Destructive, violent and ever flesh mangling, Azath come storming out of hell’s gates with their first demo. This offering unleashes three ceaseless tracks of pure vein draining death. This is a barbaric release from beginning to end as Azath rolls from track to track with murderous and brutalizing intent, ripping your skin from flesh and flesh from bone with the passing of each minute. The overall sound that Azath gives off is raw and relentless as you are treated to a dissonant and ancient sound that was just built for bleeding you dry.
Azath wastes no time putting their blade to your throat as they burst through your speakers with their opening track never to relent until you are left as nothing but a bloodied mess. Each of the three tracks within this demo are terrorizing and shredding offerings of death that are coated in the most foul and stagnant of blood and entrails. With ever sharpened, ripping riffs that are coupled with blitzkrieg drumming, rumbling bass lines and unearthly blood curdling vocals, Azath treats you to a listen that is as deadly as they come. Each track rampages forth with the intent to slaughter, leaving nothing behind but a torso.
This demo is on the shorter side as the two lengthier tracks just cross over three and a half minutes while the shorter just crosses a single minute. With that being said, that doesn’t mean that this is lacking in content as Azath blasts out three head severing tracks that are as lethal as you would imagine them to be. These offerings of vile death are just that. They are vile and relentless in their assault as they rip and tear in to you leaving your ear drums mutilated and your brain properly bruised.
This is just the start of things to come for these purveyors of death, and this is one wicked start.
Links To Follow:
Caligari Records Bandcamp
Caligari Records Official Shop
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.
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.
There is no pretext, there is no warning as Witch King dives straight into their new offering Voice of the Ossuary with an unbelievably bestial and punishing sound. Right off the bat you get your teeth kicked down your throat by these purveyors of death, and from the first second onward they never look back as they scorch earth and pile bodies high. There isn’t anything trendy here, no frills and no fluff as Witch King return with an ancient sound throwing it back to the days of pure guttural blackened death grind. Each track on this blood spurting effort is terrorizing and twisted as Witch King provides you with nothing but top notch head severing metal for your sick and twisted enjoyment.
Voice of the Ossuary is foul and filthy. Each track rampages forth with malicious intent hitting you with ever blood riddled riffs that are only to be coupled with barbaric drumming and inhuman vocals that the likes of hell can only provide. The ten tracks that are present here hit you fast and hit you hard as Witch King pours their brand of sickness on thick making sure you become buried under it all by the end. “Voice of the Ossuary’ is an unrelenting piece of blackened magic that provides you with hordes of violent death and mayhem never stopping until the last ritualistic note has been carved out.
Each track gnaws at you and pummels you in to an unrecognizable oblivion from the very onset. Witch King rolls from track to track with the lumbering swiftness of a murderer gifting you with an overall hellish and terrorizing listen never to be forgotten or brushed aside. Voice of the Ossuary tears you to pieces, shredding you from the very onset only to leave you fleshless at the end of it all. Witch King hits you with a primeval sound, one that is bestial and menacing for ten straight tracks never to let you out of their clutches until each track is seared in to your mind.
This is pure slaughtering metal in its darkest most raw and potent form. Voice of the Ossuary is a devilish and murderous release that presents you with ten outstanding tracks of nothing but top notch blood soaked metal. The song writing here is excellent and the execution of each track is on point and couple that with an overall dissonant primeval sound, you get one hell of a great listen and record. Witch King has created something here that is nothing short of outstanding.
Links To Follow:
Blood Harvest Records Bandcamp
Witch King Facebook
Can chaos be captured? Can music really shred your flesh? If you have any doubts about either question you only need to turn to Miscarriage. This death grind outfit is nothing short of savage and relentless as they peel your skin back and rip your tender flesh from bone. Homicidal Mania Trilogy is a compilation of Miscarriage’s Homicidal Mania series of records which in total brutalize you for thirty straight tracks for over an hour. Miscarriage is fucking relentless to say the least. Each track on this offering is a blood boiling and bowel bursting cut aims for the jugular immediately never to back off until your head has been severed from your shoulders.
With blood soaked riffs and an overall entrails baptized sound, Miscarriage presents you with an unholy and twisted listen that you aren’t soon to forget. Each track is a chaotic mess of stagnant blood and festering remains that stab at you leaving you riddled with holes and lying lifeless in a ditch. These offerings are brutalizing as they charge forth with murderous and malicious intent aiming to spill blood and drain your veins of everything that they hold. Each track rolls right in to the next, suffocating you under a cyclone of rabid and beastial metal that bashes you over the head repeatedly until you can no longer be identified.
