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Alien Queen: Matriarch

July 15, 2020
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Alien Queen: Matriarch

Emerging from the frigid unknowns of the cosmos comes Alien Queen and in tow with them their newest offering Matriarch. Matriarch comes complete as an eight track, fifty-two minute offering that combines the best parts of doom metal and death to create an insanely heavy life shredding sound. With massive riffs aplenty, Alien Queen buries you underneath the droves of riffs and the savage amount of black hole heavy that emerges with the passing of each second. Without regard to human life, Alien Queen marches forward with incredible power and savagery expunging all life and claiming the victims as hosts for the next wave of xenomorphs to savage the cosmos.

Alien Queen doesn’t wait long before they command their brain devouring and spine rattling sound to crush you. From the first second to the last you become engulfed in undeniably heavy, organ rupturing riffs trapped in a never ending vortex of doom, despair and death. Carved, crushed and left to rot in the never ending void that is the ever expanding reaches of space, Alien Queen mix death metal and doom together expertly and seamlessly to create a horrifying, deadly and life draining sound. It is hard not to be encapsulated and pulled in by the sheer weight and heaviness of this release as the more and more that you listen, the more that you get dragged out to the frigid unknown.

Throughout Matriarch, Alien Queen frequently switches tempos between the lung exploding oxygen starved doom and the ever flesh peeling, skull shattering rampages of death. While submerges you underneath the weight of a dying star, latter leaves you as nothing more than chunks of what you used to be, you become nothing more than a husk floating among the rest of the debris. There is no light to be seen here as Matriarch consumes it leaving you to perish in a cold obscenely dark unknown location among the outer reaches of space.

Alien Queen melt doom and death metal here so very well and with the musicianship and deadly vocals on point as well as the lyrical themes (of course inspired and taken from the Alien franchise) everything within this record is spot on. From the first second forward you are treated to top notch doom riddled death, or death riddled doom metal, whichever way you want to slice it. The melting of the two genres together here is perfect, ultimately creating a sound that is as heavy as a neutron star. Matriarch is just fantastic, and that is the final word.

Matriarch is out now. You can find it here.

Terminal Nation: Holocene Extinction

July 8, 2020
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Terminal Nation: Holocene Extinction

What do you get when you mix hardcore, powerviolence and death metal together? You get Terminal Nation and an incredible dose of neck snapping heavy. After releasing several EPs over the years, this politically and socially charged band is set to unleash their debut full length titled Holocene Extinction. This offering features thirteen total tracks of blunt force trauma inducing, in your face, fury laden metal that you will not forget. With their bone crushing sound and point blank lyrics revolving around corruption, racism, injustice and more, Holocene Extinction is a record as a whole that will stick around with you for some time to come.

Without respite, without reprieve, Terminal Nation marches forth from track to track trampling you underneath their feet as they move forward. Through and through, Holocene Extinction is visceral and brutal and with the majority of tracks being as short as they are, they get sledge hammered straight into your brain in unrelenting fashion. A savage beat down from beginning to end, Terminal Nation makes sure that you hear their messages loud and clear and you don’t soon forget them. Thirteen brutally heavy tracks smash straight through your skull into your frontal lobe leaving a searing reminder of what it was that you just listened to.

Through Holocene Extinction you come subject to sensory destroying riffs that only are to come paired with bone splintering drum work and bass lines that make your brain leak through your ears. To add to all of that black hole heavy madness are ear drum bursting vocals that as mentioned, add to the sheer heavy that the musicianship already provides. The only real reprieve that you are offered is when track nine titled Expired Utopia shows up, but once it ends it feeds into yet another bone crumbling track titled Death For Profit. It simply does not stop with Terminal Nation as they roll out one track after the next of furious, spine melting metal that is truly incredible and undeniable.

Holocene Extinction is a blitzkrieg of fury and madness that is as in your face as it could possibly be and as heavy as it can be. This is a cohesive, well rounded and well constructed effort that goes off like a car bomb from the drop of the first note. Holocene Extinction is loud, abrasive, heavy, in your face, heavy and it fucking rips from track one to track thirteen. Once track thirteen ends you really just want it to continue for another thirteen tracks or more and that ultimately leads you to hitting the play button over and over again until your ear drums finally can’t take it anymore. This is an incredible debut full length, there is nothing left that needs to be said other than that.

Holocene Extinction will be released August 7th on 20 Buck Spin.

