Cadaver Garden

"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

Azath: Demo 2018

October 20, 2018
viralstampede

Destructive, violent and ever flesh mangling, Azath come storming out of hell’s gates with their first demo. This offering unleashes three ceaseless tracks of pure vein draining death. This is a barbaric release from beginning to end as Azath rolls from track to track with murderous and brutalizing intent, ripping your skin from flesh and flesh from bone with the passing of each minute. The overall sound that Azath gives off is raw and relentless as you are treated to a dissonant and ancient sound that was just built for bleeding you dry.

Azath wastes no time putting their blade to your throat as they burst through your speakers with their opening track never to relent until you are left as nothing but a bloodied mess. Each of the three tracks within this demo are terrorizing and shredding offerings of death that are coated in the most foul and stagnant of blood and entrails. With ever sharpened, ripping riffs that are coupled with blitzkrieg drumming, rumbling bass lines and unearthly blood curdling vocals, Azath treats you to a listen that is as deadly as they come. Each track rampages forth with the intent to slaughter, leaving nothing behind but a torso.

This demo is on the  shorter side as the two lengthier tracks just cross over three and a half minutes while the shorter just crosses a single minute. With that being said, that doesn’t mean that this is lacking in content as Azath blasts out three head severing tracks that are as lethal as you would imagine them to be. These offerings of vile death are just that. They are vile and relentless in their assault as they rip and tear in to you leaving your ear drums mutilated and your brain properly bruised.

This is just the start of things to come for these purveyors of death, and this is one wicked start.

Links To Follow: 

Caligari Records Bandcamp

Caligari Records Official Shop

Witch King: Voice of the Ossuary

October 15, 2018
viralstampede

witch king.jpeg

There is no pretext, there is no warning as Witch King dives straight into their new offering Voice of the Ossuary with an unbelievably bestial and punishing sound. Right off  the bat you get your teeth kicked down your throat by these purveyors of death, and from the first second onward they never look back as they scorch earth and pile bodies high. There isn’t anything trendy here, no frills and no fluff as Witch King return with an ancient sound throwing it back to the days of pure guttural blackened death grind. Each track on this blood spurting effort is terrorizing and twisted as Witch King provides you with nothing but top notch head severing metal for your sick and twisted enjoyment.

Voice of the Ossuary is foul and filthy. Each track rampages forth with malicious intent hitting you with ever blood riddled riffs that are only to be coupled with barbaric drumming and inhuman vocals that the likes of hell can only provide. The ten tracks that are present here hit you fast and hit you hard as Witch King pours their brand of sickness on thick making sure you become buried under it all by the end. “Voice of the Ossuary’ is an unrelenting piece of blackened magic that provides you with hordes of violent death and mayhem never stopping until the last ritualistic note has been carved out.

Each track gnaws at you and pummels you in to an unrecognizable oblivion from the very onset. Witch King rolls from track to track with the lumbering swiftness of a murderer gifting you with an overall hellish and terrorizing listen never to be forgotten or brushed aside. Voice of the Ossuary tears you to pieces, shredding you from the very onset only to leave you fleshless at the end of it all. Witch King hits you with a primeval sound, one that is bestial and menacing for ten straight tracks never to let you out of their clutches until each track is seared in to your mind.

This is pure slaughtering metal in its darkest most raw and potent form. Voice of the Ossuary is a devilish and murderous release that presents you with ten outstanding tracks of nothing but top notch blood soaked metal. The song writing here is excellent and the execution of each track is on point and couple that with an overall dissonant primeval sound, you get one hell of a great listen and record. Witch King has created something here that is nothing short of outstanding.

