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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

Desekryptor/Draghkar: Split Tape EP

March 23, 2018
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Death, nothing but the pungent and vile stench of death can be found within this Desekryptor and Draghkar split. Upon pressing play the foul odor of stagnant blood and decaying entrails fill your nostrils, giving you a little bit of an insight as to what you are about to witness. This split features two tracks that are malignant, vile and blood letting as they both charge at you with murderous intent. Though this split is very short, it certainly does more than pack a punch as it aims for your jugular from the onset never to stop hacking and slashing at your throat until you are completely drained of your crimson blood and marrow.

Each of these tracks are raw and unrelenting gifting you with an intense and savage listen, one that doesn’t let you escape alive. The first offering comes from Desekryptor titled The Ceremony of Cleaning Corpses. This near four minute track rains a heaping dose of blood curdling and terrorizing death down upon you leaving you covered in rot. The Ceremony of Cleaning Corpses is a neck snapping ode to death itself that leaves you lying as nothing but a cloud of blood by the end. From the very beginning, this gnarled and filthy track rears its undead head to offer you up some incredibly twisted and mutilating metal of death. With disease tainted riffs, monstrous roars from an abandoned crypt and ever assaulting drumming, The Ceremony of Cleaning Corpsesis a very deadly, heavy and murderous offering.

Following The Ceremony of Cleaning Corpses is Draghkar’s new track Stealing The Keys To Nothingness. Much like the rotten track before it, Stealing The Keys to Nothingness is just as a gruesome and gangrenous track. Offering up four minutes itself, Stealing The Keys to Nothingness is a grave desecrating and flesh gnashing track that starts off with a slower tempo for a short while before picking the pace up to an all out aural assault. Draghkar rumbles through minute after minute providing you with a savage, rotting and entrails spilling sound. This four minute blood drenched offering leaves you lifeless buried under cold soil.

This split between these two death metal stalwarts is a monstrous and impressive effort. The quality of death here between these two tracks is astounding as you get nothing but pure, fetid death.

This split tape will be released April 20, 2018 through Blood Harvest Records.

Links to follow:

Desekryptor Facebook

Draghkar Facebook

Blood Harvest Bandcamp

You can find this release here on Bandcamp

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Cist: The Frozen Casket

March 22, 2018
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Decayed, rotting and forever imprinting the stagnant and horrifying stench of death in your brain is Cist and their new EP The Frozen Casket. Released earlier this year, The Frozen Casket offered up five tracks of blood letting and entrails dragging death metal that ripped in to your flesh unapologetically so, and now months later Cist is set to re-release their EP with three new tracks that are equally flesh consuming and blood draining. Through this offering you are surely to come face to face with nothing but brain masticating and skin bubbling offerings that leave you to rot somewhere in an unmarked grave.

Cist immediately greet you with their gut tearing opener Antisceptic, which hits you with a barrage of fetid riffs and gruesome blood curdling vocals that roar through a long forgotten and rotten crypt. Through the rest of The Frozen Casket you can come to expect much of the same barbaric and marrow draining sound. Never does Cist relent and never do they stop hacking at your lifeless corpse as they barrel through track after track of nothing but sordid, twisted and perverse death that they seem to revel in. Each track is just as sickening and malignant as the rest, gifting you with track after track of filthy and blood drenched death.

Never can you escape from the madhouse that is The Frozen Casket as Cist suffocates you under their ever relentless and ruthless onslaught. This is an unforgiving and unrelenting release that shovels horrifying death upon you in heaps leaving you covered in gore and sores. The Frozen Casket is a furious release fueled by a crave for blood and a skin crawling desire to hack up anyone that dares stand in its way. Cist have truly created something vile here in the best way possible. Each track is filthy, raw and incredibly punishing making The Frozen Casket out to be one hellish and incredibly gruesome yet entirely entertaining listen.

Through and through The Frozen Casket is pure uncompromising and impressive death. Each malignant offering burrows its way in to your brain never to leave as they manifest themselves there never to be forgotten. These tracks are addicting, malicious and oh so wonderfully heavy. The Frozen Casket is a very solid release, one that is gnarled, bloodied, well executed and down right twisted, making it one hell of an offering. This is some great death metal, and with The Frozen Casket, Cist have certainly more than made their mark on the world of death metal.

