Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Interesting mix for an split - good tracks from both bands. Converge includes an album from their now released latest album (also good) an a Entombed cover with support from other musicians. Napalm death gives a tried and true example from them and a 'slower' song about the Bhopal Disaster... what's that? Here, read the wiki article.
Posted by id_ at 10/10/2012 12:27:00 AM
Communion - 2008
Sumerian Demons - 2003
Revolution DNA - 1999
The Eldest Cosmonaut EP - 1998
A Fallen Temple - 1998
Opidian Wheel - 1997
Esoptron - 1995
Mystic Places Of Dawn - 1994
Temple of The Lost Race - 1991
* Yes, The Great Mass isn't up. I'm upping it now.
Posted by id_ at 10/10/2012 12:16:00 AM
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Black Thrash. If you read that wrong it sounds racist.
Aaaaanyway. Really solid, least 'IMO' merging of the genres. Gruff blackened vocals for the most part over the rapid fire pace of thrash with the 'bigger' produced quality of black metal. It's reminds me of a faster paced (later) Immortal. Good times ahead!
Posted by id_ at 9/13/2012 12:51:00 PM
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Somewhat related to Deathstrokes latest post is this band, solely for the fact they did a split with Hooded Menace last year. Ilsa plays a very churny almost exhausting breed of death/doom/crust that is sure to appeal to many. Songs can get muddled together - but that can be overlooked for the constant onslaught the band provides. If looking for an aching wall of sound that'll CONSUME - then here ya go.I'd also imagine band names stems from this movie (an series).
Posted by id_ at 9/12/2012 01:55:00 PM
Friday, September 7, 2012
The latest Hooded Menace album is upon us and, though I think it doesn't need any introduction, I'll do a short one for all you people out there who are just discovering the beauty of the occult damnation in the form of some excellent death metal.
This is a relatively new band, but they fucking blasted their way out of the basement due to some well known names in the metal scene, as well as those abominably good riffs throughout their opus. You'll have the fortune to witness those on this release as well, don't you worry. Another thing that will keep you captivated are the vocals, which can only be described as something monstrous created in some horrendous unearthly depths by the undead child of H.P. Lovecraft and Mary Shelley.
So, yeah, haven't written in a while, words kinda fly out by themselves. Anyway, I'm throwing some great death/doom your way. You'd have to be a fool to miss out on this one.
Posted by Deathstroke at 9/07/2012 10:10:00 AM
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
I've been caught up in Guild Wars 2, methamphetamine and getting FUCKING HUGE.
So here's some Psycroptic. I don't have the 2008 or 2001 album, hence why they're not here. New vocalist does a pretty good job on this new one, not as good as the older ones. Seeing as how I missed the 2008 album the reviews say the vocal duties are a much improved effort on this latest over the later.
Tech deaf. Yay.
The Scepter Of The Ancients (2003)
Symbols Of Failure (2006)
The Inherited Repression (2012)
Posted by id_ at 9/05/2012 11:29:00 PM
Sunday, August 26, 2012
the wiki. Haven't heard HoF since their 2007 album an can say I'm pretty darned impressed. Normally I'm not that enthralled by 'stoner' anything but these keeps a good pacing of stone and sludge an some extra BAM! of pep. Plenty here to enjoy.
Posted by id_ at 8/26/2012 01:05:00 AM
this series of books in case you wanted to know. Fucking wizards, yo.
Droney weirdness which isn't very metal, for the the most part but.. whatever. Atmospheric hipster shoegazey or whatever bullshit.
Get on it!
Droney weirdness which isn't very metal, for the the most part but.. whatever. Atmospheric hipster shoegazey or whatever bullshit.
Get on it!
Posted by id_ at 8/26/2012 12:34:00 AM
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Monday, August 20, 2012
Listened to Left Hand Path recently, then again. Newer LP too. For those new, General Surgery is a great mix of death metal and grind, taking the short paced, high speed destruction of grind with the punishing thwomp of death metal. That's right, thwomp. Band members have plenty of other acts under their belts so whole sound is very well crafted.
Posted by id_ at 8/20/2012 11:34:00 PM
Our Father Good stuff. Great blend of hardcore punk with more than enough ferocity to appeal to even stubborn metal heads.
Posted by id_ at 8/20/2012 11:22:00 PM
Thursday, August 16, 2012
New EP. Two tracks, one per side. Same length, OoOo! Still fucking awesome.
Prepare your anuses for the full length later this year.
