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Coughdust: Worldwrench

December 9, 2017
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Deploying an all out aural assault in the heaviest of manners is Coughdust as they combine doom, death metal and stoner metal. With their newest offering Worldwrench, Coughdust once again display their overall terrorizing and terrifying sound within only six tracks. Throughout this release the level of mayhem is off the charts as Coughdust hammers down upon you with their highly venomous and abrasive style of doom riddled death metal. From the very first note on you quickly realize that you are in for an utterly devastating, pessimistic, and deadly listen. The longer that you listen the lower that you sink in to your very own self dug grave. Through and through, Coughdust does not skip out or short you on brutality and heaviness as each track is just as potent and pointed as the others.

Worldwrench is almost like walking through a trippy and vivid nightmare from which you cannot crawl back from. The deadly and all together flesh ripping sounds of doom and death are coupled with psychedelic aspects of stoner metal to create a very vivid depiction of your death. The psychedelic tendencies play a smaller role in this chaotic brain bashing effort, but the role that they do play helps elevate each track to new and more mortifying heights. As mentioned above, Worldwrench is like stepping in to a nightmare in which everything is out to steal your life from you. Each track is massive and unforgiving as they shred your ear drums and pummel you within an inch of your life. These six tracks are caustic, bone breaking anthems of pure misery and disgust.

This effort is raw, unrelenting, blood curdling and life threatening and at the end of it all you feel a strong need to put yourself right back through all of the torment. This forty minute onslaught is just that, an onslaught. Never once does Coughdust relent as they shovel as much pain and torment upon you within their six tracks. Each track storms out of your speakers in grizzly fashion, mauling you and picking at your very life. Each cut on this effort is monolithic in stature and has the capability to crush you whenever they see fit. Through and through, Coughdust buries you under an incredible avalanche of buzzing and gnashing riffs, heavy handed drumming, bone rattling bass lines and vocals that are entirely monstrous and blood thirsty. Once you press play there certainly is no escaping the sonic wall of doom and death misery that is doled out in heaping proportions.

The overall sound of Worldwrench is one that looms over you like never ending dread. Coughdust has created a sound that is in your face yet groove filled, pessimistic, deadly, venomous, blood curdling among other descriptors. The amalgamation of doom, death and stoner metal is a great combination and each element works hand in hand to provide you with a ceaseless assault on your deformed ears. There is no where to hide from the wall of sonic misery once you begin listening. Worldwrench is as confronting and in your face as it gets and never once does Coughdust back down or let their boot off of your throat.

This is one heavy mass of doom and death that isn’t to be taken lightly. At the end of the listen you ultimately want more and reach for the play button again more often than not. For a doom record this is a relatively short one, but even so, Coughdust provides you with more than enough content. Overall, Worldwrench is a solid record to say the least. Each of the six tracks that are present on this effort are well performed and put together to create a cohesive and ultimately deadly listen.

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Coma Cluster Void: Thoughts From A Stone

November 6, 2017
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To begin, I’m going to say that there isn’t anything out there right now that sounds like Coma Cluster Void and there isn’t anything out there right now that sounds like Thoughts From A Stone. Both the band and this new release are entirely unique as they push the boundaries of metal and aren’t afraid to explore new avenues of metal and reach new heights. Coma Cluster Void is beyond technical death metal as they seem to be in a class entirely their own. Coma Cluster Void is an innovative band to say the least, and with Thoughts From A Stone, they further prove that there aren’t any bands out there like them and they further prove that they are in a class all their own.

The feeling that you get when listening to this record is a feeling of inevitable death. The atmosphere and soundscapes that Coma Cluster Void create all throughout this record are ones that are grim and ever so deadly. Thoughts From A Stone has a great tendency to pull you in nearly immediately and take you through these vast and striking soundscapes taking you on a great sonic journey.

More than the devilish soundscapes is the pure wizardry displayed on all instruments. Each track is incredibly technical and precise but never dizzying or disorienting. Everything on this record is calculated and spot on with nothing out of place what so ever creating a wall of sheer uncompromising death metal. From the incredibly spastic and acute riffs to the acrobatic drumming to the visceral and ever powerful vocals, everything on this record is done pretty perfectly. Through and through, Thoughts From A Stone impresses and the more that you listen, the more impressed that you become and the more that you want to keep listening.

Thoughts From A Stone is a record that you can leave on repeat and never get tired of. It is a cohesive listen front to back never skipping a beat. Through each track Coma Cluster Void shows off their incredible ability to provide you with some heavy, compelling and head spinning tunes that plant themselves firmly in your mind for quite some time to come.

With Mind Cemeteries Coma Cluster Void pushed the envelope of extreme music and now with Thoughts From A Stone they do so yet again. They seem unafraid to take risks and experiment with their sound and because of that they are incredibly memorable, entertaining and in my opinion unrivaled in their sound. You can’t get much better than this, and Thoughts From A Stone is certainly a stand out record for this year.

Coma Cluster Void Bandcamp: https://comaclustervoid.bandcamp.com/

The Senate: Tales From A Galaxy Far, Far Away

November 4, 2017
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In a galaxy far, far away, two guys decided to pair Star Wars with deathcore to create The Senate and ultimately provide you with galaxy shattering tunes in the form of a full length titled Tales From A Galaxy Far, Far Away. This brand new record contains eight tracks of spine breaking deathcore for you to bruise your brains and crank your necks to. Through and through, Tales From A Galaxy Far, Far Away is an entirely entertaining and enjoyable listen whether you are a fan of Star Wars or not.

