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"Blacken the sky Can't stand to see the sun The truth of light Reveals the hatred that has won" – I Saw The End by Pallbearer

Bekmork: Incantations of the Frigid North

April 23, 2019
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Bekmork: Incantations of the Frigid North

Hailing from the frozen north and emerging from the permafrost is black metal outfit Bekmork. Emerging from the frozen tomb with them is their debut record titled Incantations of the Frigid North. There are five tracks total that are harbored within the title of this release that are as raw and dissonant as you would imagine. Each track is a gnarled piece of blackened metal that doesn’t wait around too long before getting you completely acquainted with their venomous and frigid approach.

Incantations of the Frigid North is a pretty straight forward black metal record. Through this release, Bekmork plays a stripped down, bare bones style of black metal that utilizes dissonant fuzzed out riffs, hellish howls and tumultuous drumming to provide you with a straight forward shadow dwelling sound. There are no gimmicks here and certainly no fluff as Bekmork offers up pure unfiltered black metal for your blistered soul.

Coupled with bits of frozen ambiance here and there, Incantations of the Frigid North offers up track after track of bleeding raw sonic darkness. Bekmork seems to have stirred their cauldron just right to provide you with this blistering piece of blasphemy. These six tracks here when needed are blistering straight forward blasphemous odes to darkness, and when needed they slow to a mid tempo romp through the frost to deliver and drive home an impactful buzzing sound.

With everything being said, and while each track is put together well, it is the execution that needs a little work. When Bekmork speeds things up and provides you with a no holds barred, soul stripping blackened offering, that is when things sound great and complete. At other times the sound seems a little discombobulated and incomplete. If overall execution is tightened up a little more, Bekmork would have a cohesive, unholy and wicked pure black metal sound that will be hard to ignore.

Incantations of the Frigid North will be released April 26.

Links To Follow:

Bekmork Bandcamp

Bekmork Facebook

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Smoulder: Times Of Obscene Evil And Wild Daring

April 22, 2019
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Smoulder: Times Of Obscene Evil And Wild Daring

After Smoulder formed in 2013 by Sarah Ann and Shon Vincent, they ran in to issues finding reliable band mates to round out their group. Finally, four years after forming, Smoulder rounded their line up out by recruiting Collin Wolf and Devin Hester. Shortly there after they marched their way in to the studio to record and eventually release their excellent debut demo titled The Sword Woman. Smoulder now fully complete with the addition of bassist Adam Blake are set to unleash their superb debut full length titled Times of Obscene Evil and Wild Daring. Featuring six tracks of power metal infused doom, this offering is engaging and gripping from beginning to end.

This is an album that right when you press play you very quickly realize that you are in for quite a treat. As a whole, Times of Obscene Evil and Wild Daring is an incredibly memorable and gripping release as it provides you with six great tracks that cannot be forgotten. With great song writing ability and imagination sparking lyrics, Smoulder pulls you in to each story that they are telling. Each track is an incredibly engaging and hypnotic journey that you want to keep listening to over and over again. There isn’t a cut here that will not get stuck in your head and there is not a track here that you will not belt the lyrics out to.

With great musicianship, powerful vocals and great song writing, you truly are presented with an all around stellar record front to back. As the minutes tick by through this release, you never want the hypnotic dirge of emboldening doom and power metal to cease. Each track has a great ability to capture your attention, never to let you go until the final second ticks off of the run time. Once the stories of glory, heroism and more begin to unfold, you come under Smoulder’s spell, never for it to be broken until Times of Obscene Evil and Wild Daring finally concludes.

In the name of glory and fantasy, Smoulder is here and here to stay. Times of Obscene Evil and Wild Daring is a great record through and through. This release is enchanting and memorable from the very beginning all the way through the end. From great musicianship, to the incredible vocals to outstanding story telling and more, everything within this release is so well done. Times of Obscene Evil and Wild Daring is a record to behold and will be one of the best records to be released this year.

Times of Obscene Evil and Wild Daring will be released April 26 through Cruz Del Sur Music.

