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ISA: Chimera

May 23, 2018
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Psychedelic, technical, riddled with death and dream like soundscapes as well as a smattering of haunting atmospheres for good measure ISA takes you on a complete journey. Chimera is the name of the record and it holds eleven hallucinatory tracks that steal your mind away and have it wander through continuous, vibrant and vast soundscapes all throughout. This release plays as one long track broken up in to parts and the way in which ISA has woven each of the parts together to create a cohesive sound is great. Your dream like trance is never broken while listening through Chimera as each track bleeds in to the next continuing your venture through soundscape after soundscape.

Chimera is unique, dynamic and fresh. This isn’t straight forward death metal by any means as ISA incorporates many sounds and elements in to their sound to create something wholly unique. While there are many elements at play throughout this release, nothing becomes dizzying or lost in the fray. Everything here works in harmony to create a mind bending and hallucinatory sound that keeps you enchanted. ISA changes ever so effortlessly from dark, grim death riddled passages to near serene dream like passages that take your mind further and further away from you. One moment you can be subject to harsh blast beats and manic screams and the next you are treated to a calming atmospheric acoustic sound. Never does ISA lurch from one to the next and back again as they keep everything fluid and cohesive.

The overall sound that ISA gives off is mesmerizing to say the least. Chimera certainly is a record that you can get lost within for some time. This offering has a great ability to steal you away from the world for its run time and let you bask in all of its technical, progressive and atmospheric glory. It is easy to sit and listen to this record over and over again and it is an easy record to want to sit and listen to. None of the eleven songs over stay their welcome as they fade out in to obscurity before the next track fades in to existence and your dream continues on.

Chimera is a well rounded release, one with great musicianship, great atmospheric qualities, interesting progressive tendencies and much more. Chimera engages you right from the get go never to let your mind out of its atmospheric clutches until the very end. This is a fluid, cohesive, well rounded, heavy, atmospheric and down right great release all around. Chimera is a mind contorting effort that sticks with you once you are done listening only for you to come back to experience it again and again.

Links To Follow:

ISA Bandcamp

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TRUCHŁO STRZYGI To Release Debut Full Length Pora Umierać Through Godz Ov War

May 23, 2018
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Check out what Godz Ov War has to say about this release below!

Godz Ov War Productions is proud to present Pora Umierać – a debut full-length album from the Poland’s old school black’n’heavy metallers TRUCHŁO STRZYGI.

The commando, comprising still pretty young yet experienced musicians, have delivered 40 plus minutes of uncompromising and relentless, aggressive yet pretty melodic (the good way) black heavy metal with a punky vibe, drawing on the masterpieces of the old gods!

Eight tracks recorded at Bestial Sound Studio and Na Batorego, in collaboration with Golgotha Studio, mixed by Tomasz W. and P., and mastered by Tomasz W., will be released on CD pn June 1, 2018. Artworks by Julia Yousif.”

To pre-order:

Godz Ov War Official Site

Godz Ov War Bandcamp

Lykhaeon To Release EP Ominous Eradication of Anguished Souls Through Godz Ov War Productions

May 23, 2018
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Check out what Godz Ov War has to say about this release below!

“Chthonic sounds of torment from below are about to devastate your senses again as LYKHAEON, the three-piece black metal act from Switzerland, are about to have their EP titled Ominous Eradication of Anguished Souls released on June 1, 2018 through Godz Ov War Productions.

This time, LYKHAEON, a band affiliated with the Helvetic Underground Committee, have recorded only two tracks, but nearly half an hour of murky and ghastly, cavernous and crushing black metal, all wrapped up in excellent cover art by S.”

