DEAD HUMAN BODY

“Mutilation” Demo CDR # 1

The exact same as the review below. The vocals seem more adventurous and defined, which is cool, a bit more blasting in the drums too.  - Dale

c/o Mirek Sliwa, UL. Rol na 6A, 67-106 Otyn, POLAND

 

DEAD HUMAN BODY

Demo CDR # 2 2005

It might not be but that sounds like a drum machine to me. I do loathe drums altogether. Good guitar riffs and Mortician vocals. UG garage-y feel for sure.  - Dale

 

DEATH VOMIT

“S/T” 2006 CD

(Tunes of Torture Records)

A re-release of the bands ’93 (only?) album. Good old school death metal , great atmosphere, not sure it was so good it needed a re-release though but each to their own.  - Dale

Tunes of Torture = torture13@ukr.net

 

DEATHSPAWNED DESTROYER

“War Blood Massacre” 2005 CD

(Bestial Burst Records)

Savage Satanic death metal (yes death not thrash on BB!) and I must say this is a really good platter, dark atmosphere, brutal riffs and an old school flair. Worth it.  - Dale

http://bestialburst.blackmetal.fi

 

DELIRIOUS

“Made For The Violent Age” 2006 Promo CDR

(Armageddon Music)

Sounds like pretty good thrash but too hard to tell when you get less than 60 seconds of each song. Message to labels if you are only going to give me a chopped up partial album then do not bother sending anything at all. Thanks. Yet I do get a making of the album video?? Ummm…. What?  - Dale

www.armageddonmusic.de 

 

DELIRIUM TREMENS

“Thrashing Warthogs” 2004 CD

(Merciless Records)

Good album, title says it all total thrash metal maniacs with an up-to-date production and vocals with inspired 80s metal squeals.  - Dale

www.merciless-records.de   www.delirium-tremens.de

 

 

DEMON

“Tpiethpikoy” Demo # 2 1999

I really enjoyed the uncompromising raw bestial aggression. But the material itself is immensely sub-par and monotonously boring.  - Dale

Cost is $5 US to: c/o Matagos Paris, 30 Ag. Demetriou Street, Voula 16673, Athens, GREECE

 

 

DEPTHS OF DEPRAVITY

“Insensible Extinct…” 2006 CD

(Terranis Productions)

The band formerly known as Brutal Masterbation. Terrifyingly brutal manic death metal with quirky and engaging structuring. Without doubt one of the best death metal albums of the year.  - Dale

Terranis, Box 259, 3301 Eger, HUNGARY www.terranisproductions.hu

 

DESTRUCTION

“Inventor of Evil” 2005 CD

(AFM Records)

These guys keep trucking and they still stick to their roots – respect! This album is different but the same, if that makes sense, more stream line but still headbanging, superb guitar solos and speed. Schmier sounds so 80’s I thought I was back in school drawing band logos on my binder.  - Dale

info@afm-records.de

 

DEVANIC

“Mask Industries” 2006 Self Released full length CDR

Mostly I have become tired of melodic goteberg death metal but Devanic do do it suitably. Catchy but still semi-heavy and atmospheric.  - Dale

www.devanic.com

 

DEVILRY

“Muslim Genocide” 2005 Promo CDR for 7” EP

(Breath of Pestilence Records)

I have not heard anything from Devilry in a while and this has to be their best material to date. Pure bahruutaal, not to mention very dark death metal. I would say their use of interplay and simple but effective catchy riffing and lead guitar fills had me liking this an awful lot.  - Dale

c/o Sir Holm, Maanviljelijankuja 6 B 21, 01370 Vantaa, FINLAND sirholm@europe.com  www.devilry.us

 

DEVILRY

“Stormbolt” 2007 MCD

(Bestial Burst)

Looks like their promo did it’s job and secured a deal with B.B. This release continues on with “…Genocide” from above. Evil ripping death metal!  - Dale 

http://bestialburst.blackmetal.fi

 

 

DISTRAUGHT

“Nervous System” 1998 Self-Released CD

Simplistic chugga-chugga straight on metal. It’s OK but nothing special.  - Dale

Cost is $12 US to: Distraught, Av: Nestor De Moura Jardim, 1060 CEP:92500-000, B-Colina, Guaiba Rs, BRASIL – A/C. Andre Meyer

