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Creeping Flesh: Into the Meat Grinder

September 8, 2019
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Creeping Flesh: Into the Meat Grinder

In rotting death and vicious mutilation, Creeping Flesh offer up their debut full length titled Into the Meat Grinder. This flesh ripping offering treats you to ten tracks one right after the next with a total run time of forty-five minutes. Through each and ever single one of those forty-five minutes you are subject to nothing but terrorizing and horrifying death. This is pure, grisly, mutilating death and nothing but. You won’t find any filler or gimmicks here as what you get is ten straight offerings of vile, gruesome and flesh peeling death metal. Foreboding, eviscerating, mutilating, vein draining, and more, Creeping Flesh provides it all within Into the Meat Grinder.

Each track within this offering is thunderous and ceaseless. These cuts bulldoze over you with the weight of a panzer tank, crushing you beneath their sheer weight making you become nothing more than rotting, stale flesh. It is undeniable that each of the ten tracks that are harbored within the forsaken walls of this release are incredibly heavy. With riffs that tear straight through your flesh and dig in to your bone, drum work that barrels straight through your chest and bloodied vocals that roar out from beyond the wall of punishing bleeding death, Creeping Flesh has created something here that is truly devastating. You will not find your way out of this release alive as you will become just another victim, mutilated and rotting beneath the cold soil in the vile trenches.

Lying beneath the hellfire and artillery shelling that is the musicianship is a sinister and overall creeping and foreboding atmosphere. The atmosphere that follows all through each of the ten tracks here is just as potent and rotten as everything else. It provides you with a tepid whiff of decay and and rigored flesh that makes you revulse. With this stagnant and rotting war torn atmosphere you can almost see the bodies and viscera strewn about before you. This atmosphere makes you feel as though you are about to get blown apart by artillery shelling, or ripped to shreds by flesh covered barbed wire. With this atmosphere is combination with the overall lobotomizing style of death that Creeping Flesh provides, Into the Meat Grinder is one hell of a force to be reckoned with.

As devastating and life expunging as Into the Meat Grinder is, it is equally catchy and entertaining. Into the Meat Grinder has just about everything going for it. Played in the vein of old-school death yet with new age death metal twists, unbelievably heavy, foreboding, catchy, memorable, entertaining, destructive, and so much more, Into the Meat Grinder is exceptional. It’s unreal that this is the debut full length from these corpse hoarders, but this will stand atop as one of my favorite death metal releases this year.

Into the Meat Grinder will be unleashed September 25 through Growls From The Underground.

Check out the lyric video for Tank Corps Unleashed from the upcoming record below!

Links To Follow:

Creeping Flesh Facebook

Growls From The Underground Facebook

Growls From The Underground Official Site

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Mother’s Tomb: Absent Not Dead

September 5, 2019
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Mother’s Tomb: Absent Not Dead

In great thrashing madness, sprinkled with death throughout, Mother’s Tomb offers up their upcoming release titled Absent Not Dead. Absent Not Dead treats you to four tracks including the intro, and each one is just as ripping and head banging as the last. Once the foreboding intro fades in to darkness, Mother’s Tomb kicks thing straight in to high gear as they provide you with one face melting track right after the next. Each of the three tracks that follow the intro are explosive and well executed offerings of thrashing madness that is coupled with elements of death metal to provide you with an incredibly neck twisting and entirely memorable listen.

Once you hit the first full track, Mother’s Tomb mashes the proverbial pedal through the floor never to relent or cease in their barreling assault that has you mashing you brain against your skull in no time. Absent Not Dead is an entirely whiplash inducing offering that won’t let you out of its death grips until your head is firmly twisted on backwards. Each track is a maelstrom of explosive metal that storms forth through your speakers aiming to melt your face and doing a damn good job of just that. Without so much as a reprieve, Mother’s Tomb marches forth from track to track offering up head banging, brain bruising metal.

With great musicianship, incredible gritty vocals and an overall solid and clean production, Absent Not Dead is an all around great release. Through and through you are provided with three excellent full tracks of thrashing madness with a little bit of death metal thrown in the mix for extra savagery. Each track is a well constructed, well executed and well written sonic slaughtering that will leave your face firmly peeled from your skull. You will keep coming back for more and more mayhem as this release is incredibly addictive and highly entertaining.

