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"Blasphemer, Heretic, Defiler of the Sacred Ones. Thou art Deprived of Your Limbs. Thy Nose Shall be Split. Thou art Cast Down and Overthrown."-Cast Down The Heretic by Nile

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.

Draconis: Anthems For An Eternal Battle

July 12, 2020
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Draconis: Anthems For An Eternal Battle

Hailing from Argentina comes ripping death squad Draconis with their upcoming full length offering titled Anthems For An Eternal Battle. Having come on to the scene in 2003, Draconis has treated us all to two EPs and with this release four full length records since then. Continuously aggressive and unrelenting for the entirety of their seventeen year career, they show no signs of slowing down with this release. With ten total tracks to its name, Anthems For An Eternal Battle is a destructive force from beginning to end. Uncompromising and neck snapping all the way through, this record treats you to a raw, dissonant, technical and face melting sound that ultimately will be your demise.

Draconis gives no thought what so ever about starting their record with an intro as they immediately begin their onslaught from the very second you lift your finger from the play button. With riffs that fly out from every direction that are only to be paired with tumultuous drum work and screamed vocals that are akin to that of a banshee, Draconis make their presence felt all throughout. Each track is a pure and aggressive onslaught of death from the first second to the last. With no reprieve you become buried underneath a relentless slew of flesh melting riffs and spine rattling drum work in no time.

Fast, wicked and undeniably head bang worthy, each track works their way under your skin and gets you mashing your brain against your skull in record time. Throughout this release, Draconis is unpredictable at times as they shift and shape their overall sound to how they see fit but they never waver from the overall shredding, intensely aggressive tone they create. Forever switching between structure and down right neck breaking maelstroms, each of the ten tracks within Anthems For An Eternal Battle is whiplash inducing to say the least.

This Argentinian death machine has created a very solid and well rounded effort here with Anthems For An Eternal Battle. Each track is just as good as the last and just as heavy and blood boiling as well. If you are looking for something raw, aggressive, punishing and purely face melting, you don’t have to look a whole lot further than Anthems For An Eternal Battle.

Anthems For An Eternal Battle will be released July 31st through Brutal Records. You can pre-order here for Europe and here for the United States and Canada.

Links To Follow:

Draconis Facebook

Brutal Records Official Site

Brutal Records Bandcamp

Oneiric Celephaïs: The Obscure Sibyl

July 6, 2020
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Oneiric Celephaïs: The Obscure Sibyl

The Obscure Sibyl, the upcoming four track debut EP from Oneiric Celephaïs is a well structured and well crafted venture that combines wonderful melody with brutalizing technicality to ultimately create a gripping and all together compelling sound. Through each of the four tracks, Oneiric Celephaïs weaves in and out of sweet melodious moments and ever punishing technical death metal blastings with seamless effort. Each track is a precise, ever twisting and unfolding venture of death metal that truly encapsulates where technical death metal can go and what it does have to offer. Oneiric Celephaïs are technical death metal wizards and that is certainly shown all throughout The Obscure Sibyl.

This is an easy record to lose yourself in as you become wrapped up in all of the folds and intricacies that Oneiric Celephaïs incorporates through each offering. As weaving and twisting as each of the four tracks are, they are incredibly cohesive and well structured providing you with a mesmerizing and all together brain warping sound. As soon as you release your finger off of the play button, Oneiric Celephaïs takes you through labyrinth after labyrinth of heavy yet melodious and technical sounds that leave your mind wandering and weaving through each warping and shifting corridor.

With riffs that cut through and fly in from acute and at all times unexpected angles and solos that soar and surge all with masterful bass work and incredibly precise and acrobatic drumming, you are treated to a true technical masterpiece. The musicianship throughout this release is truly something to behold and marvel at. Everything from what was mentioned above to the incredible powerful vocals to the ever darkened atmosphere and everything else in between is pretty perfect. Through only four tracks you are treated to worlds of melody, technicality and brutality and that just speaks volumes about Oneiric Celephaïs’ musical abilities. Quite frankly those abilities are otherworldly.