Through eight tracks you are gifted with face peeling tunes that blast and chip away at your skull until the final note has sounded off. From the very first track on, The Senate blasts off at light speed providing you with some sickeningly heavy and bone crushing tunes. This onslaught doesn’t last for too long however as this record is pretty short in length, but what it lacks in longevity it more than makes up for in entertainment and quality. Each track on this record is well done as The Senate provides you with a cohesive and unrelenting cosmic pummeling.

Tales From A Galaxy Far, Far Away is down tuned deathcore madness done oh so well. This wall of pure maniacal slaughtering is incredibly heavy. The Senate hardly gives you time to prepare for an utterly bone splintering listen as they nearly immediately bury you under droves of blast beats and menacingly heavy riffs. The breakdowns that they incorporate in each track just about bury you under the earth and really give you no other option other than to head bang until your neck completely snaps. The vocals that shear their way through the wall of sonic madness are rabid and blood thirsty as they switch between throat shredding gutturals and just as grisly and gritty screams as well as the occasional pig squeal.

Tales From A Galaxy Far, Far Away is a completely unrelenting and unapologetic listen. Each track is just as heavy and deadly as the ones that came before it and for eight straight songs you are pummeled within an inch of your life. The marriage between Star Wars and deathcore is a good one here and it really does seem as though these guys are having nothing but fun with this and that just makes this release that much more enjoyable to listen to.

This is a solid listen for just deathcore fans as well as fans of both deathcore and Star Wars. If you are looking for some brutalizing tunes that are just purely entertaining to listen to, Tales From A Galaxy Far, Far Away certainly is the record for you.

The Senate Bandcamp: https://thesenateau.bandcamp.com/album/tales-from-a-galaxy-far-far-away

 

 

Vaultwraith: Death is Proof of Satan’s Power

November 2, 2017
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Taking what old-school horror metal did so well and contorting it to create their own brand of even more blood thirsty and malevolent sound is Vaultwraith. Death Is Proof of Satan’s Power is the newest release from these Missouri hellions, and within this record you are subject to some gruesome, horrifying and hair raising tracks to lose your head to.  Death Is Proof of Satan’s Power is truly undeniable, haunting, heavy and just down right sinister. From the first note on, you realize that you are in for a frightening and blood curdling listen.

Vaultwraith does a great job of capturing a truly horrifying atmosphere as you become acquainted with a massively devilish sound track after track. The atmosphere that you become shrouded in while listening is in a large part brought to you by the haunting keyboards that can be heard through each and every track. The keyboards work in harmony with the malicious metal to create an overall haunting, grim and overall chilling sound and atmosphere. The keyboard elements that are sewn in to this release are done so so seamlessly and so well. The ever present keyboard effects push each track further in to the netherworld and really bring not only each track, but the entire record together forming a cohesive damning listen.

Other than the swirling hair raising atmospheric elements that the keyboards provide, you are gifted with some neck twisting and brain bruising metal to go along with them of course. Each of the eleven tracks that are present on  Death Is Proof of Satan’s Power is ripping and entirely memorable. There isn’t a track on this record that isn’t a fiery hell storm of black magic metallic goodness. Each track is just as good as the ones that came before it providing you with an overall entertaining and solid listen. Through and through  Death Is Proof of Satan’s Power is a solid record with nothing but devilishly good songs to head bang to.

Death Is Proof of Satan’s Power is a haunting, grim, atmospheric, heavy and well rounded release that will have you head banging and air guitaring along. These are the type of tracks that get stuck in your head for days and this is the type of record that you put on repeat for quite some time.

Death Is Proof of Satan’s Power is out now through Hells Headbangers!

You can find this record right on the Hells Headbangers Bandcamp!

Engulf: Subsumed Atrocities

October 28, 2017
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From the very first hint of rapid fire drumming and purely filthy and flesh shredding riffs, Engulf and their EP Subsumed Atrocities grabs you right by the fucking throat. I’ll get the only gripe I have about this release out of the way before we go any further. The only issue that I have with this release is that it isn’t nearly long enough, that’s it. Since it is an EP, it isn’t meant to be a devastating trek through mountains of corpses, but after listening to the only two tracks on this release, you want more and want it immediately. Now that that is out of the way, Subsumed Atrocities is a great release. With only two tracks on it you are mauled within an inch of your life as you become under siege from unrelenting and purely savage death metal.

Engulf shoots right out of the gate never giving you a moment to prepare yourself for the deadly metallic onslaught that is about to commence. From note one on you are subject to a blasting, life expunging and face peeling listen that you just can’t help but to put on repeat. Subsumed Atrocities is a nasty and ruthless release that provides you with some grim, dark and incredibly brutal death metal that gets seared in to your brain whether you want it to or not.

The opening of Subsumed Atrocities begins with a track titled Aeons Of Hate that starts you out with incredibly savage blasting drums and bone picking riffs which immediately hook you and draw you in to this release. Subsumed Atrocities is such a wonderfully dark and incredibly intense listen just within two tracks that you almost have no other choice but to play it over and over again. In just two tracks, Subsumed Atrocities carries more weight than most other full length records. This is the type of release that just gets right under your skin and lodges itself deep within your brain making it for an unforgettable, highly memorable listen.

This is just the first EP of a series of three and then finally a full length, and if the others are just as good as this, we are all in for a real deadly treat. As mentioned above, two songs just isn’t enough and at the end of this release you are left with a feeling of want, wanting more death metal to subdue your fix and appetite for death. We know that we will be getting more Engulf in the future, but for now we are left with this  insanely well crafted EP to tide us over before you consume more of what Engulf has to offer. All in all, Subsumed Atrocities is an excellent release, one that should not be passed up.

Subsumed Atrocities is out right now and you can find it right on Engulf’s Bandcamp!

 

 

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