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"Blacken the sky Can't stand to see the sun The truth of light Reveals the hatred that has won" – I Saw The End by Pallbearer

Meridion: Rise From The South

June 6, 2019
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Meridion: Rise From The South

Described as occult death metal, Meridion take standard death metal and twist it in to their own unique brand of sinister grisly death. Ever foreboding and terrorizing, Rise From The South offers up six tracks psyche breaking death metal that melts your mind. Meridion infuse their death metal foundation with odd effects and an overall haunting and numbing atmosphere that aims to drive you mad. The more that you listen, the more that you get dragged out in to the abyssal depths of the mind melting soundscapes in which Meridion create.

There is no reprieve and there is no escape as each offering envelopes you in a sinister fog of grisly twisted death. Each offering is as twisting and consuming as the ones that came before it, making this release a true labyrinth of deadly metallic sound from which you cannot crawl out of. Ever shifting and contorting, Rise From The South is a non stop nightmare that you get dragged in to further and further with the passing of each second.

Meridion does a great job of mixing in their manic mind breaking sounds in to their foundation of death metal. Within each offering you are treated to buzzing twisting riffs, tumultuous drumming and ghostly vocals that appear through the sonic wall of bloodied noise. As mentioned, mixed in with the over tones of death is an overall foreboding atmosphere that is combined with off the wall sounds that culminate to create an overall sound that is ever shape shifting and mind contorting. Never are you really subject to one or another as Meridion does an excellent job of weaving each element together to create a cohesive and soul damning sound.

Rise From The South is a murky, darkened, cynical and all encompassing record that grasps you with the cold hand of death from the very beginning. This is a release that offers up something more than just death metal. Rise From The South is a unique and gripping record, one that will hold your attention hostage until the final ghoulish note appears through your speakers.

Once you press play for this wicked record, you will sink below to the abyss with the legions of the doomed before you. This is a very solid release from beginning to end as you are gifted with six great offerings one right after another. Rise From The South is a different and ever brain twisting record that is hard to step away from.

Rise From The South will be released June 10 through Eclectic Productions.

Check out the official video for Astral Strength below!

Links To Follow:

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Friendship: Undercurrent

June 2, 2019
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Friendship: Undercurrent

Sewing the heads of sludge and hardcore together to create an intense aural assault is Friendship. Their upcoming record Undercurrent features ten ripping tracks of sludge infused hardcore insanity that will get you bruising your brain against your skull before you know it. In a little over twenty-two minutes, Friendship deliver and auditory assault that is not to be taken lightly. These face smashers roll from track one to track ten with the intent to bulldoze anything in their path leaving nothing but wreckage and carnage in their wake. Each of the ten offerings within this release are precise assaults that rampage from second one until the final second ticks off the clock.

Through Undercurrent you come face to face with oppressive track after oppressive track that leaves you beaten and bruised at the end of it all. There is no reprieve and you are gifted with no breaks in between tracks to catch your laboring breath. Friendship stomps from track to track delivering a battering ram of sound that is sure to leave you head spinning. Each track is a potent and powerful assault that comes at you from all angles with sharp technical riffs, ever battering drumming and vocals that yell out from behind the sonic wall of auditory torture. Undercurrent is a tearing and skull sanding release that makes its presence known from the very get go.

Friendship’s murky sound buzzes through your speakers, rattling your brain. Uncompromising and ceaseless, Friendship tears through each track, pummeling and battering you with a relentless sludge filled hardcore assault. As short as this release is, it packs quite the punch in its concise twenty-two minutes of run time. Not a second is wasted as each offering flies off the hinges immediately to greet you with a raucous and skin shredding sound that cannot be ignored. Friendship barrels forth through Undercurrent providing you with incredible amounts of energy and intensity that gets your neck bending and head banging.

Violent, technical and potent, Undercurrent has it all here as each offering is a well constructed metallic offense. Undercurrent is an auditory blitzkrieg that snaps your head back before you have time to prepare for the face smashing onslaught. Through and through, this release is an incredibly heavy and uncompromising one that sets out for destruction and greatly succeeds. These merchants of destruction have put out another great and memorable effort with Undercurrent.

Undercurrent will be released June 14 through Southern Lord.

Links To Follow:

Southern Lord Bandcamp

Southern Lord Official Site

SUE: It Will Never End

June 1, 2019
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SUE: It Will Never End

Hailing from the UK comes punk noise rockers SUE with their debut album titled It Will Never End. This release is filled with twelve total tracks of energetic, raw and distorted punk that gets right under your skin and has your fist pumping and head banging from the first minute onward. Through this release, SUE never presents you a chance at reprieve as they smash through one track and on to the next providing you with twelve straight offerings of metallic noise.

