Hailing from Oakland, CA is Ötzi who play in the vein of post-punk. With the emergence of Part Time Punk Sessions, this offering harbors four very impressive and addictive tracks one right after another. At times aggressive, at others haunting, at all times rhythmic and melodious, Ötzi create an overall highly memorable and infectious sound. Once you begin listening, it is incredibly hard to stop as this release is incredibly entertaining and highly intoxicating from beginning to end. This is a stellar release from beginning to end to say the least.
Each of the four tracks that are present here are wonderfully crafted offerings that never get old or stale no matter how many times you listen. These cuts are unique and fresh as they offer you something wholly mesmerizing and captivating. From beginning to end, Part Time Punk Sessions grips you, never to let you leave the listen until the final grim note has passed through your speakers.
Mixing the haunting with the aggressive, Ötzi strike a great balance of the two throughout each track. From beginning to end you are provided with an immense amount of variety and diversity, never to come across the same sound twice. Part Time Punk Sessions is a wholly mesmerizing and captivating offering, one that brings you in to its mystifying darkness never for you to leave as you keep hitting repeat until you have listened an innumerable amount of times.
Everything within this record is great. From the unique vocals, to the ever intricate and mesmerizing riffs and the ever thumping bass lines and solid drumming, you are treated to an overall excellent listen. These tracks will stick with you for quite some time even long after you finally pull yourself away from your speakers. Part Time Punk Sessions is a great EP through and through, with each track being just as excellent as the last.
Part Time Punk Sessions will be released February 28, 2019 through Psychic Eye and Near Dark.
Since their unholy and bloodied inception in 1986, Malevolent Creation has been a terrorizing force to be reckoned with. With numerous full length albums under their flesh made belt, they unleash their newest onslaught titled The 13th Beast. Filled to the bursting point with eleven sickening tracks, this monster of a record unleashes cut after bleeding cut of nothing but viscera soaked death metal for you twisted enjoyment. From beginning to end, The 13th Beast offers up suffocating offering after offering, submerging you under heaps of grisly death from which you will never be seen again.
Malevolent Creation begins the cutting nearly immediately, never giving you a so much as a notice before they tear in, ripping and mangling you beyond recognition. With ever corpse butchering riffs, chest caving drumming, bone rattling bass lines and bloodied unearthly vocals, these heathens offer up a sound that is incredibly menacing and monstrous. Never are you gifted with a moment of reprieve as Malevolent Creation usher forth one skull splitting tune one right after another only to bury you among the hordes of corpses they have already accumulated.
This butchery is masterful as each of the eleven tracks that are harbored within the title of this release are each monstrous, malignant offerings of slaughter. No filler, no frills, all diseased and disgusting death. The 13th Beast is a true death metal record through and through, and for eleven straight tracks you come face to face with a true buzz saw of death as Malevolent Creation rolls out track after track without so much as a minor amount of breathing room in between. They swiftly transition from track to malignant track, greeting you with the ugly face of death at every turn, leading you down the wicked and blood soaked path of blasphemy and grisly death.
As each second ticks off of the run time of this record, so does a second of your life. This offering is a beast, one that is wholly terrorizing as it gnashes through your flesh, cutting straight to the bone. This is a pure and bleeding raw slab of unrivaled death that cannot be denied. Each offering within this release is superb and so well written. There isn’t a single track within The 13th Beast that is lacking in any way what so ever as each of the eleven offerings are just as solid and skull grinding as the last making this release out to be an incredibly killer and flawless offering.
Weaving tales of nature’s provoked decimating wrath, Gridfailure offers up their first album in a five album stretch titled Sixth Mass-Extinction Skullduggery I. Within this release you come face to face with eight offerings that top over fifty-two minutes of dementia inducing, mind altering noise. The lone multi-instrumentalist behind this act once again out does himself as he puts forth an effort that is truly outstanding, and one not to be forgotten. This release is harrowing, nightmarish, mind bending and filled with eerie atmosphere that pushes your mind to the brink of its own destruction.
Forever pushing the envelope and forever ushering forth noise of the utmost quality, Gridfailure offers perhaps their most ambitious album yet. Through the fifty plus minutes of run time, each track traps you in a world that is and has been ravaged by nature’s unbridled decimating wrath that ultimately leaves humanity on the brink of utter destruction. Without light, without hope and with plenty of harrowing minutes that tick off the clock, Gridfailure provides you with a record that is truly striking and perception altering.
