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"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

Blood Rites: Demo 1

May 12, 2018
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Firmly rooting their sound amidst black metal of the late eighties, Blood Rites usher forth three dissonant, cavernous, blasphemous and hell torching tracks. There are no frills to be found here, nothing is to be over done or over produced as Blood Rites keep it ancient and foul within their first demo. These hellions bring forth a raw, unbridled and terrorizing sound from within the darkest reaches of hell. Each track is a ripping ode the the Dark Lord himself as they spew forth blackened hell fire and unmatched fury providing you with a wicked and down right venomous listen that will make your skin crawl and your sanity burn in the scorched pits of the damned.

Each of the three tracks lead in with an ominous and unsettling intro to set you up for the soul tearing that is about to crash down upon you. These intros never tend to last too long before Blood Rites kicks everything up to an adrenaline pumping pace that is enough to make your head spin. These are furious romps through the dark plains of hell as they hack and slash at you with hellish cutting riffs and battering drumming that break down the walls of your sanity. To follow the ever blistering and blackened sonic torment are savage and blood curdling vocals that spew forth enchantments of the wicked and damned. Blood Rites never lets up in their manic onslaught-save for the brief intros-as they pour out their bubbling mass of twisted satanic metal.

This demo is relentless and skull carving as it offers up three sickening and morbid tracks that consume you in blistering fire and fetid disease. Blood Rites in all of their sinister glory shift from track to track, presenting you with one ritualistic slaughtering track after another making this to be an oppressive, dark, incredibly grim and heavy listen. With the coming of each new track, Blood Rites plunges you further in to oblivion, tearing away at your soul and your flesh.

This is a strong demo for these heathens as they stampede three very excellent and very well crafted tracks through your speakers. This is pure black metal. No frills, no tricks, nothing but blackened metal glory.

This demo will be released June 9, 2018 through Caverna Abismal Records.

Links To Follow:

Caverna Abismal Records Site

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Denim Casket: Demo

April 19, 2018
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Not particularly abiding by genre rules, Denim Casket certainly don’t fit in to one genre or another. Pigeon holing these noise worshipers would only give you a headache. Driven by a double bass assault, Denim Casket offer up nasty murky noise that leaves your brain buzzing in your skull and your ear drums effectively shredded. Combining the likes of sludge, grind and punk among other genres, Denim Casket offers up a chaotic and terrifying sound that works its way under your skin whether you like it or not. The employment of the double bass assault leaves you with a jarring and bone rattling sound that is hard to shake.

Denim Casket opens their demo with a furious opener titled Reverse Egg which blasts and grinds for twenty seconds before fading in to obscurity only for the next equally jarring and grinding track Ham Is Hog Butt to take over. Much like Reverse Egg, Ham Is Hog Butt is a spastic and murky track that blasts your skull in to sand and asks questions later. The remaining four tracks deploy a similar sound although tracks such as Permanent Marker, Wrinkled Shirt and Vape Coffin trudge along low and slow only to sprinkle in elements of grind here and there to keep you on your toes. Each track employs both sludge and grind effectively, always transitioning between the two seamlessly to always provide you with variety.

Each of the six tracks within this demo are gnarled, vicious and nasty as they gnash away at your ear drums and your sanity. From beginning to end you become enveloped in a chaotic ever oppressive and buzzing sound that ultimately becomes your tomb. Never once does Denim Casket let up in their bludgeoning aural assault as they trudge right along from track to track greeting you at every turn with ever dread instilling noise. Each track punishes you with its sound that is devoid of any guitar only employing double basses, ever charging drumming and throat shredding screaming that rips through the enigmatic wall of noise.

My initial impression upon reading the name Denim Casket was that the overall sound was going to be that of thrash of some sort or some form of hard rock, but boy was I wrong. Denim Casket deploys a sound that is unique and bleedingly raw that takes you aback and effectively pummels you. As short as each of the six tracks are, they pack more than a harsh punch. This is heavy, oppressive, jarring and highly entertaining.

Links to follow:

Denim Casket Bandcamp

Denim Casket Facebook

 

Coffin Rot: S/T Demo

March 31, 2018
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Bursting through their caskets and soon after, your chest, Coffin Rot supply gritty, grime, gore and bile filled offerings that are wonderfully bloodied and rotten. There are four tracks to the self titled release from these Oregonian monsters that are riddled with disease and entrails soaked death that lacerate and mutilate from beginning to end. No frills, no filler, no unwanted anything can be found within this release as you get an unhealthy dose of nothing but putrid stagnant death. Coffin Rot certainly doesn’t wait around too long for you to get comfortable in your tomb as they barrel straight out of your speakers with the opener Incubation of Madness, and from then on you are at their malicious mercy.

From Incubation of Madness on you are greeted with the three remaining tracks that are just as putrid and corpse defiling. Each of the four tracks within this demo have an irresistibly rotten sound. From beginning to end each of the four tracks pour through your speakers like blood spilling over an operating table. The overall sound of this offering is that of the ancient as this demo sounds as though it has been festering for twenty plus years only to grace our gnarled and chewed up ear drums now.