Links To Follow:

Smoulder Bandcamp

CD Pre-Order

Smoulder Facebook

Cruz Del Sur Official Site

Ovaryrot: Non-Flesh Scarring

April 21, 2019
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Ovaryrot: Non-Flesh Scarring

Starting their careers off as a strictly goregrind outfit, Ovaryrot’s sound began to morph and include numerous genres in to the fold to create a sound that is all around nightmare inducing and brain splattering. With the additions of death metal, black metal, doom, power violence, noise and synth, Ovaryrot’s sound is ambitious and chaotic. Each track makes your head spin as you aren’t sure what you are supposed to be expecting from them next. As discordant and as non cohesive as you would expect their music to be, Ovaryrot make it all work to provide you with something that is well rounded and constructed.

Through Non-Flesh Scarring, Ovaryrot make their ravenous and ear bleeding style very known. From the drop of the first note you understand that you are about to come under attack from all angles. None of the seventeen tracks within this release cease their terrorizing assault as each one presses forth with bloodthirsty reckless abandon. Never are you really given a break from the sonic terror as Ovaryrot blasts from one track to the next, suffocating you under droves of chaotic metallic noise. Ovaryrot rips you to shreds from beginning to end, tearing at your psyche for the entirety of Non-Flesh Scarring.

With the addition of synths Ovaryrot adds just another element to their cacophony of twisted metal. Synths are a big focus throughout Non-Flesh Scarring as they are a feature on each track, and with them present that is what really creates an overall nightmarish atmosphere that is hard to shake. The synth elements are psychedelic, but in a way that makes you feel as though you are losing your mind. It adds a layer of an already diverse and varied sound that is hard to ignore and hard to forget.

As chaotic as each track is, there is no denying that they are flesh ripping offerings all the same. Each of the seventeen tracks that are present here are all terrorizing forces that come at you with ever skin shredding riffs, tumultuous drumming, vocals that are all together monstrous and synths that sink your mind in to a terrifying psychedelic coma. Non-Flesh Scarring is a blitzkrieg of noise and terror that twists your mind and bleeds your veins dry.

Non-Flesh Scarring is an all around destructive yet highly entertaining record. Each track is executed well and with as much as Ovaryrot packs in to each track, that is definitely saying something. This is a dense, diverse and well done record that’ll have your brain leaking from your ears before you know it. Ovaryrot has created a great record here, and if you are looking for something truly different, it would be a crime to look over Non-Flesh Scarring.

Links To Follow:

Ovaryrot Bandcamp

Ovaryrot Facebook

Goregäng: Neon Graves

April 19, 2019
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Goregäng: Neon Graves

In the name of crusty, grinding death, Goregäng emerges from their rotten tomb to provide you with their upcoming twelve track flesh melter titled Neon Graves. Goregäng settles in to their torrid skull blasting pace early, never to let you prepare for their sickening onslaught of pure ravenous death metal. Each of the twelve tracks that are present within this release ooze putrescence and undulating horror as each one provides you with nothing but wicked and all consuming death.

Neon Graves is a record that grips you with the bony hand of death right from the get go, never to let your attention sway from the carnage that is unfolding before you. Try as you might, you cannot not head bang to these tracks as you immediately begin to bash your brain against its cranial tomb. Neon Graves is an incredibly infectious and memorable record that will infect your mind for some time to come. Each of the twelve tracks here are perfectly crafted hymns of death that are undeniable and unforgettable.

As each track chugs along, you find yourself consumed and enveloped in death. With malevolence and malignancy, Goregäng marches forth from track to track presenting you with nothing but pure twisted death metal. With the twelve tracks running on the shorter side, each track is a potent and venomous offering that aim straight for your throat right out of the gate only to stop the hacking until your head has been severed from your neck. This vein draining record is something to behold as it offers up twelve excellent tracks of pure death one right after another.

Through its twelve tracks of horror, Neon Graves will leave you as nothing more than an eviscerated hollow husk. This release is a vile and twisted offering, one that is executed perfectly to provide you with nothing but top notch death. One track right after the next, they get better and better. Neon Graves is simply a fantastic record that is so skillfully done and crafted that it would be criminal to pass over.

Neon Graves will be unleashed May 20 through Transcending Obscurity Records.

Check out the official track titled Goregäng from the upcoming record below!

