Posts Tagged ‘Frank Rini’

Iron Maiden – Senjutsu

This was a heavy duty order for me to review, Senjutsu, the 17th album from my favorite metal band of all time, Iron Maiden.  Maiden’s earlier output from the debut up until Fear of the Dark are all my favorite Maiden albums.  The first time I heard them was when I was 10 years old […]

Pessimist – Cult of the Initiated/Blood for the Gods/Slaughtering the Faithful (Reissues)

Pessimist started in Maryland in the early 90’s and had a bunch of hype surrounding them and I became friends with guitarist Kelly Mclauchlin through mutual friends.  To see him see me back with Internal Bleeding 3 years ago in the mid-west -wearing the Voracious Contempt purple tour longsleeve from the tour was a huge […]

Carcass – Torn Arteries

Finally we get the anticipated and delayed new Carcass album Torn Arteries.  Last year I reviewed the stop gap EP, Despicable and explained it was kind of a mixed bag with some great moments, but far too many average moments thrown in, with more Swansong moments.  So let’s get to the review to see how […]

Sullen Guest – Chapter III

I had no idea Lithuania had such a diamond in the rough band – Sullen Guest, an excellent doom/death band.  The band’s debut 2015 ep Will You Greet the Sullen Guest as an Old Friend? was a great display of haunting doom/death and the female vocals really enhanced their sound. Their 2018 debut album IIIIXXI […]

Wicked Innocence – Omnipotence (Reissue)

Salt Lake City, Utah’s Wicked Innocence just reactivated as an active band a few months ago and that goes swimmingly with the reissue of their second album – Omnipotence from 1995.  I will not claim to be an expert on the band’s three other albums, because other than a few snippets here and there, never […]

Fleshgrind – Demo Days

One of Chicago’s best death metal bands, Fleshgrind, finally gets their two (2) demos  Holy Pedophile 1993 and  Sorrow Breeds Hatred… Bleed on Me 1995 released on cd with bonus content.  Fleshgrind would eventually go on to record 3 full length albums but their demos are special for a number of reasons.  The main thing […]

Infestation – The Antecedent (Reissue)

Infestation were a rather short lived, but no less important, death metal band from Massachusetts in the early – mid 90’s.  With the death metal scene in New England putting out some killer bands, such as Tyrant Trooper, Scattered Remnants and Desolate, that entire area were also competing with the Boston Hardcore scene as well […]

Sinira – The Everlorn

Last year Sinira, a 1 man black metal band, self-released this debut album The Everlorn.  The album went unnoticed and he eventually inked a deal with Northern Silence Productions to put out the album physically and with an alternate album cover for 2021. .  So this year when I first heard this album I really […]

Overdose of Bacon – Kill to Consume EP

Back in 2018 when I was back again with Internal Bleeding and we headed up to Canada, for part of the Bloodletting Tour, I met Phil Brousseau and Nickolas Lauzon and took a picture with these young gentlemen.  They really enjoyed our set and super cool dudes.  Fast Forward to 2020, a little bit right […]

Empyrium – Über den Sternen

Germany’s Empyrium have been around for close to 30 years, with a hiatus in the 00’s.  I’d always seen the band name, but always stayed away from them because of not quite grasping the folk metal genre, until relatively recently.  Their prior releases are a mixed bag containing a variety of sounds, vocals and instruments.  […]

Skeletal Remains – Beyond the Flesh/ Condemned to Misery/ Desolate Isolation (Reissues)

California’s Skeletal Remains burst onto the scene extremely quickly with a debut album in 2012, one year removed after releasing a demo that same year.  So for about 10 years they have remained one of my favorite death metal bands and all their releases are of high quality. I feel their fourth album, released last […]

Sadistik Forest – Obscure Old Remains EP

Finland’s Sadistik Forest flew under my radar until their third full-length album, Morbid Majesties, came out in 2018.  Their intense combination of death metal mixed with some blackened thrash metal had me thinking of early Skeletonwitch.  I went and discovered their prior 2 excellent albums, however Morbid Majesties is still my favorite release from them.  […]

