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Nihilus: Splitting Atoms (Official Lyric Video)

December 19, 2018
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Hailing from Bangalore, India are tech death monsters Nihilus. Next year in February they are slated to drop their record Borealis, but for now we have their first single Splitting Atoms. This track has much to do with the atrocities of war and of course the devastation of atom bombs. Within this track you are treated to technical pin point riffs that are supplemented by ever somersaulting drumming and throat shredding vocals. And while this is tech death, it isn’t over technical to the point where it is migraine inducing. This is technical, but melodic and well constructed providing you with a neck cranking overall solid track. Splitting Atoms is a nice taste of what we can come to expect from the rest of the record once it does drop, but for now we have this explosive offering. 

Check out the official lyric video for Splitting Atoms below!

Links To Follow: 

Nihilus Facebook

Unflesh: Savior

April 26, 2018
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With all of the wickedness of black metal and with all of the bone splintering madness of technical death metal, Unflesh unleash a sonic terror not to be trifled with titled Savior. Light eating darkness meets neck breaking technicality within Savior’s eight tracks treating you to a wonderfully brutal, heavy and entirely addicting listen. Unflesh begin their record with the title track which opens up with a wonderfully bone chilling orchestral number supplemented by operatic vocals only for Unflesh to dive straight in to madness one minute later. Right after the orchestral intro, Unflesh greet you with great technical expertise as well as great mid-range growls from the vocalist Ryan Beevers.

After the opening track once you think that your head has stopped spinning, Unflesh buries and suffocates you underneath more flesh gnashing blackened technical death metal. With the passing of each track, Unflesh descends you further and further in to madness as they continue to press forth with an all out aural assault. Never do you really get a chance to catch your breath as Unflesh rattle off track after track of nothing but pure devastation and darkness. Each of the eight tracks on this release are bludgeoning, powerful and skull crushing, setting you up to look like nothing more than a husk once the final venomous note crosses your ear drums.

Each track within Savior is intricate and expertly woven together creating an overall cohesive and well rounded sound that is hard to get enough of. The musicianship wizardry is on full display throughout Savior as you are treated to intricate guitar work and ever pressing, ever skull blasting drumming that is only to be supplemented by great guitar work and wonderfully delivered vocals that shred through the sonic wall. Each of the eight tracks here are as solid and well performed as the others making this entire record out to be an incredibly entertaining record that you will keep coming back to.

While Savior certainly is face melting and head spinning, it isn’t without melody or atmosphere. Each track is as melodious of an offering as it is brain splattering which offers you some sort of reprieve from the otherwise bone cutting barrage. The atmosphere that plays throughout this release is gothic and dark, chilling you to the core more and more the further that you listen on.

For forty straight minutes you are treated to an incredibly intense, technical and heavy listen that is impressive to say the least. You will have a hard time keeping this record off of your daily listening rotation as Unflesh deliver and then some. Through and through Savior impresses and delights as it delivers eight straight very solid and very addicting tracks to desecrate your ear drums to.

Pre-orders for Savior can be found here and here.

More Links To Follow: 

Unflesh Facebook

Unflesh Bandcamp

Check out the official music video for Bestowal Of Decay below!

Widow’s Peak: Graceless

April 24, 2018
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Brewing in the darkest depths and the most pungent of bowels of Calgary, Alberta, Widow’s Peak comes spewing forth with their debut EP titled Graceless. This is a demented, dark and incredibly vile release filled with six full tracks that are sure to rip your scalp right off your skull. With Graceless, Widow’s Peak not only leaves your head spinning, but it leaves it smashed to smithereens. This virulent release is a flesh gnashing and skull splitting offering, one that bulldozes from track to track never to look at all of the bodies that have been trampled. From the onset, Widow’s Peak grabs you by the jaw never to let you out of their grasp as they pummel and pulverize you in to nothing but blood patterns on the ground.

