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Witch King: Voice of the Ossuary

October 15, 2018
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There is no pretext, there is no warning as Witch King dives straight into their new offering Voice of the Ossuary with an unbelievably bestial and punishing sound. Right off  the bat you get your teeth kicked down your throat by these purveyors of death, and from the first second onward they never look back as they scorch earth and pile bodies high. There isn’t anything trendy here, no frills and no fluff as Witch King return with an ancient sound throwing it back to the days of pure guttural blackened death grind. Each track on this blood spurting effort is terrorizing and twisted as Witch King provides you with nothing but top notch head severing metal for your sick and twisted enjoyment.

Voice of the Ossuary is foul and filthy. Each track rampages forth with malicious intent hitting you with ever blood riddled riffs that are only to be coupled with barbaric drumming and inhuman vocals that the likes of hell can only provide. The ten tracks that are present here hit you fast and hit you hard as Witch King pours their brand of sickness on thick making sure you become buried under it all by the end. “Voice of the Ossuary’ is an unrelenting piece of blackened magic that provides you with hordes of violent death and mayhem never stopping until the last ritualistic note has been carved out.

Each track gnaws at you and pummels you in to an unrecognizable oblivion from the very onset. Witch King rolls from track to track with the lumbering swiftness of a murderer gifting you with an overall hellish and terrorizing listen never to be forgotten or brushed aside. Voice of the Ossuary tears you to pieces, shredding you from the very onset only to leave you fleshless at the end of it all. Witch King hits you with a primeval sound, one that is bestial and menacing for ten straight tracks never to let you out of their clutches until each track is seared in to your mind.

This is pure slaughtering metal in its darkest most raw and potent form. Voice of the Ossuary is a devilish and murderous release that presents you with ten outstanding tracks of nothing but top notch blood soaked metal. The song writing here is excellent and the execution of each track is on point and couple that with an overall dissonant primeval sound, you get one hell of a great listen and record. Witch King has created something here that is nothing short of outstanding.

Links To Follow:

Blood Harvest Records Bandcamp

Witch King Facebook

 

 

Black Coven: Everlost

October 13, 2018
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Stepping in to the ever bloodied waters of the death metal genre are newcomers Black Coven hailing from Austria. Everlost is the title of their brand new EP which sports three tracks that pair melodic death metal with hints of black metal injected in to the fold providing you with an overall raw, dissonant and blackened sound. Through this release, each track gets better with the third being the most solid and well rounded track of the bunch. This is an overall solid start for a new band just jumping in to the endless fray of death.

Black Coven doesn’t sit around waiting to jump at you with their sonic barrage as they immediately set in with their opener Across The 1000 Lakes. This track is a dissonant and cold offering that is a solid yet lacking in certain areas offering that sets you up for the remaining two tracks. Through Across The 1000 Lakes you are greeted with ice cold cold riffs that are backed by ever pummeling and charging drumming that are only to be supplemented further by raspy dissonant hellish vocals. This track switches back and forth between choppy slower death marches, to more up tempo marches through the swamp providing you with some variety and tempo changes that almost lurch in certain areas.

Once the opener fades, Ablazing Dawn begins, which is a solidly more up tempo cut that is a little more of a step up than the opener. This track provides you with even more cutting riffs with an injected solo about half way through that is only to be backed by the ever throat cutting vocals. Ablazing Dawn is more well rounded than that of the opening track as this track provides you with a straight forward death march that gets your head banging and gets you more in to the track. This is a more engaging and compelling offering that leads you directly in to the third and final track Ovation of The Wolves.

Ovation of The Wolves is the most well rounded and well put together track on Everlost. This track begins with a little acoustic intro the bleeds in to an electric scythe romp that is backed by charging drumming. Near two minutes in, this offering kicks it into high gear presenting you with a solid and ripping death metal tune that is complete with tighter riffs and tighter drumming with the ever hellish vocals pouring over the sonic noise. This is the most complete and well constructed track of the three on this release and a good closing track to close out an overall decent EP.

