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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

Oneiric Celephaïs: The Obscure Sibyl

July 6, 2020
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Oneiric Celephaïs: The Obscure Sibyl

The Obscure Sibyl, the upcoming four track debut EP from Oneiric Celephaïs is a well structured and well crafted venture that combines wonderful melody with brutalizing technicality to ultimately create a gripping and all together compelling sound. Through each of the four tracks, Oneiric Celephaïs weaves in and out of sweet melodious moments and ever punishing technical death metal blastings with seamless effort. Each track is a precise, ever twisting and unfolding venture of death metal that truly encapsulates where technical death metal can go and what it does have to offer. Oneiric Celephaïs are technical death metal wizards and that is certainly shown all throughout The Obscure Sibyl.

This is an easy record to lose yourself in as you become wrapped up in all of the folds and intricacies that Oneiric Celephaïs incorporates through each offering. As weaving and twisting as each of the four tracks are, they are incredibly cohesive and well structured providing you with a mesmerizing and all together brain warping sound. As soon as you release your finger off of the play button, Oneiric Celephaïs takes you through labyrinth after labyrinth of heavy yet melodious and technical sounds that leave your mind wandering and weaving through each warping and shifting corridor.

With riffs that cut through and fly in from acute and at all times unexpected angles and solos that soar and surge all with masterful bass work and incredibly precise and acrobatic drumming, you are treated to a true technical masterpiece. The musicianship throughout this release is truly something to behold and marvel at. Everything from what was mentioned above to the incredible powerful vocals to the ever darkened atmosphere and everything else in between is pretty perfect. Through only four tracks you are treated to worlds of melody, technicality and brutality and that just speaks volumes about Oneiric Celephaïs’ musical abilities. Quite frankly those abilities are otherworldly.

The Obscure Sibyl is a fantastic release through and through as you are presented with four incredible tracks one right after the next. There isn’t a cut here that won’t amaze or bewilder or captivate you as each one is a technical death metal masterpiece, and to think that this is just a small taste of what is to come in the future from Oneiric Celephaïs.

The Obscure Sibyl will be released August 7th through Gore House Productions.

Links To Follow:

Oneiric Celephaïs Facebook

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Hieros: Triduum

July 5, 2020
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Hieros; Triduum

Three tracks, clocking in at just under seventeen total minutes, and nothing but pure soul ripping, riff driven high tempo black metal executed oh so well is what American black metal band Hieros offers up with their EP Triduum. As mentioned, this release comes equipped with only three tracks, but as it lacks in quantity it more than makes up for in quality. Each of the three tracks here are just as solid and well put together as the last making this to be a well rounded and well executed offering. There are no gimmicks to be heard here an certainly no fluff as what you get is three songs back to back to back of excellent black metal.

Interweaving themselves into the soul cleaving sound of black metal that Hieros exudes are hints of doom and sludge as well. As if the black metal tones weren’t heavy and crushing enough, the doom and sludge elements add even more twists and darkened flavor in the mix. Each of the genres work in blasphemous harmony to create an overall compelling, addictive and highly infectious and memorable sound. Once all is said and done you will be carrying these tracks around with you as they make a burning imprint on your mind for some time to come.

Each of the near seventeen minutes that is brought to you through the three hymns of darkness here are filled to the brim with excellent musicianship driven by ripping riffs and an overall mystical and enchanting atmosphere. There are a lot of elements and folds that Hieros incorporates in to each track and they make everything work seamlessly and make it seem so effortless to do so. From the production, to the musicianship, to the atmosphere to the blood freezing vocals to everything else in between, Triduum is excellent all the way through. Triduum snags your attention from the drop of the first note, holding you captive until the final note plays out only for you to reach back toward the play button to experience the full effects of the release once more.

Overall, Triduum is an outstanding offering. Through just three tracks, Hieros has created something here that is all together memorable, darkly enchanting and highly entertaining and infectious. Triduum is one hell of a debut EP and only marks what is more to come and what more excellent black metal devilry that we can come to expect in the future.

