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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

Goreworm: The Path To Oblivion

February 27, 2018


Like a never ending storm, one that is set on ripping everything apart including you, The Path To Oblivion ceaselessly barrels through your speakers shoveling six tracks of brutal, uncompromising tracks of death upon you. An amalgamation of melodic death metal, technical death, slam, and brutal death metal makes up what Goreworm has to offer. With all of these death metal subgenres sewn together like your scalp after a lobotomy, Goreworm presents to you some incredibly damning, and deliciously crafted death metal that sets out to break your neck and sheer your face from your skull from the on set. With six total tracks to its name, The Path To Oblivion is an entirely brutalizing and flesh peeling release that is sure to bury you in a damp grave before you come to realize it.

The appropriately titled Rest In Piss sets you off on this sonic venture of death, setting you up for the rest of the chaotic and pummeling release. Jetting in to oblivion with blasting drums and unforgiving riffs, Rest In Piss gives you just a taste of what is to come before fading in to obscurity and before Goreworm blast your brains through your ears with their second track Wombraider. Once Wombraider begins, so does the real onslaught of pure disgust and murderous intent. With hyper speed blast beats cracking your bones, razor sharp riffs gut you before you have a chance to catch your innards all while demonic vocals howl through the blood drenched sonic storm.

Through each of the six tracks that are present within this release, Goreworm show off their ability to maintain a brutal edge all while gifting you with a melodious and technical sound. Never does Goreworm sacrifice brutality for melody and technicality and vice versa as they sew everything together in a neat yet sickening package. Each death metal subgenre that Goreworm implements in to their eclectic sound works so well as they all work in cohesion with each other to present to you an uncompromising and brain bashing sound that is surely to be enjoyed.

Once you enter The Path To Oblivion you cannot escape the sonic punishment that Goreworm shovels upon you in droves and unrelentingly so. This is one hell of a debut outing as The Path To Oblivion is well crafted and well executed providing you with a bloody, gore filled and flesh consuming listen that you can’t help but to come back to again and again.

The Path To Oblivion will be released through CDN Records March 23, 2018

Pre-orders can be found here

Links to follow: 

Goreworm Facebook

CDN Records Official Site

Godthrymm: A Grand Reclamation

February 27, 2018


Godthrymm may be a new name in the realm of doom, but the faces that make this band up sure are familiar. Godthrymm is made up of former members of My Dying Bride, Solstice, Anathema, Vallenfyre and Malediction, and through their upcoming EP A Grand Reclamation these doom wizards certainly provide you with grandiose, epic and ominous tunes that take your mind adrift through sonic darkness. Through A Grand Reclamation, Godthrymm gifts you with four tracks of dark magic doom that ultimately captivates you from the very beginning on. Once you lift your finger off of the play button you quickly realize that you won’t be stopping to take a break from listening any time soon.

A Grand Reclamation is a wonderfully crafted and performed EP that grabs a hold of you with a cold hand from the onset never to let you out of its grasp. Through and through this EP impresses and by the minute you get dragged deeper and deeper in to the doom laden world that Godthrymm creates. Each of the four tracks on this release are highly intoxicating, memorable and incredibly heavy. There isn’t a track that is stronger or more enticing than the others as each one is just as mystifying and bewitching as the others.

Through this new offering, Godthrymm packs each track with powerful riffs that are only to be complemented by wizard like fuzzed out riffs that get your head nodding whether you want it to or not. Through and through, the musicianship on this release is tight and heavy gifting you with nothing but punishing apocalyptic doom that rattles your brain around in your skull for some time to come. From track to track, Godthrymm ladles crushing black magic doom upon you in droves never relenting in their reverberating assault until the final track Forevermore has come to a close.

