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"Blasphemer, Heretic, Defiler of the Sacred Ones. Thou art Deprived of Your Limbs. Thy Nose Shall be Split. Thou art Cast Down and Overthrown."-Cast Down The Heretic by Nile

Putrid: Antichrist Above

March 5, 2020
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Putrid: Antichrist Above

With a gripping and ripping combination of black metal and thrash, Peru’s own Putrid offer up ten blistering tracks all within their upcoming release Antichrist Above. Blackened to the bone and thrashing mad, Putrid unleash a true maelstrom of furious soul cleaving metal. Without so much as a warning, these heathens set in with their brand of devilish, neck twisting thrash never to cease until you are left as nothing more than a hollowed husk. Through and through Antichrist Above is chaos controlled as Putrid rolls through bone cutting offering after bone cutting offering. Forever trapping you in a relentless cyclone of scalding blackened thrash, you are gripped right from the drop of the first note only to be spit out the other side once the tenth and final track has concluded.

Antichrist Above is a pure, visceral and face melting assault that gives you no reprieve or solace among the sheer flesh tearing and soul devouring metal. At your throat as soon as your finger lifts off of the play button, Putrid marches forth with a blitzkrieg attack of nothing but pure unrelenting earth scorching metal. From beginning to end you come under siege by blood boiling riffs that are only to be paired with rapid fire drum work and manic vocals that seem to be screamed from the bowels of hell. All together, Antichrist Above is a great amalgamation of chaos and insanity as it offers up ten straight tracks of vein draining, neck snapping blackened thrash.

Forever tumultuous and relentless, Putrid never pauses for a single moment as they roll from one track to the next completely burying you underneath droves of assaulting metal. Antichrist Above is a down right face melting, brain scrambling effort that you continue to reach for the play button over and over again for. This is a vein exploding, soul cleaving effort that grips you by the throat never to release its grip. As chaotic and flesh shredding as this release is, it is just as addictive. Antichrist Above is an explosive, forever assaulting release in which each of the ten tracks here act less like songs and more like weapons.

Through and through, Antichrist Above is a great release. You really cannot go wrong here as what you get is ten straight offerings of nothing but pure blackened thrash metal. There are no gimmicks here and no filler and as soon as you begin listening, the Putrid experience is in full effect. Diabolical, malicious and down right heavy, Antichrist Above is excellent.

Antichrist Above will be released by Godz Ov War Productions on March 13th.

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Anthropophagous: Spoiled Marrow

March 4, 2020
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Anthropophagous: Spoiled Marrow

Arriving on the scene grimy, gritty, evil, putrid and utterly rotten comes Anthropophagous and their upcoming debut EP titled Spoiled Marrow. Without frill or fluff, Anthropophagous treats you to four total tracks of gut churning, blood spilling death metal and nothing but. Without mercy and in true devastating fashion, Anthropophagous trample onward from track to track only to seize your husk of a form for their ever growing garden of corpses once all is said and done. Stripped to the bone, unfiltered and bleeding raw, Spoiled Marrow offers up something that is truly flesh peeling and vein draining.

Forever chipping away at your precious sanity with their ever relentless onslaught of bloodied death, Anthropophagous rumble forth from one track to the next aiming to rip you limb from limb. Each of the four offerings that are present here are just as potent and violent as each other making this entire release to be incredibly terrorizing and gutting. There are no gimmicks, no intros, no outros. The only thing that is present here is grisly, blood draining, flesh devouring death metal.

Barbaric and brutal, Spoiled Marrow slices straight to your bone and unapologetically so. There is absolutely no reprieve from the utterly evil onslaught as you become trapped among putrid death once you press play. Without warning the ceaseless death barrage begins never to stop until the fourth and final track has finally torn off your last remaining limb. Forever bone gnawing and shredding, Anthropophagous and their deadly brand of metal march forth signaling the end for you well before the final note rings through.

Through and through, Spoiled Marrow is a great EP. Each of the four tracks here are just as good as the last making this a well rounded and cohesive effort. This is pure, grisly death metal and nothing but and that is absolutely fantastic. There is nothing here that defiles the pure, raw and putrid sound that Anthropophagous emits as what you get is straight up and down face peeling death metal. This is an EP that you will regret not listening to if you are a fan of the genre.