Links To Follow:

Hieros Bandcamp

Hieros Facebook

Uerberos: Stand Over Your Grave

July 4, 2020
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Uerberos: Stand Over Your Grave

Undead, unrelenting and unyielding, Uerberos unleashes an impressive assault with their upcoming offering titled Stand Over Your Grave. This release is nothing but nine complete tracks of mayhem filled death metal that will sever your spine and drain its fluid. Each of the nine monstrous cuts present here throw fluff, filler and everything else to the wayside to provide you with down right bone stealing and flesh ripping tunes for your sickening enjoyment. One track after the next barrels through your speakers at insane blood boiling speed aiming to drag you beneath the cold earth.

Three years after their excellent debut full length Tormented by Faith, these Polish fiends come out aiming to maim and mutilate once again with their sophomore record. Through the forty minutes of run time you are treated to technical, mutilating death metal that will leave you ripped to shreds well beyond recognition once all is said and done. From beginning to end you become pummeled by ever blasting drum work, bone cutting riffs, vein collapsing bass lines and vocals that leave your blood frozen. Note one to the final note you become under a pure siege hellish death metal that aims to expunge you from the face of the earth leaving nothing behind, not even a stain.

Ever menacing and ferocious, Uerberos marches forth at a blistering pace never relenting and never letting you catch your breath for a single moment. Through and through, Stand Over Your Grave is a suffocating release as it buries you beneath droves of tormenting, life piercing death metal. Forever brutalizing and eviscerating, each of the nine tracks storm forth trapping you in their maelstrom of grisly and gnarled death never for you to escape until the final flesh peeling note rings through. There is not a moment of reprieve, not a single moment of solace and there is no light at the end of this listen as all there is left for you is death and despair.

This is pure death metal and nothing but, and it is fantastic. Ever twisting your neck and mangling you into a sickening human jigsaw puzzle, Stand Over Your Grave is a pure bludgeoning effort. Nothing can stand in the way of this bulldozing death machine as it rumbles forth, stamping out all life leaving nothing behind but a trail of hollowed carcasses and strewn viscera. Stand Over Your Grave is a remarkable record through and through, one that certainly not be looked over. Look out for these Polish death fiends and their new record as it truly is and will be a stand out death metal record for this year.

Stand Over Your Grave will be unleashed July 6 through Godz Ov War Productions.

Soul Grinder: Chronicles Of Decay

July 3, 2020
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Soul Grinder: Chronicles Of Decay

Forming in the gnarled and moss covered coffins of the underground in 2018, Soul Grinder ultimately released their debut EP the same year titled Sadistic Parasite. After the success of that EP and after sapping the blood and marrow from countless victims between then and now, Soul Grinder is back this year with their debut full length titled Chronicles Of Decay. Within this release you will find eleven gnarled, snarling, disgusting and impaling death metal tracks for your blood curdling pleasure. There is no reprieve and there is no solace once you press play as Soul Grinder bulldozes over you ultimately leaving you to fester and rot among the worms.

Soul Grinder takes many ques from their death metal forefathers as they provide you with a sound that is firmly rooted in the vein of the ancient all the while they make it all their own. This groove filled torrential down pour of flesh peeling death metal is just that. Each track as grisly and vein splaying as you would imagine but they are just as filled with groove. As a whole, Chronicles Of Decay is a rampaging, life stealing effort that gets your head banging until it snaps off your neck. There is not a track within this release that does not get under your skin or imprinted in your mind as each one works their way in like a parasite. You will leave this release bloodied and beaten feeling like you belong in a damp, bitter grave.

Foul and reeking of putrefaction and decaying death, Chronicles Of Decay marches forth from track to track rumbling over the waves of severed bodies that it has left in its wake. Blasting, brutal and lobotomizing, Soul Grinder provide it all and more within this release. The combination of artery splicing riffs, chest caving drum work, spine rattling bass lines and blood curdling vocals makes for one hell of an incredibly potent and dangerous listen. Each of the eleven tracks that are harbored within this title are just as deadly and visceral as the last making the entire release out to be a deadly and decapitating one.

Yet another element that Soul Grinder incorporates in to a select amount of their deadly hymns is the addition of super throaty harmonizing as well as eerie samples of cleanly sung hymns in the background. These folds are only incorporated into very few of the eleven tracks which appear near the end of the record, but when they do appear they add a wrinkle in to each of the tracks that freezes your blood. To add this to an already blistering and deadly offering, it creates an unholy atmosphere that sinks deep in to your flesh and soul. Everything within Chronicles Of Decay is perfect. From everything aforementioned to what was just written here, Soul Grinder does it perfectly.

