Infanteria – Patriarch

Volcanic and propulsive, Infanteria lay siege to all and sundry with their latest album, the explosive ‘Patriarch’. The title alone speaks of an aversion to the current social climate, a climate steeped in a belligerent form of liberal fascism that stifles self-expression and freedom of speech beneath the guise of justice. The pedigree of this … Read more

Analepsy – Quiescence

Perhaps one of my most anticipated releases of 2022, ‘Quiescence’ by Analepsy has surpassed my expectations. Ever since I heard ‘Atrocities From Beyond’ I was hooked on the punishing, celestial Slamming BDM these ferocious fellows ply, and this their sophomore album ramps up the technicality and musicianship tenfold. Hailing from Portugal and featuring Marco Martins … Read more

TRUTH DECAYED – FADED VISIONS I

On their latest release ‘Fades Visions 1’ Durban based berserkers Truth Decayed unleash a exercise in classic, unbridled Thrash Metal that panders to no trends and is in no way unsullied by genre-hopping pretence. Consisting of Ryno Theron on Guitar and Vocals, Warren Jones on Rhythm Guitar, Johan Maree on Bass and Vocals and Daniel … Read more

Middle Grounds – “There Is Never Peace”

Hailing from the scorched urban sprawl of South Africa, Middle Grounds specialize in a smoldering confluence of Hardcore that melds the type of vintage vitriol plied by Bury Your Dead, Throwdown, Turmoil and Buried Alive with the modern bone shattering belligerence of bands such as Knocked Loose, Emmure, Dead Crown and Dealey Plaza. Their debut … Read more

DISARMAGEDDON – DETONATOR

Hailing from Johannesburg , South Africa Disarmageddon specialize in the type of vintage, Thrash oriented smolder that will cause fans of classic Anthrax, Exodus, Kreator and Nuclear Assault to rejoice. Prepare for an exercize in neck snapping and bloodthirsty, headbanging bliss! Featuring in their ranks Jay Troskie on vocals, guitarists Mathew Jordaan and Lance von … Read more

THE BREATHING PROCESS – LABYRINTHIAN

Blackened Symphonic Deathcore stalwarts The Breathing Process bring the fire like no other in their subgenre in the form of their latest album ‘Labyrinthian’. Featuring in their ranks Guitarists Jordan Milner and Sara Loerlein, Drummer Bryan Dever, Keyboardist Alexander Bryce, Bassist Dan Patton as well as Vocalist Chris Rabideau, this sextet specialize in a sonic … Read more

THE EMBER, THE ASH – FIXATION

Get ready to be spirited away on a journey of searing proportions for the blackened, symphonic Metalcore scorch of one man sonic wrecking ball The Ember, The Ash is bleak, baleful, bludgeoning and uplifting in equal measure. ‘Fixation’ is this enigmatic individual’s debut album for Prosthetic Records. Opening with “Strychnine” , a insidious, eerie slab … Read more

THE IRIDIUM EXPERIMENT – BURIED NO MORE

Ladies and gentleman, boys and ghouls, The Iridium Experiment are back with five festively ferocious tracks of blissfully blistering rocking bluster in the form of their brand spanking new EP, the scorching ‘Buried No More’. Surmounting perhaps everything that preceded it both in terms of evocative song-craft and in terms of production, one that crackles … Read more