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Mereflesh: The Nightmare Begins

August 20, 2018
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Combining the likes of death metal and beatdown, Mereflesh bring a whopping dosage of heavy with their new EP The Nightmare Begins. These Aussie’s bring a great balance of beatdown and death metal to their sound making it cohesive and ultimately spine rattling heavy. Each of the four tracks that are present within this release is a rumbling force to be reckoned with. Once one track fades, another begins, hammering away at your skull until it cracks it straight open. The Nightmare Begins is a true beating within only four tracks as you become subject to pure punishment from beginning to end.

Mereflesh bring the pain with crushing riffs and ever pummeling drumming that hits you square in the chest until it bursts open revealing your entrails. The Nightmare Begins is a tough, no holds barred release that has a pure disdain for human life and pure disregard for the listener, making this to be a pure unforgiving assault. The combination of death metal and beatdown here is a good one as Mereflesh balance the two to create an overall anvil heavy and relentless release that pummels you in to the earth. There is no reprieve and there are no breaks between tracks as Mereflesh rumbles along from track to track subjecting you to a thorough beating.

From the drop of the first note and from the rumbling of the first throat shredding vocal, Mereflesh make their hatred for mankind very well known and that theme runs throughout. Through hate filled lyrics and an overall punishing sonic assault, Mereflesh has created something here with their debut that is purely punishing and ultimately anvil heavy. The Nightmare Begins is an unforgiving, face smashing release through and through, as well as a good stepping stone for Mereflesh as a new band. This is a solid four track EP overall that provides you with ever skull bashing tracks that you can bash your brain to over and over again to.

This is a heavy offering that balances death metal and beatdown well enough to be able to please the ears of fans of both genres.

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Infuriate: S/T

August 18, 2018
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Inspired by their death metal forefathers yet keeping their overall sounds new and fresh, Infuriate dish out an incredibly punishing and flesh shredding offering with their upcoming self titled release. Packed with nine tracks, this self titled release is something to behold. From beginning to end you become bled dry and eviscerated as Infuriate rumbles along from track to bloody track never to stop until the marrow has completely drained from your bones. This is a suffocating offering of death as you become subjected to nothing but terrorizing death. There are no fillers, no frills and no fluff within this record as Infuriate rips and shreds through your flesh one track after another.

Nothing can prepare you for the savage and barbaric onslaught of Infuriate as they immediately set in with their opening track Juggernaut of Pestilence. Once you press play, you very quickly and violently get a taste of the pure rotten death that Infuriate has to offer. Juggernaut of Pestilence is an unrelenting and ever pressing offering that hits you square in the chest and continues to do so until your chest has split. This two and a half minute track is a pure blistering ode to death and sets you up perfectly for what is left to come in the remaining eight tracks.

From Juggernaut of Pestilence onward you come face to face with eight grisly, terrorizing and bloodied tracks that aim to rip you to shreds and lower you in a shallow damp grave. Each track on this self titled slab of gruesome death is a ceaseless juggernaut of flesh craving terror. As one track ends, the next slaughtering begins, suffocating you under droves of pale, horrifying death. There is not rest and there certainly isn’t any reprieve from the utter eviscerating power of Infuriate. This self titled release is a monstrous and barbaric effort that gives little regard to life and guts and maims anyone who hits that play button.

This self titled debut full length is a malevolent and malicious record, one that delivers crushing blow after crushing blow only to leave you lifeless at the end of it all. Infuriate has created something here that is unforgiving, yet as addicting as it is gutting. This is punishing, rotten death metal done to a fucking tee. This is an outstanding, well crafted, well executed offering of pure eviscerating death that stands among my other favored death metal records so far this year.

This record will be released August 31, 2018 through Everlasting Spew Records.

Links To Follow: 

Infuriate Facebook

Everlasting Spew Official Site

Check out the official video for Juggernaut of Pestilence below!

Loputon Suo: Portti uuteen

August 16, 2018
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Seething underneath the undulating darkness that is black metal are touches of death metal throughout Loputon Suo’s new offering Portti uuteen. Through four tracks you are greeted with sinister tones, darkened atmospheres and a pure blistering listen that is sure to creep your mind back in to the darkest of recesses. After the ominous and atmospheric intro Polku, Loputon Suo set you off properly through darkened corridors with Ääni Jään Alta, a proper rampaging opener that sets you up for the sonic torment that is to come. Ääni Jään Alta much like the two tracks that follow it is a wonderful mix of black and death metal, providing you with a proper atmospheric quality as well as a pure neck twisting sound.