Through and through you are treated to nothing but mind numbing noise that pushes you to the brink of humanity collapsing. Each of the eight cuts here are ceaseless onslaughts of nightmarish noise that infect your mind and crawl underneath your skin for the entirety of the release. Never are you to escape the harrowing noise as it all collapses around you leaving you in a state of broken despair.
There are no breaks in the noise and there is no reprieve as this nightmarish offering crashes over you like the terrorizing noise tidal wave that it is. From beginning to end you are greeted by a harsh cacophony of noise and despair, never for it to relent until the final screeching note has rang through. Sixth Mass-Extinction Skullduggery I is a punishing offering and a perfect one to kick off the five album concept that the twisted mind behind Gridfailure has in mind. Forever warped, forever punishing and forever terrorizing, Gridfailure never fails to impress.
Sixth Mass-Extinction Skullduggery I will be released February 15, 2019 through Nefarious Industries.
In an amalgamation of heavy handed hardcore, crusty punk and bits here and there of grind, Snake Tongue set out with their upcoming four track offering titled No Escape-No Excuse. Unbridled, unrelenting and bleeding raw, the overall sound of this EP is not one to fuck with. In your face from beginning to end, this offering beats you down within an inch of your life within four short cuts. Striking you to the core and sanding your skull down to dust, No Escape-No Excuse is an all out no holds barred offering one that hits you from every angle while rolling out one savage track right after another.
Never to skimp on the brutality and the sheer foundation leveling, Snake Tongue jets off immediately never to give you a second to take a breath before pummeling you in to the cold ground. From beginning to end, No Escape-No Excuse is a savage and punishing metallic onslaught that never ceases until you have been broken. As in your face and challenging as hardcore, punk and grind can be, this EP is exactly that. It is harsh, punishing, in your face and it challenges you with every second that ticks off of the run time.
This is a rough and filthy offering that dishes out four incredible offerings one right after another. Complete with seismic riffs, ever jarring drumming and a great vocal delivery, Snake Tongue offers up a release that is hard to shake and hard to ignore. As this EP belts off cut after another, you find yourself enveloped in a cacophony of heavy handed metallic madness. Forever savage, and forever pushing the metallic envelope, Snake Tongue hits you and hits you hard with each of the four cuts that are harbored within the title of this offering gifting you with a truly unrelenting aural assault.
No Escape-No Excuse is anvil heavy, uncompromising, bleeding raw and down right wicked. Each track present is a well crafted brain bruising affair that is sure to get your neck cranking. This EP is not to be ignored or looked over as it is incredibly solid and incredibly infectious in its own punishing way.
No Escape-No Excuse will be unleashed February 15, 2019 through The Sign Records.
In death, doom and misery comes Foul with their debut Of Worms. This vile offering features four sinister and wicked tracks that sew doom and death metal together to create an overall flesh gnashing assault. Through and through, you are given no breaks and no reprieve as Foul digs you a damp tomb in which you get dragged in to minute after minute. Each offering within this release is a bleeding raw and unrelenting slab of doom riddled death that is filled with disease and malevolence. Never ceasing, never relenting, Foul offers up four incredibly sinister tracks for your sickening enjoyment.
Foul sews doom and death metal together expertly through each of the four cuts within the title of this release, providing you with plenty of variety and diversity throughout. Hit with both trudging, glacial doom and ever bone splintering, flesh tearing death, Foul offer up a sinister and all together grueling sound that is hard to deny. Each offering is just as vile as the last, providing you with a truly damning and filthy listen that sticks with you whether you want it to or not. Never are you too far away from doom and never are you too far away from grisly death as Foul employs both as they work hand in hand to bring you to your timely demise.
Of Worms is a foul and unforgiving offering that trudges forth with the intent to maim and drag you asunder in to your barren worm infested crypt. Each cut is a slab of cold ever calculated death riddled doom that reaches out with a skeletal hand only to drag you face to face with the disgusting, contorted face of death. As grisly and vile as this offering is, it is just as infectious as it infects and festers in your brain for some time to come. Each offering is a well constructed and carefully crafted offering of foul death and doom that you cannot deny.