 

DIABOLIC

“City Of Dead” 1999 MCD (Fadeless Records)

This is a re-release of their demo with 2 bonus tracks. The music is like a primitive, bestial version of what is on the album. Recommended.  - Dale

Fadeless Recs., P.O. Box 1288, 6501 BG Nijmegen, HOLLAND Web = http://welcome.to/fadeless

 

DISMAL EUPHONY

"All Little Devils” 1999 CD

A quote from their bio: "the bands recent compositions show strong connections with the more pop-and-circumstance typically attributed those gothic in nature." You don't say!   – Jeffrey Kusbel

 

DOG FASHION DISCO

“The City Is Alive Tonight / Live in Baltimore” 2006 CD / DVD

(Rotten Records)

Kind of reminds me of slower and slightly less insane version of The Accused (whom I like). Wacky, quirky, heavy (not dm heavy) and not bad at all, they do not match the The Accused but few could. If you want something really different get this. Otherwise definitely not.  - Dale  

www.dogfashiondisco.com   www.rottenrecords.com

 

DORO

“Warrior Soul” 2006 CD

(AFM Records)

I liked that Warlock song / vid way back in the day. This was supposed to be a return to the heaviness, it is a step in the right direction but falls a little short in my opinion.  - Dale

 

DOXOMEDON

“Evanesce” 1999 MCD (Dark Artz Releases)

A little sloppy but their brand of aggressive black/death metal with slight atmospheric touches won me over. Check these guys out.  - Dale

BLK 95, #10-521, Aljunied Crescent, SINGAPORE 580095

 

 

EARTHTONE 9

“Off-Kilter Enhancement” 1999 CD (Copro Records)

Heavy doses of commercial hardcore, ‘jump’ and a bit of metal. No I didn’t think you would like it – me either!  - Dale

Copro Recs., Box 4429 Henley On Thames Oxon, RG9 1GH, UK  Email = CoproProd@AOL.COM

 

EDGUY

“Rocket Ride” 2006 CD

(Nuclear Blast)

Melodic heavy metal that is on the lighter symphonic side than I usually like but the guitars are heavy, riffs catchy as hell and the singer has some balls. I like it.  - Dale

www.edguy.de

 

EMBRYOTOMY

“Execution of Fallacy” 2005 Demo CDR

Gurgly vocal death metal from Macedonia, it is okay but surely nothing special. Definitely some Deicide influence going on and that is usually not a bad thing in my book.  - Dale

c/o Zoran Setinovski, ul. ‘Pehcevska’ 5/21, 1000 Skopje, MACEDONIA setinovski@yahoo.com

 

ENTWINE

“The Treasures Within Hearts” 1999 CD (Spikefarm Records)

Trend filled symphonic smothered romantic goth metal. Actually they stink musically and cannot write a good song to save their lives.  - Dale

 

EVIL INCARNATE

“Waiting For His Return” 2005 CD

(Hells Headbangers)

I never knew these ‘ole sickos were still kicking over grave stones. Nothing has changed and I like that! Mid to fast pace Satanic death metal that sounds real, unlike these new plastic “tight” junk bands littering the scene. Hail Satan!  - Dale

H.H., Recs., 3593 Medina Rd. #109, Medina, OH. 44256, USA  www.hellsheadbangers.com

 

EVOCATION

“S/T” 2005 CD

(Breath of Night Records)

Total old school Swede death metal ala Grave & Dismember. I am one of the biggest suckers for this style, a total mark, if it is well done as it is here then I cannot help but worship it!! Ancient supremacy!! *Headbangs like Mad*  - Dale

www.merciless-records.de  

 

 

FALL OF SERENITY

“Royal Killing” 2008 CD

(Metal Age)

Terrific melodic death metal but hailing more from the Edge of Sanity brutish melodicism than the flowery In Flames type.  - Dale

www.fallofserenity.com

 

FELDGRAU

“Mechanized Misanthropy” 2005 CD

(Agonia Records)

