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"Blasphemer, Heretic, Defiler of the Sacred Ones. Thou art Deprived of Your Limbs. Thy Nose Shall be Split. Thou art Cast Down and Overthrown."-Cast Down The Heretic by Nile

Devotion: The Harrowing

January 11, 2021
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Devotion: The Harrowing

Something evil, something sinister and haunting has been lurking among the shadows of Spain, and now five years after their debut full length the shadow dwellers Devotion emerge once more to present us with their sophomore full length titled The Harrowing. Hidden for years until their debut Necrophiliac Cults appeared and ravaged the death metal lands, Devotion disappeared only to emerge in 2021 to decimate, haunt and spread despair across the land once more. Appropriately titled, The Harrowing features thirteen total tracks of pure, unfiltered grim death metal. Devotion does not belong to any sort of old-school or new age category, nor do they abide by any trend as they have crafted their own devilish sound. What you get throughout The Harrowing is thirteen dirges of death that are all consuming and soul devouring.

The Harrowing really is a record that consumes you. It wraps you up in a haunting and dismal fog from the get go never to let you see the light of day again until the final note has been played. As heavy and grim as this release is, it is equally as enchanting, mesmerizing and memorable. Devotion has done a great job here crafting each song to be as captivating as they are, wrapping you up in their overall haunting and mesmerizing atmosphere. Each track does a great job of drawing you in further and further until you can no longer escape. Sprinkled into the record are short and chilling interludes that add to the labyrinth of sound that Devotion emits that ultimately captivates and captures you even more.

Striking above the atmosphere is the pure deadly death metal assault that Devotion ladles upon you. Within each track you are treated to bone rattling drum work, riffs that carve you until you’re hollow, bass work that is brain jarring and vocals that are as sinister and demonic as you could imagine. The instrumentation all throughout is superb, never will you come across a track where Devotion is lacking in any shape or form. Each track is as deadly as the last, cutting through your flesh straight to your bone bleeding you veins and drying your marrow. The potency of The Harrowing is undeniable.

This is a masterfully crafted effort that is cohesive and very well rounded. Of all the different elements that Devotion uses, they all fit perfectly together to create an overall marvelous sound. Devotion hits on every single note throughout The Harrowing whether it be the atmosphere, the down right pure death metal savagery or the incredible production. Nothing is out of place here as this release is as close to perfect as you could get. The Harrowing is an undeniable tour de force, one that provides you with just about anything and everything that you could ask for in a death metal record.

You cannot get much better than this. We don’t give out rankings here on Cadaver Garden, but for this release we will. It’s a 10/10, period, and so far this is my favorite record of 2021. The Harrowing has everything going for it and so does Devotion. This is just a straight up fantastic record through and through. Devotion deserves all of the praise that they will get and then some.

The Harrowing will be released January 25 through Memento Mori.

Check out the track God Forlorn below!

Links To Follow:

Devotion Facebook

Devotion Official Bandcamp

Memento Mori Official Site

Infected Humans: Unexpected Traumatic Experiences

January 10, 2021
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Infected Humans: Unexpected Traumatic Experiences

Emerging from rotting tombs and fetid remains from Ecuador’s own Infected Humans and in tow with them comes their debut full length record Unexpected Traumatic Experiences. Infected Humans plays a pretty straight forward yet brutalizing brand of brutal death metal, and throughout the eleven tracks that are present within this release that is exactly what you get. There is no barbarity or savagery spared here as Infected Humans cut right down to the bone nearly from the get go. Save for the intro, outro and some audio samples of certain serial killers, you have a true punishing and bulldozing offering from the drop of the first note.

With ever blasting drum work and riffs that splice your veins, Infected Humans aims to hollow you out before the final note rings through your speakers. Unexpected Traumatic Experiences is a blitzkrieg of brutal death metal, one that traps you in an entirely deadly listening experience only to leave you bloodied once all is said and done. Forever blasting and pummeling, Infected Humans marches forth from one track to the next never really giving you a moment to soak in what you have heard previously. Each track suffocates you underneath a drove of blasting drum work and slicing riffs as well as inhuman vocals making each offering a true wall of barbaric sound.

Unexpected Traumatic Experiences does come equipped with eleven offerings and even so this release does conclude on the shorter side. With that said however, there is more than enough content packed within each track to keep you coming back for more. As straight forward as this release is the majority of the time, Infected Humans does inject some unexpected and unique twists to keep you guessing, to keep things interesting and to keep the release as a whole unique. Infected Humans has done a great job crafting and weaving each track together to provide you with an overall cohesive, interesting and down right brutal sound.

