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

APES – LULLABIES FOR ETERNAL SLEEP

If you have not yet heard the skull crushing, blackened, Sludge infused Grindcore of Apes then do yourself a favor and do so posthaste for the absolutely punishing confluence of sonic weaponry these dudes unleash is deadly. Admittedly my knowledge regarding this enigmatic sonic collective is practically non-existent. All I know is that the legendary … 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

BRUNDARKH – TOWER OF BLOOD

With a title such as ‘Tower Of Blood’ one begins to salivate in expectation of a slab of sonic smolder that is savage and scintillating in the classic sense. Inspired by the fiendish exploits of Elizabeth Bathory, this high energy track certainly sheaths the legend of the sadistic countess in a gleaming sheen. Well ladies … Read more

TIAN NIENABER – HURTING LOVE

If you are in the mood for lilting, evocative music then singer songwriter Tian Nienaber has you covered in the form of his latest track, the melancholic and gritty ‘Hurting Love”. Having been involved in the music industry in one form or another since a young age, Tian is a veteran of his craft and … Read more

COSMIC DYSCRASIA – SUBTERRANEAN TERROR

Courtesy of Chris Paterson, he of Boiling Point and Monolith fame, comes the bone crushing, viciously undulating, OSDM inspired slaughter of Cosmic Dyscrasia. If ‘Subterranean Terror’, a track built upon a bedrock of riff bending bludgeon and cavernous corrosion, is anything to go by then this one man wrecking ball of aural malevolence and punishing … Read more

BECOME THE WATCHER – “TRAUMA”

Prepare to be trampled under hoof for Durban based berzerkers Become The Watcher are due to lay siege to your synaptic chasms in the most crushing fashion with the title track from their upcoming album ‘Trauma’. Due to be premiered this very night on Burgstudio figurehead France The Planet’s ‘Monday Night Metal Madness’, ‘Trauma’ is … 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