Posts Tagged ‘Frank Rini’

Dark Forest – Ridge & Furrow EP

I reviewed UK’s Heavy/Power Metal band Dark Forest’s fifth album Oak, Ash & Thorn a few years ago. I raved about the album and now they have returned with a 5-song ep Ridge & Furrow. Opening with the longest track, “Skylark”, excellent double bass drums with the continued Iron Maiden influences all over the place with some melodic yet excellent power metal […]

Megadeth – The Sick, the Dying… and the Dead!

I reviewed Megadeth’s last album, Dystopia on here, when it was first released. Chris Adler, was still playing drums for Lamb of God and his drum work on Dystopia definitely increased their speed and that’s a great album. Since Dystopia, Dave Mustaine went through more lineup shifts. Longtime bassist David Ellefson was fired for getting […]

Necrambulant – A Feast of Festering Flesh EP

I reviewed Phoenix’s Necrambulant debut album, Infernal Infectious Necro-Ambulatory Pandemic, on Lacerated Enemy Records in 2013. I reviewed that album for allabouttherock.uk and went on how much I loved their brutal slam death metal style. They reminded me of Cephalotripsy and still do. Sludgy slam with clogged sewer pipe vocals. After the debut album, they […]

Hatriot- The Vale of Shadows

Hatriot’s fourth album The Vale of Shadows continues to show, as their last album, From Days unto Darkness, they can stand on their own without Cody (bass/Vox) and Nick’s (drums) father Zetro Souza fronting the band. For those who are unaware Zetro is the singer for Exodus and after getting booted from Exodus after the Tempo of the Damned album partnered with his kids and […]

Vomit Forth – Seething Malevolence

I think someone at Century Media follows the underground and most relevant to my point the American death metal scene, very closely. They have poached from the awesome small California label, Maggot Stomp with Sanguisugabogg, Frozen Soul and now Connecticut’s Vomit Forth. The ‘Bogg and Frozen Soul are experiencing massive success with their albums, videos […]

Kill Division – Peace Through Tyranny

My favorite grindcore album of all time is Napalm Death’s From Enslavement to Obliteration. Has been since its release over 3 decades ago. A close second would be Terrorizer’s debut World Downfall. The list of grind bands with terrific albums is endless. Every once in a while, a grind album is released that blows my […]

Misgivings – Misgivings

Misgivings is yet another damn fine French band label owner Alex Dolorem has sent to me. Interestingly enough, this self-titled album is their debut yet they’ve been around since 1991. The band has released many demos, went on hiatus but returned a few years ago. This is 9 songs in 35 minutes and the band […]

Kryptograf – The Eldorado Spell

Norway’s four-piece Kryptograf return with their second album, The Eldorado Spell, after their scorching self-titled debut from two years ago. Chalk this band up to another new favorite Rini band. Kryptograf play a heavy doom with psychedelic moments. I’d say throw classic Sabbath in a blender and mix in Trouble, Khemmis as well as the […]

Disma – Earthendium EP

New Jersey’s doom death band Disma return with an ep full of new material with three great songs. I’m still hoping there’s a full length in the works as their 2011 debut Towards the Megalith was released some time ago. As an ardent Disma supporter of a rack of their merch, all their music and reviewing their last several eps/comp […]

Visions of Annihilation – The Inception of Chaos

Texas brutal death metal newcomers Visions of Annihilation drop their debut album The Inception of Chaos on Brian Ferrell’s Ossuary Industries label. Brian knows good homegrown brutal American death metal and as a huge supporter of the scene he snatched up this band. They use a drum machine but don’t let that dissuade you. It’s programmed quite excellently […]

Artificial Brain – Artificial Brain

Long Island NY’s Artificial Brain returns with their third album, a self-titled one. Prior to the release vocalist and my friend Will Smith announced he was leaving in order to focus on being the singer for Afterbirth, also Long Island natives. Will’s departure and vocal style will be missed but I’m not sure who the […]

Bog Body – Cryonic Crevasse Cult

There are many interesting bands out there today. Back in 1992 I came upon an album from UK’s Sonic Violence called Transfixion. They were an industrial doomy band and the music was heavy distorted bass guitar, drums, samples and vocals. Devoid of guitar, it did not bother me, and that album is still in rotation […]