Overall, Unexpected Traumatic Experiences is a solid release. Through and through you are treated to quality brutal death metal that is as unrelenting as you would imagine and hope for it to be. If you are a fan of brutal death metal then Unexpected Traumatic Experiences is a record that you should keep your eyes open for.

Unexpected Traumatic Experiences will be unleashed January 15 through Gore House Productions.

Check out the track Killing Perservately Depressed below!

Links To Follow:

Infected Humans Facebook

Gore House Productions Official Site

Rancorous: Vultures Will Gather

January 4, 2021
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Rancorous: Vultures Will Gather

Popping up from the savaged lands of death riddled thrash metal comes Rancorous with their newest offering released at the end of last year titled Vultures Will Gather. This is a short offering as it features only three tracks with the longest one clocking in at a little over four minutes. However, with that said and how short this is, it more than makes up for with complete face melting, flesh ripping tunes for you to lose your head over. With Rancorous you won’t find any sort of gimmick here as they provide you with straight forward gutting death infused thrash metal that will leave your head hanging on by a tendon.

With Vultures Will Gather, Rancorous gets straight down to business ripping and tearing straight into and through your flesh. From the drop of the first gnarled riff you come to understand quickly that you are in for quite the life threatening ride. As mentioned, there are no gimmicks here, fluff, filler or what have you as Rancorous rips straight through from track one to track three. You don’t have much time to breathe as these heathens swiftly move from one track to the next sweeping you up in a storm of blood boiling death tinged thrash metal. The assault here is quick and outright deadly leaving you bloodied and bruised by the end of it all.

Through and through, the musicianship and production is great. Wild whiplash inducing riffs fly at you from every angle, the drum work is skull cracking, the bass is as meaty as you would want it to be and the vocals are sinister and larynx shredding. Top all of that off with a nice gritty sounding production and you have an incredibly solid sound that is hard to shake. Vultures Will Gather as a whole is a well rounded, head bang inducing, bloodied and down right heavy release. The aggression is palpable, the musicianship cutting and savage, the vocals potent, and all of that is wrapped up nicely in a three track bow.

Overall, Vultures Will Gather is a very solid release and it will be great to see what Rancorous does with a full length once that does appear. But, for now we are treated to this savagery that is well worth hitting play for over and over again until your ear drums finally burst.

Vultures Will Gather is out now!

Links To Follow:

Rancorous Bandcamp

Sotz’: Popol Vuh

January 3, 2021
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Sotz’: Popol Vuh

Hailing from Portugal comes death metal legion Sotz’ with their unique brand of death metal. Since their formation in 2008, their official releases include one EP from 2017 and the full length you see above Popol Vuh near the end of last year. As mentioned, Sotz’ provides a unique brand of death metal into the deadly foray that is the genre as they focus on Mayan civilization. All while the theme that runs throughout this release is unique powerful all its own, Sotz’ unleashes a unique sound that accompanies that as well. With great technical skill, Sotz’ incorporates plenty of melody, groove and some progressive tendencies as well.

Popol Vuh is an overall well rounded and well constructed release that pulls you in from the first few seconds of the one minute intro. This release keeps you engaged throughout each of the ten tracks that are present within it. Each offering is as different and unique as the others forever keeping you on your toes and guessing as to what Sotz’ is about to bring to the table next. The songwriting throughout Popol Vuh is superb as each track is an unbelievably well constructed death metal hymn that also offers up a well crafted story for you to sink your teeth into.

With everything said above, Sotz’ also blast you to smithereens with their out right assaults of pure death. With flesh flaying riffs that are only to be coupled with ever chest rupturing drum work and vocals that just cannot be human, these death fiends offer up one heavy fucking sound. No matter the theme and the melody, the overall sound that Sotz’ provides is monstrous and spine rattling. Through and through you are treated to top notch skull sheering death metal. The pure, sinister death metal sound that Sotz’ ushers through your speakers is something entirely to behold.

Popol Vuh is an excellent album all the way through, from track one to track ten. Each offering is a complete and cohesive rampage that you cannot help but head bang to until you lose your head. Popol Vuh is engaging, entertaining, gripping, heavy and so much more and if you haven’t picked this up yet, that quite frankly is criminal.