Spoiled Marrow is to be released by Blood Harvest Records March 13th.

Links To Follow:

Anthropophagous Bandcamp

Blood Harvest Records Bandcamp

Cult Burial: Sorrow EP

March 1, 2020
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Cult Burial: Sorrow

In sewing the heads of black metal, doom metal and death metal together, Cult Burial create a sound that is all together spine bending heavy and menacing as they offer up two complete tracks within their EP Sorrow. As soon as you lift your finger off of the play button, a wave of death and doom hits you square in the chest never to relent until you are fully buried underneath the droves of pummeling riff and drum work. Although there are only two tracks attached to this release, they are both massive walls of abyssal doom and death from which you get dragged in to from the drop of the first note.

Cult Burial waste no time with intros as they set in immediately offering up their unique, pummeling style of heavy metal. In their great amalgamation of death, doom and black metal, Cult Burial balances each of those genres through two tracks very well. These merchants of darkness offer up a cohesive and well rounded sound that is as heavy as you would imagine. The doom dirges drag you through abyss after abyss while the death metal passages rip you to shreds once they crop up from their rotted burial site. The black metal elements that appear offer you at times a haunting and chilling atmosphere that envelopes you in bitter darkness. Each of the genres have their own time to shine through each of the two tracks that are present here as Cult Burial does a great job of incorporating each in to the fold.

As short as this EP is, it more than makes up for that with the quality of the two tracks. Both of the offerings here are excellent as Cult Burial does a great job of incorporating all genres and morphing them to how they see fit. Both tracks are a great amalgamation of all three genres to create something that is spine severing heavy. With great instrumentation, monstrous vocals and an overall menacing atmosphere, Cult Burial offer up something that is truly outstanding. Neither of the tracks here display any sort of weakness as they both crawl out of your speakers with intent to bury you underneath slabs of grisly death riddled doom with elements of soul stealing black metal for good measure.

Overall, Sorrow is a great EP. As mentioned above, what this EP lacks in quantity, it more than makes up for in quality. Through and through Cult Burial provide you with top notch metal and really there isn’t anything more that you can ask for.

Links To Follow:

Cult Burial Bandcamp

Medium: S/T

February 29, 2020
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Medium: S/T

Hailing from Argentina comes Medium with their adrenaline pumping, head banging self titled offering. Playing a furious and ferocious mixture of grind and crust, Medium offer up seven total tracks of nothing but ripping metal for your face to completely melt to. Without gimmick and with the absence of filler, this release treats you to seven straight tracks of raw, grinding goodness with some crust influence thrown in the mix for good measure. Undeniable and unforgettable, Medium make their sound completely their own as they provide you with a fresh and unique take on the grind infused with crust genre.

Unlike typical grind that is fueled by pure aggression and furiosity, Medium mixes in a great deal of melody all throughout the self titled offering among the ever charging blasting rhythms of grind. Cohesive, fluid and comprehensive, each of the seven tracks that are present here are constructed and written well as they offer up what you love about grind while also incorporating their own twist to create a sound all their own. Forever twisting their sound through each track, through each minute, Medium takes you down layered sounds with each passing second making this entire release a thrilling ride all the way through to the end.

Medium offer up true crust infused grind and execute it perfectly and in the way that they clearly wanted to. Full of energizing, head banging, heavy and at times melodious metal, Medium strike forth with one track after the next forever marching onward with their entirely addicting unique sound. Each track is unforgettable as they work their way in to your brain forever to remain there for some time to come. This self titled release is one that hooks you from the very get go never to let you go even long after the final note has been played as you reach for the play button over and over again.

Thrilling, enjoyable, addicting, heavy, melodic, blasting and many more words can be used to describe Medium and their self titled release, but one word sums it all up pretty well; and that word is excellent. Through and through you are treated to some seriously tight knit grind/crust excellence that is written, constructed and performed to near perfection. There isn’t a weak track among the seven as each one is just as solid, strong and memorable as the last. Overall, this self titled record is something to behold as Medium offers up a truly fantastic record.

Medium will be unleashed March 6th through Transcending Obscurity Records.

