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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

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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Verano’s Dogs: Summoning The Hounds

February 26, 2020
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Verano’s Dogs: Summoning The Hounds

In true face melting and flesh ripping fashion, death grind horde Verano’s Dogs offer up an ever entertaining, relentless and blood boiling brand of deathgrind. With each of the ten tracks within Summoning The Hounds being a twisted amalgamation of death and destruction, Verano’s Dogs provide you with nothing but vein bursting scalding metal for your twisted enjoyment. Each track is a true blitzkrieg of deathgrind that snaps your neck before you realize what happened. Without so much as a warning, Verano’s Dogs sets in with their wicked brand of metal having you come face to face with an ever potent and violent assault. Verano’s Dogs execute nothing but pure perfected deathgrind here, providing you with ten total tracks of earth scorching twisted metal.

From the very first note that gets shot straight out of your speakers you quickly realize that each offering aims to trample, lay waste and destroy anyone and everything in its path. In true grinding fashion, each track is pretty short, but for what they lack in length they more than make up for in content. Each offering is a blistering assault of metal that gets your head violently banging back and forth until your neck finally gives and your head is found rolling on the floor. With one brutal assault after the next you are left with no room to breathe or take a breath as when one track ends the next immediately picks up right after it. Forever trapped in their cyclone of deathgrind terror, you come under siege from all sides from the very first note until the very last.

With slicing riffs paired with rapid fire drum work and dual vocals of the inhuman category, Verano’s Dogs creates something here that is vicious and volatile as well as entertaining. Every single second of Summoning The Hounds is an entertaining one as each track is a superb offering of pure, unfiltered deathgrind. Not a single track of the ten that are present here weak in any fashion nor do they lack in any single area as each one is just as good, heavy and head bangingly good as the last. The only thing that you wish for once the final note has rang through is that there were more than ten offerings throughout the release. With that said, that leads you to numerous listens until your ear drums just simply call it quits.

Through and through, Summoning The Hounds is a great release, one that provides you everything that you would want from a deathgrind record. Verano’s Dogs hit the nail on the head with this release as they offer up ten excellent tracks one right after the next with each one getting you bang your head until your brain fatally bruises. There’s nothing left that needs to be said other than Summoning The Hounds is absolutely excellent.

Crowhurst and Bandit: Bulldozer

February 24, 2020
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Crowhurst and Bandit: Bulldozer

In concert with Delaware grinders Bandit, noise merchant Crowhurst offer up this seven track, ten minute EP titled Bulldozer. Bulldozer features seven tracks by Bandit that have been remixed by the entity known as Crowhurst. This ten minute EP is a pure assault on your ears as you become under siege by nothing other than brain melting noise. Each track will vibrate you brain having it leak through your ears once all has concluded. Bulldozer is a harsh and punishing EP that traps you inside a noise riddled coffin never for you to see the light again. Never are you safe from the utter onslaught of ear bleeding noise goodness as Crowhurst blitzes forth providing you with nothing other than equilibrium altering noise.

Bulldozer is pure madness in the best way possible. Each of the seven tracks that are present here are head spinning and ear drum bursting as each track is like an audible weapon. Once you press play, the cyclone of terror hits your ears never to cease as you become under siege from one track after the next. Of all seven of the tracks that fill this EP, each one is just as offensive and torturous as the last. Reckoning and assaulting, Bulldozer buries you under screeching, droning and ever assaulting noise from which you cannot escape.

This offering is a menacing and terrorizing one as you are presented with seven unfiltered, screeching, metallic noise cuts that seem to be utilized less like songs and more like weapons. Each of the pointed and jagged offerings here are as assaulting and punishing as you would come to expect and imagine. With no reprieve and with a cacophony of heart stopping noise, Bulldozer spins forth never to let you out from its noise riddled clutches. Murky, buzzing and ear drum bursting, the remixes of these Bandit tracks are unapologetic and unrepentant as you come face to face with seven excellent remixes brought to you by noise merchant Crowhurst.

