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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

Abominated: Decomposed

January 17, 2021
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Abominated: Decomposed

Bubbling up from the rotting crust of the death metal underground comes Poland’s own, Abominated. Emerging from the soil with them comes their debut demo titled Decomposed. This release offers four tracks that total to a run time of a concise nine minutes. Abominated’s sound firmly flows through the elder vein of death metal where through this demo you come to hear a gritty and grime filled death metal sound. As tried and true as this sound is, Abominated still carve out their own signature death metal hymns that are particular to them. And as short as this offering is with it being a demo, Abominated more than make up for the length with pure, brutalizing and blood letting stampedes of death.

Abominated begin their demo with a short yet haunting intro that sets the stage for the remaining three tracks that are to follow. Each track that comes after the intro is a blistering, skin peeling and blood boiling death metal march. Through this demo you come across nothing but pure death metal as there are no other sounds that Abominated incorporate that could muddy the traditional sound. Each track-save for the intro-is as nasty and neck snapping as you would imagine and want it to be. Abominated don’t hold anything back here with Decomposed as the entire offering is a bloodied, gnarled and life straining effort that does its best to leave you cleaved in two before all is said and done.

With gut slicing riffs, skull caving drum work and hellish vocals, Abominated provide you with an overall caustic and face melting sound. After the intro, Abominated barrels through your speakers at a whiplash and heart attack inducing rate. Never does this death horde relent or cease their aural assault until your ear drums have finally burst. This offering is straight up, pure, raw and savage death metal that gets your head banging nearly immediately until it severs from your spine.

Overall, Decomposed is a very solid demo as it offers up a complete and destructive sound that is undeniable. Abominated hits the nail on the head here with this release and from here on it will be great to see what they have to offer in the future.

Devotion: The Harrowing

January 11, 2021
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Devotion: The Harrowing

Something evil, something sinister and haunting has been lurking among the shadows of Spain, and now five years after their debut full length the shadow dwellers Devotion emerge once more to present us with their sophomore full length titled The Harrowing. Hidden for years until their debut Necrophiliac Cults appeared and ravaged the death metal lands, Devotion disappeared only to emerge in 2021 to decimate, haunt and spread despair across the land once more. Appropriately titled, The Harrowing features thirteen total tracks of pure, unfiltered grim death metal. Devotion does not belong to any sort of old-school or new age category, nor do they abide by any trend as they have crafted their own devilish sound. What you get throughout The Harrowing is thirteen dirges of death that are all consuming and soul devouring.

The Harrowing really is a record that consumes you. It wraps you up in a haunting and dismal fog from the get go never to let you see the light of day again until the final note has been played. As heavy and grim as this release is, it is equally as enchanting, mesmerizing and memorable. Devotion has done a great job here crafting each song to be as captivating as they are, wrapping you up in their overall haunting and mesmerizing atmosphere. Each track does a great job of drawing you in further and further until you can no longer escape. Sprinkled into the record are short and chilling interludes that add to the labyrinth of sound that Devotion emits that ultimately captivates and captures you even more.

Striking above the atmosphere is the pure deadly death metal assault that Devotion ladles upon you. Within each track you are treated to bone rattling drum work, riffs that carve you until you’re hollow, bass work that is brain jarring and vocals that are as sinister and demonic as you could imagine. The instrumentation all throughout is superb, never will you come across a track where Devotion is lacking in any shape or form. Each track is as deadly as the last, cutting through your flesh straight to your bone bleeding you veins and drying your marrow. The potency of The Harrowing is undeniable.

This is a masterfully crafted effort that is cohesive and very well rounded. Of all the different elements that Devotion uses, they all fit perfectly together to create an overall marvelous sound. Devotion hits on every single note throughout The Harrowing whether it be the atmosphere, the down right pure death metal savagery or the incredible production. Nothing is out of place here as this release is as close to perfect as you could get. The Harrowing is an undeniable tour de force, one that provides you with just about anything and everything that you could ask for in a death metal record.

You cannot get much better than this. We don’t give out rankings here on Cadaver Garden, but for this release we will. It’s a 10/10, period, and so far this is my favorite record of 2021. The Harrowing has everything going for it and so does Devotion. This is just a straight up fantastic record through and through. Devotion deserves all of the praise that they will get and then some.

The Harrowing will be released January 25 through Memento Mori.

Check out the track God Forlorn below!