The Obscure Sibyl is a fantastic release through and through as you are presented with four incredible tracks one right after the next. There isn’t a cut here that won’t amaze or bewilder or captivate you as each one is a technical death metal masterpiece, and to think that this is just a small taste of what is to come in the future from Oneiric Celephaïs.

The Obscure Sibyl will be released August 7th through Gore House Productions.

Links To Follow:

Oneiric Celephaïs Facebook

Uerberos: Stand Over Your Grave

July 4, 2020
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Uerberos: Stand Over Your Grave

Undead, unrelenting and unyielding, Uerberos unleashes an impressive assault with their upcoming offering titled Stand Over Your Grave. This release is nothing but nine complete tracks of mayhem filled death metal that will sever your spine and drain its fluid. Each of the nine monstrous cuts present here throw fluff, filler and everything else to the wayside to provide you with down right bone stealing and flesh ripping tunes for your sickening enjoyment. One track after the next barrels through your speakers at insane blood boiling speed aiming to drag you beneath the cold earth.

Three years after their excellent debut full length Tormented by Faith, these Polish fiends come out aiming to maim and mutilate once again with their sophomore record. Through the forty minutes of run time you are treated to technical, mutilating death metal that will leave you ripped to shreds well beyond recognition once all is said and done. From beginning to end you become pummeled by ever blasting drum work, bone cutting riffs, vein collapsing bass lines and vocals that leave your blood frozen. Note one to the final note you become under a pure siege hellish death metal that aims to expunge you from the face of the earth leaving nothing behind, not even a stain.

Ever menacing and ferocious, Uerberos marches forth at a blistering pace never relenting and never letting you catch your breath for a single moment. Through and through, Stand Over Your Grave is a suffocating release as it buries you beneath droves of tormenting, life piercing death metal. Forever brutalizing and eviscerating, each of the nine tracks storm forth trapping you in their maelstrom of grisly and gnarled death never for you to escape until the final flesh peeling note rings through. There is not a moment of reprieve, not a single moment of solace and there is no light at the end of this listen as all there is left for you is death and despair.

This is pure death metal and nothing but, and it is fantastic. Ever twisting your neck and mangling you into a sickening human jigsaw puzzle, Stand Over Your Grave is a pure bludgeoning effort. Nothing can stand in the way of this bulldozing death machine as it rumbles forth, stamping out all life leaving nothing behind but a trail of hollowed carcasses and strewn viscera. Stand Over Your Grave is a remarkable record through and through, one that certainly not be looked over. Look out for these Polish death fiends and their new record as it truly is and will be a stand out death metal record for this year.

Stand Over Your Grave will be unleashed July 6 through Godz Ov War Productions.

Soul Grinder: Chronicles Of Decay

July 3, 2020
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Soul Grinder: Chronicles Of Decay

Forming in the gnarled and moss covered coffins of the underground in 2018, Soul Grinder ultimately released their debut EP the same year titled Sadistic Parasite. After the success of that EP and after sapping the blood and marrow from countless victims between then and now, Soul Grinder is back this year with their debut full length titled Chronicles Of Decay. Within this release you will find eleven gnarled, snarling, disgusting and impaling death metal tracks for your blood curdling pleasure. There is no reprieve and there is no solace once you press play as Soul Grinder bulldozes over you ultimately leaving you to fester and rot among the worms.

Soul Grinder takes many ques from their death metal forefathers as they provide you with a sound that is firmly rooted in the vein of the ancient all the while they make it all their own. This groove filled torrential down pour of flesh peeling death metal is just that. Each track as grisly and vein splaying as you would imagine but they are just as filled with groove. As a whole, Chronicles Of Decay is a rampaging, life stealing effort that gets your head banging until it snaps off your neck. There is not a track within this release that does not get under your skin or imprinted in your mind as each one works their way in like a parasite. You will leave this release bloodied and beaten feeling like you belong in a damp, bitter grave.

