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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

Ergodic: S/T

February 20, 2020
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Ergodic: S/T

With great technical ability and a great knack for shredding your face until it is no more than mere meat chunks comes tech-death shredders Ergodic. Hailing from North Carolina, these death metal monsters are on the verge of unleashing their three track self titled debut EP. Through each offering, you are treated to technical death metal done damn near perfectly. Each of the three tracks that are present within this EP are executed and performed expertly providing you with nothing but incredibly top notch death metal. There isn’t a weak track among the three as each one is just as powerful, heavy, well constructed and down right skull sanding as the last.

Without so much as a warning, Ergodic sets in with their brand of surgically precise death metal that is sure to make your head spin leaving it hanging on by just a thread once all is said and done. The onslaught begins once you press play, and once you do you become trapped in a vortex of ever ceaseless shredding metal that melts your face clean off your skeleton. From the drop of the first note their technical prowess is known. With ever shredding riffs and soaring solos that are coupled with spine rattling bass lines, precision drum work and vocals that range from gritty mids to unearthly lows, Ergodic has it all here.

Each of the three tracks that are harbored within this self titled release are all excellent. Of the three, all three are wonderfully crafted, executed, tight, technical and heavy. As mentioned, Ergodic has it all here. Not a single track here falls short in any sense of the word as each one is just as good as the last. From the get go, Ergodic will have you banging your head right along until your neck finally gives out. Forever relentless, Ergodic lays the pressure on as soon as your finger lifts off of the play button engulfing you in great technical death metal for you to lose your head and your mind to.

For their debut EP, Ergodic definitely has crafted something to behold here. Through and through, this self titled EP is spectacular. From the musicianship, to the vocals, to the production and everything else in between, it all is superb. This release will have you craving more from these death fiends once the final note rings through having you hit the play button over and over again.

This offering will be unleashed March 9th.

Links To Follow:

Ergodic Bandcamp

Ergodic Facebook

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Fleshwolf: S/T

February 18, 2020
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Fleshwolf: S/T

Stampeding forth like a true maelstrom of death, destruction and disease comes Fleshwolf with their upcoming self titled full length. This one man death metal outfit strings together eight total tracks of malice and mayhem throughout this self titled release. Never gifting you a moment of solace, Fleshwolf stomps forth with the intent to maim and mutilate. Fleshwolf bludgeons and smashes your face in beyond recognition before all is said and done. Each of the eight offerings that are present here are just as vile and flesh tearing as the last making this release to be truly gut bursting and entrails spilling.

You won’t be greeted by any intros, interludes or outros in this release as Fleshwolf presses the proverbial blade to your throat from the drop of the first note, only to keep slicing into your flesh deeper and deeper as the record runs on. This self titled release is a deadly assault, one that hammers and chips away at your skull until you finally drop. Each of the eight tracks are on the lengthy side as they cross the three, four and nearly five minute mark giving Fleshwolf enough time to trap you within their labyrinth of death.

With ever flesh peeling riffs and machine gun fire drum work that are only to be paired by larynx shredding vocals, Fleshwolf offers up a true, bleeding raw and down right filthy brand of death metal. This is unfiltered death that comes for your life from the drop of the first gnarled note, never to cease its pure onslaught until the last and final note has played out. From the get go, Fleshwolf ushers forth one desecrating death metal dirge right after the next. Granting you not a single moment to catch your breath, Fleshwolf barrels straight through to the next offering trapping you within a deadly vortex of scalding death metal.

Through and through, this self titled release is very solid and very well executed as it offers up eight tracks of nothing but raw death metal. Without a doubt, this release will get you bashing your brain against your skull in violent head banging fervor from the very get go. Each track is an infectious offering. There isn’t a weak track within this release as each one stands tall providing you with ever ripping death metal that is not to be denied.

Fleshwolf will be released May 1. Pre-orders are to open April 3.

Links To Follow:

Fleshwolf Facebook

Fleshwolf Bandcamp

ITUS: Primordial

February 16, 2020
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ITUS: Primordial

Hailing from Ontario, Canada comes doom merchants ITUS and in tow with them their debut EP titled Primordial. This five track EP has just about a little bit of everything in it. Each of the five tracks that are present here are unlike the ones that came before it. ITUS has a great, unique and eclectic doom metal sound that is hard to shake once you listen. Each track is its own entity and has its own unique folds to create an overall interesting and ever twisting and turning sound that keeps you guessing. From stoner metal elements, to down right unfiltered crushing doom, to a more calm and thoughtful sound, ITUS provides it all here with Primordial.

