Posts Tagged ‘Review’

Casket Grinder – Sepulchral Trip

In my continuing efforts to ween myself off Lorna Shore and actually listen to other music, I randomly stumbled across the second album from Columbian death metal band  Casket Grinder, and holy hell does it kick all sorts of ass. The album consists of the band’s split, ep, and demo material recorded prior to their […]

Slaughter The Giant – Depravity

Ok, here’s another one of those promos I get, where the ‘FFO/For Fans Of” is just too good to be true – like someone was in my head when they wrote it. In the case of Depravity, the debut album from Belgian newcomer Slaughter the Giant, where bands like The Black Dahlia Murder, At The […]

Cabal – Magno Interitus

Let’s be honest, any deathcore records released in 2022 are going to be compared to Lorna Shore‘s Pain Remains, and releasing the same month as Pain Remains is a ballsy move. But Unique Leader pulled off two successful competitors with A Wake in Providence and Bonecarver. Let’s see how Nuclear Blast’s entry, the debut from […]

Last Ten Seconds of Life, The – Disquisition on an Execution EP 

What’s the fucking point? Seriously, what’s the point of deathcore anymore? When Lorna Shore raised the bar so high, yet A Wake in Providence and Angelmaker came very close to clearing it with their releases early in the year, I just wonder why any band would even try. That’s the thing about deathcore, though. It […]

Imprecation – In Nomine Diaboli

Both my family and TeethoftheDivine staff recently had an intervention for me. They were worried that my obsession with symphonic/blackened deathcore was harming my relationships and causing psychological and mental damage that I might not recover from. It was suggested I take a break from the new Lorna Shore album and listen to something else… […]

Gevurah – Gehinnom

Canadian record label – Profound Lore Records really likes to have Canadian bands on their label.  I think it’s pretty cool and the label roster is pretty staggering, in terms of the quality of their bands-truly excellent.  Canada’s black metal act Gevurah have been slinging their brutal take on the genre for a little over […]

Mulciber – Misery of One EP

One of the great things about being somewhat close to two scenes is that you just might see the same band in two different places. This is the case with small/death metal newcomers Mulciber, having seen them in Pittsburgh once opening for Castrator, but eating pizza and unable to take videos or photos. Then, not […]

Cryptic Slaughter – Stream of Consciousness (Reissue)

Back in the mid 80’s a demo band labeled as the new brutal thrash hardcore band to end all bands kept creeping into the ‘zines I would buy.  Cryptic Slaughter were that band and their 1986 debut, Convicted was a no brainer first day vinyl purchase for me.  Since that time the band has remained […]

Disillusion – Ayam

I’ve long extolled the virtues of Germany’s Disillusion on these very pages. From their breathtaking, classic debut, Back to Times of Splendor, to the divisive follow-up Gloria to the band’s comeback after a 13-year layoff in 2019s The Liberation. Well thankfully, we don’t have a long wait for them to follow up The Liberation, as […]

In Pain – The Thing From the Grave

There have been some great Swedish /HM2 style death metal releases in 2022; Necrom, Entrails, Demonical, Katakomba, Sentient Horror, and Ripped to Shreds Disfuneral, have all released killer albums so far this year. But this autumn, a few more releases will drop and compete for your hard-earned cash. Back in September, Tampa Bay’s Carnal Ruin […]

Worm – Bluenothing EP

Around these parts, Florida’s Worm is a band we hold in high regard. Their last full length, Foreverglade, was in my top albums of last year, so to suffice it to say a lot of us were looking forward to their next one. Here it is in the form of a grindcore triple album, or […]

Lightlorn – These Nameless Worlds EP

With a name like Lightlorn ( ‘having no light’ or ‘bereft of light’) you’d think the debut EP from these Gothenburg atmospheric/post black metallers would be a truly grim, depressive affair. However, the 4 lengthy songs that comprise this EP are actually some of the most delightfully uplifting, melodic black metal I’ve heard in a […]