You cannot go wrong here with Absent Not Dead, as each cut within this EP is very solid and very well done making it to be a cohesive and comprehensive release that truly cannot be denied. This is the type of EP that you can truly call criminally short as you just want more and more leaving you reaching for the play button over and over again. Highly entertaining, addictive, volatile, and down right heavy, can you ask for more?

Sykelig Englen: This Hollow Land

September 2, 2019
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Sykelig Englen: This Hollow Land

In blackened malevolence and morbidity comes Sykelig Englen summoned up from the crypts with them comes their newest offering titled This Hollow Land. This EP features three tracks plus one bonus offering totaling four tracks of nothing but raw, dissonant and hauntingly atmospheric black metal. This Hollow Land overall has a raw and organic sound to it making it overall dissonant and gritty. There are no gimmicks or tricks utilized here within this release as what you get is pure atmospheric blackened metal that tears your soul asunder. You are not given a moment of reprieve as This Hollow Land does not offer intros, outros, interludes or anything of the like as you become enveloped from beginning to end in harrowing, chilling black metal.

This release is biting, bitter and cold as it provides you with icy atmospherics that are underlying beneath the ritualistic sonic pourings of metallic darkness. Darkened and ever ceaseless, each of the four offerings that are present here are straight forward black metal assaults that are summoned from their tombs to gift you with a gritty and malevolent listen. Through and through you become treated to slashing riffs with the occasional guitar solo, dissonant drum work and horrifying haunting screams that pierce through the ever winding sonic abyss. As mentioned before, through all of the sonic darkness is an underlying atmosphere that is as haunting and chilling as you would come to expect.

The added atmospheric elements tie in nicely bringing each track together making them full bodied and cohesive. Each of the four tracks that represent this EP are well rounded and well executed making the entire EP comprehensive and well thought out. From the musicianship to the raw production to the hellish vocals to the ever present swirling atmosphere, Sykelig Englen creates something here that is pure blasphemy. This Hollow Land is a solid release through and through as it offers up four solid tracks one right after the next of nothing but blasphemous and chilling black metal.

This Hollow Land treats you to frigid, dark, twisting and morbid offerings that keep you coming back for more haunting blasphemy. If you are a fan of black metal, atmospheric black metal or anything akin to those, This Hollow Land certainly is the EP for you to check out.

Gravehammer: Primordial Principles/Fundamental Forces

August 31, 2019
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Gravehammer: Primordial Principles/Fundamental Forces

Hailing from Germany comes Gravehammer and in tow with them their newest offering titled Primordial Principles/Fundamental Forces. This EP is packed with four archaic and primeval death metal that does its best to drag you down to your rightful tomb. Raw, organic and down right marrow sapping, each track within this release is a punishing effort. Laden with elements of doom, Gravehammer incorporate those sounds into their foundation of grisly death to create an overall abyssal, grim and darkened sound. Forever enveloping and consuming, Gravehammer usher forth four tracks that are as gnashing and detrimental as you would wish them to be as they provide you with nothing but ancient death.

There are no tricks here and no fluff as what you get is four solid tracks one right after the next. Gravehammer displays here that you do not need any studio trickery or anything of the like to create a true beast of a release. This EP is entirely organic and raw sounding making it that much more potent and powerful. Savage and destructive from beginning to end, Primordial Principles/Fundamental Forces is a monster of an EP as it never ceases in its grisly aural assault.

The mixture of death and doom here is great as it creates not only a full on flesh tearing death metal sound but you are also presented with slow dirges of haunting soul stealing doom. Gravehammer does a great job of mixing the two together, changing tempos and transitioning between death metal and doom seamlessly to create an overall cohesive and comprehensive sound. While their overall death metal assault drags you to the grave, their doom elements drag you asunder into a never ending abyss from which you will not return.

Through and through, this EP is a very great release as it provides you with four great tracks. Each track is just as good and well executed as the last making this entire EP incredibly well rounded. Not a single second is wasted as each one is packed with bleeding raw death that drags you in forever capturing you within the labyrinth of death and doom that Gravehammer creates. From the musicianship, to the gutting vocals to the organic and raw production, everything here is done so well, you would be mistaken not to give this release a listen.

Links To Follow:

Caligari Records Bandcamp

Caligari Records Official Site

Horrific Demise: Excruciating Extermination

August 30, 2019
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Horrific Demise: Excruciating Extermination

In true terror and sickening lobotomizing fashion, Horrific Demise ushers forth a nasty and gnarled brand of brutal death that is not to be ignored. Through their new titled Excruciating Extermination you come face to face with nine gruesome and impaling offerings one right after the next. Forever punishing and unrelenting, Horrific Demise roll from one track to the next providing you with a truly unforgiving and gutting offering that leaves you covered in viscera and your own flayed organs. There is no filler or fluff here as what you get is pure savagery and barbarity from beginning to end. This is a true brutal death assault that does not compromise as it ushers forth nine sickening tracks of unfiltered and dehumanizing filth.