Widow’s Peak never lets you get comfortable as they begin their bloodied onslaught immediately with Debt Collector which is a menacing, skin flaying opener that sets you up for what is left to come. What is left to come is five more tracks of pure sonic punishment that snaps your head back violently until your head is torn completely off. Each offering is an unrelenting slab of frenzied technical death that aims to tear your life to shreds before everything is all said and done. These tracks are entirely ferocious and savage, suffocating you under an immense and dehumanizing sound until you are no more.

With gut ripping riffs that are supplemented by the waves of blasting drumming, contorted and sickening guttural vocals flesh themselves out through all of the sonic madness creating an overall chaotic and head spinning sound that you aren’t soon to forget. The technical prowess of Widow’s Peak is impressive they leave your brain in a state of mush. This isn’t so technical though to have you leaving the listen wondering what the fuck you just listened to. This is technicality done just right. It is dizzying and head spinning for sure, but each track is crafted very well never to cross that line between technicality and mind shattering noise gifting you with one hell of a neck twisting offering.

More than the technicality and the utter entrails ripping sound, the lyrics all throughout Graceless are discomforting and vile. The lyrics all throughout this release reflect on some of humanities most depraved and sick conditions; from genital mutilation, to straight up slaughter, Widow’s Peak covers it all. The overall monstrous sound coupled with vile uncomfortable lyrics makes for an overall twisted and sinister release that I cannot get enough of. Graceless is impressive as is Widow’s Peak of course. Graceless is a gem and for me will stand as one of the most solid technical death metal releases so far this year. This is sure to please the gnarled ears of extreme metal fans of all kinds. God damn Widow’s Peak, you outdid yourself on your debut EP as it is incredibly well rounded, sickening, technical, brutalizing and enormously heavy. What more could you ask for?

Graceless will be released April 27, 2018.

You can find Graceless for pre-order right here.

Check out the teaser for Graceless below!

 

Xenosis: Devour and Birth

January 14, 2018
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Xenosis is a band that you can’t really pigeonhole in to one single genre as they take from numerous to create an eclectic yet cohesive sound. Throughout Devour and Birth you will hear technical death metal influences, progressive death metal influences as well as some thrash elements among others. Xenosis sews all of these genres together to create a whole and well rounded sound. Never once does Xenosis’ overall sound sound muddled or like they are cramming too much in all at one time. Devour and Birth is a well executed and performed effort that provides you with ripping and flesh melting tunes through and through.

Each of the eight tracks on this offering are just as heavy and head spinning as the others. From track one to track eight, Xenosis rolls out head caving track after head caving track that leaving your mind in a complete tailspin. Each passage is melodic and groove laden, but punishing and deadly all the same. Devour and Birth is an ever rolling and unrelenting technical death machine that has your brain scooped out of your skull before you know it.

As a whole, Devour and Birth displays an incredible degree of technicality and precision. Each track is near perfect as each musician plays their respective instruments nearly flawlessly creating a head spinning maelstrom of death and malevolence. Even as technical as each track is they are melodic and groove filled none the less. With their new offering, Xenosis has created a listen that is seamless, air tight and down right bone shattering providing you with a highly addicting and memorable listen.

Throughout this release, Xenosis mashes the proverbial pedal through the floor to provide you with a whiplash inducing, non stop action, technical and well orchestrated record. From beginning to end you are gifted with nothing but some incredibly skull grinding and bombastic tunes for you to bruise your brain to. Devour and Birth is filled with great musicianship, unearthly vocals and solid production all to provide you with an entirely entertaining and well constructed record.

Overall, Devour and Birth is a great listen front to back. Though numerous listens this record doesn’t get old or tire you out quickly. This is a record that tech death, progressive death metal fans and just straight up death metal fans can and will enjoy.

Devour and Birth will be released January 19, 2018

You can pre-order Devour and Birth right here

Check out the first single Army of Darkness below!

 

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