Posted by id_ at 8/16/2012 01:15:00 AM
Friday, June 29, 2012
I've been travelling a lot lately so I don't have much time to post shit, but I'm gonna post this nice slab of doom so you can chill the fuck out while getting stoned, listening to this.
Alright. It's some real heavy shit. Monolithic riffs played at mid-to-slow (mostly slow) pace with a bottom heavy sound, echoey vocals, and hypnotizing beats. The kind of stuff that immediately comes to mind if someone asks for a recommendation of 'heavy' music. It's pulverizing, but has more variety and is considerably more approachable than Horseback Battle Hammer (which is also an amazing release, check it out), Monnos if definitely one of the better albums I've heard this year.
Monday, June 18, 2012
Alright, after listening to it, I'm amazed and blown away with the fact that they actually managed to offer something entirely new! After so many vocal experimentation on all of their previous albums, they've once again succeeded in providing a completely fresh approach. It's truly mind boggling.
The melodies are out of this world, especially on Supreme Humanism of Megalomania. It's just pure evil that immerses you in your entirety. Kollias is still the biggest beast in death metal, regardless of musical taste and misguided opinions. Rhythmically, the album owns with intensity, diversity and complexity. Rarely do we have a chance to hear a release that offers so much fresh and new moments, yet still manages to stay that which makes Nile the band it is. No bullshit.
In fact, this one is definitively the one to battle Annihilation of the Wicked and In Their Darkened Shrines for the Nile throne. Don't trust me? Listen to it for yourself.
CBR320 up, with previously missing track.
Posted by Deathstroke at 6/18/2012 06:53:00 PM
Saturday, June 16, 2012
The re-inventors of the metal genre and the inventors of everything that metal should and will be in the future are back with another monstrous release.
It's heavy, it's green, it's emotional. The immersion of this thing is just out of this world, the riffs sound like they were written by the gods themselves and Mario is breaking shit up like there is no fucking tomorrow. Also, Joe sings like a fucking angel... An enraged whale-loving angel.
Fuck it, I shouldn't be writing anything at all, just get it and I ensure you, it's a must-buy.
Posted by Deathstroke at 6/16/2012 05:43:00 AM
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Well, well... Look who's back with another dose of feces, gore and those guttural love sounds that I know some of you fuckers secretly masturbate to. Shaun LaCanne, sickos!
As far as the actual review goes, there won't be any since every single Putrid Pile album owns like owning was invented alongside it. This one is surely no exception. Get it, play it, be disgusted, play it again.
Posted by Deathstroke at 6/14/2012 04:40:00 AM
Saturday, June 9, 2012
No introduction needed here. The masters have returned and they've once more welcomed their old sound. No over-the-top techy guitar riffs (however, there are solos of the kind, but they don't last long), no bass tech jerk-off solos - just straight up death metal. It's catchy, it's groovy, it's hardcore, it's heavy as fuck.
All hail the mighty John Gallagher.
Posted by Deathstroke at 6/09/2012 04:57:00 AM
Friday, June 8, 2012
I've had this for about two weeks but couldn't post it due to the lack of internets in my apartment. The internet has been restored, so I'm back to post some shit.
It's the new album from THIS band, also known as one of the most bonecrushingly heavy sludge outfits today. It sounds less abrasive than the previous one, a bit more 'traditional' sounding. I'd say it's clearer, a bit softer, and more approachable. It's also slower and focuses more on atmosphere and immersion. The previous one was a lot more dynamic and packed a bigger punch with its gritty sound, I found this one a bit monotonous at times, but it did have its moments.
Although I prefer I am God Songs, No Matter Where it Ends isn't a bad album, just different in a way I didn't quite expect.
Friday, May 18, 2012
Kraanium is a Norwegian slam death band; in fact, they're the only Norwegian slam death band I know of. Their 2008 album had a fairly well produced, bottom-heavy sound, which I really liked, and lots of high pitched inhales. The follow-up didn't do much for me, as the sound had turned to shit, but they're back to the good old fuzzy heaviness with the new one. Also there are more deep gutturals rather than squeals. It's really good.
Friday, May 11, 2012
Mechanical tech death with lots of breaks. I wanted to post this weeks ago but I'm totally out of ideas to write, hungover as fuck, and on my last beer. I don't care anymore.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
The Black House has a bit of a story behind it: N. Imperial claims to have nightly visions (since he was a child) of himself and loved ones being brutalized in some horrible dream house. The album is an attempt to get over his nightmares as both medicine and therapy have failed. Pretty kvlt.
There is also an EP named Patrick Bateman. Unfortunately I don't have Kill Yourself or Someone You Love; that name is just too good.
