EP REVIEW: Overthrow – Ascension of the Entombed


Evolution is inevitable. It happens in humanity, nature and even art. Since their start back in 2011, British extreme metallers, Overthrow have grown and evolved their style with each release. Starting out playing dirty thrash and adding in plenty of grimey black metal, Overthrow has upped their attack with more of a tried and true death metal attack.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Church Of The Dead – Beyond Death


Church of the Dead are ready to release more crushing old-school Death Metal with their second album Beyond Death (Redefining Darkness). The band does a terrific job of infusing several different styles into their classic death metal assault, black metal, some light synths, and even some punk rock are all thrown into the mix. The results leave a riff-heavy album that relies more on sheer power and brutality than any over-the-top theatrics.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Seven Doors – Feast of the Repulsive Dead


The blending of metal and horror is perhaps one of the greatest combinations in the universe. There is just something so satisfying about heavily distorted guitars and lyrics referencing seventies and eighties horror films that hits the perfect spot. It’s the perfect soundtrack to your favorite monster movie.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Faithxtractor – Contempt For A Failed Dimension


What is in Ohio’s water? The Buckeye state has been home recently to some amazing killer metal bands in recent years. Among them is Faithxtractor who have returned to the scene with their first album release since 2005. Their latest effort, Contempt for a Failed Dimension (Redefining Darkness), may be their most savage and brutal album to date full of hammering riffs, demonic vocals, and thunderous drums. This is some comfort food-level death metal. Nothing groundbreaking, just some heavy-ass sick music to satisfy even the darkest appetite.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Detherous – Unrelenting Malevolence


Detherous is quickly becoming a band to pay attention to. Their 2019 debut, Hacked to Death was a balls-to-the-wall thrasher with a killer Kreator-meets-Death sound that easily put the band on many playlists. The Canadian band’s follow-up solidifies the group’s thrash meets death metal style with more unrelenting riffs, bombastic drums, and savage vocals that invoke the great Chuck Schuldiner.

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REVIEWS ROUND-UP: Through The Cracks Of Death: Altars – Hissing – Dead Void – Maul – Ferum – Castrator

Richard Benton watches with horror as the wounds knit, the flesh reforms, and the thing pulls itself with a sickening tear from its premature tomb.

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REVIEWS ROUND-UP: Through The Cracks Of Death; Disfuneral – Dischordia – Intolerance – Viande (April Part II)

Deceived by whispers of comfort from the dread pages, Richard Benton tarried too long among the blasphemous text of the Book Of Dead Names – and four eldritch nightmares followed him back.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Sentient Horror – Rites Of Gore

This is an adrenaline junkie’s wet dream.

The New Jersey-based necromancing death metallers Sentient Horror break bones and summon the dead on their grueling new album, Rites Of Gore (Redefining Darkness / Testimony). Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE: Sickbay – “Fueled By Hatred”

Hudson Valley, New York Death Metallers Sickbay have released a new crushing single entitled “Fueled By Hatred” from their upcoming EP Brutal Existence, out on February 18th via Redefining Darkness. Watch the video for “Fueled By Hatred” below:
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