Another project band from Pete Helmkamp. Like Terror Organ, a lesson in how anything good written in Order From Chaos or Angelcorpse, clearly did not come from Mr. Helmkamp. No denying his vocals rule & sound great here too. The music is simplistic, talentless, un-dynamic monotone drivel with loads of sampling & looping and not done well. Pete join a good band, sing & play bass, nothing else.  - Dale

 

FLESH

“Temple of Whores” 2006 CD

(Ironfist Productions)

Older sounding dark death metal. Reminds me a little of early Hypocrisy. It is decent stuff but the sub-par drumming does not match the rest of the music.  - Dale

www.Ironfistrec.cjb.net

 

FROGG CAFÉ

“Fortunate Observer of Time” 2005 CD

(Prog Rock Records)

Label name says it all. Frogg play progressive rock like Yes, King Crimson, and Rush a bit, all very skillfully mixed with Frank Zappa’s jazz musical genius moments.  - Dale

shawn@progrockrecords.com

 

GALLHAMMER

“Gloomy Lights” 2005 CD

(Bestial Burst)

3 little petite Japanese chicks that play an awesome mix of Burzum & Hellhammer replete with the Hellhammer face paint?! It is true and these women are sick and brutal, you have to hear it to believe it! Bestial Burst is my new favourite label!  - Dale

www.geocities.jp/gallhammer

 

GALY RECORDS

“Sampler Vol. 2” 2005 CD

I never know what to do with comps. Here is a cross section of old/new Canadian bands. Such as: Augury, Neuraxis, Soulscar, Ghoulunatics, Horfixion, Eclipse Eternal, Anhkrehg, Anvil and a bunch more.  - Dale

Galy Records, 5100 De Verdun, Box 28544, Verdun, Quebec, CANADA H4G 3L7 galy@galyrecords.com

 

 

GLACIAL FEAR

“3 Song Promo CD” 1999

This band basically copies the first two Fear Factory albums with a bit of their own sound thrown in. I don’t care for it and I even make sound better than it really is.  - Dale

Send $3 US to: Explorers Recs., c/o Glaniuca Mole, via Conti di Loritello, 13 – Str. C, 88060 Catanzaro, ITALY

 

GODS TOWER

“Ebony Birds” 1999 (Prophecy Prods)

“Folkloric pagan doom” metal. If you can, ignore the softer moments, here and there. Then this is a excellent, oppressive and bedevilled heavy record.  - Dale

 

GOREFEST

“La Muerte” 2006 CD

(Nuclear Blast)

Did this once, long ago, great band not already embarrass themselves enough in the mid 90s?! Apparently not, a new album full of Death ‘n Roll, one dimensional, boring, visionless music with no soul behind the playing – says the answer is no... Fuck off!  - Dale

 

GRAVEN

“The Shadows Eternal Call” 2006 CD

(Undercover Records)

Imagine Immortal and Carpathian Forest mixed with an energetic thrash pacing and execution. That sounds like a good combination and it is.  - Dale

U. Records, Stockhausestr 3a, 35638 Leun, GERMANY www.undercover-records.de  

 

GREAT COVEN

“Vaticum” 2006 CD

(I Hate Records)

Oh my but this is some fantastic classic doom metal. So much soul and feeling, think Candlemass, The Obssessed and the slower Pentagram 70s stuff. I love it!!!!  - Dale

www.ihate.se

 

GUTTURAL SECRETE

“Reek of Pubescent Despoilment” 2006 CD

(Unmatched Brutality)

Unmatched continue their tradition of quality packaging on all releases – salute. Not sure how else to say if you love gore drenched brutal death. Unmatched Brutality have best and biggest stable in the world, to my knowledge. Guttural Secrete crush but what do you expect?!  - Dale

U. B., Box 1869, Powell, TN. 37849, USA  www.unmatchedbrutality.com

 

 

HATE ETERNAL

“Conquering The Throne” 1999 CD (Wicked World)

This band features Eirk Rutan (ex-Ripping Corpse/M. Angel) and Doug Cerrito (ex-Suffocation). This one monster album, of hate and aggression, with guitar acrobatics, that will recall Morbid Angels first LP and Carcass’ third LP. A real monster. If Wicked World keeps this up Earache will regain their lost dignity.  - Dale

 

HAVE A BRUTAL NIGHT!