The extended version of The Frozen Casket will be released through Redefining Darkness Records and Reaper Metal Productions April 27, 2018.

Kaos Reign: Epiphany

March 20, 2018
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Manipulating the likes of thrash, death metal and elements of doom to create an overall in your face all out assault is Kaos Reign. With their new offering Epiphany, Kaos Reign offers up twelve brand new tracks that are incredibly diverse and pumped full of fist pumping rage for you to twist your noggin off to. Kaos Reign sews all elements that they employ together seamlessly greeting you with an overall cohesive and ultimately heavy and mind bending listen. Through its twelve tracks, Epiphany provides you with so much content and so much to listen and head bang to that with each listen you come up with something new that you may not have heard before.

Each of the twelve tracks on this release are intricately woven together providing you with a head spinning listen. These tracks are technical and incredibly well performed gifting you with one hell of a great brain bashing listen that you aren’t soon to forget. From the very beginning, Kaos Reign assaults you with savage face shredding riff after face shredding riff that are only to be backed by ever intricate bass lines and ever acrobatic and blasting drums that leave you chest caved and your neck twisted. Complete with yelled gritty vocals that storm through the metallic tempest, Kaos Reign supplies you with twelve very solid tracks that get your head banging and your fist pumping from the onset.

From the very beginning of Epiphany, Kaos Reign charges in never relenting or ceasing their ever bombarding metallic assault as they rumble on from track to track burying you under the massive amount of groove filled riffs that they supply. This record is an ever twisting and ever shape shifting sonic adventure that brings you through darkened doom laden passages, chaotic thrashing madhouses all the way to gritty blood thirsty death metal offerings and everything in between. Kaos Reign does a great job of keeping you guessing as to what you are about to come face to face with next making Epiphany out to be an adventurous and incredibly exciting record to listen to and absorb.

Epiphany is a very solid record that is incredibly diverse as it supplies you with numerous genres and twists and turns all throughout. This is a well put together record that is very well performed through and through supplying you with an overall addicting and heavy listen. With great musicianship, vocals and production, Kaos Reign knock this  record out of the park.

Epiphany will be released April 2, 2018

Links to follow:

Kaos Reign Facebook

Kaos Reign Bandcamp

 

Grave Upheaval: Untitled

March 19, 2018
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Slithering out of the faceless abyss, where no light dwells and only darkness reigns supreme, Grave Upheaval bring forth an eight track offering of pure unsettling and dread instilling noise. This untitled slab of bleak misery is just that as Grave Upheaval unleash slow burning rituals that are interspersed with pure death savagery to bring to you an unrelenting and reaping effort. Each offering leaves you feeling lifeless and hopeless as Grave Upheaval does a great job of instilling the fear of death and dread in you early on. This untitled release creates a spectral, chthonic and incredibly oppressive atmosphere from which you become buried under.

This untitled release is an expansive one as it spans over fifty minutes of pure misery and dread. Grave Upheaval utilize every minute to their advantage as they weave an atmosphere that is deadly and down right sickening. There is no where to escape as you begin your dark descent in to hysteria and dementia as Grave Upheaval closes the walls in around you shrouding you in pure light eating darkness. The descent in to hysteria begins with the opening track as it slowly drags you down in to the formless and faceless abyss from which you cannot crawl out of. Each of the eight dirges of soul shredding noise that Grave Upheaval presents you with are cloaked in misery and malevolence, and for eight straight tracks you are tormented by some of the most well done death doom.

Through each of their offerings, Grave Upheaval sew together slow burning, bone crumbling onslaughts of perilous doom with punctuations from flesh picking death metal for good measure. Never do you see what is coming next as Grave Upheaval contort and twist their sound through and through to bring to you an ever shape shifting and mind bending listen. This offering keeps you on the edge of sanity and insanity as it shovels droves of hallucinatory and mind shattering metal upon you. This is an unsettling and blood curdling release, one that shrouds you in death, disease and misery, never relenting until the final note has rang out signaling your death.