Through and through Everlost is a decent EP as mentioned. It has elements of black metal and death metal working for it here that come together in harmony in sections, and completely in the closing track Ovation of The Wolves. What stole the show really are the hellish vocals as they are solid all on their own yet they give each track a little more bite and venom. Moving forward, the music just needs to be tighter overall then a more tightly knit and constructed sound will amount, but with that being said this is a good step forward.

Links To Follow: 

Black Coven Bandcamp

Black Coven Facebook

Black Coven Official Site

 

Bedsore: S/T

October 6, 2018
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With their two track self titled demo, Bedsore offers up a unique and fresh sound to the putrid wastelands of death metal. While they play in the collapsed vein of the old, Bedsore add their own unique twist to the sound making it entirely their own. Not only do they offer up punishing and ever gutting straight forward death metal, but they mix in ethereal and dream like passages as well to steal your mind away and have it washed over with twisted yet welcoming visions. Even though there are only two tracks to this demo, each track is lengthy clocking in at over nine minutes and eight minutes respectively providing you with plenty of content to lose your mind to.

Each track is woven together with great expertise providing you with a well rounded and cohesive sound. Bedsore mix their general death metal assault with their hypnotic atmospheric passages together very well, never lurching from one to the next as they keep each track fluid and well structured. These two monstrous offerings that Bedsore provides are varied and incredibly diverse. Never will you hear the same thing twice and through repeat listens you will pick up on things that you may not have heard in listens previous.

From beginning to end you are treated excellent musicianship that is backed by gritty howled vocals from the void. To supplement the overall sonic assault, Bedsore lines each track with a twisted and dream like atmosphere that grabs your attention immediately. Even when you are treated to their pure gutting death metal, Bedsore still sews in their incredible ambiance and atmosphere making their tracks that much more diverse and memorable. When the slower more methodical dream like passages do crop up, you become hypnotized and drawn in even more as Bedsore takes your mind forever to capture it.

Bedsore is a unique beast all their own, and through two tracks they make that very well known. These death dealers mix both punishing death with ethereal atmospheres with ease creating a sound that is wholly unique and addictive. The two tracks provided here are lengthy to be sure for death metal, but never do you feel as though they over stay their welcome as they play so fluidly and are so well crafted. This is an impressive demo to say the least and Bedsore is a band to keep your eye.

Psychotomy: Aphotik

September 18, 2018
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Formed eight years ago in 2010, Psychotomy started out as a thrash band, only to walk down the left hand path to forge a sound that is of pure death and disease. Now eight years later, Psychotomy has an EP and two full lengths under their belt including this release. This sophomore effort titled Aphotik is nine straight brutalizing and lobotomizing tracks wrought with malignancy and murderous intent. From the first couple of seconds on you become ensnared in a gutting, dissonant and obscure sound that aims to let your veins of your blood. Each track is relentless, wicked and down right cranium impaling. This brooding mass of death is just that as it rolls out track after detrimental track of nothing but pure death.

Psychotomy first leads you in to their first track Towards the Pillars of Chaos/Kenosis with dissonant guitar tracks that set an overall unsettling and flesh crawling atmosphere before really settling down and force feeding you some straight up brutalizing death metal. It only takes Psychotomy a little over one minute with their torturous atmospherics before grabbing a hold of you with the clammy hand of death that ultimately leads you to your painful demise. This opening track sets the overall tone of the record of course and also marks you for death as it rips and tears in to you one minute after the next. Towards the Pillars of Chaos/Kenosis rips your scalp back only to let the remaining eight tracks dig at your brain and fester there for some time.

Each track rolls out like a rumbling death machine trampling over the weak and anyone else who dare oppose them. These nine offerings trapped within the cover of Aphotik are sadistic and twisted odes to death, curdling blood, ripping skin from flesh and flesh from bone. Aphotik is a ceaseless and relentless record, one bares its fangs and sinks them into you early on. From the very first track, this release does a great job of gripping the listener never to let them go until the battering and mutilating ceases with the ninth and final track. There are no fillers here as what you are presented is purely suffocating as Psychotomy roll from one track to the next like a killer would move from victim to victim.