Coffin Rot rip, gnash and shred through your flesh from beginning to end with an unrelenting onslaught of pure death. These gore filled tracks are just as addicting as they are entrails ripping as they lacerate your flesh and pulverize you in to an early grave. Each track is potent as they blast forth ceaselessly to provide you with an ever wicked and vile listen. These perverse offerings of death are very well done and very well executed as Coffin Rot supplies you with some very sinister yet memorable tunes to sever your head from your neck to.

After the drop of the first note Coffin Rot charge forth with malevolence and murderous intent never looking back at who they have claimed as their next victim. This entire demo is done very well as you are greeted with four excellent death metal tunes. This is a great step forth for these crypt dwellers as they have put forth a very solid demo here.

Links to follow:

Rotted Life Bandcamp

Long Con: Demo 2017

December 21, 2017
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With their very first demo and from the drop of the first note, Long Con makes it known that their music is abrasive, caustic, skull bashing and more. These heathens don’t wait until you are comfortable to fork out the bone breaking brutality as they rain their fury and anger down upon you from the very get go. Long Con plays a cross between death metal and powerviolence, and with the combination of the two you get a sound that is wholly ear shredding and as in your face as you can imagine. From the very first track on, these heathens play such a loud, accosting and assaulting brand of death infused power violence it induces whiplash nearly immediately after pressing play.

Within six tracks Long Con presents to you a barbaric and blood letting listen that gets hammered straight in to your brain whether you wanted it to or not. These heathens crank everything up to eleven on this demo and play an unholy brand of no holds barred heavy metal that makes you feel as though you have been beaten over the head with a two by four. Right out of the gate they are aggressive and unapologetic in their approach as they shovel out barrage after barrage of crusty riffs that are supplemented by chaotic and spastic drums as well as larynx shredding vocals that make your throat hurt.

This mass of twisted metal isn’t incredibly long with the lengthiest track coming in at just under four minutes, but within the short amount of time you are presented with plenty of powerviolence and death metal goodness. These six tracks are the equivalent of getting punched in the stomach repeatedly for short periods of time until you just can’t take it anymore. This demo as a whole has a raw and unfiltered quality about it that just makes the overall sound that much more appealing. It just wouldn’t work if this was polished and the production was clean, but that isn’t the case. Each track is pure and raw violent energy and the sound is filthy and grime filled, just to my liking.

For Long Con’s first demo, this is a pretty solid outing. Each track is just as good as the others and more often than not you will find yourself headbanging and bashing your brain right along with these tracks. Long Con sews powerviolence and death metal together well here to create the sonic equal to a car exploding, and it really is something that is entertaining and enjoyable to listen to.

You can find this demo on their Bandcamp

Epitaphe: Demo MMXVII

November 27, 2017
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Armed with only three tracks, Epitaphe provide you with a lengthy, winding, ever shifting and completely blasphemous listen. As mentioned, Epitaphe’s new demo is broken down in to three songs that act as one whole track. These tracks bleed in to each other seamlessly providing you with a full and cohesive listen. Throughout the entirety of the release, Epitaphe provide you with doomed death metal that is paired with other influences to create an unholy and blood boiling sound. Each track is damning, hellish, and challenging. With this demo, Epitaphe invites listeners in to their dark and bleak world and challenges them to take the long and harrowing trek through the entirety of the release.

Through and through, Epitaphe greets you at every twist and bend with buzzing, fuzzed out doomed death metal in the most sinister of veins. Epitaphe incorporates both genres incredibly well in to their nightmarish and all together soul ripping sound. Never does Epitaphe lurch from death metal to doom as they sew both together with ease to create a cohesive and fluid sound. The amalgamation of death and doom here provides the listener with an apocalyptic end of times kind of sound that is entirely unsettling and unnerving. Once you press play, Epitaphe descends upon you like vultures descend upon an unfortunate carcass, and continue to pick away at you until the final gnarled note rings through your speakers.

Each of the three tracks that appear on this demo crash down upon you like tidal waves. These tracks are weighty and unforgiving and they leave you battered and torn to shreds at the end of it all. This demo is a cacophony of sickness, darkness, bleak atmospheres and down right flesh shredding doom riddled death metal. Once you enter the shadowy realm of Epitaphe there certainly is no escape, there is only death. This demo is wonderfully dark and sinister and for that reason among many it holds you as its captive audience for its entirety.

Beyond the sonic wall of brain melting doom filled death metal, Epitaphe creates vast and deadly soundscapes as well as venomous, intense and twisting atmospheres. The atmospheres that Epitaphe creates within this release hang over you like looming lurking death. Coupled with the never ending barrage of pummeling drums and scythe like riffs, the atmospheres add yet another deadly element to an already deadly and unforgiving sound.

Each track on this release is very well crafted and very well performed. Everything flows nicely together and each track flows well with one another creating a comprehensive listen. This demo is a journey and Epitaphe is your guide through this harrowing and malevolent journey, and once it is all over, you feel the need to listen again. Through forty minutes you are provided with great doomed death metal that you can’t seem to get enough of, and with that being said, this demo is great. For their very first release, Epitaphe have knocked it out of the park in my opinion, and if you are in to doom or death metal or both, you simply can’t go wrong here.

This demo will be released December 13, 2017 through Chaos Records.

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