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Haunt: Burst Into Flame

July 2, 2018
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After striking a major chord with many one year ago with Luminous Eyes, Haunt is back this year with their debut full length Burst Into Flame. Through nine tracks and a concise thirty-eight minutes, Haunt provides you with some top notch heavy metal that is all together infectious, memorable and down right addicting. Each of the nine tracks that are present within this release are just as solid as one another gifting you with a well rounded and overall very excellent listen. Burst Into Flame will be rattling around in your head for some time to come once you listen, of that I am sure.

Burst Into Flame is captivating and bewitching and from the drop of the first note you are engaged. This release is exciting and pumped full of energy that is incredibly infectious and welcoming as you nod your head along with each and every track. You will have a hard time not belting the lyrics out right along with the vocalists and air guitaring right along with the scorching solos and all together tightly knit riffs. From beginning to end, you are provided with nothing but pure entertainment and heavy metal that is not to be looked over.

Each of the nine tracks within Burst Into Flame are well crafted offerings that grab your attention immediately and keep it all throughout. This addictive listen is just that, addictive. Once the final song has concluded you feel compelled to press play over and over again just to get that dose of sweet heavy metal. From beginning to end the instrumentation is excellent, the production is clean and the vocals are powerful and potent. Through and through, Burst Into Flame is a very well rounded and very well performed and executed record.

Luminous Eyes was a small taste as to what Haunt has to offer, and with this full length Haunt shows exactly what they are capable of and more. Burst Into Flame is an excellent record, one that provides you with non-stop entertainment and non-stop pure heavy metal. This debut full length is one to behold as Haunt has knocked it clear out of the park and made one hell of a record.

Burst Into Flame will be released August 10, 2018 through  Shadow Kingdom Records!

Links To Follow:

Shadow Kingdom Official Site

Shadow Kingdom Bandcamp

 

 

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AxMinister: The Crucible Of Sin

April 20, 2018
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Steeped in pure magic and majesty, AxMinister graces our ears yet again with another release titled The Crucible Of Sin. Combining the likes of thrash and traditional heavy metal, AxMinister present five new tracks to bang your head to throughout their new release. From beginning to end, AxMinister entertain, get your fist pumping and your head banging whether you wanted to or not. The Crucible Of Sin is an infectious and incredibly memorable release that will have you singing right along with it for some time to come. Each track is solid, well put together, heavy and entirely indelible.

From the drop of the first note, AxMinister pull their ax from stone, brandishing it mightily and powerfully as they dish out shredding sharpened riff after sharpened riff. Thrown in to the mix are face melting solos as well as ever present charging drumming as well as very solid very infectious vocals. Each of the five tracks present within this release are woven together well to provide you with a cohesive and well rounded sound that you will have a hard time getting out of your head. With The Crucible Of Sin, AxMinister gift you with five highly addictive and highly entertaining tracks that you keep coming back to.

It doesn’t take these warriors too long to jump straight in to the fist pumping action as they jump almost immediately in to their opener Prey, right after the lustful moaning fades in to lustful obscurity. From then on they move swiftly from track to track never letting up on their all out heavy metal assault, getting you to twist your neck and bash your brain against your skull. These melodious offerings will get embedded in your brain for some time as you will catch yourself humming these tunes even after you have long been done listening.

The Crucible Of Sin is an overall very solid effort, one that provides you with non stop entertainment and joy. This is a release that you won’t get tired of as you will choose to keep it on repeat until you wear the disc out.

The Crucible Of Sin will be released May 4, 2018

You can find the pre-order right on AxMinister’s Bandcamp

 

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

 

TYR Announce North American Tour With Orphaned Land, Ghost Ship Octavius and Aeternam

March 31, 2018
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Tour Dates Can Be Seen Below!