Everything on this release is executed to damn near perfection. The musicianship is top notch and the ever demonic blood curdling vocals are something to behold and everything is topped off with a raw and dissonant production that rounds this record out very well. Aphotik is just punishing and pure death metal and nothing but for nine straight tracks. This is a release to behold and one to certainly not look over as this certainly is one of the top death metal releases to come out this year.

Aphotik will be released September 28, 2018 through Everlasting Spew Records.

Check out the opening track from Aphotik titled Towards the Pillars of Chaos/Kenosis below!

Links to Follow: 

Psychotomy Facebook

Everlasting Spew Official Site

Hyperdontia: Nexus of Teeth

September 17, 2018
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The list of death metal bands that roll out that classic old-school death metal sounds seems to grow and continue to grow with only a few that really nail the sound and stand at the top of that list. With that being said, Hyperdontia is a part of that list and with Nexus of Teeth, they stand near the top. This record is a finely crafted bulldozer of bloody death. It is primitive, stripped to bare bones without frills or fluff as what you get is eight straight tracks of gutting and brutalizing death metal in its most raw and pure form. From beginning to end you are greeted with a gritty and bleedingly raw sound that stabs its meat hooks straight into you never to release you until the final blood soaked note has rang through your viscera soaked speakers.

This is death worship, and just straight up simple, pure and destructive death metal at its finest. Through eight tracks you are presented with something that is unholy, filthy and murderous. From the drop of the first note you quickly realize that you are in for a sickening and vile blood bath. Nexus of Teeth is a ceaseless and ever unrelenting record as it shovels out track after track of cranium impaling death for your gutting. The only reprieve that you are gifted is when the tracks switch from one to another, other than that  you are constantly assaulted by ever visceral death at every twist and turn. Each track is a grisly slab of mutilating death that leaves you lifeless and torn to shreds as Hyperdontia usher forth track after track of skin peeling and blood letting death.

Nexus of Teeth and all of its grave desecrating horrors is something to behold. This is a grisly and nasty release to say the least, one that has a blatant disregard for life as it aims to drain your veins from the very onset. This flesh gnashing and skin shredding release is just that as it tears into you from the get go, never to stop, never to relent until its eight murderous rampages have finally concluded. Nothing here is clean as everything is soaked in gore and viscera from the production all the way down to the vocals making this to be an incredibly nasty and putrid offering that just cannot be denied.

With this debut record, Hyperdontia has put something out that is as vicious as it is entertaining. Nexus of Teeth is death metal done to a tee and will surely impress your chewed up ear drums.

 

Blaze Infernal: Demo MMVIII

August 31, 2018
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Hailing from Indonesia comes death metal new comers Blaze Infernal, and hauling up from the crypts with them is their three track demo. This demo begins with an intro appropriately titled The Beginning, which is riddled with heavy unsettling breathing for one and a half minutes before fading in to darkness to give way to the remaining two tracks. Once The Beginning fades, Gods Amongst Men begins kicking this demo in to high furious gear as it rampages forth at a torrid pace bringing you disease riddled death metal. This track is a lengthy one as it tops over seven minutes, and for these seven minutes Blaze Infernal balances the track very well. You aren’t treated to a complete skull blasting affair within all seven minutes, nor are you treated to mid tempo rumblings as Blaze Infernal balances the two tempos well to provide you with a well rounded and well crafted lengthy death metal track.

The third and final track to appear within this wretched beast is titled To The Void…(Godless is Truth). This over four minute track is more like the aforementioned death rampage. Filled with slashing riffs and ever bone cracking drumming with unearthly growls to fill the bloodied void, To The Void is a sinister and caustic track. This ripper is just that as it tears in to your skin, sinking its fangs in to your flesh letting you of your ever crimson blood. This track rears is ugly head baring its sharpened teeth awaiting your flesh. This is a fast head banger of an offering that gets your spine twisting in a hurry.

Both of the full tracks within this demo are malevolent and sinister, just one has a little more diversity and variety within it. As a whole, this is a solid demo as Blaze Infernal provides you with two solid death metal tracks one right after another. As short as this demo is on tracks alone, it more than makes up for in run time and content. This is a good start for these new death dealers.