Popol Vuh is out now!

Links To Follow:

Sotz’ Official Bandcamp

Sotz’ Facebook

Sotz’ Official Site

Exsul: Exsul

December 28, 2020
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Exsul: Exsul

Appearing from the barren abyss in the year 2018, death metal legion Exsul began brewing something that would finally see the light of day in November of this year. That thing just so happens to be their debut self titled EP that comes complete with four tracks and a lengthy run time of twenty-three total minutes. Through those twenty-three minutes, Exsul instills fear, horror and the unmistakable presence of death within you. Grimy, and unfiltered, this death horde unleashes something entirely unique and damning. Exsul’s sound cannot be mistaken, and their onslaught of pure death cannot be quelled until the toll of the bell signals your ultimate demise.

With their mixture of flesh carving death metal and spine splintering doom, Exsul creates a sound here that is incredibly heavy. In no time you become crushed under the sheer astronomical weight of the sound that Exsul provides. With barbaric blood letting riffs, chest cavity shattering drum work and hellish wraith like vocals, Exsul provides you with a truly damming and life extinguishing listen. Through and through you are treated to a pure and deadly sound that fills you with dread and terror the more that you listen. The nightmare persists for four epic tracks and with no light to be seen the only way to escape is to succumb to the death machine that is Exsul.

Not only are you faced with a devastating sound, but throughout you come shrouded in an atmosphere that is just as deadly and poisonous. Through each of the four offerings you come to greet an overall evil and sinister tone that chills you straight to your bone marrow. This lurking, ever present ambiance weighs on you just as heavy as the gutting instrumentation does. It is a perfect compliment to an already soul harvesting sound and it ultimately ushers you further and further to an abyss of never ending darkness and dread.

As deranged and sinister as this release is, it is equally as captivating. This debut EP is an outstanding release through and through as you are gifted with top notch death metal from track on to track four. Each offering is just as potent and strong as the last making this to be an overall cohesive and fully well rounded EP.

Caligari Records will be helping spread the destruction via CD format on January 7th 2021.

Links To Follow:

Exsul Facebook

Caligari Records Official Site

Caligari Records Official Bandcamp

Revolting: The Shadow At The World’s End

December 21, 2020
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Revolting: The Shadow At The World’s End

Over the years, Revolting has become one of Sweden’s most prominent death metal bands. Honing their deadly craft, Revolting has unleashed seven total full lengths including this one, an EP, split and a demo. Now twelve years of activity these death merchants come to unleash as mentioned their seventh full length record titled The Shadow At The World’s End. This behemoth of a record features nine total tracks of pure Swedish death metal and nothing but. Precise and cutting, yet melodious and filled with groove, each track that stampedes forth out of your speakers is a bulldozing force of death to be reckoned with. The Shadow At The World’s End is a straight forward buzzsaw of intensity and grave decimating death that leaves you being lowered into your own shallow grave once all is said and done.

Without filler, fluff or even an intro to ease you into this torrid death metal cyclone, Revolting sets off from the drop of the first note never to look back at the wreckage caused. As far as traditional Swedish death metal and traditional death metal in general is concerned, this is about as good as it gets. Forever charging ahead at a destructive pace, yet dripping and oozing with melody and groove, each of the nine tracks that you come across here are incredible. Death metal does not get a whole lot more addictive and memorable as it does here with The Shadow At The World’s End. This is an offering in its entirety that will get stuck in your head for some time to come.

The Shadow At The World’s End does and immaculate job of getting your blood pumping and your head banging from the very get go. Ever unrelenting, this charged death machine of a record gets your head banging enough to the point where your neck will snap and your head will be dangling by a mere thread of tissue. Revolting shreds through each of the offerings that are present within this release, ultimately shredding through you as well. If what you want is just pure, twisting, ever face melting death metal, you really don’t need to look a whole lot further than The Shadow At The World’s End. From beginning to end you are treated to a smorgasbord of death, ceaseless, life draining death.

The ultimate conclusion is just that this record is an absolute fucking ripper. As monstrous and menacing as The Shadow At The World’s End is, it is equally as memorable and incredibly unforgettable. You will leave the listen just wanting more ultimately leading you to keep pressing play until you just can’t anymore. This is a fantastic record, and nothing else other than that really needs to be said anymore. Revolting, The Shadow At The World’s End, fucking great.

Check out the official video for the track 1888 below!