Each of the four tracks here within this release are something to behold as they are as punishing as they are filthy, and they are filthy. From beginning to end you become entombed in a grime filled bed of death and disease, never for you to be able to crawl out. Of Wormsprovides you with a layered sound that is hard to shake and escape from as it gifts you with four incredible tracks one right after another. This is a very solid and impressive first recording for these corpse hoarders.
Of Worms will be out January 25, 2019 through Caligari Records.
Call it punk, call it rock, call it punk ‘n’ roll, call it what you will, as Atomic Kavemen sew both rock and punk together to create an entirely memorable and catchy sound that is hard to rattle out of your brain. Through their self titled EP you are treated to six unique tracks that stick with you for long after you are done listening. Each track is just as unique and catchy as the last. From beginning to end, Atomic Kavemen roll out one track right after another of rock ‘n’ roll punk fusion that gets right under your skin and buries themselves deep within your memory.
With a unique Danzig like vocal delivery and ever rocking riffs and solid drumming that propel each cut, you are treated to a solid and ever rocking release that you are sure not to forget. With each track you begin to belt the lyrics out right along with the vocalist and nod your head in rhythm. There isn’t a track within this EP that doesn’t get imprinted on your mind and that isn’t infectious as each of the six truly are.
From beginning to end you are treated to top notch rocking punk and nothing but. From the cynical lyrics, to the ever buzzing riffs and pounding drumming, Atomic Kavemen have found a formula here that hearkens back to the days of early Danzig and the like; that infectious and dark sounding punk ‘n’ roll that is hard to shake. With each listen this self titled EP just gets better and better.
Overall, this is just a highly entertaining and engaging release, one that has you coming back for more and more. There ins’t a track within this offering that is lacking in anyway as each offering is just as solid and well performed as the last. This is a well rounded and cohesive offering that is infectious and down right catchy and memorable.
After a short yet menacing intro comes a pure onslaught of disgusting and vile death metal. With roots firmly planted in old-school death metal, Gravered offer up a raw and relentless EP by the name of Non. With five tracks in total to its name, this EP is a ripping and ever flesh carving affair as it doles out track after track of punishing and ceaseless death. Never to relent and never to look back at the number of bodies that they have strewn around the disease ridden crypts, Gravered desecrate and eviscerate as they stagger from track to track with malicious and murderous intent.
Each offering is riddled with grisly vocals that are backed by ever sinister, ripping riffs and complete skull shattering drumming and spine rattling bass lines. Through and through, Non provides you with vile and disgusting death and nothing but. Gravered offer up a bleeding raw sound that is hard to shake as it sticks to your ribs never to leave even after you are done listening. This disease ridden offering is foul and riddled with the stench of the long since deceased.
Through five tracks, Gravered offer up a great effort as each track is packed with pure death and demise. Uncompromising and unrelenting in their bloodied approach, these heathens stomp forth with blood lust and malevolence that pours through your speakers through each passing minute. Never does a track slow and never does one really provide you with enough time to dig yourself out of your early grave as you continue to get ripped to shreds from beginning to end.
Nonis a pretty straight forward old-school death inspired EP that provides you with five great flesh tearing tracks that keep you coming back for more blasphemy. This is just a solid EP through and through, one that is uncompromising, bulldozing, menacing and down right vile, and that is exactly what we ask for.
Filled with enough blackened malevolence to sink your soul in to the abyss and filled with enough thrashing madness to tear your face from your skull, Witchgoat offers up nine vicious tracks within their upcoming offering Egregors of the Black Faith. Save for the foreboding intro, each track that follows is a ripper, never ceasing or slowing their onslaught no matter how many souls have been claimed. Meshing two chaotic genres together such as this, creates an unholy and chaotic sound that leaves your neck twisted and your face properly melted. From beginning to end you are treated to nothing but pure chaos and debauchery caught all within nine ferocious cuts.
One right after another, Witchgoat ushers forth punishment in heaping three to six minute doses. Each track is just as venomous and wicked as the last as Witchgoat tears you limb from limb with their slicing riffs that are only to be backed by explosive drumming and dissonant wretched vocals. Track one to track nine you become enveloped in a blackened storm of chaos and malevolence. Never does Witchgoat relent in their onslaught as they mash their blade through your throat only to stop once the final track has concluded. These offerings are relentless from beginning to end, never gifting you a moment of solace as you ultimately become suffocated in the storm of blackened thrashing madness.
