Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Vuyvr - Eiskalt (2013)

Genre: Black Metal
Country: Switzerland

This fine black metal record is the debut release from the Swiss band Vuyvr, who play a no-frills style of black metal that can be both ferocious and thoughtful at the same time. There are times when the riffs are oozing emotion and run in a way that is most certainly that of atmospheric black metal, but then again there are other times where the intensity knob is turned to the breaking point, giving this record a sense of movement and dimension that is hard to come by in the cut-and-dry confines of black metal. I'll be the first to admit it's nothing new and not necessarily anything truly marvelous, but it's solid as hell and get this: the label has it up for all you to download for FREE. I can't argue with that.


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Karnarium - Otapamo Pralaja (2012)

Genre: Death Metal
Country: Sweden

So I'm an idiot for not listening to this beast of an album sooner, especially considering that their self-titled full length in 2008 kicked ass. What can be said here is that this album might outdo that release and is a tasteful and filthy combination of styles that encapsulates Dead Congregation, Autopsy, Obliteration and a host of other excellent bands into an intricately dark and foreboding package (they shy away from the usual Swedish Entombed/Dismember worship), while also adding a flare of their own. Essentially, this is an album that you would imagine playing in the background while you run from the Balrog that Gandalf slayed in The Fellowship of the Ring while attempting to cross the Bridge of Khazad-Dum. There's your little LOTR tidbit for the day, and get this nastiness now.

Grave Miasma - Odori Sepulcrorum (2013)

Genre: Death Metal
Country: United Kingdom

One of the few metal albums I've actually dug this year.  Brings the crush and the riffs and the vox and production both rule.  It's got this gloomy mournful atmosphere that just kind of reeks Finland so of course I dig it.  And I thought metal was all but over at this point.  Proof the genre still has some tricks up it's sleeve.


Sunday, November 3, 2013

Omega - The Hell Patrol (2013)

Genre: Blackened Thrash/Speed Metal
Country: Greece

The Hell Patrol is a venomous mix of blackened thrash metal and more traditional, strongly punk-influenced speed metal (ala Motorhead) that will make you want to drink a lot of whiskey and drive at 200 mph on a motorcycle into the bowels of the deepest, darkest dungeons of the seventh circle of hell. I'll also add that the solos on this album rip faces. Fans of Darkthrone's newer material, Evil Army and other such artists should pick this one up as soon as possible.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

A Double Shot Of Hate

Genre: Death Metal
Country: United States

In the mood for a hate-mongering riff spectacle? Well look no further folks, because Arghoslent is here. Nobody in the melodic death metal scene (and potentially the death metal scene overall) are capable of being so fluid in their delivery of both intolerance and sweet, sweet riffage. Their LPs are easy to find around the net, but today we're here with their less-posted first four demos The Entity, Bastard Son Of One Thousand Whores, The Imperial Clans, and the excellent Arsenal Of Glory. This will show you Arghoslent's more simplistic (some may say raw) beginnings all the way up to Arsenal Of Glory, which set the stage for their first LP Galloping Through The Battle Ruins.

First Three Demos

Arsenal Of Glory

Monday, October 14, 2013

Prosanctus Inferi - Noctambulous Jaws Within Sempiternal Night (2013)

Genre: Black/Death Metal
Country: USA

Thank you based Paolo for giving us more fucking amazing artwork.  Seriously this guy is the Dan Seagrave of our generation, even though some of his artwork is on shitty band's albums (who cares when you get paid right?).  Yeah this might rule, idk i haven't actually heard it, but Red Streams of Flesh was pretty cool so i hope so.  Hopefully it isn't like all those Dark Descent stinkers lately (NWN did release that fucking awful Zemial album so you never know).  I'm mainly uploading it cause i like the artwork.

thank you base paolo

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Mortal Agony - The Cradle (1994)

Genre: Death Metal
Country: Finland

It's a dirty, unpleasant (in the good way) and grimy Finnish death metal demo from 1994, you know what to do...


Sunday, September 29, 2013

Ataraxie - L'Être et la Nausée (2013)

Genre: Doom/Death Metal
Country: France

Five years after the mediocre Anhédonie, the masters who crafted Slow Transcending Agony revitalize themselves with an 80-minute romp of doom laced with a hint of death metal. I was unaware of this album's recent release, so it is a very pleasant surprise to add some excellent - superb, even - doom metal to this year's catalogue.


