Cadaver Garden

"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

Grim Fate: Emerging From The Crypt

February 16, 2018
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Grisly death steeped in reaping malevolent doom come bursting through your speakers like fetid entrails. For four dominant tracks you are presented with something foul and flesh rotting as Grim Fate truly emerges from their crypt. After forming in 2017, Grim Fate put out a demo that same year titled Decomposition, and now they are on the verge of unleashing their debut EP Emerging From The Crypt. As mentioned, these cadaver hoarders present four brand new tracks within their new EP that are bone cleaving and flesh peeling. Each track is potent and treats you as nothing more than just another body to be thrown in to the fire.

Emerging From The Crypt is a dark and ever malevolent release that ultimately aims to put you in to an early grave. Grim Fate open with Decomposition that brings you in to their bleak world of death with bells that toll signaling your final day. Once the bells stop ringing through your ears, Grim Fate pours on a doom filled dirge that slowly drags on and slowly but surely begins gutting you, preparing you for the rest of the venomous onslaught. Decomposition ultimately picks the pace up around the three minute mark providing you with nothing but scalding marrow draining death. The remaining three tracks follow much of the same formula as Grim Fate guts and quarters you with a combination of pure blood thirsty death metal and wraith like doom to gift you with an unsettling and blood letting sound.

This EP is foul, raw and flesh peeling all the way through. Never once does Grim Fate lay off on their all out brutalizing assault as one track bleeds in to the next never giving you enough time to prepare for the next wave of putrid death. From track to track, Grim Fate bury you underneath droves of dehumanizing death and at the end of it all you become just another corpse added to the growing pile. Emerging From The Crypt with only four tracks to its title is a monster. Once you press play you feel as though death is looming and that is in part due to the deadly life swallowing atmosphere that Grim Fate provides. The overall sound of this EP is that of a reaper culling the weak only to drag them below to a cold, ever darkening abyss.

Emerging From The Crypt is a great EP. The sound is rough, raw and unfiltered through each track and through each of the four tracks you come face to face with really solid doom riddled death metal. This is Grim Fate’s debut and with only four tracks they put forth a great rotted release that is surely able to please the ears of death heads. It will be fun to see where Grim Fate takes it from here as far as releases go, but for now we have this flesh rotting EP to bruise our brains to.

Emerging From The Crypt will be released March 26, 2018 through Chaos Records

Ondt Blod: Natur

February 14, 2018
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Comfortably dwelling between hardcore, catchy punk and straight up punishing heavy metal is hardcore hybrid Ondt Blod. Natur is the title of this sophomore effort and what you are to find inside are ten brand new tracks that are incredibly infectious and memorable. Throughout the ten songs off of this new offering, you find it to be very easy to nod your head along with these hardcore merchants and even sing along. Natur provides you with a mashing of several genres and the way in which Ondt Blod incorporates them all is done very well. Through this release you will come to find that Ondt Blod prefers to stick with their lighter more catchy punk/hardcore sound than anything else only to bring out the harsher more heavy hitting heavy metal elements when needed.

Each track is well crafted and each element that Ondt Blod deploys throughout Natur is sewn together well to create an overall cohesive, diverse and tightly knit sound. You will find yourself nodding to each track before you know it as Ondt Blod has a great ability to grab a hold of you with their catchy writing and suck you in to their music completely. Natur is an easy record to get in to and sink in to and before you know it you are nearing the end of your listen only to turn back to hear more.

It is hard to deny that each and every track on this release is memorable as each of them are unique in their own way and get stuck in your head before you really realize it. The amalgamation of numerous genres works well creating an overall clean, sharp and crisp sound that bounces easily from your speakers in to your ears. Natur has a very pleasing sound to it that is easy to sit and listen to without it being a burden or over staying its welcome.

This release is catchy and memorable when needed and heavy in other parts when needed and that formula flows throughout each of the ten present tracks gifting you with an overall enjoyable, diverse and varied listen. Not one track sounds alike as Ondt Blod does a great job of switching their sound up from track to track. Overall, Natur is a good record, as well as one that is surely to hit the mark with fans of numerous genres.

