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Deform/Mortuous: Lamenting Reflections

October 11, 2019
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Deform/Mortuous: Lamenting Reflections

Hailing from New Jersey comes Deform and hailing from California come death dealers Mortuous and together they summon a three track EP titled Lamenting Reflections dedicated to former Deform vocalist/guitarist Tim Ninerell. Deform takes the first two tracks and Mortuous brings up the third and final track. Both bands play a brand of sickening and grisly old-school death metal that leaves you as nothing more than a bloodied pulp once all is said and done. Each of the offerings here from each band are just as vile and twisted as each other making this to be a true terrorizing and grave digging effort all within three short offerings.

Deform begins the split with the first two tracks, one of those being a near one minute intro that comes complete with near serene guitar work and a long clip of that of a crying child. Once the intro fades in to the ever quickening darkness, their second track takes over. Titled Behind The Mirrors, this cut is a true, gritty, bleeding raw and pummeling offering. Through near four and a half minutes you come face to face with flesh tearing riffs that are only to be aided by ever bone cracking drumming, spine rattling bass work and gritty, inhuman vocals. Behind The Mirrors is straight forward, twisting, flesh peeling brutality and nothing but. There is nothing here to cut the brutality as Deform storms through this track leaving you in pure twisted mayhem.

The third and final track to appear within this split is the track by Mortuous titled Funerealm. This five minute offering wastes no time as it explodes through your speakers immediately providing you with a true sonic assault. From beginning to end you become shredded by razor sharp, tearing riffs that are supplemented by tumultuous drum work and vocals that are as savage and bleeding raw as they can be. Funerealm is a quick, ever slicing and deadly track that offers up near five whole minutes of nothing but stellar death metal that is sure to leave your ear drums shredded and your scalp flayed. Funerealm is a pure onslaught of death metal that does not quit until the final gnarled note has pierced through your ear drums. This is a great track to end the split as it leaves you coming back for more and more death metal mayhem as you reach for the play button until it is worn out.

RIP Tim Ninerell

Lamenting Reflections will be unleashed October 31st. You can pre-order here and here.

Links To Follow:

Deform Facebook

Mortuous Facebook

Mortuous Bandcamp

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Aeons Abyss: Impenitent

October 8, 2019
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Aeons Abyss: Impenitent

Arising from crypts of old comes Aeons Abyss and their upcoming offering titled Impenitent. This release features eight total tracks that are executed in the vein of old-school death metal as each track gives off a rotting and raw sound. Complete with melodic yet flesh tearing riffs, chest cracking blasting drum work and vocals that have an inhuman range, Aeons Abyss offer up a true grisly death metal treat here. With the run time topping off at just under forty minutes, you are treated to well performed and executed death metal for every single second of the run time. Each track is just as good as the last as there is not a track that disappoints or comes up lacking in any way.

Impenitent begins with the title track that starts off with a near melancholic, atmospheric sound that lulls you in to a false sense of security before the track takes off and buries you deep among the droves of riffs and blasting drum work. Aeons Abyss weaves intricate labyrinths of death right before you having you wander through each twist and turn as you have your face cleaved straight off of your skull. Each of the eight tracks that are harbored within the walls of this offering as just as intricate and technical as the last making this to be a ripping and mind warping death metal release.

With elaborate and intricate song writing, great technical ability and plenty of atmosphere, Aeons Abyss brings everything together nicely to create a well rounded and entirely cohesive and comprehensive effort. There isn’t a cut on this record that is lacking in any area as each one is just as solid and well executed as the last. Impenitent is solid through and through as it provides you with eight ripping, technical, atmospheric and down right intricate tracks one right after the next. Impenitent is an entertaining and engaging effort, one that will surely get your head banging until you snap your neck.

Through and through Impenitent is as great offering. Aeons Abyss style is very firmly rooted within the old-school death metal style of the 90’s, never to bite that style however, only to make it their own twisting labyrinth of death and mayhem. Be sure you are prepared for this unfolding, twisting death metal mayhem.

Impenitent will be unleashed November 1.

You can pre-order this record right here.

