4th full length of this amazing Polish band. 6 brand-new songs recorded in Zed Studio, Poland with producer Tomek Zalewski. 38 minutes of brutal, technical and complex death metal inspired by the best of the genre: MORBID ANGEL, SUFFOCATION, CRYPTOPSY. This is going to be one of the heaviest releases of 2015!
"Quite possibly the most violent, most head-wrecking death metal I’ve heard so far this new year." - No Clean Singing
Masterful Magazine - 10/10
Amps And Green Screens - 10/10
Bleeding4Metal.de - 7.5/10
Limiter.com.pl - 9/10
Metal.de - 7/10
Metal-Temple - EXCELLENT
Violence - 5/6
Xtreem Music - 7.5/10
Metal Rulez - 9.5/10
Lords Of Metal - 76/100
Queens Of Steel - 8/10
Heavy Blog Is Heavy - 3/5
Finally the debut album by the from Germany (Wiesbaden) originating WOUND who already attended for attention in 2012 with their demo "Confess To Filth" , for example "Demo of the Month" in Rock Hard Magazine, otherwise phenomenal reviews or the bookings for Extremefest or Party San Open Air 2013. WOUND emulate musically by anyone play their independent, classic style of death metal, dirty, fat, punky and nasty, somewhere between At The Gates, Asphyx, Necrowretch or even Wolfpack. The 9 songs+intro was recorded at Haunted Studio and mastered at Soundsight Studio.
Re-press with 3 bonus of the 1st album from '03 by this awesome swedish band that plays an infernal, aggressive and intense old school swedish Death in the vein of GROTESQUE and also similar to SADISTIC INTENT & KAAMOS, but way faster and more aggressive!!
Re-issue with 3 bonus tracks and remastered sound of the 1st album from ‘96 by this legendary finnish band, considered the small brothers of DEMIGOD and hailing form the same town. This is one of the best finnish Death Metal albums from the 90’s!! A classic!!
Ade offer up a sophomore album with amazing song structures, musicianship, and features extreme metal drummer George Kollias!
From start to finish ‘Spartacus’ grips you with musical hooks and the use of traditional Roman instruments allows you to hear something new with every listen. Powerful, memorable and a major contender for album of the year!
This is Ancient Roman Death Metal for fans of Behemoth, Hour of Penance, Fleshgod Apocalypse, and Blood Red Throne!
Combining technical song structures with blistering intensity and catchy song writing, Nebulous have crafted an album that will leave you gasping for oxygen in the void that they have occupied!
Recorded by Joseph McQueen of Echelon Studios (As I Lay Dying), and with mind blowing artwork by George Prasinis this album has all the elements for an earth shattering debut! For fans of Origin, Spawn of Possession and Decrepit Birth.
This is technical death metal done the right way!
US brutal death metal masters are back!!!
The new album contains 9 ultra brutal songs with guest solos from Ralph Santolla (Iced Earth, Deicide, Obituary), Shaune Kelly (Flesh Consumed, Ripping Corpse, Hate Eternal) and Christiani Peluso (Coprocephalic). Album art is done once again by Par Olofsson and this is the band's 8th studio album.
5-way split CD featuring:
Paroxysmal Butchering (USA)
Catatonic Rigidity (USA)
Brutal Death Metal from Italy inspired by CANNIBAL CORPSE, MONSTROSITY, MALEVOLENT CREATION. Debut full length!!!
Brutal death metal from Greece for fans of GORGASM, BROKEN HOPE, DEVOURMENT! Debut full length!!!
Brutal Polish Death metal with Deicide cover song. Debut full length!!!
After their successfull "Empty bottles & wasted nights"-Album, IN OTHER CLIMES are back with their third and long awaited full length "Leftover". After seven EPs and Albums the steamroller returns with eleven tracks mixing Metal-, Thrash-, Hardcore- and Punk-influences with groove, Rock'n'Roll-solos and catchy choruses. "Leftover" is a huge step for IN OTHER CLIMES showing the true potential of the band built through the years. Being one of the most active French bands and well-known for their video clips, IN OTHER CLIMES gained a strong international fan base through the years while touring all across the globe (Europe, USA, Brazil) and sharing stages with bands such as Down, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Hatebreed, Entombed, Walls Of Jericho, Comeback Kid, just to name a few. IN OTHER CLIMES are too heavy for the Hardcore Kids and to punchy for the Metalheads. But when the show begins, a true blast of hate and revolt comes to minds and hearts, changing the whole crowd and band into one voice screaming: "ONE LIFE, ONE CHANCE, NO FUCKIN' REGRETS!"