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Torture Chain - Mutilating Astral Entities (2013)

Genre: Black Metal
Country: USA

Holy shit, there's a new Torture Chain and i didn't even fucking know.  Now i feel like an asshole.  Not that that's any different from usual i guess, but yeah this shit probably rules get it now.

i hope theres a negative approach cover again

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Symptom - Opulent Atrocity (2013)

Genre: Death/Doom Metal
Country: United States

Fucking awesome, crushing death/doom from Portland, Oregon's thriving underground metal scene. Take one look at the album cover, it pretty much describes what this band will sound like. Devastating, vile riffage with a monstrous lower end and cavernous, Incantation/Incrust-esque vocals (with occasional haunting keyboard work crooning overtop) dominate the sound with a nasty production job that basically encapsulates the sound as perfectly (or imperfectly if you prefer) as you could possibly imagine. Highly, very highly recommended, this is going to be well up there on my end of the year list.

Dark Millennium - The Apocryphal Wisdom (1991)

Genre: Death/Doom Metal
Country: Germany

For Hyperion (more specifically why didn't you post this here...). Rugged, eerie death/doom from 19motherfuckin91 with some rather deranged vocals that basically come across as if Martin Van Drunen and Chuck Schuldiner's spirits entwined, got munched on by a bunch of zombies and then made some sort of demented offspring...yeah.

Vàli - Skogslandskap (2013)

Genre: Neofolk
Country: Norway

Vali are back after a long wait - but it was well worth it. Slogslandskap is a continuation in the vein of Forlatt, with acoustic guitar melodies comprising the music's core, accented by flutes, strings, and other neofolk fanfare. Thoroughly enjoyable across all tracks, this is one of the best, but also the most simple, releases you will hear this year.


Saturday, September 21, 2013

Nonsun - Sun Blind Me (2013)

Genre: Sludge/Drone/Doom Metal
Country: Ukraine

Follow-up album to 2012's Good Old Evil. Nonsun maintain their quality mix of sludge, drone and doom metal in this offering. Referred to me via Theodore (Bohdan) Goatooth.

Wedrujacy Wiatr - Tam, Gdzie Miesiąc Opłakuje Świt (2013)

Genre: Atmospheric Black Metal
Country: Poland

Epic and brooding Cascadian black metal from Poland with one of the sickest album covers I've seen in awhile. The music does well in complementing the cover as Drudkh-esque melodies and vocals (which also dip more towards a growl at times) soar over the blast beats of charging horsemen. Not to be missed by enthusiasts of the Cascadian variety of atmospheric black metal, or just black metal in general to be honest...


Ruin Lust - Ruin Lust LP (2013)

Genre: Death/Black Metal
Country: United States

Some seriously filthy blackened death metal from NYC with members of Fell Voices. Personally, it reminds me of a combination of Incantation, Grave Upheaval, Muknal and Witchrist. It has the murk, it has the attitude, it has the goods to satisfy.

Risabov - Rise (2013)

Genre: Death/Thrash Metal
Country: Greece

This album is one I've held in high regard throughout this year, and apparently virtually no one has picked it up. It is a blend of technical death and thrash metal that conjures visions of early Atheist, Coroner, Merciless and Brutality (if you can imagine what a combination of those sounds would result in). Basically anyone a fan of riff-driven death/thrash with a bit of strange technical twist (perhaps like Cosmic Atrophy, Obliteration or Demilich) will find something to like here.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Carcass – Surgical Steel (2013)

Genre: Melodic Death Metal
Country: United Kingdom

Hey, I don’t know if you’ve heard the new Carcass yet but I'm just gonna let you in on a little something, something....it fucking rules. Sounds like it came out of the Heartwork era which is one of the greatest examples of melodic death metal done right! Please don’t lose sight of this release cause Gorguts and Ulcerate have new albums coming out.

Better than the new DT album

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Skeletal Remains - Beyond the Flesh (2012)

Genre: Death Metal
Country: USA

Old school death metal that Drunens fucking hard and by that i mean they rule.  If you like Pestilence, you'll love this. If you don't, then fuck off cause pestilence rules.

peeling the flesh from a fucking corpse

Monday, July 1, 2013

Belial - Wisdom of Darkness (1992)

Genre: Death Metal
Country: Finland

It's pounding Finnish old school death metal from 1992...do I really need to say more?

