Bubbling up from underneath the streets of Chicago comes Deathcult and dragging along with them is their newest full length Tyrant Of All Tyrants, an eight track death and disease riddled release. These death metal heathens provide you with nothing but the deadly goods all throughout this release as they pack it full with nothing but death. You won’t find any filler or fluff within this record as Deathcult rumbles along rolling out track after track of filthy grime filled death metal. Tyrant Of All Tyrants begins with Revenge of the Trashman, a solid three minute opener telling the tale of the trashman that is quite frankly sick of everyone leaving their shit everywhere ultimately telling everyone that “you can stick your sorries right up your ass”.
Once Revenge of the Trashman has concluded, Nectar of the Gods begins which is another entertaining track that is drug and booze filled this time. “I can’t help it but when I wake up, I just want to get really fucked up”, is the opening line to this track and from then on the rest of the track is just as booze and drug filled. These are just two examples from the opening two tracks, but you can get the gist that Deathcult don’t really take themselves all too seriously which ultimately makes for one hell of a fun listen. Each track on this release is just as entertaining and head banging as the last and you won’t have any problem putting this record on repeat to listen over and over again head banging away until your head rolls off of your shoulders.
As fun and entertaining as this record is, it still is death metal and Deathcult does provide you with a deadly and diseased sound. Each track is raw and unfiltered providing you a sound that seems as though it was dug up from a damp and dark grave. Throughout Tyrant Of All Tyrants you are gifted with buzzing sharp riffs that are coupled by grizzly blood thirsty vocals as well as solid drumming providing you with a brain bruising listen. Each of the eight songs on this release rumble on shoveling as much filth and grime as they can on top of you until you are completely covered up.
You can’t go wrong with listening to this record as it not only provides you with eight deadly songs, but it provides you with eight tracks that are purely entertaining as well. So, you can get your fix of death metal but also have a humorous time doing so as well. Overall, Tyrant Of All Tyrants is a great listen.
Tyrant Of All Tyrants will be out through Do Or Die Records June 8, 2017.
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Into the Arms of Darkness is the title of the newest record by blackened doom metalers Marche Funebre and this new release is fit with six sinister, dark, twisting and melancholic tracks for your mind to sink into. Marche Funebre begin this record with Deprived (Into Darkness) which begins as a melancholic doom laden track that incorporates black metal elements around the three minute mark breaking up the slow burning trudging doom. The main focus of Marche Funebre is doom however, as they quickly switch back to dirges of abysmal gloom dragging you asunder into the utter darkness, not just in Deprived (Into Darkness) but all throughout the release as well.
Marche Funebre does a good job of mixing both black metal and doom together to create a diverse and interesting sound. As mentioned above, their main focus seems to be doom as the majority of the songs are played at a slower crawling tempo. But, with that being said, Marche Funebre shows that they can pick the tempo up when needed to provide you with damning black metal as well. Throughout Into the Arms of Darkness, Marche Funebre does a great job of sewing both of these wicked genres together creating a cohesive and full sound without lurching back and forth between black metal and doom. Instead of two completely separate sounds, Marche Funebre combine the two very well providing you with a complete, organic and abyssal sound that pulls you closer and closer to the ever darkening abyss.
With Into the Arms of Darkness, Marche Funebre provides you with a soul sucking and melancholic listening experience. And even so, you become sucked in unwilling to leave the listen as the hypnotizing dirges of doom capture your attention while the black metal elements do their best to shred your soul when they appear. And with lengthy run times, Marche Funebre has all the time in the world between the six songs that are present on this record to make you sink and recede into the darkest reaches of your mind. Into the Arms of Darkness is devoid of light and the further that you get into the record, all light disappears and what you are left with is harrowing, twisting and dismal obscurity.
Overall, Into the Arms of Darkness is a solid listen that provides you with plenty of content. Through this release you are treated to six solid blackened doom tracks that get your head banging and capture your mind only to plunge it into the bitter and cold darkness. Into the Arms of Darkness is an all around solid listen.
In complete mind bending fashion, Italian mathcore/deathgrinders Onryo are on the verge of releasing their brand new EP Muto. Four tracks of spine severing and brain melting tracks is what Onryo provides for you within their brand new EP, and from the drop of the first note you know that you are in for one hell of a ride. Once your finger has lifted from the play button the pure madness and chaos begins in the form of a song titled Oni. Onryo doesn’t hold anything back with Oni or with any other track on this release for that matter as they all come blasting right out of your speaker aimed right at your jugular. Each of the four tracks within this release are pure chaos and will have your head spinning withing seconds. You cannot escape the maelstrom of sharp, calculated and twisted grind even if you tried.
