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

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

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

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

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