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Abysmalist: Reflections of Horror

August 21, 2019
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Abysmalist: Reflections of Horror

Titled Reflections of Horror, death metal outfit Abysmalist offers up a true, grime filled, grave stomping style of death metal that summons the sound of the ancients. Bleeding raw and grisly, Abysmalist treat you to four tracks that reach around the eighteen minute mark. Within those eighteen minutes you come face to face with flesh gnashing and ripping death metal that leaves you cold in a hollowed tomb. Filled with terrorizing horror and death, Reflections of Horror is a potent and vile offering that fills you with dread. Through and through this is a ripping release, one that will see you into your own early grave before the concise eighteen minutes is up.

Gutting from the first few seconds onward, Reflections of Horror marches onward to provide you with four excellent tracks of terror and demise. Never to cease their slaughter, each track is just as grisly and vile as the one that came before it. In pure terror and haunting horror, Abysmalist ushers forth a grimy brand of severing death metal that makes it sound as though the reaper closes in with the passing of each second. Riffs power forth tearing at your flesh as the drums barrel forth hollowing out your chest only for bloodied vocals roar through the mass of festering death.

Not only is each track as marrow draining as they are, but on occasion they are as haunting and chilling as they are devouring. With an underlying horror filled atmosphere complete with the occasional clean guitar, Abysmalist work in their own dense atmosphere that wraps up the listener in a chilling fog. You aren’t only getting purely assaulted by a truly monstrous sound, but you become consumed and enveloped in an atmosphere that is just as killer and potent.

Through and through, Abysmalist has crafted each track well to provide you with savage yet haunting death metal. Each track is a well crafted offering that grips you with the cold hand of death, only to release once the eighteenth minute finally comes to a close. Overall, Reflections of Horror is a very solid demo that features four great tracks one right after the next. Within a concise run time, Abysmalist offers up top notch death metal that should be noticed and taken note of. Reflections of Horror is a great entry in to the bloodied echelon of death.

Links To Follow:

Caligari Records Bandcamp

Caligari Records Official Site

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Witch Vomit: Buried Deep In A Bottomless Grave

August 15, 2019
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Witch Vomit: Buried Deep In A Bottomless Grave

In nauseating, vein draining and flesh altering fashion, Portland, Oregon death merchants Witch Vomit are set to unleash their upcoming record Buried Deep In A Bottomless Grave. In seven heaping doses of death and mutilation, Witch Vomit offers up a true sonic torture in the form of grisly death metal. Ever ceaseless and unrelenting, Witch Vomit storm out of the gates from track one, barreling forth with a vile and sickening brand of death that is sure to tear your head from your body. Savage, brutal, gutting and many more descriptors can be used to portray this offering as you come face to face with track after track of marrow sapping death and nothing but.

Never are you given a chance to brace yourself as Witch Vomit sets in to their new release immediately, bursting your skull open and tearing you limb from limb from the drop of the very first note onward. With no reprieve and not a moment of solace, Witch Vomit buries you underneath droves of gruesome and terrorizing death. Throat slashing riffs paired with skull smashing drumming and bloodied unearthly vocals descend upon you within the first second, never to stop their terror as they slash, maim and mutilate all throughout. In great violence and sickness, Witch Vomit buries you under hordes of death and viscera, never for you to be able to climb out of your grisly tomb.

Maniacal, twisted and mangling, Buried Deep In A Bottomless Grave is a true gritty, grimy and devouring record. One track after the next aims to firmly put you in an early grave among the rest of their victims. Once all is said and done, you will be lucky to have your head still attached as each track is just as venomous and potent as the one(s) that came before it. Brutal, caustic and down right deadly, Buried Deep In A Bottomless Grave is a release that is unrepentant in its sonic assault as each track aims for only slaughter and mayhem. Each track is discharged with great volatility and explosiveness as each one acts like a weapon of pure death.

There is no subtlety here as that is pushed aside for a true barbaric throat slashing attack that cannot be denied. You are not to find any fads, filler or anything of the like here as what you come to greet are seven straight offerings of unapologetic death. With great musicianship, guttural hellish vocals, great song writing and an overall clean yet raw production, Witch Vomit kills this release. It has been a while since I have heard something so life threatening and as savage as Buried Deep In A Bottomless Grave, and in short it is incredible.

Buried Deep In A Bottomless Grave will be released August 30 through 20 Buck Spin. Pre-orders can be found here and here.