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Zealotry - The Charnel Expanse (2013)

Genre: Death Metal
Country: United States

This blog has been pretty quiet as of late, although with news of the fifth Gorguts full length coming out in September, perhaps other bands will get their rears in gear and head to the studio. Regardless, Boston's Zealotry here have released one of my favorite albums of the year with The Charnel Expanse. Strange, Demilich-esque melodies permeate the album's guitar work, with a vocalist that reminds one of none other than Ross Dolan (Immolation appears to be another strong influence, with off-kilter time signatures and drumwork). This is all combined with some excellent bass work that is clearly audible at times given the nicely developed production, which combines enough old-school crunch and modern clarity to fit the album's sound perfectly. Get this.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Nuclear Death - Bride of Insect (1990)

Genre: Deathgrind
Country: USA

All you really have to do is look at that album cover and imagine exactly what that would sound like if it were music and that works pretty well to describe Nuclear Death.  Probably one of the most unintentionally strange death metal bands to ever exist, Nuclear Death hailed from the sweltering heat of Arizona, sported a female vocalist/bassist, and made some of the most savage, fucked up grinding death metal that's ever been put on an album.  The vocal performance, provided by the now legendary Lori Bravo, is enough to warrant listening to this album alone, but the accompanying savage thrashing, grinding, death metal attack makes Bride of Insect more than just a novelty from a time when no one gave a fuck about how you were supposed to sound and just made evil music in the name of evil music.  Truly an album that must be heard.

bride of insect

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Mold - Cremated Alive (2013)

Genre: Death Metal
Country: Denmark

Imagine if Antedeluvian and Portal sounded less like themselves and more like Incantation and you might be able to imagine what Mold's second demo sounds like.  Cremated Alive is a twisting, cavernous (see: caverncore), murky, filthy 4 tracks of pure vile Incantation worship sprinkled with just enough new riffs and little enticing nuances to make even the most seasoned old school death metaller a little wet in the pant seat.  Definitely worth you're time considering how 2013 kind of died as far as death metal goes recently.


Sunday, May 12, 2013

VHOL – VHOL (2013)

Country: United States
Genre: Black Metal

A super-group of sorts that rose from the ashes of the now extinct Ludicra, VHOL features Mike Scheidt of YOB fame on vocals, John Cobbett (Hammers of Misfortune, ex-Ludicra) on guitar, Sigrid Sheie (Hammers of Misfortune) on bass and Aesop Dekker (Agalloch, Worm Ourboros, ex-Ludicra) on drums. What a fucking weird lineup! I was actually quite surprised with what these unique metallers had in store. VHOL is firmly rooted in the punkier side of black metal but what they successfully graft onto this genre is a traditional metal sense that stands up as a unique piece of music and one of my favourites from 2013 thus far. What really makes these songs shine is their sense of raw melody and frolicking dynamics that offer nice little surprises with each listen. Worth a listen or ten!


Thursday, May 9, 2013

Arnaut Pavle - Arnaut Pavle (2013)

Country: Finland
Genre: Black Metal

I'm convinced beyond dissuation that there is some magical something that flows in Finland's water supply. It's just not fair that they are consistently amazing when it comes to producing extreme metal. Death metal, black metal, they don't give a fuck, if they are going to make it, it's going to sound DAMN good. Arnaut Pavle are no exception; they play raw, hateful black metal and they do it fucking well. Now this isn't really raw black metal in the same vein as the Rhinocervs gang or the uber atmospheric posturing of Black Twilight Circle, but this is raw black metal that accenuates the genres inherent punkiness without it actually being "punky" black metal. If that makes sense. Well you know what? If you want to know what I'm talking about, give this shit a fucking listen. You won't regret it.


Monday, May 6, 2013

Melodeath That Matters: As Serenity Fades - Earthborn (1994)

Genre: Melodic Death Metal
Country: Finland

Those two tags should have made you download this already, but just in case you haven't been enlightened yet, this EP is another example of melodic death metal done right.  This is a little further away from the "death metal with melody" concept, with more melody and less death, but it has just enough of each to still be kickass.  This is one of the only other bands i know that captured the melodic stylings of the legendary Gorement and write some of the best melodic riffing out there.  Don't expect The Ending Quest part 2, but if you enjoy Gorement i can safely say you will love this.  Not to mention it came out on the legendary Adipocere Records, which contains some of my favorite death metal releases of all time.

