“Vita Sonitus,Mors Expiari" 2021 CD EP

(Blasphemous Creations Of Hell / Plague Demon Records)

This is the debut release from this Swedish black metal band featuring members who are also in bands like HellGoat, Amuleto de Calamidades & SlaughterCoffin. There are three tracks of grim yet well executed black metal spite. The music and the vocals are done with skillful writing and gruff black metal screams that cut into you. Check it out.  - Patrick

https://bchrecords.storenvy.com/    https://plaguedemonrecords.storenvy.com/  



“Power Dive” 2023 CD

(Personal Records)

Acid Blade hail from Germany and play a very tasty early to middle ‘80s heavy metal that sends some nostalgic shivers through me. They are a very talented group of musicians who create really memorable and up beat, high energy songs. This music will please old school diehards of bands like Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Accept, Brocas Helm, Overdrive, Heavy Load, Angelwitch, Omen and the like. The singer on here has a great siren vocal style and excellent delivery too. Check it out.  - Dale 

https://acidblade.bandcamp.com/   https://www.personal-records.com/    



“Pieces Of Mankind” 1999 CD (Copro Records)

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.



“Split” 2005 MCD

(Bestial Burst)

Abscess Man this is great stuff, more like the early Abscess demos then their newer stuff and it is complete sewage, romping ripping death metal!

Bloodred BacteriaTotal grinding death metal with speed, speed and more speed. Pretty intense, good thing it was short because I am exhausted.  - Dale



“In Umbrarum Imperii Gloria” 2006 CDR

(Serpens Caput)

CDR promo for full Length vinyl only release on Serpens Caput. Dark ‘n cold black metal, Norge kind of type, it just did not do much for me. Sub-par.  *See Aids Review for contact…  - Dale



“Soul Pioneer” 2021 Demo Cassette

(Visceral Circuitry Records)

This is a re-release of this French bands 2005 demo, originally only released on CDR. This is a one man band of old school death metal, the sound is a bit thin and it does sound like a one man band. But the music on here is good and it is a demo, so considering all that it is actually solid music, at times fast & pounding, other times gloomy dm music on here. If you missed out the first time you should make this second chance count.  - Dale 

https://www.facebook.com/visceralcircuitryrecs/    https://visceralcircuitryrecs.bandcamp.com/music



“Epoch of Methodic Carnage” 2006 CD

(Brutal Bands Records)

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.  - Dale



“The Excellence of Supremacy” 2005 CD

(Ancient Darkness Productions)

Black-ish metal 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..  - Dale

www.adnoctem.dk   www.ancientdarkness.dk



“The Carnal Temples" 2022 MCD

(Osmose Productions)

Aegrus return with a brand new EP featuring four songs of aggressive and well played black metal. The skillful music varies in tempo, but the mainstay style is fast, raging guitars and precise lightning drum passages. The vocals are raw and grim black metal screams that are intense and powerful. If you are looking for a band that plays traditional black metal done in Finland's trademark style then do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of ‘The Carnal Temples’ today.  - Patrick

https://www.facebook.com/Aegrusofficial/    https://osmoseproductions.bandcamp.com/ 



“Syndrome of The End Approaching 2006 CDR for Full Length Vinyl

(Serpens Caput)

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

 www.serpenscaput.com   moonblood@tiscali.it




“Edekelheit” 2006 Promo CD

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  - Dale 




“Schizo Deluxe” 2005 CD

(AFM Records)

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.  - Dale




“Destructive Rage Of The Enemies" 2022 CD

(Blasphemous Creations Of Hell / Plague Demon Records)

Apocalyptic Leader comes out of the Greek UG metal scene with a release featuring 10 tracks of well executed black metal. The music combines brutal fast black metal and some slow melodic passages to give the release a unique sound. The vocals are a mix of raw raspy screams & some gruff grim growls that fit their style perfectly. If you are a fan of bm that combines atmospheric with melodic edges and a more violent, traditional sound together then be sure to pick this excellent release up.  - Patrick

facebook.com/apocalypticleaders    bchrecords.storenvy.com    plaguedemonrecords.storenvy.com  



“Forcing The Astral” 2006 CD

(Profound Lore)

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




“Live at CBGB’s” 2006 CD + DVD

(Nuclear Blast)

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” 1999 CD (Earache Recs)

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.