Each of the thirty cuts here are spewed forth with great intensity and great velocity snapping your head back and tearing your scalp from your skull. With ever vein slicing riffs, chaotic drums and putrid gurgling vocals, Miscarriage presents you with a sound that is all together sickening and vile. These tracks are morbid rampages of death that are unrelenting and ceaseless in their slaughter. This is ultra violence and insanity at its peak as Miscarriage pours on their brand of sickness thick burying you under a heaping dosage of violence and mania. From the onset you become battered and bruised, and when this release is all said and done you are pulverized beyond recognition.
This is pure death grind. It is uncompromising, deadly, throat slashing violence done to a tee. There is nothing here other than pure disgusting death grind that tramples you and disposes of you in the most vile way possible. Homicidal Mania Trilogy is insane, over the top, grotesque and so much more and dammit its glorious. This is death grind done just right as these sickos pour out thirty straight tracks of blistering homicidal sonic torture. You simply cannot go wrong with this release if you are a fan of grind, death metal or a combination of the two as this is simply top notch gore filled death grind.
Links To Follow:
Miscarriage Official Bandcamp
Homicidal Mania Trilogy
Stepping in to the ever bloodied waters of the death metal genre are newcomers Black Coven hailing from Austria. Everlost is the title of their brand new EP which sports three tracks that pair melodic death metal with hints of black metal injected in to the fold providing you with an overall raw, dissonant and blackened sound. Through this release, each track gets better with the third being the most solid and well rounded track of the bunch. This is an overall solid start for a new band just jumping in to the endless fray of death.
Black Coven doesn’t sit around waiting to jump at you with their sonic barrage as they immediately set in with their opener Across The 1000 Lakes. This track is a dissonant and cold offering that is a solid yet lacking in certain areas offering that sets you up for the remaining two tracks. Through Across The 1000 Lakes you are greeted with ice cold cold riffs that are backed by ever pummeling and charging drumming that are only to be supplemented further by raspy dissonant hellish vocals. This track switches back and forth between choppy slower death marches, to more up tempo marches through the swamp providing you with some variety and tempo changes that almost lurch in certain areas.
Once the opener fades, Ablazing Dawn begins, which is a solidly more up tempo cut that is a little more of a step up than the opener. This track provides you with even more cutting riffs with an injected solo about half way through that is only to be backed by the ever throat cutting vocals. Ablazing Dawn is more well rounded than that of the opening track as this track provides you with a straight forward death march that gets your head banging and gets you more in to the track. This is a more engaging and compelling offering that leads you directly in to the third and final track Ovation of The Wolves.
Ovation of The Wolves is the most well rounded and well put together track on Everlost. This track begins with a little acoustic intro the bleeds in to an electric scythe romp that is backed by charging drumming. Near two minutes in, this offering kicks it into high gear presenting you with a solid and ripping death metal tune that is complete with tighter riffs and tighter drumming with the ever hellish vocals pouring over the sonic noise. This is the most complete and well constructed track of the three on this release and a good closing track to close out an overall decent EP.
Through and through Everlost is a decent EP as mentioned. It has elements of black metal and death metal working for it here that come together in harmony in sections, and completely in the closing track Ovation of The Wolves. What stole the show really are the hellish vocals as they are solid all on their own yet they give each track a little more bite and venom. Moving forward, the music just needs to be tighter overall then a more tightly knit and constructed sound will amount, but with that being said this is a good step forward.
Links To Follow:
Black Coven Bandcamp
Black Coven Facebook
Black Coven Official Site
Steeped in malevolence ever quickening darkness, one man band Haiduk returns this year with Exomancer. Joining the forces of malignant death and ever soul ripping blackened death metal, Haiduk creates a punishing and overall ripping sound that does its best to tear in to your flesh. With ten tracks to its name, Exomancer sports a short run time of only thirty minutes, but within those thirty minutes you are treated to cosmic horror and terror in a pure and straight forward sonic barrage. Each of the ten tracks that are present here are razor sharp and cutting as they provide you with scythe like riffs, ever blasting drumming, occasional demonic growls that appear from the abyss and an overall sinister atmosphere.
The never ending sonic assault begins immediately as Haiduk rips straight in to their opener, assaulting you from all sides with rapid fire drumming and technical and sharp riffs. The opening track Death Portent serves you up a nice dish of sonic malevolence, setting you up for what is left to come. If the opener was a flesh tearing blackened assault you can expect the remaining nine tracks to be as well, and that they are. Each track that follows settles in line with what Death Portent had to offer, and that is straight forward skull sanding blackened death that aims to contort your neck.
