Hailing from Stellenbosch in Cape Town, Doomtrigger concoct a tightly wound confluence of Metalcore, Modern Thrash and Deathcore that is sheathed in orchestration and peppered with liberal doses of Blackened fury. “Scorched Earth” is a polished exercise in efficiently executed contemporary Metal that delves into the same sonic morass frequented by To The Grave, Nicolas … Read more


The latest track courtesy of Sunken State ‘Abyss’ intrigues as much as it entertains. Fraught with stellar musicianship, technical aptitude and a sonic narrative that convulses like a anaconda with indigestion, this song melds a myriad of Metal sub-genres into a holistic piece of music that, although unique can alas sound labored at times. Do … Read more


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


Hailing from the Vaal Triangle and featuring Hardman on vocals Prawn on Rhythm Guitar and supporting vocals, Mike Ramos on Bass and supporting vocals alongside Chris on Drums and lead vocals Diverted Disorder concoct a heady brew which merges Metalcore, Deathcore, Blues and Alternative Rock on ‘Technical Difficulties’ . When their efforts to combine such … Read more


On ‘Karnage’ French wrecking crew Kanine unleash a ferocious concoction of Slamming Deathcore that is as crushing as it is catchy. Consisting of nine neck snapping slabs of exquisitely constructed smolder this twenty nine minute foray into syncopated rhythmic battery, staccato riffs, blistering double kick bludgeon and bone shattering breakdowns is made to make your … Read more


Imagine if you will the bone crunching bounce of Emmure combined with the propulsive Post Hardcore theatrics of Every Time I Die and the Technical Deathcore of A Night In Texas and you will have an idea as to the type of turbulent and monstrous Metalcore Port Elizabeth based collective Ghast unleash with such vigor. … Read more


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


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


Ladies and gentleman prepare to be pummeled into submission for Port Elizabeth based purveyors of punishing Deathcore infused Metalcore Ghast have just released their debut album entitled ‘Dawn’ and it is explosive! This blistering foray into sonic carnage is ferocious and fraught with voracity. Beginning with the eerie tones and ominous atmospherics of “Abaddon Birth” … Read more


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