Set to unleash complete devastation and annihilation is A Scar For The Wicked with their new offering titled The Unholy. This blasphemous offering buries you underneath droves of unsettling death within seven tracks. Each track that appears within this release foreboding, twisted and dark, submerging you in nothing but cold and bitter death. From track one onward you become entombed in raw and punishing death never giving you a moment to breathe. A Scar For The Wicked set in without so much as a warning before they ladle their death filled assault upon you, ripping at your flesh and draining you of your crimson.
The Unholy is a tightly knit release, one that flows smoothly from track to track and from front to back. Each track plays right in to the next continuing a torturous and blasphemous assault. Reprieve does not come until the final track has concluded, and even then you hit repeat to relive the sonic metallic attack all over again. Each track is unique in its own way yet each of them are just as menacing and malevolent as the last. Once A Scar For The Wicked sets in, they don’t lift their blade from your throat until their blistering release has finally ended.
This EP is a complete force of death as it ushers forth seven life draining and blood letting rituals. Through and through this is a monstrous and devastating record, one that piles you up among the rest of the cadavers once everything is all said and done. The Unholy is a savage and unhinged release that aims to drain your marrow from the very get go as it stampedes forth without warning pushing your life to the brink.
As aggressive and skin shredding as The Unholy is, it is equally as melodic and memorable. Each track within this release are done extremely well from the musicianship to the ever fear instilling lyrics to the production. The Unholy is a well rounded and brutalizing record that is sure to catch the attention of many. A Scar For The Wicked has put something together here that is top notch and should not be looked over if you are a fan of extreme metal and death metal.
The Unholy will be released June 29, 2018.
Check out the single Born From The Grave from the upcoming release below!
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In a complete murky mixture of sludge and punk noise, Woorms storms out of the gate with the first track of four within the new split release with A Hanging. The Math Says Yes is the title of the track and it is engaging and hypnotic right out of the gate. Woorms subtly leads you in to their noisy brand of murky punk until they finally hit you in the jaw with their full fledged sludge punk fusion. The Math Says Yes is a heavy easy to head bang to track that grips you right from the get go only to take you on an incredibly entertaining and heavy sonic exhibition. This track is addicting and certainly leaves an imprint on your mind as you will have this track rattling around in your head for some time. Over the course of the five minutes in which this track plays, you become submerged in grimy riffs that are backed by a solid drum performance and yelled vocals that bounce off the walls of your skull. The Math Says Yes is a noisy and engaging offering that is easy to get in to and it works as the perfect first track to this four track split.
The remaining three tracks of this split belong to A Hanging who fuse thrash and hardcore together to create an all together chaotic and furious sound. A Hanging start you off with their first track Graft, which is a neck snapper of an opener for their half of the split. Graft rampages on propelled by intensity and a pure ferocity. The remaining two tracks that follow in the footsteps of Graft are just as neck bending and furious as they provide you with a raw and chaotic sound that is hard to shake. Each of the three tracks that A Hanging provides for this split fuse hardcore and thrash elements perfectly to create an overall explosive and bombastic sound that snaps your head back without warning. A Hanging is relentless in their sonic assault as they mash the pedal through the floor and take you on a wild metallic life endangering ride. With sharp riffs and ever punishing drumming that are backed by furiously yelled vocals, you are provided with something that is sure to sear itself in your brain and give you gnarly whiplash.
Overall, this split between these two noise merchants is highly entertaining and explosive. Each band offer something unique and ultimately neck bending heavy making this to be a well rounded and well executed split between both bands.
This split will be released June 16, 2018 through HOSPITAL and Paranoize Records.
You can pre-order this split here and here.
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A culmination of death and disease brewed in a blackened sludge of stagnant blood and torn entrails, Skullcrush offer up four tracks of foul death. Combining the likes of old-school death metal with murky doom passages, Skullcrush provide you with an incredibly raw, punishing and sinister sound that is not to be forgotten. Each of the four tracks that are harbored within this release are skin stripping and flesh gnashing odes to death itself. These bloodied and gut ripping tracks are unrelenting in their bloodletting assault as they climb out of their crypt with a thirst for blood and mutilation right from the get go.
