“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



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



“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 =



“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



“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 



“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




“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




“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



“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



“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



“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



“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




“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



“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 =



"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



“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



“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



“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




“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



“White-Eyed Trance” 2019 CD

(Memento Mori / Repulsive Echo)

“White-Eyed Trance” has a good mix of slower mid paced death metal, but the band does add some faster, more punishing sections alongside some well written & performed solos. The vocals are deep dm growls that fit the bands music perfectly. If you love old school death metal then do yourself a favor as this is for you.  - Patrick  



“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



“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



“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



“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




“Expunged” 2020 12" MLP

(Hells Headbangers Records)

Expunged is a new band out of the Canadian death metal scene. This debut contains 5 tracks of dm that is pounding and heavy as hell! The guitarist writes a mix of crushing mid paced riffing patterns, but does speed to a much faster pace often. The drumming is a devastating double hammers mix of pummeling middle paced beating that does speed up to a faster enjoyable yet chaotic pace at times. If you enjoy raging, filthy old-school dm then you need this!  - Patrick  



“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  



“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



“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




“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



“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



“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



“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



“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




“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



“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



“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  



“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



“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




“Ensemble Of Darkness” 2013 Demo Tape

(Vibrio Cholerae Records)

This tape is a few years old, but it is a project band my old UG brother Mikael Holm (Aggressive Mutilator) sent me to check out so… The five songs are an eclectic, but cool and entertaining mix of heavy metal, thrash and punk with lots of great attitude and spirit thrown into the mix. The tape is still available or hit up bandcamp.  - Dale



“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



“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



“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



“Versus All Gods” 2019 CD & LP

(Evil Dead Prod. & Hells Headbangers Records)

The Singapore UG metal legends return after close to a decade since their last album! Often looked at in the past as a leading band of the war metal style, but on this record they have mostly returned to their roots, dropping the zillion blast beat drumming & wall of noise. This returns to the earlier days of their Morbid Angel-ish style, and early to mid ‘90s black death metal with loads of short crazy solos. It is still heavy as fuck, evil as hell!  - Dale 



“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




“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



“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  



“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



“Blood Red Victory” 2020 CD

(Divebomb Records)

Though there is a touring line up, this is amazingly (listen to it and you will know why I say that) is a one man band from Ohio. Ironflame play high level, polished heavy / power metal, which is quality from top to bottom and features soaring vocals. For fans of German power metal ala Running Wild, Gamma Ray, Helloween, Grave Digger etc…  - Dale 



“Curse Of The Sky” 2019 CD

(Gates Of Hell Records)

This Finnish band has a very ‘70s epic heavy metal sound and spirit. The music is cool and just has a good relaxing chill vibe to it. The vocalist half of the time her vocals are great and the other half awful, but even when they sound like she is being violently shaken they still have an element of charm to them somehow.  - Dale   




“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



“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



“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



“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



“S/T” 2005 CD


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



“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