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Split/Cross: Rise of Discontent

January 6, 2019
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Split/Cross: Rise of Discontent

In a mad mashing of metallic noise that features genres like: grindcore, doom, punk, d-beat, sludge, death metal, hardcore and more, Split/Cross offers up an incredibly eclectic and unique sound within their newest offering Rise of Discontent. In eight tracks, never are you to get the same sound out of Split/Cross as they are constantly contorting and shifting their sound. The balance between the numerous genres that they deploy is great here as not one overshadows another and each work in cohesion to create an overall blasting and skull numbing sound.

Split/Cross wastes none of your time getting you acquainted with their overall harsh and punishing noise. From the very onset right after a little interlude, Split/Cross sets off splitting skulls. Track to track, Split/Cross never ceases in their unbridled onslaught gifting you with heaping doses of nothing but pure chaotic metal. Never does their roll slow even when their down tempo sludge filled doom dirges crop up as each track continues to push the envelope and continues to push the over powering metallic noise.

Forever shape shifting and contorting, each cut is as unique and diverse as the last. Rise of Discontent is a wild and chaotic ride from beginning to end, never letting you fully get comfortable as you are thrown for loop after loop. You can never expect one thing or another from Split/Cross as they constantly change their sound minute after minute and track after track making them a true Frankenstein’s monster of metallic noise.

Rise of Discontentis sharp, venomous, punishing and brain rattling through and through, never gifting reprieve as you become suffocated under the droves of heavy forward charging metal. Complete with anvil heavy riffs, frantic vocals, tumultuous drumming, spine rattling bass lines and lyrics shouting out against injustices, Split/Cross feeds you heaping doses of monstrously heavy metal that is incredibly hard to ignore and deny. Forever in your face and forever venomous, each offering within Rise of Discontent is a record to behold. It is unique, captivating in its own way and highly entertaining.

The writing on this release is great, the musicianship is excellent and the overall sound of this record is superb. This is a release you cannot go wrong with.

Rise of Discontent will be released January 31, 2019.

Links To Follow:

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Devouror: Slay For Satan

December 20, 2018
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Proclaiming themselves as “bestial deathcult warfare” metal, Devouror rise from the flames of hell to grace us with a truly sordid and terrorizing EP titled Slay For Satan. The make up of this band as twenty-five years of experience, all raising the shredded banner of blackened death and that expertise shows here through each of the four tracks that are harbored within this title. Slay For Satan is a maddening and ever blood letting offering as each track is just as sinister and potent as the last, ever ripping your flesh from bone and draining your bones of marrow. Each track is a wicked and venomous offering never relenting and never giving you enough breathing room, forever suffocating you under the blackened flames of Satan.

From beginning to end, Slay For Satan is a chaotic skull smashing effort, pouring forth track after track of death and disease ridden metal. From the ever bone cutting riffs to the blasting tumultuous drumming to the hellish vocals, Devouror provides you with a bleeding raw and overall flesh gnashing sound. This EP is ceaseless in its assault, ever pummeling and ripping your soul to shreds only to send you to the pits of hell.

Slay For Satan begins with a nightmarish intro to kick the first track off before diving straight in to the bleeding meat of the EP. Devouror sets the blasphemous and destructive tone early, only to keep pushing forth gifting you with an entirely life threatening listen. Through and through, Slay For Satan is a gnarled and twisted release, one that dishes out some of the most hellish, skull bashing metal.

Each blackened track seems to do its best to tear the heavens asunder, sending them to eternal damnation and torment. These cuts are savage offerings of barbaric blackened warfare that tear you apart limb from limb. No frills, no fluff and no gimmicks are to be found here as these purveyors of death greet you with nothing but debauchery, death and hell fire baptized metal. Overall, Slay For Satan is a great EP, one that provides you with four incredibly wicked and well crafted tracks. You cannot go wrong here with this debut EP from these heathens.

Slay For Satan will be released January 21, 2019 through Metal Zone Records.