Excruciating Extermination begins its terrifying assault with Born From Brutality, which lulls you in with a lead in filled with what sounds like Spanish guitars, until all hell unleashes just a mere thirty seconds in. After that nice little lead in, Horrific Demise assaults and buries the listener underneath droves of rot and fetid remains until you become one with the stagnant pile. Without so much as a bat of an eyelash, Horrific Demise torment, torture and mutilate you leaving you as nothing more than blood splatter and hacked up worm food. Excruciating Extermination is a sonic wall of punishment and spine severing brutality that never ceases its precise onslaught until the final bloodied note rings through your speakers.

This release is unraveled, insane butchery at its finest. Through and through this is top notch brutal death that supplies you with flesh tearing riffs and drum work that barrels straight through your skull only to desecrate your brain. Bloodied, and inhuman, guttural roars crop up through the sonic wall of skin blistering madness. All of this culminates in to an entirely savage and vein bursting sound that you simply cannot turn away from. Each track is as barbaric and dehumanizing as the last as they leave you to rot and become fetid food for the creatures that dwell beneath the soil.

Excruciating Extermination is brutal death metal done perfectly. This release is entirely engaging, entertaining and down right spine severing. Truly gruesome, vile and unbelievably heavy, this release is something to behold. It is entirely monstrous as it rips your skin from flesh and flesh from bone, severing you and lobotomizing you at every single second that ticks off of the run time. Through and through, Excruciating Extermination is a true monster of brutal death and will stand atop as one of the best brutal death metal records to be unleashed this year.

Excruciating Extermination will be released September 6 through Comatose Music.

Links To Follow:

Horrific Demise Facebook

Comatose Music Official Site

Phobophilic: Undimensioned Identities

August 27, 2019
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Phobophilic: Undimensioned Identities

Hailing from the frozen tundra that is North Dakota are death dealers Phobophilic. Through their upcoming release titled Undimensioned Identities you are treated to four horror filled, bleeding raw and bone masticating tracks. Devoid of filler, Phobophilic offers up four straight grave digging tracks one right after the next. Entirely a twisted mass of death and mayhem, Phobophilic rip straight through offering after offering to provide you with a truly savage and monstrous listen. Even as short as this release is, it certainly packs a massive brain mashing punch. Savage, brutal and down right flesh devouring, Undimensioned Identities is as vein draining and neck snapping as they come.

Plenty of new death metal bands follow in the footsteps of their death metal forefathers and that certainly includes Phobophilic. With that being said though, these tomb desecrators add their own deranged twist to the ancient genre to stand out and create a sound that is stylistically their own. With massive vein severing riffs and ever bulldozing drum work that are only to be paired with blood stained unearthly growls, Phobophilic creates a nasty and gnarled sound. Yet as raw as their sound is, it is concise, well crafted and appropriately murky making their overall sound cohesive and entirely well rounded.

Each offering is a slaughtering wall of death that flies out of their respective graves to offer you something that is truly barbaric yet entirely memorable. The four tracks that are present here are monsters that are to behold. Each one is just as grisly and gnarled as the last, and as heavy and brain stem severing as the last making this to be a deadly release overall. Undimensioned Identities as a whole is a maelstrom of ripping death that captures you from the very beginning only to lay you to rest as nothing more than a hollowed out form of your former self. Blood letting and incredibly wicked, Phobophilic present you with four great offerings one after the next that are nothing but pure, unfiltered and bleeding death.

Rotting, diseased, filled with horror and deadly terror, Undimensioned Identities is a great release. Phobophilic packs a lot in to only four tracks making this entire release comprehensive and entirely entertaining leaving you reaching to hit play again and again. Undimensioned Identities is criminally short leaving you wanting more of this refined bleeding death. This is an excellent release through and through, and nothing more needs to be said than that.

Undimensioned Identities will be released September 13 through Rotted Life.

You can pre-order this release here and here.