Melodeath That Matters Pt. 2

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Melodeath That Matters: Dark Tranquillity - Trail of Life Decayed Demo (1991)

Genre: Melodic Death Metal
Country: Sweden

Alright so melodeath sucks.  Slaughter of the Soul is At The Gates worst album and In Flames was never good.  However, there are some examples out there of melodeath played right, i.e. death metal with melody not overproduced sappy pop metal.  And before Dark Tranquillity became overproduced sappy pop metal they managed to put out this nice little demo which surprisingly kicks ass.  Sporting Anders Friden of In Flames fame before he was of In Flames fame (and before he sucked) this thing pumps out some sweet riffs and cool harmonies and stuff just like it should be.  If you dig stuff like old At The Gates and Eucharist check this out, it rules.

Melodeath That Matters Pt. 1

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Arizmenda - Within The Vacuum of Infinity (2009)

Country: United States
Genre: Black Metal

Before The Black Twilight Circle's lineage got all confusing and convoluted, they had a rost of like six bands with Arizmenda probably standing as one of, if not the best. This is easily one of the best black metal releases to come out in the last 15 years, no doubt thanks to the cacophony of swirling, noisy riffage the band is so apt at creating. It's dissonant, but also kind of melodic and very somber. The songs go on for a long time but they put you in a trance and you can feel every movement the band makes. Really great stuff.


Coffin Dust - Ancient Rites of Buried Evil (2011)

Genre: Death Metal
Country: United States

This 5-track EP is quickly becoming one of my favorites in recent years. Coffin Dust play a riling form of old school death metal infused with some terrific melodies and creepy undertones. These are accented by a dual vocal attack of a raspy, mid-ranged scream on top and an absolutely sickeningly fetid growl that bumbles along underneath. This is a must have. Oh, and more material (particularly a full length) please.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Ill Omen - Divinity Through Un-Creation (2011)

Genre: Black Metal
Country: Australia

Let's just all stop for a minute and take a nice long gander at the album art here. I mean, it is perhaps the most perfect way of visualizing the ritualistic sonic assault that bellows from the depths of the land down under on Divinity Through Un-Creation. As if Australia didn't already have a penchant for fucked up extreme metal bands, we have Ill Omen coming along to add another tally to the ever-growing list. This record is a festering mix of depraved, unorthodox black metal laced with a touch of Scandinavian influence, making the record sound strangely familiar yet entirely different. At times teetering ever so slightly toward death metal a la Portal, but decidedly riff-packed, ravaging black metal, Divinity Through Un-Creation is an unholy treat for the ears.


Morgue - Eroded Thoughts (1993)

Country: United States
Genre: Death/Doom

Most people consider this Autopsy worship (which lets be honest still wouldn't be the worst band to rip-off), but really Morgue is a whole lot more than that. The band really took what death and doom could do together to realize its full potential. The songwriting is top-notch with tons of twists and turns to keep you interested and riffwise these guys take a very technical approach to death/doom which makes this infinitely more interesting. I really just love this release and if you're an old-school death metal fan and especially a fan of Autopsy (which lets be honest again, what self respecting old-school death metal fan isnt?) there is no reason why you won't love it too.

Random Decay

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Gukurahundi - An Apparition In Nocturnal Splendor (2013)

Genre: Melodic Black/Death Metal
Country: United States

A user submission from the runner of Manicidic Records, this is melodic death metal with balls...balls to the wall...balls of steel...yeah you get the idea. The blackened tinged vocal style accents the riffage very nicely and the commonly galloping pace keeps a flowing throughout. Yeah that was probably a lame description, just check the thing out.

(I'll also note that my lazy ass is way behind on user submissions, I apologize for this and I may end up directing user submissions to another contributor)


Eroded - Demo '92 (1992)

Genre: Death Metal
Country: Japan

I honestly don't know many old-school Japanese death metal bands, but I know about Eroded and for as of right now, they are more than enough. Absolutely filthy death metal with touches of grindcore, the band only got to release this and a full-length before they broke up both are definitely worth checking out. In my opinion this slightly edges out the full-length thanks to more succint songwriting and added aggression so don't be an idiot and pass on this.


Sunday, April 21, 2013

Summoning - Old Morning's Dawn (2013)

Genre: Summoning
Country: Middle Earth


UPDATE 5/30 - Finally have a 320kbps leak, updated below.


Friday, April 19, 2013

Antediluvian - Λόγος (2013)

Genre: Blackened Death Metal
Country: Canada

Hey everyone, it's been awhile, yeah? I've decided to return with a vengeance and I bring with the newest from one of Canada's best and brightest, Antediluvian. If you've following this band's career you know just how much they improve with each successive release and Λόγος (however the fuck you say that) is no exception. They have never been a band you can just sit down, listen to once and fully appreciate what's going on; like all their previous efforts Λόγος takes some time, but once it sinks in, you will be hard-pressed to deny how talented this band is. Complex, cavernous, yet still so raw, Antediluvian proves once again why they are one of the best black/death metal bands around today.