Links To Follow:

Aeons Abyss Facebook

Dismemberment: Arc Of Ancients

October 4, 2019
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Dismemberment: Arc Of Ancients

Five years after their debut full length Embrace the Dark, Ohio destroyers Dismemberment are back with their follow up full length titled Arc Of Ancients. Coming complete with nine total tracks, Dismemberment offer up a true, dynamic and heavy assault that has you twisting your neck before you realize. While there is a lot of 90’s death metal influence at work all throughout this release, Dismemberment adds modern twists to those influences to create a sound all their own. Each of the nine tracks that are present here are well written and well executed offerings of death that are overall very strong and very potent.

Dismemberment does’t beat around the bush here as they offer up a straight forward death metal assault from beginning to end. There are no gimmicks here or filler of any kind as what you are presented are nine straight offerings of pure, neck bending death metal. Arc Of Ancients is heavy yet captivating all the same as Dismemberment ladle upon you one track after the next of glorious, technical, highly entertaining and memorable death metal.

With technical riffage combined with scorching solos as well as acrobatic drum work and a vocal deliver that is gritty and powerful, Dismemberment create a sound here that is undeniable. Each track is a memorable, highly addictive and entertaining offering that embeds themselves deep in your brain for some time to come. As a whole, Arc Of Ancients is a very solid record, one that you will be able to easily put on repeat and never get tired of.

Through and through, Arc Of Ancients is a very good record. With this release you are treated to nine great tracks one after the next that get your head banging and you bashing your brain against its skeletal prison in no time. If you are a fan of death metal or old-school death metal, Arc Of Ancients is a no brainer.

Arc Of Ancients will be unleashed October 18 through Creator-Destructor Records.

Links To Follow:

Dismemberment Facebook

Dismemberment Bandcamp

Creator-Destructor Records Bandcamp

Nex Carnis: Black Eternity

October 3, 2019
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Nex Carnis: Black Eternity

Hailing from Iran comes death metal bulldozers Nex Carnis and towing along with them they bring devastation by the title of Black Eternity. This EP is filled with two offerings that top just over ten minutes total, and even as short as this release is it cuts deep, leaving your neck severed hanging on by just a thread of tendon. Destructive and grave desecrating, Nex Carnis set in immediately never giving you a moment to brace yourself for the potent flesh masticating death metal onslaught that you are about to witness. The two tracks that make this EP up are savage and down right skull sanding, leaving you as nothing more than pulverized matter in a shallow grave.

Nex Carnis truly delivers quality over quantity here within this EP as what you get are two damn near perfect death metal onslaughts. From beginning to end, Nex Carnis tears through you, maiming and mutilating you with the passing of each second. Powerful, potent, grisly, twisted and dark, Nex Carnis offer up a true bloodied death metal assault here. From the drop of the first note of Black Eternity you get dragged asunder to depths of death not yet explored. Through each of the two offerings here, these corpse hoarders unfold a labyrinth of death before you as they take you down corridor after corridor of horror that will surely lead to your demise.

Black Eternity drowns you in vile death and does a great job of it all within two tracks. As mentioned, as short as this offering is as it tops just over ten minutes, it more than makes up for in quality. Nex Carnis leaves you wanting more miasmal death at the end of this release which ultimately makes you reach for the play button over and over again. Both tracks are executed well, well written and performed to perfection ultimately creating an overall sound that is addictive and deadly.

It will be exciting to see what Nex Carnis has up their sleeve for when a new full length is to appear, but for now we are left with this grisly majesty of a release that will surely lead you to an early grave.

Links To Follow:

Nex Carnis Facebook

Blood Harvest Records Bandcamp

Coffin Rot: A Monument To The Dead

October 2, 2019
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Coffin Rot: A Monument To The Dead

Hoarding corpses and aiming to claim you as their next victim, Coffin Rot spews forth from the bowels of a stale and stagnant crypt to offer up their next full length. Titled A Monument To The Dead, Coffin Rot packs this release full to the bursting point with eight vile, disgusting and ever flesh tearing offerings. You will not get treated to any filler or fluff as what you get from beginning to end is eight pure tracks of bleeding raw, beheading devastation. As one track fades into the ever blackened obscurity, the next bulldozer of death begins, aiming to lower you into the stale earth well before your time should be up. Gutting and maiming, Coffin Rot ushers forth a true mutilating effort here, one that will snap your neck and rip your flesh from bone before all is said and done.