Each of the eight tracks hang in the air like specters calling you forth to their void of bitter undulating darkness. These long, slow passages lead you down corridors where only shadows dwell and where no soul can escape. Through fifty plus minutes you are greeted with furious and spectral tracks that drive you further and further in to the realm of madness. For eight soul harvesting tracks Grave Upheaval presents you with incredibly well done death doom that is not to be looked over or passed on. This untitled record is something to behold in all of its miserable majesty as Grave Upheaval have upped the ante and presented something that will be remembered for some time to come. This is an outstanding record to say the least and will surely be one of the best records released this year.

This record will be released April 15, 2018 through Nuclear War Now! Productions.

Take a listen to the third track off of this upcoming release below!

 

Quantum Hierarchy: Neutron Breed

March 18, 2018
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Brooding in the ever expansive void of space waiting for their time to descend up on the masses is Quantum Hierarchy. With their debut EP Neutron Breed, Quantum Hierarchy offer up three full tracks-plus an intro-filled to the bursting point with technical, dark and twisting death metal majesty. Through this release you are to come face to face with ever darkening and ever life threatening blasting songs that aim for your throat from the onset. After the intro Frequency Disturbance Through Spheres Quantum Hierarchy hit you with the title track; a blasting and ever unforgiving offering that sets you up for the rest of the EP. What follows are two more skinning and flesh melting death laden tracks that pick your bones clean.

From Neutron Breed on you are treated to technical, atmospheric and darkened tracks that are devoid of all light. This blistering offering is a pure onslaught from beginning to end, and even as short as it is you feel broken and battered afterward. Each of the three tracks that appear after the intro explode with incredible intensity and blood lust creating a chaotic and head spinning sound that leaves you lifeless. For as short as it is, Neutron Breed packs a massive punch as it rips in to you one track right after another suffocating and crushing you in the ever expanding vacuum of death that they have created.

Never does Quantum Hierarchy relent from their all out savage assault as they swiftly shift from one deadly flesh ripping track to the next. Neutron Breed steadily barrels forth with gut ripping riffs and ever blasting bone picking drumming that is only to be accompanied by blood curdling vocals that howl out through the wall of sonic death. Quantum Hierarchy is relentless in their approach providing you with massively oppressive tracks one right after another treating you to an overall deadly and life expunging listen.

From the very beginning, Neutron Breed explodes with malevolent intent subjecting you to a well rounded brain bashing. Through three full tracks, Quantum Hierarchy provide you with nothing but technical and top notch death metal for you to twist your head off to. This is a solid EP and a solid debut outing for these cosmic death fiends as they present you with a very solid, technical and ultimately incredibly heavy and punishing release to absorb.

Neutron Breed will be released through Everlasting Spew March 30. 2018

Links to follow:

Quantum Hierarchy Facebook

Take a listen to the track premiere for Mausoleum of Eternal Absence from the upcoming release Neutron Breed below!

 

 

Primitive Man Kicks Off Tour With Spectral Voice

March 16, 2018
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Tour Dates can be seen below!

PRIMITIVE MAN w/ Spectral Voice:
3/17/2018 The Sydney – Omaha, NE
3/19/18 7th St. Entry – Minneapolis, MN
3/20/2018 Subterranean – Chicago, IL
3/21/2018 Macs Bar –  Lansing, MI
3/22/2018 Cattivo – Pittsburgh, PA
3/23/2018 Spark Art Space – Syracuse, NY
3/24/2018 Lees Palace – Toronto, ON
3/25/2018 Mavericks – Ottawa, ON
3/26/2018 L’Anti – Quebec City, QC
3/27/2018 Bar LeRitz – Montreal, QC
3/28/2018 Middle East – Boston, MA
3/29/2018 Geno’s Rock Club – Portland, ME
3/30/2018 Meatlocker – Montclair, NJ
3/31/2018 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
4/01/2018 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA  **
4/02/2018 Atlas Brew – Washington D.C.
4/03/2018 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
4/04/2018 Basement – Atlanta, GA
4/05/2018 The End – Nashville, TN
4/06/2018 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
4/07/2018 Rock Island Brewing Co. – Rock Island, IL
4/08/2018 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
4/09/2018 Syntax Physics Opera –  Denver, CO

The Noble: Abolitionism

March 16, 2018
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Hailing from the great city of Boston is hardcore act The Noble. Abolitionism is the title of their upcoming EP in which you will find five purely aggressive and in your face tracks that you have no choice but to listen to. The Noble puts a bit of a spin on the hardcore sound by offering up positive tunes for you to head bang and bash your brain against your skull to. Each track offers up positive messages about equality, standing up for what is right and respect among others. With their aggressive sound, The Noble fleshes out messages of positivity and hope which is a nice and fresh take on an ultimately destructive and bone shattering sound.