Chronicles Of Decay is an incredible record from beginning to end. It is nasty, grisly, flesh gnashing and bone grinding, groove filled and down right heavy. It has everything. This is an absolute must for fans of death metal as this release will stand as one of the best death metal albums to be released this year.

Chronicles Of Decay will be released July 3rd through MDD.

Links To Follow:

Soul Grinder Facebook

Phobos Monolith: When The Light Will Fade

July 2, 2020
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Phobos Monolith: When The Light Will Fade

Emerging from the cosmos comes new comers Phobos Monolith with their debut EP titled When The Light Will Fade. Consisting of five total tracks, this band hailing from Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas combines the likes of melodic death metal and doom to create an overall well rounded, melancholic, melodious and all together expansive and heavy sound. Each track is accented by dazzling keyboards that dance in the background ultimately making you feel and understand the full scope of the vastness of the cosmos. With their lyrical content themed around time, space, multiverses and more, Phobos Monolith appropriately categorize themselves as cosmic melodic death metal and all throughout this EP the weight of the cosmos can be felt.

Phobos Monolith doesn’t lead you in with any fancy intros or anything of the like as they jump right in, jettisoning you off into their ever expansive sound immediately. From the first moment that you hear the rapid fire drum work and the melodious yet heavy riffs you become wrapped up in the release. When The Light Will Fade grabs your full attention immediately having you stargazing through our galaxy and beyond. When The Light Will Fade is a captivating effort from the very first note onward as it never lets your attention waver until the final note rings through.

Of the five tracks that are present within this release, each one is a tightly knit and well constructed vessel of metallic prowess that perfectly combines elements of death metal and doom. It takes no time at all for Phobos Monolith to leave a lasting impression and imprint with you as you will be taking these tracks with you long after you have stopped listening to this release. When The Light Will Fade is an ever expansive and unfolding journey that leaves your mind wandering through star riddled corridor after corridor.

When The Light Will Fade is an exceptional debut EP as it is incredibly well rounded. Everything here is well executed from the production to the musicianship to the great themes that are presented to everything else in between. This is a release that will please the ears of both melodic death metal and doom metal fans alike as it has something here for just about everyone that is a fan of one of or both of the aforementioned genres. This is a great debut EP, one that should not be missed and will not be missed as it is a damn near perfect introduction to what Phobos Monolith is capable of.

When The Light Will Fade was released June 29 through Pest Records.

Check out the official lyric video for the track Oktober (Lunar Eclipse) below!

Putrid: Antichrist Above

March 5, 2020
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Putrid: Antichrist Above

With a gripping and ripping combination of black metal and thrash, Peru’s own Putrid offer up ten blistering tracks all within their upcoming release Antichrist Above. Blackened to the bone and thrashing mad, Putrid unleash a true maelstrom of furious soul cleaving metal. Without so much as a warning, these heathens set in with their brand of devilish, neck twisting thrash never to cease until you are left as nothing more than a hollowed husk. Through and through Antichrist Above is chaos controlled as Putrid rolls through bone cutting offering after bone cutting offering. Forever trapping you in a relentless cyclone of scalding blackened thrash, you are gripped right from the drop of the first note only to be spit out the other side once the tenth and final track has concluded.

Antichrist Above is a pure, visceral and face melting assault that gives you no reprieve or solace among the sheer flesh tearing and soul devouring metal. At your throat as soon as your finger lifts off of the play button, Putrid marches forth with a blitzkrieg attack of nothing but pure unrelenting earth scorching metal. From beginning to end you come under siege by blood boiling riffs that are only to be paired with rapid fire drum work and manic vocals that seem to be screamed from the bowels of hell. All together, Antichrist Above is a great amalgamation of chaos and insanity as it offers up ten straight tracks of vein draining, neck snapping blackened thrash.

Forever tumultuous and relentless, Putrid never pauses for a single moment as they roll from one track to the next completely burying you underneath droves of assaulting metal. Antichrist Above is a down right face melting, brain scrambling effort that you continue to reach for the play button over and over again for. This is a vein exploding, soul cleaving effort that grips you by the throat never to release its grip. As chaotic and flesh shredding as this release is, it is just as addictive. Antichrist Above is an explosive, forever assaulting release in which each of the ten tracks here act less like songs and more like weapons.

