NEKUS – SEPULCHRAL DIVINATION

Nekus conjure forth apocalyptic, delirium inducing waves of crushing blackened Death-Doom that are as meditative as they are murderous. ‘Sepulchral Divination’ their latest album, released by the mighty Sentient Ruin Laboratories, a label that are at the forefront of extreme music, is a towering monolith mired in swirling riffs, densely textured atmospherics, bludgeoning percussion and … Read more

MAZE OF SOTHOTH – EXTIRPATED LIGHT

On their most recent album ‘Extirpated Light’ Maze Of Sothoth unleash a maelstrom of tumultuous Technical Death Metal that is as merciless as it is musically awe inspiring. This thirty six minute exercise in frenetic, ferocious and frantic Tech-Death fury drinks from the same smouldering sonic cesspool frequented by Unmerciful, Dim Mak, Marasmus, Perdition Temple, … Read more

7 H. TARGET – YANTRA CREATING

On ‘Yantra Creating’ 7 H. TARGET unleash a tidal wave of turbulent Death Metal that is threaded together with a tapestry of Tech oriented brutality and experimental, middle eastern motifs. This, their debut for the legendary Willowtip Records is a devastating statement of destructive intent that draws upon Hindu cosmology in subject matter and in … Read more

OCEANS OF ANGELS – THE GIFT

Oceans Of Angels, an entity helmed by musical mastermind Sheldon Horvatic, create music of the most lilting, delicate, nuanced and evocative sort.   Consisting of six sparkling tracks that run the gamut from introspective reverie, heartbreak and self ownership to empathic reflection, ‘The Gift’, their latest EP sparkles with incandescent splendor and heartfelt compassion. The … Read more

SKARTHIA – LEGACY

Released last year ‘Legacy’ by Skarthia is a streamlined slab of exquisitely constructed, groove infused Melodic Death Metal that brings to mind the type of mellifiluous fare plied by In Flames and Dark Tranquility melded with the chugging grooves of Machine Head and the Modern Thrash exploits of Lamb Of God. Hailing from the UK … Read more

CABAL – MAGNO INTERITUS

One of the grisliest slabs of Blackened Deathcore I came across last year was the gritty album ‘Magno Interitus’ by Cabal. These Danes create Blackened Deathcore of the nastiet sort. Rather then symphonic flourishes and orchestral arrangements, aka Lorna Shore, The Breathing Process or Worm Shepherd, Cabal concentrate their Blackened ideology upon frost bitten riffs … Read more

ECHO SEVEN – X RAY IN USE

Hailing from New Brunswick, Canada Echo Seven concoct a heady  cocktail of bone crunching Grunge, melodious Alternative Rock and Metalcore adjacent motifs that is percussive, pummeling and as infectious as an airborne contagion. Their latest EP ‘X Ray In Use’ is a seven track exercize in sparkling and catchy songcraft that brings to mind Post … Read more

DIVERTED DISORDER – TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES

Hailing from the Vaal Triangle and featuring Hardman on vocals Prawn on Rhythm Guitar and supporting vocals, Mike Ramos on Bass and supporting vocals alongside Chris on Drums and lead vocals Diverted Disorder concoct a heady brew which merges Metalcore, Deathcore, Blues and Alternative Rock on ‘Technical Difficulties’ . When their efforts to combine such … Read more

KANINE – KARNAGE

On ‘Karnage’ French wrecking crew Kanine unleash a ferocious concoction of Slamming Deathcore that is as crushing as it is catchy. Consisting of nine neck snapping slabs of exquisitely constructed smolder this twenty nine minute foray into syncopated rhythmic battery, staccato riffs, blistering double kick bludgeon and bone shattering breakdowns is made to make your … Read more

DEATHFUCKINGCUNT – DECADENT PERVERSITY

Happiness is the turbulent, Technical-Brutal Death Metal devastation that is ‘Decadent Perversity’ by enigmatic Aussie based berserkers Deathfuckingcunt. These brutes unleash a maelstrom of murderous Brutal-Tech Death tumult that comes across as a crushing confluence of Origin, Brain Drill, Flesh Consumed and Mortal Decay. Yes indeed this is the type of skin shredding scorch that … Read more