Posts Tagged ‘E.Thomas’

Prezir – As Rats Devour Lions

The debut EP from Milwaukee’s Prezir , Contempt, was a solid black/death metal assault, but I’d expect no less from a project that includes Rory Heikkila from Shroud of Despondency on guitar ,vocalist Luka Đorđević from epic Tolkien death metal act  Khazaddum, and has since added Milwaukee scene veteran Jerry Hauppa from Concentric, Northless and Ara on bass. And on the band’s full length debut, […]

Hate Eternal – Upon Desolate Sands

After locking into their sound on 2005’s I. Monarch, Erik Rutan and Hate Eternal have delivered 4 damn fine albums of American death metal that’s one of the more solid discographies of the last decade or so. And with the addition of drummer Hannes Grossman (Alkaloid, ex Necrophagist) on drums to Rutan and JJ Hrubovcak (on his […]

Posthuman Abomination – Transcending Embodiment

Hang on, let me grab my Comastose Music and Italian brutal death metal review template and paste in here…. [Insert brutal album name here] is the debut album from  [insert band name here], hailing from [Italy], featuring current and former members of  [insert other brutal death bands from Italy here] and deliver exactly what you’d […]

House of Atreus – From the Madness of Ixion

“Tis the times’ plague, when madmen lead the blind.” ― William Shakespeare, King Lear Boy, who knew Shakespeare was a prophet? But I digress. After one self released EP, and a killer debut album, The Spear and the Ichor that Follows in 2015 on Dark Descent Records, Minnesota’s House of Atreus signed with Iron Bonehead Productions and […]

DungeönHammer – Infernal Moon

You know when you get a band with ******* hammer as the name, there’s a solid chance you know exactly what it will be, so I’ll make this simple. As simple as the music contained on DungeönHammer’s debut album. Do you like  classic Hellhammer or Celtic Frost? Do you like Dark Throne‘s latter material? If you answered “OUGHHH”  […]

Wolfheart – Constellation of the Black Light

One could argue that within the Finnish melodic death metal scene, you have the ‘big three’ comprised of Amorphis, Insomnium and Omnium Gatherum. But nipping at their heels are a couple of bands I really like in Noumena and Wolfheart, the brain child of Tuomas Saukkonen, whose former projects Before the Dawn and Black Sun Aeon, […]

Kraanium – Slamchosis

Slam death metal fans: “Dude, the new Kill Everything album, is  sick, it’s the slammiest of the slammiest releases of 2018″ Kraanium : “Hold my Beer….” The fifth album from formerly Norway based, now international slammers Kraanium brings nothing new to the table at all and is all but indiscernible from the last two albums I reviewed,  2012s Post […]

Internal Bleeding – Corrupting Influence

Back in 2004, New York death metal veterans, Internal Bleeding released Onward to Mecca with then sole original member/drummer Bill Tolley and a bunch of NYDM hired guns. However, Bill was tragically killed in 2017 while performing his job as a New York firefighter. So now, in a case of history repeating itself,  original member Chris Pervelis who […]

Shylmagoghnar – Transience

I have no prior experience with progressive Netherlands symphonic, melodic death/black metal duo,  Shylmagoghnar ( a moniker the duo created), but their second album, Transience is one of the most wondrous albums of the year. Seriously, this is a really good album. It reminds me a little of  Disillusion and their progressive melodic death metal magnum opus […]

Solium Fatalis – Genetically Engineered to Enslave

I dug the second album, The Undying Season, from this US based melodic death metal band, but for some reason never checked out the follow up, 2016s Neuronic Saw. Maybe  because it didn’t have the big name power of Oliver Pinnard (Neuraxis, Vengeful) or drumming royalty FLo Mournier or Dirk Verbueren like its its predecessors did, […]

Ováte – Ováte

Listen, I could try to force 1000 words into this review of the debut from Norway’s Ováte. i could try and dress it up and fill space, and get all sorts of creative with wordplay and shit but listen, all you really need to know that this is project is a duo spearheaded by guitarist /bassist  Aindiachaí […]

Pantheist – Seeking Infinity

The first two albums from Belgian/UK act Pantheist (2002 O Solitude and 2005s Amartia), are in my opinion, two of the finest examples of funeral doom of the two decades. However, with 2009s Journey Through lands Unknown, founder  Kostas Panagiotou took the band’s sound away from the immense ‘church doom’ tones into more experimental and progressive […]

