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Cerebrum: Iridium

November 24, 2018
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Bursting through the cosmos in 2002, technical death metal wizards Cerebrum have released crushing works after crushing works. After their first demo in 2005, these death metal stalwarts have released two full lengths up until this point, and now they are on the verge of unleashing yet another monster titled Iridium. This offering is straight up technical death metal, throwing fads, flamboyance and the desire to be the fastest band on the planet aside. Through nine tracks you are presented with impressive death metal one track right after another. These face shredding Greek monsters offer up a tight, technical, fluid and all together mind bending release that shoots you through the stratosphere before you know it.

Through and through Iridium is packed with raw and ever neck twisting tracks that just never cease their onslaught until the sixth track comes up providing you with a little bit of an interlude before you get your mind warped once again. That being said, even the one minute atmospheric interlude plays well with the other tracks and is placed well within this record to keep things cohesive and fluid. Cerebrum has crafted one hell of a record here with Iridium as you are treated to nothing but top notch death metal all the way around. There isn’t a track here that lacks in any way shape or form as Cerebrum lay everything out on the table gifting you with one hell of a listen and one hell of a solid record.

Iridium is filled with gravel toned riffs that are inhumanly technical and light speed drumming that gets your neck bending before you realize it. Each track is filled with impressive and incredible technicality through and through. These offerings leave you no room to breathe as each cut is a salvo of pure brute force and technicality that isn’t to be trifled with. Iridium is a devastating record from beginning to end as it takes no prisoners and never relents as each minute is packed with technical death metal goodness that just cannot be denied.

This release is incredible through and through and yet another great death metal record to round the year out. Through sheer inhuman technicality, superb musicianship, monstrous vocals and great production, Cerebrum has crafted a record here that is damn near perfect.

Iridium will be released December 21, 2018 through Transcending Obscurity Records.

Links To Follow:

Cerebrum Bandcamp

Cerebrum Facebook

Check out the official video for A Face Unknown from the upcoming release below!

Feral: Flesh For Funerals Eternal

November 22, 2018
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With a healthy portion of gut ripping riffs and ever brain churning drumming, Feral comes forth with Flesh For Funerals Eternal. This is a nasty and gnashing release that chomps at the bit to let your blood and have your bowels strewn about. From beginning to end you are greeted with nothing but barbaric and bloody death metal. Never once does the onslaught cease as Feral mash the proverbial pedal through the floor to gift you one hell of a savage and blood curdling listen. Packed to the bursting point with ten bleeding raw and filthy tracks, Flesh For Funerals Eternal is gritty, nasty and neck twisting and every capacity. It isn’t here to reinvent the wheel, but it is here to smash your skull in to oblivion and keep death metal surging forth through the bloodied swamps.

Feral wastes no time diving straight in to the grime and filth as they fly forth with their opener Vaults of Undead Horror, never to cease until your veins have been completely drained. Flesh For Funerals Eternal is a monstrous record, one that stomps forth never looking back at who has been trampled and whose head has been severed. Each track is a behemoth as they rip and tear through your flesh, gutting you alive. There are no frills and certainly no fluff as Feral keeps it raw and punishing through and through never to give you a break as you suffocate under the scattered entrails and tattered flesh. Flesh For Funerals Eternal is straight up pure and sickening death metal. This is a record that aims for the throat from the very beginning never to lift its knife until the blood letting concludes.

This terrifying monstrosity is a release to behold as it harbors ten incredible tracks that keep on rolling one right after another. Feral doesn’t compromise here or pull any punches as each and every track that they have packed this record with are menacing, dripping in blood offerings that are purely terrorizing and neck snapping. You have no choice but to bang your head until you brain seeps through your nose and your neck severs. This unrelenting wash of blood, disease and death is just that. Flesh For Funerals Eternal pack the crypts high with fetid remains as it spews grisly death one track after another until you have been entombed with the rest of the corpses it has collected.

Flesh For Funerals Eternal is god damn perfect in every capacity. From beginning to end you are subject to top notch death metal and nothing but. This is the perfect death metal record to end the year on and the perfect one to destroy the beginning of your new year. There is nothing left to say other than this record should not be slept on as you will regret it.

Flesh For Funerals Eternal will be released December 30, 2018 through Transcending Obscurity Records.

Links To Follow:

Feral Facebook

Feral Bandcamp

Check out the official video for Horrendous Sight from the upcoming release below!