Visions of the Firestorm Eclipse is the embodiment of death and death metal. There is nothing here to compromise the natural blood curdling sound that death metal has to offer. As soon as you press play on this release you are taken back thirty plus years to when death metal reigned supreme. From beginning to end you become entombed in a raw and filthy sound that is riddled with death and disease sending you to your own early grave. With each track being relatively lengthy-the longest being over seven minutes-it gives Skullcrush plenty of time to fully display their impressive death metal prowess.
There isn’t a track within this offering that is filler as what you get are four straight tracks of eviscerating death. Each of the four tracks are a wonderfully crafted onslaught of death that grip you right from the get go never to let you go until you have properly been mutilated and disposed of. Visions of the Firestorm Eclipse is an impressive release as the instrumentation is as grisly and raw as you would hope and the vocals are as undead and skin crawling as you would like. Couple that and more with an incredibly unfiltered and raw sound, you are treated to one hell of a deadly and entertaining listen.
Visions of the Firestorm Eclipse is a murky, drenched in entrails, foreboding and vile release that is sure to turn some heads. With only four tracks Skullcrush impresses and then some as they fully display their gnarled death metal chops.
Joining one punishing sound with another, Pious Levus brings forth an aural assault all their own. Beast of the Foulest Depths is eleven straight tracks of church burning mayhem. Pious Levus end up entombing you under droves of malicious metal. One track rolls right in to the next never giving you room to move or breathe. From beginning to end, Beast of the Foulest Depths is an explosive and flesh stripping release. This release is forceful to say the least as it sets in immediately not letting you prepare for the unrelenting assault that you are about to witness.
No intros, no outros, no fluff or filler can be found here as what you get is an unrelenting and ever ceaseless metallic assault. Each of the eleven tracks within this record are not lengthy ones, but even so they pack an incredible and vicious punch. Beast of the Foulest Depths is a venomous and life threatening listen. From beginning to end you are subject to controlled chaos as Pious Levus ladles their most blistering and blackened brand of metal upon you.
Beast of the Foulest Depths is an unholy and violent release backed by scythe like riffs, larynx shredding screams and ever blistering and skull blasting drumming. These sinister tracks are just that as they disregard the listeners life to provide you with an incredibly violent and volatile listen. From the opening track Pious Levus firmly plant their blade against your throat never to lift it until the final track has concluded.
This is a ripping, tearing and soul harvesting release that isn’t to be trifled with. Each track is just as violent and life threatening as the last. These eleven blackened rituals are monstrous and aim to tear you limb from limb leaving you in a cold pool of blood. Beast of the Foulest Depths is raw, skin blistering, heavy, malicious and more creating an all around solid record from beginning to end.
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In raw and skin blistering harmony, Antilles sew death and thrash together to create an unholy and spine bending sound. The Intricate Path of Creation is filled with eleven tracks that are sure to get you bashing your brain against your skull. Each track on this release is a ripping metallic onslaught that is sure to tear straight through your flesh. After an ominous intro, all bets are off and everything is laid out on the table as Antilles usher forth a sonic attack that is unrelenting and unapologetic. The Intricate Path of Creation is an explosive release that should not be taken lightly.
With the end of each track, a new one begins immediately never giving you enough room to breathe or brace yourself for the immense impact. These savage offerings are just that, savage onslaughts of epic proportions. Save for the intro, the remaining ten tracks are relatively lengthy providing Antilles plenty of time to appropriately mutilate and snap your head clean from your shoulders. Through and through, The Intricate Path of Creation is a record that is in your face, skin blistering and undeniably heavy. Even when Antilles decides to slow things down just a little bit, you are sure to still be greeted with nothing but the utmost heavy sound that they have to offer.
The Intricate Path of Creation is a gripping release in the way that it grips your jaw from the onset never to let you go until everything is all said and done. This is an engaging and entirely entertaining release from beginning to end. There are no signs of fluff, filler or anything of that sort throughout this record as what you get is skull grinding thrashing death for your sickening enjoyment. Throughout this release you become accosted by scythe like riffs, ever pile driving drumming and forceful and powerful vocals that slice their way through the wall of sonic madness. All in all, The Intricate Path of Creation is a well put together and well executed release that grabs your attention from the get go and gets your head banging immediately.