Check out the official video for El Gigante from the upcoming record below!

Links To Follow:

Medium Bandcamp

Medium Facebook

Transcending Obscurity Official Site

Mære: I

February 27, 2020
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Mære: I

Obscure and at times haunting and spine chilling yet overall anvil heavy comes Mære from Germany with their six track EP simply titled I. Old-school in essence, Mære add their own twists and oddities to the punishing and deadly genre to come up with a truly complex and ever shape shifting sound. Never do you hear the same sounds more than once from Mære as their sound constantly shifts and morphs to how they see fit. Forever morphing and evolving with each passing second, each of the six tracks here lead you down winding, dissonant and ever daunting passages of death.

Though there are only six offerings attached to I, this EP more than makes up for the lack of quantity with quality as each cut here is superb. With as lengthy as each offering is as they clock in at over four and five minutes-save for the intro-you are treated to a true labyrinth of death metal noise. Never sticking to one sound or idea, Mære constantly shift and morph their sound, guiding you down one deadly passage after the next. Each track is just as unique, obscure and menacing as the last as Mære provides you with something that is simply intriguing and all together a different kind of heavy.

Forever devouring and engulfing, I wraps you in its pulsating and bitter darkness from which you cannot and will not see the light. As mentioned above, each track is haunting and all around spine chilling at times as the overall atmosphere of the EP itself is something all together to behold. Dissonant, darkened and all enveloping, I presses forth consuming you with the passing of each second as it loses you within the infinite folds and labyrinth like wrinkles of death. I isn’t a punishing release like a Cannibal Corpse record would be, but it is punishing in a different sense that is all its own.

From the instrumentation, to the monstrous vocals to the bitter and dark atmosphere to the unique shifts in tempo to everything in between, I certainly pushes the envelope. I is one of the more unique and intriguing death metal releases that I have heard, and changing the formula isn’t always something that works out in the favor of the band, but it certainly does here for Mære. Through and through, this six track EP is something to behold and gives you a little taste of what is hopefully to come from these death merchants.

Links To Follow:

Mære Facebook

Verano’s Dogs: Summoning The Hounds

February 26, 2020
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Verano’s Dogs: Summoning The Hounds

In true face melting and flesh ripping fashion, death grind horde Verano’s Dogs offer up an ever entertaining, relentless and blood boiling brand of deathgrind. With each of the ten tracks within Summoning The Hounds being a twisted amalgamation of death and destruction, Verano’s Dogs provide you with nothing but vein bursting scalding metal for your twisted enjoyment. Each track is a true blitzkrieg of deathgrind that snaps your neck before you realize what happened. Without so much as a warning, Verano’s Dogs sets in with their wicked brand of metal having you come face to face with an ever potent and violent assault. Verano’s Dogs execute nothing but pure perfected deathgrind here, providing you with ten total tracks of earth scorching twisted metal.

From the very first note that gets shot straight out of your speakers you quickly realize that each offering aims to trample, lay waste and destroy anyone and everything in its path. In true grinding fashion, each track is pretty short, but for what they lack in length they more than make up for in content. Each offering is a blistering assault of metal that gets your head violently banging back and forth until your neck finally gives and your head is found rolling on the floor. With one brutal assault after the next you are left with no room to breathe or take a breath as when one track ends the next immediately picks up right after it. Forever trapped in their cyclone of deathgrind terror, you come under siege from all sides from the very first note until the very last.

With slicing riffs paired with rapid fire drum work and dual vocals of the inhuman category, Verano’s Dogs creates something here that is vicious and volatile as well as entertaining. Every single second of Summoning The Hounds is an entertaining one as each track is a superb offering of pure, unfiltered deathgrind. Not a single track of the ten that are present here weak in any fashion nor do they lack in any single area as each one is just as good, heavy and head bangingly good as the last. The only thing that you wish for once the final note has rang through is that there were more than ten offerings throughout the release. With that said, that leads you to numerous listens until your ear drums just simply call it quits.

Through and through, Summoning The Hounds is a great release, one that provides you everything that you would want from a deathgrind record. Verano’s Dogs hit the nail on the head with this release as they offer up ten excellent tracks one right after the next with each one getting you bang your head until your brain fatally bruises. There’s nothing left that needs to be said other than Summoning The Hounds is absolutely excellent.