Each track heaves, twists and billows out of your speakers like a warlock reborn. These devilish tracks are sure to leave an imprint on your mind leaving you wanting more. A Grand Reclamation is an EP to behold as it enchants and sends your mind spiraling down darkened corridors. This debut opus from these doom merchants is impressive, epic, heavy and entirely wicked gifting you with an incredibly entertaining and magical listen. This review may or may not have done this release justice, but what I do know is that this will be a stand out release is the doom echelon this year in 2018.

A Grand Reclamation will be released March 16, 2018 through Transcending Records for CD and digital formats as well as Cosmic Key Creations for vinyl.


Isgalder: To The Hall Of The Stars

February 25, 2018

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Brewed in atmospheric enchantments and mystifying ambiance, Isgalder storms forth with their new six track offering To the Hall of the Stars. Through each of the six tracks that make an appearance on this release, Isgalder provides you with something that captures your mind and has it wander through the wondrous story that they provide and unfold right before your eyes. To the Hall of the Stars is an easy offering to get in to and an easy offering to sink in to and get lost in as well. As mentioned, each track is mystical and has an enchanting quality about them that pulls you in to the world that Isgalder creates.

From beginning to end, To the Hall of the Stars is a mystical release that shrouds you in its alluring and all together captivating atmospheric tendencies. Through and through, it really feels as though Isgalder takes you on the wild journey that they have created just as it is unfurling minute after minute. To the Hall of the Stars does a great job of nabbing your attention never to let it waver or wander what so ever. Through six tracks you are presented with an overall sound that is intriguing and grandiose and because of that you become stuck to your speakers without wanting to leave.

Not only does Isgalder gift you with intense amounts of atmosphere as they still pour on their own brand of blasting venomous black metal as well. Throughout To the Hall of the Stars, Isgalder does a great job of balancing their more near serene and mystical atmospheric qualities with their more ripping and face melting black metal tendencies utilizing each to their fullest potential. Never once does either quality get lost in the wash as they work together in harmony to create an overall great sound that is entirely difficult to not want to listen to.

Through and through, Isgalder has created something with their debut EP that is wholly entertaining and difficult to put down. “To the Hall of the Stars” is heavy, yet melodic and atmospheric and all together captivating and mystifying. From the drop of the first note, you very easily get sucked in to this offering and very willingly stay throughout until the last song has played out. To the Hall of the Stars is a very solid debut outing for Isgalder as you are fronted with six tracks that are crafted very well to provide you with an ever entertaining and ever unforgettable listen.

To the Hall of the Stars will be released March 9, 2018 through Hellthrasher Productions.

Ifernach: Maqtewek Nakuset

February 24, 2018


Ringing through the halls of the wicked and damned cursing your ears with dissonant miasmas of blackened rituals comes Ifernach. Maqtewek Nakuset fleshes out six total tracks of atmospheric, ambient, haunting and ever darkening black metal for your sordid delight. Through these six tracks you are greeted with a raw and savage sound that is sewn together with not only black metal elements, but some elements of thrash as well to bring forth a truly chaotic yet well put together sound. As mentioned above, Ifernach also provide you with plenty of atmosphere to go along with their maddening blackened sound to really sew everything together nicely and point each track in a unique and at times mesmerizing direction.

Maqtewek Nakuset gives off a sound that is ancient and raw gifting you with a dissonant and fuzzed out sound that will surely burst straight through your speakers. From track to track, Ifernach present you with a tempestuous sound that is riddled with buzzing and ever cutting riffs that are supplemented by ever present gritty howling and hammering drums. Five of the six tracks are swirling chaos steeped in ever quickening darkness only to provide you with some sinister and uncompromising tunes.

With each track pumped full of haunting and skin crawling atmosphere you are not only greeted by chaotic black metal mashing, but you are also confronted with waves of mesmerizing yet demonic ambiance that is sure to stick with you long after you have stopped listening. As chaotic and savage as each track on Maqtewek Nakuset is, each track is just as atmospheric. From beginning to end, Maqtewek Nakuset oozes its blackened malevolent atmosphere encasing you in a dismal soul relinquishing fog. Through every twist and turn you are greeted by more dense and dark atmosphere ensuring that you are never to escape.

