Supremely dark and majestic, SUSPIRAL's music is a coalescence of frantic guitar-working and mesmerizing, noisy solos raising from chaos like bloody spears pointed at a black hole sky. The band's apocalyptic and unmerciful assault is tempered by the obscure, trance-inducing aura of the melodies, and by a well-structured songwriting, so dense of shades, sonic details and unexpected twists and turns that the 33 minutes of "Delve Into The Mysteries Of Transcendence" end up looking like an odyssey. The purpose is to explore the true depths of darkness instead of safely swimming on its surface, like too many bands are content to do. But SUSPIRAL have no fear to drown: they bravely jump into the vacuum, sure to ascend.
By now, TEMPLE NIGHTSIDE require little to no introduction. Begun in 2010 by mainman IV - whose experience in the fertile Australian black metal underground is vast in itself - to explore a more blackened version of ancient death metal, the band's initially self-described "Ritualistic Death Metal Necromancy" eventually morphed into more atmospheric and more deeply cavernous shapes, culminating in 2016's critically acclaimed The Hecatomb. But such acclaim matters not to TEMPLE NIGHTSIDE, and the now-quartet next explored their past with the foul 'n' fascinating Recondemnation in 2018, which was a reimagining of their 2013 Condemnation debut album.
Germany?s The Fog is an intense three-piece unit that plays some very good Doom/Death metal.
THE FOG down pick away to destruction on Perpetual Blackness. The vocals on here are quite intense. The occasional uppicks and transition riffs scale up the fretboard punk-style. I?d perhaps describe their style as venerable doom act COFFINS meets Finland?s underrated Lantern in a back alley brawl. If you?re a fan of doom/death, this is one record to check out.
Decimating the godhead to its insipid form, on March 29th, Triumvir Foul returns with its third legion of the triumvirate under the Vrasubatlat banner – the Urine of Abomination. This EP is being released in conspiracy with Invictus Productions on CD, 12" vinyl, and cassette tape formats, with 20 Buck Spin handling manufacturing & distribution in North America.
Triumvir Foul returns after their short lull from Spiritual Bloodshed with a four-song exhibition showcasing their more caustic elements to date. Again slightly departing in theme, the Urine of Abomination takes a direct approach in discussing the obliteration of the godhead and humiliating him in piss. Sonically, Urine of Abomnination carries on the sound of Triumvir Foul's more traditional death metal tendencies found on their demo An Oath of Blood and Fire and fuses it with more bestial black/death destruction. Urine of Abomination is the amalgamation of aural hell and fetishistic indignation – admonish the godhead and drown it in piss.
TYRANNIC from Australia play an infernal and evil Thrash/Doom reminding me a bit of bands like MORTUARY DRAPE. New EP after their acclaimed debuth full length now on vinyl through Into Endless Chaos Records from Germany. Black vinyl version.
The Chilean warmachine is back and they deliver another strike of Death Metal madness on this new seventh full lenght! Released as vinyl through Morbid Skull Records and limited to handnumbered 300 copies only!
Second full length of this German Black Metal institution. Only for purists of the genre. Totally recommended.
Vinyl version released in summer 2011 on Merciless Records, with an additional 7" EP as a bonus, which contains the song "Night of the Forlorn Graves" featuring the guest, clean vocals of Nathaniel of Résistance.
Without a doubt, the most relevant extreme band ever arising from Argentina. A band that made headlining tours in Europe back at the beginning of the '90s... "Diseased" is an awesome album full of unforgettable Death Metal hymns! A must have!!!
Official LP press by Disembodied Records from Argentina. Limited edition to only 500 handnumbered copies Includes a poster on 20 x 30 cardboard and insert with lyrics and rare pictures of the band.
The dawn of 2019 gave birth to a five-piece underground project emerging straight out of the void. Hailing from Viana do Castelo, Portugal, the black/death metal act VØIDWOMB was assembled to give expression to the ideas of M.S.Void (vocals) and the blood brothers Noctvs (drums) and F.S (bass). The last one invited Lord (guitar) to join in. After just one rehearsal, they felt the need to give more body and fullness to the band's sound. Fractal (guitar) entered the fray, and the circle was closed at last. The act of creation begun then in full force.
The first creation comes in the form of a five-song/18-minute EP aptly titled Altars of Cosmic Devotion. Fully fleshed out and shockingly accomplished, VØIDWOMB's public debut powerfully displays a punishing style of blackened death that authentically hearkens to the early '90s...