Posts Tagged ‘Brutal Death Metal’

Stillbirth – Revive The Throne

While not overly familiar with Germany’s long-running brutes  Stillbirth, I’ve checked some of their releases via promotional material in the past but never been really impressed to put pen to paper and express my opinion about them, especially as they came off with a bit of a weed-based, tongue in check vibe (i.e song titles […]

Faceless Burial – Speciation

While 2020 will stand as a year most of us would rather forget, thankfully amidst the worldwide chaos, metal has been a shining light of catharsis and hope. The death metal scene has enjoyed another particularly potent year, with no signs of slowing down. Australian power trio Faceless Burial offer a bludgeoning antidote to the […]

Disavowed – Revocation of The Fallen

Well, Well, Well! What do we have here?  The return of these fine sickos from Amsterdam Disavowed. Having been a fan of the band since their classic debut Perceptive Deception I was intrigued by what their third full length album has to offer and it does not disappoint at all. Revocation of the Fallen is […]

Cordyceps – Betrayal

Based out of Las Vegas Nevada comes Cordyceps with their debut brutal death metal album, Betrayal.  3 years ago they released a nifty 5 song ep Black Blood Butchery or B to the third power and it was a nice display of brutal beatdown death metal.  Basically the band is a 2-piece with Rafael Gonzalez […]

Oncology – Omniversal Antigenesis

Northern Ireland’s brutal death metal bastards, Oncology return with their sophomore album- Omniversal Antigenesis.  I really enjoyed their 2016 debut Infinite Regress and really loved that album cover.  Oncology play a no frills, no holds barred, Hulk Hogan, type of atomic leg drop brutal death metal, more blast beats than holes in your underwear.  No […]

Katalepsy – Terra Mortuus Est

I have been following Moscow’s Katalepsy since their Musick Brings Injuries ep.  Debut album Autopsychosis in 2013 became one of my favorite brutal slam death metal albums.  That high quality output continued a few years later with the sophomore album Gravenous Hour – another excellent example of the band putting out monstrously heavy music. And […]

Defeated Sanity – The Sanguinary Impetus

Germany’s Defeated Sanity return with their sixth album and the full album is in their brutal death metal style. Their 2016 album was split into 2 sections. One part brutal Defeated Sanity and the other half progressive, jazz infused technical death metal. It was an original concept and continued to show Defeated Sanity evolving into […]

Decaying Purity – Mass Extinction of the Providential Ones

I have thoroughly enjoyed Turkey’s brutal death metal act, Decaying Purity’s previous three releases and their fourth one Mass Extinction of the Providential Ones is on pace with yet another long album name, as well as more brutality to knock the COVID right outta ya. 9 songs in 32 minutes and “Darkness Falling Down Through […]

Engutturalment Cephaloslamectomy – Glam Not Slam

Lets get one thing out of the way first, I’m not Engutturalment Cephaloslamectomy over and over in this review, from now on its EC, get over it. Second thing that  I should address is that Indiana’s EC, while a Slam band of the slammiest order, it’s immediate from opener “Worthless Intro You Will Skip”, that […]

Devangelic – Ersetu

Italy’s brutal bastards, Devangelic return with their third album, Ersetu and their first for Willowtip records after departing from Comatose, who released their prior 2 brutal albums.  Devangelic play no frills brutal death metal.  By now you know what you’re getting into with a Devangelic album. 9 songs in an abrupt 31 minutes, but when death metal is played this brutal, this is […]

Unmerciful – Wrath Encompassed

Without a doubt one of the most anticipated death metal albums of the year for me, Kansas’s Unmerciful have been an upper echelon brutal technical death metal band.  From the band’s inceptio,n having world class drumming has been a necessary component to the band.  With Unmercifully beaten you had James King. With Ravenous Impulse you […]

Afterbirth – Four Dimensional Flesh

I was honored to be a guest singer on the debut Afterbirth album-The Time Traveler’s Dilemma, on the song “Timeless Formless”, released in 2017.  The album just plain rules and Afterbirth return with their second album-Four Dimensional Flesh, which shows the band streamlining their approach.  Shorter songs, but no less brutal or catchy, than the previous album. “Beheading the Buddha” opens […]

Visceral Disgorge – Ingesting Putridity (Reissue)

I reviewed Baltimore’s brutal death metal band, Visceral Disgorge’s sophomore album, Slithering Evisceration, recently and stated how much I loved the album and how they are one of my favorite brutal death metal bands.  I interviewed singer Travis Werner some years back and I was and still am a tremendous fan of their 2011 debut […]