As mentioned above, ITUS has an eclectic and unique sound to them and that is made apparent with the very first track titled Cloud Reader. With elements of stoner metal thrown in to the fold along with odd and strange sound effects that pepper the track, Cloud Reader is a spacey and engaging offering. This fuzzed out track hits you with a heavy barrage of buzzing riffs from the get go all while light clean sung vocals fly through the wall of buzzing sound. Cloud Reader is an entertaining track that grips you immediately, pulling you ever more in to the labyrinth of sound that ITUS provides you with the remaining four tracks.

The following two tracks Question Everything and Primordial are two of the heaviest track on this release. The former is a grim and dark track that drags you asunder to places where light does not reach. Question Everything drags you through labyrinths of darkness and destruction all complete with crushing buzzing riffs that are only to be accompanied by spine rattling bass lines and vocals that are as monstrous and inhuman as you can imagine. Question Everything buries you in bitter cold darkness never for you to escape to see light again. This track is grim and twisted, perfectly setting you up for the title track.

Coming up right after Question Everything is the title track Primordial which is easily the most aggressive and destructive offering within this EP. Primordial is a four minute slab of grisly doom that pulls you even further to the darkest reaches of the abyss. With aggressive riffs that bury you underneath their sheer weight, the atmosphere and the overall tone of this track is something to behold as well. Primordial is an apocalyptically heavy offering that even has some touches of death metal thrown in the mix as well just for an extra dosage of bone crumbling heavy. Primordial takes no prisoners as it heaps dirges of darkened doom upon you until you are no more than one with the soil.

If you can outlast the former two tracks you come across the fourth track titled This Can’t Be. This Can’t Be is a cut that isn’t nearly as aggressive or destructive as the ones that came before it are. It is a nice break in the action; a nice break from being buried underneath the heavy bone crumbling riffs of the previous two dirges of doom. This offering has a more serene and calming feel to it that brings you back down to earth, letting you regroup from Question Everything and Primordial. With melodious riffs and great clean sung vocals, this offering is a haven, a zone of relative comfort from the grim and doom that preceded this offering.

Rounding this release out is the fifth and final track The Chaplain. This is the most unique offering from this release as well as the most straight forward doom track. The Chaplain drones and marches onward providing you with savage riffs that pummel you straight in to the earth. This is a great and heavy offering to close the release out as it offers up something unique and devilishly wicked. Forever crushing and bone crumbling, The Chaplain rumbles forth never providing you with a moment of reprieve until the final note rings through your speakers.

Overall, Primordial is a great release as it treats you to five unique tracks. Never once do you hear the same thing as ITUS truly does a great job of keeping you on your toes and guessing as to what you are about to hear next. Through and through this is a well crafted and cohesive effort that you would be unwise to skip over.

Primordial will be unleashed March 13.

Check out the official music video for the title track below!

Links To Follow:

ITUS Facebook

Witchcrawl: World Without End

February 14, 2020
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Witchcrawl: World Without End

Bewitching, epic, entertaining and memorable are only some of the descriptors that can be used to describe Witchcrawl’s debut mini album World Without End. Playing in the vein of traditional heavy metal all while adding their own twist to the genre, Witchcrawl offers up five head banging offerings within this release. World Without End is an infectious and down right head banging and entertaining listen, one that gets your fist pumping and your head nodding nearly immediately. Each track here is a heavy metal epic that unfolds before you, taking you through labyrinths of nothing but heavy metal glory.

Withcrawl begin World Without End with a one and half minute intro that is complete with a man condemning a witch to burn at the stake. This theatrical intro sets the tone and the stage for the remaining four tracks that are to follow. After the intro you are treated to the four remaining tracks that are potent, powerful and at times haunting which is only appropriate for a band named Witchcrawl. Each track is lengthy as each one clocks in at over four, six and seven minutes. With each burning heavy metal hymn being as lengthy as they are, they never over stay their welcome. They all draw you in to their clutches never to let you go until the final seven minute opus finally concludes.

Throughout each cut within this release you are to find excellent headbang worthy riffs, scorching solos, solid drum work and vocals that range from powerful cleans to gritty gravel filled near growls. From the great instrumentation to the vocals to the overall great atmosphere of World Without End, you are treated to an overall well rounded and very solid release that finds its way in to your mind only to stay there for some time to come. World Without End is highly entertaining and an addictive release that you can come back to again and again without tiring of it. There isn’t a fall off anywhere through the five tracks that are present here as each one is just as good and well rounded as the last.

Overall, World Without End is a great release. It is striking, entertaining, memorable and definitely heavy as it gets your head banging within the first few seconds of you pressing the play button. This is pure, traditional heavy metal done excellently, and if you are a fan of the traditional heavy metal genre you definitely should not look this release over.

World Without End will be released February 21 through Katoptron IX Records.

Check out the official lyric video for the title track below!