Links To Follow:

Witch Vomit Facebook

20 Buck Spin Official Site

Bones: Diseased

August 14, 2019
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Bones: Diseased

In a filthy amalgamation of death metal and crust, Bones offers up a raw, energetic and face melting brand of metal through their upcoming offering Diseased. Throughout this release you are to come face to face with eleven gnashing and bleeding raw offerings that aim to crush you in to the dirt. From beginning to end, Bones lays everything on the table, pulling no punches as they offer up a bulldozing and deadly sound that is to behold. Each track is as gritty and nasty as the one(s) that came before it and unapologetically so. Visceral, maniacal and filthy, Diseased offers up a true nasty brand of crust riddled death that is not to be ignored.

Packed with raw, pulse pounding energy, Diseased shoots straight out of your speakers once you press play only to ladle death and disease upon you in heaping droves. Injected with riffs that tear flesh and drumming that cracks bones, Bones offers up a truly grimy and bleeding raw sound that hits your ears oh so perfectly. Keeping their sound filthy, Bones stomps through each track with great amounts of explosive and marrow sapping energy having you bang your head and subsequently your brain against your skull in no time.

These eleven tracks take over, infecting and manifesting themselves within your mind for some time to come. As volatile and destructive as each offering is, they are just as entertaining and memorable. With the coming of each track you feel an overwhelming urge to bang your head until it promptly falls off of your shoulders, and if you are not doing so you may not have a pulse. Through and through, each cut is a devastating force of death and destruction that does not slow until the final note rings through.

Buzzing, bleeding raw, filthy, crusty and down right shredding, Bones packs it all within Diseased. There is no shortage of death and energy that is destructive to your health here as Bones ushers forth track after track of malignant death that you cannot deny. Diseased is a great record through and through as it treats you to eleven straight offerings of gnashing, grisly and head caving death. From track one to track eleven, “Diseased” is entirely entertaining and in its own sickening way, hypnotizing.

With great musicianship, foul vocals, an overall filthy raw sound, great song writing and more, Bones offers up a great release here with Diseased.

Diseased will be released September 20 through Transcending Obscurity Records.

Check out the track Carrion Crows from the upcoming release below!

Links To Follow:

Bones Facebook

Transcending Obscurity Official Site

Transcending Obscurity Bandcamp

Smerdead: За Чертой

August 13, 2019
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Smerdead: За Чертой

Formed in 2018, and hailing from Siberia, Smerdead seems to be on the hunt for more brains and flesh to tear apart. With their debut album titled За Чертой, Smerdead really begins their conquest and their hunt to satiate their hunger for flesh. Through this release you come face to face with eight bone gnawing tracks in the vein of melodic death metal. There is not bullshit here and no filler as you are greeted by nothing but bloodied and viscera soaked death metal that is sure to make you a part of Smerdead’s ever growing zombie horde. In barbarity and savagery, Smerdead marches through each track with a single goal in mind, and that is to consume your rotting brain from your skull.

With melodious and at times groove filled riffs that get paired up with solid and pummeling drumming and manic gritty vocals, Smerdead rises from their tombs to present you with an entirely entertaining and head banging effort. One track after the next, Smerdead offers up a memorable, heavy and entertaining sound that you will end up listening to over and over again. The riffs that infect this release are especially catchy as they hook on to your brain never to release it as they will manifest there for some time to come. Each track within За Чертой is a solid and well constructed effort that will make their way in to your brain in no time.

In solid musicianship, execution, song writing, vocals, production and more, Smerdead creates something here with За Чертой that is palatable, brain devouring, melodic highly entertaining and memorable. Each track is just as good as the last. With no filler or fluff to speak of, За Чертой is eight straight offerings of nothing but pure melodic death metal that gets your head banging in no time. Melodic all the time, heavy consistently and down right devouring, Smerdead packs it all in here with their debut offering.

If you are a fan of melodic death metal, or just death metal in general, За Чертой you would be wise to check this release out. Through and through it is a well crafted, cohesive effort that never relents as its only mission is to provide you with solid and entertaining death metal and it very much succeeds in just that.

