Posts Tagged ‘Nick K’

Perdition Temple – Sacraments of Descension

Tampa Florida’s Black Death Serpents of Perdition Temple return with their third full length album Sacraments of Descension.  Having been a fan of Gene Palubicki’s work in past Projects like Angel Corpse and Blasphemic Cruelty I was excited to review this.   Palubicki’s riffing is on point throughout this whole album and there is not an […]

Unmerciful – Wrath Encompassed

Without a doubt one of the most anticipated death metal albums of the year for me, Kansas’s Unmerciful have been an upper echelon brutal technical death metal band.  From the band’s inceptio,n having world class drumming has been a necessary component to the band.  With Unmercifully beaten you had James King. With Ravenous Impulse you […]

Aronious – Perspicacity

I can’t stop listening to the barrage of amazing Technical Death Metal coming from The Artisan Era.  Recently I reviewed Montreal’s Sutrah which blew my out of the water. Now I am taking a gander at a group from Green Bay Wisconsin called Aronious.  This is a time consuming album to process at being close […]

Schizogen – Spawn of Almighty Essence

I really got to hand it to Jason Tipton at Willowtip Records.  He has a unique ability to find some of the most intricately brutal death metal bands (Defeated Sanity, Putridity, Abysmal Torment, etc).  Ukraine’s Schizogen are no exception with their 2020 2nd full length Spawn of Almighty Essence. Musically these guys waste zero time […]

Sutrah – Aletheia EP

I must admit that I am quite sold on everything that The Artisan Era has been putting out recently.  See last year’s unbelievable release by Singularity as an example.  Montreal’s Sutrah have my continuing to pick my jaw off the floor with their 2020 EP Aletheia.  In the bio description they are compared to  Lykathea […]

Ad Vitam Infernal – Infernal Comedy

Well here is a unique release.  French death metal band Ad Vitam Infernal debuts with their first full length record Infernal Comedy.  This group consists of Jerome Mahe on guitars and bass and Samuel Girard on vocals.  Both of these guys program the drums.  This is kind of surprising to discover writing this review as […]

Deivos – Casus Belli

Poland’s Deivos have returned with their 6th full length album Casus Belli.  I must say I was quite please and hooked with their 2017 effort Endemic Divine.   Their 2019 effort follows a lot of similar elements and expands upon some. Deivos play a form of brutal, groovy technical death metal that is a bit in […]

Tales Of The Tomb – Volume Two: Mendacium EP

Hailing from Edmonton, Canada, one might assume that Tales of the Tomb are yet another impressive act of technicality and time signature wielding wizardry, especially given that Christian Donaldson (Cryptopsy) handles the mixing and mastering of the band’s latest sophomore EP release, Volume Two: Mendacium. Yes, one might assume this solely based on our experience […]

Unfathomable Ruination – Enraged & Unbound

England’s Unfathomable Ruination return with their third full length Enraged and Unbound.  I must admit I am not too familiar with this group. Unfathomable Ruination play a style of brutal technical death metal similar to: Cryptopsy, Origin and Internal Suffering.  Needless to say these gents waste zero time getting things moving and shaking. “An Obsidian […]

Grand Demise of Civilization – Below the Foot of Kings

With autumn upon us and the seasons starting to turn colder this review is a bit ironic for this reviewer in that if fills me with so much joy to review another insanely talented band from Minnesota for your ears to discover. Formed in 2008, Grand Demise of Civilization is a meticulously layered Black Death […]

Murder Made God – Endless Return

Greece’s Murder Made God have been on my radar since their 2013 Brutal Bands Release Irreverence. If you are not familiar with the style of death metal Murder Made God play I would describe as quite percussively rhythmic and groovy.  Murder Made God’s 2019 effort Endless Return is no exception.  Kicking things off with “Alive”, […]

Organectomy – Existential Disconnect

I have been looking forward to reviewing this since reviewing last year’s reissue of their 2017 album Domain of the Wretched.   I was highly impressed with the meticulousness of these sick slamming death weirdos from Christchurch New Zealand.   Existential Disconnect does not disappoint and the bar has really been risen with their 2019 effort Existential […]

