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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

Blutfeld: Kingdom of Mine

April 16, 2019

Blutfeld: Kingdom of Mine

Established in 2015 in the dark, dense forests of Sweden is Blutfeld. After four years of work, Blutfeld is ready to unleash their debut EP titled Kingdom of Mine. This offering comes complete with six wicked tracks of melodic death metal. Not only is Kingdom of Minewholly melodious, but it is just as atmospheric and gripping as well. Through each track you feel as though you are set right in the middle of the story that Blutfeld conveys through their deadly assault. Each track is palpable and engaging, making you come back for more melodious death.

Kingdom of Mine opens with the intro titled Fanfare, which sounds almost exactly as the title suggests. Once Fanfare comes to an end, the second track Natural Born Leader appears from the battlefield to grace you with your first foray in to the realm in which Blutfeld has created. This first full track embodies everything as described above. It is melodic and atmospheric death metal done excellently. Natural Born Leader begins with an up tempo march through the mist providing you with menacing riffs that are backed by ever pressing drumming and unearthly vocals. Half way through the track, Blutfeld slows things down to a crawl providing you with a completely different sound than what you had heard in the first half of the track. The second half of the cut crawls forth with a more atmospheric approach complete with excellent clean clean vocals and a gripping solo, only for Blutfeld to break that mold once more to provide you with their established up tempo death metal march.

Natural Born Leader has everything in it that you will come to expect from the remaining tracks on Kingdom of Mine, and Blutfeld delivers. Through the remaining four offerings, Blutfeld provides you with great melodious death metal that is backed by great ambiance that makes every track palpable and highly engaging. Each offering here is just as good as the track(s) that came before it. Through each track you will hear something that you have not heard in previous tracks as Blutfeld does a great job of providing you with diversity and variety, forever keeping you interested and listening to their great brand of death metal.

With great musicianship, great song writing, great ambiance and atmosphere, Blutfeld provides you with a listen that is entertaining, engaging and memorable. The way in which Blutfeld writes their tracks makes you feel as though you are in the thick of the story that they are telling. Each of the six tracks that are present within this title are performed and executed very well, making this to be an overall cohesive and well rounded offering that will get stuck in your head for some time to come.

Kingdom of Mine is a very solid debut outing for these Swedish death fiends, and with hints of Amon Amarth running through the veins of each track, you really cannot go wrong. Kingdom of Mine has it all through this record, and if you are looking for overall solid and entertaining melodic death metal, you don’t have to look much further than this EP.

Kingdom of Mine will be unleashed April 20.

Links To Follow:

Blutfeld Bandcamp

Blutfeld Facebook

Plague Weaver: S/T EP

April 14, 2019

Plague Weaver: S/T

Hailing from Mississauga, Ontario is aptly named Plague Weaver with their brand new two track self titled EP. As short as this offering is, it does provide you with raw, dissonant, foreboding black metal that keeps you coming back for more shadowy malevolence. Within only two tracks, this self titled EP grips you tightly, ever slowly dragging you where sunlight does not reach. This self titled release is a compelling and engaging offering, one that supplies you with two great blackened offerings one right after the next.

Plague Weaver begin their devilry with their opening track titled Condemned To Worship. This track begins with a foreboding intro that comes complete with an eerie piano entry that is backed by shadowy whispers of the damned. Once that intro subsides, Plague Weaver hits you with unsettling mid tempo riffs and palpable drumming that is only to be backed by ever wicked, venomous and dissonant vocals that ring through the halls of the damned. This is a very well executed track that will get stuck in your head for quite some time in part due to the ritualistic chanting vocal delivery of the chorus. This track grips you right off the bat with the cold dead hand of the reaper, keeping you engaged and enchanted by the blackened malevolence that Plague Weaver exudes. Condemned To Worship is a solid track opening track that sets you up for the rest of the malevolence that is about to be ushered forth.

Once the mid tempo ritualism of Condemned To Worship subsides, the second and final track YHWH appears from the darkened abyss. YHWH is a more up tempo blackened assault than that of Condemned To Worship. This track is a short yet grave desecrating cut complete with scythe like riffs, raspy hellish vocals and tumultuous drumming. Even though this offering is more up tempo than that of its predecessor, it still very much so is melodic and engaging all the same. YHWH keeps you on the edge of your proverbial seat as it shifts tempos quite often from up tempo to mid tempo all the way back to its shrine desecrating up tempo pace. This track is and feels more gnarled and punishing than the opening track is it rips forth out of the gates never to look back with soul cleaving riffs and ever jarring drumming. This track is a great compliment to the opener as it offers up some of the same characteristics as the first track, yet veers off a path all its own to provide you with variety and an overall well rounded blackened sound that is hard to forget.