Abyssic – Brought Forth in Iniquity

High the Memory, the second album from Norway’s Abyssic was one of the more underrated surprises for me back in 2019. Using a base in UK funeral doom ( My Dying Bride notably) and adding a dominant cinematic symphonic/orchestral layer, it was a superb album that made the world of lumbering doom a little more […]

Bile – Pot Farmer vol​.​2

I reviewed Bile’s last release, in 2021, the ep: Sharks And Covid, Vol.1.  Pot Farmer vol​.​2 is their seventh full-length album and any fan of bands like of Ministry, early Fear Factory, Skinny Puppy, Godflesh, NIN, Front 242 should find something to sink their teeth into, with the new Bile, although this is much more […]

Atomic Witch – Crypt of Sleepless Malice

Imagine yourself being attacked by a shirtless man wearing a neon green ski mask. Then, imagine liking it and hoping he decides to do it again. Maybe some of you in our readership don’t have to imagine it because it’s your kink. I’m not one to kink shame. Whatever floats your penis, I always say… […]

Ingested – Ashes Lie Still

As heralded by their single “Rebirth” (which appears on this album as a remixed bonus track) from earlier this year,  one of the UK’S leading deathccore/slamming death metal acts, Ingested is a band reborn. Now a three-piece consisting of drummer Lyn Jeffs, guitarist/backing vocalist Sean Hynes and vocalist Jason Evans and aided on this album […]

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 […]

Ripped to Shreds  – 劇變 (Jubian)

Ripped to Shreds has been doing this nasty, skronky, old school death metal for a while, but the style has recently taken off. There are several incredible albums in this domain so far in 2022. Namely, Molder, Phobophilic, and Tribal Gaze, to name some recent ones. There’s always been something a little more distinct with […]

Pharmacist – Flourishing Extremities on Unspoiled Mental Grounds

Japan’s gruesome twosome, Pharmacist have been slinging their Carcass gore grind inspired music for only a mere two years. Forensic Pathology Jurisprudence debut ep and their Medical Renditions of Grinding Decomposition debut album both unleashed in 2020 were excellent releases. Both heavily influenced by the first two Carcass albums. In 2021 the Carnal Pollution ep […]

Defleshed – Grind Over Matter

Despite their early impact and influence, I’ve never been more than a casual Defleshed fan, for some reason preferring Hypokras, Carnal Forge, Darkane, Dew Scented, The Crown and I.N.R.I for my hyper-speedy, thrashy, melodic-ish death metal in the late 90s early to mid-00s. I own 1997s Under the Blade and 1999s Fast Forward, but both […]

Autopsy – Morbidity Triumphant

Well, Chris Reifert and co. are still at it and back with album number 9, their fourth (depending on what you view the 2015 Skull Grinder LP) after returning from an extended hiatus with Macabre Eternal in 2011, an OK if an underwhelming return to the fray. But then we got 2013s The Headless Ritual […]

Fall of Seraphs – From Dust to Creation

My love for French Black/Death Metal is not a secret by this point. Will Fall of Seraphs grow on me like a slimy fungus? I mean, 2022 has turned out to be quite the year for grimy, bleak Metal. From Dust to Creation sees Fall of Seraphs Blackened/Death machine blasting like there’s no tomorrow or […]

Troops of Doom, The – Antichrist Reborn

Let’s party like it’s 1985!!!! With original second Sepultura guitarist, Jairo “Tormentor”, The Troops of Doom, wipes the floor with anything Sepultura has released in 20+ years.  I reviewed the ep’s on here and this debut full length hit me without warning.  Antichrist Reborn is everything you would have wanted if Sepultura were still playing […]

Spellbook – Deadly Charms

The new Spellbook album is not as good as their debut. That could be the review. However, it’s not always so easy to explain. You see, there are still several excellent moments, but where the debut felt like a complete album experience, Deadly Charms feels like a collection of songs. That’s not necessarily a bad […]

A Wake In Providence – Eternity

When you run the risk of being simply known as “the band that Will Ramos of Lorna Shore used to sing for”, you’d better deliver on your album that you recorded after Ramos’s departure  …. And Boy to A Wake in Providence respond and let the blackened deathcore world know they are NOT simply going […]