It Will Never End is a highly engaging and memorable offering that will be rattling around in your head for some time once all is said and done. Each of the twelve tracks that are present here within this offering are well constructed punk noise hymns that worm their way in to your mind only to sink their hooks in deep. Once you press play and journey through the chaotic noise filled romp that is It Will Never End you ultimately reach for the play button again for more metallic punk goodness.

SUE does a great job of gripping you right from the start never to let go until the wild ride is all said and done. It Will Never End is a wholly entertaining and infectious offering that is truly hard to deny. You cannot sit still while listening to this record as it gets you up and out of your seat and thrashing about before you know it. With raw ever ceaseless riffs that are coupled with tumultuous drumming and great vocals, SUE creates a sound that is hard to be ignored.

As wild and noise filled as each track is, SUE throws you for a little loop with their fourteen minute opus to close out their debut. The twelfth and final track titled I Am Nothing is a much more subdued and serene sounding track in comparison to the eleven that came before it. I Am Nothing has a great mixture of a more calming sound as well as the more upbeat raucous punk that you had heard in the previous tracks leading to this one. Half way through SUE kicks it in to high gear to get your head banging once more before the sounds fades and you are left with a calming silence for nearly the remainder of the track.

I Am Nothing is a great closing track as SUE shows off their musical chops by providing you with a completely different sound than what you heard before while also incorporating their manic punk sound in the fold as well. As I Am Nothing wraps up It Will Never End nicely, you are left reaching for the play button again. It Will Never End is a solid release, one that provides you with raw and brain bruising punk that gets you up and out of your seat from the very get go. Each track is a solid one providing you with an overall well rounded and highly entertaining listen.

Links To Follow:

SUE Bandcamp

SUE Facebook

SUE Official Site

Chronoform: From the Void

May 31, 2019
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Chronoform: From the Void

Hailing from Finland, Chronoform meshes together both traditional and modern metal to create an overall unique, heavy, progressive and groove filled sound. From the Void is the title of their debut full length in which you will come across nine tracks for a run time of thirty-five minutes. Through this release, Chronoform provides you with excellent tracks that get right under your skin and have you head banging before you realize it. Each of the nine tracks here are infectious and highly memorable as you will find them filling your mind for some time to come. From beginning to end, Chronoform gifts you with track after track of modern metal excellence that is hard to shake.

From the Void offers up an array of sounds; from the crushing straight forward assault, to the groove oriented passages, to the atmospheric elements to the progressive. Each track within this release offers up something different and unique that you may not have heard from previous offerings. Chronoform does a great job of switching their sound up frequently, ever shifting keeping you on your toes and engaged all throughout. With all of the elements that Chronoform utilizes through this release, the overall sound is cohesive and well structured making this a very well rounded offering.

There isn’t a track here that really has any weak points as Chronoform utilizes each element that they employ very well to provide you with an overall unique listen. Each track is just as good as the last as the musicianship is great as are the atmospheric elements and the gritty vocals. From the Void is an overall well constructed release that sinks its hooks in to you early on only for you to come back for more and more heavy metal goodness.

With memorable offerings that are neck bending heavy, atmospheric and more, Chronoform hits their debut full length right out of the park. From the Void is thirty-five minutes of great modern metal that you will have a hard time not listening to on repeat.

Check out the official music videos for Conquer and Veil below!

Links To Follow:

Chronoform Facebook

Ardormort: To Live and To Die

May 29, 2019
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Ardormort: To Live and to Die

Taking ques from black metal, doom, synth, ambient and more, Ardormort offers up a surreal atmospheric and ambient sound that is easy to get pulled in to. To Live and To Die is the title of Ardormort’s sophomore full length in which you will find six total tracks of nothing but ever enchanting and enveloping instrumental atmospheric metal. From their debut EP to their full length to this release, Ardormort really shows a lot of growth and focus within this offering that may not have been present within the first full length. With a cohesive, well rounded and focused sound, Ardormort offers up their best yet with To Live and To Die.

To Live and To Die is an easy release to fall in to and get drawn in by. Through each of the six tracks that are present here you are treated to soft ambiance and atmosphere that does a great job of enveloping you never letting you escape until the final track has concluded. As the seconds tick off of the run time, you become more and more enchanted and hypnotized, forever sinking further and further in to the vast ocean of atmosphere that is provided.