Grevia: Misophonic

August 25, 2019
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Grevia: Misophonic

Blending death metal and grind together to create an unholy, brain splattering and entirely ferocious sound is Grevia with their debut EP titled Misophonic. This six track EP is an explosive and volatile offering that will rip your head from your shoulders without so much as a pause. Unforgiving, unyielding and unrelenting, Grevia usher forth a savage and destructive display of potent death grind that will melt your flesh from your bones. As short as this release is with most tracks topping just over the two minute mark, it more than makes up for in violence and pure savagery. Misophonic packs more than a punch as you feel as though you have been hit repeatedly with a lead pipe once all is said and done.

Each of the six tracks present here are pure outbursts of terrorizing noise and destruction, never for them to relent as they each leave nothing but devastation in their wake. There is no compromise here and there is no slowing Grevia down as they push the pedal through the floor from the very beginning until the final note crosses your speakers. Through and through you come face to face with six twisted, blood boiling and skin peeling death riddled grinding offerings that are entirely ceaseless. Rampaging from track to track, Grevia disregards human life completely to provide you with a neck twisting and life threatening sound.

In utter life dismantling fashion, Grevia ushers forth flesh slicing riffs that cut deep only pair them with machine gun fire drum work that barrels straight through your chest. Among the wall of grinding noise come bloodied and furious vocals that seem to be cropping up from the under belly of hell itself. As a whole, Misophonic is a grisly gnashing of death riddled grind that aims to pulverize you until you are nothing more than unidentifiable pulp. Each cut is a savage earth scorching effort that traps you within its fire laden vortex never for you to come out the other side unscathed. Misophonic is a terrorizing juggernaut of death and explosive destruction that you cannot simply turn away from.

In great sonic brain mashing violence, incendiary flesh melting savagery and neck twisting death, Grevia offers up something here with Misophonic that is truly devastating. Each track is a well constructed blitzkrieg of explosive violence that removes your head nearly immediately only to continue dismantling you until you are no more. The only grip that I have regarding this release is that it is criminally short. You will sit here and press play over and over again to bear witness to true and pure destruction. Overall, Misophonic is a great release and with this being the debut EP from these absolute monsters, it will be great to see what other life dismantling sounds they come up with in the future. For now however, we are graced with this monster of an EP and god damn it’s great.

Misophonic will be unleashed September 20 through Lethal Scissor.

Links To Follow:

Grevia Facebook

Lethal Scissor Official Site

Alienatör: Pariahs

August 24, 2019
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Alienatör: Pariahs

In great murky noise and in a wicked culmination of sludge and noise rock, Alienatör gift us with their thirteen track record titled Pariahs. Within this release you are to find nothing else but abrasive in your face music that does a great job of snapping your head back before you realize what’s going on. From beginning to end Alienatör offers up a truly murky, chunky yet noise filled sound that tears at your ear drums, but in the best possible way. Each track is a madhouse of artery stopping, head banging sludge and noise rock that you cannot simply turn away from.

Once you hit play you hear a twenty second static filled intro complete with news clips regarding drug use, and you quickly realize what you have stumbled in to. As soon as the intro fades, you immediately become hit with buzzing murky riffs that are backed by hard hitting drums and manic vocals that are screamed at you from every angle. The first full track you come across titled “False Hope” is a hard hitting, in your face offering that hits you immediately and ultimately traps you within the vortex of chaos that Alienatör produces here. Each track that follows the intro is a chaotic sludge filled wall that storms at you from every direction never giving you a chance to escape the noisy, sludge filled blitzkrieg that Alienatör ushers forth.

Through and through Pariahs is a record that gets right underneath your skin from the very beginning. This record does a great job of manifesting itself in your brain from the get go having you thrash around and bang your head until your brain bruises. Each track is a force of sludge filled reckoning that is incredibly potent and explosive. These thirteen tracks are volatile and explosive as each one shoots straight out of your speakers to provide you with a truly whiplash inducing listen that you will not soon forget. Bombastic and neck bending from the beginning to the end, Pariahs never stops its noise riddled rampage until the final scorching note crosses the boundaries of your speakers.

With all of that said, each track really is great and something to behold. The musicianship is great, the vocals are varied and solid, the production is clean and the song writing is good as well and that all comes together to create something that is wholly entertaining and unforgettable. Each of the thirteen tracks that are harbored within the chaotic walls of Pariahs are great as each one is just as good as the last. If you are looking for something unique, new, heavy, entertaining and head banging, you don’t have to look much further than Pariahs.