Through and through, this EP is something to truly behold. Each track through Bulldozer is a wonderfully executed remix of the original tracks. They are heavy, brain melting and contorting and as offensive as they are you seem to always come back for more and more noise punishment.

Links To Follow:

Crowhurst Facebook

Bandit Facebook

Bandit Bandcamp

Crowhurst Bandcamp

Brain Stem: Symptoms of Annihilation-Stage 2

February 21, 2020
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Brain Stem: Symptoms of Annihilation-Stage 2

Hailing from Edmonton comes experimental death metal brain melters Brain Stem, and with them they tow along their four track EP titled Symptoms of Annihilation-Stage 2. Not to be pigeonholed in one specific death metal genre, Brain Stem morphs and melts the genre to how they see fit creating a unique and ever shape shifting sound. Each of the four tracks that are present within this title are all different from one another as you are never to hear the same sound twice. Groove filled, technical, down right heavy, you name it Brain Stem is that exactly.

Through both of the Symptoms of Annihilation EPs the overall theme is that of destruction, extinction and in general the fact that we will all perish. With that said, through the two EPs, the sheer brutality and spine breaking heaviness that is heard throughout perfectly encapsulates those themes. Brain Stem provides you with a no holds barred death metal assault from beginning to end, trapping you within a dizzying and destructive cyclone of death. Ceaseless and unrepentant, Brain Stem rolls from one track to the next offering up a pure onslaught of excellent experimental death metal.

Brain Stem showcases great technical ability as well as groove oriented passages of death and everything else in between through the four cuts that are provided here. Each track is just as well sewn together, performed and executed as the last making the entire offering cohesive and fluid. Ever twisting and morphing their sound to how they see fit, Brain Stem bends your mind to their will as they take you down corridor after corridor of unrepentant death. Brain Stem does a great job of shifting their sound through each track forever keeping you on your toes all while melting your brain in the process.

Overall, Symptoms of Annihilation-Stage 2 is a great release. Brain Stem showcases great technical and song writing ability among much more ultimately creating something that is down right heavy and addictive to listen to. Each of the four tracks here are excellent and will have you coming back for more brain melting experimental death metal excellence.

Symptoms of Annihilation-Stage 2 will be released March 20th.

Check out the track Dawn of Rot from the upcoming EP below!

Links To Follow:

Brain Stem Bandcamp

Brain Stem Facebook

Fleshwolf: S/T

February 18, 2020
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Fleshwolf: S/T

Stampeding forth like a true maelstrom of death, destruction and disease comes Fleshwolf with their upcoming self titled full length. This one man death metal outfit strings together eight total tracks of malice and mayhem throughout this self titled release. Never gifting you a moment of solace, Fleshwolf stomps forth with the intent to maim and mutilate. Fleshwolf bludgeons and smashes your face in beyond recognition before all is said and done. Each of the eight offerings that are present here are just as vile and flesh tearing as the last making this release to be truly gut bursting and entrails spilling.

You won’t be greeted by any intros, interludes or outros in this release as Fleshwolf presses the proverbial blade to your throat from the drop of the first note, only to keep slicing into your flesh deeper and deeper as the record runs on. This self titled release is a deadly assault, one that hammers and chips away at your skull until you finally drop. Each of the eight tracks are on the lengthy side as they cross the three, four and nearly five minute mark giving Fleshwolf enough time to trap you within their labyrinth of death.

With ever flesh peeling riffs and machine gun fire drum work that are only to be paired by larynx shredding vocals, Fleshwolf offers up a true, bleeding raw and down right filthy brand of death metal. This is unfiltered death that comes for your life from the drop of the first gnarled note, never to cease its pure onslaught until the last and final note has played out. From the get go, Fleshwolf ushers forth one desecrating death metal dirge right after the next. Granting you not a single moment to catch your breath, Fleshwolf barrels straight through to the next offering trapping you within a deadly vortex of scalding death metal.