Each track on this release is so sharp and on point it’s dizzying and it leaves your brain in a constant state of dysfunction until your listen is over. As chaotic as Muto is and as discordant as it seems, this release is put together very well and each song is executed excellently providing you with a cohesive and bone grinding listen. Being an EP, Muto is a short listen but within its short time it packs one fuck of a massive punch. Muto just doesn’t stop coming at you with mind boggling riffs, inhuman drumming and monstrous vocals until you look as though you have been ten rounds in the ring. This release from these death mongers is a brain bending, chest caving and down right pummeling release that twists your neck and gets you head banging whether you feel like it or not.
Overall, this EP is a release to behold. It is crafted excellently and performed expertly providing you with one hell of a great listen. If you are into death metal, grind or mathcore, you really should not skip out on listening to Onryo and their upcoming release Muto.
Muto will be released through Everlasting Spew June 20, 2017.
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If pure madness and chaos could be captured and put on to a record, then Scalpel certainly has done so. With their fourth deadly full length installment Methods To Delusion, Scalpel provides you with ten organ rupturing and face melting death metal tracks for you to lose your fucking mind to. From the first note on Scalpel pushes twisted and disgusting track after track upon you until you have been completely run over. It doesn’t seem as though Scalpel knows how to play at a slower tempo as each song is played at a flesh flaying and neck breaking speed, and quite frankly if they slowed anything down it just wouldn’t be the same. Scalpel blast out of your speakers with The Cleaner to start things off and set the chaotic tone for the rest of the record. The Cleaner-much like the other nine songs on this release-is a jarring and brain mashing tune that gets you twisting and bending your neck immediately.
From The Cleaner on, Scalpel doesn’t let their foot off of the gas as they push more and more schizophrenic death metal upon you until you are no longer. Methods To Delusion is a record that just does not sit still as it jumps all over the place at warp speed providing you with a detrimental and completely head spinning listen. Scalpel gives you no time at all to prepare for the all out assault that they have packaged up nice and neat in their new record, and as soon as the first note drops your head snaps back and you are forced back into your seat. The only reprieve that you get is from a track that is titled Interlude, and even that is pure madness in a less abrasive but more psychedelic and mental way. Other than that little break you are on your own for the remainder of the record as Scalpel suffocates you beneath all of the razor sharp riffs and blasting drums.
Methods To Delusion is utter madness and discord and much more captured all within ten songs. This cyclone of death does a great job of steamrolling anyone that dares to defy or stand in its way as it leaves you beaten and bloodied after listening. There is something about this release that is filled with such an incredible intensity that you just have no choice but to be sucked in to the record completely, and you will find yourself coming back for more and more punishment. Even though this record does a great job of turning your brain in to soup and completely rupturing your organs, you still feel more than inclined to press play over and over again.
This new release by Scalpel is something to behold. It is grizzly, grim, disgusting, twisted, heavy and just a straight up great listen. The only thing left to be said is that, you simply cannot go wrong with Methods To Delusion.
Methods To Delusion will be out July 25, 2017.
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With song titles such as: Rats(This World Is A Sewer), Taste The Fucking Poison and more, one can imagine that Pig’s Blood is one of those death metal bands that doesn’t loathe the human race right? Within Pig’s Blood’s new full self titled full length you find everything that is the complete opposite of friendly and everything that is brain bashing and flesh ripping. You are provided with ten bestial death metal tunes that come barreling out from your speakers from the first note on never relenting until your throat has been slashed and you have been completely drained of your blood. Pig’s Blood doesn’t start you off easy either as they sand your skull with Misanthrope Absolute to begin with. From the very first note of this opening track you quickly realize what a devastating and incredibly punishing listen you are in for.
Pig’s Blood doesn’t seem to hold anything back on this record as they come out right from the get go ready to behead and bury anyone that gets in their way. This new record of theirs rolls on for ten straight disgusting, twisted, vile and malignant tracks that get your head banging from the first note. Pig’s Blood is exactly as they describe themselves, “bestial death murderers”, and really it can’t be much more spot on than that. Never once does Pig’s Blood let their foot off of your throat for a second on this record as they roll out track after track of fetid blood soaked death metal. There isn’t much time within this release to escape for so much as a breath as Pig’s Blood shovels more and more frothing filth upon you until you suffocate.
This self titled release is an all out assault and it seems to have as complete disregard for human life as it beats you over the head only to leave you bloodied in a shallow ditch. This record is raw and dehumanizing as it provides you with ten bowel bursting tracks. With its unkempt energy, thirst for blood and complete lack of any other emotion other than anger, this release makes for one hell of a detrimental and killer listen. Even as barbaric and abominable as it is, you still feel compelled to come back for more and more of this delightfully slaughtering music. Each component on this record from the musicianship to the gore filled vocals all the way to the raw production and everything else in between, this self titled record is a well put together and great listen.
