Liberate is filthy, grimy and as in your face as it possibly can be as it ushers forth eight new grinding tracks tinged with murky sludge and blasphemous doom. The Human Race Is Filth move from track to track like a wrecking ball through each of their eight new tracks presenting you with an all out aural and startling assault. Never do you get a break from the immense amount of punishment that THRIF dishes out as they rattle off track after track of scorching and pummeling metal that is sure to twist your neck. Liberate is a short release but a potent and powerful one none the less as it packs a massive and bone shattering punch.
Once you lift your finger off of the play button, chaos ensues as THRIF hits you hard and fast with their opener Native Biological Warfare. This establishment burning track sets the tone for the rest of Liberate, and that tone is vicious, nasty and punishing. The tracks that follow Native Biological Warfare are just as detrimental and tempestuous as they ladle out heaping doses of sludge filled grind until you become buried under all of the carnage. Each track is a filthy and ripping offering that snaps your head back before you get a chance to fully appreciate all of the harsh metallic noise.
Though the base for their oppressive sound is grind, THRIF implements both doom and sludge elements in to their sound very well creating an overall gritty, destructive and gnarled sound that is hard to shake. Fueled by jarring riffs, ever charging drumming and vocals steeped in pure animosity, THRIF gift you with an overall head caving listen. The eight tracks within Liberate aren’t so subtle as they charge out of the gate immediately accosting you at every single twist and turn. Whether THRIF greets you with a blitzkrieg of grind or down tempo foundation shaking doom, you understand that you are about to receive a lethal dose of it.
Liberate is an ear drum disintegrating offering, one that is unapologetic and entirely unrelenting. This release is entertaining, heavy as fuck and down right filthy, what more could you want? Each track is crafted well as THRIF’s grind elements play hand in hand with its doom and sludge counterparts only to bring you madness, destruction and a complete neck twisting listen.
Liberate is out now!
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Upcoming Tour Dates:
4/21 Coplay, PA @ The Building
4/27 Baltimore, MD @ Sparta Inn
4/28 Stroudsburg, PA @ Bards
5/10 Toronto, Canada @ Coalition
5/11 Montreal Canada @ L1Entre Nous
5/12 Quebec City or NH TBA
5/13 NY TBA
6/16 Philadelphia, PA @ Century
Steeped in cold crimson and complete mayhem, Corpsehammer usher forth Perversion, the third and final EP in a trilogy as it follows Sacrilegio and Posesion respectively. Within this final act you are to find four new tracks of face melting and flesh ripping madness that deal with darkness and the devil among other nefarious things providing you with an overall bombastic and sadistic offering. This chaos fueled aural assault steps on your throat from the very beginning only to press harder and harder until you lay lifeless. Save for the outro, you are greeted with three punishing and unrelenting tracks in all of their blackened malevolence.
With reckless abandon Corpsehammer pours their sinister brand of metal through your speakers in heaps scorching you with hell fire. Razor sharp and sadistic riffs tear through your skin as the ever blasting drumming caves your chest in with ease. Ripping through the malevolent noise are howling dissonant vocals that appear to emerge from a never ending darkness. Through and through, Corpsehammer provides you with ripping and damning tunes that never let up as they only seem to aim to spill your blood. Upon pressing play you become under siege by a hoard of demonic noise that does a great job of keeping you under siege from beginning to end.
Perversion is undeniably vicious and blood thirsty. Once the first gnarled note creeps through your speakers you understand immediately that you are in for quite the wicked ride. Each track is well performed and well crafted to gift to you with a hellish and battering listen that keeps you coming back for more punishment. Immediately you get caught up in the demonic tempest that is Perversion and once everything is all said and done you keep reaching for that play button again and again.
This is a very solid release to round out the devilish trilogy that these heathens have put forth. With three ripping tracks dripping in demonic essence, Perversion is as entertaining as it is blood freezing.
Perversion is out now through Morbid Skull Records.
Links to Follow:
Morbid Skull Records Bandcamp
Morbid Skull Records Official Site
Hailing from my home state California, where the sun always shines, the wind is a nice calming warm and where the beaches are always packed, Northwind Wolves take it upon themselves to spread a bitter darkness and dreadful cold across the otherwise sunny land. With their sound firmly rooted within black metal of the north, Northwind Wolves offer up a chilling, atmospheric and melodious sound that is sure to captivate. Through their newest offering Dark… Cold… Grim…, these blackened magik wielders present you with nine tracks of mesmerizing and completely soul ripping black metal.