Links To Follow:

Devotion Facebook

Devotion Official Bandcamp

Memento Mori Official Site

Rancorous: Vultures Will Gather

January 4, 2021
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Rancorous: Vultures Will Gather

Popping up from the savaged lands of death riddled thrash metal comes Rancorous with their newest offering released at the end of last year titled Vultures Will Gather. This is a short offering as it features only three tracks with the longest one clocking in at a little over four minutes. However, with that said and how short this is, it more than makes up for with complete face melting, flesh ripping tunes for you to lose your head over. With Rancorous you won’t find any sort of gimmick here as they provide you with straight forward gutting death infused thrash metal that will leave your head hanging on by a tendon.

With Vultures Will Gather, Rancorous gets straight down to business ripping and tearing straight into and through your flesh. From the drop of the first gnarled riff you come to understand quickly that you are in for quite the life threatening ride. As mentioned, there are no gimmicks here, fluff, filler or what have you as Rancorous rips straight through from track one to track three. You don’t have much time to breathe as these heathens swiftly move from one track to the next sweeping you up in a storm of blood boiling death tinged thrash metal. The assault here is quick and outright deadly leaving you bloodied and bruised by the end of it all.

Through and through, the musicianship and production is great. Wild whiplash inducing riffs fly at you from every angle, the drum work is skull cracking, the bass is as meaty as you would want it to be and the vocals are sinister and larynx shredding. Top all of that off with a nice gritty sounding production and you have an incredibly solid sound that is hard to shake. Vultures Will Gather as a whole is a well rounded, head bang inducing, bloodied and down right heavy release. The aggression is palpable, the musicianship cutting and savage, the vocals potent, and all of that is wrapped up nicely in a three track bow.

Overall, Vultures Will Gather is a very solid release and it will be great to see what Rancorous does with a full length once that does appear. But, for now we are treated to this savagery that is well worth hitting play for over and over again until your ear drums finally burst.

Vultures Will Gather is out now!

Links To Follow:

Rancorous Bandcamp

Sotz’: Popol Vuh

January 3, 2021
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Sotz’: Popol Vuh

Hailing from Portugal comes death metal legion Sotz’ with their unique brand of death metal. Since their formation in 2008, their official releases include one EP from 2017 and the full length you see above Popol Vuh near the end of last year. As mentioned, Sotz’ provides a unique brand of death metal into the deadly foray that is the genre as they focus on Mayan civilization. All while the theme that runs throughout this release is unique powerful all its own, Sotz’ unleashes a unique sound that accompanies that as well. With great technical skill, Sotz’ incorporates plenty of melody, groove and some progressive tendencies as well.

Popol Vuh is an overall well rounded and well constructed release that pulls you in from the first few seconds of the one minute intro. This release keeps you engaged throughout each of the ten tracks that are present within it. Each offering is as different and unique as the others forever keeping you on your toes and guessing as to what Sotz’ is about to bring to the table next. The songwriting throughout Popol Vuh is superb as each track is an unbelievably well constructed death metal hymn that also offers up a well crafted story for you to sink your teeth into.

With everything said above, Sotz’ also blast you to smithereens with their out right assaults of pure death. With flesh flaying riffs that are only to be coupled with ever chest rupturing drum work and vocals that just cannot be human, these death fiends offer up one heavy fucking sound. No matter the theme and the melody, the overall sound that Sotz’ provides is monstrous and spine rattling. Through and through you are treated to top notch skull sheering death metal. The pure, sinister death metal sound that Sotz’ ushers through your speakers is something entirely to behold.

Popol Vuh is an excellent album all the way through, from track one to track ten. Each offering is a complete and cohesive rampage that you cannot help but head bang to until you lose your head. Popol Vuh is engaging, entertaining, gripping, heavy and so much more and if you haven’t picked this up yet, that quite frankly is criminal.

Popol Vuh is out now!

Links To Follow:

Sotz’ Official Bandcamp

Sotz’ Facebook

Sotz’ Official Site

Exsul: Exsul

December 28, 2020
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Exsul: Exsul

Appearing from the barren abyss in the year 2018, death metal legion Exsul began brewing something that would finally see the light of day in November of this year. That thing just so happens to be their debut self titled EP that comes complete with four tracks and a lengthy run time of twenty-three total minutes. Through those twenty-three minutes, Exsul instills fear, horror and the unmistakable presence of death within you. Grimy, and unfiltered, this death horde unleashes something entirely unique and damning. Exsul’s sound cannot be mistaken, and their onslaught of pure death cannot be quelled until the toll of the bell signals your ultimate demise.