Links To Follow:

Terminal Nation Bandcamp

Terminal Nation Facebook

20 Buck Spin Official Site

Cult Burial: Sorrow EP

March 1, 2020
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Cult Burial: Sorrow

In sewing the heads of black metal, doom metal and death metal together, Cult Burial create a sound that is all together spine bending heavy and menacing as they offer up two complete tracks within their EP Sorrow. As soon as you lift your finger off of the play button, a wave of death and doom hits you square in the chest never to relent until you are fully buried underneath the droves of pummeling riff and drum work. Although there are only two tracks attached to this release, they are both massive walls of abyssal doom and death from which you get dragged in to from the drop of the first note.

Cult Burial waste no time with intros as they set in immediately offering up their unique, pummeling style of heavy metal. In their great amalgamation of death, doom and black metal, Cult Burial balances each of those genres through two tracks very well. These merchants of darkness offer up a cohesive and well rounded sound that is as heavy as you would imagine. The doom dirges drag you through abyss after abyss while the death metal passages rip you to shreds once they crop up from their rotted burial site. The black metal elements that appear offer you at times a haunting and chilling atmosphere that envelopes you in bitter darkness. Each of the genres have their own time to shine through each of the two tracks that are present here as Cult Burial does a great job of incorporating each in to the fold.

As short as this EP is, it more than makes up for that with the quality of the two tracks. Both of the offerings here are excellent as Cult Burial does a great job of incorporating all genres and morphing them to how they see fit. Both tracks are a great amalgamation of all three genres to create something that is spine severing heavy. With great instrumentation, monstrous vocals and an overall menacing atmosphere, Cult Burial offer up something that is truly outstanding. Neither of the tracks here display any sort of weakness as they both crawl out of your speakers with intent to bury you underneath slabs of grisly death riddled doom with elements of soul stealing black metal for good measure.

Overall, Sorrow is a great EP. As mentioned above, what this EP lacks in quantity, it more than makes up for in quality. Through and through Cult Burial provide you with top notch metal and really there isn’t anything more that you can ask for.

Links To Follow:

Cult Burial Bandcamp

Pet Weapon: Brute Mirth Fetish

December 4, 2019
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Pet Weapon: Brute Mirth Fetish

With a sound that embodies what a crash test for genres might sound like, Pet Weapon fuse the bone breaking elements of hardcore, the grime of sludge, and the ear bleeding tendencies of noise rock. This amalgamation of metal melts together to create something wholly chaotic yet well put together to provide you with a well rounded yet brain bashing sound. Through this release titled Brute Mirth Fetish, you are treated to five offerings that mix all of the aforementioned genres forcing you to bang you head and bash your brain against its skeletal cage.

Forever shifting and morphing their sound, you never really are sure what you are about to hear from Pet Weapon. With the passing of each second comes a new sound, one that is just as jarring and heavy as the last making you twist your neck as aural punishment gets ladled out in heaping doses. Each track is an unrelenting explosion of metallic fury that rattles your spine and makes your ear drums ooze down your ear canal. One might think that the twisting of each of the genres listed above might create a sound that is unrecognizable, but the opposite is quite true. Pet Weapon take each genre that they employ and incorporate it into the fold very well to create a cohesive and well rounded sound that will rattle your brain straight out of your nose.

Brute Mirth Fetish truly is something to behold as it is a no holds barred kind of release that throws absolutely everything at you from beginning to end never to relent until the final sludge steeped note rings through your skull. Each track is just as explosive and unrelenting as the last as you are never to get any sort of reprieve from the bombastic noise prison in which you become trapped in. Potent, powerful, heavy and much more, Pet Weapon provide you with something unique here with Brute Mirth Fetish.

You had better brace yourself and hold on to something before you press play while listening to this release as it is quite the wild ride from start to finish. Without so much as a warning, Pet Weapon scorches out of the gate to offer you their twisted brand of metal. Whiplash inducing, heart stopping metal is what you come to greet here one track right after the next. Overall, Brute Mirth Fetish is a solid release, one that is unique and quite different from any thing else that you may listen to. If you are in search of something unique, frantic and down right brain buzzing you don’t have to look much further than Brute Mirth Fetish.

