Reminds me of
the lighter stuff on that new headbangers ball show on MTV. Trendy,
radio friendly & happy = crap!
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.
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
Death metal that
is very reminiscent of Righteous Pigs mixed with Dismember. Nothing
special, weak vocals but the mix of those influences is interesting.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pure old school thrash metal that is a mix of ‘80s Canadian & German
thrashing madness. 5 tracks of blissful insanity!
– Another 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.
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
www.worshiphimrecords firstname.lastname@example.org www.todeskult.de
melancholic and introspective black metal that meanders it’s pace
but really is evil in it’s own unique way.
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
metal in every way. I have been championing these guys since their
demo days and they have only gotten better.
Metal Age, Box
42, 038 61 Vrutky, SLOVAKIA
straight forward clean death metal from Romania. Some nice depth in
the guitar work and the growls (not gurgles or grunts) are nice and
An ‘80s thrash
band that stayed true to their roots?! This follow up again of
re-released gems of Protector by I Hate, bears that out, this time
we have the ’89 LP + ’90 MLP + live tracks. This band was amazing,
just catchy fast straight ahead thrash in the classic German vein. A
Not sure how to
describe them? I guess ‘80s heavy metal with some thrash and death
metal elements mixed into the maelstrom. Not bad just average.
Run of the mill
semi-technical brutal death metal in the American mold coming from
the Aussie act.
Hard rock with a
radio friendly vibe. It did not grab me despite being well done.
death metal, kind of technical and at times not. Like a cross
between Suffocation and Mortician.
Great mix of
bands to introduce you to the South American scene. Included:
Purulent, Inhumate, NB 604, Carnarium, Nahual, Evilheart, Dyspraxia
and shit loads more!
R.w. Prod., Beto
Ampuero D., Av. Victor Raul Haya de la Torre 191 – Muro, Chiclayo,
They kind of
remind me of a spunky Gothenburg death metal band playing back metal
and doing a fair job.
lightweight Goteborg style melodic death metal. This is just too
lightweight for me, glad this scene is dwindling.
Brutality continue to impress me with their stellar commitment to
promoting their bands. Scid is what you come to expect from U.M.,
pure unadulterated steamrolling death metal grinding at it’s finest.
If you love speed, brutality and riffs you can bang to, then
contract a case of
Records, PO Box 1869, Powell, TN.37849, USA
recording. Floridian black death that sounds a tad too much like new
Dark Funeral and old Cradle of Filth for my liking. Some solid riffs
and ideas here but it did not come together for me.
M.S. Music, c/o
Andrew Parrish, Louisville, OH. 44641, USA email@example.com
drowned like an unwanted puppy dog, in tons of electronica. It is
one wimpy soup of junk.
‘80s hard rock
like a mix of the The Cult with all the glam bands of the era. Yuck,
and old school death mix that owes much to Canadian legends
Slaughter! Not as good as the originators but decent nonetheless if
you love this style.
I reviewed this
like 6 or 7 years ago when Invictus released it the first time! Here
it is again, Slaughter Lord are old Oz thrash legends and if you do
not know that, then get this already.
War metal with
heavy thrash roots, the riffing is fucking awesome!! It makes me
want to crush something. A really sick atmosphere to the music. Oh
how I like this, unstoppable.
I have always
wanted to like Sunn. However, like Boris their brand of tedious do
nothing doom was just boring. Here it is not miles better but they
have added a bunch of black metal collaborators which has added a
sick Beherit-ish crusty feel.
tinged grindcore mixed heavily with jazz and off the wall goofiness.
They do it well but it is also fuggin mess at the same time. Great
one minute and shite the next, though thankfully more that former
than the latter.
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.
Rock music, the
kind you could easily turn the radio on and hear. I just do not
listen to commercial shit like this – sorry.
light ‘metal’ with those poofy, I’m really sexy husky clean male
goth vocals. Total crap… Surprise it is on Prophecy!
metal supergroup featuring members of Nachtmystium, Xasthur, Krieg &
Leviathan. This has to be one of the better bm albums I have gotten
for a while. Nothing fancy just a visceral / melancholy dichotomy
drown in evil.
Box 291967, Los Angeles, CA. 90029, USA
slooow funeral doom where the vocals are as much a main instrument
as the guitar and drums. Extremely simple but also effective.
death metal that actually smokes mixed with oriental interludes
played on traditional instruments like Koto Harps, Taiko drums. Very
interesting and punishing.
D. Records, Box
46554, London N1 2WW, U.K. firstname.lastname@example.org
appears to be a bit of actual music and vocals among the sappy
nature CD sound effects. One of the most boring bands on this
Box 402, Pinole, CA. 94564, USA www.floodtheearth.com
Raging, fast and
rhythmic like the old days, think Suffocation, Sinister, Cannibal
Corpse etc… I enjoyed it.
Stratinghpad 23, 5025 DS Tilburg, NETHERLANDS
Always hard to
review compilations but if you love guttural death metal with
indecipherable vocals and black metal, you will love this release.
Some bands are: Thy Funeral, Ahriman, Age of Agony, Warkult, Blood
Rainbow, Gutted, Funebre…
Super raunchy ‘n
raw Satanic warring thrash in the old Canadian ‘80s spirit. Their
intense old school spirit and energy is infectious.
Wraht, Ul. Francuska 4/20, 65-941 Zielona Gora, POLAND email@example.com
interesting, a Danish band playing North American style caustic war
metal ala Conqueror, Blasphemy with Deicide, old Monstrosity and so
on. I really grasped it.
but very slickly executed black metal with a melodic undercurrent.
Really this band is better than 80% of all bands in this genre
today. Must have.
Stockhauserstr. 3a, 35638 Leun, GERMANY firstname.lastname@example.org