With their mixture of flesh carving death metal and spine splintering doom, Exsul creates a sound here that is incredibly heavy. In no time you become crushed under the sheer astronomical weight of the sound that Exsul provides. With barbaric blood letting riffs, chest cavity shattering drum work and hellish wraith like vocals, Exsul provides you with a truly damming and life extinguishing listen. Through and through you are treated to a pure and deadly sound that fills you with dread and terror the more that you listen. The nightmare persists for four epic tracks and with no light to be seen the only way to escape is to succumb to the death machine that is Exsul.

Not only are you faced with a devastating sound, but throughout you come shrouded in an atmosphere that is just as deadly and poisonous. Through each of the four offerings you come to greet an overall evil and sinister tone that chills you straight to your bone marrow. This lurking, ever present ambiance weighs on you just as heavy as the gutting instrumentation does. It is a perfect compliment to an already soul harvesting sound and it ultimately ushers you further and further to an abyss of never ending darkness and dread.

As deranged and sinister as this release is, it is equally as captivating. This debut EP is an outstanding release through and through as you are gifted with top notch death metal from track on to track four. Each offering is just as potent and strong as the last making this to be an overall cohesive and fully well rounded EP.

Caligari Records will be helping spread the destruction via CD format on January 7th 2021.

Links To Follow:

Exsul Facebook

Caligari Records Official Site

Caligari Records Official Bandcamp

Coffins/Depression: Split

December 27, 2020
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Coffins/Depression: Split

What do you get when you combine two completely legendary death metal bands within one singular split? You get nothing but pure, raw, filthy and dehumanizing death metal and nothing but. Over the years since their respective inceptions, Coffins and Depression have been tearing you and this planet apart ever since they’ve played their first notes. Both bands have an incredibly grizzly, gnarled and bloodied sound that leave you as nothing more than food for the subterranean creatures that dwell beneath the soil. Throughout this split you become subject to nine total tracks of pure death metal putridity. There are no frills here, only bloodied, vein draining death.

The first band to crawl from the crypt and take a deadly stab at you is none other than Japan’s own Coffins. Coffins features only three tracks within this nine track offering, but even so they come at you in full force hacking your skull open before you know it. Each of the three offerings that Coffins provides are as deadly, gnarled and bone gnashing as you would come to expect from these grave defilers. Within these tracks, Coffins foregoes a large portion of their doom aesthetic and focuses in large part on their tried and true death metal onslaught. Each track drips with blood and ferocity as you come under siege from buzzing, flesh slicing riffs, bass work that ejects your spinal fluid from your spine, drum work that cracks your bones and vocals that are entirely otherworldly. Coffins displays why they have had the longevity that they have by providing you with nothing but top notch death metal and nothing but. Each offering cuts deeply and maims beyond recognition as each of the three are complete juggernauts of death from a complete juggernaut of a death metal band in Coffins.

Once Coffins’ section concludes, Depression picks right up to provide you with their own brand of flesh splicing, soul harvesting death metal. The final six tracks of this split belong to Germany’s Depression, and much like Coffins these heathens don’t like frills or gimmicks either. What you get in this second half is a cleaner production than that of Coffins, but a just as gnarled, gross and putrid sound. Honing their deadly craft since 1989, Depression has kept their tried and true traditional death metal sound and within this split they show off just why they are also one of the juggernauts of death metal. Through and through you become submerged in utter disgusting, skin peeling death metal. From the drop of the first note you understand that the grave you are digging isn’t for anyone but yourself. If the Coffins side of the split didn’t maim you enough, this side definitely will as Depression comes for your neck until your head pathetically rolls on the ground. Sinister, barbaric, bloodied and brutal, Depression packs a lot in their six putrid offerings as you get trapped in a maelstrom of stagnant, rotting death. Depression features nothing but pure, festering, blood boiling rotting death that simply does not relent until the final gnarled note flies through your speakers and pierces your frontal lobe.

With both Coffins and Depression being on this split, you just simply cannot go wrong here. These two giants of death metal bring forth some of the most sickening and brutal death metal that you will be able to hear. Through nine tracks you just get treated beyond belief to a smorgasbord of death metal that you do not want to miss.

This split will be unleashed December 30th through Hells Headbangers.