Through and through, this self titled release is very solid and very well executed as it offers up eight tracks of nothing but raw death metal. Without a doubt, this release will get you bashing your brain against your skull in violent head banging fervor from the very get go. Each track is an infectious offering. There isn’t a weak track within this release as each one stands tall providing you with ever ripping death metal that is not to be denied.

Fleshwolf will be released May 1. Pre-orders are to open April 3.

Links To Follow:

Fleshwolf Facebook

Fleshwolf Bandcamp

ITUS: Primordial

February 16, 2020
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ITUS: Primordial

Hailing from Ontario, Canada comes doom merchants ITUS and in tow with them their debut EP titled Primordial. This five track EP has just about a little bit of everything in it. Each of the five tracks that are present here are unlike the ones that came before it. ITUS has a great, unique and eclectic doom metal sound that is hard to shake once you listen. Each track is its own entity and has its own unique folds to create an overall interesting and ever twisting and turning sound that keeps you guessing. From stoner metal elements, to down right unfiltered crushing doom, to a more calm and thoughtful sound, ITUS provides it all here with Primordial.

As mentioned above, ITUS has an eclectic and unique sound to them and that is made apparent with the very first track titled Cloud Reader. With elements of stoner metal thrown in to the fold along with odd and strange sound effects that pepper the track, Cloud Reader is a spacey and engaging offering. This fuzzed out track hits you with a heavy barrage of buzzing riffs from the get go all while light clean sung vocals fly through the wall of buzzing sound. Cloud Reader is an entertaining track that grips you immediately, pulling you ever more in to the labyrinth of sound that ITUS provides you with the remaining four tracks.

The following two tracks Question Everything and Primordial are two of the heaviest track on this release. The former is a grim and dark track that drags you asunder to places where light does not reach. Question Everything drags you through labyrinths of darkness and destruction all complete with crushing buzzing riffs that are only to be accompanied by spine rattling bass lines and vocals that are as monstrous and inhuman as you can imagine. Question Everything buries you in bitter cold darkness never for you to escape to see light again. This track is grim and twisted, perfectly setting you up for the title track.

Coming up right after Question Everything is the title track Primordial which is easily the most aggressive and destructive offering within this EP. Primordial is a four minute slab of grisly doom that pulls you even further to the darkest reaches of the abyss. With aggressive riffs that bury you underneath their sheer weight, the atmosphere and the overall tone of this track is something to behold as well. Primordial is an apocalyptically heavy offering that even has some touches of death metal thrown in the mix as well just for an extra dosage of bone crumbling heavy. Primordial takes no prisoners as it heaps dirges of darkened doom upon you until you are no more than one with the soil.

If you can outlast the former two tracks you come across the fourth track titled This Can’t Be. This Can’t Be is a cut that isn’t nearly as aggressive or destructive as the ones that came before it are. It is a nice break in the action; a nice break from being buried underneath the heavy bone crumbling riffs of the previous two dirges of doom. This offering has a more serene and calming feel to it that brings you back down to earth, letting you regroup from Question Everything and Primordial. With melodious riffs and great clean sung vocals, this offering is a haven, a zone of relative comfort from the grim and doom that preceded this offering.

Rounding this release out is the fifth and final track The Chaplain. This is the most unique offering from this release as well as the most straight forward doom track. The Chaplain drones and marches onward providing you with savage riffs that pummel you straight in to the earth. This is a great and heavy offering to close the release out as it offers up something unique and devilishly wicked. Forever crushing and bone crumbling, The Chaplain rumbles forth never providing you with a moment of reprieve until the final note rings through your speakers.

Overall, Primordial is a great release as it treats you to five unique tracks. Never once do you hear the same thing as ITUS truly does a great job of keeping you on your toes and guessing as to what you are about to hear next. Through and through this is a well crafted and cohesive effort that you would be unwise to skip over.

Primordial will be unleashed March 13.

Check out the official music video for the title track below!