Pestilence – Exitivm

I was fortunate to review the first 4 Pestilence albums when they were reissued through Hammerheart Records, as well as the last Pestilence album – Hadeon, which was also released on Hammerheart Records.  I went into this review as objective as I could possibly get.  I say this because I love all the Pestilence albums […]

Kryptik Mutation – Pulled from the Pit

Kryptik Mutation are a new upcoming Texas death metal band and Pulled from the Pit is their debut album.  Short little ditty of a full-length – 8 songs in 23 minutes.  Before I get to the review I have to comment how much I love the album cover.  It has a nostalgic late 80’s flair […]

Bodysnatch – Instigate the Lunatics

You want more brutal slam death metal, don’t ya??  Bodysnatch out of Switzerland have been kicking it around since mid 00’s.  Insights of a Rotten Theatre was their 2011 debut album and started the ball rolling with getting the band an underground following.  The band went through some changes over the years and since they […]

Traumatomy – Extirpation Paradigms

I have already reviewed 2 high-profile brutal slam death metal releases for 2021 – the new Korpse and Abominable Putridity albums.  When our site owner, Erik “My Beard is Fuller than Yours” Thomas, recommended the new Traumatomy for me to review I was like…oh boy here’s another Russian slam band that sounds like my alma […]

Feanor – Power of the Chosen One

Feanor is an Argentinian power metal band, with three prior albums.  The band has been kicking the power metal glory around since the 90’s and their last album We Are Heavy Metal – well how much more metal can you get from that?  It’s a damn fine piece of power metal too.  Catchy and well […]

Bile – Sharks And Covid, Vol​.​1 / Children Of The Gun EP

If you’re at least a casual fan of my reviews or personally know me you’re aware of my wide range of genres of music I listen to.  I’ve been a fan of Long Island, NY’s Bile since their 1994 debut – Suck Pump.  Bile play industrial metal and if you’re a fan of Ministry, early […]

Solstice – Casting the Die

This is not the same Solstice, who are from the UK and play incredible epic and heavy doom, no this is the death/thrashy bastids who originated from Florida in the 90’s.  About a decade ago I reviewed the excellent compilation Pray for the Sentencing which included their first 2 outstanding albums – I reviewed that […]

Dipygus – Bushmeat

Dipygus really hit the scene with their 2019 debut album Deathooze.  A crushing 7 song affair.  One of their songs on that album, “Deloy’s Ape”, was definitely a memorable one.  The intro is the official police call of when the lady got her face and body parts ripped off by that crazy ass chimpanzee, years […]

Feculent – The Grotesque Arena ep

Feculent is an Australian death metal band and The Grotesque Arena ep is their first release.  4 dudes who go by initials trying to make their mark in our over-congested death metal scene.  6 songs in 19 minutes on the ever expanding Caligari Records out of Florida. “The Grotesque Arena: Upon Splintered Bone” opens the […]

Agent Steel – No Other Godz Before Me

For the newcomers out there Agent Steel are a speed metal band, from California and have gone on hiatuses several times in their close to 40 year existence.  Their 1985 debut Skeptics Apocalypse is still my favorite release by the band and their follow-up Unstoppable Force was also a personal favorite and still their best-selling […]

Journey Into Darkness

Remember the doom/death metal band Sorrow from LI, New York?  I still have their demo when they were called Apparition, saw them live a few times, then they changed their name to Sorrow and put out an ep and album.  Some of my favorite music.  I became friends with the drummer, Mike, who then had me do guest vocals on […]

Dyskinesia – Micturating Deposits of Grit Through the Urinary Tract EP

Dyskinesia is a brand new brutal death metal band featuring the majority of Sanguisugabogg.  Cedrik Davis guitars/bass, Cody Davidson guitars/bass/drums and Devin Swank on vocals.  This 3 song little ditty of an ep has been picked up by New Standard Elite and the band has aspirations to record a full-length too.  And even though Sanguisugabogg […]

Detritivor – Scattered Remnants

When it comes to metal Indonesia is known for putting out brutal death metal bands and I can split the genres up fairly easily.  On one hand, many of the bands are either the brutal slam variety, such as Internal Bleeding/Devourment or just straight up brutal and fast death metal which are similar to Gorgasm […]