To pre-order:

Godz ov War Official Site

Godz Ov War Bandcamp

Valyria: Into The Dying of Time

May 17, 2018
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In wonderful harmony, death metal and power metal meet to create an atmospheric, magical, wondrous and yet face peeling and flesh picking sound that isn’t to be forgotten. Through the seven tracks that are harbored within Into The Dying of Time, Valyria create wondrous atmospheres and soundscapes all while shredding your skin to bone. Power metal and death metal would seem as though it would create a chaotic mix of metal that doesn’t sound like one genre or the other. However, what Valyria does here so well is combine both genres and incorporate elements from both so well and so seamlessly that you are presented with a great, varied and all around cohesive sound.

The sounds that emit from your speakers are grand and epic to say the least. Valyria provide you with powerful track after powerful track that captivates your mind and lets it roam through the vast soundscapes that Valyria create. Neither death metal nor power metal take away from one another as they work in wondrous harmony to present you with something that is unique, fresh and ultimately incredibly memorable. From the drop of the first note you very quickly realize that you are in for something special here with Into The Dying of Time.

This release is gripping and incredibly engaging as it grabs your attention immediately never to let it go. Into the Dying of Time is a release that you will find yourself coming back to again and again to get your fill. Every track here is tightly knit, well constructed and riddled with enough atmosphere to get you lost among it all. Each track is highly entertaining and intoxicating and before you know it you are under the spell of Valyria belting the lyrics out right along with the vocalist.

Never do you get the same sound out of these guys as they are constantly shifting and changing their sound. From minute to minute you don’t fully know whether you will be hit with barbaric death metal onslaughts or whether you will be swept away to a far off land with the stylings and atmospheric tendencies of power metal. The combination of the two genres here is wonderful as they work in cohesion to present you with a well rounded, incredibly atmospheric and heavy sound that you aren’t soon to forget.

Whether you are a fan of power metal or death metal, there is something here for you, and if you are a fan of both then this release is a must. Into The Dying of Time is an excellent offering as it combines two great genres to create an overall fresh and unique sound. This isn’t a release to be passed up. Well done Valyria, you majestic bastards.

Into The Dying of Time will be released tomorrow May 18, 2018!

Check out two great tracks titled Steel Inquisition and The Crossing below!

Urarv: Argentum

May 17, 2018
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With black metal like riffs, howled vocals, an unmatched intensity and an overall sinister atmosphere, Urarv seem just like any other black metal band on the surface. However, that certainly is not the case as there is something that is different, unique and all around unsettling about them. Urarv are not black metal nor do they belong in any other sub genre of metal as they create a wicked, intense and grim sound all their own. They are harsh, punishing, atmospheric, schizophrenic in style as they never present you with the same sound twice even within one song. Urarv’s sound is eclectic, intriguing and ever twisting to present you with a sound that is all together odd yet gripping.

Argentum begins with the opener Ahaman Inikak Mo, a track that is filled with didgeridoos and unsettling chanting arising from the ever blackening abyss. From there, Urarv roll onward in to their next track Krakekjott which stampedes out of hell right from the get go blasting you with that familiar cold black metal intensity. Kraketjott is probably the one track on this release that resembles what black metal traditionally is. Beyond this point, Urarv delve deeper in to their more experimental and mind bending side, taking you on an odd sonic journey through the wonderfully weird and unique soundscapes that they create.

You can certainly expect the unexpected from Urarv as they never stick to one sound as they bounce around endlessly and tirelessly providing you with a sound that is hard to pin point. Each track is incredibly different from each other giving you an eternity of variety to listen to and listen for. Each listen will flesh out something new that you may not have heard before, and with each listen you will just want to continue listening. Through six tracks, Urarv snake and wind their way through excellently crafted tracks to gift you with an equally excellent and unique listen.

Argentum constantly twists in directions that you may not have thought off throwing you for loop after loop. Once you feel as though you have it figured out, Urarv send you spiraling again keeping you guessing as to what you are about to be subject to. Argentum isn’t a normal record by any standards and that is exactly what makes it stand out. Argentum makes you feel unsettled as it lurches forth, twisting and writhing between its many sounds offering you something odd and intriguing to remember and revel in. Overall, Argentum is a great record as each track is wonderfully crafted and executed with solid musicianship, manic vocals and a raw production that brings everything together nicely.

