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.
Blind to Reality is a competent enough death metal record, but it does nothing to stand out from the crowd.
The Hour Be None is a decent record, helped by the countless quality riffs, atmospheric moments and general doom on show.
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!
If you ever thought your death metal needed more flamenco influences then Impureza’s La Caída De Tonatiuh is definitely for you.
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.
Evolve or Die is a quality heavy, chunky groove metal album along the lines of Lamb of God.
Chaosvolution is an okay record built upon a solid enough foundation, but I wish Absalem embraced a darker, heavier sound.
Overall, Dark Flag is a competent recording, but you’ve likely heard something very similar before.
Prepare to be blown away by Cavalera Conspiracy's latest, and perhaps greatest, record.
The Body Politic have some decent ideas, but they need to work on fitting them all together as a cohesive, enjoyable whole.
Catapult the Dead’s latest is a meaty offering of quality atmospheric doom.
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.
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.
Through eight well-seasoned tracks dripping in smoky juices of psychedelic effects and crunchy grooves, Blood Feud is an awesome accompaniment to any barbecue.
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.
Across four lengthy tracks Dreadnought takes you on a voyage to the unknown and back. It’s at once calm, relaxing and insane.
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.
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.
Mesmur’s second full-length record, S, takes you on a dark journey through the madness of the cosmos.