Natur will be released March 9, 2018 through Fysisk Format

The Dahmers: Creepiest Creep

February 12, 2018
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With an addicting combination of punk, horror, pop influences, rock ‘n’ roll among some others, The Dahmers create a sound that is hard to not want to listen to or stop listening to. Through Creepiest Creep, The Dahmers offer four brand new tracks that are incredibly memorable and as mentioned before, addicting. This fast four track offering goes by in the blink of an eye, but even through just one listen you will have each track mulling around in your brain for quite some time leading you to say, “just one more spin” that will eventually turn in to many. From the very first track on you are greeted with a fast paced amalgamation of genres that get your head nodding immediately.

The Dahmers do a great job of sucking you in to their vibrant world of wonders and horrors never to let you escape until you have burnt through the disc plenty of times. From the very first note you become trapped in their own world of darkness and horror from which you don’t really feel too inclined to escape from. With as dark and devilish as each track is, they are just as catchy and memorable as they leave a big imprint on your mind once you are done listening.

Each of the four tracks that appear on this offering are very well done and very well performed gifting you with an incredibly entertaining listen overall. There isn’t a track on this release that gets old or overstays its welcome as each of the four is unique in its own way. Creepiest Creep pulls you in taking you on a wild horror filled sonic punk adventure that captivates you grabbing your attention never to let it waver or wander. Creepiest Creep is one of those releases that you want to sit and listen to over and over again, and never does it get monotonous or boring as it remains just as entertaining through many listens as it did through the first.

Overall, Creepiest Creep is a very solid offering from these horror punk masters. This short but sweet offering entertains, makes your head nod and gets each track trapped in your mind for days to come.

Creepiest Creep will be released through Lövely Records April 27, 2018

Links to follow: 

The Dahmers Facebook

Lovely Records Official Website

Gnaw Their Tongues: Genocidal Majesty

February 11, 2018
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Eternally descending in to mind eating madness, ever contorting and forever blurring lines between sanity and insanity is Gnaw Their Tongues’ newest oppressive force Genocidal Majesty. This nine track offering is the stuff of eternal nightmares in musical form. As brutal and degrading as this release is, it is just as compelling, gripping and memorable in its own right. This experimental project that not so crudely sews black metal and perhaps some elements of sludge and doom in to the mix-among many other elements-to create and all together cohesive and wonderfully terrifying sound. Genocidal Majesty grips you right from the beginning, and through out the release you find it hard to pull away from your speakers. This is the type of record that grabs your attention immediately and violently only to pull you in to the dark depths of dementia and hysteria along with it.

The amalgamation of numerous musical influences would very well seem to create nothing but a muddled mess, but you will find within this record that that is not the case. Each element plays its own part in this mind warping musical venture to create a sound that is all together cohesive and brain numbing. From the first track on you become pelted with violent and incredibly filthy noise that rings through your ears only to infect your mind driving you deeper and deeper in to a state of quickening madness. Genocidal Majesty is an ever shifting, ever darkening record that very quickly thrusts you in to the throes of insanity with a massively oppressive force, never to let you escape the utter mania until that final gnarled note crosses through your speakers.

There have not been too many records-that I am aware of at least-that make you feel as though you are actually losing your mind. With the ever present life draining noise that is coupled with the constant howling, haunting and demonic vocals that appear and disappear like apparitions, you feel as though your mind is breaking. In every track it is the vocals that make it seem as though there are voices inside of your head calling out to you only to continue rattling around in your mind constantly reminding you that you are going insane. The way in which Gnaw Their Tongues grasps you by the throat never to let you go and then drive you mad within its run time is something spectacular.

Genocidal Majesty is wonderfully grim and twisted, and from the very first note on you become hooked. This sonic wall of mind deteriorating madness is something to behold and definitely not something to pass up. Genocidal Majesty is something unique, potent, damning and incredibly intoxicating. This is certainly one hell of an album that is hard to forget and hard to stop listening to.

Genocidal Majesty was released February 9, 2018  through Consouling Sounds.

Watch the official video for the title track Genocidal Majesty below!