Foul and reeking of putrefaction and decaying death, Chronicles Of Decay marches forth from track to track rumbling over the waves of severed bodies that it has left in its wake. Blasting, brutal and lobotomizing, Soul Grinder provide it all and more within this release. The combination of artery splicing riffs, chest caving drum work, spine rattling bass lines and blood curdling vocals makes for one hell of an incredibly potent and dangerous listen. Each of the eleven tracks that are harbored within this title are just as deadly and visceral as the last making the entire release out to be a deadly and decapitating one.

Yet another element that Soul Grinder incorporates in to a select amount of their deadly hymns is the addition of super throaty harmonizing as well as eerie samples of cleanly sung hymns in the background. These folds are only incorporated into very few of the eleven tracks which appear near the end of the record, but when they do appear they add a wrinkle in to each of the tracks that freezes your blood. To add this to an already blistering and deadly offering, it creates an unholy atmosphere that sinks deep in to your flesh and soul. Everything within Chronicles Of Decay is perfect. From everything aforementioned to what was just written here, Soul Grinder does it perfectly.

Chronicles Of Decay is an incredible record from beginning to end. It is nasty, grisly, flesh gnashing and bone grinding, groove filled and down right heavy. It has everything. This is an absolute must for fans of death metal as this release will stand as one of the best death metal albums to be released this year.

Chronicles Of Decay will be released July 3rd through MDD.

Links To Follow:

Soul Grinder Facebook

Phobos Monolith: When The Light Will Fade

July 2, 2020
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Phobos Monolith: When The Light Will Fade

Emerging from the cosmos comes new comers Phobos Monolith with their debut EP titled When The Light Will Fade. Consisting of five total tracks, this band hailing from Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas combines the likes of melodic death metal and doom to create an overall well rounded, melancholic, melodious and all together expansive and heavy sound. Each track is accented by dazzling keyboards that dance in the background ultimately making you feel and understand the full scope of the vastness of the cosmos. With their lyrical content themed around time, space, multiverses and more, Phobos Monolith appropriately categorize themselves as cosmic melodic death metal and all throughout this EP the weight of the cosmos can be felt.

Phobos Monolith doesn’t lead you in with any fancy intros or anything of the like as they jump right in, jettisoning you off into their ever expansive sound immediately. From the first moment that you hear the rapid fire drum work and the melodious yet heavy riffs you become wrapped up in the release. When The Light Will Fade grabs your full attention immediately having you stargazing through our galaxy and beyond. When The Light Will Fade is a captivating effort from the very first note onward as it never lets your attention waver until the final note rings through.

Of the five tracks that are present within this release, each one is a tightly knit and well constructed vessel of metallic prowess that perfectly combines elements of death metal and doom. It takes no time at all for Phobos Monolith to leave a lasting impression and imprint with you as you will be taking these tracks with you long after you have stopped listening to this release. When The Light Will Fade is an ever expansive and unfolding journey that leaves your mind wandering through star riddled corridor after corridor.

When The Light Will Fade is an exceptional debut EP as it is incredibly well rounded. Everything here is well executed from the production to the musicianship to the great themes that are presented to everything else in between. This is a release that will please the ears of both melodic death metal and doom metal fans alike as it has something here for just about everyone that is a fan of one of or both of the aforementioned genres. This is a great debut EP, one that should not be missed and will not be missed as it is a damn near perfect introduction to what Phobos Monolith is capable of.

When The Light Will Fade was released June 29 through Pest Records.

Check out the official lyric video for the track Oktober (Lunar Eclipse) below!

