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

DOOMTRIGGER – CIRCLES PART ONE

The upcoming EP courtesy of Doomtrigger, ‘Circles Part One’ is a devastating display of fierce Metalcore that is merciless in its intent to set your synapses ablaze in a conflagration of crushing rhythms, cumbersome riffs, furious vocals and bug-eyed drum battery. Prepare to be pummeled as opening track ‘Limbo’ lays siege to your being with … Read more

SUNKEN STATE – I AM DIVINITY

Sunken State continue to forge ahead with tenacity and vigour, their latest single ‘I Am Divinity’ being testament to this band’s stellar work ethic and musicianship. Although I may not resonate with this track on a holistic level, I am still able to recognize and applaud its execution. On ‘I Am Divinity’ Sunken State unleash … Read more

DOOMTRIGGER – LIMBO

Punishing and propulsive, the latest track by DOOMTRIGGER entitled ‘Limbo’ is a merciless slab of prime Metalcore that relentlessly pummels all into submission with its deadly confluence of crushing riffs, corrosive vocals and ferocious rhythms. ‘Limbo’ is the first single from this Stellenbosch based sonic collectives upcoming EP ‘Circles: Part One’, an EP in a … Read more

HEAVY // HITTER – WALL OF WAX

Hailing from Orlando, Florida  Heavy // Hitter concoct a heady brew of bludgeoning Deathcore bluster that simmers with rage and bristles with red hot anger. Be wary when approaching their latest track ‘Wall Of Wax’ for you may just emerge from its all encompassing embrace with third degree burns, well figuratively anyway for the searing … Read more

PEASANT – PENDULUM SOUL

Crushing, corrosive and combustible; these are the words that come to mind when describing the devastating Metallic Hardcore plied by Cape Town based cabal Peasant. Their latest single, the combative ‘Pendulum Soul’ is testament to the above descriptor. Traversing similar sonic waters to All Out War, Sworn Enemy and Integrity, Peasant lay siege to one’s … Read more

END REIGN – THE WAY OF ALL FLESH IS DECAY

On their debut for the indomitable Relapse Records entitled ‘The Way Of All Flesh Is Decay’, End Reign concoct a heady brew of frost-bitten Metallic Hardcore that is equal parts Tombs infused Black Metal bludgeon, Integrity induced Hardcore delirium, dual guitar oriented histrionics and Ringworm oriented Thrash Metal. With Domenic Romeo of Integrity fame at … 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

PEASANT – CAPE DEATH

Hailing from Cape Town, Peasant unleash punishing Metallic Hardcore that bristles with ferocity and fiery conviction. I am utterly smitten by their raw, crushing and angst infused sonic battery. Featuring Adri Jordaan on Vocals, Pieter Jordaan & Immanuel Bester on Guitars, Keagan V Rooyen on Bass and Graham Pitout on Drums, this furious quintet are … Read more