Links To Follow:

Blood Harvest Records Bandcamp

Witch King Facebook

 

 

Miscarriage: Homicidal Mania Trilogy

October 14, 2018
viralstampede

Can chaos be captured? Can music really shred your flesh? If you have any doubts about either question you only need to turn to Miscarriage. This death grind outfit is nothing short of savage and relentless as they peel your skin back and rip your tender flesh from bone. Homicidal Mania Trilogy is a compilation of Miscarriage’s Homicidal Mania series of records which in total brutalize you for thirty straight tracks for over an hour. Miscarriage is fucking relentless to say the least. Each track on this offering is a blood boiling and bowel bursting cut aims for the jugular immediately never to back off until your head has been severed from your shoulders.

With blood soaked riffs and an overall entrails baptized sound, Miscarriage presents you with an unholy and twisted listen that you aren’t soon to forget. Each track is a chaotic mess of stagnant blood and festering remains that stab at you leaving you riddled with holes and lying lifeless in a ditch. These offerings are brutalizing as they charge forth with murderous and malicious intent aiming to spill blood and drain your veins of everything that they hold. Each track rolls right in to the next, suffocating you under a cyclone of rabid and beastial metal that bashes you over the head repeatedly until you can no longer be identified.

Each of the thirty cuts here are spewed forth with great intensity and great velocity snapping your head back and tearing your scalp from your skull. With ever vein slicing riffs, chaotic drums and putrid gurgling vocals, Miscarriage presents you with a sound that is all together sickening and vile. These tracks are morbid rampages of death that are unrelenting and ceaseless in their slaughter. This is ultra violence and insanity at its peak as Miscarriage pours on their brand of sickness thick burying you under a heaping dosage of violence and mania. From the onset you become battered and bruised, and when this release is all said and done you are pulverized beyond recognition.

This is pure death grind. It is uncompromising, deadly, throat slashing violence done to a tee. There is nothing here other than pure disgusting death grind that tramples you and disposes of you in the most vile way possible. Homicidal Mania Trilogy is insane, over the top, grotesque and so much more and dammit its glorious. This is death grind done just right as these sickos pour out thirty straight tracks of blistering homicidal sonic torture. You simply cannot go wrong with this release if you are a fan of grind, death metal or a combination of the two as this is simply top notch gore filled death grind.

Links To Follow:

Miscarriage Official Bandcamp

Homicidal Mania Trilogy

Black Coven: Everlost

October 13, 2018
viralstampede

Stepping in to the ever bloodied waters of the death metal genre are newcomers Black Coven hailing from Austria. Everlost is the title of their brand new EP which sports three tracks that pair melodic death metal with hints of black metal injected in to the fold providing you with an overall raw, dissonant and blackened sound. Through this release, each track gets better with the third being the most solid and well rounded track of the bunch. This is an overall solid start for a new band just jumping in to the endless fray of death.

Black Coven doesn’t sit around waiting to jump at you with their sonic barrage as they immediately set in with their opener Across The 1000 Lakes. This track is a dissonant and cold offering that is a solid yet lacking in certain areas offering that sets you up for the remaining two tracks. Through Across The 1000 Lakes you are greeted with ice cold cold riffs that are backed by ever pummeling and charging drumming that are only to be supplemented further by raspy dissonant hellish vocals. This track switches back and forth between choppy slower death marches, to more up tempo marches through the swamp providing you with some variety and tempo changes that almost lurch in certain areas.

Once the opener fades, Ablazing Dawn begins, which is a solidly more up tempo cut that is a little more of a step up than the opener. This track provides you with even more cutting riffs with an injected solo about half way through that is only to be backed by the ever throat cutting vocals. Ablazing Dawn is more well rounded than that of the opening track as this track provides you with a straight forward death march that gets your head banging and gets you more in to the track. This is a more engaging and compelling offering that leads you directly in to the third and final track Ovation of The Wolves.

Ovation of The Wolves is the most well rounded and well put together track on Everlost. This track begins with a little acoustic intro the bleeds in to an electric scythe romp that is backed by charging drumming. Near two minutes in, this offering kicks it into high gear presenting you with a solid and ripping death metal tune that is complete with tighter riffs and tighter drumming with the ever hellish vocals pouring over the sonic noise. This is the most complete and well constructed track of the three on this release and a good closing track to close out an overall decent EP.