Links To Follow:

Goregäng Bandcamp

Transcending Obscurity Official Site

Widower: Cataclysmic Sorcery

April 18, 2019
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Widower: Cataclysmic Sorcery

With great sadistic intent, blackened scourge Widower blurs the lines between black metal and thrash to provide you with one truly wicked album that goes by the title of Cataclysmic Sorcery. This nine track scorcher is just that. It is a relentless, blood shedding offering of pure malevolence and malignancy that pries your soul from your lifeless body. With the two chaotic heads of thrash and black metal sewn together, what Widower has created is something unholy, blasphemous and down right vein draining.

Widower wastes no time getting you to be familiar with their overall blood thirsty sound as you are immediately placed within the belly of the beast. With no time to prepare for what you are about to witness, you become under siege by flesh ripping riffs that are only to be backed by machine gun drums and hellish tortured vocals that ring out from the depths of hell. Widower provides you no reprieve throughout Cataclysmic Sorcery as they provide you with one wicked track right after another suffocating you under droves of deadly, demonic blackened metal.

Cataclysmic Sorcery is an all together venomous and deadly album as it offers up nine sinister and down right nasty tracks that rip away at your soul. With great technicality and musicianship, Widower offers up nine very solid and life threatening cuts one right after the next. Each track is a ceaseless juggernaut of malice and malevolence aimed straight at your throat. Without reprieve you become battered and broken well before the final note has rang through the halls of the dead.

With everything stated above, Cataclysmic Sorcery is a very good record, one that provides you with ceaseless onslaughts of pure hellfire and brimstone. Not on a single track does Widower take a minute or second off as each one is just as furious and blood thirsty as the last. This release has everything you would hope it would have coming from a blackened thrash release and then some, making it to be a well rounded and cohesive offering that you should keep your eyes peeled for.

Cataclysmic Sorcery will be released May 24 through Black Market Metal.

Check out the officially released track Cosmic Holocaust from the up coming release below!

Links To Follow For Pre-Order:

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Widower Bandcamp

Tumanduumband: S/T Demo

April 17, 2019
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Tumanduumband: S/T

Fuzz, groove, doom and satanic worship all combine within the self titled release of Tumanduumband. Four tracks are present within this release, and this two man band offers up nothing but sludge filled doom that will rattle your spine. Each murky offering within this release is just as solid and brain buzzing as the last as Tumanduumband usher forth a truly jarring and inviting brand of doom. This is filthy, filled with attitude and presented to you in four slabs of murky, grimy doom that will stick to your ribs.

Tumanduumband offer up an ever inviting and enticing sound doing so all without a vocalist as their musicianship and instrumentation speak for themselves. Each track is riddled with riffs that vary from the low slow burning variety to a more mid tempo romp through murky hallways. Paired with the ever fuzzed out riffs are solid drums and an ever present foundation shaking bass that is hard to ignore. Each of the four tracks that are present here are as in your face with their brand of murky sludge filled doom as you could imagine.

As you wade through the thick, reverberating sonic mass that Tumanduumband creates, you quickly become submerged in nothing but filthy buzzing sludge. Along side the vast wall of sonic fuzz is plenty of groove and melody to keep your head nodding and brain spinning in its skeletal prison. Each track is a gripping and entirely entertaining piece of fuzzed out doom that you will find yourself coming back to more and more often. As mentioned previously, Tumanduumband’s overall sound gets stuck to you as each track will burrow itself inside your memory for some time.

Through and through, this self titled demo is great and all around cohesive and solid. Each track is just as entertaining and memorable as the one(s) that came before it. With great melody, groove, fuzz, doom, sludge and satanic worship comes great sludge filled powers, and Tumanduumband show that here with this release.

Links To Follow:

Tumanduumband Bandcamp

Blutfeld: Kingdom of Mine

April 16, 2019
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Blutfeld: Kingdom of Mine

Established in 2015 in the dark, dense forests of Sweden is Blutfeld. After four years of work, Blutfeld is ready to unleash their debut EP titled Kingdom of Mine. This offering comes complete with six wicked tracks of melodic death metal. Not only is Kingdom of Minewholly melodious, but it is just as atmospheric and gripping as well. Through each track you feel as though you are set right in the middle of the story that Blutfeld conveys through their deadly assault. Each track is palpable and engaging, making you come back for more melodious death.