Crowhurst and Bandit: Bulldozer

February 24, 2020
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Crowhurst and Bandit: Bulldozer

In concert with Delaware grinders Bandit, noise merchant Crowhurst offer up this seven track, ten minute EP titled Bulldozer. Bulldozer features seven tracks by Bandit that have been remixed by the entity known as Crowhurst. This ten minute EP is a pure assault on your ears as you become under siege by nothing other than brain melting noise. Each track will vibrate you brain having it leak through your ears once all has concluded. Bulldozer is a harsh and punishing EP that traps you inside a noise riddled coffin never for you to see the light again. Never are you safe from the utter onslaught of ear bleeding noise goodness as Crowhurst blitzes forth providing you with nothing other than equilibrium altering noise.

Bulldozer is pure madness in the best way possible. Each of the seven tracks that are present here are head spinning and ear drum bursting as each track is like an audible weapon. Once you press play, the cyclone of terror hits your ears never to cease as you become under siege from one track after the next. Of all seven of the tracks that fill this EP, each one is just as offensive and torturous as the last. Reckoning and assaulting, Bulldozer buries you under screeching, droning and ever assaulting noise from which you cannot escape.

This offering is a menacing and terrorizing one as you are presented with seven unfiltered, screeching, metallic noise cuts that seem to be utilized less like songs and more like weapons. Each of the pointed and jagged offerings here are as assaulting and punishing as you would come to expect and imagine. With no reprieve and with a cacophony of heart stopping noise, Bulldozer spins forth never to let you out from its noise riddled clutches. Murky, buzzing and ear drum bursting, the remixes of these Bandit tracks are unapologetic and unrepentant as you come face to face with seven excellent remixes brought to you by noise merchant Crowhurst.

Through and through, this EP is something to truly behold. Each track through Bulldozer is a wonderfully executed remix of the original tracks. They are heavy, brain melting and contorting and as offensive as they are you seem to always come back for more and more noise punishment.

Links To Follow:

Crowhurst Facebook

Bandit Facebook

Bandit Bandcamp

Crowhurst Bandcamp

Conquest Icon: Empire of the Worm

February 23, 2020
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Conquest Icon: Empire of the Worm

Surfacing from their rotting tombs comes Conquest Icon with their newest incarnation of grisly death titled Empire of the Worm. These Polish death fiends riddle this offering with ten brand new malignant death metal offerings for your rotten enjoyment. There will be no gimmicks, fluff or filler to find throughout this release as what you get is ten straight tracks of gut churning, bowel bursting death metal. Empire of the Worm is a truly rotten and vile release as it treats you to one sickening track right after the next, burying you underneath droves of heaping, rotting death. From the first track Vermin to the final track Here and Beyond, Conquest Icon provides you with a furious, ripping, flesh shredding and neck snapping brand of death metal that you will not come out alive from once all is said and done.

Empire of the Worm is a true steamroller of death. Never does this release falter or cease as it storms forth with malevolence violence aiming to shred you limb from limb. From the drop of the first note you become under siege by a gritty and bloodied death machine. Forever pressing and ceaseless, Empire of the Worm marches forth with disdain and total disregard to human life. Each of the ten offerings that rumble forth from the abyss are just as flesh tearing and life draining as the last making this entire release as deadly as you would imagine.

Gnarled and flesh gnashing, Empire of the Worm barrels forth terrorizing you at every single second of the way. There is no reprieve here from the tried and true onslaught of pure death metal. With violent organ spilling riffs that are paired up with ever bone shattering drum work and raw unearthly vocals from beyond the casket, Conquest Icon ushers forth a maelstrom of death, horror and terror with each track. Forever unrepentant and punishing, Empire of the Worm tramples over everyone and everything in its path leaving nothing but wreckage and mangled corpses in its wake.

Ever terrorizing and blood spilling, Empire of the Worm is a true death metal record through and through. You will find nothing but ten of the most top notch tracks within this release, each one as cutting and flesh flaying as the last. Conquest Icon offers up pure, grisly, malignant and unfiltered death metal that leaves your head hanging on by just a thread once the final track has concluded. Overall, Empire of the Worm is an excellent release, one that will stand among the best death metal releases this year.

