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"Blacken the sky Can't stand to see the sun The truth of light Reveals the hatred that has won" – I Saw The End by Pallbearer

Dysemblem: Autotomy

June 12, 2019
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Dysemblem: Autotomy

Gut ripping death in concert with murky doom to create an overall spine bending heavy sound is Dysemblem. Three years after their debut full length Strength of Giants, Dysemblem are set to unleash their sophomore full length Autotomy. This offering features nine total tracks of doom riddled death metal that drags you through murky, ever darkening soundscapes. Throughout this release, Dysemblem does a great job of balancing the two genres to create an overall cohesive and entirely damning sound. There is not a single moment through this release that is filler as what you get is nine straight offerings of all consuming doom filled death metal.

Never to come at you with the same sound twice, Dysemblem morphs and shape shifts their sound through each offering. Not only are you provided with excellent offerings that provide you with a great balance of both genres, but you are provided with offerings that focus on one more so than the other. Through this release you will find tracks that rip you to shreds in shorter bursts of flesh tearing death metal as well as offerings that focus on dragging you through ever buzzing and murky soundscapes that doom metal provides. From track to track you will find something new as Dysemblem twists and morphs their sound through each offering keeping you on your toes at all times.

No matter whether you are faced with trudging doom or flesh peeling death metal, it goes without saying that each offering present within this record is heavy as an anvil. Ceaseless in their foreboding assault, Dysemblem march forth from offering to offering providing you with nothing but incredibly heavy tunes that get your neck bending before you know it. Autotomy is an all enveloping record that grips you with its skeletal hand of death from the get go, never to release you until all is said and done. This is an engaging and gripping release from start to finish as it offers up nine great tracks one right after the next.

Overall, Autotomy is a great record. From the joining of doom and death metal, to stand alone tracks that are one or the other, to the great musicianship and the hellish vocals, everything is done well throughout this release. Autotomy is a great follow up to Strength of Giants as Dysemblem continue their darkened doom addled death storm with this record. You simply cannot go wrong with this release if you are a fan of doom metal, death metal or just heavy fucking metal in general. Dysemblem continues to impress.

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hell bent: Apocalyptic Lamentations

June 10, 2019
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hell bent: Apocalyptic Lamentations

Thrashing mad and melting the skin straight off your face is thrash, hardcore, speed metal entity hell bent. Titled Apocalyptic Lamentations, it offers up nine purely shredding and head spinning tracks that gets you mashing your brain against your skull in no time at all. Without so much as a warning, hell bent hits you immediately with a destructive and ever ripping sound that sets its claws in you from the get go. hell bent rampage through each track, mashing the proverbial pedal through the floor to provide you with a wickedly fast and neck twisting offering.

Never to back down or cease their caustic brand of metal, hell bent keep it cranked to eleven the entire time. You are given no moment of solace from the fiery maelstrom of scalding metal that is Apocalyptic Lamentations. Each track is a blitzkrieg of weaponized thrashing metal that comes at you from all sides never to quit until you are left beaten and bruised. Ear drum shredding riffs pair with ever tumultuous drumming and screeching vocals that soar through the sonic wall of destruction. Of all nine tracks, all nine are as heavy and shredding as the last.

As short as each track is, they still hit hard and fast. Not only that, but you are given no time to breathe in between tracks as one ends the next immediately picks right back up. Apocalyptic Lamentations is a tornado of a release as it comes in and leaves nothing but wreckage and carnage in its wake. This entire release is a tour de force as you are treated to nine incredibly furious and face melting tracks. With incredible amounts of energy and fury, hell bent offers up an incredibly entertaining and head spinning album.

Apocalyptic Lamentations is a great record from beginning to end. Taking ques from thrash, speed metal, hardcore and more, hell bent makes it all work here in a cohesive storm of destruction. Through and through Apocalyptic Lamentations is entertaining, heavy and head spinning making it memorable as you reach back to press play again and again.

Apocalyptic Lamentations will be unleashed June 14 through: Horror Pain Gore Death for the CD release, Armageddon Label and Atomic Action! for vinyl and Metal Swarm for the cassette release.