From beginning to end, Ifernach present you with some well woven together tracks that are delightfully dark and grim. Maqtewek Nakuset is a well performed release from front to back providing you with an overall very entertaining listen.


Wendigo: Hymnes D’Outre-Tombe

February 21, 2018


With the culmination of a remastered version of the debut demo as well as two bonus tracks comes Hymnes D’Outre-Tombe, a five track blackened assault. Wendigo’s overall sound seems to have been brewed in nothing but pure blackened essence and utter malevolence as they bring forth a gnarled and soul peeling sound. These Canadian blasphemers are vicious and venomous in their attack as they ladle their brand of blackened metal upon you in heaping sickening doses. From the very first track and from the very first note Wendigo you realize that you are in for an abyssal blackened treat that tears at your ear drums.

Through Hymnes D’Outre-Tombe, you are presented with five tracks that are bleedingly raw, uncompromising, dissonant and damning. Wendigo discharge their first spell of malignancy on to you with Degenerescence and from then on you become confronted with nothing but blasting black metal. From track one to track five, Wendigo gift you with ever skin blistering and blood draining tunes never relenting until you have been properly laid to rest.

Each of the five tracks on this release are dark, twisting masses of sonic poison that rattle their way in to your brain. Never once does Wendigo relent to give you any time at all to catch your breath and take a break from the all out punishing assault that they dish out from track to track. Once one track ends the next begins providing you with a hellish listen charged with the utmost disregard for life and the purest of malevolence.

With Hymnes D’Outre Tombe, Wendigo bring to you over twenty minutes of solid, well executed cyclonic black metal that you are surely not to forget. Even though Wendigo hasn’t been the most active of bands over the past decade, this offering show cases why they are a powerful blackened force to be reckoned with. There is nothing on this release but uncompromising black metal that is oh so devilishly crafted to infect your mind and poison your soul, and really what more could you ask for?


Ancst: Ghosts of the Timeless Void

February 21, 2018


With a surge from the very beginning of destructive blackened hardcore, Ancst never looks back as they press on bashing your brain and twisting your neck from track one to eleven. The convergence of black metal and hardcore throughout Ghosts of the Timeless Void creates an overall sound that is abrasive, sharp and incredibly unrelenting. With their politically charged lyrics that add even more fuel to the already intensely burning fire, Ancst provide you with an angry, ever ceaseless sound that has a great knack for burrowing itself deep inside of your skin so that you are sure to not forget.

Ghosts of the Timeless Void is an ever charging furious record that is spearheaded by hyper speed blast beats that are only to be complimented by venomous, sharp riffs. Supplementing the frenzied sound even further and fleshing themselves out through the wall of mayhem filled blackened noise are the vocal chord straining vocals that are ever present and appropriately intense. Each instrument-including the vocals-come together in dissonant harmony to create an overall sound that is undeniably heavy and unforgettable. Each track is tightly woven together providing you with a seamless and cohesive spine twisting and unholy face melting offering that you have no problems wanting to listen to again.

With great cyclonic energy, Ancst properly tears through your speakers to gift you with a terrorizing force of blackened hardcore malevolence. While this offering can be destructive it has its moments of melodic clarity as well. Ghosts of the Timeless Void is a varied record that gives you plenty of looks and plenty of different sounds throughout its run time. Never once does Ancst repeat what they have already played as each track is as unique as the ones that stormed through your gnarled ear drums before it.

With Ghosts of the Timeless Void, Ancst creates something that stands apart from the crowd. This eleven track offering is something to behold and something that you will surely spend hours listening to. This is a well put together record with eleven really solid and well done tracks that are all undeniably great to listen to.

Ghosts of the Timeless Void will be released March 2, 2018

Full Of Hell/Gatecreeper Tour Announcement!