Paladin – Ascension

Sometimes as a reviewer social networking helps.  A YouTube link from a record label might pop across your timeline and give you the choice to listen to or not.   Thus was the case with Atlanta’s Paladin and their video for their tune, “Shoot for the Sun”.  First off, the riffing is so over the top […]

Appalling – Inverted Realm

Richmond Virginia’s Appalling return with their second full length album Inverted Realm out on Redefining darkness records.  I must admit I was not familiar with this group until reading the band’s bio in which Angel Corpse was mentioned as an influence.  Appalling play quite a catchy form of blackened death thrash that reminds me of […]

Wounds – Light Eater EP

Well this is most definitely a front runner for EP of the year.  Wow!  Chicago’s Wounds have got my tech death appetite drooling with their debut EP Light Eater.  I had heard from word of mouth from other bands in my area here in Minnesota regarding this incredible band.   I had been hearing the name […]

Hath – Of Rot and Ruin

Willowtip Records have to be one of the most diverse underground metal labels out there.  With over a half dozen new releases on deck for 2019 Jason Tipton has built quite the label lineup of diverse talent (Ceremony of Silence, Vale of Pnath,).  New Jersey’s Hath are no exception.  Debuting way back in 2015 these […]

Nordjevel – Necrogenesis

Every once and a while a band manages to make a few lineup changes and all of the sudden their sound has been elevated.  Thus is the case with Nordjevel’s latest effort Necrogenesis coming out latest this year on Osmose Productions.  Holy hell!  Does this album pair well with -50 degree weather! I must say […]

Cold Colors – Northermost

Minnesota’s Cold Colours return with their fifth full length release Northernmost.  Cold Colours play a style of death doom akin to old Peaceville bands like Paradise Lost or Anathema mixed in with elements of Dark Metal akin to older Samael with maybe just a tinge of Sentenced in there as well. Having been releasing albums […]

Continuum – Designed Obsolescence 

Unique Leader never ceases to amaze me when it comes to being on top of Californian technical death metal bands. Santa Cruz California death metallers Continuum’s second album Designed Obsolescence is an absolute treat.  Featuring current and former members of Animosity, Deeds of Flesh, Decrepit Birth, Allegaeon, the bar has definitely been set quite high […]

Ad Patres – A Brief Introduction to Human Experiments

France has to be one of my favorite European countries for Technical Death Metal.  I feel like every year there is at least a half dozen bands from there releasing unbelievably catchy records. 2019 is no exception with Ad Patres Sophomore release A Brief Introduction to Human Experiments.  These French sickos play a bit of […]

Mass Infection – Shadows Become Flesh

Last year I had this unique thing happen around this time of year where The New Morbid Angel album came out and then right around the time of hearing it I discovered the Polish band Redemptor.  I felt it was rather unique that releases that time of year within the same genre had such similar […]

Beyond Creation – Algorythm

Montreal progressive Technical Death Wizards Beyond Creation return with their third full length record Algorythm.  The album opens up with a symphonic orchestration piece which is so similar to many that I almost wonder if it is even necessary. “Entre Suffrage Et Mirage” is strong enough track on its own.  The musicianship of the string […]

Deadborn – Dogma Anti God

In what has already been an unbelievably busy year for technical, brutal death metal, it has been almost impossible to keep up.  With so many bigger releases this year like: Hate Eternal, Morbid Angel, Deicide, Aborted, and Monstrosity ( Just to name a few).  It would be quite easy to miss out a lot of […]

Serocs – The Phobos/Deimos Suite

It is no secret my love of the releases of Everlasting Spew Records knows no bounds.  They continue to put out incredible release after incredible release.  This might be one of their best ones of the year. International Super group Serocs puts on a literal clinic with their 2018 release The Phobos/Deimos Suite.  Where to […]

Antiverse – Under the Regolith

Earlier this year, I reviewed a group called Inexorum which in my opinion is one of the best u.s melodic black metal albums of the year.  The songwriting and production is absolutely outstanding and if you have not checked them out.  Please do.  Now, on to Antiverse.  Antiverse features two members of Inexorum, Carl Skildum […]