Hair Puller: Old Friend

December 2, 2019
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Hair Puller: Old Friend

In a destructive amalgamation of sludge, hardcore and noise, Portland, Oregon’s own Hair Puller offer up their debut full length titled Old Friend. However, this release does not treat you as an old friend would as it decidedly tries to bury you beneath the concrete from the drop of the first note onward. Ever vicious and unrelenting, Hair Puller ushers forth a destructive and chaotic sound that will blow your ear drums out all while inducing whiplash among many other spinal and neck injuries. Blistering, chugging, explosive and much more, Hair Puller wraps Old Friend in all of it an delivers it in one volatile package of chaos and wreckage.

There is no reprieve and there is no way to escape the absolute destruction and mayhem that Hair Puller injects in to your veins speakers as they ladle the punishment on heavy and often. The sludge is murky, the hardcore elements appropriately spine snapping and brain bruising, the noise components dizzying and disorienting, and all of that comes together to create an overall symphony of chaos. Each of the ten tracks that are present within this release are all as steeped in mayhem and twisted metal as the last making this entire release to be a brain bruising and mind warping effort.

Old Friend makes you feel as though a bulldozer has crushed you underneath it once all is said and done. Running you over and spitting you out the other side, Old Friend breaks and punishes you from beginning to end. Trapping you in a cyclone of piercing and flesh slashing metal, Old Friend consumes and flattens all that is in its path. Without blinking an eye, each track rolls onward stomping down and trampling over anyone and anything that dares stand before it. Nothing can stop this release once it begins its neck breaking spree, and once all is said and done you are left as nothing more than a twisted mess.

Overall, Old Friend is a great release; one that mashes together numerous genres to create something all together head splitting and ear drum destroying. There isn’t a track within this metallic onslaught that doesn’t leave you bruised and battered as each one is as volatile and anvil heavy as the last. Yet with that said, you still will come back for more and more spine rupturing heaviness.

Links To Follow:

Hair Puller Bandcamp

Coffin Apartment: S/T

November 30, 2019
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Coffin Apartment: S/T

Utilizing blunt force trauma with hardcore, the flesh ripping aspects of death metal, the anger and spite of punk, and an overall textured and multilayered sound by way of the progressive elements, Coffin Apartment provide you with an entirely unique and head spinning sound. Ever pressing the envelope and pushing their sound to new frenetic heights, this band from Portland provides you with something entirely skin shredding and mind flaying. Forever twisting and careening from one genre to the next, Coffin Apartment treat you to a labyrinth of skull and ear splitting sound that is not to be denied.

With their whiplash inducing brand of metal, Coffin Apartment offer up a sharp and slicing sound that cleaves through you. At every twist and turn you are greeted by yet another wrinkle in the overall chaos filled fold. Forever moving and morphing from one sound to the next, Coffin Apartment keeps you on your toes as they switch gears so frequently and quickly that it leaves your head spinning. Frenetic, frantic when needed, yet down right heavy and spine shattering all the same, each of the five tracks trapped within this self titled release are all intense and brain bruising.

The genre gymnastics throughout this five track release is quite something to behold. Coffin Apartment hits you from many different and from all angles leaving you properly bruised and battered at the end of it all. With your mind forever shifted from the ever warping style of metal that Coffin Apartment plays, you still reach for the play button over and over again to get a dose of the madness that these guys provide. Each track throughout this offering is just as unique as one another, just as heavy and bone crunching and face melting making to be a unique and down right heavy release.

Overall, this self titled gem from Coffin Apartment is a sharp, blistering, brain mashing and heavy affair that you will have a tough time not listening to. With so much going on all at one time yet being seamlessly constructed in to an amalgamation of sonic destruction, you should not pass this up. If you are a fan of controlled chaos and metal that will melt your brain, you don’t have to look a whole lot further than Portland’s own Coffin Apartment.

Chasmdweller: Invoking The Wrath Of The Seventh Circle

November 10, 2019
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Chasmdweller: Invoking The Wrath Of The Seventh Circle

Emerging from their sunken tomb comes Chasmdweller, and up from their stagnant dwelling they bring along with them their upcoming full length titled Invoking The Wrath Of The Seventh Circle. Fleshing out all things evil, sinister, soul crushing and flesh piercing, Chasmdweller offers up seven total tracks that runs forty-five minutes total. Each of the seven offerings that are harbored within the rotted walls of this release are as savage, soul peeling and destructive as the last. Chasmdweller sews together numerous genres to create such a disturbing and wicked sound. Melting death metal, doom, black metal and others together, these crypt stalkers create a sound that is purely menacing and terrorizing.