Kingdom of Mine opens with the intro titled Fanfare, which sounds almost exactly as the title suggests. Once Fanfare comes to an end, the second track Natural Born Leader appears from the battlefield to grace you with your first foray in to the realm in which Blutfeld has created. This first full track embodies everything as described above. It is melodic and atmospheric death metal done excellently. Natural Born Leader begins with an up tempo march through the mist providing you with menacing riffs that are backed by ever pressing drumming and unearthly vocals. Half way through the track, Blutfeld slows things down to a crawl providing you with a completely different sound than what you had heard in the first half of the track. The second half of the cut crawls forth with a more atmospheric approach complete with excellent clean clean vocals and a gripping solo, only for Blutfeld to break that mold once more to provide you with their established up tempo death metal march.

Natural Born Leader has everything in it that you will come to expect from the remaining tracks on Kingdom of Mine, and Blutfeld delivers. Through the remaining four offerings, Blutfeld provides you with great melodious death metal that is backed by great ambiance that makes every track palpable and highly engaging. Each offering here is just as good as the track(s) that came before it. Through each track you will hear something that you have not heard in previous tracks as Blutfeld does a great job of providing you with diversity and variety, forever keeping you interested and listening to their great brand of death metal.

With great musicianship, great song writing, great ambiance and atmosphere, Blutfeld provides you with a listen that is entertaining, engaging and memorable. The way in which Blutfeld writes their tracks makes you feel as though you are in the thick of the story that they are telling. Each of the six tracks that are present within this title are performed and executed very well, making this to be an overall cohesive and well rounded offering that will get stuck in your head for some time to come.

Kingdom of Mine is a very solid debut outing for these Swedish death fiends, and with hints of Amon Amarth running through the veins of each track, you really cannot go wrong. Kingdom of Mine has it all through this record, and if you are looking for overall solid and entertaining melodic death metal, you don’t have to look much further than this EP.

Kingdom of Mine will be unleashed April 20.

Links To Follow:

Blutfeld Bandcamp

Blutfeld Facebook

Plague Weaver: S/T EP

April 14, 2019
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Plague Weaver: S/T

Hailing from Mississauga, Ontario is aptly named Plague Weaver with their brand new two track self titled EP. As short as this offering is, it does provide you with raw, dissonant, foreboding black metal that keeps you coming back for more shadowy malevolence. Within only two tracks, this self titled EP grips you tightly, ever slowly dragging you where sunlight does not reach. This self titled release is a compelling and engaging offering, one that supplies you with two great blackened offerings one right after the next.

Plague Weaver begin their devilry with their opening track titled Condemned To Worship. This track begins with a foreboding intro that comes complete with an eerie piano entry that is backed by shadowy whispers of the damned. Once that intro subsides, Plague Weaver hits you with unsettling mid tempo riffs and palpable drumming that is only to be backed by ever wicked, venomous and dissonant vocals that ring through the halls of the damned. This is a very well executed track that will get stuck in your head for quite some time in part due to the ritualistic chanting vocal delivery of the chorus. This track grips you right off the bat with the cold dead hand of the reaper, keeping you engaged and enchanted by the blackened malevolence that Plague Weaver exudes. Condemned To Worship is a solid track opening track that sets you up for the rest of the malevolence that is about to be ushered forth.

Once the mid tempo ritualism of Condemned To Worship subsides, the second and final track YHWH appears from the darkened abyss. YHWH is a more up tempo blackened assault than that of Condemned To Worship. This track is a short yet grave desecrating cut complete with scythe like riffs, raspy hellish vocals and tumultuous drumming. Even though this offering is more up tempo than that of its predecessor, it still very much so is melodic and engaging all the same. YHWH keeps you on the edge of your proverbial seat as it shifts tempos quite often from up tempo to mid tempo all the way back to its shrine desecrating up tempo pace. This track is and feels more gnarled and punishing than the opening track is it rips forth out of the gates never to look back with soul cleaving riffs and ever jarring drumming. This track is a great compliment to the opener as it offers up some of the same characteristics as the first track, yet veers off a path all its own to provide you with variety and an overall well rounded blackened sound that is hard to forget.

This is a very solid EP from Plague Weaver as they gift you with two exceptional black metal tracks that each have something different and unique to offer. With more melody than that of purely traditional black metal, each of the two tracks here are highly memorable and infectious as you will have a hard time getting them dislodged from your memory. With great song writing and great musicianship, Plague Weaver offers up two great tracks that keep you coming back and wanting more.