“Self-Titled” 1999 CD (Metal Blade/Blackend)

Nicely fashioned and performed but ultimately boring black metal. Amduscias are reminiscent of the Norge black metal style like Emperor (1st album) but minus the keys.




“Bleed” 1999 CD

(Century Media)

The old legendary dark thrashers are back! Now they play limp commercial hard rock / heavy metal L. Discouraging and disheartening. Just not that same old high they used to produce.



“The Inexorable” 1999 CD

(Olympic Records / Osmose Productions)

Pulverizing and 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!



“Primeval Devilish Wisdom" 2019 CD & LP

(NWN! Productions)

This Kentucky horde produces raw and heavy black metal with atmospheric touches and a sinister aura in the early ‘90s tradition. But not second wave Scadinavian bm, but rather gloomy black/death metal akin to the early works of bands like Rotting Christ, Varathron, Beherit, Mystifier, Mortuary Drape, Ancient Rites, Nergal etc… If dig that stuff, you will want to check this out.  - Dale 

https://www.facebook.com/apochryphalrevelation/    http://www.nwnprod.com/   



"Lucky 13" 1998

(Brainticket Records)

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



“Only True Believers” 2019 CD

(Nordvis Produktion)

This is a re-release (one half of this band duo A. Petterson owns Nordvis) by this now defunct yet excellent Swedish black metal band. I followed this band during their first few albums released 2002-2004 time frame. Great cold and hateful early ‘90s second wave Scadinavian black metal!  - Dale

https://nordvis.bandcamp.com/    https://www.facebook.com/nordvis



“Munching The Rotten” 2006 CD

(Neurotic Records)

Formerly known as Bloodcum, these Dutch blokes are brilliant with band names. American style guttural death metal that is really average and humdrum. Forgettable release.  - Dale




“Dreamslave” 2005 CD

(Dark Reign Records)

“Most brutal 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  www.devildollrecords.com 



“Ashen Tomb” 2022 CD EP

(Personal Records)

Ashen Tomb from Finland is a new band and present to us their debut EP that consists of 3 tracks of dirty, brutal and filthy death metal of the old school persuasion. The dark, obscured and whisper-y growling reminds me a bit of a muddier version of early Grave vox. They go great with the ominous atmosphere of the music. I think fans of the old works of bands like Autopsy, Convulse, Abhorrence or even Rippikoulu & Funebrarum. Just really good classic death metal on tap here.  - Dale

https://www.facebook.com/AshenTomb/   https://personal-records.bandcamp.com/   



"Desperate Existence" 1999 CD

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




“The Lower Levels Of Sentience" 2020 12” EP

(Me Saco Un Ojo Records)

Oh man this is some seriously brutish Costa Rican death with just heavy as all fuck riffing! With some cool really deep guttural growling over top of this old school death metal with roots I can hear from the US, Sweden and the UK. Some band influences I hear are Autopsy, Repulsion, Baphomet, Morpheus Descends, early Grave, Bolt Thrower and the often, in my opinion, the underrated Benediction. Solid stuff.  - Dale

https://astriferous.bandcamp.com/    https://mesacounojo.bandcamp.com/  



“Live on Mozartstrasse” 2005

 (Axa Valaha Productions)

Around since 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   www.axavalaha.go.ro



“Goresplattered Suicide” 2005 CD

(Metal Age Productions)

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

info@metalage.sk   www.metalage.sk  



“Pact In Disease & Profanation” 2005 Split CD

(Graveless Slumber Records)

Bahimiron 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.  - Dale

1527 F Crescent Ln., Matthews, NC. 28105, USA  www.gsr666.com.



The Infernal Southern Call” 2019 CD

(Headbanger Records / Death Zone Productions)

It is good to get a pure black metal band out of South America. Belzec play raw bm with a really cold atmosphere. It is not the usual Scandinavian sound; it is a more rough and different kind of dark aura. The vocals are evil whispery ‘n gruff throat grating vox filled with malice & spite. Belzec interestingly remind me most to black metal bands from the Czech Republic like early Master’s Hammer (demos & 1st album), Root (1st album) & some Maniac Butcher plus maybe a little Immortal. I enjoyed it.  - Dale

https://www.facebook.com/belzecperu    https://www.facebook.com/Headbangerrecords666  






“Elysian Inferno” 2022 CD EP

(Dark Descent Records)

