Ingested – The Architect of Extinction

The Architect of Extinction is utterly destructive. This fourth full-length album from the Mancunian brutal death metal crew Ingested manages to strike that fine balance between punishing heaviness, ferocious technicality, and still staying fresh and interesting. Albums in this genre often suffer from monotony, but this album is pretty much all killer, no filler, setting

Revocation – Deathless

Deathless is the fifth full-length album from the Boston-based metal band Revocation, recently signed to Metal Blade Records. Revocation play an interesting blend of technical death metal and thrash metal not entirely unlike bands such as the British band Sylosis. While in the past Revocation have placed a lot of emphasis on technicality and a

Fallujah – The Flesh Prevails

Very few metal albums have been hyped as much as Fallujah’s second full length album ‘The Flesh Prevails’ has. Though their first album put them on the map as one of better deathcore bands, blending technical death metal and progressive metal elements together, it was their Nomadic EP in 2013 that really made this a

Liber Necris – Negative Creator

Sometimes you click play on an album without knowing quite what to expect and find yourself blown away by what you find, and this is one of such occasions. Liber Necris’ EP Negative Creator is one of the most ferociously heavy records I have ever had the borderline-masochistic pleasure of listening to. Drawing together influences

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Invidious – In Death

Invidious are a Swedish death/black metal band from Uppsala, Sweden, a city also home to Watain and In Solitude. What first drew me to this band was the discovery that Pelle Åhman, vocalist in heavy metal band In Solitude (a personal favourite), was also the vocalist in a death metal band. Having heard his fantastic

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Behemoth – The Satanist

If you’re at all familiar with the death metal scene then Behemoth really need no introduction. For the uninitiated, however, Behemoth are a Polish blackened death metal band that formed back in 1991. Their progression from their early pure black metal sound to their more recent sound which is primarily death metal with some black

Angist are a female-fronted old school death metal band from Iceland! That line on its own should be enough to intrigue you. Angist combine an insane level of brutality, accentuated by strong dual guitar leads, very strong vocals from vocalist Edda, and consistently strong drumming. It must also be said that this is one of

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Review: DIR EN GREY – “THE UNRAVELING”

DIR EN GREY‘s new EP “The Unraveling” follows their latest full-length album ‘Dum Spiro Spero’ which was released in 2011. The Unraveling has a new track, ‘Unraveling’, and 6 ’re-recorded’ tracks, but they’re much more than just re recordings. These are some of Diru’s older tracks completely re-imagined in the style of progressive metal that they now