Aergewinn: Bærnan

November 17, 2018
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Brewed in a bubbling cauldron, one man band Aergewinn has created a grave stomping sound. Sounding like a midnight massacre, Aergewinn melts together old-school Swedish death metal with some black metal and gothic tendencies to create an overall raw, darkened and sinister sound that is not to be ignored. Each track is a melodic crypt destroying offering that pelts you with buzzing riffs and ever pummeling drumming only to be supplemented by throat ripping vocals. There are only four tracks within this release, but within those four tracks you are presented with plenty of necrotic heavy handed death metal.

Bærnan is a wonderfully crafted EP, one that provides you with track after track of nothing but excellent death metal. There isn’t a track here that lacks much as each offering is a wonderful twisted mass of death and disease. Once the one minute intro subsides, Aergewinn kicks everything in to gear to present you with a blood curdling, atmospheric and deadly offering. Each track is crafted and performed very well creating an overall cohesive and well rounded sound.

This release is ominous, blasphemous and down right sinister. Bærnan is a ripper from beginning to end, and with only four tracks to its title this EP packs a serious punch and provides you with plenty of content. Each track is diverse and varied never to give you the same sound twice. Bærnan is highly entertaining and addictive as you are treated with superb musicianship, blood curdling vocals and a rotted production that keeps things raw and malignant.

Bærnan is a festering ode to its death metal predecessors with a little twist to make its sound its own. These four tracks are great as you are gifted with atmosphere, ripping death metal, tinges of black metal, great musicianship and sordid vocals throughout. This is an EP that should not go unrecognized and should be played until you are finally dragged down to the dank and soulless crypts yourself.

Bærnan will be released this December.

Carcinoid: Demo 2018

November 12, 2018
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Firmly rooted in the ever crowded and collapsed vein of the ancient, Carcinoid make their deadly bid with their own three track demo. Mixing elements of doom and death, Carcinoid come storming out of the gates of hell with a disgusting and gut bursting sound. Carcinoid is unholy, filthy and terrorizing from beginning to end as they present you with track after track of nothing but savagery and utter brutality in ceaseless and malevolent fashion. With no intros, lead ins or outros to hinder their torrid pace, Carcinoid roll from track to track bulldozing the weak and maiming the unprepared.

This demo is fetid, harsh and down right nasty. The disgust and slew of slime runs thick throughout the course of this offering as Carcinoid shovels and piles the entrails on thick from beginning to end. From the opener Face of Anguish to the closing track Red Mist Descending, you are treated to some of the most barbaric and malignant death metal. This is macabre and guttural, ever ceaseless and relentless in its assault to bury you under the already growing mounds of fetid flesh and disease.

Carcinoid stomp on through from track to track with the lumbering swiftness of a deranged killer stalking its next victim. Carcinoid supplies you with a great balance of death and doom throughout their three tracks offering up plenty of variety and diversity all the way through. One minute you will be dragged down to the murky depths with torturous doom and the next your flesh is being peeled from bone with the rumblings of pure death debauchery. With that said, no matter what sound you are faced with, Carcinoid makes it disgusting and revolting through and through as each of the three tracks here are filthy and forever savage.

You can’t get a whole lot more disgusting and vile than what Carcinoid provides you with as they offer up some sickening tunes back to back to back. This is blood curdling and skin crawling death in its most pure and revolting form.

1914: The Blind Leading the Blind

November 4, 2018
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While there are plenty of bands that focus on the atrocities of WWII, 1914 decided to take a different direction and aim their focus on WWI instead. 1914 tell tales of hopelessness, fear and death, making this release to be relentless yet melancholic at times and gripping all the way through. Through each track, 1914 weaves tales of atrocities and death leading your mind through war torn battle fields and bloodied corridors leaving you feeling shell shocked and grim. The Blind Leading the Blind is a unique and ever twisting offering that presents you with eleven straight tracks of wonderfully crafted metal that grips you from beginning to end. Never once does 1914 let up in their assault as they press onward with the combination of death, doom and touches of sludge to present you with an all together incredibly heavy and memorable sound.

1914 leads their march with their opener War In,  which seems to sample a musical number from the time period before really getting you acquainted with their punishing and twisted sound. Right after War In concludes, 1914 barrels forth straight in to the next track without so much as a breather in between. These commandos march forth from track to track spinning tales of war and death that hit you square between the eyes. Just as punishing of a sound as 1914 gives off, it is just as engaging and mesmerizing in its own right as you become gripped by the cold hand of death from the very beginning never to leave until all has been concluded.