The four tracks that are harbored within Portii uuteen are dark and sinister. They forever twist and tighten their grip around your neck, seeping their venom into your mind as you listen over and over again. Within this release, Loputon Suo find the right balance through four tracks with their assault of blackened death metal. They combine both genres together well to create an overall unholy and flesh searing sound that is hard to forget.

As one track fades in to the never ending darkness of the abyss, another begins to rain its malevolent intent down upon you. Through and through, Loputon Suo has created something here that is wholly devilish and poisonous. Each track is a memorable offering that provides you with undulating bass lines, forever charging drums, scythe like riffs and vocals that occasionally transition between unearthly growls and banshee like screeches. The three full tracks that follow the intro Polku are malevolent as they gift you with bleak atmospheres and completely ripping blackened metal.

Portti uuteen impresses with only four tracks as it is a cohesive and well put together effort that fully displays what Loputon Suo is capable of. This is a very solid release overall that is sure to please the ears of many.

Insineratehymn: A Moment In A Vision

August 13, 2018
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Hailing from the great city of Los Angeles come grave desecrators Insineratehymn and dragging up from the crypts with them is their new offering A Moment In A Vision. This barbaric release is filled with seven putrid and vile tracks that are sure to leave your head split wide open. Playing in the rotted vein of the old, Insineratehymn discharge track after track of punishing death and nothing but. There is only one moment within this release where there is a bit of reprieve before you are dragged back down in to your damp grave once again. A Moment In A Vision is a punishing assault from beginning to end ultimately suffocating you under rot and viscera.

Through and through this is a bleedingly raw and unfiltered offering as each and every track has a tinge of that ancient foul sound from death metal bands past. Even though Incineratehymn’s sound is inspired by the old, they keep their sound very much their own as they display their murderous chops through seven excellently crafted tracks. A Moment In A Vision is a bloody massacre and a relentless one at that. As mentioned above, there is only one time in which you are granted reprieve from the otherwise slaughtering and eviscerating release and that comes through once track four-also the title track-plays. This interlude is a welcome sound as the three tracks before it pummel you into a bloody pulp never for you to be identified again, and the three tracks that follow it are just as savage and blood thirsty.

The title track comes at a great time to break up the pure unrelenting slaughtering only for you to be shoved straight back in the grinding madhouse once again. Save for the interlude, each track is a barbaric and flesh peeling offering that greet you with viscera stained riffs and ever pummeling drumming that is only to be paired with spine rattling bass lines and blood hungry vocals. Each track is a well put together slaughtering that gets your neck twisting and your brain bashing against your skull in no time at all. A Moment In A Vision is an infectious release, one that you will be playing over and over again. Through and through, Insineratehymn show off their death metal chops as they offer up nothing but top notch death metal.

A Moment In A Vision is a release to behold and not one to be taken lightly what so ever. This is an incredibly solid release, one that is bloody, heavy and skull crushing through and through, a true embodiment of death metal. This is a malicious release, one seething with malignancy and ghoulish murderous intent. You simply cannot go wrong with A Moment In A Vision.

Links To Follow: 

Rotted Life Bandcamp

Rotted Life Facebook

 

Boethiah: Celestial Gateway

August 10, 2018
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Earlier this year Boethiah released their gutting debut full length Invocation of the Xenolith, and now a mere seven months later they are back to unleash yet even more cosmic horror by the name of Celestial Gateway. This six track offering picks up where Boethiah left off with Invocation of the Xenolith as this EP provides you with even more gut ripping and shredding death metal that is sure to melt your skin and warp your mind beyond repair. Celestial Gateway is just as savage and relentless as their full length as it provides you with six straight tracks of barbaric bleeding raw death metal.

Boethiah begin their new EP with an ominous intro titled Approaching The Gateway that immediately sets an unsettling tone as it relays a message of imminent death and torment. Once Approaching The Gateway concludes it doesn’t take Boethiah long before they dive straight in to the thick of their onslaught as they roll straight in to the second track Charting The Unknown. Immediately you are greeted with bone crunching riffs that are backed by pummeling drums and monstrous throat shredding vocals. This first full track is a monstrous one as it displays great destructive power as it rumbles along setting you up for even more barbarity to come.