Links to follow: 

Gnaw Their Tongues Facebook

Gnaw Their Tongues Bandcamp

Azziard: Vésanie

February 10, 2018
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Rearing their ugly head only to bear down upon you to unleash blackened venomous fury are French blasphemers Azziard. Vesanie, originally released in 2014 contains eight killer tracks that are riddled with chaos and blasphemy. Through this offering you come face to face with blood boiling blackened death metal that rips and tears through you nearly from the get go. Each of the eight tracks that are present on this release are unrelenting and ceaseless in their all out assault. There are very few moments within Vesanie that grant you any moment of reprieve as Azziard blasts away, sanding down your skull to near dust over the passing minutes.

Vesanie screams out of your speakers as soon as you press play catching you off guard, snapping your head and neck back as soon as the first note reaches your ears. Azziard reign down a savage assault through all eight tracks never to relent and never to let you escape their cold calculated grasp. Each track is incredibly potent and incredibly ferocious creating a tempest of malice and blackened malevolence. Vesanie is a destructive and excitingly explosive record that torches earth and threatens the life of the listener with its volatile and sharp overall sound.

Once you begin listening, pure hell fire soaked malice pours through your speakers cloaking you in misery and death. Through and through, Azziard rolls out eight songs that are steeped in degrading death and pestilence that pull you further and further in to a never ending darkness. Each potent track hits you quickly and relentlessly as they tear at your gnarled ear drums. Vesanie rips and gnashes at you only to back off once the entire sonic assault has come to a violent end. You aren’t gifted with any breaks here as Azziard rolls on from track to track with murderous and blood lusting intent.

Vesanie is an incredibly rabid and malicious record that is filled with tightly knit blackened death metal for your morbid enjoyment. Overall, Vesanie is a very entertaining release that works its way underneath your skin making you want to listen to this hellish release over again.

Dark Archive: Cultivate Our Blood in Aeon

February 9, 2018
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Rising up from Lucifer’s den and clawing their way out of the abyss below to provide you with nothing but blackened misery is Dark Archive. These blasphemers have been around since 2016, and since their blackened inception have released an EP in 2016 titled Abandon All Hope, only to follow that up with two more releases titled Closure of Empyrean Delirium and Godfear Eradication respectively. Cultivate Our Blood in Aeon is the culmination of both Closure of Empyrean Delirium and Godfear Eradication ultimately providing you with five total tracks of black metal destruction and malevolence. For five straight tracks you become acquainted with a blistering, hellish and hell fire soaked sound that rips and tears at your flesh until you are nothing more than bone.

Dark Archive lure you in to their brand of tempestuous black metal with a brief intro that ultimately leads you in to pure destruction and carnage. Cultivate Our Blood in Aeon is a savage and unrelenting release that charges at you horns first trying only to impale, maim and expunge you from this earth. From the very get go, Dark Archive is unapologetic in their approach as they riddle each track with tightly knit, razor sharp riffs that are supplemented by blasting drumming that picks away at your sanity for the entirety of the release. You never really have a moment to catch your breath or prepare yourself for the coming aural assault as Dark Archive swiftly move from track to track ladling visceral punishment upon you.

Cultivate Our Blood in Aeon is a turbulent release that never really gives you a moment of reprieve. Even in tracks such as Closure of Empyrean Delirium where they fade the track out with a more serene sound and with Godfear Eradication where they lull you in to a sense of safety; those moments never last all too long before Dark Archive rain scalding, ferocious and venomous black metal down from the sky draining you of your life. Each track is a monster all its own, gifting you with nothing but malevolent and satanic tunes for you to relinquish your soul to.

This release from Dark Archive is well strung together and well performed creating an overall sound that is clean and incredibly flesh peeling. Cultivate Our Blood in Aeon is a destructive force, one that is unrelenting and unforgiving. Ultimately, this is a great listen as it provides you with plenty of gnarled tunes to crank your neck to all while making you want more and more blasphemous tracks leading to you pressing play over again.

Cultivate Our Blood in Aeon was released through Inverse Records January 31, 2018.

Links to follow:

Dark Archive Facebook

Dark Archive Bandcamp

Check out the official videos for Cultivate Our Blood in Aeon and Varpunen Jouluaamuna below!

 

Tour Announcement! Dying Fetus, Thy Art Is Murder, Enterprise Earth, Rivers of Nihil, Sanction

February 7, 2018
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Big North American tour announcement with Dying Fetus, Thy Art Is Murder, Enterprise Earth, Rivers of Nihil and Sanction! Rivers of Nihil will be touring to support their upcoming release in March titled Where Owls Know My Name. The tour dates can be seen above and will be shown below!