As positive as the messages are throughout Abolitionism, The Noble certainly still takes a no holds barred approach to their sound as they blast off right away with Somethin Ta Say. This track is a trudging and heavy handed offering that grips you by the jaw right off the bat only to shovel copious amounts of hammering drums, manic screamed vocals and massively bone rattling riffs upon you. From this opener onward the intensity doesn’t let up what so ever as The Noble takes you on a savage sonic ride that very quickly sears each track in to your head.

Once one track fades out the next quickly appears confronting you with a massively heavy and in your face sound that is hard to forget. The Noble doesn’t give you rest in between tracks either as they stomp straight in to the next providing you with even more heavy handed and jaw gripping hardcore for you to bang your head to. Each of the six tracks on this release are pumped full of fist pumping energy that gets you involved right from the start as you shout along with each lyric. Abolitionism is a memorable and well put together record that hits the nail right on the head.

With Abolitionism, The Noble have put together a positive yet undeniably heavy and bone rattling sound that is easy to get in to and easy to want to continue listening to. Through this EP you are treated to six really solid tracks that never get old even after listening plenty of times and when you are done they stick to you and rattle around in your head for time to come.

Abolitionism will  be released April 20, 2018

Links to follow:

The Noble Facebook

 

Angerot: The Splendid Iniquity

March 16, 2018
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In pure gut ripping and entrails spilling savagery, Angerot present their debut full length The Splendid Iniquity. This barbaric and hellish release offers up ten tracks of pure devastation and destruction, that barrels forth from the first track onward on a conquest for nothing but spilling blood. Through and through, The Splendid Iniquity is a twisted, sinister and skin blistering offering that leaves you bloodied and riddled with lacerations once everything is all said and done. Within this record’s ten tracks you will not find frills of any kind of fluff whatsoever as Angerot rumble from one gritty track to the next hitting  you with a barrage of sickening and perverse death.

The Splendid Iniquity is a forty minute head caving and chest cracking offering that has a blatant disregard for life as it aims straight for your jugular from the drop of the first gnarled riff. In the transition from track to track you aren’t given much time to breathe as Angerot suffocates you under a relentless storm of bloodied and diseased death. These corpse hoarders swiftly move from track to track raining their lobotomizing brand of death down upon you in sickening waves of malevolence. With ever present flesh picking riffs as well as explosive drumming and inhuman growls, Angerot present you with a gnarled, ever blood soaked and malignant sound that is sure to twist your head off with ease.

Throughout The Splendid Iniquity you are greeted to a flesh consuming, raw and unrelenting sound that burrows its way under your skin never to be forgotten. Angerot provides you with a monstrous and ever menacing soundtrack to your ultimate and gruesome demise in ten majestically slaughtering tracks. From front to back you are accosted by lacerating and blood letting tunes that don’t stop storming forth with the intent to maim and mutilate. The Splendid Iniquity is a well crafted death machine that marches forth to the beat of the ceaseless blasting drums, leaving you to rot in a shallow and damp grave.

This is death in its purest and most menacing form. With their debut, Angerot present you with a masterful performance gifting you with ten tracks that are incredibly hard to shake. The Splendid Iniquity is a very well crafted death machine from beginning to end providing you with an entertaining yet deadly and blood thirsty listen.

The Splendid Iniquity will be released April 13, 2018 through Black Market Metal.

Links to follow:

Angerot Facebook

Black Market Metal Official Site

 

Forte Ruin: Rebuilding the Machinery

March 15, 2018
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Three years have passed since Forte Ruin’s initial step in to the melodic death metal echelon. Now, three years later Forte Ruin is back with a five track EP by the title Rebuilding the Machinery. Forte Ruin continues on where they left off three years ago with their self titled EP as they supply you with incredibly catchy, heavy, melodic and of course memorable tunes. Much like other melodic death metal bands, Forte Ruin balance both the heavy and the melodic to provide you with an overall smooth and incredibly palatable listen.