Empire of the Worm will be unleashed March 13 through Godz Ov War Productions.

Brain Stem: Symptoms of Annihilation-Stage 2

February 21, 2020
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Brain Stem: Symptoms of Annihilation-Stage 2

Hailing from Edmonton comes experimental death metal brain melters Brain Stem, and with them they tow along their four track EP titled Symptoms of Annihilation-Stage 2. Not to be pigeonholed in one specific death metal genre, Brain Stem morphs and melts the genre to how they see fit creating a unique and ever shape shifting sound. Each of the four tracks that are present within this title are all different from one another as you are never to hear the same sound twice. Groove filled, technical, down right heavy, you name it Brain Stem is that exactly.

Through both of the Symptoms of Annihilation EPs the overall theme is that of destruction, extinction and in general the fact that we will all perish. With that said, through the two EPs, the sheer brutality and spine breaking heaviness that is heard throughout perfectly encapsulates those themes. Brain Stem provides you with a no holds barred death metal assault from beginning to end, trapping you within a dizzying and destructive cyclone of death. Ceaseless and unrepentant, Brain Stem rolls from one track to the next offering up a pure onslaught of excellent experimental death metal.

Brain Stem showcases great technical ability as well as groove oriented passages of death and everything else in between through the four cuts that are provided here. Each track is just as well sewn together, performed and executed as the last making the entire offering cohesive and fluid. Ever twisting and morphing their sound to how they see fit, Brain Stem bends your mind to their will as they take you down corridor after corridor of unrepentant death. Brain Stem does a great job of shifting their sound through each track forever keeping you on your toes all while melting your brain in the process.

Overall, Symptoms of Annihilation-Stage 2 is a great release. Brain Stem showcases great technical and song writing ability among much more ultimately creating something that is down right heavy and addictive to listen to. Each of the four tracks here are excellent and will have you coming back for more brain melting experimental death metal excellence.

Symptoms of Annihilation-Stage 2 will be released March 20th.

Check out the track Dawn of Rot from the upcoming EP below!

Links To Follow:

Brain Stem Bandcamp

Brain Stem Facebook

Ergodic: S/T

February 20, 2020
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Ergodic: S/T

With great technical ability and a great knack for shredding your face until it is no more than mere meat chunks comes tech-death shredders Ergodic. Hailing from North Carolina, these death metal monsters are on the verge of unleashing their three track self titled debut EP. Through each offering, you are treated to technical death metal done damn near perfectly. Each of the three tracks that are present within this EP are executed and performed expertly providing you with nothing but incredibly top notch death metal. There isn’t a weak track among the three as each one is just as powerful, heavy, well constructed and down right skull sanding as the last.

Without so much as a warning, Ergodic sets in with their brand of surgically precise death metal that is sure to make your head spin leaving it hanging on by just a thread once all is said and done. The onslaught begins once you press play, and once you do you become trapped in a vortex of ever ceaseless shredding metal that melts your face clean off your skeleton. From the drop of the first note their technical prowess is known. With ever shredding riffs and soaring solos that are coupled with spine rattling bass lines, precision drum work and vocals that range from gritty mids to unearthly lows, Ergodic has it all here.

Each of the three tracks that are harbored within this self titled release are all excellent. Of the three, all three are wonderfully crafted, executed, tight, technical and heavy. As mentioned, Ergodic has it all here. Not a single track here falls short in any sense of the word as each one is just as good as the last. From the get go, Ergodic will have you banging your head right along until your neck finally gives out. Forever relentless, Ergodic lays the pressure on as soon as your finger lifts off of the play button engulfing you in great technical death metal for you to lose your head and your mind to.

For their debut EP, Ergodic definitely has crafted something to behold here. Through and through, this self titled EP is spectacular. From the musicianship, to the vocals, to the production and everything else in between, it all is superb. This release will have you craving more from these death fiends once the final note rings through having you hit the play button over and over again.

This offering will be unleashed March 9th.

Links To Follow:

Ergodic Bandcamp

Ergodic Facebook

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