From beginning to end you become under siege by a complete barrage of flesh peeling and vein flaying metal that cannot and will not be denied. Invoking the Wrath Of The Seventh Circle is a truly monstrous and monolithic effort, one that stands tall, one that will crush you without a second thought. Flaying your flesh and draining your veins of its crimson liquid by way of blackened metal and disease ridden death, Chasmdweller also drags you asunder and has you crack under the sheer weight and pressure of the doom metal that is knit in with the other genres. Bone rattling and spine snapping, each of the seven tracks here are gnarled hymns of destruction, despair and death.

Chasmdweller summons something purely evil and sinister here with Invoking The Wrath Of The Seventh Circle. Not only is this release bone splintering heavy, but it has an atmosphere to it that is chilling and makes your skin crawl the entire time that you are listening. The atmosphere and ambiance haunts you, making you feel as though the reaper has come to drag your tortured soul asunder to a realm where eternal darkness reigns. Chasmdweller submerges you under each offering, smothering you in the swirling miasmal atmosphere that is very much present and potent all throughout.

Invoking The Wrath Of The Seventh Circle is a monster of a record, and for forty-five total minutes you are subject to some of the heaviest sounds to grace your gnarled and chewed up ear drums. This is an impressive debut full length record and stands tall as one of the heaviest releases this year in my opinion. Each track within this title is just as heavy, barbaric and wraith like as the last making this entire release something to truly behold. Chasmdweller nails it here with this release as they have summoned something truly impressive and down right impressive. Keep your eyes peeled for this wicked release.

Invoking The Wrath Of The Seventh Circle will be unleashed December 13.

You can pre-order Invoking The Wrath Of The Seventh Circle here.

Casket Huffer: Filth Ouroboros

October 27, 2019
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Casket Huffer: Filth Ouroboros

In a wicked amalgamation of flesh tearing war metal, bone severing blackened death, murky sludge, and drowning doom, Casket Huffer arises from the horrifying depths after three long years to unleash Filth Ouroboros. This eight track monster is just that, a monster. Filth Ouroboros is an unsettling and flesh gnashing release right from the drop of the first gnarled note onward, never to relent as you become buried under some of the most devastating and sickening metal. This is pure sonic chaos and mayhem as Casket Huffer ushers forth a truly terrorizing and life devouring sound that will surely leave your bones picked clean and your skull scooped clean of its brain.

Filth Ouroboros is over forty total minutes of pure terror and neck breaking metal. This release has an unparalleled intensity to it and an unrivaled depravity as it unleashes hell and pure aural wreckage upon you from beginning to end. There is no reprieve and there is no light at the end of this release as you are left as nothing more than chunks of carnage among an ever growing mass of destruction and strewn bodies. Forever ripping and life expunging, Casket Huffer are at your throats only to stop the neck twisting and throat slashing once the final note leaves your speakers.

Ever accosting and entirely flesh melting, Casket Huffer show that they are not here to play around. Each minute and each second of this release is filled with bone eating and flesh decaying metal that tears you apart relentlessly without remorse and without thought for human life. Filth Ouroboros is unparalleled in brutality, savagery and sheer skull splitting metal as one track after the next is ushered forth forever squeezing the life from your very existence. With the sewing together of the aforementioned genres, Casket Huffer creates a sound all their own, and one that is truly damning and entirely punishing. You will not leave this listen unscathed and intact you will be chewed up.

Filth Ouroboros has to be one of the most punishing if not the most punishing record to grace our unfortunate ears this year. Through and through this release is sonic mayhem and pure aural warfare. Filth Ouroboros is an excellent release as it is unapologetic, unfiltered, damning, spine severing and so much more. Filth Ouroboros will stand atop as one of the most devastating records this year and rightfully so. You don’t have to look much further than Filth Ouroboros to find excellence as that is exactly what this release is, excellent.

Filth Ouroboros will be unleashed to the masses November 15 through Hibernation Release Records.

Links To Follow:

Hibernation Release Records Official Site

Singularity: Place of Chains

October 15, 2019
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Singularity: Place of Chains

In a land where symphonic black metal and technical death metal meet comes Singularity and in tow with them the bring their devastating new addition to their line up titled Place of Chains. Featuring nine total tracks of ripping, technical symphonic blasting, Place of Chains is a true tour de force that rips your face from your skull before you know it. Not only does this record destroy and leave your head spinning, but it also envelopes you in grandiose atmosphere making your mind wander through corridor after corridor of fully fleshed out ambiance and atmosphere for some time to come. Place of Chains is a well rounded, cohesive and mind flaying effort, one that snaps your neck and scrambles your brain before you know it.

