Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Adversary - Remains Of An Art Forgotten (1991)

Genre: Death Metal
Country: Sweden

Having a shitty day so here's some awesome Swedish death metal to offset the suckage.


Sunday, April 24, 2011

Miasmal - Miasmal (2011)

Genre: Death Metal
Country: Sweden

For whatever reason I'm really impressed with this release. Their last EP in 2010 was good but it really wasn't anything particularly outstanding but I find myself thinking that this LP will get even better as time goes on.


Monday, April 18, 2011

Iskra - Iskra (2004)

Genre: Crust/Black Metal
Country: Canada

A really violent album from these Canadians, spanning 13 tracks of non-stop aggression that fuses crust punk and black metal very nicely. Even though you have to read the lyrics to decipher what's being said, I respect and appreciate their message, which adds a lot to the aura of this record.


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Branikald - Kveldulv (1996)

Genre: Black Metal
Country: Russia

Been posting a lot of death metal lately so here's some black metal from Blazebirth Hall.


Sunday, April 10, 2011

Undergang - Indhentet af Døden (2010)

Genre: Death Metal
Country: Denmark

This debut LP from the Danish band Undergang was certainly a 2010 overlook that should have had people flocking to it. The crunchy guitar tone and rolling pace is incredibly appealing and the production surrounding it is thick and heavy, giving the album a real weight to it. It's simplistic and doesn't do anything groundbreaking, but what it does do it does well. Great stuff.


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Electrocution/Hypocrite - Split (1994)

Genre: Death Metal/Melodic Death Metal
Country: Italy/Sweden

Hypocrite are one of the more unknown and under-appreciated melodic death metal bands to come out of Sweden. Perhaps their siding more with the OSDM side of the spectrum rather than the less-orthodox harmonies and accessibility of the Gothenburg scene and its ilk lead to their lack of recognition, but to be honest I'm fine with that. Alongside one of Sweden's best-kept secrets is Italy's Electrocution, well-known in the death metal circles for their 1993 album Inside The Unreal, which was received very well by fans and is one of the genre's more esteemed releases. This 1994 split shows the two bands doing what they do best, with Electrocution's side a mirror of their Seamed With Scars EP.


Friday, April 1, 2011

Adramelech - Psychostasia (1996)

Genre: Death Metal
Country: Finland

Psychostatia is one of my personal favorite albums to come out of the Finnish death metal scene, one which is arguably the best in the world. So, with such fierce competition alongside them, Adramelech needed to craft a gem to stand in the upper echelon of already elite crowd. On Psychostasia, they do just that, using muffled vocals and a constantly shifting repertoire of fast and mid-paced riffing that is savage and intense, creating an album that is truly special. It's just a shame that their subsequent releases didn't continue this trend.