Toby Saunders

Toby Saunders

Writer (Southdown, Bath, England)
- If you cut me, I'll bleed metal... Oh wait. That's not good. Jokes aside, I'm the one you'll see at the back of gigs, nodding along, holding the same beer for hours.
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Extermination Process is a disgustingly brutal album, full of crushing riffs and rage-imbued lyrics, but it doesn’t do a whole lot to impress.
on Dec 29, 2017
Blind to Reality is a competent enough death metal record, but it does nothing to stand out from the crowd.
on Dec 24, 2017

6.5 / 10

The Hour Be None is a decent record, helped by the countless quality riffs, atmospheric moments and general doom on show.
on Dec 05, 2017

8.5 / 10

Both songs provide you with pure death metal bliss. They are monstrous tracks, full of power, depth and incredible musicianship. Engulf is the real deal!
on Dec 05, 2017
If you ever thought your death metal needed more flamenco influences then Impureza’s La Caída De Tonatiuh is definitely for you.
on Dec 05, 2017

7.5 / 10

Samarkind’s debut record is short and sweet hard blues rock, with eight tracks that are all good fun, but it does little to stand out from the pack.
on Nov 27, 2017
Evolve or Die is a quality heavy, chunky groove metal album along the lines of Lamb of God.
on Nov 27, 2017
Chaosvolution is an okay record built upon a solid enough foundation, but I wish Absalem embraced a darker, heavier sound.
on Nov 23, 2017
Overall, Dark Flag is a competent recording, but you’ve likely heard something very similar before.
on Nov 18, 2017

9.5 / 10

Prepare to be blown away by Cavalera Conspiracy's latest, and perhaps greatest, record.
on Nov 17, 2017

5.5 / 10

The Body Politic have some decent ideas, but they need to work on fitting them all together as a cohesive, enjoyable whole.
on Nov 17, 2017

7.5 / 10

Catapult the Dead’s latest is a meaty offering of quality atmospheric doom.
on Nov 15, 2017
Don’t let the quiet piano opener of “Suspended in Animation” fool you, Deity’s self-titled debut record is brutal, exciting and played at a blistering pace.
on Nov 06, 2017

4.5 / 10

It stinks.Escatology is an attempt at death metal humour - it’s full of disgusting lyrics, topics and sounds about as foul as you’d imagine it smells.
on Oct 20, 2017
Through eight well-seasoned tracks dripping in smoky juices of psychedelic effects and crunchy grooves, Blood Feud is an awesome accompaniment to any barbecue.
on Oct 17, 2017

7.5 / 10

There’s nothing particularly mind-blowing here, but everything is delivered with an energy and passion that ensures you should have a good time with Irritation no matter your metal preferences.
on Oct 12, 2017
Across four lengthy tracks Dreadnought takes you on a voyage to the unknown and back. It’s at once calm, relaxing and insane.
on Oct 04, 2017
Imagine early Iron Maiden crossed with whatever it is the Goth kids listen to in South Park and you’ve got Lucifer’s Chalice's sound.
on Oct 01, 2017
There are chunks of promise to be found in Antiversum’s black/death and doom stew, but they are surrounded by a disappointingly thin broth.
on Sep 24, 2017

7.5 / 10

Mesmur’s second full-length record, S, takes you on a dark journey through the madness of the cosmos.
on Sep 18, 2017

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