Each of the five offerings within Rebuilding the Machinery are undeniably catchy, undeniably melodic and undeniably heavy. This EP will be stuck in your head for some time to come never able to shake any one of the tracks that appear on this release. Forte Ruin does a great job of constructing tracks that are easy to listen to and never stop listening to. With very solid musicianship that is backed with both gritty roars as well as pure angelic clean sung vocals, you become entranced never wanting to leave your listen or pull away from your speakers. Backing everything in melodic and serene fashion are ever present synths that tack on to the already melodious nature of Forte Ruin. These synths propel each track further, pushing them in to an even more melodious and wondrous soundscape than before.

As melodic and light as these tracks on Rebuilding the Machinery can be, Forte Ruin certainly does not skip out on supplying you with heavy head banging offerings. With melodic and serene comes the heavy and punishing as Forte Ruin provide you with rapid fire crunching riff after riff that are backed by ever blasting, somersaulting drumming. Forte Ruin balances the melodic with the heavy very well to create a sound that is wondrous, very infectious and highly memorable.

Rebuilding the Machinery is an all around solid effort in which each of the five tracks are just as good as the others. The balance of melody and heavy handed death metal here works so well gifting you with a cohesive listen that is hard to forget. With heavy riffing paired with the ever melodious synths and with harsh gritty screams paired with wonderfully clean sung vocals you are treated to a well rounded and well constructed effort. This is another great step for Forte Ruin in the right direction and it will be exciting to see what they have to offer when a full length appears.

Take a look at the official video for Rebuilding the Machinery below!

 

Blissful Stream: Dead Religious

March 13, 2018
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With an overall eclectic and diverse sound, Blissful Stream sew doom, sludge, heavy metal and hard rock together to create an overall head nodding and unique listen. Through this one man band’s newest offering Dead Religious, you are presented with four new tracks that take all of the aforementioned genres and stitch them together neatly through each track to provide you with a varied sound.

Dead Religious kicks off with the doom laden track Downfall which offers up a slow burning, murky and fuzzed out sound that submerges you in sludge filled ever trudging riffs. Downfall is the most murky and somber offering on this release as it takes you through crumbling corridors of buzzing riffs and pounding drumming for four minutes before turning you over to the more heavy metal and hard rock sounding tracks Into the Abyss and Dead Religious. Both of these tracks utilize their hard rock and heavy metal components to gift you with a faster paced, head nodding and memorable sound. Both of these tracks greet you with intensely buzzing riffs that are paired with ever rumbling bass lines and crisp ever gritty and blackened vocals. Downfall  and Dead Religious get your head nodding and brain buzzing before you descend to the fourth and final track Black Ships.

The final track Black Ships is all around the best and most well put together track on this release. This offering utilizes each of the genres that Blissful Stream sews in to his work, and this song utilizes them well. You get hints of heavy metal, hard rock and certainly hints of doom, and they all come together in miserable harmony to create a cohesive, smooth sounding track that is hard to shake. Black Ships is a very memorable, very intoxicating track that is certainly the perfect track to end Dead Religious with. Black Ships rocks with mid tempos and it slows down to a glacial pace with its doom offerings to present you with a gloom filled ever darkening sound that is hard to not love. This somber yet captivating track is a well rounded and very well  performed track that as mentioned before, is the perfect ending to an all around solid offering in Dead Religious.

This is a short release and yet it comes complete with plenty of variety and plenty of entertainment. Through four tracks you are greeted with a heavy dosing of heavy metal, hard rock as well as doom and sludge sprinkled in there for good measure. In my opinion, the tracks that focus more on the doom elements are the best tracks on the release as Blissful Stream hits them right out of the park. The middle two where hard rock and heavy metal are the focus are good solid tracks as well that get your head nodding and get you engaged. And with four total songs that are all around solid offerings, Dead Religious is an all around very good release that is highly entertaining, gloomy and memorable.

You can find Dead Religious right on the Blissful Stream Bandcamp

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