Each of the eight tracks that are present here are as potent and powerful as the next making this to be a true terrorizing and blood boiling offering. Through and through, Coffin Rot has created something here that is menacing, dark, twisted and down right vile. Ever flesh consuming and lobotomizing, they usher forth one cut after the next until you are eviscerated and left as nothing more than a stain of red. With tight, technical skin peeling riffs that are coupled with chest caving drum work and vocals that are incredibly inhuman and entirely monstrous, Coffin Rot claims you as their next victim in their ever growing horde of rotted flesh.

It doesn’t get much more grisly and all consuming as A Monument To The Dead. This release drags you through horrors that you haven’t yet seen all while you are being picked apart and mutilated at the great delight of every track here. Each offering is deranged, horrifying and down right heavy. Not only that, but Coffin Rot has found a formula here that not only is heavy, devastating and brain skewering, but memorable as well. You can try as you might, but A Monument To The Dead will stuck in your head for some time to come like leeches to a diseased carcass.

A Monument To The Dead is potent, powerful, ripping, skewering, eviscerating and so many more descriptors that make this release so great overall. This is a true, bleeding raw death metal record through and through and it is fucking insane. For their debut full length record, Coffin Rot hits the nail right on the head as they produce a record here that is perfect. Eight tracks through and through are all well performed, executed, written, produced and more to treat you to an overall stellar listening experience. It would not be wise to pass this release up as this will be one of the finest death metal releases to come out this year.

A Monument To The Dead will be released October 18 through Blood Harvest and Rotted Life.

Links To Follow:

Coffin Rot Facebook

Blood Harvest Bandcamp

Rotted Life Official Site

Creeping Flesh: Into the Meat Grinder

September 8, 2019
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Creeping Flesh: Into the Meat Grinder

In rotting death and vicious mutilation, Creeping Flesh offer up their debut full length titled Into the Meat Grinder. This flesh ripping offering treats you to ten tracks one right after the next with a total run time of forty-five minutes. Through each and ever single one of those forty-five minutes you are subject to nothing but terrorizing and horrifying death. This is pure, grisly, mutilating death and nothing but. You won’t find any filler or gimmicks here as what you get is ten straight offerings of vile, gruesome and flesh peeling death metal. Foreboding, eviscerating, mutilating, vein draining, and more, Creeping Flesh provides it all within Into the Meat Grinder.

Each track within this offering is thunderous and ceaseless. These cuts bulldoze over you with the weight of a panzer tank, crushing you beneath their sheer weight making you become nothing more than rotting, stale flesh. It is undeniable that each of the ten tracks that are harbored within the forsaken walls of this release are incredibly heavy. With riffs that tear straight through your flesh and dig in to your bone, drum work that barrels straight through your chest and bloodied vocals that roar out from beyond the wall of punishing bleeding death, Creeping Flesh has created something here that is truly devastating. You will not find your way out of this release alive as you will become just another victim, mutilated and rotting beneath the cold soil in the vile trenches.

Lying beneath the hellfire and artillery shelling that is the musicianship is a sinister and overall creeping and foreboding atmosphere. The atmosphere that follows all through each of the ten tracks here is just as potent and rotten as everything else. It provides you with a tepid whiff of decay and and rigored flesh that makes you revulse. With this stagnant and rotting war torn atmosphere you can almost see the bodies and viscera strewn about before you. This atmosphere makes you feel as though you are about to get blown apart by artillery shelling, or ripped to shreds by flesh covered barbed wire. With this atmosphere is combination with the overall lobotomizing style of death that Creeping Flesh provides, Into the Meat Grinder is one hell of a force to be reckoned with.

As devastating and life expunging as Into the Meat Grinder is, it is equally catchy and entertaining. Into the Meat Grinder has just about everything going for it. Played in the vein of old-school death yet with new age death metal twists, unbelievably heavy, foreboding, catchy, memorable, entertaining, destructive, and so much more, Into the Meat Grinder is exceptional. It’s unreal that this is the debut full length from these corpse hoarders, but this will stand atop as one of my favorite death metal releases this year.

Into the Meat Grinder will be unleashed September 25 through Growls From The Underground.

Check out the lyric video for Tank Corps Unleashed from the upcoming record below!

