The band occasionally induce a toe-tap, a headbang, and a bop or two, but Overtures of Blasphemy is not what most death metal fans will covet from a name as legendary as Deicide’s.
Cerement is well-written, well-executed, and deservedly belongs in Infera Bruo’s stellar discography.
Fans will be glad to hear that Drawn and Quartered continue their steady gait of quality releases with the latest, The One Who Lurks, out soon on Krucyator Productions.
Fans who love Swedish death metal might have some remote interest, but there’s little about The Great Desolation that brings anything special to Swedeath in 2018.
In short, With Inexorable Suffering is a good album; it is violent, passionately played, vigorous, and authentic.
No fillers. No hit numbers. Tomb Mold’s Manor of Infinite Forms is just essential extreme metal. Out now on 20 Buck Spin.
Of Feather and Bone’s Bestial Hymns of Perversion is a strong effort and one to consider amongst the best death metal debuts of 2018.
Violent By Design is a short but joyful foray into slam/deathcore’s blissful bloodshower. Give Eye Of The Destroyer a spin, and may you unsuspecting fans be won over by the guys’ intensity and enthusiasm.
Clearly, Wolvhammer are already building a name for themselves by being as reliable as some of the most respected names in metal.
The album is challenging to sit through in one go – and not in an intentionally challenging manner as is often the case with extreme acts. It does not inspire multiple listens.
Overall, Occulta religiO is a good album for an update in a style long-forgotten, but fans of modern black metal will perhaps look elsewhere for inspiration.
While Enigmata does have its catchy moments, they aren’t plentiful. The album frustrates more than it fascinates.
Skeletal Remains has not only crafted their best release yet, but also what is thus far 2018’s best death metal full-length.
Patriarchs of Evil, Varathron’s latest full-length album, is another great release from the legendary black metal band.
Ritualistic and far from deplorably simple, Vacvvm presents a new high for Balmog’s body of work.
Black Blood Invocation have been given another opportunity to prove just how much quality their prior recordings hold.
Lightning-rod frontman Niklas Kvarforth is back with his progressive, folk-music-heavy brand of depressive black metal, and it is clearly more enthralling than the band's last release.
Want heavy helpings of mid-tempo moshing and blasting black metal? Look no further than Lord of Pagathorn's latest full-length album, Daimono Philia, released by Woodcut Records.
Mammoth Grinder is on form on Cosmic Crypt, but it is not, in my opinion, the best music they've released, despite being a worthy addition to their body of work.
Under The Church's latest for Pulverised Records, is a breath of fresh air for crust/punk/old-school death metal fans who can't get enough of the style.