Links To Follow:

Witchcrawl Facebook

Witchcrawl Bandcamp

Katoptron IX Records Bandcamp

SWÆRMM: ¥

February 13, 2020
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SWÆRMM: ¥

Hailing from Sweden comes grind fiends SWÆRMM with the first EP in a trilogy of EPs. This EP titled ¥ features five total tracks of buzzing, face melting grind madness. Each track is two to three minutes of nothing but grind savagery that is sure to leave your head spinning and your teeth firmly hammered down your throat. Unapologetic and relentless, SWÆRMM comes at you in short, concise waves of brutality. There is not a moment of reprieve through any of the five cuts that are present here as you become under siege by nothing but ear drum bursting metal from the drop of the first note.

SWÆRMM not only utilizes their grind foundation as a weapon as they incorporate some influences from hardcore and death metal to create an amalgamation of furious and destructive metal. ¥ is as whiplash inducing as you would assume a grind release to be. From beginning to end you mash your brain against your skull as each track from this release gets right under your skin making you bang your head until you finally fall unconscious.

These grind heathens deploy wicked sharp riffs that are only to be paired with ever tumultuous drumming and vocals that range from manically screamed to utterly inhuman. ¥ is chaos that is wonderfully controlled and put in to concise gut churning offerings. Once one mayhem filled track ends the next begins never giving you a moment to breathe as you become trapped within the cyclone of madness that SWÆRMM summons here.

Overall, ¥ is a very solid grinding effort that gets your head banging and your neck snapping from the very get go. Each of the five tracks here are just as solid and as good as the last making this entire release to be cohesive and well rounded. Not one track is alike as SWÆRMM incorporates different styles of metal in to their foundation of grind providing you with twists and turns through each offering, and that is refreshing for a grind release. This is an entertaining and face melting release and it will be interesting to see what these Swedish grind fiends have to offer with their coming EPs.

Links To Follow:

SWÆRMM Bandcamp

SWÆRMM Facebook

Innards: Back From The Grave, Straight In Your Face

February 12, 2020
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Innards: Back From The Grave, Straight In Your Face

While keeping their roots firmly planted in the vein of old-school death metal, Innards incorporates grind in to the fold to create an overall sickening and bowel bursting sound. Aiming to add you as fertilizer to their ever growing field of corpses, Innards presents their debut release titled Back From The Grave, Straight In Your Face. This offering features three tracks that are incredibly flesh ripping and vein draining, leaving your head hanging on by just a thread once all is said and done. Each offering is a mad blitzkrieg of viscera and violence that aims to claim your life. Steeped in horror and pure malignant death, Innards provides you with a vile and entirely entertaining and neck snapping offering here with Back From The Grave, Straight In Your Face.

The ..Straight In Your Face part of the title is just as appropriate as the Back From the Grave part as this entire release is as in your face as it can get. From the drop of the first note Innards is in your face with three deadly incantations of death and mayhem. From beginning to end you are treated to nothing other than pure, unfiltered and bleeding raw death that is sure to leave a hole gaping through your midsection. With grind in brain mashing concert with death metal, Innards provides you with something here that is head spinning, entertaining, electrifying, and many more descriptors that would be used to say that this release is something to behold.

With bone shearing riffs that cut away at you bowel splattering drum work joins them to rip you to shreds and bury you beneath the earth to feed the soil. Cutting through the wall of shredding riffs and machine gun fire drumming are every monstrous and inhuman vocals. From the guitar work to the drumming to the vocals to the overall menacing presence that each track gives off, each element within this release comes together nicely to create something undeniably powerful and potent. Forever unrelenting in its quest to expunge you from this mortal world, Back From The Grave, Straight In Your Face rolls from track to track smashing you to pieces unapologetically so.

This release is pure savagery and unrelenting death, just the way it should be. There is really nothing left that needs to be said other than Back From The Grave, Straight In Your Face is an absolute treat, and one hell of a fantastic release.

Back From The Grave, Straight In Your Face will be unleashed February 21 through Transcending Obscurity Records.

Check out the track The Fog from the upcoming release below!

Links To Follow:

Innards Bandcamp

Transcending Obscurity Official Site

Innards Facebook

Garden Of Eyes: Arcane Haze

February 11, 2020
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Garden Of Eyes: Arcane Haze

Summoned from their dark and dank grave comes Garden Of Eyes with their newest offering titled Arcane Haze. With four new tracks to its name plus the two track from their demo released in 2019, you are treated to six total tracks of ugly, grim filled, gut churning death metal. Played in the rotting vein of old-school death metal, Garden Of Eyes keep things filthy and down right lobotomizing. Ushering forth one track after the next, these creatures of death provide you with a skull hammering listen. Without reprieve, Arcane Haze marches forth unapologetically so, burying you underneath droves of sickening, wretched death.