Gorebringer: A Craving For Flesh

August 10, 2019
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Gorebringer: A Craving For Flesh

In technicality and brutality, UK death horde Gorebringer are set to unleash their debut full length titled A Craving For Flesh. Packed to the bursting point with nine offerings, this title offers up technical and melodious death metal that is sure to melt your flesh and snap your neck. Each track is a furious and brutal offering that aims to peel your skin from flesh, and flesh from bone. It does not take Gorebringer long to get you acquainted with their blasphemous grave stomping sound as they set in nearly immediately with ripping riffs, rapid fire drumming and manic vocals that transition between hellish high screams and unearthly lows. Never are you to really get a moment of reprieve as Gorebringer usher forth track after viscera stained track that aims to take you to an early grave.

Each offering leans on the side of lengthy as these tracks range between the three and a half minute mark to the six minute mark. Once you press play you have no escape as you become devoured by the bloodied maelstrom that Gorebringer summons. From beginning to end you come to be greeted by death by the horde as Gorebringer shovels heaps of death and malevolence upon you until you become buried and are no more. Ever unrelenting and ceaseless in their ripping assault, Gorebringer slices through each track to provide you with a wicked and ever neck snapping listen.

With flesh flaying riffs, chest cracking drumming and an overall undulating horror, A Craving For Flesh has it all here. With melody sewn in to the otherwise blistering and blood boiling assault, Gorebringer offers up a sound that is palatable, yet brutal and visceral. Each of the nine offerings that are present within this title are well constructed and executed offerings of death that will leave your head rolling on the ground before you know it. This is pure death and nothing but and throughout this release Gorebringer executes damn near perfectly to provide you with a destructive, tomb desecrating sound that is hard to ignore.

Technicality, brutality, melody, great song writing, great musicianship and vocals, Gorebringer leave it all on the sacrificial altar here to create an overall well rounded and cohesive effort. For this being their debut full length, it is impressive. Each track is just as good as the last and no where on this release does it feel like any one of them is lacking in any specific way. A Craving For Flesh is a very solid release through and through; one that offers up flesh carving and blood curdling death metal, heaps of brutality, great musicianship and much more. This new band from the UK delivers a great gem of death metal with their debut full length here.

Links To Follow:

Gorebringer Bandcamp

Gorebringer Facebook

Dead Soul Alliance: Slaves to the Apocalypse

August 6, 2019
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Dead Soul Alliance: Slaves to the Apocalypse

Among the tomb desecrating death metal bands and releases that have cropped up this year, Dead Soul Alliance offers up their deadly bid in tape form this time titled Slaves to the Apocalypse. This offering features six total tracks of deadly, flesh gnashing death metal that aims to bury you among their growing pile of deceased. Vicious, ferocious and down right impaling, each of the six offerings featured within this title are all neck bending heavy. They never really give you all too much reprieve before becoming under siege yet again by a deadly sonic assault of rotting death. The only solace that you have throughout are audio snippets here and there, but once those fade its back to the deadly lashings of death that Dead Soul Alliance so gladly heaps upon you.

Their sound forever rotting, Dead Soul Alliance keep their sound firmly rooted in death metal of the late 80’s and 90’s. With flesh tearing riffs that are backed by heavy skull pounding drumming, unearthly bellows cut through the slab of grisly noise to provide you with an overall deadly sound. Each track is just as punishing and venomous as the last, never for one to take a moment off as each one aims to have you succumb to an early unmarked grave. These pulse pounding and vein draining offerings are just that as they come at you full tilt until you are left as nothing more than a shell. Each savage track is a deadly force that gets your neck twisting until your head is rolling on the ground.

Slaves to the Apocalypse is one solid, grisly slab of bleeding raw death metal, and it is incredibly entertaining and memorable. Each of the six tracks here are well written, constructed, performed and executed, gifting you with an overall cohesive and well rounded offering that you cannot help but to come back to. Truly rotten, visceral and destructive, Dead Soul Alliance rampages onward from offering to offering presenting you with one solid death metal neck snapping blitzkrieg right after the next. Slaves to the Apocalypse is a death metal machine that marches forth, leaving nothing unturned and only death in its wake.

Overall, Slaves to the Apocalypse is a very solid release, one that provides you with six very good offerings one right after the next. If you are not head banging along with these furious rampages of death, you might not have a pulse. Through and through, this is a great, cohesive and rotten display of death that you will come back to for more and more death metal punishment.

Slaves to the Apocalypse will be unleashed on tape through Dawning Septic Productions August 16.