Municipal Waste – Electrified Brain

Virginia’s crossover/thrash lunatics Municipal Waste return with their seventh album. I remember when this entire genre resurged like around 2000 and MW were the new kids on the block. Now it’s over 20 years later they’ve been around and are veterans. I was really happy when drummer Dave Witte joined in 2005. He’s a great […]

Kreator – Hate über alles

Hate über alles is the 15th album from German thrashers Kreator. IMO they are the best German thrash band, ever. Seen them live so many times and other than 2 meh albums, Outcast and Endorama their discography destroys. Kreator are not reinventing the wheel but maybe the new bassist Frederic Leclercq (Loudblast) said let’s up the ante a little more. “Sergio Corbucci […]

Enshroudment – As the Light is Extinguished EP

Thronehammer’s vocalist Kat Shevil Gillham sings and drums on the debut EP, from UK’s Enshroudment.  I’m really an old school doom death fan. I do enjoy new bands in this genre but bands like Morgion, Anathema, Paradise Lost, Dream Death– all their earliest releases, as well as My Dying Bride, all hold a special place in my heart. This 3 song […]

Misery Index – Complete Control

I’ve reviewed the last several releases from Misery Index and knowing singer/bassist Jason Netherton all these years from my Internal Bleeding time and his stint in Dying Fetus- well those were some legendary shows folks. Time flies and Complete Control is the bands seventh full length album. If you were expecting anything less than their […]

Satan – Earth Infernal

UK’s NWOBHM band, Satan, have been around since the late 70’s. During their long career they changed their name a few times (Blind Fury, Pariah) which may have hurt their long-term popularity. Under the Satan name they have released, 5 albums and Earth Infernal their 6th. In 1986 I picked up their new ep on vinyl Into the Future, bypassing their […]

Embryonic Autopsy – Prophecies of the Conjoined

Finally; my longtime friend in stoolism and brutality Tim King returns to death metal. Tim played bass and sang with the Chicago 90s brutal/tech death band Oppressor and we became fast friends in the 90’s playing shows together. I remember one Internal Bleeding show with them and Symphony of Grief was like at a bowling alley or some shit. We […]

Eldritch Horror – At the Altar of Death EP

I reviewed Eldritch Horror‘s 2015 long awaited debut album Untouched by the Sun here 7 years ago. Time flies. And what a debut that was. Harnessing old school death metal calling to mind the 80’s and not surprising since they’d been underground monsters since yet 80’s. Finally seeing the band live a few years after […]

Day Of Doom – Doomed

I’ve reviewed Long Island, NY’s Day of Doom last several albums and Doomed is their sixth album and they streamlined their approach opting for shorter songs and drummer Rich Hervey is leading the charge again. “Provocation of Iniquity” begins this 10 song 38 minute album with what sounds like people talking, explosions and buildings collapsing as the air horns […]

Sentient Horror – Rites of Gore

New Jersey’s Sentient Horror, previously called Sentience, return with their third album-Rites of Horror. Their 2016 debut, Ungodly Forms, is still their finest and I saw them perform on that tour and they killed it. I love American bands who can emulate the classic Swedish death metal sounds of yore and Sentient Horror do it perfectly. The Crypts Below ep and Morbid Realms album […]

Watain – The Agony & Ecstasy of Watain

I reviewed Watains’s Trident Wolf Eclipse in 2018. Being new to their music back then, but knowing about them for years, I went into their music with fresh ears. I really enjoyed that album as well as their prior releases. They play a pretty high-octane style of black metal but mixed in with their melodies and metal influences […]

Desecresy – Unveil in the Abyss

Finland’s Desecresy return with their 7th full length album Unveil in the Abyss. Those unfamiliar with the band must know Tommi Grönqvist is a one man band. He plays all the instruments, does all the vocals and this talented bastid also does all the artwork. Their album covers always having a main color theme and […]

Desolate Shrine – Fires of the Dying World

Finland’s Desolate Shrine fourth album, Deliverance from the Godless Void from 2017 was and still is a great album,  and five years later here I am reviewing their fifth album Fires of the Dying World 7 songs in 46 minutes. Actually 6, since the opening track is an intro and it’s like a moody classical […]

Vio-Lence – Let the World Burn EP

Can you believe a brand new recording from Bay Area Thrashers, Vio-Lence, after close to 3 decades?  I would never have guessed it.  Seeing the band lay waste at the Thrash of the Titans benefit show for Chuck Billy and Chuck Schuldiner, back in 2001 was one my live highlight experiences for sure.  Maybe the […]