Overall, this record certainly is death murder metal and that just about sums it up. Pig’s Blood is vile, malevolent and gruesome, and with that combined you are treated to a sickening and very heavy listen.
Just as bleak, cold and bitter as a Canadian winter comes equally as bleak, cold and bitter band Neige et Noirceur. Verglapolis is the title of the new record by Neige et Noirceur and it sports six atmospheric and bone chilling blackened songs for your torment. Neige et Noirceur is noted as an atmospheric and ambient band and this one man project seems to have taken that to the next level. There isn’t a song on this release that isn’t riddled with bleak and ever twisting atmosphere to provide you with an immense and isolating sound. Verglapolis begins with the opener Le mone est une foret noire which immediately greets you with a sinister atmosphere right off the bat only to continue building on that atmosphere until around the one minute mark when mysterious and dissonant guitars appear out of the snow. This song creeps along at a glacial speed providing you with a twisting and sinister dirge of pure, raw and devilish black metal.
Each song that comes after the opener continues on in much the same fashion providing you with heaps upon heaps of bleak and damning atmosphere to go along with the raw and unfiltered black metal noise. What really ends up striking you within this record is the atmosphere the most as it is in your face the entire time that you are listening. Through each song, a haunting and bone chilling atmosphere can be felt and is very present all throughout leaving you feeling as though you have been abandoned in dark and dismal woods to die. Through this record a snowy harsh atmosphere oozes out of your speakers inviting you to an arctic tomb. Once you press play you become engulfed in a frosty, haunting and utterly damning ambiance that never lets go of you once it takes control.
More than just the atmosphere though are the biting, dissonant riffs that are paired with even more dissonant blasting drums. Cascading out of the frigid atmosphere are the gravel filled shrieks that sound as though they are coming from a tormented soul. The overall sound of this record with everything put together is raw and unfiltered as it sounds as though it was recorded in a dark and damp crypt. Verglapolis is a damning, sinister and ever twisting record that gifts to you completely haunting, evil and abysmal music for you to lose your soul in. With the intense atmosphere coupled with the slithering musicianship you are treated to an immense listen that captivates you and takes your mind on a harrowing and abyssal journey.
Verglapolis is an interesting and good listen that provides you with heaps of content and plenty to listen to and for when you play it again and again. As mentioned, this record certainly is dismal and bleak but it is also very captivating all at the same time keeping your attention all throughout a listen. Overall, this record is a solid one that will treat atmospheric black metal fans to a good listen.
Amersfoort is not only home to rich history and wonderful sights to behold, but Amersfoort is also home to death metal behemoth Bloodphemy as well. Last year in January, Bloodphemy had released their mini album Blood Will Tell and now just a little over one year later, Bloodphemy has now released their first full length record titled Bloodline. Bloodline is a nine track release that is filled to the bursting point with nothing but powerful, steamrolling and rumbling death metal. Bloodphemy begins this record with Void, which begins with what sounds like someone trying to tune a radio to the song. As you hear static and high pitched screeching, the blasting of the drums and rumbling of the guitars can be heard through all of it building and building until the song finally hits you full force in the chest. Void then rumbles on providing you with soaring solos, more blasting drums and roaring monstrous vocals providing you with a strong opener to the record.
The songs that follow Void follow the same formula. Each track is a blasting behemoth of death metal that aims to rip the hearts out of anyone who dares to oppose them. The majority of the songs on Bloodline are played at a mid tempo pace but every now and then Bloodphemy kicks it up a notch providing you with a more up tempo beating. One thing of many that is nice about this record is that Bloodphemy doesn’t just stick to one tempo or the other as they tend to mix it up quite a bit within the record as well as within each individual song. They keep you guessing for the most part as to whether you will be hit in the face with a blasting assault of death, or dragged across gravel with a more mid tempo but still flesh tearing approach. No matter what tempo you are given, it remains a fact that each song has as sound that is heavy, disgusting and immense.
Bloodline is a record that seems to try to snap you in half every chance that it gets. Each song is a rumbling force of death that comes at you with everything that it has until your head has been severed. The nine tracks that are present on this record are a deadly mixture of mid tempo dirges and up tempo slaughterings to provide you with a varied and undeniably heavy listen. While Bloodline isn’t a record that is breaking boundaries or straying too far outside of the norm, it still is a solid record that gifts you nine great head bang worthy tracks for all of your death metal enjoyment. There isn’t a track on this release that is weak and there isn’t a track on this release that you wouldn’t mash your brain to either. All in all, Bloodline is a great listen that provides you with no bullshit, no filler death metal.
After forming in the early 2000’s only to stop shortly after releasing their first demo, Bloodphemy returned in 2015 only to release an EP one year later. And now in 2017 they released a strong debut full length record that is exactly that, a strong record. Nine songs of rumbling, destructive and unforgiving death metal, what more could you ask for sometimes?