Links To Follow:

Devouror Facebook

Devouror Bandcamp

Meathook: Crypts, Coffins, Corpses

December 8, 2018
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As soon as the ever buzzing and chugging riffs pummel straight through your speakers you realize that you are in for a wicked and disgusting ride. Shoveling out sickness and disease in droves is Meathook, and with their upcoming offering Crypts, Coffins, Corpses you can expect nine new tracks of gut ripping brutal death. From the onset Meathook offer up a powerful display of top notch brutal death never to cease their mindless slaughtering until the final blood soaked note rings through. 

Crypts, Coffins, Corpses is a straight forward bulldozer of death and mayhem, forever trampling over the deceased and stampeding over the eviscerated. Through nine tracks you are greeted by a truly vile and wicked sound that sticks straight to your ribs. Each slaughtering cut aims for the jugular with murderous intent only to back off when one track fades out, only for the next to be right at your throat once more. This is a purely guttural and gut churning display of straight forward brutal death that is just as relentless as you would imagine.

There are hardly any breaks in the skin flaying action as Meathook blasts from track to track suffocating you underneath their disgusting brand of barbaric metal. Sooner rather than later you become bombarded by ripping riffs that are backed by terrorizing drumming and incredibly unearthly growls that sound as though they themselves have festered in a forgotten crypt. Each deranged track is just that, deranged, festering and grotesque offerings of death and vile horror. 

Crypts, Coffins, Corpses is a twisted and demented offering that relentlessly attacks from beginning to end. This is true eviscerating brutal death in its most raw and pure form. Crypts, Coffins, Corpses offers up maniacal and mangling track after track providing you with something that is truly sickening and perverse. This cruel and depraved record aims to add you to the stacks of fetid corpses that it already has collected just making you another one of its twisted trophies. With that said, Crypts, Coffins, Corpses is a hell of a brutal death record, one that packs more than enough devastation through nine solid bleeding raw cuts.

Crypts, Coffins, Corpses will be released January 1, 2019 through Unmatched Brutality Records.

Mansion: First Death of the Lutheran

December 6, 2018
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Seemingly brewed in a light eating darkness, Mansion offers up their newest release First Death of the Lutheran. This five track record presents you with sinister, abyssal, spectral and highly unique doom for your insidious consumption. Each track within this release is a unique dirge of some of the most blasphemous doom to cross your speakers. The five tracks that are present here are slow burning chilling offerings that you won’t be able to shake no matter how much you try. First Death of the Lutheran is an ever twisting labyrinth of skin crawling metal that ultimately makes you feel as though you are being swallowed up by darkness and consumed by flames yourself.

With the ever spectral and sinister vocals and the ever present poisonous ambiance, you are treated to a sound that is wholly devilish and unforgettable. Once you press play you ultimately begin your decent in to hell along with the rest of the sinners that may stumble across this offering. Through and through, First Death of the Lutheran is a wicked and ever ceaseless record that envelopes you in murky darkness where you are never to return. From beginning to end you are treated to an unholy and soul stealing sound that is just as addictive as it is wicked.

The concept of this release is that the Lutheran hypocrites time has come on this earth only to pass on for them to ultimately be judged by Satan himself. This record unfolds telling this story, passage after passage, and with the passing of each minute the record becomes darker and more malevolent than before. Each track is an undeniable dirge of death and despair as you feel as though you yourself are sinking in to madness. These tracks are brilliant and play as one cohesive ode to Satan as when one track fades in to obscurity, the next rises from the pitch black darkness to present to you yet another wicked and wretched tune.

With the spectral and haunting ambiance play the way that it does and with the ever chilling vocals and the ritualistic musicianship, you are treated to a truly devilish affair. First Death of the Lutheran is a gripping and mesmerizing offering, one that keeps your attention throughout never to let you break from your listen no matter where you are within the record. Everything within this release is done so well. The atmospherics are superb, the vocals are incredible, the musicianship is great among much more to create an overall fluid, memorable and unique listen. Each track is crafted well and constructed wonderfully making you want to keep listening over and over again. First Death of the Lutheran is a great release, one that haunts you, one that makes your skin crawl and one that embeds itself deep in your mind for some time to come. If you are looking for some unique and truly haunting doom, you don’t need to look much further than Mansion and their offering First Death of the Lutheran.

