ALBUM REVIEW: Attic – Return Of The Witchfinder
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by nattskog
6d ago
German Heavy Metal occultists ATTIC are finally back! After two majestic albums, the third in this unholy discography is now due to be released by long-term label Van Records on March 21st. “The Covenant” begins our journey with haunting orchestral atmospherics. Rather than giving a dull overused beginning, this sets the tone for the ominous but grandiose experience that lies in wait for us. I must admit that I have listened to the lead single “Darkest Rites” quite a few times since the music video was unleashed. The way this cuts right in from that introduction sets the massive feeling of the ..read more
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ALBUM REVIEW: Stress Angel – Punished By Nemesis
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by nattskog
1w ago
Stress Angel blistered religious buildings on their debut offering… Now these unusual Death-Thrash beasts are back with a second album, set for release via Dying Victims Productions and Stygian Black Hand on March 15th. A rather unsettling introduction begins this record with unhinged grandiosity. Soon subsiding for churning guitars which revel in the revulsion of true early Death Metal pioneers. Clunky bass lines and dry snappy drums fixate the furore of the low end on their target as macabre vocals malicious spew across the instrumental artillery. Convulsive rhythmic torment couples with thr ..read more
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ALBUM REVIEW: Slimelord – Chytridiomycosis Relinquished
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by nattskog
1w ago
British swamp-lurking Death-Doom Metallers SLIMELORD finally give us their debut album after some killer EP’s. Set for release via 20 Buck Spin on March 8th. Estranged, gargantuan Death Metal takes its formless stride from the abyss. Slimelord have not only refined their swirling murk but injected it with even more otherworldly progressions. Akin to several band members other band Cryptic Shift, there is some dissonant Voivodian insanity creeping in this time around. The lurking vocals and drudging guitar riffs with crisp drum recording have a sinuous texture as stringy tendrils reach out to y ..read more
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ALBUM REVIEW: Morta Skuld – Creation Undone
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by nattskog
2w ago
Wisconsin’s kings of brutal Death Metal MORTA SKULD are back with their seventh full length album. Set for release via Peaceville Records on February 23rd. Blistering guitars launch into a lethal assault of brutal Death Metal atop waves of visceral drumming, immediately conveying pure crushing force. Morta Skuld are one of those bands I always felt were unfairly overlooked and if you need convincing, the first minute of this record will pull you in unless you hate real extremity. Harsh vocals join the malignant yet clear mix as the skull-stomping onslaught continues. Rhythmically flawless, thi ..read more
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ALBUM REVIEW: Traveler – Prequel To Madness
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by nattskog
2w ago
Canadian Heavy Metal revivalists TRAVELER are back with their 3rd album, set for release via No Remorse Records on February 23rd. Powerful riffs and rototoms bring in that epic Heavy Metal hellfire that Traveler are known for. Alongside soaring, shredding guitars and high-octane vocals, the feral hunger for them to return is palpable from band and fans alike. Aligning melody and groove with an enormous production, these Canadian maniacs bring the steel with force. Of course there plenty of catchiness and strength in the songwriting department and the feeling of a triumphant return to form that ..read more
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GIG REVIEW: Baest @ The Black Heart (London, UK)
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by nattskog
3w ago
Danish old school Death Metal brutes have set sail on their UK tour, first stop is London’s infamous Black Heart, the home of chaos in the capital. Baest takes the stage with a great presence and energetic performance from the entire band. Their old school sounds harken back to the likes of Entombed, Dismember, Bloodbath and such mixed with a healthy blend of Asphyx, Bolt Thrower and Benediction. Hearing a mixture of material from their more Swedish influenced earlier records to the somewhat more technical (but still lacerating) later works in a live setting was great. The crowd seemed to ador ..read more
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ALBUM REVIEW: Mörghuul – Domination Of The Beast
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by nattskog
3w ago
Czechia blackened Thrash/Speed Metal youngsters MÖRGHUUL give us their debut full length, out via Doomentia Records on February 2nd. Introducing themselves with a short couple moments of samples leading into eerie guitars, Mörghuul brings the intimidating spirit of darkness straight to life. The chiming of cymbals and otherworldly feel to this starting track should already have you gripped. Stomping out pure thrashing mania with ferocious grooves and a tight production, these young bangers really hammer in the old school Thrash Metal attack. Ultimately fast, raging craziness blisters from the ..read more
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DEMO REVIEW: Necromaniac – Promo MMXXIV
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by nattskog
3w ago
NECROMANIAC have given the underground a scorching demo and 7″ of true morbid Death Metal. Now they return with a demo, featuring three songs from the upcoming debut album. Necrotising guitars feedback into a seething cacophony of unpleasantness as ruthless drumming fires on all cylinders. The profane and combustible sounds of true morbid ecstasy fill their air with a remorseless and unforgiving metallic din. Thrashing melodies and abyssal bass lines crack the heavens with their blasphemous warfare. Instrumentally there is nothing short of total darkness. Thankfully the vocals keep that grueso ..read more
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ALBUM REVIEW: Departure Chandelier – Satan Soldier Of Fortune
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by nattskog
1M ago
Napoleonic Black Metal project DEPARTURE CHANDELIER returns with a second album of exquisite evil. Out via Nuclear War Now Productions on February 23rd. Enchanting synths begin this album with that bewitching feeling that has enshrouded this projects entire journey. In equally bombastic fashion the glaring riffs cut into the air with an intense sharpness alongside furious percussion, still soaked in the reverberate ambience of the synths. The equally frantic vocal delivery scornfully penetrates the vicious instrumental attack with all forming something both gorgeous and abrasive. Alongside the ..read more
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ALBUM REVIEW: Spectral Voice – Sparagmos
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by nattskog
1M ago
Several years have passed since SPECTRAL VOICE gave us one of the best modern Death Metal records for many many years. Below we talk about “Sparagmos”, the highly anticipated follow-up to “Eroded Corridors Of Unbeing”, which is set for release via Dark Descent Records on February 9th. Reverberate guitars begin with an otherworldly ambience, starting off as ominously as one could expect. Booming drums lurk into existence with charnel riffing opening a chasm of doomed soundscapes. Those who enjoyed the recent split with Undergang will be overjoyed to hear this continuation into bleak depravity i ..read more
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