Through and through, Antichrist Above is a great release. You really cannot go wrong here as what you get is ten straight offerings of nothing but pure blackened thrash metal. There are no gimmicks here and no filler and as soon as you begin listening, the Putrid experience is in full effect. Diabolical, malicious and down right heavy, Antichrist Above is excellent.

Antichrist Above will be released by Godz Ov War Productions on March 13th.

Anthropophagous: Spoiled Marrow

March 4, 2020
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Anthropophagous: Spoiled Marrow

Arriving on the scene grimy, gritty, evil, putrid and utterly rotten comes Anthropophagous and their upcoming debut EP titled Spoiled Marrow. Without frill or fluff, Anthropophagous treats you to four total tracks of gut churning, blood spilling death metal and nothing but. Without mercy and in true devastating fashion, Anthropophagous trample onward from track to track only to seize your husk of a form for their ever growing garden of corpses once all is said and done. Stripped to the bone, unfiltered and bleeding raw, Spoiled Marrow offers up something that is truly flesh peeling and vein draining.

Forever chipping away at your precious sanity with their ever relentless onslaught of bloodied death, Anthropophagous rumble forth from one track to the next aiming to rip you limb from limb. Each of the four offerings that are present here are just as potent and violent as each other making this entire release to be incredibly terrorizing and gutting. There are no gimmicks, no intros, no outros. The only thing that is present here is grisly, blood draining, flesh devouring death metal.

Barbaric and brutal, Spoiled Marrow slices straight to your bone and unapologetically so. There is absolutely no reprieve from the utterly evil onslaught as you become trapped among putrid death once you press play. Without warning the ceaseless death barrage begins never to stop until the fourth and final track has finally torn off your last remaining limb. Forever bone gnawing and shredding, Anthropophagous and their deadly brand of metal march forth signaling the end for you well before the final note rings through.

Through and through, Spoiled Marrow is a great EP. Each of the four tracks here are just as good as the last making this a well rounded and cohesive effort. This is pure, grisly death metal and nothing but and that is absolutely fantastic. There is nothing here that defiles the pure, raw and putrid sound that Anthropophagous emits as what you get is straight up and down face peeling death metal. This is an EP that you will regret not listening to if you are a fan of the genre.

Spoiled Marrow is to be released by Blood Harvest Records March 13th.

Links To Follow:

Anthropophagous Bandcamp

Blood Harvest Records Bandcamp

Cult Burial: Sorrow EP

March 1, 2020
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Cult Burial: Sorrow

In sewing the heads of black metal, doom metal and death metal together, Cult Burial create a sound that is all together spine bending heavy and menacing as they offer up two complete tracks within their EP Sorrow. As soon as you lift your finger off of the play button, a wave of death and doom hits you square in the chest never to relent until you are fully buried underneath the droves of pummeling riff and drum work. Although there are only two tracks attached to this release, they are both massive walls of abyssal doom and death from which you get dragged in to from the drop of the first note.

Cult Burial waste no time with intros as they set in immediately offering up their unique, pummeling style of heavy metal. In their great amalgamation of death, doom and black metal, Cult Burial balances each of those genres through two tracks very well. These merchants of darkness offer up a cohesive and well rounded sound that is as heavy as you would imagine. The doom dirges drag you through abyss after abyss while the death metal passages rip you to shreds once they crop up from their rotted burial site. The black metal elements that appear offer you at times a haunting and chilling atmosphere that envelopes you in bitter darkness. Each of the genres have their own time to shine through each of the two tracks that are present here as Cult Burial does a great job of incorporating each in to the fold.

As short as this EP is, it more than makes up for that with the quality of the two tracks. Both of the offerings here are excellent as Cult Burial does a great job of incorporating all genres and morphing them to how they see fit. Both tracks are a great amalgamation of all three genres to create something that is spine severing heavy. With great instrumentation, monstrous vocals and an overall menacing atmosphere, Cult Burial offer up something that is truly outstanding. Neither of the tracks here display any sort of weakness as they both crawl out of your speakers with intent to bury you underneath slabs of grisly death riddled doom with elements of soul stealing black metal for good measure.

