ABOMINABLE PUTRIDITY – ‘PARASITIC METAMORPHOSIS MANIFESTATION’

The much anticipated and highly awaited return of Russian Slam overlords Abominable Putridity is finally here in the form of the turbulent eight track monstosity that is ‘Parasitic Metamorphosis Manifestation’. Following on from the landmark Slam classic ‘The Anomalies Of Artificial Origin’ released in 2012, their latest slab of bludgeon keeps their legacy alive with … Read more

CYTOPARASITIC – ‘IN THE DOMAIN OF MISERY’

One of the most smoldering pieces of Slam I had the pleasure of listening to last year was courtesy of fledgling Russian sonic collective Cytoparasitic in the form of their bludgeoning album ‘In The Domain Of Misery’. Released by the mighty Ungodly Ruins Productions, this punishing foray into chugging rhythms and churning riffs will set … Read more

INSECT INSIDE – “THE FIRST SHINING OF NEW GENUS”

“From Russia With Love”?, I would rather state that from Russia with loathing would be far more apt concerning “The First Shining Of New Genus”, the debut album by Russian Slam crew Insect Inside. Released courtesy of the mighty Gore House Productions stable, this bone shattering slab of smoldering Brutal Slamming Death Metal is the … Read more

GLOBAL PLAGUE – NARCISSUS

Well ladies and gentleman, Global Plague are back with another turbulent and triumphant track! The triple threat that is Bram Epstein, Jackson Ward and John Souki have supplied us with another smoldering confluence of Deathcore, Metalcore, Melodic Death Metal and groove orientated fare that will undoubtedly cause the hair on the back of your neck … Read more

MIND ASSAULT – CULT OF CONFLICT

“Cult Of Conflict” by South African Melodic Death Metal titans Mind Assault is a pristine, propulsive and immaculately executed slab of Thrash infused Melodic Death Metal that is fraught with precision and stellar craftsmanship that cannot be ignored! This slab of smoldering sonic expression harkens back to the sounds purveyed by Gothenburg greats such as … Read more

THE IRIDIUM EXPERIMENT – “HERO.VILLAIN.VICTIM”

The debut EP courtesy of Johannesburg based sonic collective The Iridium Experiment entitled “Hero.Victim.Villian”is a head on collision between Melodic, Thrash infused Metal and Post Hardcore that sparkles with soaring vocals, impassioned roars, chugging riffs and rhythmic battery. If the type of Metal plied by Atreyu, Darkest Hour, Killswitch Engage and their ilk are your … Read more

KORPSE – INSUFFERABLE VIOLENCE

It’s finally here boys and ghouls, the monstrous new album by Netherlands based wrecking crew Korpse entitled “Insufferable Violence”. Bare witness to a bludgeoning confluence of chunky rhythms and chugging riffs that are the audio equivalent to a battering ram! “Insufferable Violence” is bestial and relentless; a merciless Brutal Slam onslaught that doesn’t let up … Read more

16 – DREAMSQUASHER

I have been enamored by the sumptuous, scintillating and scorching Sludge Metal that 16 ply for some time. With each subsequent album I hear by these barons of bludgeon I am further ensnared within their gargantuan grip. Released last year, the monumental “Dreamsquasher” is an album that is equal parts mammoth heft and melodious smolder, … Read more

TREEHOUSE BURNING – “SUFFOCATE”

Hot damn I have been rendered punchdrunk by what I have just heard for I have been battered into submission in the most blissful manner! This volcanic conflagration of violent, insanely dynamic and groundbreaking music must be witnessed by all and posthaste! “Suffocate” is two and a half minutes of sonic turbulence that is like … Read more

VULVOCRANIA – “SOCIETAL LOBOTOMISATION”

If you’re a Slamming Deathcore fiend such as myself then the prospect of a split EP between South African heavyweights Vulvodynia and UK wrecking crew Acrania is one to celebrate. I have been waiting with bated breath to wrap my fevered eardrums around this release since I had been made aware of its impending arrival … Read more