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!

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.

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

 

 

GOREFEST

“La Muerte” 2006 CD (Nuclear Blast)

Did this once, long ago, great band not already embarrass themselves enough in the mid 90s?! Apparently, 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!

 

GRAVEN

“The Shadows Eternal Call” 2006 CD (Undercover Records)

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

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!!!!

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?!

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

 

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.

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.

 

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.

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

 

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.

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.

info@unmatchedbrutality.com

 

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. 

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

 

 

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!  

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.

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.

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

 

MASTIC SCUM

“Mind” 20005 CD (Cudgel Agency)

Death metal that is very reminiscent of Righteous Pigs mixed with Dismember. Nothing special, weak vocals but the mix of those influences is interesting.

www.cudgel.de   www.masticscum.com

 

MAYHEMIC TRUTH

“In Memoriam” 2005 CD (I Hate Records)

This is a re-release of the CD out years ago on Iron Pegasus - a collection of songs from the bands ’96 demo + ’95 7” EP. Classic UG 90’s bm with an epic Bathory, viking-era aura. This is by far a superior release to the previous one.

Ihr666@yahoo.se

 

 

MICHEAL SCHENKER GROUP

“Tales of Rock ‘n Roll – 25 Years Celebration”  2006 CD (Armageddon Music)

If you like hard rock then you will love this new album from the main man guitar king of MSG and former member of The Scorpions & UFO.

www.armageddon.de

 

MIDNIGHT

“Sakada” 2005 CD (Black Lotus Records)

Ex-Crimson Glory singer Midnight’s solo record. I did not expect to like this as much as I do. Hard rock that might appeal to fans of “Operation Mindcrime”, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, “A Mended Rhyme” type of stuff.

www.themidnightmansion.com

 

NAILED

“A Pure World Is A Dead World” 2005 CD (Copro Records)

Pure brutal American sounding death metal from this English band with some heavy doses of early Napalm Death grind. Well done but to be honest, nothing too exciting either.

www.coprorecords.co.uk

 

NAILGUNNER / WOUNDS

“Thermonuklear Thrash Metal Warfare” 2005 Split CD (Bestial Burst)

Nailgunner Pure old school thrash metal that is a mix of ‘80s Canadian & German thrashing madness. 5 tracks of blissful insanity!

www.nailgunner.cjb.net

WoundsAnother Finnish band and they play more on the death metal side of things but hell this is bestial burst records, so you know there is some thrash in those festered gashes.

www.wounds-reich.net  Http://bestialburst.blackmetal.fi

 

NECROS CHRISTOS

“Grave Damnation” 2006 CD (Worship Him Records)

I wish I could give a better review but I only got this CD to play a few seconds of each track. What I could make out kind of sounded like a brutal Goatlord mixed with Bolt Thrower & more evil Benediction type of vocals. 

https://worshiphimrecords.bandcamp.com/   www.todeskult.de

 

 

NIGHTBRINGER

“Promo” 2005 CDR (Forever Plagued Records)

Exceptionally melancholic and introspective black metal that meanders it’s pace but really is evil in it’s own unique way.

www.foreverplaguedrecords.cjb.net 

 

9TH PLAUGE

“Triumph of Diabolism” Demo CD 2006

9TH Plague return sounding better than ever. If you like your death metal heavy & varied in a cross of maybe Morbid Angel & Hate Eternal I have a band for you. PO Box 9048, S-250 09 Helsingborg, SWEDEN

www.9thplague.com