Through and through Everlost is a decent EP as mentioned. It has elements of black metal and death metal working for it here that come together in harmony in sections, and completely in the closing track Ovation of The Wolves. What stole the show really are the hellish vocals as they are solid all on their own yet they give each track a little more bite and venom. Moving forward, the music just needs to be tighter overall then a more tightly knit and constructed sound will amount, but with that being said this is a good step forward.

Links To Follow: 

Black Coven Bandcamp

Black Coven Facebook

Black Coven Official Site

 

Haiduk: Exomancer

October 12, 2018
viralstampede

Haiduk_Exomancer_Cover_Art.jpg

Steeped in malevolence ever quickening darkness, one man band Haiduk returns this year with Exomancer. Joining the forces of malignant death and ever soul ripping blackened death metal, Haiduk creates a punishing and overall ripping sound that does its best to tear in to your flesh. With ten tracks to its name, Exomancer sports a short run time of only thirty minutes, but within those thirty minutes you are treated to cosmic horror and terror in a pure and straight forward sonic barrage. Each of the ten tracks that are present here are razor sharp and cutting as they provide you with scythe like riffs, ever blasting drumming, occasional demonic growls that appear from the abyss and an overall sinister atmosphere.

The never ending sonic assault begins immediately as Haiduk rips straight in to their opener, assaulting you from all sides with rapid fire drumming and technical and sharp riffs. The opening track Death Portent serves you up a nice dish of sonic malevolence, setting you up for what is left to come. If the opener was a flesh tearing blackened assault you can expect the remaining nine tracks to be as well, and that they are. Each track that follows settles in line with what Death Portent had to offer, and that is straight forward skull sanding blackened death that aims to contort your neck.

These tracks are wicked as they are summoned from darkness and brewed in ever soul lashing malevolence. Each of the ten tracks here that are summoned up from the depths are just as potent and venomous as you would wish as they provide you with nothing but blistering metal. However, as rib spreading as these tracks are they are just as atmospheric. Haiduk does a great job of incorporating a sinister underlying atmosphere within each track as well making each offering even  more fiendish and consuming.

Exomancer is an overall solid listen as you are provided with ten offerings that are as you would expect from a blackened death release. Each track is potent, venomous, steeped in a malicious atmosphere and as shredding as you would imagine. Through and through this is a well done release that will please the ears of black metal and death metal fans alike.

Exomancer will be released October 17, 2018.

Links To Follow:

Haiduk Bandcamp

 

Bedsore: S/T

October 6, 2018
viralstampede

With their two track self titled demo, Bedsore offers up a unique and fresh sound to the putrid wastelands of death metal. While they play in the collapsed vein of the old, Bedsore add their own unique twist to the sound making it entirely their own. Not only do they offer up punishing and ever gutting straight forward death metal, but they mix in ethereal and dream like passages as well to steal your mind away and have it washed over with twisted yet welcoming visions. Even though there are only two tracks to this demo, each track is lengthy clocking in at over nine minutes and eight minutes respectively providing you with plenty of content to lose your mind to.

Each track is woven together with great expertise providing you with a well rounded and cohesive sound. Bedsore mix their general death metal assault with their hypnotic atmospheric passages together very well, never lurching from one to the next as they keep each track fluid and well structured. These two monstrous offerings that Bedsore provides are varied and incredibly diverse. Never will you hear the same thing twice and through repeat listens you will pick up on things that you may not have heard in listens previous.

From beginning to end you are treated excellent musicianship that is backed by gritty howled vocals from the void. To supplement the overall sonic assault, Bedsore lines each track with a twisted and dream like atmosphere that grabs your attention immediately. Even when you are treated to their pure gutting death metal, Bedsore still sews in their incredible ambiance and atmosphere making their tracks that much more diverse and memorable. When the slower more methodical dream like passages do crop up, you become hypnotized and drawn in even more as Bedsore takes your mind forever to capture it.

