Posts Tagged ‘Frank Rini’

Ironflame – Blood Red Victory

Andrew D’Cagna is in many bands (Nechochwen, Brimstone Coven, Icarus Witch, Unwilling Flesh etc) out of Ohio and seems to be some sort of musical maestro genius.  With Ironflame he plays all the instruments and also sings.  He does have an actual live line-up, but in terms of putting out the three Ironflame albums, Lightning Strikes the Crown in 2017, Tales of Splendor […]

Convocation – Ashes Coalesce

I was and still am a big fan of Finland’s Convocation debut album Scars Across from two years ago.  I am already a huge fan of LL from Desolate Shrine and his work with them as well as Lie In Ruins.   Convocation fall into the doom/death category and the debut album enveloped such depressive, heavy […]

Maelstrom – Of Gods and Men

Are you ready for some Long Island NY Thrash Metal??  Then give me a Hell Yeah!!  I still can’t hear you!  HELL YEAH!!!.  That’s more like it.  Ok, a little bit of personal info and then onto the review.  I grew up on Long Island and seen Maelstrom live several times on the island back […]

Incantation – Sect of Vile Divinities

Incantation return with their 11th full length album, yes other than track order, Mortal Throne of Nazarene and Upon the Throne of Apocalypse is the same album except for the changed track order and different album cover.  I do digress for a moment – Relapse put out a stunning remaster of Throne… with a bonus […]

Purtenance – Buried Incarnation

Member of Immortal Damnation, the 1992 debut from Finnish death metal band Purtenance is one of the best albums of the 90’s.  After disbanding, after the album was released, the band came back in 2012 to release the excellent Sacrifice the King ep. They followed that up the following year with the    Awaken from Slumber […]

Sojourner – Premonitions

Sojourner hail from a lot of various countries, such as Sweden and New Zealand.  I admit to being a recent fan of their music and they have been around since 2015.  Their debut in 2016, Empires of Ash and follow-up in 2018 The Shadowed Road are both excellent.  The band blending atmospheric black metal with […]

Kurnugia – Forlorn and Forsaken

Cleveland Ohio’s Kurnugia have been around for several years, kicking up the dust and putting out a few ep’s.  Forlorn and Forsaken is their debut album and just like the ep’s harken back to the 90’s death metal scene and we get 10 songs in 37” and from the beginning the intro has a very […]

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 […]

Codex Orzhova – Baja Blasted

Baltimore’s Codex Orzhova are a highly original act.  Whether you want to call them mathcore, deathgrind, Nintendocore, Robotron/Defender grind noise, I feel Baja Blasted is the most original album for 2020.  The band released a self-titled album 2 years ago, however this album contains some of those songs and I am unsure if that first […]

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 […]

Warbringer – Weapons of Tomorrow

When the new thrash bands started to re-emerge in the 2000’s one of the best bands, that put many of the bigger acts to shame were and still is California’s Warbringer.  I was lucky enough to catchy them on their debut album tour for War Without End when they toured with Exodus and Kreator.  I […]

Beneath The Massacre – Fearmonger

Montréal, Quebec’s ultra-brutal tech-death/deathcore act Beneath The Massacre return with their fourth album, Fearmonger.  The band seemingly going into a hibernation for some years, as their last album Incongruous, was released in 2012.  Much of the band has remined intact, the newest member is Anthony Barone, on drums.  When bands are so over-the-top brutal I […]

Collision – The Final Kill EP

For years I have seen the Collision band logo and never investigated them until now. They hail from The Netherlands and stated in 2000. They have several albums under their belt and The Final Kill is their newest release-a 7 song ep. Collision plays a hybrid blend of thrash-crossover mixed with brutal grindcore. When I […]

Sinister – Deformation of the Holy Realm

Christ this is the 13th full-length Sinister album.  I really don’t count Dark Memorials as a 14th album because that was an album made up of cover songs. I’ve been a long time fan of the band ever since I heard the debut Cross the Styx and first saw them on tour in support of […]

Sepultura – Beneath the Remains (Reissue)

In 1989 Sepultura’s Beneath the Remains solidified the band as being able to compete with the bigger thrash metal acts as this was a ferocious death/thrash metal assault.  To this day my favorite Sepultura album is their second album, Schizophrenia, from 1987.  I was a fan since Morbid Visions, from 1986.  And I missed meeting […]

Lady Beast – The Vulture’s Amulet

When I discover a new act that I really connect with musically, as a completist, will get their discography and study their albums.  With today’s ever evolving and oversaturated metal scene a band must never forget to create real music, which incorporates great song writing, catchy guitar riffs and great vocals with well-placed vocal patterns. […]

Thanatos – Violent Death Rituals

With being involved in the music scene for so long both as a musician and a writer I still get stoked over the smallest things and am very thankful for some of the bands I have interviewed and reviewed over the years.  I have been fortunate to have reviewed all the Thanatos reissues as well […]

Dark Forest – Oak, Ash & Thorn

Talk about a surprise band for me. This 4-piece British band has been around for close to 20 years, flying under my radar as they have released 4 prior albums to this fifth one Oak, Ash & Thorn. Dark Forest play a brand of Heavy/Power Metal. Think early Iron Maiden mixed with early Fates Warning […]

Necrowretch – The Ones From Hell

Necrowretch, from France, return with their fourth long-player, The Ones From Hell. I have been a huge fan of the band since their ripping 2013 debut Putrid Death Sorcery and have reviewed all their albums and interviewed singer/guitarist Vlad years ago. Their last album Satanic Slavery was a massively intense album-and saw the band break […]

Viogression – Expound and Exhort (Reissue)

Viogression hailing from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, began in the hey day of death metal and although they released a second album in 1992: Passage, and the album suffered a lot from production and song writing issues, their crowning achievement is the 1991 debut – Expound and Exhort.  A 12 song album that mixed a blazingly heavy […]

Redundant Protoplasm – Adipose Piquerism: A Collection Of Maniacal Bloodlettings

Redundant Protoplasm hailing from Virginia Beach are a young goregrind band.  If you cannot pronounce the song title names then yes the particular band has done their homework.  “Truncated Ileostomy/Terratoma Dizygotician” starts off this tongue-twister of 13 tracks of puking, vomitous, farting, blasting madness.  Vocals alternating between high and lows and at times having a […]

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 […]