For this being Antilles’ debut full length record, this is an impressive release. Each track is incredibly heavy, engaging, entertaining and much more making this out to be a well rounded and stellar record. You cannot over look this if you are a fan of thrash or death metal.
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Brewed in death, majestic melody and sorrowful atmosphere, Coldbound presents their fourth full length record The Gale. This release features nine total tracks that run this release around an hour. That hour goes by quickly through as Coldbound has a great ability to draw you in, captivate and keep your attention all throughout. Each of the nine tracks within this release-including the intro-are well crafted dirges of melodious death metal that will ring true through your mind for some time to come. Coldbound balance melody with brutalizing death exceptionally well throughout this release making this to be a very well balanced, heavy and engaging release.
The Gale begins with a near three minute intro that wonderfully sets the tone for the rest of the record. This intro begins with a thunderstorm that is backed by a near mournful atmosphere that is eventually coupled with blasting drums and scythe like riffs half way through. The intro fades in to darkness giving way to the second track The Invocation. The Invocation plays as described above. It is a melodious, atmospheric, foreboding and ultimately heavy and darkened offering that gets your head nodding right from the get go. If you weren’t sucked in to this record from the intro, you surely will once “The Invocation” hits your ears.
The remaining seven tracks play much the same way as The Invocation. Each offering is a melodious dirge of wonderful death as Coldbound offer up melancholic atmospheres, bleak soundscapes and the unrelenting sound of bitter cold death. As each track rumbles along, you get sucked in to the darkness more and more as Coldbound grip you with the cold hand of death making you stay for the entirety of their record. The Gale is a captivating release through and through, and as lengthy as these tracks are they never over stay their welcome and their never get stale. Each one is unique and twisted in its own way making for a unique and devilishly enchanting listen.
Each of the nine tracks that appear through the obscure darkness on The Gale are wonderfully crafted and executed as they gift you with superb musicianship and hellish vocals that are hard to forget. These tracks are thunderous, memorable, heavy, captivating and so many more descriptors making The Gale to be one excellent release by these death dealers. You get droves of heavy death and melody all throughout that is brought to you by excellent musicianship, darkened atmospheres and a clean production as this is a well rounded offering that will be hard to pass up and should not be passed up.
The Gale will be released June 10, 2018.
In mind numbing, chaotic and schizophrenic fashion, grind duo Brutal Blues offers up their newest release simply titled BB. Filled with ten tracks of nothing but ear drum gnashing metal, Brutal Blues intends to make your head spin and your brain buzz. From beginning to end you are accosted on all fronts by this aural assault as Brutal Blues dish out track after track of pure grinding madness. With odd effects added in the background to their harsh and punishing sound, BB is a disorienting and spine twisting listen to say the least. Brutal Blues leaves everything and then some out on the table through this ten track release to provide you with an altogether chaotic and head caving listen.
Brutal Blues set in immediately as they barrel forth with their first track. They don’t give you time to prepare yourself for the assault that you are about to witness as they bombard you with a furious metallic onslaught from the very beginning. This barrage of chaotic metal does not stop until the final song has concluded as Brutal Blues bulldozes from track to track. Never giving you enough time to breathe between each track, Brutal Blues suffocates you with their ear drum tearing and brain impaling sonic blitzkrieg.
From the very get go they make their horrid intentions known as they blast through your speakers with ever spastic drumming, throat blistering screams and schizophrenic riffs to make your head completely spin off of your shoulders. Each track is a maelstrom of burning grind that is sure to sheer your face clean off of your skull. Never once do Brutal Blues take their foot off of your throat as they ladle punishing sound after punishing sound until all is said and done, and even then these tracks will bounce around your head.
BB is an explosive and volatile record, one that snaps your head back as soon as you begin listening. This whiplash inducing release is just that. It is head caving grind done to a tee. BB is a noisy, bombastic and explosive record that will leave you riddled with scalding shrapnel at the end of it all, and that is exactly what a good grind record should do.
BB will be released June 22, 2018 through Give Praise Records.