Wicked and demented, Garden Of Eyes spew forth their sickening brand of vile death. Each of the six tracks that are present here are just as gutting and neck slashing as the last, as each one hunts you down only to drag you in to an early shallow grave. Never to cease, Arcane Haze ladles a true tormenting onslaught of unrepentant death upon you until you are finally buried and suffocating underneath it all. There is no fluff and filler here as what you get is pure death that rears its disfigured head only to lash out and hack you to pieces.

Gnarled and reeking of putrid rotting flesh, Garden Of Eyes barrels forth straight through your chest. Leaving nothing but viscera and bloodied slime in their wake, this ghoulish outfit tramples over everything and everyone in their way. With ever brain mashing drum work that is paired with buzzing viscera dripping riffs as well as ripping inhuman vocals, Garden Of Eyes offers up a true and ghastly brand of arcane death and horror. The overall rotting sound peels your skin and rots your flesh from bone, leaving you as nothing more than a husk ready for burial.

Arcane Haze is undeniably terrorizing and damning as it offers up nothing but six horrifying tracks of fetid death. Buzzing and flesh ripping, each track is just as potent as the last. Forever burying you under droves of bulldozing death, Arcane Haze lays you to rest among the rest of the unfortunate souls that were claimed before you. Through and through, Arcane Haze is a very solid and very heavy and addictive release.

Arcane Haze is out now through AHPN Records.

Links To Follow:

AHPN Records Bandcamp

Colosso: Apocalypse

February 9, 2020
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Colosso: Apocalypse

After forming in 2011, Portuguese death metal stalwarts Colosso have been working themselves to the bitter bone providing you with nothing but menacing and down right slaughtering death metal. With one demo, four full length releases and two EP’s, Colosso ushers forth their new era of destruction and mayhem with a brand new upcoming EP appropriately titled Apocalypse. This EP features four tracks that are as bludgeoning and skull destroying as you would come to expect from these corpse hoarders. Monstrous and lobotomizing, Colosso presents you with a sound that is utterly spine severing and brain mashing. However, as destructive as Apocalypse is, it is just as diverse. Apocalypse twists and turns offering up a new deadly sound one track right after the next forever keeping you on your toes as you await the next brutal hammering of death.

Colosso begins their new EP with an eight minute buzzing wall of putrid death titled Pestilence. This track is a slow burning death machine that churns and chugs along, dragging you down slowly through pits of despair and grisly torment. With the sound of flies buzzing behind the pure wall of gutting riffs and chest cracking drum work, you know that the end is nigh for you. Pestilence is a massive track, one that buries you underneath a wall of stagnant death and destruction until you are left as no more than a bitter pile of flesh and crumbled bone.

Following the ever destructive opening track, comes a potent juggernaut titled War. Unlike Pestilence, War is a rapid fire skull smashing death metal offering that aims for your throat from the drop of the first note. With machine gun drum work, riffs that cleave your head clean off your shoulders and vocals that are incredibly monstrous, War treats you to a blitzkrieg of lobotomizing metal. Never does this track cease or relent as it presses onward, trampling over anything and everyone in its path, leaving nothing but wreckage, mayhem and bloodied corpses in its wake. War is a razor sharp unrepentant track that tears you apart leaving you unrecognizable in a pool of your own viscera.

After War’s rampage comes to a close, Death crops up in its wake presenting you with something truly unique and different. Death is the most “subdued” track of the four as you are greeted with cleanly almost angelic vocals. Death is a definite break from the two bone crumbling and flesh flaying offerings that came before it. This track truly shows the diversity of Colosso as they present you with an entirely different sound than that of what you had come to expect by just hearing the first two tracks. Death has a more progressive sound to it which is refreshing and welcoming after experiencing the artery bursting tracks that came before it.

Rounding the EP out comes the fourth member of the apocalypse, Famine. Famine comes at you with yet another different sound that what you have heard through the first three tracks. With that said, this offering is another offering that leaves you bloodied and eviscerated. Famine has a terrifying foreboding atmosphere about it that leaves you with chills and nightmares to come for some time. Forever destructive and tormenting, Famine leaves you cleaved in two once the final note has rang through. Famine is the final nail in your coffin as you are finally dragged asunder to your final resting place.

Overall, Apocalypse is a great EP. It is diverse and refreshing as Colosso offers up something unique within each of the four tracks that they provide for you. Each offering has its own identity and twists making them incredibly memorable. Apocalypse leaves you wanting more and more as Colosso provides you with something here that is a truly great and monolithic EP.

Apocalypse will be unleashed February 14 through Transcending Obscurity Records

Links To Follow:

Colosso Official Bandcamp

Transcending Obscurity Official Site

Colosso Facebook

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