Links To Follow:

Revolting Official Bandcamp

Transcending Obscurity Official Site

Sacrocurse: Supreme Terror

December 14, 2020
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Sacrocurse: Supreme Terror

Emerging from the shadows in 2012, Sacrocurse has been on an earth scorching tear releasing two full lengths, a demo, one split and one EP up until this point. After we turn the bloodied page over to next year you are to get an early surprise by these heathens in the form of Supreme Terror. This EP features only four tracks that total to a run time of a concise seventeen minutes. Supreme Terror lacks a lengthy run time with it being an EP, but it more than makes up for in the sheer blackened brutal content that it provides within its short run time. Joining the heads of black metal and death metal, you come across a sound that is entirely unholy, blasphemous and down right neck breaking.

Supreme Terror is a down right assault nearly from the get go as it assaults you from all angles with razor sharp riffs and blasting drum work that leaves a crater in your chest. With terrifying, menacing vocals that fly through the wall of bloodied noise, Sacrocurse creates a pure maelstrom of madness and wreckage. Sacrocurse dishes out one track after the next each of them played at an incredibly blistering and blood boiling tempo. Never to relent and give you time to breathe, one track swiftly transitions to the next burying you underneath sickening droves of death leaving you gasping for air.

Armed to the teeth with a pure, unfiltered rawness only to combine that with razor sharp and equally raw production, you get a sound that slices and is cutting to the bone. Raucous and caustic, each of the four tracks here are as deadly as the last as they lacerate you from beginning to end leaving you as mere mincemeat. Throughout, you become helplessly trapped within the vortex of blackened death punishment. From second one to the one thousand twentieth second you become Sacrocurse’s subject of mutilation and maim.

Raw, razor sharp, unfiltered, tormenting and as heavy as you would wish, Supreme Terror truly is a terror. Complete within a short time, it certainly feels much longer due to the fact you become ensnared within such barbarity. The temple is open for these shadow dwellers and your time is nigh as Sacrocurse appears once again to wreak havoc and spread destruction with Supreme Terror.

Supreme Terror will be unleashed January 20, 2021 through Shadow Records and Regain Records.

Links To Follow:

Sacrocurse Facebook

Shadow Records Official Store

Dismembered Flesh Mutilation: Necrophiliac Decomposition

December 13, 2020
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Dismembered Flesh Mutilation: Necrophiliac Decomposition

Mix some gore, death metal and grind up in a pot and what do you get? Unrelenting, skull splitting brutality and the band that chokes you to death with said brutality this time is Dismembered Flesh Mutilation. Hailing from Poland and comprised of members of the Polish underground metal scene, these slaughterers present you with a brand new twelve track record titled Necrophiliac Decomposition. Unapologetic and entirely sinister in their ways, Dismembered Flesh Mutilation create a sound that is completely unholy and terrifying to say the least. This debut release is a sickening and vile one that buries you beneath all of its vitriol, hoarded remains and down right barbarity.

In a complete display of unusual cruelty and putridity, Dismembered Flesh Mutilation offer up very little time for you to get prepared for what you are about to witness. Setting in nearly immediately, these corpse ripping heathens blast and chip away at your skull and sanity almost from the get go. With nasty gutting riffs, insane bone crumbling blast beats and entirely inhuman vocals you quickly become ensnared within the sonic flesh storm that they provide. Filled with mayhem, chaos and an intensity that could kill you all its own, each track within this release does a great job of ripping you apart.

Pure savagery one track right after the next is what you come to witness only for it to be forgotten as you become only a fetid flesh chunk of your former self once all is said and done. So caustic and damaging, Necrophiliac Decomposition is a truly vile and disgusting act of goregrind. Of the twelve tracks that are present here, all twelve aim to have your head on a pike made of your own spine once the final gnarled not has played through your speakers. You simply cannot escape the true entrails ripping sound that Dismembered Flesh Mutilation provides once you begin listening.

Utterly depraved and filthy, Necrophiliac Decomposition makes you feel like you need to bathe after listening. The horrors that lurk within this release are incredible and all packed within a tight run time and twelve brutalizing tracks. Gore upon gore upon gore upon pure devastating grind and death metal is what you can come to expect from these butcherers. While not revolutionary or anything of the sort, Necrophiliac Decomposition is just a straight up excellent release through and through. Apologizing to none and ripping the heads off of all, Dismembered Flesh Mutilation has created a monster here and if you are a fan of the genre you should do yourself a favor and check this beast out.

