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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Oubliette provide solid progressive death metal with their sophomore record, The Passage, but it never gets quite heavy enough.
on Jul 18, 2018
From the ashes of Dead Earth Politics rises Runescarred (surely named after one of Dead Earth Politics’ tracks?). The band’s debut EP, We Are, is a blast from start to finish.
on Jul 04, 2018
Some death metal is exhilarating, filled with excellent riffs, powerful groove and vocals straight from the fiery pits of Hell. Unfortunately, the sophomore effort from US trio Construct of LetheExiler – is none of the above.
on Jun 25, 2018

7.5 / 10

Furious and Untamed is an apt name for their latest EP, and Chilean underground metallers Atomicide live up to it! This is a two-track that comes storming out of the gates at 100mph and never slows down – both to its advantage and detriment.
on Jun 25, 2018
Throwing a saxophone in for the sake of it doesn’t make a technical death metal record automatically better, as Burial in the Sky, unfortunately, found out with their latest release, Creatio Et Hominus.
on May 30, 2018
Out now on Transcending Obscurity Records, Sadistik Forest offer up a feast of tantalising brutality with their third full-length record, Morbid Majesties. We advise you to dig in!
on May 28, 2018

6.5 / 10

Throughout this album, we are offered glimpses of what Dying Awkward Angel could be if they allowed more melody into their guitar-led, mid-paced sound.
on May 28, 2018

7.5 / 10

De Profundis’ The Blinding Light of Faith is a confident, well-produced death metal record, which is also full of quality melodic riffs reminiscent of classic metal.
on May 14, 2018
Despite moments of repetition and filler scattered throughout Evil Upheaval, Depravity’s latest is a snarling beast of a death metal record.
on May 02, 2018
Husk is a nasty, dark record that should entertain fans of the bleak, nightmarish side of extreme metal but it is unfortunately held back by repetition.
on Apr 27, 2018

4.5 / 10

Gutlocker have something about them; they just need to figure out what direction they should head in after the death/groove/sludge mish-mash of Cry Havoc!.
on Apr 18, 2018
Kaosphere's self-titled debut EP features some good riffs and grooves, but it won’t be winning any awards.
on Apr 13, 2018

7.5 / 10

Revival is an entertaining record, with powerfully heavy riffs throughout played alongside the masterful croons of Howard Jones, but it’s missing something.
on Mar 28, 2018
Undersave’s brand of death metal is decent; their latest, Sadistic Iterations... Tales of Mental Rearrangement, builds around blistering pace and thundering ferocity, but it lacks in any worthwhile experimentation or progression.
on Mar 26, 2018

6.5 / 10

Twingiant return with a re-issue of Mass Driver after last year's awesome Blood Feud. It's low and slow, but is it as good an accompaniment to any barbecue?
on Mar 19, 2018
The eclectic soundscapes of Huntsmen's American Scrap are not to be missed.
on Feb 26, 2018

7.5 / 10

Loathe and Holding Absence team up for split EP, This is as One, but do the band's two sounds complement each other? Or is this as two?
on Feb 20, 2018

8.5 / 10

King Witch’s full-length debut is a resounding success. It talks of hell, sacrifice and Scotland, put to a classic metal soundtrack that incorporates some more modern sounds.
on Feb 15, 2018
Ataraxy's Where All Hope Fades is a decent metal record that's built around the odd bit of quality songwriting, but you may just struggle to sit through the entire thing.
on Feb 15, 2018

6.5 / 10

The dark sounds Atomwinter bring to the table in Catacombs are enjoyable, but it becomes bogged down in rigid structure, making for a disappointingly repetitive record.
on Feb 14, 2018

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