Posts Tagged ‘Kristofor Allred’

Gorgatron – Agony Reborn EP

Well this is a pleasant, somewhat of a surprise EP release from North Dakota’s Gorgatron. While I am admittedly only moderately familiar with the band and their craft of death metal that seems to reside somewhere between the brutal stylings of Hate Eternal and Gorgasm (what is it with these “Gor-” bands and their knack […]

Obituary – Slowly We Rot – Live & Rotting/ Cause of Death – Live Infection

First things first…I. Love. Obituary. They were one of the first death metal bands that I ever heard back in the day and their music was never far from me throughout the ’90’s. While Cause of Death was my actual first exposure to the band, via one of my only other death metal loving friends […]

Massacre – Mythos EP

Well lookie here, it seems Kam Lee and crew have snuck back into our presence just mere months since their full-length release Resurgence landed, declaring Massacre was back to to swallow your fucking soul. With Mythos we’re only getting four tracks stretched across fifteen minutes, but thats okay, less is more so they say, plus […]

Inhuman Condition – Fearsick

Man, talk about being prolific. With their debut album, Rat°God, having just been released barely a year ago, and having spent much of the past year out and about supporting said album, Inhuman Condition is already back with full-length number two of classic old-school styled Floridian death metal. What the hell? Do these guys think […]

Enragement – Atrocities

Color me impressed. Finnish death metal troupe Enragement and their third full-length album, Atrocities, came totally out of left field and left me battered, bruised, bleeding, and ultimately begging for more. Seriously friends, this is some wonderful death metal that really does capture the majority of how the band themselves describe their sound and approach, […]

Cryptivore – Celestial Extinction

I’m a longwinded guy, there’s no doubt about it, but when it comes to Celestial Extinction, the debut full-length from Australia’s Cryptivore, there is simply no beating around the bush; this album kicks ass, plain and simple. This one-man band from multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Chris Anning, sounds like anything but, having a full band intensity […]

Horde Casket – Plague Supremacy EP

Even though 1976′ s The Bad News Bears taught me not to assume things, I’m gonna…I am straight up assuming that everyone here is a fan of brutal death metal, at least in some smattering or inkling, be it small or large. I’m assuming that we can all get down to  Suffocation, Deeds of Flesh, […]

Sarcoughagus – Delusions of the Sick

Back before the internet, we metalheads used to rely on a few different methods in hearing and procuring our aural fix. One of these was the blind purchase. Sometimes the payoff was immeasurably fantastic. Sometimes the gamble was nothing less than horrific. Most of the time though, the results tended to fall somewhere in that […]

Samarian – Awaken EP

When my metal comrade, multi-instrumentalist from Seeking Obscure and owner/founder of Metalbolic Records, Rob Luckie, recently got in touch with me to see if I would be interested in checking out Samarian and their four track EP,  Awaken, released on Metalbolic with Rob contributing his bass talents,  I tented my fingers with pure Mr. Burns […]

Pathology – The Everlasting Plague

I have to hand it to Pathology, after fifteen years of existence the band comes sneaking in here at the end of 2021 with what may just be their best album yet, their eleventh full-length album(???), The Everlasting Plague. Througout the band’s career their consistency can hardly be rivaled. Every album has arguably been a […]

Massacre – Resurgence

You know the saying, right? “Opinions are like assholes, everybody has one”. Well, I guess that would be damn near doubly true when it comes to reviewing/critiquing. All I know is that when this asshole saw the new Massacre album, Resurgence, was up for review I jumped at the chance to cover it. It’s not […]

Enslaved – Caravans to the Outer World EP

There are quite a few things I wish I could go back and change about last year. I’m sure most of us feel the same way considering what a shitball year it was, and still continues to be in a lot of ways. Though one of the simplest things I would change would be regulating […]

Aborted – Maniacult

I honestly don’t know how they keep doing it. Seriously, Belgium’s Aborted has been on a consistent roll for damn near a solid decade now. The band, having just released their eleventh full-length album entitled Maniacult, are once again steamrolling over the scene and their peers with a fantastic display of seething viciousness that nary […]