Ardormort: To Live and To Die

May 29, 2019
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Ardormort: To Live and to Die

Taking ques from black metal, doom, synth, ambient and more, Ardormort offers up a surreal atmospheric and ambient sound that is easy to get pulled in to. To Live and To Die is the title of Ardormort’s sophomore full length in which you will find six total tracks of nothing but ever enchanting and enveloping instrumental atmospheric metal. From their debut EP to their full length to this release, Ardormort really shows a lot of growth and focus within this offering that may not have been present within the first full length. With a cohesive, well rounded and focused sound, Ardormort offers up their best yet with To Live and To Die.

To Live and To Die is an easy release to fall in to and get drawn in by. Through each of the six tracks that are present here you are treated to soft ambiance and atmosphere that does a great job of enveloping you never letting you escape until the final track has concluded. As the seconds tick off of the run time, you become more and more enchanted and hypnotized, forever sinking further and further in to the vast ocean of atmosphere that is provided.

Through the wave of hypnotizing atmosphere you of course are greeted by serene riffs that are to be coupled with a great drum performance as well. From the riffs to the drumming to the synths and everything in between, each track is a well constructed offering that provides you with a surreal and sound that makes your float among the dense ambient laden clouds. Never wavering or breaking stride, Ardormort rolls from track to track with fluidity providing you with an overall cohesive and mind wandering sound that will keep you coming back for more.

Overall, To Live and To Die is a great effort. As mentioned, this release really displays a great maturity from the first full length as each element incorporated in to each track is implemented well to gift you with a memorable and engaging listen. Ardormort has found their stride here with this release and really hit the nail on the head with providing us with a pure atmospheric and ambiance filled release that makes you mind melt among the fluid soundscapes that are provided. Each offering is very solid making this entire release to be very good and one that will surely please fans of atmospheric metal and music in general.

Links To Follow:

Ardormort Bandcamp

Ardormort Facebook

Krypts: Cadaver Circulation

May 26, 2019
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Krypts: Cadaver Circulation

Unleashing torment and misanthropic putrid death metal upon the masses is Krypts with their upcoming offering Cadaver Circulation. Through six vile offerings you come face to face with blood curdling doom laden death metal that melts the flesh from your bones and leaves no coffin or tomb over looked. Cadaver Circulation is a suffocating, ever ceaseless offering that buries you under droves of skin peeling chords and eerie atmosphere to provide you with a listen that is all together harrowing and intense. Each of the six tracks that are present within the bloodied walls of this title are potent and life stealing, making this to be an incredibly wicked and neck bending offering.

Never does Krypts relent in their sonic assault as they offer up track after buzzing track of terrorizing doom filled death without reprieve. From one track to the next, Krypts suffocates you under their dense and ever tormenting sound that leaves you as nothing more than a husk for them to add to their growing collection. In all of its wicked grandeur, Cadaver Circulation presents you with six undeniably putrid and vile offerings that drag you in to your premature tomb. From the very beginning, Cadaver Circulation grips you with the skeletal hand of death, forever dragging you through the halls of death until the final ghastly note calls out from the realm.

Through and through, Krypts balances both the doom elements and the death metal elements well as they provide you with funereal dirges of doom as well as tomb obliterating death metal. Each track present here is long enough for Krypts to show case their gruesome abilities in both genres, ultimately suffocating you under the sheer weight of their doom aesthetic and burying you alive with their gnarled death metal assault. From slow burning marches toward death’s door, to bulldozing death metal that bleeds your veins dry, Krypts does it all here within Cadaver Circulation.

With an overall eerie and rotten atmosphere, Krypts ties everything neatly together to create an overall aeonic slab of grisly doom riddled death metal. Drenched in rot and viscera, Cadaver Circulation gifts you with one of the finest and most gruesome doom-death metal releases this year. From track one to track six you are provided with nothing but top notch metal that cannot be over looked or denied. Each track is just as great as the last and just as well rounded and cohesive. Cadaver Circulation will stand atop the death metal mountain as one of the best death metal releases this year.