Overall, Sorrow is a great EP. As mentioned above, what this EP lacks in quantity, it more than makes up for in quality. Through and through Cult Burial provide you with top notch metal and really there isn’t anything more that you can ask for.

Links To Follow:

Cult Burial Bandcamp

Medium: S/T

February 29, 2020
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Medium: S/T

Hailing from Argentina comes Medium with their adrenaline pumping, head banging self titled offering. Playing a furious and ferocious mixture of grind and crust, Medium offer up seven total tracks of nothing but ripping metal for your face to completely melt to. Without gimmick and with the absence of filler, this release treats you to seven straight tracks of raw, grinding goodness with some crust influence thrown in the mix for good measure. Undeniable and unforgettable, Medium make their sound completely their own as they provide you with a fresh and unique take on the grind infused with crust genre.

Unlike typical grind that is fueled by pure aggression and furiosity, Medium mixes in a great deal of melody all throughout the self titled offering among the ever charging blasting rhythms of grind. Cohesive, fluid and comprehensive, each of the seven tracks that are present here are constructed and written well as they offer up what you love about grind while also incorporating their own twist to create a sound all their own. Forever twisting their sound through each track, through each minute, Medium takes you down layered sounds with each passing second making this entire release a thrilling ride all the way through to the end.

Medium offer up true crust infused grind and execute it perfectly and in the way that they clearly wanted to. Full of energizing, head banging, heavy and at times melodious metal, Medium strike forth with one track after the next forever marching onward with their entirely addicting unique sound. Each track is unforgettable as they work their way in to your brain forever to remain there for some time to come. This self titled release is one that hooks you from the very get go never to let you go even long after the final note has been played as you reach for the play button over and over again.

Thrilling, enjoyable, addicting, heavy, melodic, blasting and many more words can be used to describe Medium and their self titled release, but one word sums it all up pretty well; and that word is excellent. Through and through you are treated to some seriously tight knit grind/crust excellence that is written, constructed and performed to near perfection. There isn’t a weak track among the seven as each one is just as solid, strong and memorable as the last. Overall, this self titled record is something to behold as Medium offers up a truly fantastic record.

Medium will be unleashed March 6th through Transcending Obscurity Records.

Check out the official video for El Gigante from the upcoming record below!

Links To Follow:

Medium Bandcamp

Medium Facebook

Transcending Obscurity Official Site

Mære: I

February 27, 2020
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Mære: I

Obscure and at times haunting and spine chilling yet overall anvil heavy comes Mære from Germany with their six track EP simply titled I. Old-school in essence, Mære add their own twists and oddities to the punishing and deadly genre to come up with a truly complex and ever shape shifting sound. Never do you hear the same sounds more than once from Mære as their sound constantly shifts and morphs to how they see fit. Forever morphing and evolving with each passing second, each of the six tracks here lead you down winding, dissonant and ever daunting passages of death.

Though there are only six offerings attached to I, this EP more than makes up for the lack of quantity with quality as each cut here is superb. With as lengthy as each offering is as they clock in at over four and five minutes-save for the intro-you are treated to a true labyrinth of death metal noise. Never sticking to one sound or idea, Mære constantly shift and morph their sound, guiding you down one deadly passage after the next. Each track is just as unique, obscure and menacing as the last as Mære provides you with something that is simply intriguing and all together a different kind of heavy.

Forever devouring and engulfing, I wraps you in its pulsating and bitter darkness from which you cannot and will not see the light. As mentioned above, each track is haunting and all around spine chilling at times as the overall atmosphere of the EP itself is something all together to behold. Dissonant, darkened and all enveloping, I presses forth consuming you with the passing of each second as it loses you within the infinite folds and labyrinth like wrinkles of death. I isn’t a punishing release like a Cannibal Corpse record would be, but it is punishing in a different sense that is all its own.

From the instrumentation, to the monstrous vocals to the bitter and dark atmosphere to the unique shifts in tempo to everything in between, I certainly pushes the envelope. I is one of the more unique and intriguing death metal releases that I have heard, and changing the formula isn’t always something that works out in the favor of the band, but it certainly does here for Mære. Through and through, this six track EP is something to behold and gives you a little taste of what is hopefully to come from these death merchants.

Links To Follow:

Mære Facebook

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