THE BREATHING PROCESS – LABYRINTHIAN

Blackened Symphonic Deathcore stalwarts The Breathing Process bring the fire like no other in their subgenre in the form of their latest album ‘Labyrinthian’. Featuring in their ranks Guitarists Jordan Milner and Sara Loerlein, Drummer Bryan Dever, Keyboardist Alexander Bryce, Bassist Dan Patton as well as Vocalist Chris Rabideau, this sextet specialize in a sonic … 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

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

SILENCED MINSTREL – “VOLUME 5”

I like myself some Bestial Black Metal. Bands like Goat Penis, Blasphemy, Archgoat, Revenge and Beherit all occupy a special place in my darkened heart. With that being said I have to state that I didnt quite find “Volume 5” by Silenced Minstrel to be quite my cup of torrid tea. The instrumentation and programming … Read more

HELL RIDERS – “FIRST RACE”

Listening to “First Race” by Hell Riders immediately brings to mind the leather clad, fist pumping pummel of Judas Priest. I refer specifically to the sounds found on both the legendary “Painkiller” and “British Steel” albums. Yessiree! if you fiend for the type of turbo charged char that Iron Maiden, Saxon and the aforementioned Judas … Read more

UNTIL THE SKY DIES – “FORGOTTEN PACT”

Well if you’re in the mood for some brooding Doom/Death Metal with a sprinkling of interesting synth overtones then look no further for the duo known as Until The Sky Dies have you covered in the form of their album “Forgotten Pact” Herein you will be treated to a eight track excercise in ominous atmospherics … Read more

EMPYREAN FIRE – “DELIVERANCE”

Admittedly symphonic Black Metal is not a sub genre I frequent often. I generally find its pomp and grandiosity somewhat difficult to stomach. Although I can wholly appreciate the acumen, effort and energy that goes into it and applaud all musicians which pursue their vision within these paradigms with such unmitigated passion it is far … Read more

ULCERATE – “STARE INTO DEATH AND BE STILL”

The most recent album by the indomitable, inimitable and sonically awe inspiring ULCERATE “Stare Into Death And Be Still” is a convulsive, corrosive, concussive and crushing slab of dark, dissonant and devastating Death Metal that is sheathed in atmospherics of the most ominous and melancholic kind. This album is an otherworldly, transcendent and turbulent experience … Read more