Necrophiliac Decomposition is out now through Putrid Cult.

Links To Follow:

Dismembered Flesh Mutilation Facebook

Putrid Cult Official Bandcamp

Putrid Cult Facebook

BAXAXAXA: Devoted To HIM

December 11, 2020
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BAXAXAXA: Devoted To HIM

Forming in 1992 in Germany, BAXAXAXA swiftly released a demo titled Hellfire, only to return in 2002 to release a split with Ungod, and then after that, nothing. They receded into darkness where nothing had been heard from them for nearly two decades, up until this point. This year we see the return of Germany’s finest, BAXAXAXA as they unleash the aptly named Devoted To HIM. This ghoulish EP features two tracks of no fucking around, no frills black metal that drags you asunder into an ever reaching darkness from which you cannot crawl out of.

The ghoulish, straight forward soul stealing sound that the two tracks here provide is chilling. BAXAXAXA picks up right where they left off in 1992 sounding as though that is the era that they had been hiding out in up until now. Devoted To HIM is pure, blistering, raw blackened metal and nothing but. This EP offers up two tracks that are soul freezing and hellish and even so you can’t help put to want to listen to it over and over again until you are completely submerged in haunting darkness.

BAXAXAXA seems to have kept the blackened flame that fueled them back in the early nineties lit as they have kept the same intensity and the same ancient black metal values. Like an disappeared, but not forgotten god, BAXAXAXA has come back to grace us with their wicked presence once again and hopefully this time they are here to stay. This is what black metal is about. It is unapologetic, raw, blistering, ancient and down right haunting and chilling and all of that and more is what these black metal behemoths offer up within Devoted To HIM.

Overall, this is a fantastic return into the blackened foray that is the modern day metal and black metal scope. As short as this release is and for what it lacks in length it more than makes up in superb content. Both of the tracks that are present here are wonderfully well written and performed. This is a great return for this black metal cult.

Devoted To HIM is out now through Iron Bonehead Productions.

Links To Follow:

BAXAXAXA Official Bandcamp

BAXAXAXA Facebook

Iron Bonehead Productions Official Bandcamp

Depravity: Grand Malevolence

December 8, 2020
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Depravity: Grand Malevolence

If you are in search of all consuming, impaling, lobotomizing and down right flesh consuming death metal, you don’t have to look any further than Depravity. After releasing their barbaric EP Evil Upheaval, Depravity is back but this time with a full length titled Grand Malevolence. This offering features eleven total tracks that are just as gruesome, bowel churning and brain mashing as the last. With incredible technical prowess, brutality and some progressive death metal thrown into the mix, you are treated to a truly remarkable record. Grand Malevolence is a true tour de force that blows you away and blasts you to smithereens before you get a chance to even finish the record.

Completely pummeling and life draining, Depravity storm forth like a maelstrom of death to provide you with one offering after the next of nothing but pure destructive death metal. With their uncompromising style of brutalizing death metal, Depravity never once ceases as they continue on their torrid onslaught from track one to track eleven. Ever relentless and life expunging, Grand Malevolence ushers forth a true psychotic brand of death metal that leaves you as nothing but a mere brainless and organless husk of your former self. With the passing of each second, you can feel your time coming to an end as you sink further and further into a depraved pit of death and violence.

Grand Malevolence is a pure bloodied, brutal and mayhem filled record that gives you not a single moment to digest what you are listening to. This release buries you underneath droves of sickening technical riffs and barbaric blast beats from the drop of the first note onward. Grand Malevolence is a suffocating and brain scrambling release, one that leaves you mind melted, your ear drums ruptured and your innards fully churned. The onslaught never ceases until the final second of this release, and if you are alive once all is said and done you just have to sit back in awe of what you just witnessed. The sheer power of Depravity is on full display all throughout Grand Malevolence and it truly is something to behold.

Through and through, Grand Malevolence is an incredibly well executed and put together record. You really can’t get much better than this as this has to be one of the best death metal records to be released this year. Uncompromising, technical, brutal, and whatever other descriptors that you can think of that would fit this release are all appropriate. This is one fucking excellent release from these death metal giants and that is just about all that is left that needs to be said.

Check out the track Indulging Psychotic Thoughts below!

Links To Follow:

Depravity Facebook

Depravity Official Bandcamp

Transcending Obscurity Official Site

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