Flotsam and Jetsam – Blood In the Water

I know what you’re thinking, “Why the hell is Flotsam and Jetsam‘s latest full-length, Blood in the Water, being reviewed now, months after the album’s release in June”? Well, I can give you two reasons for this. First, and this is the most important reason, Blood in the Water is 100% THE SHIT. This album […]

Winter Nights – Sky Burial EP

Well I’ll be damned, as far as this Texas boy is concerned, Brooklyn, New York’s melodic death metal troupe, Winter Nights, just released about as perfect of an EP as you can get, I tell you what. Sky Burial is four tracks, eighteen minutes and fifty-one seconds, and some of the best melodic death metal […]

Gwar – The Disc With No Name EP

EP releases are a funny thing. There used to be a time when they weren’t really a big deal so-to-speak. Sure, occasionally a band would release something of some serious musical value i.e. Haunting the Chapel, Morbid Tales, Sentence of Death, In the Sign of Evil, Despise the Sun, as well as others, but for […]

Inhuman Condition – Rat God

Well, if this isn’t a pleasant surprise, then I don’t know what one is. I’m not quite sure how I missed and/or forgot about any hype surrounding the release of Inhuman Condition‘s debut album Rat°God. I mean hell, the band literally released four singles from said debut and I never heard one of them until […]

Aggravator – Unseen Repulsions EP

Maybe it’s just me. I mean I was listening to a lot of old German thrash, the usual culprits, Sodom, Kreator, and Destruction, at the time of my reviewing Aggravator‘s new EP, Unseen Repulsions, but I’ll be damned if I don’t hear a marked increase of Teutonic influence in Aggravator‘s sound of late. When I […]

Necronemesis – Some Things Should Stay Underground

It’s strange, the little quirks and idiosyncrasies that pull our thoughts and attention toward one thing or another. Case in point, this very review. I straight up only chose this album for review because of the band’s name; Necronemesis. For whatever the reason I have always had an affinity for the word nemesis, a certain […]

Xael – Bloodtide Rising

“Impressive…most impressive.” These words from the dark Sith lord himself, Darth Vader, are what rang through my mind upon my initial experience with Bloodtide Rising, the sophomore full-length album from North Carolina’s Xael…okay, I’m full of shit. What I really thought was, “Fuck me, this is some kick ass shit!” And it is. I mean […]

Mistweaver – Swansong

I was a bit surprised to find that Spain’s Mistweaver were releasing a new album this year, mainly due to the fact that the band called it quits back in 2017. Unfortunately for us, Swansong, the band’s sixth and ultimately final album is exactly that, a swansong for the group, that founder/guitarist/vocalist Raúl Weaver saw […]

GWAR – Scumdogs of The Nniverse 30th Anniversary Remix

Okay lets face it, 2020 was…emotional…If I had to pick one word other than “fucked” to describe last year, I ‘d probably have to go with “warped”. For the few good things and the plethora of bad, I can without hesitation claim that the majority of 2020 was indeed a warped fucking year. And that’s […]

Brotthogg – The Die Is Cast

The craziness of 2020 just kept rolling in. Did it not? Hell, everytime I thought I was about to get somewhat caught up in my “real” job and life, another curve ball of some shape or form got thrown my direction, ultimately taking time away from one thing to give to another. Nine times out […]

Skelethal – Unveiling the Threshold

I was pretty damn stoked upon hearing that France’s Skelethal were releasing a new full-length album this year. I reviewed and thoroughly enjoyed their debut album, Of the Depths…. The duo of Gui Haunting (guitar, vocals) and Jon Whiplash (bass, drums) crafted some terrific burly, bludgeoning old-school Swedeath, paying obvious and massive homage to Carnage/Dismember, […]

Draconian – Under A Godless Veil

Wow! Has it really been five years since Sweden’s Draconian dropped a new album on us? Five years to the date as a matter of fact. Man, it really doesn’t seem like Sovran was released five years ago, then again this past year of 2020 has been quite the rollercoaster, seemingly lasting an eternity unto […]