Singularity begins Place of Chains with a near three minute atmospheric intro that is incredibly tense and foreboding as it has you wander through cynical and darkened ambiance riddled corridors. Over half way through the intro titled Bellum, you become hit with rapid fire drum work, sharpened riffs and rumbling bass lines before Bellum fades directly into the second offering titled Victory or Death. This track is full fledged technical death metal onslaught that is fused with symphonic black metal that warps your mind as you become under siege by a pure metallic onslaught. This technical offering is what you can come to expect from the remainder of the seven tracks that follow. Each track is well executed, performed, constructed and perfectly wrapped in enough atmosphere making each cut damn near perfect.

All around, through and through, Place of Chains is excellent. There isn’t a track on this release that is lacking in any way what so ever. Each cut through this record here provides you with whiplash inducing technicality brought on by the technical death metal elements as well as sinister atmosphere and ambiance brought on by the symphonic black metal elements. Both genres work in sickening harmony here to provide you with an incredibly well thought out and cohesive sound that becomes all so addictive. One listen turns to many, and many turn in to so much more as you want to inject this record straight in to your veins.

Ever ripping, flesh flaying and mind warping, Singularity offers up a truly great record here with Place of Chains. You really can’t go wrong here with this offering as what you get within it are nine great tracks one right after the next. The song writing here is superb, the musicianship is perfect, the vocals are on point, atmosphere is perfectly sinister and so much more. This release is damn near perfect, if it isn’t actually perfect. Place of Chains isn’t a release that should be skipped over or over looked as it is truly remarkable.

Check out the track Ritual of Regret from Place of Chains below!

Place of Chains is out now through The Artisan Era.

Links To Follow:

Singularity Facebook

Singularity Bandcamp

The Artisan Era Official Site

TripleMurder: Pre-Meditated

August 22, 2019
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TripleMurder: Pre-Meditated

Never to be put in a box or pigeon holed, TripleMurder uses their heavy eclectic sound to produce variety and diversity. There is a lot that TripleMurder has to offer within their six track EP titled Pre-Meditated. From groove filled riffs, to heavy break downs, to searing solos, to varied vocals and more, TripleMurder packs this EP to the bursting point. Through six offerings, Pre-Meditated provides a wickedly heavy yet entirely memorable and entertaining listen. The one problem that you will run in to is that this EP is not nearly long enough, but that is a purely selfish complaint. Through the twenty plus minute run time you are treated to cohesive and very solid metal all the way through that will sure please the gnarled ears of death metal, deathcore and fans beyond those genres.

TripleMurder wastes zero time getting you acclimated and acquainted to their cohesive metallic sound as they set in immediately as soon as you press play. There is no intro to warm you up as TripleMurder thrusts you head first into their brand of head caving metal as they feed you chunky riffs that are backed by ripping grit filled vocals that pierce the wall of tumultuous drumming and shredding riffs. The meshing of death metal and deathcore works well here as TripleMurder sew the two heavy genres together to create an overall cohesive, groove filled and technical sound that is hard to deny. Each track is a well written storm of death that comes out swinging aiming to engulf you in all of its fury.

It isn’t just the grooves, or the killer vocals or the solid drum work, but it is also the breakdowns that tie each track together well too. The breakdowns are used sparingly throughout Pre-Meditated making them have more impact on each track. Not only are they used sparingly, but they aren’t your typical chugging, unearthly down tuned break downs either. Each one is neck bending heavy of course, but they seem to have more substance to them and each one is different from the last making each one unique. This all adds to the variety and diversity that TripleMurder utilizes to their immense benefit.

Through and through, Pre-Meditated is a very solid release. One that brings the heavy in droves, but it also is incredibly memorable and entertaining. Each track is just as good as the last and TripleMurder really show off their song writing abilities through each track. The six offerings present here are unique, heavy, varied, well constructed and much more which ultimately creates an incredibly great listening experience. As mentioned above, the only complaint is that this isn’t long enough but that’s just purely selfish.

TripleMurder has created something here with their debut that is flat out great through and through and really nothing else needs to be said other than that.

Pre-Meditated will be released September 20. You can pre-order this EP here and here.

Check out the official music video for the track Cannibalistic below!

Links To Follow:

TripleMurder Facebook

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