Cadaver Circulation will be released May 31 through Dark Descent Records.

Links To Follow:

Dark Descent Records Bandcamp

Krypts Official Site

Krypts Facebook

The Hÿss: Hound

May 22, 2019
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The Hÿss: Hound

In a culmination of doom, stoner rock, punk and more, The Hÿss offers up a buzzing hard hitting sound that sinks its hooks deep in to your mind. Hound is the title of the upcoming EP from The Hÿss in which it provides you with five incredibly infectious and memorable tracks. Even though these merchants of heavy employ numerous genres, the overall sound is cohesive and varied throughout. Never are you to hear the same thing twice as The Hÿss does a great job of incorporating all of their influences to create a well rounded and diverse sound.

Each of the five tracks here pack quite the punch. Throughout this release you are treated to fuzzed out melodious riffs, ever pounding drumming, spine numbing bass lines and dissonant gritty vocals that will get you shouting right along with them. These tracks are unique in their own way as they offer up varied sounds from one another. Hound is varied and memorably so. It won’t be long before each track gets stuck rattling around in your head for some time. These are easy tracks to get right in to as each one is engaging and highly entertaining as they get your head nodding in no time.

Through and through Hound offers up heavy hitting, melodic, entertaining and memorable tracks one right after the next. Each of these tracks present here are executed well as the musicianship is great as are the vocals and to round everything out nicely is a great production. What you get here is a sound that is infectious and undeniable as each offering is just as good as the last. From the doom elements to the punk, everything within this EP is done very well to provide you with an all around solid and cohesive effort.

Overall, Hound is a very good EP, one that is engaging and hard rocking from beginning to end. No punches are pulled here as The Hÿss lay everything out on the table to present to you a unique and memorable sound that will stick with you. If you are looking for a solid, hard rocking release to bang your head to, look no further than Hound.

Hound will be released June 7.

Links To Follow:

The Hÿss Facebook

Gorgonchrist: The Blood of Endangered Species

April 12, 2019
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Gorgonchrist: The Blood of Endangered Species

In a true cacophony of industrial madness, Gorgonchrist emerges from the bitter shadows to grace us with their ever twisted release The Blood of Endangered Species. This seven track offering provides you with nothing but savagery and nihilism from beginning to end. This offering of mechanized mutilation is just that as it pushes the boundaries of industrial metal among others to provide you with a truly accosting aural assault. Each of the seven tracks that are present within this release are just as bloodied and wicked as the ones that came before it. With no reprieve, Gorgonchrist usher forth track after track of bulldozing noise that is sure to make your skull rattle and your ears bleed.

The Blood of Endangered Species is an unhinged and unfiltered slab of gruesome metal that throws you for loops and twists that you have no time to prepare for. This release is pure madness as it tears at your psyche and melts your brain within its concise seven cuts of maddening noise that you will have a hard time getting out of your head. The Blood of Endangered Species sounds exactly like an acid trip gone south as you become under siege by numerous jarring sounds that depict, and paint soundscapes that are wholly unnerving and nihilistic. Each offering is just as accosting and savage as the last as each one provides you with pure mechanized sonic torment for the entirety of their run times.

With crusted riffs and nightmarish vocals all tied together with the chaotic string that is the industrial and electronic elements, you get a sound that is jarring and skin crawling. Nothing within this release will make you feel at ease and comfortable as it aims to make you as uncomfortable and feel as unpleasant as you possibly can. Gorgonchrist’s ceaseless aural assault is something to behold as they have complete disregard to life in general as they usher forth track after track of brutalizing and ear drum gnawing noise.

This release as a whole is a cacophony of blistering, nihilistic noise that will infest your brain like a parasite. The Blood of Endangered Species is a bitter, dark and twisted release, one that provides you with droves of malicious noise one track after another. With that said, it is hard to turn away from this record all the same. As jarring and wicked as it is, it still is gripping and engaging all the same. Each track is a well put together maelstrom of sickness and nihilism making the entire record to be a well constructed and well rounded offering of despair and sickness. The unique style in which Gorgonchrist plays is hard to ignore and so is this record.