Links To Follow:

Dead Soul Alliance Facebook

Dead Soul Alliance Bandcamp

Lord Gore: Scalpels For Blind Surgeons

August 2, 2019
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Lord Gore: Scalpels For Blind Surgeons

Starting from the Pacific Northwest, and spreading their brand of murderous sickness wherever they roam, Lord Gore continues marching forth with their upcoming offering Scalpels For Blind Surgeons. Near fifteen years after their last full length Resickened, Lord Gore appears once again through strewn viscera to present us all with eleven brand new offerings. Much like their other efforts, Scalpels For Blind Surgeons is a sickening, neck twisting and ever gutting and cutting offering. Ever relentless and twisted, Lord Gore blitz through each offering in a grind filled death metal rampage that leaves nothing but corpses and mutilation in their wake.

Forever unapologetic in their vile approach, each of the eleven tracks that are harbored within the bloodied walls of this title are as flesh tearing and consuming as you would come to expect. Never to give way to fads, filler or gimmicks, Lord Gore fills each track with a truly ripping and blood boiling sound that cannot be ignored. Potent, vein draining and gnashing, each track barrels through your speakers leaving your head hanging by a thread. These eleven tracks are vicious and explosive, attacking from the drop of the first gnarled note only to cease once you are left as nothing more than a shell of what you once were.

With bone cutting riffs that is paired with pummeling drumming and vocals that are quite inhuman, Lord Gore offers up a sound that tears at your ear drums. With the passing of each second, so does a second tick off of your life as you will be left bloodied and beaten at the end of it all. Scalpels For Blind Surgeons is a menacing and terrorizing effort that aims for your throat. This is a murderous and life expunging release, one that turns a blind eye to humanity and bulldozes over everyone and everything that dare press play.

Viscera soaked, bloodied, terrorizing and down right gruesome, Lord Gore really doesn’t pull any punches here. Over their illustrious and murderous career they have continued slaying, one victim after the next and that doesn’t stop here with Scalpels For Blind Surgeons. They drive a knife straight through your brain, lobotomizing you with the passing of each track, and god damn does it feel as though you’ve been hacked up once all has concluded.

With an uncompromising, brute force trauma of a sound, Lord Gore surely delivers with this offering. Scalpels For Blind Surgeons is a very solid record, one that is spine snapping heavy, brain scrambling, viscera soaked and really what more could you possibly ask for from a Lord Gore record?

Scalpels For Blind Surgeons will be unleashed August 9 through Everlasting Spew Records.

Check out the official track The Crawling from the upcoming release below!

Links To Follow:

Everlasting Spew Official Site

Everlasting Spew Bandcamp

Trench Warfare: Hatred Prayer

July 29, 2019
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Trench Warfare: Hatred Prayer

In devastating, earth scorching terror comes Trench Warfare. In sewing the heads of black metal, death metal and war metal together, Trench Warfare creates a truly destructive and leveling sound that cannot be denied. Through their upcoming offering Hatred Prayer, you come face to face with twelve vicious neck snapping offering one right after the next. Throughout this release, Trench Warfare spew forth their terrorizing brand of metal to provide you with a truly flesh ripping and face melting sound. You are given no solace and no reprieve as Trench Warfare blitzes from track to track leaving you mangled at the end of it all. Hatred Prayer crushes and devastates from beginning to end indiscriminately leaving nothing but decimation and wreckage in its wake.

Trench Warfare wastes no time before getting you acquainted with their blood boiling brand of metal as they set in immediately, twisting your head off before you have any time to brace yourself for impact. This creation of sonic violence is a skull cracking, no bullshit offering that tears through you leaving you beaten and bloodied. There is not a single moment wasted throughout this release as you are treated to twelve straight offerings of pure destruction. No filler, no bullshit and no fluff is to be found here as what you get is true and pure devastation. Unbridled and apocalyptic, Hatred Prayer tramples and stomps over the weak leaving nothing but mayhem and scorched earth behind.

Hatred Prayer is blunt force trauma in sonic form. One wicked track turns to the next, each one chomping at the bit to mutilate and devastate with the passing of each second. Once the final explosive note crosses your speakers you feel as though you have been put through the wringer as you leave the listen beaten and bloodied. With savage riffs that are coupled with chest hollowing drumming, rumbling bass lines and maniacal gritty vocals, Trench Warfare has created something here that is incredibly volatile, explosive destroying. Each track is just as mayhem and chaos fueled as the next, making this entire release one hell of violent and whiplash inducing ride.