Links To Follow:

Hells Headbangers Official Bandcamp

Hells Headbangers Official Site

Revolting: The Shadow At The World’s End

December 21, 2020
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Revolting: The Shadow At The World’s End

Over the years, Revolting has become one of Sweden’s most prominent death metal bands. Honing their deadly craft, Revolting has unleashed seven total full lengths including this one, an EP, split and a demo. Now twelve years of activity these death merchants come to unleash as mentioned their seventh full length record titled The Shadow At The World’s End. This behemoth of a record features nine total tracks of pure Swedish death metal and nothing but. Precise and cutting, yet melodious and filled with groove, each track that stampedes forth out of your speakers is a bulldozing force of death to be reckoned with. The Shadow At The World’s End is a straight forward buzzsaw of intensity and grave decimating death that leaves you being lowered into your own shallow grave once all is said and done.

Without filler, fluff or even an intro to ease you into this torrid death metal cyclone, Revolting sets off from the drop of the first note never to look back at the wreckage caused. As far as traditional Swedish death metal and traditional death metal in general is concerned, this is about as good as it gets. Forever charging ahead at a destructive pace, yet dripping and oozing with melody and groove, each of the nine tracks that you come across here are incredible. Death metal does not get a whole lot more addictive and memorable as it does here with The Shadow At The World’s End. This is an offering in its entirety that will get stuck in your head for some time to come.

The Shadow At The World’s End does and immaculate job of getting your blood pumping and your head banging from the very get go. Ever unrelenting, this charged death machine of a record gets your head banging enough to the point where your neck will snap and your head will be dangling by a mere thread of tissue. Revolting shreds through each of the offerings that are present within this release, ultimately shredding through you as well. If what you want is just pure, twisting, ever face melting death metal, you really don’t need to look a whole lot further than The Shadow At The World’s End. From beginning to end you are treated to a smorgasbord of death, ceaseless, life draining death.

The ultimate conclusion is just that this record is an absolute fucking ripper. As monstrous and menacing as The Shadow At The World’s End is, it is equally as memorable and incredibly unforgettable. You will leave the listen just wanting more ultimately leading you to keep pressing play until you just can’t anymore. This is a fantastic record, and nothing else other than that really needs to be said anymore. Revolting, The Shadow At The World’s End, fucking great.

Check out the official video for the track 1888 below!

Links To Follow:

Revolting Official Bandcamp

Transcending Obscurity Official Site

Wombbath: Tales of Madness

December 9, 2020
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Wombbath: Tales of Madness

Wombbath needs no introduction whatsoever. These slaughterers from Sweden have been around since 1988, filling graves and leaving nothing in their wake other than diseased deceased scorched earth. These death metal and grave desecrating heathens have been on a tear since their inception releasing four full lengths up until this point, numerous splits and demos as well as a couple of EPs. Tales of Madness however, is a culmination of three re-recorded tracks, the very first Wombbath track written in 1990, a complete remake of Lavatory Suicide Remains, one track that was written before that and two completely brand new offerings. Whether it be re-recorded, a complete remake or entirely new tracks, Wombbath never disappoints as they offer up one track after the next of truly barbaric, savage and entirely vein draining death metal and nothing but.

Any sort of reprieve and any hope of light at the end is never to be seen throughout Tales of Madness as each track is a pure rampage of death and despair. This offering was put together to lower you into an early grave complete with worms awaiting your arrival to feast upon your festering flesh. Wombbath has always put out the most vicious and most devouring brand of death metal and that is all on display front and center all throughout Tales of Madness. Complete and utter destructive Swedish death metal and nothing but is what you come face to face with through each of these eight tracks and they leave you as nothing more than just a hallowed shell of your former self.

Forever barbaric and relentless, Wombbath unleashes an unbridled death metal assault that rips your flesh and chars your remains. When the first note arrives and hits your ear drums, it feels as though you are staring straight in to the face of a behemoth ready to expunge you from this earth. Each of the eight tracks that are present within this release have an incredible weight to them and an insane amount of terrorizing, butchering energy that will leave you faceless. Through and through, Tales of Madness is a complete onslaught of insane butchery. This is pure, rotting, putrid, life degrading death metal that you cannot wait to listen to over and over again.

These Swedish death metal masters create great harmony between traditional Swedish death metal and more of the new age focused death metal. Wombbath just simply never disappoints as they never have for their thirty plus year career. As stated above, once the final note clears through your speakers you feel compelled to press play again and do so over and over again until your ear drums finally burst. Tales of Madness is a great release from a completely legendary, slaughtering death metal band. Truly, death metal doesn’t get a whole lot better than this.

Check out the track The Fleshly Existence of Man below!

Tales of Madness will be unleashed December 18th through Transcending Obscurity Records.