February 20, 2018

Gatecreeper has announced a North American co-headlining tour with Full Of Hell! The dates are below!
5/24/2018 Modified Ghost Festival III – Vancouver, BC
w/ Full Of Hell:
5/28/2018 Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
5/29/2018 Hi-Hat – Los Angeles, CA
5/30/2018 Golden Bull – Oakland, CA
5/31/2018 Old Nick’s – Eugene, OR
6/01/2018 Northwest Terror Fest – Seattle, WA
6/02/2018 V.I.P. Boise Event Center – Boise, ID
6/03/2018 Diabolical Records – Salt Lake City, UT
6/04/2018 Streets Of London – Denver, CO
6/05/2018 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
6/06/2018 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL
6/07/2018 Sanctuary – Detroit, MI
6/08/2018 Velvet Underground – Toronto, ON
6/09/2018 Bar Le Ritz – Montreal, QC
6/10/2018 Sonia – Boston, MA
6/11/2018 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
6/12/2018 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
6/13/2018 Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA
6/14/2018 The End – Nashville, TN
6/15/2018 White Water – Little Rock, AR
6/16/2018 Ridglea-Ft.Worth, Tx
6/17/2018 Limelight – San Antonio, TX

ILSA: Corpse Fortress

February 20, 2018

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Flickering with black flames of madness, steeped in pure horror and terror and oozing malevolent sludge straight through your speakers in to your mind only to infect your sleepless nights with nightmares is ILSA with their newest offering Corpse Fortress. This hellish release marks ILSA’s fifth full length offering since their blackened inception in 2008.  Each of the nine tracks that appear on Corpse Fortress are a murky nightmare that are filled with plenty of filth and depravity that aim to degrade and drown your mind in nothing but sludge filled demonic malignancy.

From the opening track Hikikomori through to the closing track Drums of the Dark Gods, you become shrouded in death doom misery. Never once does ILSA let up in their murky assault as they roll right from one track to the next never giving you reprieve from their hellish offerings. Their buzzing murky style of death riddled doom metal rattles your spine and boils your blood through and through. Corpse Fortress is an oppressive force that is to be reckoned with as it drains the life from your eyes and buries you under droves of relentless venomous noise from the onset.

Corpse Fortress is an ugly, filthy and incredibly demoralizing sounding record that does its best to lay you to rest early on. ILSA keep Corpse Fortress as ugly and damning as they possibly can through nine tracks as they barrel forth with fuzzed out mammoth heavy riffs that are coupled with rabid almost banshee like screams and ever present hammering drums that really begin to take their toll after only a few minutes.

Corpse Fortress tests your sanity as it tries to break it down little by little with each passing second. Each track is a wicked offering that is steeped in madness and pure demonic essence that tests your mettle daring you to carry on listening through each mind bending track. With their cruel overall sound, ILSA beats and wears you down until you finally curl up in a hole. Corpse Fortress is an overall unforgiving and unrelenting record that assaults you from all sides from beginning to end leaving you looking like a defeated corpse.

You can’t deny that this is a disgustingly heavy release as ILSA pour their brand of molten sludge on thick from beginning to end creating an overall massive, oppressive and incredibly heavy sound. Corpse Fortress through and through is a good release that infects your mind and has you coming back to listen again and again to relive the sickening punishment that ILSA dishes out.

Corpse Fortress will be released March 2, 2018 through Relapse Records.

Links to follow:

ILSA Facebook

Relapse Records Bandcamp


Pestilent Reign: Pyres

February 18, 2018

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Appropriately and comically Pestilent Reign begin their new record with an Alex Jones clip that screams, “You people are cancer!…I’m not in a good mood now” before they really begin their blood letting. Pyres is eight tracks in total of dehumanizing and incredibly devastating technical death metal that drains the life from your eyes and tears the skin from your flesh. After the Alex Jones clip, Pestilent Reign jump straight in to their bone gnawing brand of death that is ceaseless and unrelenting. From front to back Pestilent Reign forces ever malevolent and malignant tune after tune upon you until you offer to bury yourself in a shallow damp grave.

