TRUTH DECAYED – FADED VISIONS I

On their latest release ‘Fades Visions 1’ Durban based berserkers Truth Decayed unleash a exercise in classic, unbridled Thrash Metal that panders to no trends and is in no way unsullied by genre-hopping pretence. Consisting of Ryno Theron on Guitar and Vocals, Warren Jones on Rhythm Guitar, Johan Maree on Bass and Vocals and Daniel … Read more

Middle Grounds – “There Is Never Peace”

Hailing from the scorched urban sprawl of South Africa, Middle Grounds specialize in a smoldering confluence of Hardcore that melds the type of vintage vitriol plied by Bury Your Dead, Throwdown, Turmoil and Buried Alive with the modern bone shattering belligerence of bands such as Knocked Loose, Emmure, Dead Crown and Dealey Plaza. Their debut … Read more

BRUNDARKH – TOWER OF BLOOD

With a title such as ‘Tower Of Blood’ one begins to salivate in expectation of a slab of sonic smolder that is savage and scintillating in the classic sense. Inspired by the fiendish exploits of Elizabeth Bathory, this high energy track certainly sheaths the legend of the sadistic countess in a gleaming sheen. Well ladies … Read more

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

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

CHAOS DOCTRINE – ‘AND IN THE BEGINNING…THEY LIED’

The latest album by Johannesburg based wrecking crew Chaos Doctrine entitled ‘And In The Beginning… They Lied’ is a devastating piece of aural damage that deserves your attention. I have been salivating like a lovelorn ape at the prospect of wrapping my ears around this slab of scorch and finally have been given the opportunity … Read more

GHAST – DAWN

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 IRIDIUM EXPERIMENT – ‘OKESUTORA’

Folks, prepare to be floored and awed in equal measure for the Instrumental version of the EP ‘Hero.Victim.Villian’by The Iridium Experiment is a scintillating exercise in musicianship and instrumentation that will leave you reeling in a state of blissful reverie. With a revamped production that is robust and sparkles with sumptuous clarity, the anthemic melodies … Read more

MIND ASSAULT – CULT OF CONFLICT

“Cult Of Conflict” by South African Melodic Death Metal titans Mind Assault is a pristine, propulsive and immaculately executed slab of Thrash infused Melodic Death Metal that is fraught with precision and stellar craftsmanship that cannot be ignored! This slab of smoldering sonic expression harkens back to the sounds purveyed by Gothenburg greats such as … Read more

THE IRIDIUM EXPERIMENT – “HERO.VILLAIN.VICTIM”

The debut EP courtesy of Johannesburg based sonic collective The Iridium Experiment entitled “Hero.Victim.Villian”is a head on collision between Melodic, Thrash infused Metal and Post Hardcore that sparkles with soaring vocals, impassioned roars, chugging riffs and rhythmic battery. If the type of Metal plied by Atreyu, Darkest Hour, Killswitch Engage and their ilk are your … Read more