down pour of flesh peeling death metal is just that. Each track as grisly and vein splaying as you would imagine but they are just as filled with groove. As a whole, Chronicles Of Decay is a rampaging, life stealing effort that gets your head banging until it snaps off your neck. There is not a track within this release that does not get under your skin or imprinted in your mind as each one works their way in like a parasite. You will leave this release bloodied and beaten feeling like you belong in a damp, bitter grave.

Foul and reeking of putrefaction and decaying death, Chronicles Of Decay marches forth from track to track rumbling over the waves of severed bodies that it has left in its wake. Blasting, brutal and lobotomizing, Soul Grinder provide it all and more within this release. The combination of artery splicing riffs, chest caving drum work, spine rattling bass lines and blood curdling vocals makes for one hell of an incredibly potent and dangerous listen. Each of the eleven tracks that are harbored within this title are just as deadly and visceral as the last making the entire release out to be a deadly and decapitating one.

Yet another element that Soul Grinder incorporates in to a select amount of their deadly hymns is the addition of super throaty harmonizing as well as eerie samples of cleanly sung hymns in the background. These folds are only incorporated into very few of the eleven tracks which appear near the end of the record, but when they do appear they add a wrinkle in to each of the tracks that freezes your blood. To add this to an already blistering and deadly offering, it creates an unholy atmosphere that sinks deep in to your flesh and soul. Everything within Chronicles Of Decay is perfect. From everything aforementioned to what was just written here, Soul Grinder does it perfectly.

Chronicles Of Decay is an incredible record from beginning to end. It is nasty, grisly, flesh gnashing and bone grinding, groove filled and down right heavy. It has everything. This is an absolute must for fans of death metal as this release will stand as one of the best death metal albums to be released this year.

Chronicles Of Decay will be released July 3rd through MDD.

Links To Follow:

Soul Grinder Facebook

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