Witchgoat strikes a great balance between thrash and black metal all throughout, never to favor one over the other and instead having each work hand in vile hand to create a true maelstrom of flesh tearing metal. Each track gnashes at the flesh and cuts down to the bone with their overall wicked and malignant sound. Witchgoat has crafted a record here that is hard to deny and hard not to bash your brains in to oblivion to. From start to finish, you are greeted by nine excellent tracks that offer up top notch blackened thrash that has your neck twisted and your flesh melting in no time.
With technicality, blackened malevolence, and just a sheer onslaught of menacing metal, Witchgoat makes Egregors of the Black Faith a highly volatile, wicked and entertaining offering. Each track is just as solid and well put together as the last never to have a weak track that is lacking in any sort of way. Through and through, Egregors of the Black Faith is a very solid record, one that will please many a gnarled ear drums.
Egregors of the Black Faith will be released February 13, 2019 through Morbid Skull Records and Hell Productions.
As the blackened blood of the ancients flows through their veins, Transilvania offers up a sinister and venomous style of old-school black metal with their upcoming offering The Night of Nights. This eleven track release envelopes you in cold bitter darkness for its entirety, never to release you from its icy grasp until the final dissonant note has rang through the halls of the damned. Frigid riffs paired with ever blasting drumming and howling vocals from the bitter void, Transilvania offer up a truly wicked and enchanting sound.
Beginning their record with a short atmospheric intro, Transilvania set the tone for the remainder of their record. The remaining ten tracks are pure rippers from hell as they accost you from all angles, never relenting and never ceasing their blood thirsty charge. From beginning to end, The Night of Nights is a blistering and razor sharp record as each track continues to desecrate graves aiming to lower you in to your own damp final resting place.
Injecting an at times melancholic yet always foreboding atmosphere, Transilvania create a truly darkened and wicked sound as everything comes together in an amalgamation of pure blackness. The longer and the more that you listen, the further you plunge in to the frigid ambiance that Transilvania provides you. Each track is just as lashing and wicked as the last as each one rolls on to the next blackened offering, never really greeting you with a chance to escape from their icy grasp.
Through and through The Night of Nights, each track is just as light eating as the last, truly to submerge you in a never ending abyss. This record is a pure and raw black metal offering, one that is uncompromising and unrelenting as it ushers forth eleven very solid and well written tracks of nothing but pure venom and malevolence. Each track is just as solid as the last, making this to be a cohesive and highly entertaining offering.
The Night of Nights will be released January 31, 2019 through Into Dungeons Records.
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The first incarnation of Black Goat offered up a sound that follows in the foot steps of blackened death. Over the years, Black Goat’s sound has changed evolving to obscure and cryptic black metal. Magia Posthuma is the title of their newest effort, and within its title is harbored eight tracks that are atmospheric, obscure, punishing, unique and much more. These tracks are diverse and varied as you are never to hear the same thing twice through eight tracks. Magia Posthumais a gripping and ever compelling offering, forever pulling you toward the alluring darkness.
To begin their new record, Black Goat offers a foreboding two minute intro that sets the tone, and signifies your crossing in to a truly sinister and darkened atmosphere. Throughout the release, keeps their music poisonous and wicked as they unleash droves of wicked black metal that is only be broken up by thick, foreboding atmospheric passages. Never is one too far from the other as Black Goat balances the punishing onslaught of lashing black metal with the ever dense fog of cryptic atmosphere.
The atmosphere throughout this record is as wicked and good as it gets, but when you cannot hide in the thick atmospheric reveries, you are subject to unholy ripping black metal. Gnashing at your sanity are terrorizing dissonant riffs that are propelled by constant blasting drumming and rancid gravel filled screams and growls from beyond. As atmospheric as this record is, it is just as venomous and biting as the majority of tracks are pure onslaughts of raw vampiric black metal. These tracks are biting, sordid and malevolent and stampede out of the gate aiming to drag you under.
Each of the eight tracks here are ripping, hellish and atmospheric onslaughts of blistering blackness that take aim at you never to release you with their icy dead hands until you have rejected the light and faded away in to the never ending darkness. Magia Posthuma is a compelling, interesting and unique offering, one that holds your attention through and through never to let it waver or wander. This is a very solid record from beginning to end and is sure to please the ears of black metal fans all over.