This is a very solid EP from Plague Weaver as they gift you with two exceptional black metal tracks that each have something different and unique to offer. With more melody than that of purely traditional black metal, each of the two tracks here are highly memorable and infectious as you will have a hard time getting them dislodged from your memory. With great song writing and great musicianship, Plague Weaver offers up two great tracks that keep you coming back and wanting more.

Links To Follow:

Plague Weaver Bandcamp

Plague Weaver Facebook

Gorgonchrist: The Blood of Endangered Species

April 12, 2019

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Gorgonchrist: The Blood of Endangered Species

In a true cacophony of industrial madness, Gorgonchrist emerges from the bitter shadows to grace us with their ever twisted release The Blood of Endangered Species. This seven track offering provides you with nothing but savagery and nihilism from beginning to end. This offering of mechanized mutilation is just that as it pushes the boundaries of industrial metal among others to provide you with a truly accosting aural assault. Each of the seven tracks that are present within this release are just as bloodied and wicked as the ones that came before it. With no reprieve, Gorgonchrist usher forth track after track of bulldozing noise that is sure to make your skull rattle and your ears bleed.

The Blood of Endangered Species is an unhinged and unfiltered slab of gruesome metal that throws you for loops and twists that you have no time to prepare for. This release is pure madness as it tears at your psyche and melts your brain within its concise seven cuts of maddening noise that you will have a hard time getting out of your head. The Blood of Endangered Species sounds exactly like an acid trip gone south as you become under siege by numerous jarring sounds that depict, and paint soundscapes that are wholly unnerving and nihilistic. Each offering is just as accosting and savage as the last as each one provides you with pure mechanized sonic torment for the entirety of their run times.

With crusted riffs and nightmarish vocals all tied together with the chaotic string that is the industrial and electronic elements, you get a sound that is jarring and skin crawling. Nothing within this release will make you feel at ease and comfortable as it aims to make you as uncomfortable and feel as unpleasant as you possibly can. Gorgonchrist’s ceaseless aural assault is something to behold as they have complete disregard to life in general as they usher forth track after track of brutalizing and ear drum gnawing noise.

This release as a whole is a cacophony of blistering, nihilistic noise that will infest your brain like a parasite. The Blood of Endangered Species is a bitter, dark and twisted release, one that provides you with droves of malicious noise one track after another. With that said, it is hard to turn away from this record all the same. As jarring and wicked as it is, it still is gripping and engaging all the same. Each track is a well put together maelstrom of sickness and nihilism making the entire record to be a well constructed and well rounded offering of despair and sickness. The unique style in which Gorgonchrist plays is hard to ignore and so is this record.

The Blood of Endangered Species is out now through Clobber Records.

Links To Follow:

Gorgonchrist Facebook

Clobber Records Official Site

Pulver: Kings Under The Sand

April 11, 2019

Pulver: Kings Under The Sand

In a genre where tropes can get tired and stagnant, it is always a great breath of fresh air to find a band that keeps you entertained and engaged through their record. With their full length Kings Under The Sand, Pulver does exactly as described previously. This record is filled with eight gritty, entertaining and highly addictive tracks that you find yourself coming back to. From beginning to end, Pulver provides you with track after track of nothing but memorable heavy metal that will get stuck in your mind and rattle around for quite some time.

Each track present here within this title are just as top notch and quality as the one(s) that came before it. There is no shortage of entertainment through this entire record as Pulver does an excellent job of keeping you engaged through and through. Each minute is filled with heavy metal excellence that grips you from the very beginning holding your attention until the final note rings through.

With great musicianship complete with memorable riffs and scorching solos, solid drumming and great bass work, you are treated to nothing but top notch heavy metal. Top all of that off with infectious vocals that soar over the wicked musicianship, you have a recipe for an overall excellent record through and through. There is not a weak track within this release as each one is just as well constructed and performed as the last making this record to be an overall well rounded heavy metal journey.

You cannot go wrong with this release if you are fan of traditional heavy metal as this release has everything you would want and then some. Kings Under The Sand is a great example of classic heavy metal executed perfectly, and really not much more needs to be said than that. This offering is a great one, one that offers up eight incredible classic heavy metal cuts that are truly engaging, memorable and addictive.