TYR w/ Orphaned Land, Ghost Ship Octavius, Aeternam:
5/05/2018 Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY
5/06/2018 Alchemy – Providence, RI
5/07/2018 Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC
5/08/2018 Salle Multi – Quebec City, QC
5/09/2018 Velvet Underground – Toronto, ON
5/10/2018 Al Rosa Villa – Columbus, OH
5/11/2018 The Forge – Joliet, IL
5/12/2018 The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
5/13/2018 Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO
5/15/2018 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
5/16/2018 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
5/17/2018 Hawthorne – Portland, OR
5/19/2018 Metro Opera House – Oakland, CA
5/20/2018 Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA
5/21/2018 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
5/22/2018 Joe’s Grotto – Phoenix, AZ
5/24/2018 Gas Monkey Bar & Grill – Dallas, TX
5/25/2018 Come And Take It Live! – Austin, TX
5/27/2018 Haven Lounge – Orlando, FL
5/28/2018 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

Blissful Stream: Dead Religious

March 13, 2018
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With an overall eclectic and diverse sound, Blissful Stream sew doom, sludge, heavy metal and hard rock together to create an overall head nodding and unique listen. Through this one man band’s newest offering Dead Religious, you are presented with four new tracks that take all of the aforementioned genres and stitch them together neatly through each track to provide you with a varied sound.

Dead Religious kicks off with the doom laden track Downfall which offers up a slow burning, murky and fuzzed out sound that submerges you in sludge filled ever trudging riffs. Downfall is the most murky and somber offering on this release as it takes you through crumbling corridors of buzzing riffs and pounding drumming for four minutes before turning you over to the more heavy metal and hard rock sounding tracks Into the Abyss and Dead Religious. Both of these tracks utilize their hard rock and heavy metal components to gift you with a faster paced, head nodding and memorable sound. Both of these tracks greet you with intensely buzzing riffs that are paired with ever rumbling bass lines and crisp ever gritty and blackened vocals. Downfall  and Dead Religious get your head nodding and brain buzzing before you descend to the fourth and final track Black Ships.

The final track Black Ships is all around the best and most well put together track on this release. This offering utilizes each of the genres that Blissful Stream sews in to his work, and this song utilizes them well. You get hints of heavy metal, hard rock and certainly hints of doom, and they all come together in miserable harmony to create a cohesive, smooth sounding track that is hard to shake. Black Ships is a very memorable, very intoxicating track that is certainly the perfect track to end Dead Religious with. Black Ships rocks with mid tempos and it slows down to a glacial pace with its doom offerings to present you with a gloom filled ever darkening sound that is hard to not love. This somber yet captivating track is a well rounded and very well  performed track that as mentioned before, is the perfect ending to an all around solid offering in Dead Religious.

This is a short release and yet it comes complete with plenty of variety and plenty of entertainment. Through four tracks you are greeted with a heavy dosing of heavy metal, hard rock as well as doom and sludge sprinkled in there for good measure. In my opinion, the tracks that focus more on the doom elements are the best tracks on the release as Blissful Stream hits them right out of the park. The middle two where hard rock and heavy metal are the focus are good solid tracks as well that get your head nodding and get you engaged. And with four total songs that are all around solid offerings, Dead Religious is an all around very good release that is highly entertaining, gloomy and memorable.

You can find Dead Religious right on the Blissful Stream Bandcamp

Throw Blissful Stream a like right on Facebook

Byyrth: Echoes From the Seven Caves of Blood

March 9, 2018
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Ushering in eight brand new tracks of blood draining blackened metal, Byyrth present Echoes From the Seven Caves of Blood. With a completely nightmarish sound fueled by howls from the belly of the caves in which vampires dwell as well as an all around blistering blackened attack, Byyrth present you with something that is entirely unforgiving and unrelenting. Echoes From the Seven Caves of Blood greets you immediately with an oppressive gnarled and gnashing sound that digs right under your skin. The all out ripping effort begins with the appropriately titled Blood Warfare in which Byyrth acquaint you with their ever marrow draining and life stealing sound.