This is an undeniably wicked record, one that snaps your head back from the very onset. Each track bulldozes and mangles and even so you keep coming back for more skin peeling madness. Hatred Prayer is one fuck of a great record as it offers up twelve uncompromising, unfiltered and down right spine severing tracks one right after the next. You cannot go wrong with this release as it will stand tall as one of the more impressive and better release to be unleashed this year.

Hatred Prayer is set to be released August 9 through Transcending Obscurity Records.

Links To Follow:

Transcending Obscurity Official Site

Trench Warfare Bandcamp

Trench Warfare Facebook

Breaking December: Into The Light

July 27, 2019
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Breaking December: Into The Light

Hailing from Germany comes melodic death metal outfit Breaking December. While taking influences from the metalcore genre as well, Breaking December make their sound their own. Into The Light is the title of their upcoming EP, in which you will find three melodic, well constructed and performed tracks one right after the next. Breaking December has constructed a sound that is entirely memorable and head bang worthy as they treat you to great cleans, memorable choruses and more to provide you with a sound that sticks with you.

Through each track, Breaking December does a good job of incorporating their metalcore influences in to the overall death metal fold. Aggressive, yet melodic seems to be what they are aiming for and they certainly nail that sound right on the head. From the very beginning, as soon as you press play you realize that each of the three tracks will be stuck in your mind for some time. Each track is a well constructed offering that provides you with that aforementioned balance of aggression and melody that gets right underneath your skin.

Breaking December offers up solid musicianship, a clean production and vocals that switch between bloodied growls, mid screams and very good clean sung vocals that will have you belting the lyrics right out with the lead vocalist. The vocals are clear to understand making it easy for you to belt the choruses out along with the band, and you surely will be doing that. Each track is a well put together offering that will manifest itself in your mind for some time to come. Try as you might, you will not be able to shake these tracks.

Heavy, yet melodic and highly memorable, Breaking December have found a good formula for their overall sound. The mixture of death metal and metalcore here is a good one as you are treated to three well constructed offerings that are easy to come back to as you will. Through Into The Light you are provided with a pretty straight forward sound, but one that is well constructed, entertaining and memorable all the same. Overall, this is a solid release.

Into The Light will be released August 8, and you can pre-order this release here.

Temple of Dread: Blood Craving Mantras

July 24, 2019
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Temple of Dread: Blood Craving Mantras

Emerging from crypts long since molded come grave desecrators Temple of Dread with their debut title Blood Craving Mantras. Offering up a true bloodied death metal assault, Temple of Dread features eight brand new gnashing tracks within this release. While keeping their overall sound firmly rooted in the rotting vein of old-school death metal, Temple of Dread add their own influence to create their own twisted brand of death metal. Through this offering you will come face to face with eight tracks that are as vein draining and devouring as you would come to hope. Without reprieve, Temple of Dread ceaselessly ladle their deadly assault upon you burying you under droves of death never for you to see the light of day again.

Temple of Dread kick this release off with a two minute haunting intro that perfectly sets you up for what you are about to hear. Once the intro fades into darkness, Temple of Dread kicks everything in to high gear by supplying you with flaying riffs that are only to be backed by bone cracking drumming and bloodied vocals that emerge from beyond the wall of devastating death. Temple of Dread rolls from one track to the next with ease, providing you with an all out sonic death metal assault that aims to leave you rotting. After the intro, you are not to get a moment of solace as each track stomps forth, twisting your neck and dragging you in to your own timely grave.

Each of the seven tracks that follow the intro are furious and explosive offerings that never give you a chance to prepare yourself before a truly savage and destructive assault follows. Blood Craving Mantras offers nothing but pure death. There is not a moment of filler here as Temple of Dread buries you underneath hordes of blistering death metal from which you will not be seen again. Each offering is fast, technical and deadly, making the entire release something to behold. Once you press play, you become gripped by the cold hand of death never to be let go until the final gruesome note rings through your speakers.

Ever flesh gnashing and brain drilling, Blood Craving Mantras is one hell of a neck twisting release. From beginning to end you are treated one track right after the next that is ultimately gripping, deadly and down right heavy. With their debut release, Temple of Dread comes screaming through the graveyard to present us with an excellent record by the title of Blood Craving Mantras. Solid through and through, this is a great release and there is nothing left more to say than that.

Blood Craving Mantras will be unleashed August 30 through Testimony Records.

Check out the single Gone But Still Here from the upcoming release below!

Links To Follow:

Temple of Dread Facebook

Testimony Records Official Site

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