The overall sound of The Blind Leading the Blind is incredibly massive and monolithic. You can feel the weight of each kick of the drum and you can feel the strum of each riff rattle your bones. The musicianship is intricate and stellar as the vocals are just as savage and vibrant as they force their way through the cacophony of murky sludge filled noise. Each track is a cohesive offering that sews death and doom together and at points black metal to create an overall spine bending heavy and memorable sound. Each track is a labyrinth of intricacies as each track is forever changing and shifting shape, never to present you with the same sound twice, forever keeping you on your toes.

This is a well crafted record from beginning to end. The musicianship is top notch, the vocals are incredible, the over hanging dismal atmosphere is great and the tales woven of the first world war are all gripping. The Blind Leading the Blind is a great release, one that should not be over looked. This is a hell of a sophomore effort from these Ukrainian bulldozers, one that will stand atop with some of the best releases this year.

The Blind Leading the Blind will be released November 11, 2018 through Redefining Darkness for North America and Archaic Sound for Europe.

Links to Follow:

1914 Facebook

1914 Bandcamp

 

Cabaret Aberrante: Extirpando la miseria

October 27, 2018
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Forming in 2009, death metal outfit Cabaret Aberrante has released three full length records and two demos up until this point as they unleash their newest offering of gore and torture titled Extirpando la miseria. This nine track release is a sick and twisted offering that provides you with nine straight tracks of straight forward death metal for the most part. Cabaret Aberrante pulverize and punish for the most part, only to slow things down when the track calls for it only to pick right back up where they left off. Cabaret Aberrante injects each track with some orchestral ambiance creating some atmosphere between all of the punishing blast beats and chugging riffs making their sound a little more unique and diverse.

Based off of the cover art, Extirpando la miseria is just as disturbing as you would imagine. Extirpando la miseria is a filthy and grime filled record that pushes boundaries and provides you with truly twisted and torturous death metal. From one track to the next, Cabaret Aberrante provides you with filthy metal making you feel as though you need a bath afterward. Each of the nine tracks that are present within this offering are just as gore and smut filled as the last providing you with a truly sadistic and gut punching listen.

From beginning to end, Cabaret Aberrante mash the proverbial pedal to the metal providing you with whiplash inducing tracks one right after another. As mentioned above, these gore fiends slow things down only when needed, but only for a moment before picking back up to provide you with even more sadistic offerings. Each track is riddled with chugging riffs that are backed by ever blasting drums and unearthly bloodied vocals that force their way through the filth to the forefront. Each passing minute of this record isn’t filled with complete barbarity as each track has a dosage of melody and atmosphere to it creating an overall fluid sound.

Extirpando la miseria is a solid record from beginning to end. The orchestral injections are a nice touch to each track and the instrumentation is solid as is the production making this to be an overall well rounded record. If you are looking for some straight forward death with a little extra grime added in, Extirpando la miseria would be the record to check out.

Lelahell Announce European Tour

October 26, 2018
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Check the dates below!

02.11.2018 Bronxtoles Deathfest, Madrid, ES :  https://www.facebook.com/events/244978759497737/ 
03.11.2018 Iberian Warriors Metal Fest Zaragoza, ES :https://www.facebook.com/events/445089419265951/
04.11.2018 Ardo Ona, Vitoria-Gasteiz, ES: *
05.11.2018 La cave à Rock, Toulouse, FR : https://www.facebook.com/events/2211070362259164/ *
06.11.2018 Le Blogg, Lyon, FR : https://www.facebook.com/events/2034143986898049/ *
07.11.2018 Centrale Rock Pub, Erba, IT: https://www.facebook.com/events/567365730365563/
08.11.2018 Gustaf Pekarna Dvorana, Maribor ,SLO :https://www.facebook.com/events/1687684524672352/
09.11.2018 Squat Klinika, Prague, CZ
10.11.2018 Mlada Boleslav, Fararova Slu (Ortodox Club)j, CZ
11.11.2018 Rudeboy Club, Bielsko Biala, PL : https://www.facebook.com/events/209308533030053/
12.11.2018 S8 Underground Club, Budapest, HUN:https://www.facebook.com/events/446708479069465/
*w/ Paranoid Fantasy

 

Godless: Swarm

October 26, 2018
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With plenty of clinical precision, fury and malevolence, Godless presents their sophomore EP Swarm. This five track EP is a terrorizing and blood boiling offering that nearly kicks your teeth down your throat from the get go. After a fifty second intro, Godless kicks hell’s gates open with their official opening track Infected by the Black, a three and a half minute blitzkrieg of tight and technical death riddled thrash. The pace is torrid as it rips your skin from your flesh as Godless plays an unholy and unrelenting brand of death thrash, and that is just the first track. Godless keeps up their face melting pace through the remaining tracks presenting you with a wicked and entirely sadistic listen.