Regurgitation – Tales of Necrophilia (Reissue)

To this day I still own and play Ohio’s Regurgitation’s demo Conceived Through Vomit from 1996.  Brutally heavy and vicious.  One of the band members gave to me when I was fronting Internal Bleeding and we played in Ohio so many damn times-that’s why the people and scene are so near and dear to me.  […]

Schizogen – Spawn of Almighty Essence

I really got to hand it to Jason Tipton at Willowtip Records.  He has a unique ability to find some of the most intricately brutal death metal bands (Defeated Sanity, Putridity, Abysmal Torment, etc).  Ukraine’s Schizogen are no exception with their 2020 2nd full length Spawn of Almighty Essence. Musically these guys waste zero time […]

Visceral Disgorge – Slithering Evisceration

Baltimore’s brutal death metal band, Visceral Disgorge, burst onto the scene in 2011 with their scorching debut album-Ingesting Putridity.  I was an instant believer and reviewed the album, gave it high marks and interviewed the singer Travis Werner.   After meeting Travis at a local show and witnessing their brutal live performance we struck up […]

Fluids – Exploitative Practices

I had no idea New York’s awesome Mortician finally released an album after all these years…..oh wait…this is not Mortician????  Fluids-what the hell??  New to the scene, forming in 2018 from Arizona, Walter Hale on Drums/Synths/Programming, Jan Grotle on Guitar/Bass and Cole Jacobsen on Vocals, this trio of stoolbags have put out their debut Exploitative […]

Unfathomable Ruination – Enraged & Unbound

England’s Unfathomable Ruination return with their third full length Enraged and Unbound.  I must admit I am not too familiar with this group. Unfathomable Ruination play a style of brutal technical death metal similar to: Cryptopsy, Origin and Internal Suffering.  Needless to say these gents waste zero time getting things moving and shaking. “An Obsidian […]

Vomit Forth – Northeastern Deprivation

Relatively new to the death metal scene, Connecticut’s Vomit Forth have been acquired by Maggot Stomp to take both the 2018 Vomit Forth demo and Inherit Laceration ep and throw them on a cd combining the 2 new songs in 2019, making up the Northeastern Deprivation for a total of 9 songs on this compilation […]

Horrific Demise – Excruciating Extermination

The mid-west part of the US has always been a hotbed of brutal and killer death metal.  This album features current and former members of bands such as: Lividity, Putrid Pile, Necrotic Disgorgement, Regurgitation and Gorgasm, just to name a few, in case you were counting.  Matt Bishop (longtime friend) on vocals/guitar, Tony Tipton-guitar, Phil […]

Nile – Vile Nilotic Rites

When I reviewed Nile’s fourth album, Annihilation of the Wicked way back in 2005, I mused how long the band could keep up the high quality and continue  the  long running Egyptian themes. Well 14 years and 5 albums later, that answer is pretty clear. Even with a bit of a lull with 2012s At […]

Flesh Tomb – Torn From The Womb of The Sky EP

Born from the most treacherous and violent sewers in Delaware, Flesh Tomb unleash their debut ep-Torn From The Womb of The Sky.  Zach Wilson on vox, Ryan Giordano-guitar, Jack Mulvanerty on bass and Ladon Vance on drums this 6 song 14 minute ep will fly by you so fast, heads will be lopped off pathetic […]

Wormed – Metaportal EP

Spain’s Wormed, I can’t believe it, have already been around for 20 years.  Holy crap how time flies.  I would assume this little ditty of an ep, in the spherical form of Metaportal is a precursor to Wormed’s fourth full-length album.  I have been a huge fan of the band and have met them on […]

Demiurgon – The Oblivious Lore

Wow! I know I talk up Everlasting Spew Records quite a bit when I review their artists but I cannot help it. They put out such amazing releases! The trend doesn’t stop with Italian brutal tech death metallers Demiurgon and their 2019 2nd full length album The Oblivious Lure. It has been four years since […]

Pathology – Reborn to Kill

I’m not sure what is more surprising- that this is Pathology’s 10th album since 2006, or that its released on Pavement Music/Entertainment, once a prolific extreme metal label, now home to the likes of Dishwalla, Puddle of Mud, Flaw and Tantric. Either way, album number 10 sticks to the tenets of the last few albums, […]