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

NOCTAMBULIST – THE BARREN FORM

In an existence that sways to the rhythms of omnipotent entropy, desolation and decay only music of the most merciless and malevolent kind will suffice. Enter the mighty Noctambulist whom embody the nullifying undertow that underlies all things through their maelstrom of devastating and bleak Blackened Death Metal. On their latest album ‘The Barren Form’ … 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

CHOKEHOLD POLICY – CONTRA REO

Hailing from Germany Chokehold Policy unleash a crushing confluence of Hardcore and Metal that is infused with righteous rage which rallies against social injustice, warfare and political powerplay with searing vitriol. Featuring Karl Janus on vocals and Immanuel Rahman, the primary songwriter, who is responsible for drum programming, guitars and bass, this duo release a … Read more

INHUMAN ARCHITECTS – PARADOXUS

In the form of their debut album ‘Paradoxus’ Portuguese Deathcore denizens Inhuman Architects have unleashed a monstrous and menacing slab of smolder that portrays a band at the height of their powers. In fact the streamlined ferocity that this fledgling quartet unleash is that which certainly exceeds what one would expect from a sonic coven … Read more

CHAOS DOCTRINE – ‘AND IN THE BEGINNING…THEY LIED’

The latest album by Johannesburg based wrecking crew Chaos Doctrine entitled ‘And In The Beginning… They Lied’ is a devastating piece of aural damage that deserves your attention. I have been salivating like a lovelorn ape at the prospect of wrapping my ears around this slab of scorch and finally have been given the opportunity … Read more

V/A – DISSOLUTION OF THE WICKED

Let ferocity reign for Vile Tape Records have allowed us fiends to delight in a devastating fourway split featuring some of the most monstrous Slam and Brutal Death Metal covens operating currently! Consisting of Putrid Womb, Disfigurment Of Flesh, Decomposition Of Entrails and Fatuous Rump ‘Dissolution Of The Wicked’ is a whirlwind of chunky riffs, … Read more

PORTAL – AVOW

Witnessing PORTAL’S progression over the arc of their career has been akin to baring witness to an amorphous mass slithering forward through the eldtrich depths of RL’YEH, its every undulation and manoevre glistening with unholy intent and loathing. From their earliest releases onward PORTAL have perfected their patented brand of punishing and otherworldly Death Metal; … Read more

GHAST – DAWN

Ladies and gentleman prepare to be pummeled into submission for Port Elizabeth based purveyors of punishing Deathcore infused Metalcore Ghast have just released their debut album entitled ‘Dawn’ and it is explosive! This blistering foray into sonic carnage is ferocious and fraught with voracity. Beginning with the eerie tones and ominous atmospherics of “Abaddon Birth” … Read more

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