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Death ‘Scream Bloody Gore’ (Reissue) 2016

8th May 2017 at 6:35 pm

Death

After a raft of classic album re-issues has shone a spotlight on some of metals very foundations, it’s now the turn of Death‘s genre defining magnum opus Scream Bloody Gore to get exhumed. The ferocious debut has been dusted down, repackaged and the kitchen…
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Black Breath ‘Slaves Beyond Death’ CD/LP/DD 2015

7th October 2015 at 7:06 pm

Black Breath

Hmmmm. You know that feeling you get when you can see entirely where a band are journeying to and you know exactly why they’ve gone there, yet you’re still not sure you really like where they spit you back out? Good. I guess that’s…
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Temple Of Void ‘Of Terror And The Supernatural’ CD/CS/DD Reissue 2015

11th September 2015 at 7:22 pm

Temple Of Void

Temple Of Void are a death/doom five piece from Detroit, Michigan, USA. Together since 2013, Of Terror And The Supernaturalis their first full length release (originally coming out in 2014 on Saw Her Ghost and Rain Without End Records, re-released this year on Shadow…
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Coffins ‘Craving To Eternal Slumber’ CD/LP/DD 2015

28th July 2015 at 7:11 pm

Coffins

Coffins are Japan’s premier dealers of death metal in its most primal, sludge ridded form. Their discography reads as almost a hall of fame when it comes to quality, brutal death metal that has this unnervingly heavy quality. Craving To Eternal Slumber is the…
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Xibalba ‘Tierra Y Libertad’ CD/LP/DD 2015

22nd February 2015 at 1:35 pm

Xibalba

Xibalba are a death metal/hardcore band from Pomona, California and Tierra Y Libertad is their third album. Signed to Southern Lord, and employed legendary cover artist Dan Seagrave to do their album art shows that they’re serious about being a contender in this world….
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Winds Of Genocide ‘Usurping The Throne Of Disease’ CD/DD 2015

8th February 2015 at 1:09 pm

Winds Of Genocide

Winds Of Genocide detonated upon my consciousness for the first time with their 2010 release, The Arrival Of Apokalyptic Armageddon. Man, now that was a head smasher. The veritable Molotov cocktail of raging crust meets death metal violence that was over before you knew…
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Ævangelist ‘Writhes In The Murk’ CD/LP/DD 2014

1st December 2014 at 11:08 am

Ævangelist

Ne’er has an album title been quite so apt, as the industrial-flecked black death metal of Ævangelist writhes, twists and froths under a thick swathe of hovering murk, out of which leap savage rhythms, jarring discords, roaring vocal ejaculations and other less savoury flailing…
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Obituary ‘Inked In Blood’ CD/LP/DD 2014

15th October 2014 at 10:28 am

Obituary

Full disclosure: the first time I ever heard Obituary, I fucking hated it. I did, I admit it. A mate lent me an Anthology of theirs when I was about 14, and I couldn’t stand it. Fast forward about 14 years and they’re one…
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Oraculum ‘Sorcery Of The Damned’ CD/DD 2014

12th October 2014 at 11:41 am

Oraculum

I believe it was top 20th century philosopher Shane Embury who once famously posited that there was, at one time, “a glut of Death Metal bands in Chile”. And the frizzy haired one’s words are as true today as they were on that BBC…
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Take Over And Destroy ‘Vacant Face’ CD/DD 2014

19th September 2014 at 12:08 pm

Take Over And Destroy

Under the initialism of T.O.A.D. several demented folks from Tempe, Arizona unleashed an EP called Rotten Tide in 2011, where I described them as a “six piece aural assault unit combining the visceral snarl of punk and grind with the more muscular resonance of…
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