Cemetery Urn: Barbaric Retribution

August 30, 2018
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For over a decade Cemetery Urn has been ushering manifesto’s of pure destruction and malevolence and with the appearance of their new offering of grisly murder Barbaric Retribution, that statement remains true still. Nine tracks of undulating horror and depravity lurk beneath the cover of this record, waiting to provide you with murderous and malignant death metal. Each track is a flesh ripping and bone gnashing offering that aims to gut and rip the life from your chest. From beginning to end, Cemetery Urn present you with a savage and grisly sound that picks you apart minute to minute leaving you lifeless in a mold infested grave.

It doesn’t take long before Cemetery Urn greet you with their coveted bleeding raw and hellish sound as they storm through the crypts with their opener Victim Defiled immediately. Victim Defiled is a bloodied and blood crazed offering that brandishes a rotted and foul stench that makes your skin peel and your organs bleed. This first cut is a nasty one as it blasts away chipping away at your skull only to expose your spongy brain for pure evisceration. From Victim Defiled onward, you are treated to eight more tracks that play much the same way. Each track that fills this record is a barbaric and bloodied ode to death that rampages forth stopping at nothing until graves have been dug and mutilated and defiled remains have filled them.

Barbaric Retribution is a sickening and perverse release as it offers up nine malevolent and malignant tracks riddled with disease and death. Each of the nine tracks is a neck twisting and skin shredding offering that doesn’t provide you with so much as a breather. Cemetery Urn churns out track after track of grave desecrating death suffocating you under pure rotten viscera and entrails. Each track is just as morbid and relentless as the last as they charge forth with every intention of slashing your throat and splaying your flesh. Barbaric Retribution is wicked and murderous as it ushers forth nine tracks of disgust and reeking putrefaction.

This is pure rotten death and nothing but. Relentless in nature, malevolent, disgusting, twisted and purely rotten, that is death metal and that is what this record is about. This flesh carving release is as blunt force and brutal as they come, and if you are looking for some top notch face smashing death metal, you don’t have to look much further.

Barbaric Retribution is out now through Hells Headbangers!

Links To Follow:

Cemetery Urn Bandcamp

Hells Headbangers Bandcamp

Mereflesh: The Nightmare Begins

August 20, 2018
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Combining the likes of death metal and beatdown, Mereflesh bring a whopping dosage of heavy with their new EP The Nightmare Begins. These Aussie’s bring a great balance of beatdown and death metal to their sound making it cohesive and ultimately spine rattling heavy. Each of the four tracks that are present within this release is a rumbling force to be reckoned with. Once one track fades, another begins, hammering away at your skull until it cracks it straight open. The Nightmare Begins is a true beating within only four tracks as you become subject to pure punishment from beginning to end.

Mereflesh bring the pain with crushing riffs and ever pummeling drumming that hits you square in the chest until it bursts open revealing your entrails. The Nightmare Begins is a tough, no holds barred release that has a pure disdain for human life and pure disregard for the listener, making this to be a pure unforgiving assault. The combination of death metal and beatdown here is a good one as Mereflesh balance the two to create an overall anvil heavy and relentless release that pummels you in to the earth. There is no reprieve and there are no breaks between tracks as Mereflesh rumbles along from track to track subjecting you to a thorough beating.

From the drop of the first note and from the rumbling of the first throat shredding vocal, Mereflesh make their hatred for mankind very well known and that theme runs throughout. Through hate filled lyrics and an overall punishing sonic assault, Mereflesh has created something here with their debut that is purely punishing and ultimately anvil heavy. The Nightmare Begins is an unforgiving, face smashing release through and through, as well as a good stepping stone for Mereflesh as a new band. This is a solid four track EP overall that provides you with ever skull bashing tracks that you can bash your brain to over and over again to.

This is a heavy offering that balances death metal and beatdown well enough to be able to please the ears of fans of both genres.