First Death of the Lutheran will be released December 7, 2018 through I Hate Records.

Links To Follow:

Mansion Facebook

I Hate Records Facebook

Lividity: Perverseverance

November 3, 2018
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It has been twenty-four solid years since the disturbing inception of Lividity, and within those twenty plus years these heathens have been laying waste with their vicious and insidious brand of death grind. With numerous EPs, splits and demos under their skin stitched belt, Perverseverance is their fifth full length. Within this lobotomizing offering you are greeted with twelve offerings of perverse and insanely twisted metal that is sure to leave you covered in bile, viscera and copious amounts of smegma. You would come to expect nothing other than pure barbarity from Lividity and that is exactly what they deliver. From beginning to end you are treated to a skull grinding and gut slitting offering that is as relentless as you would want it to be and as you would imagine it to be.

Lividity begin their new offering with a crowd chanting, “No means yes, and yes means anal”, just to give you a little vile taste of what is to come. After the chant for anal subsides, Lividity gets in to the putrid meat of their record as they mash their pike through your skull presenting you with gut grinding metal. Chunky riffs, ever bone splintering drumming and unearthly blood stained vocals pour from your speakers one second after another as Lividity marches forth providing you with something foul and grotesque. As each minute passes you become buried further and further underneath copious amounts of gore and fetid viscera. Perverseverance is relentless from beginning to end as it gifts you with twelve straight gut churning tracks.

The slaughtering never ceases as Lividity rolls from track to track greeting you with nothing but sharpened track after sharpened track that is ready to gut. Never are you treated to reprieve, even when there is an occasional audio clip attached to the beginning of certain tracks as those are just as perverse as the rampaging grind that comes afterward. These tracks are perverse, wretched and down right putrid as Lividity offers up some of the most sickening death grind.

With great musicianship coupled with solid song writing and production, Lividity offer up their best record to date. Perverseverance is a well crafted offering that treats you to brutalizing grind around every corner, leaving you asking for more and having you reach for the play button as fast as you can. Each track is a well constructed lobotomizing machine that gets you bashing your brain against your skull and cranking your neck until your spine curves. This is a wicked and well done release by the masters of perverse death grind.

Perverseverance will be released November 30, 2018 through Metal Age Productions.

Links To Follow:

Lividity Facebook

Metal Age Productions Bandcamp

Gridfailure: When The Lights Go Out Vol.II

October 31, 2018
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Not as in your face, yet still nightmarish, Gridfailure presents When the Lights Go Out Vol. II. This release from the noise outfit isn’t as in your face noisy as its previous efforts have been, but with that being said this offering is an atmospheric mind bender none the less. Through each record, Gridfailure paints nightmarish soundscapes and atmospheres that cloud your mind and take it through darkened corridors until it has shrunk back in to the darkest of recesses. When the Lights Go Out Vol. II is sinister and haunting through and through as Gridfailure once again creates spectral ambiance and industrial noise that captivates yet horrifies.

Gridfailure begins their new offering with a slow burning offering that sets the overall skin crawling tone. The four plus minute opener floods your speakers with haunting sounds right off the bat, infecting your mind with darkened reveries and visions of horror creeping out of the shadows. The opener sets the tone for what is to come, and what is to come is even more sinister noise offerings that contort your mind and raise the hair on the back of your neck. Gridfailure does a great job of captivating you from the very beginning never to let your mind wander too far from the labyrinth of noise in which they create.

This noise monger paces this release very well as they start you off slowly, burning away at a four minute track before delving deeper in to the ever quickening darkness. From the opener onward, Gridfailure provides you with atmospheric blasphemy that stretches your imagination and brings you in to a world devoid of light. From beginning to end, Gridfailure paints grim and sinister paintings with a wide brush of industrial noise, haunting atmospherics and spectral voices among other elements to create an overall darkened and chilling sound.

Through the five eight tracks that are present within this release, Gridfailure leads you down darkened corridors never to be able to escape until the final spectral voice has called out through the void. Each track flows nicely together creating a cohesive mesh of nightmares. Overall, When the Lights Go Out Vol. II is a solid release through and through as Gridfailure provides you with eight solid tracks of nothing but haunting noise.

