SUNKEN STATE – ‘SOLACE IN SOLITUDE’

Hailing from the concrete sprawl of Johannesburg, South Africa, Sunken State ply a scorching confluence of Thrash, Groove and Melodic Death Metal that swaggers with vitriolic vibrancy and violent vigor. Having come into being in 2018 and consisting of Guitarist Mathew Swanepoel, Bassist Dwayne Klingbiel, Drummer Pete Pistorious and Vocalist Dwayne Hees, this quartet released … Read more

LABORED BREATH – ‘DYSPNEA’

Released courtesy of the magnificent Sentient Ruin Laboratories, ‘Dyspnea’ by Labored Breath is a chaotic maelstrom of raw frenzied Black Metal that convulses like a contortionist on ketamine.This thirty six minute descent into aural devastation is akin to being enveloped in a cesspool of barbed wire and blood spattered limbs. Beginning with the mangled auricular … Read more

KENNETH HUGH – ‘FAR OUT PLACES’

Prepare to embark on a journey of epic proportions. Your conductor for this ride into the fantastical is multi-instrumentalist and creative fountainhead, the inimitable, Kenneth Hugh. Ladies and gentleman, this maven of magnificent musicianship will transport you to ravishing realms that exist beyond the mundane reality you call home. Strap in and enjoy the ride … Read more

HUMANITY’S LAST BREATH – ‘VALDE’

The latest album by Humanity’s Last Breath, “Valde”, is a sonic behemoth of note that further cements the fact that this Swedish collective create some of the most mercilessly mammoth and malevolent music currently out there. “Valde” is a vitriolic exercise in devastating, Industrial infused, Downtempo Deathcore that is destructive of light, akin to a … Read more

THE IRIDIUM EXPERIMENT – ‘OKESUTORA’

Folks, prepare to be floored and awed in equal measure for the Instrumental version of the EP ‘Hero.Victim.Villian’by The Iridium Experiment is a scintillating exercise in musicianship and instrumentation that will leave you reeling in a state of blissful reverie. With a revamped production that is robust and sparkles with sumptuous clarity, the anthemic melodies … Read more

GRAVESEND – METHODS OF HUMAN DISPOSAL

Hold on to your sanity because once you take the plunge into the depauched, depraved and deliciously disgusting filth-encrusted Grindcore plied by Gravesend you may just descend into a state of blissful psychosis. Perhaps that is the point for I loved every homicidal minute of ‘Methods Of Human Disposal’ released by the indomitable 20BuckSpin collective. … Read more

SUFFERING HOUR – THE CYCLIC RECKONING

Prepare to be engulfed in a punishing, pitch black and pummeling sonic morass of utterly malevolent Blackened Death Metal that is raw, ravaging and atmospheric in equal measure. Welcome to the twisted and tumultuous world inhabited by Suffering Hour. On their fourth release and second full length, the monolithic, ‘The Cyclic Reckoning’, this Minnesota based … Read more

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