Godless roll from track to track with great fluidity never granting you more than a moment to catch your breath and spin your head back around. Each track is a ripping and flesh carving offering that leaves you starving for breath and a reprieve, but that you will not get. Through and through, Swarm is wicked and ceaseless as it rolls out four dehumanizing tracks one right after another. Each track is a hell ripping and malevolent offering that aims to drain you of your life before everything is all said and done. Godless seems to be out for blood here as they press forth ushering you one sinister track after another making Swarm out to be an overall menacing and terrorizing effort.

Swarm is undeniably crushing and bone rattling. This EP is as heavy as it gets as Godless seamlessly sews together death and thrash to present you with something that is truly punishing. Swarm is powerful, potent and venomous and never once does it let up or slow down only for it to greet you with punishing death thrash from beginning to end. Each track is precise, technical and down right heavy and the more that you listen the more that your head begins to hang by only a thread. Each track is pure savagery and relentless malevolent horror as these bloodied tracks pour through your speakers only seeking blood.

Godless has it all here within this EP. They are creative, heavy, malicious, precise and much more. This EP is something to behold and certainly not something to skip out on as it is a release that you should want to listen to and bash your brain against your skull to. Swarm is an addictive and highly potent release that is hard to put down.

Swarm will be released October 27, 2018.

Links To Follow: 

Godless Facebook

Coffin Rot/Molder Split

October 22, 2018
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Six tracks, three a piece for Coffin Rot and Molder, nothing but devastating and vile death. Coffin Rot and Molder are two of death metal’s most promising acts, and within this split they show exactly why that is. Each band plays a stripped down and raw style of death metal that leaves your veins dry and your head severed. Their sound is fetid and foul and forever relentless as they usher forth a blood letting sound that is sure to rip you to shreds. This split is chaotic, intense and putrid as each band offers up a slab of sickening death that simply cannot be denied.

Leading the charge on this split is Coffin Rot. These death merchants burst through the speakers with their opener Living Cremation. This opener is an intense and wicked offering that is furious and bone crushing to say the least. Coffin Rot rumbles through this two and a half minute track aiming to pulverize you in to nothing more than an unidentifiable blood stain. As Living Cremation ends, Unmarked Shallow Grave begins. With this cut, Coffin Rot continues their rampage offering up yet another grisly and putrid slab of death. With lacerating riffs coupled with ever charging drumming and inhuman growls, Coffin Rot ushers forth a sound that is wholly unforgiving and punishing. Their two original tracks within this split are cranium impaling and flesh eating as each track rumbles along tearing flesh from bone. These are maniacal and nasty cuts of death that leave you bloodied and beaten, only to have you stacked up with the rest of the corpses that they have collected. Coffin Rot’s side of this split is menacing and terrorizing as they present you with nothing but foul disease ridden death. Coffin Rot ends their side of the split with a cover of Cancer’s Hung, Drawn and Quartered, a perfect and violent way to end their split, leaving the rest of the mutilating to Molder.

As mentioned above, the second half of this split belongs to Molder. Condemned to the Catafalque is their opening offering of death that features an even more stripped down, bare bones sound. This opening cut from Molder is a barbaric and savage offering as it charges forth with murderous intent. Condemned to the Catafalque is a miasmal and ever gutting offering that ends near the four minute mark only for it to roll in to the next damning offering titled Skulker. Skulker plays much the same way as Condemned to the Catafalque as it is just as skin shredding and flesh peeling. Each of these two tracks are propelled forth by Molder’s overall stripped down sound that is harsh and punishing all on its own. Molder’s sound features razor sharp riffs that are backed by blasting drumming, bone rattling bass lines and torturous screamed vocals that seem to be howled from beyond the casket. Each of the two original tracks here from Molder are sinister and flesh crawling as they offer up an unrelenting and blood letting sound. Molder rounds the entire split out with an excellent cover of Repulsive Death by Morgue.

This split is something to behold as it features death metal’s two most prominent upcoming bands. Each band brings something different to the table and each band executes their respective tracks so well making this to be an overall well rounded and cohesive offering. Each track here is a barbaric and savage offering leaving your head hanging by just a thread and your entrails drooping out of your skin by the end of it all. This you cannot miss or pass up on if you are a fan of death metal.

This split will be released November 9 on cassette and digitally and for vinyl it will be released November 24, 2018 through Rotted Life.

You can pre-order the split through the Rotted Life Bandcamp and through the Rotted Life Official Website

 

 

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