These hellhounds don’t waste too much time getting you acclimated to their bone chilling sound as they set off nearly immediately with their opener Dark Skies For Black Sorcery, never to relent from then on. Swiftly moving from track to track like a spectral spirit in the night, Northwind Wolves summon track after track of swirling blackened blasphemy. Each of the nine tracks that are present within this release are just as grim, frigid and punishing as the others. Northwind Wolves weave in wonderfully dark and mystic atmospheric qualities through each track coupling that with their otherwise harsh and razor sharp sound to provide you with a damning yet enchanting sound.
Each offering is a melodious and atmospheric venture through frost covered lands. Dark… Cold… Grim… is as punishing as it is memorable and enticing. Each of the nine tracks that appear through the permafrost dance wickedly and devilishly through your speakers, greeting you with haunting, dark and sinister sounds that you aren’t soon to forget. Dark… Cold… Grim… certainly is the appropriate title for this release as that is exactly the sound that Northwind Wolves provides you and then some. Each track is a sinister and devilish offering that gifts you with chilling atmospheres as well complete soul ripping black metal that you cannot escape from.
From the onset, Northwind Wolves does a great job of capturing your mind and taking it through a harsh and bitter cold sonic adventure through shadow and frost filled soundscapes. These California natives capture the black metal sound of the north, and while that particular sound certainly is tried and true, they make it work as they create a well rounded and very well put together sound. Overall, Dark… Cold… Grim… is a solid record, one that is sure to please the cursed ears of black metal fans all over.
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Northwind Wolves Bandcamp
Northwind Wolves Facebook
Black Lion Records Bandcamp
In an intense and abyssal offering titled With Inexorable Suffering, Our Place Of Worship Is Silence offers seven new tracks of dark and twisted death metal. This release is one that is as oppressive as it is dehumanizing as it seems to have a complete disregard to life all together. With Inexorable Suffering isn’t a record that is meant to make you feel comfortable as it makes your skin crawl and your blood boil from beginning to end. This offering is an acute and completely pummeling record that gets right in your face from the onset.
With Inexorable Offering is both punishing and atmospheric all at once, supplying you with a truly damning and soul tearing sound. Each track is an oppressive force to be reckoned with as you become buried under droves of malicious and rotting death. Never do you get peace of mind and never do you get a chance to rest as Our Place Of Worship Is Silence shovels out track after track of flesh masticating metal that tears you to shreds. This is a devilish and malevolent record that buries you under droves of terrifying and skin crawling death.
Not only does death metal appear in Our Place Of Worship Is Silence’s sound as smatterings of grind and black metal can be found as well. Both the grind and black metal influences are woven in to the death metal foundation seamlessly making the overall sound cohesive and natural. Never does one genre muddy the sound as each one works hand in hand to create an overall malevolent and hellish sound. Our Place Of Worship Is Silence has an overall sickening and monstrous sound that crushes you beneath its mighty weight.
From beginning to end With Inexorable Suffering is a top notch death metal record. The instrumentation is great, the vocal deliveries are excellent and the overall production caps everything off to provide you with a wonderfully dark, dehumanizing and ultimately bone crushing release. The sound is cohesive, wonderfully abyssal and completely neck snapping. With Inexorable Suffering is a complete aural assault as it gifts you with seven tracks of nothing but all around solid rotting death metal. In my opinion this is one of the most solid and memorable death metal releases so far this year.
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Translation Loss Bandcamp
In putrid and vile fun and glory, VHS unleash sixteen new blood curdling tracks that rot under the name The New Batch. Taking inspiration from movies such as: Silent Night, Street Trash, House By The Cemetery and much more, VHS create an overall incredibly entertaining yet blood draining offering in The New Batch. Through each of the sixteen tracks that make an appearance here, you are treated to grinding and blood spurting offering after grinding and blood spurting offering that snaps your neck back with intent. As much fun as these tracks are they are just as deadly as VHS seems to have a complete disregard for human life as they sand away at your cranium for the better part of a half an hour.
The New Batch begins with an intro titled Welcome to The New Batch which features a creepy and cackling monologue that assures you that you are about to have one hell of a ride, and one hell of a ride is exactly what you have. As soon as the intro is over, VHS hit you with a short but punchy track that gives you a bit of a rotted taste of what is to come. Each track is a neck twisting offering that features punk, death metal and grind influences ultimately leaving your head spinning. The majority of the gore filled offerings within this release are fairly short yet violent leaving you bloodied and mangled at the end of it all. For fifteen straight tracks and for thirty total minutes, you come face to face with bleeding raw and unrelenting grinding tunes that will be bouncing around your skull for some time.
Now, as brutalizing and skin carving as these tunes are, they are just as entertaining and memorable. The New Batch is an incredibly fun listen, one that has you coming back for more and more deadly mayhem. Each track is well constructed and well performed providing you with an overall cohesive and fully entertaining listen that you don’t want to peel yourself away from. Much sooner rather than later these tracks will be stuck in your head never to come out. The New Batch is packed to the bursting point with track after track of twisted, perverse, raunchy and incredibly addictive tunes that really is difficult to stop listening to.