Argentum will be released through Svart Records June 1, 2018.

 

Mutilate: All Life Ends

May 15, 2018
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Hailing from mold riddled tombs and crypts long festering and forgotten, Mutilate offer up a sound that is ancient, disease ridden and drenched in putrefaction. With their upcoming release All Life Ends, these corpse hoarders provide you with three flesh consuming and blood draining tracks. There is nothing here but rotted blood curdling death that does its best to add you to an ever growing pile of festering corpses. Each track is a rumbling and terrorizing offering aiming to spill your entrails right from the onset. Mutilate waits for no one as they immediately begin their savage and brutalizing offering only to march forth through track after track of bloodied and vile death.

There are no frills here and certainly no fluff as what you get for three straight tracks is archaic death in its purest form. Mutilate rampage through three tracks with bone cutting riffs that are supplemented by ever charging drumming and skin crawling zombie like vocals. All Life Ends is a truly vile and twisted release that pours its sickening brand of death on thick burying you under droves of stagnant flesh and botflies. This is a gnarled and bone gnashing effort that gets your head twisting and your innards scrambling right from the drop of the first cadaverous note.

Mutilate roll onward through three tracks trampling the deceased and gutting the living. This hideous release is just that, it is hideous in the best possible of ways. Each track here is wonderfully grim as they drip in bile and putrefaction making it to be a sickening and twisted listen that you aren’t soon to forget. Through three tracks, Mutilate provide you with some of the most sickening death metal that you can’t help but to come back to for more sonic torment. From the very first track, Mutilate rears their ugly head only to gut and mutilate you for three straight tracks leaving you by the way side to rot and fester.

All Life Ends is a very solid release, one that will please death metal fans all over. Covered in rot and buckets of blood, All Life Ends is a great release as each of the three tracks that are present within it are solid and well constructed offerings of death and disease. Keep your eyes peeled.

All Life Ends will be up for pre-order June 1 through Camo Pants Records and Metal Swarm.

Links To Follow:

Camo Pants Records Bandcamp

Metal Swarm Official Site

The Ascended: Awaken Within

May 15, 2018
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Mixed with groove to spare, riffs that will get stuck inside of your head like a parasite and an overall well rounded sound, The Ascended bring forth ten new tracks to bang your head to with Awaken Within. Through each of the ten tracks here, The Ascended provide you with highly memorable tracks one right after another warranting that you press the play button again and again once all has concluded. Each track is melodic, groove filled, in your face from the drop of the first note and overall down right heavy. The Ascended don’t wait around for you to get comfortable before they blow the doors right off of the hinges with their blasting relentless opener A World On Fire. This track sets you up perfectly for the rest of the neck snapping that is to come.

After A World On Fire, you can come to expect more of the same from The Ascended through the next nine tracks. Each track is as heavy, blasting and intoxicating as you would want them to be as they do their best not only to get stuck in your head but shred your face off in the process. With metalcore seeming to be a main influence on the band’s overall sound, you wouldn’t think that their overall sound would be nearly as aggressive as it is, but it certainly is. From the first track on, The Ascended march onward supplying you with blistering, blasting and brain buzzing tracks one right after another.

Throughout this release you are treated to excellent musicianship and powerful unearthly growls that are clear and easy to understand that are occasionally backed by gritty and well placed cleans. The great musicianship backed with a clean and clear production make this to be a well rounded and addicting release to listen to. Before you know it you keep reaching for the play button just to listen over and over again. The Ascended does a great job of digging their hooks in to right from the get go never to let you go from their grasp.

Awaken Within is an engaging and highly entertaining release, that supplies the heavy, groove and melody in droves making you come back for more and more. Each of the tracks within this release are well done never to make one track stand tall above the others as each one is very solid and very well constructed. Awaken Within is a solid record, one that you certainly will keep coming back to.

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