When the Lights Go Out Vol. II  will be released tomorrow October 31.

Triple Kill: Age of Rebellion

October 19, 2018
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Throwing their proverbial hat in to the thrash ring in 2016, Triple Kill got the ball rolling with their 2017 EP titled The First Kill, and at just a little over one year later these heavy metal maniacs unleashed their debut full length Age of Rebellion. Packed with nine tracks of nothing but metal madness, Age of Rebellion is one hell of a release as it gets your neck twisting from the drop of the first full track onward. After a brief sub one minute intro, Triple Kill dives straight in to the heart of their sound providing you with nothing but pure, raw and face melting tunes that are incredibly infectious and memorable.

With this release, Triple Kill swings for the fences and knocks it out of the park. Each track on this offering is incredibly solid all the way around from the song writing to the production to everything else in between. There isn’t a lack luster track within this beast as each one charges forth with neck snapping intent only to provide you with some top notch heaviness for your sinister enjoyment. This is an undeniably memorable and intoxicating record that you will have each track imprinted on your mind after everything is all said and done. From beginning to end Age of Rebellion is purely entertaining without a track skipping a beat or leaving you bored making you come back for more thrash goodness.

With some thrash influences thrown in to the mix, Triple Kill offer up a face melting and incredibly furious sound that leaves your face to be only a puddle on the floor. These tracks are played with great intensity with the intent to gift you with an incredibly heavy and intoxicating listen, and god dammit they succeed. With tight musicianship that is brought to you by ever scorching riffs and earth blazing solos that are only to be backed by rapid fire drumming and soaring vocals that are not to be forgotten, you are treated to an excellently performed and crafted record that is not to be skipped over.

Each track on Age of Rebellion is a treat making you reach for the play button over and over again. Age of Rebellion is a stampede of heavy metal as Triple Kill rolls from one track to the next presenting you with stellar track after stellar track. There isn’t a weak point within this record as each of the nine tracks that are present here are so well done. This is a strong debut to say the least as Triple Kill really has knocked it out of the park with this record.

 

偏執症者 (Paranoid): Heavy Mental Fuck-Up!

October 17, 2018
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Displaying truly raw power, 偏執症者 (Paranoid) combines the likes of d-beat, punk and hardcore to create a raw, dissonant and unrelenting sound. Through twelve tracks you are greeted by a gritty and destructive sound that takes no prisoners. With ever buzzing riffs, searing solos, ever pounding drumming and vocals that are as hellish as you would like, 偏執症者 (Paranoid) provides you with a ripping and overall head banging listen that is hard to deny. Each track is an infectious and deadly romp that throws you back to the sound of the ancients as they gift you with a gritty and filthy sound that gets embedded in your mind for some time.

Heavy Mental Fuck-Up! blasts the dust off of your speakers right from the get go as they lay in with their opening scorching track never to look back as scorched earth lays in their wake. This release is a no holds barred barrage of sonic dissonance from beginning to end. Each track is an in your face assault, and as the page turns from one track to the next you are greeted with a similar uncompromising filthy sound that just sticks to your ribs. Heavy Mental Fuck-Up! is a blasphemous and unrelenting release as it is riddled with track after track of nothing but hellish metal.

偏執症者 (Paranoid) shifts from track to track quickly never to provide you with ample time to take any kind of breath. Heavy Mental Fuck-Up! suffocates you under its torrid pace as it rolls from track to track like a bulldozer over the dead. These twelve tracks are furious offerings that pepper you with hellish notes over and over again making you bang your head and twist your already crooked neck until it pops off. This is a highly entertaining and engaging listen from front to back as it has you holding your attention never to break it until you have to reach for the play button once more.

This gritty grave stomping release is just that. It is gritty, hellish and dark, but most importantly it is heavy and intoxicating. From beginning to end 偏執症者 (Paranoid) provides you with a great sound that is brought to you by sewing together punk, hardcore and d-beat to create an overall dissonant yet powerful sound that gets mashed deeply inside of your head. Heavy Mental Fuck-Up! is a memorable and engaging release that will surely please fans of each genre mentioned and then some.