- 1998 - Rise of the Imperial Hordes
- 2001 - The Church (EP)
- 2002 - Destruction Ritual
- 2004 - The Black House
- 2004 - Flesh Descending & Satan Shitting on Cunt (Split w/ Nunslaughter) (Quality: v2) (really good)
- 2004 - Patrick Bateman (EP)
- 2005 - Sono Lo Scherno
- 2006 - Blue Miasma (part 1 part 2) (Quality: 320 cbr)
- 2009 - Krieg/Caïna (Split) (Quality: v2)
- 2010 - The Isolationist
Posted by BRITISH at 5/08/2012 05:46:00 PM
Monday, May 7, 2012
Kam Lee is fucking back with another project. And I've waited for this too long.
It's the follow-up to Grotesquery's debut conceptual album. Both are amazing horror stories, originating from the darkest corners of Kam Lee's twisted mind, told through some great death metal that only the Master could create.
Apart from his brutal and legendary vocals, the riffs will just demolish you - from beginning to end! Rarely do we hear such old school riffage, especially when they are followed by thunderous bass lines and bone-crushing drums.
It also happens to be a legitimate gay test. If you don't like this, I'm afraid I have some bad news for you. No, seriously, this is mind-shattering.
Posted by Deathstroke at 5/07/2012 12:23:00 PM
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
I'm sure by just the band name and album title you have a damned good idea what you're getting here. Slammity slam slam, reety-reet-pete and a chugga-ma-lugg. This MCD is comprised of remastered tracks from their 2009 EP with the addition of a new intro and two new tracks (the first two). Musically the new tracks are an improvement over the older ones, giving the band a better direction and more standout feel. I haven't heard the initial EP so I can't comment on the effect the remastering has from the originals - but on certain songs, the non guttural vocals sound so far back in the mix they can go unnoticed. Musically there are plenty of slam standards and a good rhythmic chug and riffs - but not enough to really grip my attention. The two new tracks are the real stand-outs here, giving the sound new life and bounce. The tempo changes go from a grueling bone crushing onslaught to rapid fire punches with oddly good riffs for a slam-outfit. Certainly a quick lil ditty to check out.Overall this an enjoyable, albeit if just for the two new tracks, venture into the world of br00tally crushing deaf metaulz.
Posted by id_ at 5/02/2012 07:57:00 PM
Thy Catalfalque, which I wasn't able to translate, except for possibly 'The Fragility' but don't quote me on that.. is a primarily one man project - minus session musicians - who plays exactly what I made a joke earlier about. Avant-Gard metal about space, time & philosophical themes. However the layers the music creates is the real allure. Plenty going on through tracks that can have polar shifts in midst song then returning to the intial riff or harmony section from a track prior to bring the whole album together. From spacey beeps and boops to stringed arrangements supporting distorted geetarz to buzz-saw blackened riffs a top a pounding drum rhythm and wraspy wails.. then back to the beeps & boops. Catchy as fuck.
Posted by id_ at 5/02/2012 06:35:00 PM
Modern fucking warfare. That's basically how I would describe this album, which I discovered a few weeks ago. What we have here is a new Portuguese band, which came into the world of metal not long ago. This is their first album and it brings some intense drumming, sick vocals, weird sound effects and mind-fucking solos from first song to the last. Really mind-blowing 33 minutes of modern death metal is what I'm talking about.
These guys really deserve some attention, at least for now. Go ahead, pump this trippy shit into your blood stream.
Review by: Vokill
Posted by Deathstroke at 5/02/2012 08:43:00 AM
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Is it me or is there a lack of good primitive black metal releases these days?
Luckily, the Russians are here to indulge our desires by releasing their debut album after eight long years. If you're into stuff like Archgoat or Proclamation, this should be right up your alley. Nothing ground-breaking, it's just solid as fuck.
Posted by Deathstroke at 4/28/2012 05:51:00 AM
The new Hypnos release has arrived! A fairly well known Czech death metal band to those who are really into the genre. Also, get 'em if you've never heard of 'em.
What you'll get are sick riffs, extremely pounding and the occasional machine gun drums, all accompanied by bone-crushing vocals. Perhaps I'm being generous with the adjectives, but this morning has treated me well and this album is really fucking good.
Posted by Deathstroke at 4/28/2012 01:37:00 AM
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Crust extravaganza up in here. Not as gritty as that Wolfbrigade release, but rather punk as fuck. Quite possibly the crust release of the year.
This one goes out to shitty-bill. Cheers.
Posted by Deathstroke at 4/26/2012 08:53:00 PM