THE IRIDIUM EXPERIMENT – BURIED NO MORE

Ladies and gentleman, boys and ghouls, The Iridium Experiment are back with five festively ferocious tracks of blissfully blistering rocking bluster in the form of their brand spanking new EP, the scorching ‘Buried No More’. Surmounting perhaps everything that preceded it both in terms of evocative song-craft and in terms of production, one that crackles … Read more

CHOKEHOLD POLICY – CONTRA REO

Hailing from Germany Chokehold Policy unleash a crushing confluence of Hardcore and Metal that is infused with righteous rage which rallies against social injustice, warfare and political powerplay with searing vitriol. Featuring Karl Janus on vocals and Immanuel Rahman, the primary songwriter, who is responsible for drum programming, guitars and bass, this duo release a … Read more

COSMIC DYSCRASIA – SUBTERRANEAN TERROR

Courtesy of Chris Paterson, he of Boiling Point and Monolith fame, comes the bone crushing, viciously undulating, OSDM inspired slaughter of Cosmic Dyscrasia. If ‘Subterranean Terror’, a track built upon a bedrock of riff bending bludgeon and cavernous corrosion, is anything to go by then this one man wrecking ball of aural malevolence and punishing … Read more

BECOME THE WATCHER – “TRAUMA”

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

LABORED BREATH – ‘DYSPNEA’

Released courtesy of the magnificent Sentient Ruin Laboratories, ‘Dyspnea’ by Labored Breath is a chaotic maelstrom of raw frenzied Black Metal that convulses like a contortionist on ketamine.This thirty six minute descent into aural devastation is akin to being enveloped in a cesspool of barbed wire and blood spattered limbs. Beginning with the mangled auricular … Read more

CYTOPARASITIC – ‘IN THE DOMAIN OF MISERY’

One of the most smoldering pieces of Slam I had the pleasure of listening to last year was courtesy of fledgling Russian sonic collective Cytoparasitic in the form of their bludgeoning album ‘In The Domain Of Misery’. Released by the mighty Ungodly Ruins Productions, this punishing foray into chugging rhythms and churning riffs will set … 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

GLOBAL PLAGUE – NARCISSUS

Well ladies and gentleman, Global Plague are back with another turbulent and triumphant track! The triple threat that is Bram Epstein, Jackson Ward and John Souki have supplied us with another smoldering confluence of Deathcore, Metalcore, Melodic Death Metal and groove orientated fare that will undoubtedly cause the hair on the back of your neck … 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

MARENE – “Something’s Out There”

What immediately comes to mind when listening to “Something’s Out There” by Marene is the sparkling, synth-pop infused Rock I have been prone to experiencing in many a Horror Flick from the 80’s. I dare state that this probably is the intent and acts as crucial inspiration behind this saccharine slab of escapist Rock. From … Read more