The remaining four tracks that follow Charting The Unknown supply you with more of the same raw and punishing death metal. Each track is a ripping and ceaseless offering that rip and tear in to without so much as a second thought. These six cosmic horrors are just that as they supply you with a sickening amount of death that cannot be denied. Each track is a well crafted slaughtering that twists your neck and lets you of your blood never to stop the savagery until the final track has concluded. Celestial Gateway as a whole is downright twisted, haunting and eviscerating from beginning to end as it provides you with gnarled unforgiving death metal track after track. One right after another, Boethiah suffocates you underneath droves of unrelenting sonic horror until you are left floating lifeless in the frozen wasteland of the cosmos.

Each track on this EP is a well written, well crafted and haunting piece of work that is sure to plague your mind for quite some time once you are done listening. Celestial Gateway is a very solid outing as it provides you with nothing but top notch death metal from beginning to end. Boethiah prove once again with this EP that they are one the most exciting new death metal bands out there and that they are here to stay.

Coffinrot: Retribution Divine

August 6, 2018
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Offering up a sound of pure unholy metal, Coffinrot fuse death metal, elements of black metal, thrash and even doom to create an overall skin ripping and flesh peeling sound that will have your brain splattered beyond the bounds of your skull. Retribution Divine is packed with eight full tracks of detrimental neck twisting death metal that drains your marrow and lets you of your blood nearly immediately. Retribution Divine is an unforgiving record, one that leaps through the gates of hell with a terrorizing blood lust. The overall macabre sound of this release does a great job of making your skin crawl and have your mind sink in to the darkest recesses that it can possibly find.

Through and through, Retribution Divine is terrorizing and horrifying as it pummels you in to oblivion nearly from the get go. Coffinrot lead you in to their new record with Mind Your Elders, which leads you to your demise with a calm yet darkened intro before completely shredding your flesh and sanding your skull down until your brain is exposed. Mind Your Elders is a ripping and savage track that pelts you from all sides with searing grave digging death metal that aims to gut and maim. This three and a half minute opening track sets you up perfectly for what is left to come through the remaining seven tracks. After Mind Your Elders, Coffinrot doesn’t let up from there or get any less perverse and obscene as they pour their brand of molten death on thick never to relent until you have been buried in a shallow blood splattered grave.

Following Mind Your Elders come seven more tracks following closely in the footsteps of the opening track. Each track within this release is a blood letting and ferocious trek down the halls of the damned and tortured. Each track is a hellish offering that spurts blood and viscera at every single turn burying you underneath droves of malignant flesh and stagnant blood before you know it. Retribution Divine is a barbaric and relentless release, one that charges forth, butcher knives brandished awaiting its next victim. This is a macabre and sickening release, one that delves deep in to the darker side of human nature. Retribution Divine twists and contorts your mind in to dark corners never to have it fully recover from a complete flesh splaying assault.

This release is solid overall as it features eight tracks that are well put together, performed and executed providing you with an overall savage and highly entertaining release. Each of the eight tracks here are lobotomizing, heavy and blood draining, everything you look for in death metal. Coffinrot has nailed this record and surpassed my expectations as they have created one hell of an album here in Retribution Divine.

Links To Follow: 

Coffinrot Bandcamp

Coffinrot Facebook

Rotten Evisceration: Raped And Headless

July 19, 2018
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Formed in Peru in 2006 as Profanator, these gore hounds changed their moniker over to Rotten Evisceration in 2009. Two years later the newly dubbed Rotten Evisceration released Raped and Headless, a four track effort filled with viscera, boils and bile. Raped and Headless is a disgusting offering from beginning to end as it showers you in nothing but stagnant blood, infested entrails and overall brutalizing and vile death metal. From track to track you become greeted by nothing but sickness and pure death as Rotten Evisceration rampages from track to track never giving a second thought or regard to human life.

Rotten Evisceration begin Raped and Headless on a torrid pace with Baptized In Semen. This track is the perfect sickening intro as to what you are going to hear throughout the rest of the release. This two minute track is perverse, sickening and skull blasting providing you with nothing but perverse and twisted death. The three remaining tracks that follow are much the same as they provide you with the same flesh cutting and vein draining sound. Each track within this release is a barbaric and savage offering that spew forth bile and blisters until you become entombed in vile viscera.

Raped and Headless is a straight up bleeding raw and pulverizing offering from beginning to end that supplies you with droves of disease ridden death metal for your perverse enjoyment. From track to track you encounter gutting riffs that are supplemented by pummeling drum work and bloodied vocals that roar through the halls of torn flesh. Each track is an in your face and unrelenting piece of work that is sure to twist your neck. With this release you get an entertaining listen and an overall good look in to what Rotten Evisceration has to offer. Raped and Headless is sure to please the gnarled ears of brutal death and death metal fans alike.

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