Saturday, April 13, 2013

Asunder - A Clarion Call (2004)

Genre: Funeral Doom
Country: USA

I'm not really a die hard fan of funeral doom.  I love me some diSEMBOWELMENT and occasionally jam some Worship and Mournful Congregation, but for the most part funeral doom bands get caught up in trying to be as slow and plodding as possible and forget that you can still write compelling tracks that never go above 10 BPM.  Asunder is one of those bands that manage to make a 15 minute song feel like half the time.  Their arrangements and the way the riffs sort of bloom across the span of the track just makes you get lost in the journey, and that is exactly what funeral doom should accomplish.  Not to mention this record just sounds perfect.  It's so cavernous and organic, pretty much the perfect sound for this type of music.  For me this is one of the great funeral doom releases, so if you dig the style and haven't heard this yet, get it now.

shimmering doom

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Fell Voices - Regnum Saturni (2013)

Genre: Black Metal
Country: USA

I admittedly don't really like Fell Voices as much as everyone else seems to.  I don't know what it is, but nothing they ever did really caught my fancy, even though it wasn't bad by any means.  Well it seems that has changed, because Regnum Saturni is the best thing this band has ever done.  The production is finally perfect,  the drone tendencies they've had in the past come out full force and somehow manage to compliment the riffs perfectly to make for the most compelling album i've heard from these guys.  It's like a more droney version of a Darkspace album and that's pretty high praise i think.  Not to mention that cover art is so awesome.  I might actually order this on vinyl, and i;m suspecting all of you want to as well, so here is the link and where you can buy it, unless it's sold out already i'm not sure.

moons in orion

Purchase from Gilead Media

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Graveyard - The Sea Grave (2013)

Genre: Death Metal
Country: Spain

This has taken forever to find it's way onto the internet (thanks to being only available in Europe since it was released) but finally it's here.  Ever since the video they put out a while back i've been stoked to hear this record and i'm hoping the rest is as good as that track.  Graveyard has always been good but this could possibly be the best thing they've ever done. Hopefully a vinyl comes available in the US soon.  For all our European readers i'll link you where you can buy it a the bottom.


War Anthem Purchase

Agonia Records

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Old Chapel - Tales from the Churchyard (2012)

Genre: Death/Doom Metal
Country: Russia

Here's some septic death/doom from Russia that reincarnates some of the lost tales of Rippikoulu and Winter. Several parallels to Coffins and Autopsy can also be drawn here. If you like your death/doom crunchy as Rice Krispies and thick as molasses, there's no reason why you shouldn't be giving this a listen. I will also note that there are some really nice solos and boiling, cavernous vocals on this thing that should satisfy anyone with a taste for this sort of thing.

Torchure - Beyond The Veil (1992)

Genre: Death Metal
Country: Germany

Maybe it's just because i'm so elite that i transcend eliteness, but it seems like all my favorite death metal albums are ones everyone forgot about.  This, in my honest opinion, is the single most overlooked death metal album ever recorded.  There aren't many death metal bands out there that mastered the genre quite as successfully as Torchure did with Beyond The Veil.  The songwriting here is better than pretty much any death metal album i can think of.  Not to mention all the riffs rule and it has the best keyboards ever on a death metal album.  This is another one of those albums that back ups my claim that if you have an instrumental keyboard track that's good enough to listen to on it's own then your album is probably fucking awesome.  This is essential listening, especially if you like your death metal with a little more direction than just riff after riff after riff.

beyond the veil

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Brutality - Ruins of Humans (2013)

Genre: Death Metal
Country: United States

Your eyes are not deceiving you, you are not on an acid trip, this shit is fucking reality. Essential Floridian death metal band Brutality is back with a brand spanking new EP to smash your face in. These two tracks literally sound like they were pulled off of Screams of Anguish or When the Sky Turns Black. Why am I even adding stuff on? You should be checking this out already.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Paysage d'Hiver - Das Tor (2013)

Genre: Ambient Black metal
Country: Switzerland

It's been six years in the making, but Das Tor is worth it. This is Paysage d'Hiver at its finest, with a bit of notable Darkspace moments to be found within the whirring, abrasive black metal assault. But don't worry all of you lovers of Winterherr, there are plenty of wind samples to please even the most jaded Paysage fan. It's a lot less ambient-focused as Einsamkeit, which I personally think is great news, and with tracks like "Ewig leuchten die Sterne" transcending the normal raw fury of Paysage's music into something truly three-dimensional, Das Tor should not be missed.