Links To Follow:

ITUS Facebook

Witchcrawl: World Without End

February 14, 2020
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Witchcrawl: World Without End

Bewitching, epic, entertaining and memorable are only some of the descriptors that can be used to describe Witchcrawl’s debut mini album World Without End. Playing in the vein of traditional heavy metal all while adding their own twist to the genre, Witchcrawl offers up five head banging offerings within this release. World Without End is an infectious and down right head banging and entertaining listen, one that gets your fist pumping and your head nodding nearly immediately. Each track here is a heavy metal epic that unfolds before you, taking you through labyrinths of nothing but heavy metal glory.

Withcrawl begin World Without End with a one and half minute intro that is complete with a man condemning a witch to burn at the stake. This theatrical intro sets the tone and the stage for the remaining four tracks that are to follow. After the intro you are treated to the four remaining tracks that are potent, powerful and at times haunting which is only appropriate for a band named Witchcrawl. Each track is lengthy as each one clocks in at over four, six and seven minutes. With each burning heavy metal hymn being as lengthy as they are, they never over stay their welcome. They all draw you in to their clutches never to let you go until the final seven minute opus finally concludes.

Throughout each cut within this release you are to find excellent headbang worthy riffs, scorching solos, solid drum work and vocals that range from powerful cleans to gritty gravel filled near growls. From the great instrumentation to the vocals to the overall great atmosphere of World Without End, you are treated to an overall well rounded and very solid release that finds its way in to your mind only to stay there for some time to come. World Without End is highly entertaining and an addictive release that you can come back to again and again without tiring of it. There isn’t a fall off anywhere through the five tracks that are present here as each one is just as good and well rounded as the last.

Overall, World Without End is a great release. It is striking, entertaining, memorable and definitely heavy as it gets your head banging within the first few seconds of you pressing the play button. This is pure, traditional heavy metal done excellently, and if you are a fan of the traditional heavy metal genre you definitely should not look this release over.

World Without End will be released February 21 through Katoptron IX Records.

Check out the official lyric video for the title track below!

Links To Follow:

Witchcrawl Facebook

Witchcrawl Bandcamp

Katoptron IX Records Bandcamp

SWÆRMM: ¥

February 13, 2020
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SWÆRMM: ¥

Hailing from Sweden comes grind fiends SWÆRMM with the first EP in a trilogy of EPs. This EP titled ¥ features five total tracks of buzzing, face melting grind madness. Each track is two to three minutes of nothing but grind savagery that is sure to leave your head spinning and your teeth firmly hammered down your throat. Unapologetic and relentless, SWÆRMM comes at you in short, concise waves of brutality. There is not a moment of reprieve through any of the five cuts that are present here as you become under siege by nothing but ear drum bursting metal from the drop of the first note.

SWÆRMM not only utilizes their grind foundation as a weapon as they incorporate some influences from hardcore and death metal to create an amalgamation of furious and destructive metal. ¥ is as whiplash inducing as you would assume a grind release to be. From beginning to end you mash your brain against your skull as each track from this release gets right under your skin making you bang your head until you finally fall unconscious.

These grind heathens deploy wicked sharp riffs that are only to be paired with ever tumultuous drumming and vocals that range from manically screamed to utterly inhuman. ¥ is chaos that is wonderfully controlled and put in to concise gut churning offerings. Once one mayhem filled track ends the next begins never giving you a moment to breathe as you become trapped within the cyclone of madness that SWÆRMM summons here.

Overall, ¥ is a very solid grinding effort that gets your head banging and your neck snapping from the very get go. Each of the five tracks here are just as solid and as good as the last making this entire release to be cohesive and well rounded. Not one track is alike as SWÆRMM incorporates different styles of metal in to their foundation of grind providing you with twists and turns through each offering, and that is refreshing for a grind release. This is an entertaining and face melting release and it will be interesting to see what these Swedish grind fiends have to offer with their coming EPs.