Ye Goat-Herd Gods: Ashes Shall Be Made of Them

October 10, 2018
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Classifying themselves as just metal might be appropriate since Ye Goat-Herd Gods doesn’t quite fit in one single genre or another, and that is what makes them unique, incredibly memorable, diverse and varied. Incorporating numerous genres in to their sound, Ye Goat-Herd Gods creates a sound that is potent and highly addictive as you find yourself coming back for more listens. As punishing and blackened as their tracks can be, they are just as melodic and memorable as they infect your mind like a disease never to leave. From beginning to end, Ye Goat-Herd Gods provides you with ten straight tracks of nothing but melodic, atmospheric and punishing metal that drives you deep in to a seemingly endless darkness.

These purveyors of death don’t wait around to grace you with their blackened metal as they immediately set in with Ribspreader. This sickening track provides you with everything that Ye Goat-Herd Gods has to offer. It is dark, melodic and as heavy as you could want it providing you with the perfect neck twisting opener to an album that will surely make you bruise your brain against your skull many times over. From this opening track you can immediately tell that Ye Goat-Herd Gods has built off of their sound from their debut Becoming Flesh, as they are even more tightly knit and proficient.

From Ribspreader onward, you are treated to nine more tracks that play much the same way. Each of the following tracks are cohesive atmospheric and melodic marches toward death that ultimately burrow themselves deep in your brain never to vacate. Each track on this offering is so well performed and so well crafted that you almost have no other choice but to listen over and over again. Ashes Shall Be Made of Them is a well put together record, one that has great fluidity throughout making you stay for the entirety of the record and then some. From beginning to end you are treated to nothing but top notch metal.

Ashes Shall Be Made of Them has just about everything you could want. It is packed with melody, atmosphere, great musicianship, powerful shredding vocals, solid production and overall well constructed intense tracks one right after another. This is a certain step up from their last effort as this is an overall well rounded offering that just cannot be denied. Fans of black metal, death metal or just metal in general will find something here for them as this is just purely ten tracks of outstanding metal.

Ashes Shall Be Made of Them will be released October 31, 2018.

Clawing: Labour

September 30, 2018
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Totaling near thirty minutes, Labour is a track that is separated in to parts by spoken word that spin a harrowing tale of drug addiction and that the only thing that brings this person in the story any happiness is digging a hole. Labour is consuming, enveloping, atmospheric, ambient, harrowing, melancholy, gripping and so many more descriptors that could not do the weight of the music justice. Clawing has a great ability to draw you in to their music, gripping you tightly and bringing you along for the tale that they weave. This track is broken down exceptionally giving plenty of time to tell the tale as well as completely encompass you in the dark and melancholic ambiance that they provide.

As Labour swells up from out of the darkness, it begins with ambient noises of dirt being dug accompanied by melancholic guitar tones that comes complete with one striking line, “will you put me out to pasture?”. From here on, Labour creeps along at a slow burning pace, ever filling you with darkness and ever encompassing you in bitter, cold and mind breaking atmospheres and ambiance. This ambiance is filled with hopelessness, devoid of all light and humanity. As Labour marches forth, it guides you down darkened corridors, ever pressing your mind back in to the shadows, ever needling at your emotions, making you feel unsettled and uneasy.

Labour brings everything down to earth, as it spins a tale that hits close to home not only for me, but for many others out there. The overall sound of this release is one that represents a lot of emotion that goes along with dealing with addiction. It is dark, twisted, grounded, melancholic and terrifying all in the same. Clawing has presented something here that evokes a lot of the emotions that their track is trying to portray. Every note can be felt and the ambiance hangs over you like a darkened cloud never to fade until the final note has receded back into obscurity.

This is a great release, one that is grounded in reality and one that can hit home for a lot of people. The music overall is great, the noise elements, the ambiance, everything about it is well done. Mix that in with a story that hits you like a ton of bricks, and one that really evokes emotions that you may not have wanted to touch on, you get a release that really draws you in. Overall, Labour is a very solid release, one that should be heard.

Labour will be released October 31, 2018.

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