TripleMurder: Pre-Meditated

August 22, 2019
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TripleMurder: Pre-Meditated

Never to be put in a box or pigeon holed, TripleMurder uses their heavy eclectic sound to produce variety and diversity. There is a lot that TripleMurder has to offer within their six track EP titled Pre-Meditated. From groove filled riffs, to heavy break downs, to searing solos, to varied vocals and more, TripleMurder packs this EP to the bursting point. Through six offerings, Pre-Meditated provides a wickedly heavy yet entirely memorable and entertaining listen. The one problem that you will run in to is that this EP is not nearly long enough, but that is a purely selfish complaint. Through the twenty plus minute run time you are treated to cohesive and very solid metal all the way through that will sure please the gnarled ears of death metal, deathcore and fans beyond those genres.

TripleMurder wastes zero time getting you acclimated and acquainted to their cohesive metallic sound as they set in immediately as soon as you press play. There is no intro to warm you up as TripleMurder thrusts you head first into their brand of head caving metal as they feed you chunky riffs that are backed by ripping grit filled vocals that pierce the wall of tumultuous drumming and shredding riffs. The meshing of death metal and deathcore works well here as TripleMurder sew the two heavy genres together to create an overall cohesive, groove filled and technical sound that is hard to deny. Each track is a well written storm of death that comes out swinging aiming to engulf you in all of its fury.

It isn’t just the grooves, or the killer vocals or the solid drum work, but it is also the breakdowns that tie each track together well too. The breakdowns are used sparingly throughout Pre-Meditated making them have more impact on each track. Not only are they used sparingly, but they aren’t your typical chugging, unearthly down tuned break downs either. Each one is neck bending heavy of course, but they seem to have more substance to them and each one is different from the last making each one unique. This all adds to the variety and diversity that TripleMurder utilizes to their immense benefit.

Through and through, Pre-Meditated is a very solid release. One that brings the heavy in droves, but it also is incredibly memorable and entertaining. Each track is just as good as the last and TripleMurder really show off their song writing abilities through each track. The six offerings present here are unique, heavy, varied, well constructed and much more which ultimately creates an incredibly great listening experience. As mentioned above, the only complaint is that this isn’t long enough but that’s just purely selfish.

TripleMurder has created something here with their debut that is flat out great through and through and really nothing else needs to be said other than that.

Pre-Meditated will be released September 20. You can pre-order this EP here and here.

Check out the official music video for the track Cannibalistic below!

Links To Follow:

TripleMurder Facebook

Abysmalist: Reflections of Horror

August 21, 2019
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Abysmalist: Reflections of Horror

Titled Reflections of Horror, death metal outfit Abysmalist offers up a true, grime filled, grave stomping style of death metal that summons the sound of the ancients. Bleeding raw and grisly, Abysmalist treat you to four tracks that reach around the eighteen minute mark. Within those eighteen minutes you come face to face with flesh gnashing and ripping death metal that leaves you cold in a hollowed tomb. Filled with terrorizing horror and death, Reflections of Horror is a potent and vile offering that fills you with dread. Through and through this is a ripping release, one that will see you into your own early grave before the concise eighteen minutes is up.

Gutting from the first few seconds onward, Reflections of Horror marches onward to provide you with four excellent tracks of terror and demise. Never to cease their slaughter, each track is just as grisly and vile as the one that came before it. In pure terror and haunting horror, Abysmalist ushers forth a grimy brand of severing death metal that makes it sound as though the reaper closes in with the passing of each second. Riffs power forth tearing at your flesh as the drums barrel forth hollowing out your chest only for bloodied vocals roar through the mass of festering death.

Not only is each track as marrow draining as they are, but on occasion they are as haunting and chilling as they are devouring. With an underlying horror filled atmosphere complete with the occasional clean guitar, Abysmalist work in their own dense atmosphere that wraps up the listener in a chilling fog. You aren’t only getting purely assaulted by a truly monstrous sound, but you become consumed and enveloped in an atmosphere that is just as killer and potent.

Through and through, Abysmalist has crafted each track well to provide you with savage yet haunting death metal. Each track is a well crafted offering that grips you with the cold hand of death, only to release once the eighteenth minute finally comes to a close. Overall, Reflections of Horror is a very solid demo that features four great tracks one right after the next. Within a concise run time, Abysmalist offers up top notch death metal that should be noticed and taken note of. Reflections of Horror is a great entry in to the bloodied echelon of death.

Links To Follow:

Caligari Records Bandcamp

Caligari Records Official Site

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