Wednesday, September 22, 2010

US Christmas - Run Thick In The Night

Appalachia's space rock powerhouse is back with another beautiful album dripping with southern-tinged darkness. Like a rabid wolf letting out its last howl before laying down to rot; this album is like a intravenous injection of black ink. It'll leave you simultaneously suffocated and revitalized. Putting this on is a lot like walking the line between life and death; only here you can really hear or understand what lies just ahead. Turn it up LOUD. This release is meant to shake your rafters clean.

tl;dr: This album is the sonic equivalent to losing your only child.


Monday, September 13, 2010

Xenomorph - Empyreal Regimes

Insanely good Technical Death Metal from the days of yore (a bit of a theme on here as of late). Discovered these guys rather recently and I was blown away by the perfect production. The drums and riffs meld together into one seamless machine,only to swerve in and out of themselves like autonomous parts in a grand machine. Unique song writing combined with a penchant for successfully blending the sound of Morbid Angel, Pestilence and Black Metal (esque) vocals. One of the best things I've heard in a while.



Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Pestilence - Consuming Impulse

Classic Death Metal distilled into the perfect mix of technicality and riffcraft. High-flying guitar solos weave in and out of perfectly razor-sharp riffs. Buzzsaw guitars tear in and out of your ears while the occasional atmospheric keyboard line adds itself to the over all majesty. A quintessential release in every sense of the word.


Monstrosity - Imperial Doom

While Monstrosity isn't original by any stretch of the human imagination, they are a force to be reckoned with in the world of Death Metal. Their potent concoction of Morbid Angel-styled riffs and powerful drums lead with a vocal attack by the monstrous death metal icon known simply as Corpsegrinder. Technicality is thankfully set aside when needed and songwriting takes a huge priority with this band. Expect face-rippingly fast songs with hooks and riffs galore. Blast this fuck'a 'till the neighbor's daughter has a miscarraige.


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Malevolent Creation - Retribution (Remastered)

Just discovered this album a few nights ago through YouTube. I feel a bit late to the party but I have to say; this band combines everything I love about Death Metal into one sleek package. Impeccable musicianship, great dynamic vocals, songcrafting skill and some pretty nice lyrical themes. A brutal attack from start to finish; this album will tear you apart.


Friday, September 3, 2010

Anthropophagus - Christ Rots rough live recording

My Death/Doom band Anthropophagus has just put together our first semi-acceptable recording. Due to a shitty mic speaker the vocals are impossible to hear and due to poor positioning, the mix is very bass heavy. Other than that it's a somewhat decent interpretation of the first song off our upcoming EP. Enjoy

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Cephalic Carnage - Misled By Certainty

Cephalic Carnage's new release is possibly their most impressive. Combining the gargantuan Death Metal riffage of Immolation with the jazzcentric Math/Grind they're known for with the odd Doom/Sludge bit here and there; this band has created an unstoppable facecrusher that will zap your brain and smoke your bones. Pure fucking Sci-Fi evil.


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Behold... The Arctopus - Skullgrid

Insane Tech Metal of Masturbatory Immensity. A slap of songwriting from some of the bros behind Krallice, Dysrhythmia and Gorguts. Snack attack