ALBUM REVIEW: Ulcerate – Cutting the Throat of God


On Cutting the Throat of God (Debemur Morti Productions) Auckland, New Zealand’s Death Metal three-piece Ulcerate continue to refine their musical representation of an exploding volcano raining down molten rock and laying waste to all below.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Engulfed – Unearthly Litanies of Despair


Death metal has always been a very hit-or-miss subgenre for me but most of it I do appreciate it. In good news, I have been listening to the new Engulfed album, Unearthly Litanies of Despair (Me Saco Un Ojo/Dark Descent Records), and it is certainly a hit and not a miss. Just shy of forty minutes, the four-piece from Turkey slams and shreds their way through your cranium. Just the right mixture of grimy OSDM and technical fretwork gives this album some replayability.Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Hideous Divinity – Unextinct


When it comes to Italian Brutal Technical Death Metal heavyweights Hideous Divinity, you tend to know what you’re getting yourself into prior to sitting down to give a listen or two.

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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE: Spiritual Deception Shares Their New Music Video for “Beyond Perception and Matter”


Italian Death Metal band Spiritual Deception has teamed up with Ghost Cult to share their new music video for the track “Beyond Perception and Matter!” The band will release their first-ever full-length release, Semitae Mentis. The album features guest contributions by Karl Sanders (Nile) and Luc Lemay (Gorguts). Semitae Mentis will be out on February 9, 2024, via Amputated Vein Records will release the album on physical formats, with Earache Records handling digital distribution. Watch the video here!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Suffocation – Hymns From The Apocrypha


 

Brutal Technical Death Metal begins and ends with Suffocation.

Full stop.

The titans of industry have had a stranglehold on the masses for decades now. Hymns From The Apocrypha (Nuclear Blast Records) is simply a six-years-in-the-waiting culmination of a desire to continue to reign supreme. Even with the half-decade wait between records, any amount of time between Suffocation releases feels like an eternity.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Stormland – The Human Cost



Stormland
is a one-man Death Metal project that bills itself as “Gundam Metal.” I’m not as hip to Gundam as I am to Transformers, but I love the approach. What’s more metal than giant fucking fighting robots?

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ALBUM REVIEW: Aeon – God Ends Here


While it seems strange to refer to a sound that has been around for over two decades as “modern”, it feels completely accurate to describe the sonic barrage of Aeon as Modern Death Metal. Renowned for keeping the intensity levels up – backed by a production to level small towns with its ripped, lean torso – for their fifth release Swedish violence-dealers have shown no relenting despite lockdown, No extra inches have been added to their waist-bands, and no sign of flabbiness added to their carb-free sensory assault.

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