“World Wide Compilation” 2006

(Neverhead Distro)

Exotic sampling of bands ranging from Jordan & Serbia to Bosnia & Chile. Mainly black death, some bands include: Amon Din, Ek, Rabbath Amon, Kratornas, Orifice & 13 more. Check it out this looking release.  - Dale

Kager Balazs, 2031 Erd, Pf. 91, HUNGARY neverhearddistro@gmail.com

 

HEINOUS KILLINGS

“Hung With Barbwire” 2006 CD

(Unmatched Brutality)

Total recorded in toilet water grunts like the early 90s, I love it. I am unsure how Unmatched Brutality keeps finding so many killer gore death bands?! I certainly was unaware there were so many these days.  - Dale

 

IN AETERNUM

“Dawn of A New Aeon” 2005 CD

(Agonia Records)

I heard all their Necrapolis stuff but I think their best albums have been since they left that label. Last record was an old school deathrash outing, this time it is a black & death metal mix. Fast, brutal & rhythmic washed down with some sour black rasps & massive production.  - Dale

A.R., Box 273, 64-920 Pila 1, POLAND www.agoniarecords.com

 

INTO THE SUNLESS MERIDIAN

“Self-Titled” 1999 CD (Near Dark Productions)

Yet another of Mikael’s awful one man bands. He is a real die hard metal head and a talented musician. But he writes sub-par music. Mikael go back to doing your zine bro. The dedication to my missed once best friend Alexis Gagnon (R.I.P.) did not go unnoticed thank you for that!  - Dale

Near Dark, Box 40, 860 30 Sorberge, SWEDEN

 

INFECTED MALIGNITY

“The Malignity Born From Despair” 2006 CD

(Unmatched Brutality)

Totally brutish death metal ala Cannibal Corpse mixed with the NY dm sound and done well by this Japanese band.  - Dale

info@unmatchedbrutality.com  

 

 

INSIDIOUS DECREPANCY

“The Innerancy of Profanation” 2005 CD

(Unmatched Brutality)

I fancy the Jon Zig cover. This is a one man band, you cannot tell and that drum programming is well done. Fans of Immolation, Benediction with Suffocation vocals & otherwise tendencies - check this out.  - Dale

 

KARSTEN HOMRE

“Broken Whispers” 2005 CD

(Flood The Earth Records)

Atmospheric movie soundtrack style synth based music. Kind of like the melancholic, introspective music they play in movies. Not bad for what it is.  - Dale  

Flood The Earth, Box 402, Pinole, CA. 94564 USA www.floodtheearth.com

 

KREATOR

“Endorama” 1999 CD

(Pavement Music)

Out of respect for the name Kreator. I’m going to pretend I never even listened to this commercial bullshit album!  - Dale

 

LARUSO

“Bring It On” 2005 CD

(Casket Music)

Reminds me of the lighter stuff on that new headbangers ball show on MTV. Trendy, radio friendly & happy = crap!  - Dale  

www.laruso.com   www.coprorecords.co.uk

 

LEATHERWOLF

“World Asylum” 2006 CD

Is this that glam band from the 80s, why yes it is. They are a lot heavier now and have Wade Black from Crimson Glory / Seven Witches as their singer. Kind of moody power metal, better than you would think.  - Dale  

www.leatherwolfmusic.com

 

LIQUID SCARLET

“S/T” 2005 CD

(ProgRock)

Prog rock ala Yes & King Crimson but with a twinkle of ‘90s indie rock influences. They do what they do well which is taking you to mental fields of introspection & floating spaciness. Go ahead and call it Pink Floyd land, if you so wish.  - Dale

PHD Canada, 1330 Main Street, North Vancouver, BC V7J-1C3, CANADA  www.phdcanada.com

 

LUPERCALIA

“The Moaning Age” 1999 MCD

(Explorers Records)

Despite the lame title and not so great first song. The other 4 hymns are great grim black metal sickness! $10 is the cost (See addy above).  - Dale