Links To Follow:

SWÆRMM Bandcamp

SWÆRMM Facebook

Innards: Back From The Grave, Straight In Your Face

February 12, 2020
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Innards: Back From The Grave, Straight In Your Face

While keeping their roots firmly planted in the vein of old-school death metal, Innards incorporates grind in to the fold to create an overall sickening and bowel bursting sound. Aiming to add you as fertilizer to their ever growing field of corpses, Innards presents their debut release titled Back From The Grave, Straight In Your Face. This offering features three tracks that are incredibly flesh ripping and vein draining, leaving your head hanging on by just a thread once all is said and done. Each offering is a mad blitzkrieg of viscera and violence that aims to claim your life. Steeped in horror and pure malignant death, Innards provides you with a vile and entirely entertaining and neck snapping offering here with Back From The Grave, Straight In Your Face.

The ..Straight In Your Face part of the title is just as appropriate as the Back From the Grave part as this entire release is as in your face as it can get. From the drop of the first note Innards is in your face with three deadly incantations of death and mayhem. From beginning to end you are treated to nothing other than pure, unfiltered and bleeding raw death that is sure to leave a hole gaping through your midsection. With grind in brain mashing concert with death metal, Innards provides you with something here that is head spinning, entertaining, electrifying, and many more descriptors that would be used to say that this release is something to behold.

With bone shearing riffs that cut away at you bowel splattering drum work joins them to rip you to shreds and bury you beneath the earth to feed the soil. Cutting through the wall of shredding riffs and machine gun fire drumming are every monstrous and inhuman vocals. From the guitar work to the drumming to the vocals to the overall menacing presence that each track gives off, each element within this release comes together nicely to create something undeniably powerful and potent. Forever unrelenting in its quest to expunge you from this mortal world, Back From The Grave, Straight In Your Face rolls from track to track smashing you to pieces unapologetically so.

This release is pure savagery and unrelenting death, just the way it should be. There is really nothing left that needs to be said other than Back From The Grave, Straight In Your Face is an absolute treat, and one hell of a fantastic release.

Back From The Grave, Straight In Your Face will be unleashed February 21 through Transcending Obscurity Records.

Check out the track The Fog from the upcoming release below!

Links To Follow:

Innards Bandcamp

Transcending Obscurity Official Site

Innards Facebook

Garden Of Eyes: Arcane Haze

February 11, 2020
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Garden Of Eyes: Arcane Haze

Summoned from their dark and dank grave comes Garden Of Eyes with their newest offering titled Arcane Haze. With four new tracks to its name plus the two track from their demo released in 2019, you are treated to six total tracks of ugly, grim filled, gut churning death metal. Played in the rotting vein of old-school death metal, Garden Of Eyes keep things filthy and down right lobotomizing. Ushering forth one track after the next, these creatures of death provide you with a skull hammering listen. Without reprieve, Arcane Haze marches forth unapologetically so, burying you underneath droves of sickening, wretched death.

Wicked and demented, Garden Of Eyes spew forth their sickening brand of vile death. Each of the six tracks that are present here are just as gutting and neck slashing as the last, as each one hunts you down only to drag you in to an early shallow grave. Never to cease, Arcane Haze ladles a true tormenting onslaught of unrepentant death upon you until you are finally buried and suffocating underneath it all. There is no fluff and filler here as what you get is pure death that rears its disfigured head only to lash out and hack you to pieces.

Gnarled and reeking of putrid rotting flesh, Garden Of Eyes barrels forth straight through your chest. Leaving nothing but viscera and bloodied slime in their wake, this ghoulish outfit tramples over everything and everyone in their way. With ever brain mashing drum work that is paired with buzzing viscera dripping riffs as well as ripping inhuman vocals, Garden Of Eyes offers up a true and ghastly brand of arcane death and horror. The overall rotting sound peels your skin and rots your flesh from bone, leaving you as nothing more than a husk ready for burial.

Arcane Haze is undeniably terrorizing and damning as it offers up nothing but six horrifying tracks of fetid death. Buzzing and flesh ripping, each track is just as potent as the last. Forever burying you under droves of bulldozing death, Arcane Haze lays you to rest among the rest of the unfortunate souls that were claimed before you. Through and through, Arcane Haze is a very solid and very heavy and addictive release.

Arcane Haze is out now through AHPN Records.

Links To Follow:

AHPN Records Bandcamp

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