The Gate

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Double Shot of NWOBHM

Slough Feg – The Traveller (2003)

Dawnbringer – Nucleus (2010)

Country: United States

To say the newest Darkthrone album isn’t overhyped would be outrageous. I personally think it’s bothersome to see a new legion of metalheads bowing to this as the best thing to happen to NWOBHM and its stirred me up to give you my personal favourites from this subgenre; the ones who don’t fuck the shit out of their influences but simply grace their majestic, galloping song structures with amazing song writing skill. Slough Feg and Dawnbringer are the clear leaders in this pack of revisionists who often outdo their older contemporaries by leaps and bounds. Don’t believe me? Grab these albums and you will surely be forgetting that Darkthrone, as good as Fenriz’s metal cred is, will never fully grab my ears with this style of music. Your masters await!

Slough Feg

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Obliteration - Nekropsalms (2009)

Genre: Death Fucking Metal
Country: Norway

This is seriously the best fucking record i've ever heard.  There's not one riff on this entire album that isn't 5/5 stars holy fucking shit.  Every good part of every good death metal band that every played is on this record, and lo and behold it wasn't even on this blog yet?  I CANT STAND FOR THIS.  Seriously i listen to this record more than any other DM record i own and who would have thought its straight out of fucking 2009?  Those vox are like the best thing ever oh my god get this right now i'll even link you to the vinyl which is like $10 (we'll $12 if you god the chemical yellow one like i did).  Seriously if you don't already have this record its time to reevaluate your music tastes.



Monday, February 11, 2013

Nonsun - Good Old Evil (2012)

Genre: Sludge/Drone/Doom Metal
Country: Ukraine

This was sent to me recently by Bohdon Goatooth (awesome name), a member of the band. It is a bleak, harsh mixture of stoner sludge (reminiscent of Sleep, Electric Wizard, etc.), post-metal (ala Neurosis at times) and drone (a bit of an Earth-esque or even Sunn O))) vibe). If any of these bands tickle your fancy (which they should), get on this as soon as possible. This band certainly has bright prospects if this kind/quality of stuff continues to be produced in the future.

Preview/Download (BC)
Download (MF)

Undersave - Now...Submit Your Flesh to the Master's Imagination (2012)

Genre: Death Metal
Country: Portugal

Here's some top-notch old school death metal from Portugal, the land of surfing waves the height of 8 story buildings...seriously if you don't believe me, search it up on Youtube. Fans of Obliteration, Necrovation, Ataraxy and other such gems recently, as well as any lover of old school death metal in general should get a kick out of the plethora of riffs and at times, strange time signatures and complex patterns within this album. This would've certainly been on my EOTY list had I known about it sooner. Highly recommended, this thing kicks all kinds of ass.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Inveracity - Extermination of Millions (2007)

Genre: Brutal Death
Country: Greece

I can't stand brutal death for the most part.  Hell I don't even really like Suffocation that much.  Regardless of what i feel about the genre though this album kicks some serious ass.  Riffs come from every direction and the drumming is fucking awesome (it's the guy from Dead Congregation i think) and and vocalist is all like URRRRRRRRRRRRRRHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH something about gore and hating women i'm sure but who cares.  Certainly not reinventing the wheel (in fact they probably made this music back before the wheel was invented) but it still rules.  The soundtrack to beating up strangers in public, if you're into that sort of thing then download this and go for it (also look out for the cops).

legalize drugs and murder

Incantation – Diabolical Conquest (1998)

Genre: Death Metal         
Country: United States

While it’s nice to have a veteran death metaller back in the saddle (Vanquish in Vengeance is the Incantations first studio album in six long years), it’s rather disappointing when all they can really pull off is an album that straddles the weaker moments of their career glazed over with modern production.  I’m not saying that Vanquish in Vengeance is a weak album but when I pop on Diabolical Conquest, simply put: NOTHING COMPARES to this monster and I mean nothing.  This is without a doubt the crowning achievement of Incantation’s death metal reign and without a doubt, one of the finest moments in the realm of doom tinged brutal death metal.  And if you haven’t listened to the epic sixteen minute 'Unto Infinite Twilight / Majesty of Infernal Damnation', you’re truly missing out on one of the best moments in death metal history...PERIOD!!!    

Can’t find a link so good luck in finding this for dl.  If you do find a link, report to me please!

Andy's got your back