The Blood of Endangered Species is out now through Clobber Records.

Links To Follow:

Gorgonchrist Facebook

Clobber Records Official Site

Chasmdweller: S/T

March 27, 2019
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Chasmdweller: S/T

Culminating filth and destruction by bringing together doom, death, dungeon synth and power electronics is Chasmdweller. As unique as their sound is, Chasmdweller’s sound is just as punishing and foreboding. The two vile tracks that are present within their self titled release combine all of the above genres to create something unholy and entirely unique. Through this twenty minute release, you become subject to an overall bone shaking, disparaging sound that aims to grind your bones to dust. This self titled release is a monster. It is one that is multi headed and multi faceted as it comes accosts you from all sides with each genre that it employs with pure malevolence.

With as many genres and unique sounds as Chasmdweller stitches together here, you may think that the overall sound would be muddled, but the opposite is quite true. Chasmdweller sews everything together seamlessly to create a cohesive and comprehensive sound that is gripping and down right deadly. From the abyssal doom to the skull shattering death metal and foreboding ambiance and atmosphere that the electronic elements provide, you come to listen to a well balanced and filthy sound. Both tracks are constructed in such a way that each aspect of each genre has their time to shine making this self titled release as a whole very well rounded and put together.

From the very beginning, Chasmdweller has a great ability to pull you in to the murk and filth as their tracks are ever gripping and compelling. With great malevolence, Chasmdweller lumbers forth through each minute gifting you with something that you have not heard before in the minute previous. Both of the tracks that are harbored within the title are filthy and twisted offerings, ones that bring death and wield plagues. As they rumble forth, each track burns life to ashes and darkens where light dwells. These are sinister and malevolent offerings that march forth leaving destruction and disease in their wake.

Chasmdweller offers something new here with their self titled release that is very welcomed. Their sinister and murky sound is inviting and devilish to the point where you have to press play again and again. Within only two tracks, Chasmdweller offers something that is compelling and unique that is hard to ignore. This is a very solid debut offering from these dungeon lurkers.

This self titled release will be unleashed April 18 through Static Void Records.

Links To Follow:

Static Void Records Bandcamp

Bather: S/T

March 15, 2019
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Bather: S/T

Meshing the likes of hardcore with elements of death metal, d-beat, some sludge and punk to create an overall pissed off and ultimately neck bending heavy sound is Bather. With their self titled release, Bather unleashes six tracks that are all just as heavy and skull smashing as the last. Never to cease and never to relent in their aural assault, Bather trudges from one track to the next to offer up an incredibly dark and destructive sound that is hard to deny. Each of the six offerings that are harbored within the title are equally savage and bone breaking, never gifting you with a moment of solace.

Nearly from the get go, Bather unleashes hell as they supply you with sickeningly heavy riffs that are backed by equally bone shaking bass lines and jarring drumming that are all complimented by unearthly monstrous vocals. All of these elements come together within each of the six tracks that are present to provide you with a non stop metallic assault that aims to tear you apart. As a whole, this self titled release is a savage and bone breaking offering that gets you smashing your brain against your skull against your better judgement. Each track is a non stop neck bending and head banging affair.

With each genre that Bather employs to create their overall nasty sound, they all come together in sickening harmony to provide you with a cohesive and wicked overall sound. Never once do your bones stop rattling as Bather ushers forth track after track of ceaseless violence and mayhem. Bather does a great job through each track switching tempos and sounds as they offer up a slower trudging sound that is akin to sludge then promptly switch gears to a more up tempo romp more akin to death metal and back again. These tempo and style changes are utilized effectively throughout each cut, gifting you with a varied and diverse listen. Never are you to hear the same thing twice throughout this self titled offering as Bather does a great job balancing each genre they employ as well as the great tempo shifts.

This release is a monster, one that deploys a menacing and destructive sound that is not to be ignored. Each offering is a force of metallic reckoning that aims to claim your life before the final second ticks off the clock. These tracks are well constructed hymns of destruction and mayhem that never slow their roll until the final note rings through. Overall, this is a very solid release. One that is pissed off, heavy as an anvil and filled with enough variety to keep you coming back for more foundation shaking madness. As short as this release is, it packs quite a punch and packs enough great brain rattling content within it to keep you entertained and engaged. Bather aims for the jugular here and they hit their mark.