Wombbath – The Great Desolation

After being one of the top, but second tier Swedish death metal bands on the 90s, Wombbath broke up, but almost 20 years later, lone original member Håkan Stuvemark and some scene vets and released Downfall Rising back in 2015, a solid reunion, fitting in with the rash of releases and rebirth of the genre. […]

Deicide – Overtures of Blasphemy

The post Hoffman brothers era of Deicide has been an up and down affair. From the excellent (but divisive to some), more melodic Ralph Santolla led release The Stench of Redemption, to the crap fest of ‘Til Death Do Us Part, the blistering To Hell With God, then back to crap again with In The Minds Of […]

Killing Addiction – Omega Factor (Reissue)

Warning: negative nancy review ahead!!!!! (it’s been a while)….. Here’s one of those reissues that has be scratching my head. There are plenty of albums that deserved  a reissue- for example Desecrator’s Subconscious Release a few years ago, or God Macabre‘s The Winterlong, or Gorement’s The Ending Quest. Hard to find albums that were overlooked, or […]

Monstrosity – The Passage of Existence

Though the band’s debut’ Imperial Doom is regarded as a Floridian death metal classic  (“Horror Infinity” still gets regular airplay for me), in the grand scheme of things, Monstrosity were never quite as revered as brethren like Deicide, Obituary, Morbid Angel, Malevolent Creation, or even similarly peripheral Brutality, being not quire as productive, unique or […]

Aborted Fetus – Ancient Spirits of Decay

Russian brutal slammers Aborted Fetus are back with album number 5 and it adds to a pretty good year not just for brutal slammy death metal (Organectomy, Ingested, Manhattan Lovestory), and the always reliable Comatose Music ( Kraanium, Abhorrent Deformity, Kraanium,  Kill Everything, Flesh Hoarder, Posthuman Abomination) also. I own all but the debut from these guys, […]

Eroded – Necropath

While Burial Invocation‘s Abiogenesis is getting the lion’s share of the attention in the realms of murky, Incantation-y death metal (and rightly so, it’s a killer release), the second album from Italy’s Eroded is just as good and certainly one of the best releases of the year in the now common place style. I have […]

Crawl – Rituals

Transcending Obscurity’s first foray into pure Swedish death metal is relative success with Crawl’s debut, Rituals.  Crawl’s members are relative unknowns but  veterans of the scene and there are branches from the extensive  Demonical family tree in drummer, Amir Batar and  there is Joachim Lyngfelt formerly of the underrated Decomposed. Then output is a nasty, direct crusty, […]

Supreme Carnage – Morbid Ways to Die

Did you find your self craving the new Jungle Rot record this year? Do you like meat and potatoes? Do you like chunky, no frills Death metal? Did you enjoy Grave’s last 4 albums? if you answered yes to the previous questions, just go ahead and order the third album from Germany’s Supreme Carnage. Seriously- what […]

Creeping Flesh – In Times of War

Just when I thought Just Before Dawn was the pinnacle of WW2 themed, Bolt Thrower and Hail of Bullets worshiping death metal, along comes Sweden’s Creeping Flesh  and their compilation of demos and EPs to deliver a salvo of impressive tracks that do all the the bands above justice. While not having the big names […]

Abhorrent Deformity – Slaughter Monolith

Although I enjoyed the debut from North Carolina’s Abhorrent Deformity, Entities of Malevolence, I can say I have not revisited it since its 2015 release. It was a solid slab of brutal/tech death that hinted at something better, and here is the something better. Way better. Though certainly still lingering in the putrid Comatose wheelhouse […]

Cast the Stone – Empyrean Entropy EP

I’m always excited to see local metal bands from here in Missouri get some recognition or sign to a decent label. St Louis’s Cast the Stone were formed in 2002 and I crossed paths with bassist Derek Engemann at a few Sounds of the  Underground/Summer Slaughter/Harkonin (another great St Louis act) shows in St  Louis  at […]

Ripped to Shreds – 埋葬

The US is certainly upping the HM-2 death metal game here in the last few years with the likes of Fatalist, Skinfather, Terminate, Horrendous, Unwilling Flesh and just this year,  we have had excellent releases from Angerot, Boethiath and one man project, Ripped to Shreds. The brain child of one Andrew Lee,  formerly of Disincarnation, 埋葬 (Chinese […]

Deafheaven – Ordinary Corrupt Human Love

I’ll get right to it- I still think Deafheaven’s Sunbather is a landmark album, black metal or other wise and consider its standout tracks “The Pecan Tree”, “Dreamhouse” and “Sunbather” absolute gems that I still play regularly. However, I wasn’t nearly as enamored with the follow up, New Bermuda as the band tried to be […]