Bedsore is a unique beast all their own, and through two tracks they make that very well known. These death dealers mix both punishing death with ethereal atmospheres with ease creating a sound that is wholly unique and addictive. The two tracks provided here are lengthy to be sure for death metal, but never do you feel as though they over stay their welcome as they play so fluidly and are so well crafted. This is an impressive demo to say the least and Bedsore is a band to keep your eye.

Doldrey: S/T

September 26, 2018
viralstampede

Hailing from Singapore comes Doldrey with their self titled release that comes complete with five ripping tracks that are sure to leave you banging your brain against your skull. Fusing death metal and punk together, Doldrey create a dissonant, raw and bombastic sound that you just can’t deny. Each track is a ripping and razor sharp offering that aims for the jugular. These are blitzkriegs as they are short tracks that pack a massive punch within their short run times. There is not a single hint of bullshit here as Doldrey get right into the thick of things from the very beginning never to relent in their assault for the entirety of the release.

Doldrey set out for blood  immediately with their opening grave stomper War. This track is a venomous beginning for an overall potent and savage release. War rages on taking no prisoners and leaving no weakling not stomped in to the ground. This opening track gets your head banging immediately and your body moving as sitting still just isn’t an option. War sets you up for even more rampage and blood letting as each track that follows is just as ruthless and gutting. Each of the five dissonant tracks that are present within this self titled release are venomous and filled with a massive amount of intensity that knock you back a couple of paces.

Doldrey is relentless as they provide you with razor caked riffs that are only to be supplemented by ever spastic and tumultuous drumming and savage blood dripping vocals that howl out from beyond the crypt. Each track is a bombastic offering that mixes death and punk together seamlessly to create an unholy alliance of noise, disease and death. This is a no holds barred offering that confronts you from the very get go, gripping you by the throat never to release you from your ultimate demise.

Overall, this self titled release is a complete ripper. The five tracks that are present here are head caving in the best possible way as you keep wanting to replay the savagery over and over again.

 

Teleport: The Expansion

September 20, 2018
viralstampede

In the short time that Teleport has been around they have been busy to say the least as they have released two demos and one EP up until this point. The Expansion is the title of their newest offering and within this title you will find three new tracks of ever expanding, prog tinged blackened death metal with some thrash flair thrown in the mix for good measure. Each of the three tracks that are present here are adventurous mind warping offerings that are all together gripping and compelling. These tracks that Teleport has so meticulously crafted run on the lengthier side which gives each song time to expand, breathe and ultimately draw you in to the fray of ever warping and mind shifting metal.

Teleport takes no time at all ushering forth their brand of sonic wickedness as they immediately set forth with their opening track thrusting you in to their ever collapsing and expanding sound without so much as a warning. Each track is a well crafted onslaught of black metal mixed with death, progressive tendencies and some thrash elements to create an overall very well sewn together and cohesive sound that is hard to deny. These songs are highly unique and incredibly intoxicating as they pull you in making you stay for the whole release and then some as you continuously reach for the play button.

Everything on this release is done damn near perfect. Each cut has great musicianship, the technicality is outstanding, the production is spot on and ultimately each track is heavy, neck bending and mind bending as they should be. From beginning to end you are treated to a stellar release complete with three incredible tracks that truly are something to behold. This is progressive, heavy, entirely memorable and addictive to be sure. The Expansion is an excellent piece of work as well as Teleport’s most impressive and well put together piece of work to date.

Psychotomy: Aphotik

September 18, 2018
viralstampede

aphotik.png

Formed eight years ago in 2010, Psychotomy started out as a thrash band, only to walk down the left hand path to forge a sound that is of pure death and disease. Now eight years later, Psychotomy has an EP and two full lengths under their belt including this release. This sophomore effort titled Aphotik is nine straight brutalizing and lobotomizing tracks wrought with malignancy and murderous intent. From the first couple of seconds on you become ensnared in a gutting, dissonant and obscure sound that aims to let your veins of your blood. Each track is relentless, wicked and down right cranium impaling. This brooding mass of death is just that as it rolls out track after detrimental track of nothing but pure death.