I have Berator’s demo tape (only 60 made apparently) and now this EP is the second release from this Chicago band for the great Dark Descent no less. Their ranks feature current/former members of bands like DeathCult & the mighty CorpseVomit. I mentioned before the vocals reminds me of a mix Speckmann from Master & Glen Benton of Deicide, they still do and they are killer! The music is relentless OSDM featuring some good songwriting. Get it now.  - Dale

https://www.facebook.com/berator/   https://darkdescentrecords.bandcamp.com/  



“Promo CDR 2005”

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 




“Nocturnal Bloodlust” 2019 CD, LP & Tape

(Primitive Reaction)

Not to be confused with the great Chilean Black Beast I reviewed elsewhere. This Finnish band play high octane intense thrashing black metal that is like a nice nightmarish mix of the “Panzer Division Marduk” album mixed with healthy touches of early Impaled Nazerene insanity and the evil filthy earlier works of Venom!  - Dale

https://primitivereaction.bandcamp.com/    http://www.primitivereaction.com/  



“The Awakening” 2005 Demo CDR

(Nihilistic Holocaust)

Brutal but vigorous and varied death metal, a little depressive at times and topped off with deep growls.  - Dale

www.listen.to/blackbleeding   www.nihilistic.ca.tc



“At The Forbidden Tree” 2021 CD & LP

(Redefining Darkness Records)

Rising out of Boston like a spiked fist is the metal triumvirate Black Mass. They play thrash metal in the classic ‘80s vein. The songs really rip along with some killer riffing, heavy yet catchy rhythms. Vocalist Brendan O’Hare is good and so eighties it hurts. I can hear so many old bands in their sound like Kreator, Exodus, Sodom, Slayer, Celtic Frost, Destruction, Possessed etc… If you are an old die in the wool thrash fan than you should check this out.  - Dale

https://blackmassband.bandcamp.com/    https://shop.redefiningdarkness.com/  



“Sworn To Darkness Eternal" 2022 CD EP

(Plague Demon Records / Blasphemous Creations Of Hell Records)

Tennesse's Blaspherion returns with a brand new four song EP, which is filled with raw primal black metal. The guitars are played with fast and intense passages that feature skillful writing by mixing in some slower mid paced patterns before going back to the faster pace, The vocals are grim, gruff growls and black metal screams. Blaspherion's music is utterly uncompromising and primitive in it's delivery.  - Patrick

facebook.com/Blaspherion    https://bchrecords.storenvy.com    plaguedemonrecords.storenvy.com  



“Kalla Känslor" Demo / Promo Cassette EP

(Self Release)

This is a band done by an old contact of mine. We became friends through his long time band Aggressive Mutilator, which is very different from this band as it is extreme black metal with some punk touches. Blixtnedslag (Struck By Lightning) on the other hand play 1970s style rock w/Swedish lyrics, it very obvious when listening that ‘70s Kiss is the main influence for the band. If you are a big fan of old Kiss you should give this a try.  - Dale  

https://www.facebook.com/Blixtnedslag-108454637775179/    https://blixtnedslag.bandcamp.com 



“Mot Nya Dimensioner Elisabet + Bonus Tracks" 2022 Demo Cassette EP

(Self Release)

The lightning strikes again with one man Swedish band Blixtnedslag. I reviewed the first EP “Kalla Känslor”; it would appear there was another release since then. But no worries if you missed any of them, as besides the 2 tracks on this EP, the bonus tracks are the 8 songs from those releases!! The music is once again chill but rocking ‘70s style Swede rock with that cool Kiss influence undercurrent. Check it out for sure if that sounds like your cup ‘o tea.  - Dale  

https://www.facebook.com/Blixtnedslag-108454637775179/    https://blixtnedslag.bandcamp.com 



“The Fear” 2020 7" EP & Cassette

(Shadow Kingdom Records)

This is the new band of guitarist Jamison Palmer of Visigoth’s debut release. The two songs are “The Fear” & “Tortured Earth”. Blood Star play classic heavy metal with touches of hard rock in the tradition of the NWOBHM up through the mid ‘80s with nods to bands like Rainbow, Accept, Saxon, Riot, Manilla Road, Chastain, BOC etc… Vocalist Madi Smith has those traditional late ‘70s/early ‘80s metal lyrics down injecting some melody into her voice to push the music along. Nice debut.  - Dale  

https://blood-star.bandcamp.com/    https://www.shadowkingdomrecords.com/



“Porphyrogenesis” 1999 CD

(Near Dark Productions)

Clean 'n slick but raging black metal. Kind of average but well done and still enjoyable. Features 3 old Setherial members as well.



