CD review EXHUMED ‘Horror’

(9/10) Gore Metal pioneers Exhumed are back with a new album, entitled ‘Horror’. Two hears after ‘Death Revenge’ represented the bands first concept album it’s the blood-trenched new album that showcases a band that’s willing to take Gore Metal to a next level. The guys from California started in 1990 in San Jose and they... Continue Reading →

CD review GATECREEPER ‘Deserted’

(8/10) Gatecreeper is a rather new band. The guys from Arizona started their musical endeavor six years ago and it's a solid number of split-releasesbeing part of their track record. The full-length debut 'Sonoran Depravation' crawled out of darkness in 2016 and it's the sophomore album 'Deserted' that brings a next portion of well-crafted Death... Continue Reading →

CD review TORCHE ‘Admission’

(8/10) Florida-based Torche will unveil their new album ‘Admission’ early July this year. It will be the second record via Relapse Records and longplayer number five in general. Since the band premiered in 2005 with ‘Torche’ it's almost a mission impossible to add a specific genre to Torche’s sound. To many musical preferences of involved... Continue Reading →

CD review INTER ARMA ‘Sulphur English’

(9/10) Richmond, VA is the homebase of this powerful Metal band that releases with 'Sulphur English' their fourth full-length album in their 13th year of existence. Frontman Mike Paparo describes the new album as being 'definitely a fuck-you to people' and I think it describes this longplayer extremely well. 'Sulphur English' is a raging record... Continue Reading →

CD review MYRKUR ‘Juniper’ 7″

(*/10) Amalie Bruun, better known as Myrkur, releases on December 7th a new EP. The release comprises of two songs - 'Juniper' and 'Bonden og Kragen'. Myrkur joined forces with Jaime Gomez Arellano (Ghost, Paradise Lost) with the result of a great new song. The very atmospheric track spreads the typical Myrkur melancholia. The calmer... Continue Reading →

CD review NOTHING ‘Dance on the Blacktop’

(7/10) American rock outfit Nothing was formed in 2010 and it was a self-released EP that brought them a contract with relapse Records. To date the band released two longplayers via the label and it’s ‘Dance on the Blacktop’ that continues a fruitful cooperation. ‘Dance on the Blacktop’ will be unveiled on August 24th and... Continue Reading →

CD review OBSCURA ‘Diluvium’

(8/10) Obsurca is mainly the brainchild of guitarist and vocalist Steffen Kummerer who founded the band in 2002. Next to the founder, Obscura today is Rafael Trujillo (g), Linus Klausenitzer (b) and Sebastian Lanser (d). This quartet recorded Obscura's fifth longplayer. 'Diluvium' is the final chapter of a four-album conceptual journey and includes eleven new... Continue Reading →

CD review ASG ‘Survive Sunrise’

(7/10) ASG is the acronym for All Systems Go, the original name of this band that started in 2001 in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. ‘Survive Sunrise’ is the first album the quartet releases in five years and it features 12 new songs. ASG started as a trio playing instrumental songs before guitarist Shi took over... Continue Reading →

CD review YOB ‘Our Raw Heart’

(8/10) Oregon-based YOB releases with ‘Our Raw Heart’ their new album; number four after their return in 2008. The band originally started in 1996 and can look back on a longer history in doom metal. YOB, that’s very much Mike Scheidt, being the only remaining founding member of the band. He is supported by Travis... Continue Reading →

CD review GRUESOME ‘Twisted Prayers’

(8/10) If there is one band that seriously carries-on the heritage of death metal legend Death it‘s Gruesome. The band, founded by axeman Matt Harvey and drummer Gus Rios, with both being involved in the Death To All touring activity, debut in 2015 with a raw and brutal debut entitled „Savage Land“. Two EP‘s followed and... Continue Reading →

OBSCURA announces new album for July

Germany’s progressive death metal masters OBSCURA complete their long-running, four-album conceptual circle with the release of ‘Diluvium’ (defined as a great oceanic flood), their most evocative, diverse and vibrant release to date. ‘Diluvium’ is due out July 13th via Relapse Records. The band commented further on the concept: "With the title track of our new... Continue Reading →

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