Anthropophagous: Spoiled Marrow

March 4, 2020
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Anthropophagous: Spoiled Marrow

Arriving on the scene grimy, gritty, evil, putrid and utterly rotten comes Anthropophagous and their upcoming debut EP titled Spoiled Marrow. Without frill or fluff, Anthropophagous treats you to four total tracks of gut churning, blood spilling death metal and nothing but. Without mercy and in true devastating fashion, Anthropophagous trample onward from track to track only to seize your husk of a form for their ever growing garden of corpses once all is said and done. Stripped to the bone, unfiltered and bleeding raw, Spoiled Marrow offers up something that is truly flesh peeling and vein draining.

Forever chipping away at your precious sanity with their ever relentless onslaught of bloodied death, Anthropophagous rumble forth from one track to the next aiming to rip you limb from limb. Each of the four offerings that are present here are just as potent and violent as each other making this entire release to be incredibly terrorizing and gutting. There are no gimmicks, no intros, no outros. The only thing that is present here is grisly, blood draining, flesh devouring death metal.

Barbaric and brutal, Spoiled Marrow slices straight to your bone and unapologetically so. There is absolutely no reprieve from the utterly evil onslaught as you become trapped among putrid death once you press play. Without warning the ceaseless death barrage begins never to stop until the fourth and final track has finally torn off your last remaining limb. Forever bone gnawing and shredding, Anthropophagous and their deadly brand of metal march forth signaling the end for you well before the final note rings through.

Through and through, Spoiled Marrow is a great EP. Each of the four tracks here are just as good as the last making this a well rounded and cohesive effort. This is pure, grisly death metal and nothing but and that is absolutely fantastic. There is nothing here that defiles the pure, raw and putrid sound that Anthropophagous emits as what you get is straight up and down face peeling death metal. This is an EP that you will regret not listening to if you are a fan of the genre.

Spoiled Marrow is to be released by Blood Harvest Records March 13th.

Links To Follow:

Anthropophagous Bandcamp

Blood Harvest Records Bandcamp

Mære: I

February 27, 2020
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Mære: I

Obscure and at times haunting and spine chilling yet overall anvil heavy comes Mære from Germany with their six track EP simply titled I. Old-school in essence, Mære add their own twists and oddities to the punishing and deadly genre to come up with a truly complex and ever shape shifting sound. Never do you hear the same sounds more than once from Mære as their sound constantly shifts and morphs to how they see fit. Forever morphing and evolving with each passing second, each of the six tracks here lead you down winding, dissonant and ever daunting passages of death.

Though there are only six offerings attached to I, this EP more than makes up for the lack of quantity with quality as each cut here is superb. With as lengthy as each offering is as they clock in at over four and five minutes-save for the intro-you are treated to a true labyrinth of death metal noise. Never sticking to one sound or idea, Mære constantly shift and morph their sound, guiding you down one deadly passage after the next. Each track is just as unique, obscure and menacing as the last as Mære provides you with something that is simply intriguing and all together a different kind of heavy.

Forever devouring and engulfing, I wraps you in its pulsating and bitter darkness from which you cannot and will not see the light. As mentioned above, each track is haunting and all around spine chilling at times as the overall atmosphere of the EP itself is something all together to behold. Dissonant, darkened and all enveloping, I presses forth consuming you with the passing of each second as it loses you within the infinite folds and labyrinth like wrinkles of death. I isn’t a punishing release like a Cannibal Corpse record would be, but it is punishing in a different sense that is all its own.

From the instrumentation, to the monstrous vocals to the bitter and dark atmosphere to the unique shifts in tempo to everything in between, I certainly pushes the envelope. I is one of the more unique and intriguing death metal releases that I have heard, and changing the formula isn’t always something that works out in the favor of the band, but it certainly does here for Mære. Through and through, this six track EP is something to behold and gives you a little taste of what is hopefully to come from these death merchants.