Through the wave of hypnotizing atmosphere you of course are greeted by serene riffs that are to be coupled with a great drum performance as well. From the riffs to the drumming to the synths and everything in between, each track is a well constructed offering that provides you with a surreal and sound that makes your float among the dense ambient laden clouds. Never wavering or breaking stride, Ardormort rolls from track to track with fluidity providing you with an overall cohesive and mind wandering sound that will keep you coming back for more.

Overall, To Live and To Die is a great effort. As mentioned, this release really displays a great maturity from the first full length as each element incorporated in to each track is implemented well to gift you with a memorable and engaging listen. Ardormort has found their stride here with this release and really hit the nail on the head with providing us with a pure atmospheric and ambiance filled release that makes you mind melt among the fluid soundscapes that are provided. Each offering is very solid making this entire release to be very good and one that will surely please fans of atmospheric metal and music in general.

Links To Follow:

Ardormort Bandcamp

Ardormort Facebook

Kapala: Termination Apex

May 27, 2019
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Kapala: Termination Apex

Leaving nothing but devastation and destruction in their wake, Kapala play a striking brand of metal that combines grindcore, war metal, noise and even elements of goregrind. With a stripped down, bare bones sound, Kapala offers up a listen that is flesh shredding and earth scorching. Devoid of humanity, only aiming to destroy and crush everything in their path, Kapala leaves you mangled beyond recognition once all is said and done. Through the six tracks within Termination Apex, you are treated to twenty-six full minutes of face peeling metal.

There is no compromise here as Kapala are ceaseless in their aural assault attacking you from all sides, shredding your ear drums and your sanity while they’re at it. Forever ceaseless and unrelenting, Kapala move swiftly from track to track suffocating you under their raw brand of chaos infused metal. From beginning to end you are treated to no solace and reprieve as you come face to face with pure devastation.

This war machine by the name of Kapala is just that. Each track is a savage and barbaric offering that hammers you over the head again and again until the final track finally comes to a close. Termination Apex is a pure aeonic slab of tormenting noise filled metal that cannot be denied. Each track is a blitzkrieg of bone shattering metallic noise that is brought on by the sound of mangled riffs that are only to be supplemented by pounding chest cracking drumming. These offerings are vortexes of chaos and devastation from which you will not escape from unscathed.

With instruments that nearly become their own weapons, vocals that are larynx shredding and an overall potent and powerful sound, Kapala offer up a release here that rips and shreds you to pieces. As short as this release is it packs more than a punch as it leaves a gaping hole in your chest once all is said and done. Forever life terminating and earth scorching, Termination Apex is something to behold as it sounds like chaos captured in musical form. If you are a fan of grindcore, war metal or the like, you will surely be pleased with this ear bleeding offering from Kapala.

Termination Apex will be unleashed June 25 through Dunkelheit Produktionen.

Check out the official video for Martial Dominance from the upcoming release below!

You can pre-order now at this location!

Links To Follow:

Kapala Facebook

Dunkelheit Produktionen Official Site

Krypts: Cadaver Circulation

May 26, 2019
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Krypts: Cadaver Circulation

Unleashing torment and misanthropic putrid death metal upon the masses is Krypts with their upcoming offering Cadaver Circulation. Through six vile offerings you come face to face with blood curdling doom laden death metal that melts the flesh from your bones and leaves no coffin or tomb over looked. Cadaver Circulation is a suffocating, ever ceaseless offering that buries you under droves of skin peeling chords and eerie atmosphere to provide you with a listen that is all together harrowing and intense. Each of the six tracks that are present within the bloodied walls of this title are potent and life stealing, making this to be an incredibly wicked and neck bending offering.

Never does Krypts relent in their sonic assault as they offer up track after buzzing track of terrorizing doom filled death without reprieve. From one track to the next, Krypts suffocates you under their dense and ever tormenting sound that leaves you as nothing more than a husk for them to add to their growing collection. In all of its wicked grandeur, Cadaver Circulation presents you with six undeniably putrid and vile offerings that drag you in to your premature tomb. From the very beginning, Cadaver Circulation grips you with the skeletal hand of death, forever dragging you through the halls of death until the final ghastly note calls out from the realm.

Through and through, Krypts balances both the doom elements and the death metal elements well as they provide you with funereal dirges of doom as well as tomb obliterating death metal. Each track present here is long enough for Krypts to show case their gruesome abilities in both genres, ultimately suffocating you under the sheer weight of their doom aesthetic and burying you alive with their gnarled death metal assault. From slow burning marches toward death’s door, to bulldozing death metal that bleeds your veins dry, Krypts does it all here within Cadaver Circulation.