Links To Follow:

Wombbath Bandcamp

Wombbath Facebook

Transcending Obscurity Official Website

Depravity: Grand Malevolence

December 8, 2020
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Depravity: Grand Malevolence

If you are in search of all consuming, impaling, lobotomizing and down right flesh consuming death metal, you don’t have to look any further than Depravity. After releasing their barbaric EP Evil Upheaval, Depravity is back but this time with a full length titled Grand Malevolence. This offering features eleven total tracks that are just as gruesome, bowel churning and brain mashing as the last. With incredible technical prowess, brutality and some progressive death metal thrown into the mix, you are treated to a truly remarkable record. Grand Malevolence is a true tour de force that blows you away and blasts you to smithereens before you get a chance to even finish the record.

Completely pummeling and life draining, Depravity storm forth like a maelstrom of death to provide you with one offering after the next of nothing but pure destructive death metal. With their uncompromising style of brutalizing death metal, Depravity never once ceases as they continue on their torrid onslaught from track one to track eleven. Ever relentless and life expunging, Grand Malevolence ushers forth a true psychotic brand of death metal that leaves you as nothing but a mere brainless and organless husk of your former self. With the passing of each second, you can feel your time coming to an end as you sink further and further into a depraved pit of death and violence.

Grand Malevolence is a pure bloodied, brutal and mayhem filled record that gives you not a single moment to digest what you are listening to. This release buries you underneath droves of sickening technical riffs and barbaric blast beats from the drop of the first note onward. Grand Malevolence is a suffocating and brain scrambling release, one that leaves you mind melted, your ear drums ruptured and your innards fully churned. The onslaught never ceases until the final second of this release, and if you are alive once all is said and done you just have to sit back in awe of what you just witnessed. The sheer power of Depravity is on full display all throughout Grand Malevolence and it truly is something to behold.

Through and through, Grand Malevolence is an incredibly well executed and put together record. You really can’t get much better than this as this has to be one of the best death metal records to be released this year. Uncompromising, technical, brutal, and whatever other descriptors that you can think of that would fit this release are all appropriate. This is one fucking excellent release from these death metal giants and that is just about all that is left that needs to be said.

Check out the track Indulging Psychotic Thoughts below!

Links To Follow:

Depravity Facebook

Depravity Official Bandcamp

Transcending Obscurity Official Site

Goratory: Sour Grapes

December 6, 2020
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Goratory: Sour Grapes

Forming in the east coast twenty whole years ago, Goratory went on a tear releasing three full length albums within four years. Now, nearly sixteen total years later, these death fiends emerge from the crypts from which they have been festering to unleash Sour Grapes. This record consists of eight total tracks of nothing but debauchery, stagnant death, spine twisting technicality and belligerant brutality. There is no where to run to and no where to hide after you press play as Goratory stampedes forth with an intensity unmatched. Melting your face from your skull and scrambling your brain to nothing but mere particles, Goratory puts on a full technical and deadly display of death and nothing but. No fluff or filler is to be found here as this terrifying band bulldozes from one offering to the next without giving you any room to breathe what so ever.

Completely suffocating and entrails ripping, Sour Grapes pours on the sickening death with reckless abandon. Without concern for life or the complete wreckage that they leave behind, Goratory ushers forth a sound that is truly leveling and destructive leaving your ears oozing pus and blood. The technicality throughout this release is gutting, the brutality is skull splitting and the pure aggressive onslaught leaves you as nothing more than just a stain, a pulp of what you used to be.

From the moment that you press play, you realize that you are about to be impaled from every angle by sharp, technical, brutalizing riffs, organ rupturing drum work, spine rattling bass lines and vocals that are as monstrous as you would wish them to be. This completely schizophrenic, degenerative style of technical brutal death metal peels your skin from your flesh and melts the flesh from your bone, only to hack you to bits leaving you for the worms to devour. Each of the eight tracks that are present here are just a sickening display of grisly, bloodied and fiendish brutal death metal.

These tracks warp your brain, drain your veins, rupture your organs and leave your head hanging on by a mere thread once everything is all said and done. Barbaric, but technical, precise and down right brutalizing in, Sour Grapes treats you to nothing but pure death brutalizing technical death metal and nothing but. Through each of the eight tracks you become suffocated underneath the droves of rot and decaying death. Filthy, nasty and spine severing, Sour Grapes a great record just plain and simple.

Links To Follow:

Goratory Official Facebook

Everlasting Spew Official Site

Everlasting Spew Bandcamp

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