Links To Follow:

Plague Weaver Bandcamp

Plague Weaver Facebook

Gorgonchrist: The Blood of Endangered Species

April 12, 2019
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Gorgonchrist: The Blood of Endangered Species

In a true cacophony of industrial madness, Gorgonchrist emerges from the bitter shadows to grace us with their ever twisted release The Blood of Endangered Species. This seven track offering provides you with nothing but savagery and nihilism from beginning to end. This offering of mechanized mutilation is just that as it pushes the boundaries of industrial metal among others to provide you with a truly accosting aural assault. Each of the seven tracks that are present within this release are just as bloodied and wicked as the ones that came before it. With no reprieve, Gorgonchrist usher forth track after track of bulldozing noise that is sure to make your skull rattle and your ears bleed.

The Blood of Endangered Species is an unhinged and unfiltered slab of gruesome metal that throws you for loops and twists that you have no time to prepare for. This release is pure madness as it tears at your psyche and melts your brain within its concise seven cuts of maddening noise that you will have a hard time getting out of your head. The Blood of Endangered Species sounds exactly like an acid trip gone south as you become under siege by numerous jarring sounds that depict, and paint soundscapes that are wholly unnerving and nihilistic. Each offering is just as accosting and savage as the last as each one provides you with pure mechanized sonic torment for the entirety of their run times.

With crusted riffs and nightmarish vocals all tied together with the chaotic string that is the industrial and electronic elements, you get a sound that is jarring and skin crawling. Nothing within this release will make you feel at ease and comfortable as it aims to make you as uncomfortable and feel as unpleasant as you possibly can. Gorgonchrist’s ceaseless aural assault is something to behold as they have complete disregard to life in general as they usher forth track after track of brutalizing and ear drum gnawing noise.

This release as a whole is a cacophony of blistering, nihilistic noise that will infest your brain like a parasite. The Blood of Endangered Species is a bitter, dark and twisted release, one that provides you with droves of malicious noise one track after another. With that said, it is hard to turn away from this record all the same. As jarring and wicked as it is, it still is gripping and engaging all the same. Each track is a well put together maelstrom of sickness and nihilism making the entire record to be a well constructed and well rounded offering of despair and sickness. The unique style in which Gorgonchrist plays is hard to ignore and so is this record.

The Blood of Endangered Species is out now through Clobber Records.

Links To Follow:

Gorgonchrist Facebook

Clobber Records Official Site

Pulver: Kings Under The Sand

April 11, 2019
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Pulver: Kings Under The Sand

In a genre where tropes can get tired and stagnant, it is always a great breath of fresh air to find a band that keeps you entertained and engaged through their record. With their full length Kings Under The Sand, Pulver does exactly as described previously. This record is filled with eight gritty, entertaining and highly addictive tracks that you find yourself coming back to. From beginning to end, Pulver provides you with track after track of nothing but memorable heavy metal that will get stuck in your mind and rattle around for quite some time.

Each track present here within this title are just as top notch and quality as the one(s) that came before it. There is no shortage of entertainment through this entire record as Pulver does an excellent job of keeping you engaged through and through. Each minute is filled with heavy metal excellence that grips you from the very beginning holding your attention until the final note rings through.

With great musicianship complete with memorable riffs and scorching solos, solid drumming and great bass work, you are treated to nothing but top notch heavy metal. Top all of that off with infectious vocals that soar over the wicked musicianship, you have a recipe for an overall excellent record through and through. There is not a weak track within this release as each one is just as well constructed and performed as the last making this record to be an overall well rounded heavy metal journey.

You cannot go wrong with this release if you are fan of traditional heavy metal as this release has everything you would want and then some. Kings Under The Sand is a great example of classic heavy metal executed perfectly, and really not much more needs to be said than that. This offering is a great one, one that offers up eight incredible classic heavy metal cuts that are truly engaging, memorable and addictive.

Kings Under The Sand will be unleashed May 10th through Gates of Hell Records.

Check out the title track below!

Links To Follow:

To pre-order

Pulver Bandcamp

Pulver Facebook

Gates of Hell Records Official Site

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