CHAOS DOCTRINE – BELLUM

On their latest album ‘Bellum’ South African sonic cabal Chaos Doctrine invoke a firey inferno of enigmatic, blazing Thrash infused Industrial Metal that is as catchy as an airborne contagion and as crushing as a steamroller. Opening track ‘Lifting The Veil’ is a chrome plated battleship that forges ahead with bruising rhythms, skin-shredding leads, percussive, … Read more

REBAELLIUN – UNDER THE SIGN OF REBELLION

Brazilian bruisers Rebaelliun unleash a deadly froth of violent Death Metal that shares traits with Krisiun, Deicide, Morbid Angel and Blood Red Throne. These stalwarts have been plying their punishing wares since 1998 and their latest album ‘Under The Sign Of Rebellion’ is testament to their veteran status, displaying a band at the height of … Read more

FOSSILIZATION – LEPROUS DAYLIGHT

Fossilization conjure forth a murky morass of suffocating Death Metal that draws upon the dark smoulder of vintage Immolation and Incantation as much as it does the modern malevolence of Portal, Abyssal, Fetid and Ulcerate. Hailing from Brazil and featuring members from Death-Doom-Sludge barons Jupiterian , the duo that are Fossilization will send you spiraling … 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

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

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