This self titled release will be unleashed April 12 through Appalachian Noise Records.

Check out the official single All Dark Rooms from the upcoming release below!

Links To Follow:

Bather Bandcamp

Appalachian Noise Records Bandcamp

Appalachian Noise Records Official Site

A Vintage Death: Acrid Death Fragrance

March 1, 2019
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A Vintage Death: Acrid Death Fragrance


Hailing from Italy is A Vintage Death, and burning up through the frost with them is their debut demo titled Acrid Death Fragrance. Frozen together in bone chilling permafrost, death, doom and black metal come together to create an all together frigid and deadly sound. Through each of the five offerings that are harbored within this title, A Vintage Death does a great job of mixing all three genres together to create a cohesive and well rounded sound. Never does one particular genre over shadow the others as each work in sickening harmony to create a grim, deadly and overall deadly sound.

A Vintage Death employs each genre within each track at times that they are needed, forever twisting each track in to a different direction. At times you will get a face full of ripping death, at other times you are greeted by frigid black metal and at other turns you come face to face with plodding doom that trudges forth gifting you with an atmospheric and at times melancholic sound. Each genre has their place through each of the five tracks and each are sewn together in such a way that creates an comprehensive and cohesive sound.

There is a lot of diversity throughout this demo and a lot to pick up which makes you want to keep coming back for more listens. This is a very solid demo through and through as the musicianship is great, the dissonant raspy vocals are on point and the overall ambiance is as wicked and frigid as you would hope it to be. Each cut from this release provides you with plenty of variety and diversity throughout which in turn gifts you with numerous twists and turns to look forward to.

Overall, Acrid Death Fragrance is a very well done and executed offering, one that can be and should be listened to many times over. There isn’t a weak track throughout as each one is just as solid as the last gifting you with an overall very entertaining and engaging listen.

Links To Follow:

A Vintage Death Bandcamp

A Vintage Death Facebook

A Vintage Death YouTube

Usurper: Lords of the Permafrost

February 18, 2019
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Usurper: Lords of the Permafrost

In a culmination of all things heavy, Usurper return with Lords of the Permafrost. After a fourteen year hiatus, this monster of a band is back once again to gnash at your flesh and melt your face from your skull. Combining thrash elements with heavy metal, death metal and hints of black metal, Usurper offers up a multi headed attack that is just as relentless as you could imagine. Lords of the Permafrostoffers up eight new tracks that are unrelenting and face melting. This release ushers forth track after track of suffocating metal that is hard to deny or turn from. With the passing of one track, the next scorcher begins in ceaseless fashion.

Without gimmicks, without fads, Usurper offers up a pure heavy metal sound that is addictive and intoxicating. One listen turns to many as you find yourself in an endless loop of heavy metal madness. Lords of the Permafrost does a great job of gripping you and your attention from the very get go never to let you waver. From track to bulldozing track, you are greeted by a maelstrom of metal brought to you by ever ripping riffs, skull cracking drumming and hellish vocals growled from beyond the abyss.

Once the ever aptly named Skull Splitter begins you know that you are in for quite the neck snapping treat as Usurper rages onward, smashing through the frost to present you with nothing but wicked blood boiling metal. Each of the eight tracks that are present within this release are incredibly well executed and constructed, gifting you with an overall well rounded and cohesive effort from beginning to end.

Each genre that Usurper employs within this offering work in great concert together to create a sound that is all together anvil heavy and incredibly memorable. With each genre bringing something unique to the table you never run out of variety and diversity all throughout. With the memorable, catchy qualities of heavy metal, the chaotic nature of thrash, the flesh gnashing tendencies of death metal and the foreboding atmospheric qualities of black metal, Lords of the Permafrost has it all, making it out to be a very solid and all around great record.

Lords of the Permafrost will be released March 22, 2019 through Soulseller Records.

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

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