Links To Follow:

Creeping Flesh Facebook

Growls From The Underground Facebook

Growls From The Underground Official Site

Gravehammer: Primordial Principles/Fundamental Forces

August 31, 2019
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Gravehammer: Primordial Principles/Fundamental Forces

Hailing from Germany comes Gravehammer and in tow with them their newest offering titled Primordial Principles/Fundamental Forces. This EP is packed with four archaic and primeval death metal that does its best to drag you down to your rightful tomb. Raw, organic and down right marrow sapping, each track within this release is a punishing effort. Laden with elements of doom, Gravehammer incorporate those sounds into their foundation of grisly death to create an overall abyssal, grim and darkened sound. Forever enveloping and consuming, Gravehammer usher forth four tracks that are as gnashing and detrimental as you would wish them to be as they provide you with nothing but ancient death.

There are no tricks here and no fluff as what you get is four solid tracks one right after the next. Gravehammer displays here that you do not need any studio trickery or anything of the like to create a true beast of a release. This EP is entirely organic and raw sounding making it that much more potent and powerful. Savage and destructive from beginning to end, Primordial Principles/Fundamental Forces is a monster of an EP as it never ceases in its grisly aural assault.

The mixture of death and doom here is great as it creates not only a full on flesh tearing death metal sound but you are also presented with slow dirges of haunting soul stealing doom. Gravehammer does a great job of mixing the two together, changing tempos and transitioning between death metal and doom seamlessly to create an overall cohesive and comprehensive sound. While their overall death metal assault drags you to the grave, their doom elements drag you asunder into a never ending abyss from which you will not return.

Through and through, this EP is a very great release as it provides you with four great tracks. Each track is just as good and well executed as the last making this entire EP incredibly well rounded. Not a single second is wasted as each one is packed with bleeding raw death that drags you in forever capturing you within the labyrinth of death and doom that Gravehammer creates. From the musicianship, to the gutting vocals to the organic and raw production, everything here is done so well, you would be mistaken not to give this release a listen.

Links To Follow:

Caligari Records Bandcamp

Caligari Records Official Site

Phobophilic: Undimensioned Identities

August 27, 2019
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Phobophilic: Undimensioned Identities

Hailing from the frozen tundra that is North Dakota are death dealers Phobophilic. Through their upcoming release titled Undimensioned Identities you are treated to four horror filled, bleeding raw and bone masticating tracks. Devoid of filler, Phobophilic offers up four straight grave digging tracks one right after the next. Entirely a twisted mass of death and mayhem, Phobophilic rip straight through offering after offering to provide you with a truly savage and monstrous listen. Even as short as this release is, it certainly packs a massive brain mashing punch. Savage, brutal and down right flesh devouring, Undimensioned Identities is as vein draining and neck snapping as they come.

Plenty of new death metal bands follow in the footsteps of their death metal forefathers and that certainly includes Phobophilic. With that being said though, these tomb desecrators add their own deranged twist to the ancient genre to stand out and create a sound that is stylistically their own. With massive vein severing riffs and ever bulldozing drum work that are only to be paired with blood stained unearthly growls, Phobophilic creates a nasty and gnarled sound. Yet as raw as their sound is, it is concise, well crafted and appropriately murky making their overall sound cohesive and entirely well rounded.

Each offering is a slaughtering wall of death that flies out of their respective graves to offer you something that is truly barbaric yet entirely memorable. The four tracks that are present here are monsters that are to behold. Each one is just as grisly and gnarled as the last, and as heavy and brain stem severing as the last making this to be a deadly release overall. Undimensioned Identities as a whole is a maelstrom of ripping death that captures you from the very beginning only to lay you to rest as nothing more than a hollowed out form of your former self. Blood letting and incredibly wicked, Phobophilic present you with four great offerings one after the next that are nothing but pure, unfiltered and bleeding death.

Rotting, diseased, filled with horror and deadly terror, Undimensioned Identities is a great release. Phobophilic packs a lot in to only four tracks making this entire release comprehensive and entirely entertaining leaving you reaching to hit play again and again. Undimensioned Identities is criminally short leaving you wanting more of this refined bleeding death. This is an excellent release through and through, and nothing more needs to be said than that.

Undimensioned Identities will be released September 13 through Rotted Life.

You can pre-order this release here and here.

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

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

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