Even as brutalizing and blood boiling as each track on this release is, each track is just as groove filled and technical which ultimately provides you with a melodic brain bashing torture. With plenty of ill intent, Pestilent Reign blasts through your speakers with an incredibly sharp and potent sound that threatens you within an inch of your life. Pyres is an unforgiving and incredibly brutal onslaught that does not give up on severing your head from your neck until the eighth and final song has had its say. Through and through, Pryes is a face smashing record that pours the deadly torment upon you early on and relentlessly until you are left looking like nothing other than a bloody pulp.

Pyres is menacing and monstrous and through eight tracks you are treated to a very thorough and brain bleeding beating. Other than the quick intro at the very beginning of this offering you are certainly not granted any solace or reprieve from the utter face shredding madness that Pestilent Reign offers up. From track to track you are greeted with technical flesh flaying riffing that is paired up with chest cracking drumming. Through the ever present onslaught come the bleeding guttural vocals that are enough to tear the throats of the fortunate listeners. All together, Pyres is a madhouse of death and despair that seems to seek out more cold cadavers for its seemingly ever growing fetid pile of offal.

This release is undeniably savage as it hammers you from all angles with nothing but true and pure death. Pyres is a technical, groove filled offering that is just as entertaining to listen to as it is terrorizing. For their debut full length, Pestilent Reign hit the nail right on the head as they gift you with nothing but great tune after tune making this to be one hell of an album.

Pyres will be released March 16, 2018 through Rising Nemesis Records and Rebirth The Metal Productions.

Links to follow: 

Rising Nemesis Bandcamp

Rebirth The Metal Bandcamp

Pestilent Reign Facebook



The Faceless Hunter: The Shadows of The End

February 17, 2018

When listening to progressive metal you expect to be provided with vast soundscapes and wondrous atmospheres that capture your mind to have it wander through said soundscapes and within The Shadows of The End that is what you get and then some. The Faceless Hunter combine dark metal, death metal and progressive metal elements to create a melodic, atmospheric and heavy sound that is hard to forget. The Faceless Hunter kick their new record off with a track titled The Final Journey which opens with what seems to be a news report until it fades in to a serene sound that is provided by pianos and acoustic picking. From here on out through The Final Journey, The Faceless Hunter gifts you with heavy melodic riffing that is only to be coupled by atmospheric grandiose keyboards.

The Final Journey is a solid opening track as it sets the overall tone as well as what you can come to expect from the rest of the record. The seven tracks that come after The Final Journey follow in its footsteps as they provide you with a similar formula of tight, melodic riffing that is paired with solid drumming and ever enchanting keyboards that entertain and take your mind on a wild journey through the soundscapes that they provide. Each track on this release has their moments of onslaught as well as their moments of atmospheric enchantment providing you with a diverse, ever expanding listen that grabs your attention from the get go. The Faceless Hunter does a great job of balancing their death metal tendencies with their more progressive tendencies never permitting one genre over the other gifting you with an overall cohesive sound.

As this is The Faceless Hunter’s debut full length since forming in 2009, this is a very solid offering. Each track is just as memorable and mesmerizing as the others and even though this release is lengthy and each track sport relatively lengthy run times, The Shadows of The End never overstays its welcome. Each track keeps your attention and keeps you listening through and through. There isn’t a song on this offering that is lacking in any way as each one is solid and well strung together creating an overall great sounding album that is sure to get plenty of spins.

Overall, The Shadows of The End is a very solid debut outing from these Russian maniacs. This is a well put together and well executed offering that offers up plenty of diversity and plenty of twists and turns through each minute.

You can find this release on The Faceless Hunter’s Bandcamp

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