The New Batch has just about everything that you could want. Death metal, grind, punk, horror flick odes, tongue in cheek song titles, solid musicianship, gritty and bloodied vocals and even more. This is an all around solid record with sixteen total well crafted and executed tracks providing you with an ultimately heavy and entertaining listen.
The old-school style of death metal is tried and true, and more and more newer death metal bands are taking to the old-school approach. Some bands hit the nail on the head while others fall short. Boethiah fall in to the former category. Boethiah take cues from their death metal forefathers but certainly create a sound all their own. Invocation of the Xenolith is riddled with nine blood craving and flesh starved tracks of nothing but shredding and lobotomizing death metal. This is straight forward death, nothing but. From beginning to end you come face to face with grisly effort after grisly effort that aim only to mutilate and snap necks.
Invocation of the Xenolith is a bleeding raw and unfiltered release, one that presents you with an oh so welcome ancient sound of ancient death. Kept raw and untamed, Invocation of the Xenolith presents you with a sound that hearkens back to when death metal first began to appear through a mist of crimson. This merciless record pours its sickness out in massive proportions as it nearly immediately begins to deflesh and gut you from the onset. Each track within Invocation of the Xenolith is just as brutalizing and terrorizing as the last track that came to take your life as Boethiah rattle off track after track of pure terror. These New Mexico and California natives firmly dig their blade into your throat from the very beginning never to relent until your head is rolling in the dirt and its contents have been dug out.
Each of the nine tracks within this blood letting offering support pretty substantial run times giving Boethiah plenty of time to carve your corpse however they see fit. Through each track you will get a taste of some doom aspects that are reminiscent of Autopsy as well as pure flesh shredding and marrow draining sonic onslaughts. These components work hand in hand to provide you with an overall skull grinding and flesh carving sound that is hard to want to stop listening to. Each of the nine tracks that appear throughout Invocation of the Xenolith are wonderfully crafted and executed providing you with nothing but pure, relentless and gutting death in monstrous proportions.
From the very beginning you get that wonderful tepid whiff of foul ancient offal that ultimately follows you throughout. This is old-school death metal done in the modern era to a tee. There isn’t a track here that is lacking anything as each and every one of the nine tracks throughout are superbly done. For a debut full length, Invocation of the Xenolith certainly is impressive and addictive. You won’t be able to get enough of this record. With its ever menacing atmosphere, its ever charging onslaught of mutilating death and much more, Invocation of the Xenolith is an all around excellent record.
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Boethiah: The Daedric Prince of deceit, conspiracy, treachery and sedition. Being Skyrim fans is just a bonus for these crypt dwellers.
In pure old-school death metal and horror movie glory, As Flesh Decays offers up eleven brand new flesh gnawing tracks within their debut full length The Horror Of It All. Complete with artwork that looks like an ode to the classic movie The Thing, The Horror Of It All has it all. For eleven straight tracks you come face to face with grisly, gore and groove filled death metal that charges at you from the very beginning. In ever unrelenting fashion, As Flesh Decays pour their brand of bile and entrails soaked death metal out in sickening heaps supplying you with nothing but blood letting offering after blood letting offering.
The Horror Of It All begins with the appropriately titled intro And So It Begins which gives you just a little bit of a putrid taste as to what really is to come. Once the two minute opener concludes, As Flesh Decays pushes the knife deeper in to your flesh as they barrel forth with Descent Into Torment. From Descent Into Torment onward your face gets peeled back little by little by the ever blood spurting and gut ripping onslaught that As Flesh Decays supplies. Each track is a bombastic flesh carving ode to death and horror that snaps your head back with ease. These tracks are violent and relentless as they aim for your neck never to stop hacking away until your head is rolling in the dirt.
As a whole, The Horror Of It All is a powerful and monstrous release, one that is set on shedding blood and hoarding the corpses of anyone who listens. Filthy track seamlessly follows filthy track burying you under droves of sickness and rotting decay. As Flesh Decays does a great job of never giving you a moment to collect yourself as they swiftly shift from track to blood letting track suffocating you under a pile of putrid death. Mercilessly, As Flesh Decays hacks and slashes away, ripping you to pieces before everything is all said and done. Each of the murderous tracks within this offering are well crafted and well executed gifting you with a gnarled, blood thirsty and addicting listen.
The Horror Of It All is a highly entertaining and addicting record that is hard to get enough of. This is a solid debut release from these gore maniacs from down under as they supply you with eleven straight forward flesh masticating tracks that aim to maim and mutilate. Through and through The Horror Of It All impresses as it ladles heaping doses of vile death upon you relentlessly. Simply put, this twisted mass of death and decay is great.