Infanteria – Patriarch

Volcanic and propulsive, Infanteria lay siege to all and sundry with their latest album, the explosive ‘Patriarch’. The title alone speaks of an aversion to the current social climate, a climate steeped in a belligerent form of liberal fascism that stifles self-expression and freedom of speech beneath the guise of justice. The pedigree of this … Read more

DEVOURED ELYSIUM – VOID GRAVE

The latest album by Devoured Elysium is a twenty six minute exercise in turbulent, Slam infused Tech-Death that draws upon the megalithic musicianship of Decrepit Birth, Origin and Archspire as much as it does from the unbridled brutality of Katalepsy and Korpse. Released by Gorehouse Productions, a label that have been bringing the fire as … Read more

PESTILECTOMY – FROM VULNERABLE TO FUNERAL

If you are a Slam aficionado then you have a very good idea as to what to expect when it comes to the punishing pummel Pestilectomy ply on their ferocious full length ‘From Vulnerable To Funeral’. Released by the mighty RealityFade collective, a label devoted to their bands and fraught with a passion for the … 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

THE EMBER, THE ASH – FIXATION

Get ready to be spirited away on a journey of searing proportions for the blackened, symphonic Metalcore scorch of one man sonic wrecking ball The Ember, The Ash is bleak, baleful, bludgeoning and uplifting in equal measure. ‘Fixation’ is this enigmatic individual’s debut album for Prosthetic Records. Opening with “Strychnine” , a insidious, eerie slab … 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

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

INSECT INSIDE – “THE FIRST SHINING OF NEW GENUS”

“From Russia With Love”?, I would rather state that from Russia with loathing would be far more apt concerning “The First Shining Of New Genus”, the debut album by Russian Slam crew Insect Inside. Released courtesy of the mighty Gore House Productions stable, this bone shattering slab of smoldering Brutal Slamming Death Metal is the … Read more

KORPSE – INSUFFERABLE VIOLENCE

It’s finally here boys and ghouls, the monstrous new album by Netherlands based wrecking crew Korpse entitled “Insufferable Violence”. Bare witness to a bludgeoning confluence of chunky rhythms and chugging riffs that are the audio equivalent to a battering ram! “Insufferable Violence” is bestial and relentless; a merciless Brutal Slam onslaught that doesn’t let up … Read more