I liked this
bands promo and 7” a few years back. Quality deathrash. Now they
play very commercially influenced deathrash and it is just not the
same or as good.
this is great stuff, more like the early Abscess demos then their
newer stuff and it is complete sewage, romping ripping death metal!
Bacteria – Total grinding death metal with speed, speed and
more speed. Pretty intense, good thing it was short because I am
exhausted. - Dale
Well played &
recorded buhrutal grinding death metal sort of in the Mortician vein
yet fast and more well rounded with total garble vocals. Gets the
job done & enjoyable.
which is akin to older Cradle of Filth mixed with newer Dark
Funeral. Add in female clean vocals & piano - I will pass on this
pansy parade unless you roll like that..
Only release Raw sounding and harsh chaos black metal ala Conqueror
and Blasphemy but some interesting different guitar lines. Really
good stuff and would sound sick on vinyl. - Dale
Black metal that
is a little one dimensional, too melody laden and symphonic for my
tastes. What about yours? $6 us: c/o Lordi
Nicolas, Le plein ciel 6A, 5 rue des charmettes, 05000 Gap, FRANCE
It is clear the
band will never touch their early classic period. However, this is
heavy & stripped down way with some contemporary accessible bits
lightly sprinkled within. It is good to see old man Waters still
hacking away and not selling out…oh wait he already did that once.
Old readers will
remember this Canadian band from the old days and Arctic Circle have
come a long way. Driving, almost hypnotic black thrash, rather
unrelenting, yet moody and addictive to listen to. - Dale
Major legends, I
worshipped the “One Voice” LP. To be honest, the singer has lost
some of his clarity & power. The DVD was best because you can really
feel the wrecking ball energy with your ears and eyes. Still kicking
asses after all these years! - Dale
It Just Gets
Worse and lyrically yes it does. As un-politically correct as is
possible and damn funny too. The music is about the same nothing new
or overly exciting just crazy noise in the traditional way. If you
like that kind of thing.
and performed but ultimately boring black metal. Amduscias are
reminiscent of the Norge black metal style like Emperor (1st
album) but minus the keys.
legendary dark thrashers are back! Now they play limp commercial
hard rock / heavy metal
Discouraging and disheartening. Just not that same old high they
used to produce.
warring death metal to the extreme! Mix Morbid Angel, Bestial
Warlust and Blasphemy equals “The Inexorable”. Crushing and
controlled chaos with piercingly sweet solos. Excellent!
The riffs did
grab me at times with an Eyehategod sludginess and stoner groove but
the vocals are just unforgivable. Not only are the vocals shouted in
the Phil Anselmo tough guy vein, they also sound like some kind of
fucking Limp Bizkit, Korn jump-fiend induced queerness at times.
– Jeffrey Kusbel
as Bloodcum, these Dutch blokes are brilliant with band names.
American style guttural death metal that is really average and
humdrum. Forgettable release. - Dale
black metal album of the year” HA HA. Think of gothy Cradle of Homo
mixed with the lightest elements of Goteborg dm, all swimming in
puddles of synth and pro tools. The most terrible thing I have heard
for a while. - Dale
D.R., P.O. Box
30727, Long Beach, CA. 90853, USA
I am taken aback
and flabbergasted at how boring a flute can make a band sound. Plain
run of the mill symphonic death, female vocals, Blah, blah! I crave
riffage and wattage!! – Jeffrey Kusbel
1994? Wow. Reminds me of a so-so version of Crowbar but with more
melodo death metal to it. OK, nothing more. - Dale
Axa Valaha, c/o
Mihai Caraveteanu, str Victoriei, bl.M4, sc. D, ap. 11, Turnu
Magurele 145200 TR, ROMANIA
These dudes have
been going forever. I think they could be accused back in the day,
mid 90s of being incredibly average. However, with age they
progressed nicely and have honed their craft into a top shelf
grinding death metal band. - Dale
Older even more primitive but oh so mighty black metal from one of
America’s deadliest bm bands, just evil! Includes live tracks…
Teratism – Black metal somewhat in the vein of classic
Immortal. Good but lacked a bit of feeling and atmosphere.
1527 F Crescent Ln., Matthews, NC. 28105, USA
Around for 8
years already? You would think given that much time in the trenches,
the music would be tighter and a lot less one dimensional, there are
some signs of quality beneath though. - Dale
vigorous and varied death metal, a little depressive at times and
topped off with deep growls.
Clean 'n slick
but raging black metal. Kind of average but well done and still
enjoyable. Features 3 old Setherial members as well.
aside. After the first couple trax I thought “another At The Gates
clone”. But further investigation reveals a harsh & complex album
written masterfully by talented musicians.
addy elsewhere as Wicked World is their new sub-label)
Movement is a
pretty apt title, a very emotionally carrying atmospheric record, no
vocals but soundscapes ala some old Pink Floyd but much more
structured and less free flowing. I liked some of it and the rest
not so much. - Dale
A dose of
Ukranian death metal. It is heavy and has it’s segments that make
you stand up and notice but mostly it is just another average death
metal band to add to the pile. - Dale
Reminds to a
more commercial juicy fruity Monster Magnet. It made me want to jump
up, turn around and puke. This is not good, not good at all. - Dale
Old man river
winds onward. I would definitely say Cancer sound more old school
than ever, mid-pace hypnotic dm with decipherable slow vocals that
give off a cerebral fog vibe. A cunt hair away from being turtle
thrash but just enough death for me. Aces for fans of the old style. - Dale
Olllldddd thrash metal of the Celtic Frosty Hammer topped in a fresh
virginal blood bath for Bathory.
– Energetic deathrash that is in your face, hard and ready to
rape your grandma with whirlwind attack, complete with complimentary
reach around on her sag bags.
Cathedral stop playing doom?! This is sped up, fast rock and a large
disappointment, they just do not click at these speeds. - Dale
I know both the
label and band will hate to hear this, but this band is not good
enough to have a record out. Boring, repetitive material, poor
execution, terrible amateurish vocals equal a band that should still
be in the demo tape stage and no further. - Dale
heavy death metal with some Canadian / Australian war metal style
and a big bit of Deicide thrown in. Fucking superb and a must have!
'Nu metal' as
they call it. Very simplistic, no emotion or flow to the music, the
vocalist is pretty terrible (and I thought Crowbar's vocals were
bad), a lot of stop ‘n start type stuff for the kids to pogo too.
Utter Garbage... - Dale
They are brutal
but damn a doom band on the thrash obsessed speed label Bestial
Burst? I love it and Conjuration are superb. Horror Metal indeed,
just wow! ARGH! - Dale
Scandinavian old brutal dm with a touch of old American dm influence
as well. Solid but average. - Dale
I find almost
all symphonic/death metal to be rather tedious and boring. The
keyboards drone and the guitars riff but to no avail. Crematory is
just not my cup of tea (or beer for that matter). – Jeffrey Kusbel
rock of course and this is very atmospheric and introspective. It is
good stuff if you are in the mood for that. - Dale
keyboard disco black metal. The organ on here sounds exactly like
the one on the theme song of the Adams Family! I kept waiting for
the finger snaps to kick in and Lurch to groan haha