Psychotomy first leads you in to their first track Towards the Pillars of Chaos/Kenosis with dissonant guitar tracks that set an overall unsettling and flesh crawling atmosphere before really settling down and force feeding you some straight up brutalizing death metal. It only takes Psychotomy a little over one minute with their torturous atmospherics before grabbing a hold of you with the clammy hand of death that ultimately leads you to your painful demise. This opening track sets the overall tone of the record of course and also marks you for death as it rips and tears in to you one minute after the next. Towards the Pillars of Chaos/Kenosis rips your scalp back only to let the remaining eight tracks dig at your brain and fester there for some time.

Each track rolls out like a rumbling death machine trampling over the weak and anyone else who dare oppose them. These nine offerings trapped within the cover of Aphotik are sadistic and twisted odes to death, curdling blood, ripping skin from flesh and flesh from bone. Aphotik is a ceaseless and relentless record, one bares its fangs and sinks them into you early on. From the very first track, this release does a great job of gripping the listener never to let them go until the battering and mutilating ceases with the ninth and final track. There are no fillers here as what you are presented is purely suffocating as Psychotomy roll from one track to the next like a killer would move from victim to victim.

Everything on this release is executed to damn near perfection. The musicianship is top notch and the ever demonic blood curdling vocals are something to behold and everything is topped off with a raw and dissonant production that rounds this record out very well. Aphotik is just punishing and pure death metal and nothing but for nine straight tracks. This is a release to behold and one to certainly not look over as this certainly is one of the top death metal releases to come out this year.

Aphotik will be released September 28, 2018 through Everlasting Spew Records.

Check out the opening track from Aphotik titled Towards the Pillars of Chaos/Kenosis below!

Links to Follow: 

Psychotomy Facebook

Everlasting Spew Official Site

Hyperdontia: Nexus of Teeth

September 17, 2018
viralstampede

Nexus of Teeth.jpg

The list of death metal bands that roll out that classic old-school death metal sounds seems to grow and continue to grow with only a few that really nail the sound and stand at the top of that list. With that being said, Hyperdontia is a part of that list and with Nexus of Teeth, they stand near the top. This record is a finely crafted bulldozer of bloody death. It is primitive, stripped to bare bones without frills or fluff as what you get is eight straight tracks of gutting and brutalizing death metal in its most raw and pure form. From beginning to end you are greeted with a gritty and bleedingly raw sound that stabs its meat hooks straight into you never to release you until the final blood soaked note has rang through your viscera soaked speakers.

This is death worship, and just straight up simple, pure and destructive death metal at its finest. Through eight tracks you are presented with something that is unholy, filthy and murderous. From the drop of the first note you quickly realize that you are in for a sickening and vile blood bath. Nexus of Teeth is a ceaseless and ever unrelenting record as it shovels out track after track of cranium impaling death for your gutting. The only reprieve that you are gifted is when the tracks switch from one to another, other than that  you are constantly assaulted by ever visceral death at every twist and turn. Each track is a grisly slab of mutilating death that leaves you lifeless and torn to shreds as Hyperdontia usher forth track after track of skin peeling and blood letting death.

Nexus of Teeth and all of its grave desecrating horrors is something to behold. This is a grisly and nasty release to say the least, one that has a blatant disregard for life as it aims to drain your veins from the very onset. This flesh gnashing and skin shredding release is just that as it tears into you from the get go, never to stop, never to relent until its eight murderous rampages have finally concluded. Nothing here is clean as everything is soaked in gore and viscera from the production all the way down to the vocals making this to be an incredibly nasty and putrid offering that just cannot be denied.

With this debut record, Hyperdontia has put something out that is as vicious as it is entertaining. Nexus of Teeth is death metal done to a tee and will surely impress your chewed up ear drums.

 

Powered by WordPress.com.