ALBUM REVIEW: Cutterred Flesh – Love At First Bite


If Death Metal on the extreme end of the heaviness meter is your thing, then Cutterred Flesh’s Love At First Bite (Transcending Obscurity Records) is worth a listen. Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Khanate – Clean Hands Go Foul – Capture and Release


Having reemerged from its dank void of horror to release To Be Cruel in 2023, deconstructed-avant-doom entity Khanate continues to be pulled piece-by-piece from the mud, as the band’s third and fourth records — 2005’s Capture & Release and 2009’s Clean Hands Go Foul (Sacred Bones Records) — get shined and buffed for physical reissues. Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Sentiment Dissolve – The Orwellian Dream


For quite some time now, Toronto has been the undisputed hotbed of Technical Death Metal, and what’s more, the sounds emanating from up in Ontario only seem to get better and better.Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Göden – Vale Of The Fallen


Violins will and should always belong in various subgenres of Metal, and when done right, the addition of a classical string instrument can transport listeners to vast transcendent landscapes – see Dawn Ray’d (RIP).Going even further and introducing new or grossly underutilized techniques can (and often does) represent a beacon of freshness for both the musicians and fans alike.Continue reading


Dustin and David of Filth Discuss Their “Southern Hostility” Album, and The Church of Kenny Powers


Ghost Cult Keefy caught up with guitarist David Gantt and vocalist Dustin Mitchell, of North Carolina’s Brutal Hardcore/Deathcore/Rap Metal band Filth! We discussed their new album Southern Hostility! The guys chatted about their new album, how the band formed as a side project from another band, filming their new music video for the track “Martyr” at Ground Zero Club in Spartanburg South Carolina, opening for bands like Hatebreed, Terror, Lorna Shore, The Acacia Strain, Slaughter to Prevail, Brand of Sacrifice, Kingdom of Giants, and Chelsea Grin, why Kenny Powers is a great ambassador for the south, Sheetz versus Buc-ee’s, and more!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Pallbearer – Mind Burns Alive


Five albums into their career, the fact Pallbearer was once a Doom Metal band has faded into the haze of the atmosphere that dominates Mind Burns Alive (Nuclear Blast Records). Of all the metal sub-genres, fans of doom metal are the most forgiving when it comes to a band outgrowing the confines of the genre. Perhaps this is just Brett Campbell’s beautiful singing voice distracting you from the lyrics, which are as equally as bleak as those on the previous album. There might be a marginally more optimistic tone to “Where the Light Fades.” These depressive expressions are a thread of continuity tethering this bands’ entire body of work. Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Botanist – Paleobotany


Green Metal like Black Metal … hammered dulcimers instead of guitars … gruff, growling vocals as well as clean singing, plus choral voices and symphonic passages. Yes, Botanist are “plant based”. Yes, Paleobotany (Prophecy Productions) is heavy and proggy. And yes, it’s very different, in a good way. Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: SYK – eartHFlesh


At now around a decade since their inception, Italy’s SYK have been garnering a, perhaps understated, but certainly formidable reputation with a penchant for complex and dissonant Death Metal. Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Sunnata – Chasing Shadows


Poland‘s Sunnata emerges from the cloud of smoke that shrouded the band on their last album to jam out their brand of grunge-out psychedelia. Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Deliria – Phantasm


Boy is it exhilarating when a group of meticulous and notable artists get together to show the world how music is done the right way!Continue reading