Nearly immediately Byyrth blow the hinges off of their new offering as Blood Warfare sets in with a short and dissonant guitar passage before really driving their brand of insanity home with ever blasting drums, screeches from the depths below and razor sharp wicked riffs that send your head spinning until your neck severs. From Blood Warfare on down, Byyrth present you with nothing but darkened skin blistering insanity that continues on marching you to your ultimate doom minute by minute. Echoes From the Seven Caves of Blood is an ever twisting and ever soul piercing record that is ultimately harsh, punishing and ever making a steady descent in to madness.

This sub thirty minute offering of damnation is just that. Each disease riddled track is filthy, damning and incredibly lethal as Byyrth supplies you with some incredibly dangerous and venom soaked tracks. Even as chaotic and ripping as the majority of the tracks on this release are, Byyrth does slow it down occasionally to create an even more foreboding and dread instilling sound. The first example of this comes up when the third track Vampyric War Children appears through the dense mist to provide you with an intense and slow burning sound. This slower even more ominous tempo creeps in to the fourth track Abhorrent Eons, which provides you with dissonant fuzzed out noise that is to be met with howling screeches from the void. With these tracks thrown in to the mix, Byyrth provides you with even more variety among their otherwise brain bruising brand of black metal.

Stripped of all frivolity and fluff, Byyrth present you with a dissonant, blown out, raw and unhinged style of black metal that is all together addicting to listen to. Within Echoes From the Seven Caves of Blood, Byyrth provide you with plenty of variety and plenty of blasphemous light stealing tracks until you are completely drained. Echoes From the Seven Caves of Blood is an intense ever ceaseless record that bursts through your speakers from the first few minutes on never letting you take a minute to catch your breath and brace yourself for the next wave of slaughtering metal.

Echoes From the Seven Caves of Blood will be released through Iron Bonehead March 9, 2018.

Check the track Vampyric War Children from the upcoming record below!

 

Godthrymm: A Grand Reclamation

February 27, 2018
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Godthrymm may be a new name in the realm of doom, but the faces that make this band up sure are familiar. Godthrymm is made up of former members of My Dying Bride, Solstice, Anathema, Vallenfyre and Malediction, and through their upcoming EP A Grand Reclamation these doom wizards certainly provide you with grandiose, epic and ominous tunes that take your mind adrift through sonic darkness. Through A Grand Reclamation, Godthrymm gifts you with four tracks of dark magic doom that ultimately captivates you from the very beginning on. Once you lift your finger off of the play button you quickly realize that you won’t be stopping to take a break from listening any time soon.

A Grand Reclamation is a wonderfully crafted and performed EP that grabs a hold of you with a cold hand from the onset never to let you out of its grasp. Through and through this EP impresses and by the minute you get dragged deeper and deeper in to the doom laden world that Godthrymm creates. Each of the four tracks on this release are highly intoxicating, memorable and incredibly heavy. There isn’t a track that is stronger or more enticing than the others as each one is just as mystifying and bewitching as the others.

Through this new offering, Godthrymm packs each track with powerful riffs that are only to be complemented by wizard like fuzzed out riffs that get your head nodding whether you want it to or not. Through and through, the musicianship on this release is tight and heavy gifting you with nothing but punishing apocalyptic doom that rattles your brain around in your skull for some time to come. From track to track, Godthrymm ladles crushing black magic doom upon you in droves never relenting in their reverberating assault until the final track Forevermore has come to a close.

Each track heaves, twists and billows out of your speakers like a warlock reborn. These devilish tracks are sure to leave an imprint on your mind leaving you wanting more. A Grand Reclamation is an EP to behold as it enchants and sends your mind spiraling down darkened corridors. This debut opus from these doom merchants is impressive, epic, heavy and entirely wicked gifting you with an incredibly entertaining and magical listen. This review may or may not have done this release justice, but what I do know is that this will be a stand out release is the doom echelon this year in 2018.

A Grand Reclamation will be released March 16, 2018 through Transcending Records for CD and digital formats as well as Cosmic Key Creations for vinyl.

 

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