Infuriate: S/T

August 18, 2018
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Inspired by their death metal forefathers yet keeping their overall sounds new and fresh, Infuriate dish out an incredibly punishing and flesh shredding offering with their upcoming self titled release. Packed with nine tracks, this self titled release is something to behold. From beginning to end you become bled dry and eviscerated as Infuriate rumbles along from track to bloody track never to stop until the marrow has completely drained from your bones. This is a suffocating offering of death as you become subjected to nothing but terrorizing death. There are no fillers, no frills and no fluff within this record as Infuriate rips and shreds through your flesh one track after another.

Nothing can prepare you for the savage and barbaric onslaught of Infuriate as they immediately set in with their opening track Juggernaut of Pestilence. Once you press play, you very quickly and violently get a taste of the pure rotten death that Infuriate has to offer. Juggernaut of Pestilence is an unrelenting and ever pressing offering that hits you square in the chest and continues to do so until your chest has split. This two and a half minute track is a pure blistering ode to death and sets you up perfectly for what is left to come in the remaining eight tracks.

From Juggernaut of Pestilence onward you come face to face with eight grisly, terrorizing and bloodied tracks that aim to rip you to shreds and lower you in a shallow damp grave. Each track on this self titled slab of gruesome death is a ceaseless juggernaut of flesh craving terror. As one track ends, the next slaughtering begins, suffocating you under droves of pale, horrifying death. There is not rest and there certainly isn’t any reprieve from the utter eviscerating power of Infuriate. This self titled release is a monstrous and barbaric effort that gives little regard to life and guts and maims anyone who hits that play button.

This self titled debut full length is a malevolent and malicious record, one that delivers crushing blow after crushing blow only to leave you lifeless at the end of it all. Infuriate has created something here that is unforgiving, yet as addicting as it is gutting. This is punishing, rotten death metal done to a fucking tee. This is an outstanding, well crafted, well executed offering of pure eviscerating death that stands among my other favored death metal records so far this year.

This record will be released August 31, 2018 through Everlasting Spew Records.

Links To Follow: 

Infuriate Facebook

Everlasting Spew Official Site

Check out the official video for Juggernaut of Pestilence below!

Insineratehymn: A Moment In A Vision

August 13, 2018
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Hailing from the great city of Los Angeles come grave desecrators Insineratehymn and dragging up from the crypts with them is their new offering A Moment In A Vision. This barbaric release is filled with seven putrid and vile tracks that are sure to leave your head split wide open. Playing in the rotted vein of the old, Insineratehymn discharge track after track of punishing death and nothing but. There is only one moment within this release where there is a bit of reprieve before you are dragged back down in to your damp grave once again. A Moment In A Vision is a punishing assault from beginning to end ultimately suffocating you under rot and viscera.

Through and through this is a bleedingly raw and unfiltered offering as each and every track has a tinge of that ancient foul sound from death metal bands past. Even though Incineratehymn’s sound is inspired by the old, they keep their sound very much their own as they display their murderous chops through seven excellently crafted tracks. A Moment In A Vision is a bloody massacre and a relentless one at that. As mentioned above, there is only one time in which you are granted reprieve from the otherwise slaughtering and eviscerating release and that comes through once track four-also the title track-plays. This interlude is a welcome sound as the three tracks before it pummel you into a bloody pulp never for you to be identified again, and the three tracks that follow it are just as savage and blood thirsty.

The title track comes at a great time to break up the pure unrelenting slaughtering only for you to be shoved straight back in the grinding madhouse once again. Save for the interlude, each track is a barbaric and flesh peeling offering that greet you with viscera stained riffs and ever pummeling drumming that is only to be paired with spine rattling bass lines and blood hungry vocals. Each track is a well put together slaughtering that gets your neck twisting and your brain bashing against your skull in no time at all. A Moment In A Vision is an infectious release, one that you will be playing over and over again. Through and through, Insineratehymn show off their death metal chops as they offer up nothing but top notch death metal.

A Moment In A Vision is a release to behold and not one to be taken lightly what so ever. This is an incredibly solid release, one that is bloody, heavy and skull crushing through and through, a true embodiment of death metal. This is a malicious release, one seething with malignancy and ghoulish murderous intent. You simply cannot go wrong with A Moment In A Vision.

Links To Follow: 

Rotted Life Bandcamp

Rotted Life Facebook

 

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