These tracks are wicked as they are summoned from darkness and brewed in ever soul lashing malevolence. Each of the ten tracks here that are summoned up from the depths are just as potent and venomous as you would wish as they provide you with nothing but blistering metal. However, as rib spreading as these tracks are they are just as atmospheric. Haiduk does a great job of incorporating a sinister underlying atmosphere within each track as well making each offering even more fiendish and consuming.
Exomancer is an overall solid listen as you are provided with ten offerings that are as you would expect from a blackened death release. Each track is potent, venomous, steeped in a malicious atmosphere and as shredding as you would imagine. Through and through this is a well done release that will please the ears of black metal and death metal fans alike.
Exomancer will be released October 17, 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.
Reaching forth with the cold withering hand of death, Ennui offer their latest End of the Circle, a three track dirge of death riddled doom that drag you across the dark recesses of the abyss. The three tracks that are present within this release along with their lengthy run times provide you with nothing short of intense, atmospheric and mind bending metal for your consumption. Each of these tracks are so well constructed and all consuming that you just have no choice but to get lost within it all. From beginning to end, Ennui provide you with top notch doom metal that has a great knack for stealing your mind away and having it wander through all of the winding and darkened corridors that Ennui lay out before you.
End of the Circle is an intense and incredibly captivating listen to say the least. This release is monolithic as each track runs over twenty to thirty minutes in length. Each of the three offerings here are epics that swallow you whole, consuming you for their entirety until the final forlorn note has rang through the halls of the long forgotten. Ennui begin their release with the title track, a thirty plus minute opus of doom that trudges forth at glacial speed, hitting you with forlorn notes and melancholic atmospheres that wrap you mind in a dismal fog. Ennui only breaks the cycle of cold and bitter doom to provide you with stints of ever crushing death metal that leave you leveled only to reign things back in cycling back to their ever crushing dirge of doom.
The title track is a well knit and well put together offering that is technical, precise, atmospheric, dark, intense, melodic and so much more and that can be said for the two tracks that follow as well. The remaining two tracks are just as hypnotic and captivating as they provide you with the same intensity and same mind bending atmospheric tendencies. These three compositions are something to behold as they are simply incredible. End of the Circle is an addictive listen, one that takes you on quite a sonic journey from beginning to end, and as lengthy as each track is you never feel that run time. Ennui has crafted each track here so well that they draw you in to their dark and death filled world forever making you want to stay and witness each funeral dirge over and over again.
End of the Circle is a great work of doom, and through three tracks Ennui showcases their abilities through and through. They are proficient and technical masters of doom and all of that is shown through the three incredible tracks that are harbored within the title.
End of the Circle is out now!
Links to Follow:
Non Serviam Records Bandcamp
Non Serviam Records Official Site
With their two track self titled demo, Bedsore offers up a unique and fresh sound to the putrid wastelands of death metal. While they play in the collapsed vein of the old, Bedsore add their own unique twist to the sound making it entirely their own. Not only do they offer up punishing and ever gutting straight forward death metal, but they mix in ethereal and dream like passages as well to steal your mind away and have it washed over with twisted yet welcoming visions. Even though there are only two tracks to this demo, each track is lengthy clocking in at over nine minutes and eight minutes respectively providing you with plenty of content to lose your mind to.
Each track is woven together with great expertise providing you with a well rounded and cohesive sound. Bedsore mix their general death metal assault with their hypnotic atmospheric passages together very well, never lurching from one to the next as they keep each track fluid and well structured. These two monstrous offerings that Bedsore provides are varied and incredibly diverse. Never will you hear the same thing twice and through repeat listens you will pick up on things that you may not have heard in listens previous.
From beginning to end you are treated excellent musicianship that is backed by gritty howled vocals from the void. To supplement the overall sonic assault, Bedsore lines each track with a twisted and dream like atmosphere that grabs your attention immediately. Even when you are treated to their pure gutting death metal, Bedsore still sews in their incredible ambiance and atmosphere making their tracks that much more diverse and memorable. When the slower more methodical dream like passages do crop up, you become hypnotized and drawn in even more as Bedsore takes your mind forever to capture it.
Bedsore is a unique beast all their own, and through two tracks they make that very well known. These death dealers mix both punishing death with ethereal atmospheres with ease creating a sound that is wholly unique and addictive. The two tracks provided here are lengthy to be sure for death metal, but never do you feel as though they over stay their welcome as they play so fluidly and are so well crafted. This is an impressive demo to say the least and Bedsore is a band to keep your eye.