With an overall eerie and rotten atmosphere, Krypts ties everything neatly together to create an overall aeonic slab of grisly doom riddled death metal. Drenched in rot and viscera, Cadaver Circulation gifts you with one of the finest and most gruesome doom-death metal releases this year. From track one to track six you are provided with nothing but top notch metal that cannot be over looked or denied. Each track is just as great as the last and just as well rounded and cohesive. Cadaver Circulation will stand atop the death metal mountain as one of the best death metal releases this year.

Cadaver Circulation will be released May 31 through Dark Descent Records.

Links To Follow:

Dark Descent Records Bandcamp

Krypts Official Site

Krypts Facebook

Addict: Against You All

May 25, 2019
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Addict: Against You All

Combining a potent mix of groove and death metal, Addict creates an intense and head bang worthy sound. From track one to track five, Addict offers up great musicianship and gritty vocals that gets you mashing your brain against your skull in no time. Each track within Against You All is an infectious and memorable offering that gets right under your skin. Burying its hooks in you from the get go, Against You All gets you coming back for more death metal punishment over and over again. Each track is a well rounded attack filled with crunching riffs that are only to be paired with skull bashing drumming that gets your neck cranking before you know it.

Ever uncompromising, Addict comes at you with an intense sound that is hard to deny. Each track is an explosive and energetic offering that gets you up and thrashing around for some time. Against You All contains five great tracks that are as memorable as they are neck bending heavy providing you with an overall well rounded sound that gets embedded in your mind for some time. There is no bullshit here as what you get is five straight tracks of unwavering groove filled death metal from the drop of the first note the calling of the final note.

With a great balance of old-school death metal and the sounds of the new era of death, Addict creates a diverse and varied sound that is hard to ignore. Each track is just as well executed and crafted as the last gifting you with an overall cohesive and skull shattering listen. Never are you to get a break as Addict ushers forth one track right after the next with reckless abandon. Save for the intro, you are not treated to a moment of solace until all is said and done and you are left with nothing but silence until you hit play again for more death metal destruction.

Overall, Against You All is a great debut EP for these groove filled corpse hoarders. Front to back, the musicianship is great, the production is solid and the vocals are top notch, all to present you with a memorable, engaging and entirely heavy release that gets your head banging nearly immediately.

Links To Follow:

Addict Bandcamp

Délétère: Theovorator : Babelis Testamentum

May 24, 2019
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Délétère: Theovorator: Babelis Testamentum

Emerging from the bitter darkness of the abyss, Délétère ushers forth their new title Theovorator: Babelis Testamentum; a three track blackened opus that is as raw, blasphemous and potent as you would expect. Swinging back in to full force after their 2018 offering De Horae Leprae, Délétère provide you with three great tracks of blasphemous black metal here once again. Raw, bitter, blasphemous, atmospheric and more, Theovorator: Babelis Testamentum has it all and then some as it offers up three slithering hymns of blackened metal.

Délétère is unapologetic and unwavering in their sonic assault as they usher forth a blistering and soul crushing sound that sinks its hooks deep in to you from the very beginning. Rampaging forth with riffs soaked in hell fire, drum work that leaves you chest cracked and vocals that shriek up from the bowels of hell, Délétère provide you with a well rounded and clinical blackened maelstrom. From beginning to end, Délétère provides you with a true and relentless blackened sound that ultimately drags you down to the depths of the abyss.

As blistering and accosting as each offering is, they are still melodious all the same. Blistering fury never gives way to more melodious moments and the inverse is true as well as Délétère strikes a great balance between the two. Each track is a palatable and memorable blackened storm that sinks its fangs in to you never to release until Theovorator: Babelis Testamentum has concluded. With biting savagery combined with memorable melody, Délétère offers up a sound that is unforgettable and undeniable.

Floating among the sonic torment is a great amount of atmosphere as well. Throughout this release, haunting atmospheres and soundscapes are ever present. As you succumb to the blasphemous blistering storm, the atmosphere is never far away only to loom over you like a poisonous cloud. The atmospheric tendencies all throughout this release add yet another wrinkle and fold in to the already varied and diverse sound that Délétère provides you. With everything combined you are treated to a truly cohesive and mesmerizing listen that you will not soon leave.

Through and through, Theovorator: Babelis Testamentum is a great release as Délétère out does themselves yet again. As short as this offering is in terms of track count, it more than makes up for in the quality. What you have here is three excellent tracks of blackened sorcery that is memorable as each track embeds themselves in your mind like a parasite never to leave. Délétère continues their reign of blasphemy with this release and nothing more can be said other than Theovorator: Babelis Testamentum is an excellent release.

Theovorator: Babelis Testamentum is out now through Sepulchral Productions.

Links To Follow:

Délétère Facebook

Sepulchral Productions Official Site

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