“Self-Titled” 1999 CD (Wicked World)

Lame moniker 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.

(See Earache addy elsewhere as Wicked World is their new sub-label)



“Böndbreakr" 2020 Demo EP

(Self Released)

This TX band is essentially a metal band with heavy punk/hardcore influences. The first listen it just felt like a fun party band, but the more listens I gave it the more layers I found here. The music (lyrics too) is actually pretty involved and impressive if you have the patience for it. The vocalist Hurricane G. fucking rules and kills it. Böndbreakr are a bit like the Bad Brains without the reggae influences.  - Dale

https://www.facebook.com/bondbreakratx    https://www.bondbreakr.band/   



“Dark Blood Reincarnation System” 2021 CD, LP & Tape

(Hells Headbangers)

I have seen this bands name around, but this my first time hearing this Finnish (Great UG metal scene!) band, despite this being their 4th album. Bonehunter plays absolutely amazing, bombastic & ornery black thrashing speed metal with a high level of skill. Many killer influences pop to mind but a few are Venom, Bathory, Bulldozer, Abigial, early Sodom etc… Hells Headbangers have a real tiger by the tail with this band! Hold on tight and get this ASAP.  - Dale

https://www.facebook.com/bonehuntermetal    https://shop-hellsheadbangers.com/



“Movement & Detail” 2006 CD

(10T Records)

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





“Beyond Eternity” 2004 Promo CDR

(Dead Center Productions)

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




“Six Sides Of Fortune” 2006 CD

(Casket Music)

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




“Plague Bringers” 2021 CD & Cassette

(Self Release)

This is solo artist Bryan Eckermann’s eight full-length in eight years, all self released. It took all of one listen to realize Bryan is one talented fellow seemingly on all instruments he employs. He writes some high level, skilled black/death metal. My personal hang up is I am not the biggest fan of highly melodic black or death metal. I turn to heavy metal (especially the old school variety) for that in my metal. But if you are into melodo extreme metal it is hard not to recommend this for you.  - Dale

https://bryaneckermann.bandcamp.com/    https://www.facebook.com/bryaneckermannofficial/



“Pt. III: Get in... (Enter the Cabinet)” 2022 Cassette Album

(Bloody Mountain Records)

Cabinet does not rest on their laurels, as this is already their 2nd album this year! It continues on from their strong debut in similar fashion. I can not help but repeat myself. They are musically extreme, full of harsh yet trippy sorta death metal-ish rumbling with a superb atmosphere inducing abnormal accents, strange and vaguely disturbing sound effects. If you want something different, something progressive in a dirty regressive way that can keep you guessing you should really try the drawer on this filing Cabinet.  - Dale

https://bloodymountainrecords.bandcamp.com/    http://www.bloodymountainrecords.com/



“The Triumph Of Blasphemy” 2021 CD

(Born For Burning Productions)

Callous has members coming out of both of New York and Vermont. This is their debut album featuring a primitive, old school black metal style. The guitars are played with a mix of flowing evil sounding mid paced patterns with lots of faster more aggressive passages, the guitarist even adds in a few solo's. The vocals are raw bm screeches & rasping screams that add in an extra level of menace to their music. Recommended for fans of primeval harsh black metal.  - Patrick

https://callousbm.bandcamp.com/   https://bornforburning.bigcartel.com/  



“Spirit In Flames” 2005 CD

(Copro Records)

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

ryan@coprorecords.com   www.coprorecords.co.uk



“Split CD” 2005

(Bestial Burst)

The Carnival - Olllldddd thrash metal of the Celtic Frosty Hammer topped in a fresh virginal blood bath for Bathory.  

EnormityEnergetic 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.  - Dale

www.enormityband.cjb.net   www.thecarnival.cjb.net



“Concrete Realms Of Pain” 2020 CD

(Nine Records)

I have to confess when I pressed play I was not expecting what I heard from this Finnish band. Think of a mix of classic heavy metal doom with Glenn Danzig singing the doom parts, mixed with get this - raging hardcore! I shit you not; it suddenly transitions from doom to a fucking mix of Earth Crisis, Sick Of It All, Cro-Mags musically / vocals wise. I have heard it all now. Crazy!  - Dale

https://casketsopen.bandcamp.com/    http://shop.nine-records.com/



“The Garden of Unearthly Delights” 2005 CD

(Nuclear Blast)

When did Cathedral stop playing doom?! This is sped up, fast rock and a large disappointment, they just do not click at these speeds.  - Dale



“Instinct” 2005 CD

(Metal Age)

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




“Chronzonic Chaos Gods” 1999 CD (Full Moon Productions)

Oppressively heavy death metal with some Canadian / Australian war metal style and a big bit of Deicide thrown in. Fucking superb and a must have!