RIVERS OF NIHIL w/ Dying Fetus, Thy Art Is Murder, Enterprise Earth, Sanction:
3/15/2018 The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
3/16/2018 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
3/17/2018 Agora – Cleveland, OH
3/18/2018 Opera House – Toronto, ON
3/20/2018 Crofoot – Pontiac, MI
3/21/2018 The Forge – Joliet, IL
3/22/2018 Skyway – Minneapolis, MN
3/23/2018 Aftershock – Merriam, KS
3/24/2018 Summit – Denver, CO
3/27/2018 Bossanov – Portland, OR
3/28/2018 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
3/30/2018 The Ritz – San Jose, CA
3/31/2018 Glasshouse – Pomona, CA
4/01/2018 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
4/03/2018 The Vanguard – Tulsa, OK
4/04/2018 The Riff – Springfield, MO
4/06/2018 International – Knoxville, TN
4/07/2018 The Ground – Miami, FL
4/08/2018 Orpheum – Tampa, FL
4/09/2018 Zydeco – Birmingham, AL
4/10/2018 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
4/11/2018 1904 – Jacksonville, FL
4/13/2018 Come And Take It Live – Houston, TX
4/14/2018 Texas Independence Fest – Austin, TX
4/15/2018 Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX
4/17/2018 Ready Room – St. Louis, MO
4/18/2018 Skully’s Music Diner – Columbus, OH
4/19/2018 One Centre Square – Allentown, PA
4/20/2018 New England Metal & Hardcore Fest – Worcester, MA
4/21/2018 House Of Independence – Asbury Park, NJ
4/22/2018 Revolution – Amityville, NY

Sotz’: Tzak’ Sotz’

February 6, 2018
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Hailing from Portugal and reigning destruction and death upon you is Sotz’. These death merchants have been around for a decade, lurking in the shadows, peering around corners deciding when it would be best to unleash death upon you. Last year saw that time come as Sotz’ unleashed Tzak’ Sotz‘ near the end of last year. This offering is the first from Sotz’ and within this EP you are to find five face melting and whiplash inducing tracks that get your noggin banging before you know it. In all of their melodic and technical glory, Sotz’ present to you nothing but pure death metal. From the onset Sotz‘ buries you underneath an avalanche of tightly knit riffs and chest caving drumming only to be supplemented by rumbling bass lines and hellish banshee screams.

Through Tzak’ Sotz’, you are gifted with six well constructed tracks that are as melodic and memorable as they are shredding and life disregarding. Each track is just as punishing and as in your face as the others as Sotz’ does not relent until the entire EP has concluded. Sotz’ barrels through your speakers one track right after the next never really giving you enough time to prepare for the deadly metallic onslaught. These Portuguese monsters don’t mess around either as they push their boot upon your throat from the very first note on providing you with an unrelenting listen.

Each track flows well in to the next for the most part creating a cohesive and overall whole sound. Instead of having each track act as separate rumbling death machines, the entire EP acts as one whole rumbling skull piercing death machine. Tzak’ Sotz’ is a deadly and vicious release that hits you square in the jaw and repeatedly hits you until you are no longer standing. This venomous offering is biting, hellish, and cranium splitting as Sotz’ dishes out nothing but nasty death.

With five tracks that are heavy and ultimately memorable, Sotz’ hit the mark with their first release. This is a great EP as it provides you with plenty of deadly content through only five tracks, and each of the five tracks here are as good as the others. Overall, Tzak’ Sotz‘ is a solid release, one that will surely please the chewed up ears of death metal lovers.

Tzak’ Sotz’ was released through Raising Legends and can be found here

Links to follow:

Sotz’ Facebook

Goatkraft: Angel Slaughter

February 5, 2018
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Emerging from the murky light defeating depths of hell is Goatkraft and dragging up from the bowels of hell with them is their newest appropriately named offering Angel Slaughter. This writhing bestial slaughtering offers up six brand new tracks of nothing but blistering, soul sucking blackened metal for your misery. Right after a brief intro, Goatkraft jumps straight in to their brand of hellish blackened molten metal without so much as a warning. Once Goatkraft really kicks in to gear after the intro, your head snaps back and your teeth get pushed down your throat before you know it. Angel Slaughter is a malicious and malevolent release that has a complete disregard for life and does its best to extinguish yours before the final gnarled note sounds through your speakers.