Kings Under The Sand will be unleashed May 10th through Gates of Hell Records.

Check out the title track below!

Links To Follow:

To pre-order

Pulver Bandcamp

Pulver Facebook

Gates of Hell Records Official Site

NONE: Damp Chill of Life

April 2, 2019

NONE: Damp Chill of Life

In complete spirit crushing fashion, NONE is set to unleash their third full length release titled Damp Chill of Life. After their self titled debut and last years record Life Has Gone On Long Enough, you can come to expect great depressive atmospheric black metal from these shadow lurkers. Destroying optimism, stealing light and replacing it with bitter shadow, NONE offers up seven brand new tracks that are sure to leave you in a pale depressive state. With their oppressive and bleak atmosphere, NONE buries you once more underneath the permafrost leaving you to be chilled to the bone, bitter and alone.

Through these seven long tracks, NONE moves forth wraith like, ever flowing and shifting from one depressive tone to the next. Each track picks apart your psyche leaving you in a dark and bitter place from which you cannot crawl out of. Each track flows well together as when one ends the next picks up right where the previous track left off shrouding you in pure misery and anguish for the entire run time. With each track being as lengthy as they are, NONE takes their time to unravel and unfold their depressive soundscape trapping you in their ever mesmerizing yet bleak ambiance.

As wicked and solemn as the ambiance and atmosphere is throughout this release is, the musicianship plays just as big of a part. Not very often is it that you hear NONE break in to a complete bone rattling blitzkrieg as the majority of the time you are treated to a more down tempo, melodic and melancholic sound. The instrumentation and the atmospherics throughout this record work greatly hand in hand to present to you an overall incredibly depressive yet hypnotic sound that is hard to shake. Each track within this record is a well sewn together piece of work that enchants and invites you in only for you to freeze to the bone and lie under the frost covered soundscapes lifeless.

Every aspect of this record is so well executed. From the instrumentation, to the icy atmospherics to the dissonant pained vocals to the overall great production, this record is a great one. Damp Chill of Life is a wicked record, one that grips you from beginning to end with the frigid hand of death. Each track is a haunting reverie that invites you to die alone among the shadows and the frost and you don’t have much choice but to abide. Damp Chill of Life is an excellently crafted record, one that grabs your attention and keeps you coming back for more and more. Not enough can be said regarding this record. The only thing left to say is that this will be quite simply one of the best depressive black metal and black metal releases in general this year.

Damp Chill of Life will be released April 11 through Hypnotic Dirge Records.

You can order the record now right here.

Ohio Slamboys: Zombie Killing Process

April 1, 2019

Ohio Slamboys: Zombie Killing Process

Enlightening the world of the process in which to kill zombies are the brutal death bulldozers the Ohio Slamboys. With their upcoming new eight track release titled Zombie Killing Process, Ohio Slamboys provide you with nothing but groove filled brutal death that takes you through the process of disposing of zombies. More than zombie disposal, Ohio Slamboys offer up gut churning tracks one right after another. With flesh tearing riffs that are paired with skull caving drumming and vocals that cannot possibly be human, each offering here is a bulldozer of pure brutal death and nothing but.

Ohio Slamboys waste little time getting you completely acclimated and acquainted to their sound as they set in with their innards chewing sound right from the get go. Save for the few intros before the barbarity hits, this release is a ceaseless assault as it barrels forth maiming and mutilating without slowing or blinking an eye. Each offering here is a savage and torturous affair that aims at the throat, ripping it from your neck. One track rolls right to the next, bleeding your veins and disposing of your corpse in a damp grave.

Zombie Killing Processsounds like a bloodied romp through hordes of diseased and stagnant flesh, and that’s a good thing. Each track here is viscera soaked and vile cut that are just as ceaseless as you would hope them to be. With little time to prepare yourself for the next wave of blistering onslaught, Ohio Slamboys suffocates you under droves of rotting flesh and stolen marrow. Each track is just as sickening and vile as the last making this release to be a bloodied and down right brain bruising entertaining listen.

This is a solid release through and through. Zombie Killing Process is a straight forward brutal death metal release. No reinvention of the wheel comes off of this record, but that isn’t what Ohio Slamboys were going for here. What they were going for here is a pulverizing and brain masticating record and sound, and they succeeded. This is a heavy skull bashing offering, one that makes you feel as though you have been battered with a lead pipe.

Zombie Killing Process will be unearthed May 25 through Pathologically Explicit Recordings.

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