Links To Follow:

Mære Facebook

Brain Stem: Symptoms of Annihilation-Stage 2

February 21, 2020
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Brain Stem: Symptoms of Annihilation-Stage 2

Hailing from Edmonton comes experimental death metal brain melters Brain Stem, and with them they tow along their four track EP titled Symptoms of Annihilation-Stage 2. Not to be pigeonholed in one specific death metal genre, Brain Stem morphs and melts the genre to how they see fit creating a unique and ever shape shifting sound. Each of the four tracks that are present within this title are all different from one another as you are never to hear the same sound twice. Groove filled, technical, down right heavy, you name it Brain Stem is that exactly.

Through both of the Symptoms of Annihilation EPs the overall theme is that of destruction, extinction and in general the fact that we will all perish. With that said, through the two EPs, the sheer brutality and spine breaking heaviness that is heard throughout perfectly encapsulates those themes. Brain Stem provides you with a no holds barred death metal assault from beginning to end, trapping you within a dizzying and destructive cyclone of death. Ceaseless and unrepentant, Brain Stem rolls from one track to the next offering up a pure onslaught of excellent experimental death metal.

Brain Stem showcases great technical ability as well as groove oriented passages of death and everything else in between through the four cuts that are provided here. Each track is just as well sewn together, performed and executed as the last making the entire offering cohesive and fluid. Ever twisting and morphing their sound to how they see fit, Brain Stem bends your mind to their will as they take you down corridor after corridor of unrepentant death. Brain Stem does a great job of shifting their sound through each track forever keeping you on your toes all while melting your brain in the process.

Overall, Symptoms of Annihilation-Stage 2 is a great release. Brain Stem showcases great technical and song writing ability among much more ultimately creating something that is down right heavy and addictive to listen to. Each of the four tracks here are excellent and will have you coming back for more brain melting experimental death metal excellence.

Symptoms of Annihilation-Stage 2 will be released March 20th.

Check out the track Dawn of Rot from the upcoming EP below!

Links To Follow:

Brain Stem Bandcamp

Brain Stem Facebook

Fleshwolf: S/T

February 18, 2020
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Fleshwolf: S/T

Stampeding forth like a true maelstrom of death, destruction and disease comes Fleshwolf with their upcoming self titled full length. This one man death metal outfit strings together eight total tracks of malice and mayhem throughout this self titled release. Never gifting you a moment of solace, Fleshwolf stomps forth with the intent to maim and mutilate. Fleshwolf bludgeons and smashes your face in beyond recognition before all is said and done. Each of the eight offerings that are present here are just as vile and flesh tearing as the last making this release to be truly gut bursting and entrails spilling.

You won’t be greeted by any intros, interludes or outros in this release as Fleshwolf presses the proverbial blade to your throat from the drop of the first note, only to keep slicing into your flesh deeper and deeper as the record runs on. This self titled release is a deadly assault, one that hammers and chips away at your skull until you finally drop. Each of the eight tracks are on the lengthy side as they cross the three, four and nearly five minute mark giving Fleshwolf enough time to trap you within their labyrinth of death.

With ever flesh peeling riffs and machine gun fire drum work that are only to be paired by larynx shredding vocals, Fleshwolf offers up a true, bleeding raw and down right filthy brand of death metal. This is unfiltered death that comes for your life from the drop of the first gnarled note, never to cease its pure onslaught until the last and final note has played out. From the get go, Fleshwolf ushers forth one desecrating death metal dirge right after the next. Granting you not a single moment to catch your breath, Fleshwolf barrels straight through to the next offering trapping you within a deadly vortex of scalding death metal.

Through and through, this self titled release is very solid and very well executed as it offers up eight tracks of nothing but raw death metal. Without a doubt, this release will get you bashing your brain against your skull in violent head banging fervor from the very get go. Each track is an infectious offering. There isn’t a weak track within this release as each one stands tall providing you with ever ripping death metal that is not to be denied.

Fleshwolf will be released May 1. Pre-orders are to open April 3.

Links To Follow:

Fleshwolf Facebook

Fleshwolf Bandcamp

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