Throughout this release, Goatkraft rolls on delivering punishing, visceral, gnarled and incredibly blasphemous tunes one right after another. Each track is menacing and filled with enough venom to put you to rest permanently. Save for the intro, the five tracks that follow it writhe like a witch that is being burned at the stake. These incredibly volatile and offensive tracks assault you from all sides never ceasing as they barbarically bludgeon and bloody you until you are no more than pulp. As a whole, Angel Slaughter is a sonic assault of tremendous proportions. With only nineteen minutes to its name, this offering is a hell razing and earth scorching effort that leaves no life intact.

Through Angel Slaughter, Goatkraft provides you with a cacophony of sickness and utter heresy. This is an abrasive, unrelenting and unapologetic release that aims for your throat from the very first few seconds on. Even as vicious and grave desecrating as this piece is and as much as it grinds down on your skull, you feel the need to hit play again and again. This blackened blitzkrieg is just that, an all out aural assault that hits you hard and hits you often leaving your head split and spinning. Once you press play there is no escape from the bloodied tempest that is Angel Slaughter as you become trapped in their cyclone of pure terror.

Angel Slaughter is an ever twisting and ever malicious record that savagely beats comes after your life once your finger lifts off of the play button. This is a solid release all around providing you with nothing but blasphemous tunes to twist your neck to. The six tracks on this release are all just as good as the others making it to be a well done and entertaining listen that you keep coming back to.

Angel Slaughter will be released March 9, 2018 through Iron Bonehead.

Take a listen to the title track below!

Links to follow:

Goatkraft Official Website

Iron Bonehead Bandcamp

Gridfailure: Irritum

February 3, 2018
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Gridfailure is a project that makes you feel as uncomfortable and as unnerved as any other, if not more than any other project. With discordant sounds, mind impaling noise, nightmarish atmosphere among many other descriptors, Gridfailure creates an overall sound that makes your flesh crawl and your mind delve in to the deepest recesses. Irritum is the title of Gridfailure’s newest offering, and within this slab of insanity comes thirteen brand new tracks of pure dementia and paranoia. Each track is maniacal, twisted and steeped in pure mind bending darkness and hysteria. Listening to Irritum front to back is like stepping in to the mind of the insane and witnessing first hand all of the discordant, schizophrenic thoughts that bounce around.

With all of the unique sounds that are used throughout Irritum, one would have to imagine that the overall sound would just be a mess, but that is far from the truth. Even with as many elements as Gridfailure pumps in to each track they all work together in sickening cohesion to bring to you something that is unique and all together unsettling. Each track is masterfully crafted to gift you with visions of a never ending void that are filled with every nightmare that you have dreamed up only for them to stare right back at you.

Once you press play, each track surges with intensity and purpose, and that purpose is to drive you toward the edge. These off kilter dirges of darkness and despair mesmerize and put you in a trance like state from which you cannot break out of. Even as dark and insane as each track truly is you cannot break away from your speakers even for a minute. Each minute of this fifty plus minute monolith of nightmare is filled with nothing but skin crawling and mind bending noise that ushers you through corridor after corridor of paranoia.

Irritum is a gripping, unwelcoming release that slowly invites you in to its domain of breathing obscurity. With each passing second you cannot help but to fall in to an even deeper trance never breaking out of it until the final dissonant note has sounded. Irritum is pure lunacy and that is what makes it so appealing and so enthralling. This unique mashing of noise works so well making for a unique and overall great listening experience. Once you begin listening, you feel uncomfortable and paranoia begins setting in as you are fading in and out of obscurity, and those feelings and thoughts that creep in to your head make this effort fascinating as well as devastating.

Even with a lengthier run time, Irritum never overstays its welcome and before you know it the entire release is over. This is a record that sucks you in, grabbing you by the throat never to release you until you have finished listening. Overall, this is a sinister, nightmarish release that is hard to stop listening to.

Irritum will be released February 23, 2018

Links to follow:

Gridfailure Facebook

Gridfailure Bandcamp

 

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