“Destiny Calls” 2019 CD

(Gates Of Hell Records)

This Finnish band play straight up heavy, ripping ‘80s speed metal with some heavy metal touches. For me it brings to mind bands like Manilla Road, Cirith Ungol, Brocas Helm, Warlord, Omen etc… Vocalist Emma captures those ‘80s speed metal vocals quite well. This is a strong debut album that old metal fans will dig a lot.  - Dale

https://chevalier.bandcamp.com/    https://www.gatesofhellrecords.com/  



“Written Destiny" 2020 CD, LP & MC

(Hells Headbangers)

This is some really raucous, noisy speedy thrashing crossover metal punk music from Italy. This is their third album (I reviewed their debut a decade ago if you look for it). They are still ripping out some high energy, attitude filled songs I enjoy. I think the recording/production on the past material was more precise and clear. The sound on here is really tinny/noisy and a bit annoying. But the music is killer, so fuck it!  - Dale

https://www.facebook.com/COTofficial    https://shop-hellsheadbangers.com/  



“The Killing Has Begun” 2006 CD

(Casket Music)

'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

www.coprorecords.uk   www.chokehold-metal.com



“A Soulgrinder ‘Zine Compilation” CD

(Soulgrinder ‘Zine  / Thrashback Records)

Paul is back with his Soulgrinder comp series, this time around though he has partnered with Thrashback for this release. This disc lives up to it’s name, it is filled with 15 bands all playing explosive spiked fist to your face thrash metal with balls & attitude! Every song is a killer. Some bands include Kraken, The Donner Party, Evil Army, Dick Vomit, Fatal Agent, Paralysis, Disruptor + more. You get a 12 page full-colour booklet with contact / pics of all the bands.  - Dale

https://thrashbackrecords.com   https://www.facebook.com/soulgrinder.zine   



“Unhumanized” 2019 MCD, MLP & Tape

(Hells Headbangers)

I have been a big fan of this band since their classic & influential 1992 debut album. These old warriors of the metal UG scene are still going after all these years! Cianide are still pumping out their addictively pernicious brand of doomy death metal madness. Support these legends!  - Dale  

https://www.facebook.com/svarttjern    http://www.soulsellerrecords.com/  



“Funeral of the Living” 2005 MCD

(Bestial Burst)

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





“With Lewd Demeanor” 2005 CD

(Neurotic Recs)

Slickly produced Scandinavian old brutal dm with a touch of old American dm influence as well. Solid but average.  - Dale




“Chasing Dayligh" 2021 CD EP

(Desert Records)

Cortége return to the pages of Canadian Assault with their first offering for new label Desert Records. The music on this two song, sixteen minute EP is super slow droning doom metal, like if you took the first Sabbath album and slowed it down a couple notches haha. If you like hypnotic doom with a post apocalyptic doom feel then check these guys out.  - Dale

https://www.facebook.com/cortegeatx    https://desertrecords.bandcamp.com/  



"Act 7" 1999 CD

(Nucleaer Blast America)

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



“Playgrounds” 2005 CD

(Progrock Records)

More progressive rock of course and this is very atmospheric and introspective. It is good stuff if you are in the mood for that.  - Dale




“Trinity Terror” 2020 CD EP


This was sent to me by Paul from Soulgrinder ‘zine (Cheers!). This band is based in PA near me. They create some crossover sounding, high energy ‘80s Thrash filled with ripping riffs. They remind me of a mix of big 4 ‘80s thrash with a spicing of lesser known bands like Biohazard, Pro-Pain (music & vocals), Forced Entry, C.O.C.’s “Animosity” album etc… Definitely a new young band to keep an eye on!  - Dale 

https://www.facebook.com/Cruelbomb/    https://cruelbomb570.bandcamp.com/  



“Celephas” 1999 CD (Solistitium Recs)

More shitty 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