The earth is destroyed and mankind escapes into the depth of the sea. But the struggle for survival never ends and so new societies, the obsession for authority, anger and passion continue to exist. It's a story inspired by the deep sea which ICHOR use on "Depths" to mesmerize their listeners and fans. The band has entered the famous Hertz Studios in Białystok/Poland to record their new album - a studio which is also responsible for albums of bands like Behemoth, Decapitated and Vader. ICHOR also recorded their last album Benthic Horizion there and underlined with the renewed choice their affinity to the strong and brutal sound that makes this studio so famous. ICHOR have recorded an album that unites all musical USPs of this band: American death metal-oriented guitar riffs on compact drumming, occasionally broken by mid-tempo passages and some Black Metal -Parts, but always energetic and on the highest technical level. In elegiac and all-crushing blast beat outbreaks ICHOR dive into the deep sea and take the listener on a journey through an audiophile apocalyptic fantasy story.
Trier, Germany’s oldest city, is now enriched by another attraction. Ichor was founded there in April 2008 by members of other established local bands. It was their ambition to make pure death metal that mixes technical, melodic and modern elements. Their first proof of performance is now coming over the world via Bastardized Recordings: “The Siege” offers an complex yet brutal mixture of modern Death Metal in the vein of Bands such as The Black Dahlia Murder, Despised Icon and Suicide Silence. Nothing less but a perfect production done by Phil Hillen from the SU2-Studio and the mastering by Simon from War From A Harlots Mouth is responsible for the massive wall of sound Ichor create on their first full-length. Ichor – The Siege. Kill or be killed!
Germanys Deathcore powerhouse FUCK YOUR SHADOW FROM BEHIND is ready to conquer europe and the rest of the world. After they played tons of shows and showed up on several festivals, such as Summer-Breeze, their sonic firestorm is now banned on their debut entitled “Freigeist”. And this masterpiece of a debut is ready to destroy the most prominent audio devices worldwide. This for sure: That Würzburg-based six-piece will blow away fans of unique Metal in a blink of an eye. Expect relentless blast-attacks, mixed-up with some jazzy elements and spiced with german lyrics that are worth reading every single line. Musically FUCK YOUR SHADOW FROM BEHIND are set somewhere between War From a Harlots Mouth, The Black Dahlia Murder and Despised Icon. For those of you who need comparisons.
Sometimes you can't even believe the name of a band. Fuck Your Shadow From Behind is such a name. Six guys play in the band, included are two singers, releasing an album on Bastardized Recording and according to the logo I suspected them to play Deathcore. I wasn't right and I wasn't wrong. They are influenced by it, but mix it with Metalcore, the type Unearth played in the early days.
That means an original mix with interesting riffs and also a lot of dynamics; one of the things most Deathcore and Metalcore bands lack these days. Of course they include the typical Slayer riffs but I am glad that they at least tried to come up with an own face. The lyrics are in German, giving the music a cold tone and the screams of Adrian and Tobias are inspired enough to keep your attention at ‘Freigeist’.
In the songs “Es War Die Zeit”, “Verse Der Freiheit” and “Zweilicht” the same drive is showed as on “Slaughter of the Soul” from At the Gates. The melancholic end of “Zweilicht” is completely different so you can’t expect what’s next with Fuck Your Shadow From Behind. This continues on the rest of the album; the Deathcore vibe is coming back in “Tristesse”.
The band was founded in August 2007, only released a Demo CD so far and can be proud of ‘Freigeist’ because it isn’t easy to come up with an interesting and original debut in the sea of Metalcore releases. Despite the hilarious band name.
Since their official formation in early 2007, Lower Hell are an unstoppable nuclear hurricaine rushing through Europe, leaving nothing but wasteland. Imagine a wild mixture of fast Thrash Metal with a fine melodic edge and a well-meant dose of rock combined with some really good ideas for those who love Bands like Lamb of God, Darkest Hour or even (no joke!) Dragonforce. Hellevator offers everything the modern Metalhead wants to hear: Unbelieveable fast doublebass-drumming, hypnotic solos and – of course – a bunch of perfect arranged sonic hurricane.
For some reason, metalcore and melodic death metal seem to go hand in hand often these days. While most examples of this that I’ve heard fall very short in the realm of originality, Lower Hell seems to be the exception with “Hellevator.” While the name is pretty cheesy, the music is very well composed and while the band tends to play in circles in some parts, this album is a solid piece of melodic and pulse-pounding metal.
I think what helps “Hellevator” transcend the redundancy that metalcore tends to bring is the fact that Lower Hell manages to mix the genres very tastefully. The melody is well interspersed and manages to become very catchy, especially in later parts of the album. A good portion of the music is driven by thrash riffs, but Lower Hell manages to cram more than enough Gothenburg influence into the music, while still maintaining a bit of the metalcore sound. “Aftershow Party in a Casket” is by far the highlight of the album, with a powerful mid-section that features some very emotionally driven guitar work. The track is very well written and contains lots of variation without losing the core structure. “Nothing Personal, Just Business” has an interesting classic rock tinge that maintains lots of the melodeath sound, yet brings something a little different. The title track features a beautiful strings intro and becomes very evocative. Occasional bass solo work is sprinkled throughout the tracks and adds a lot to the music.
Unfortunately, not every track is quite successful. “Tonight I’m Coming Home” starts well with a beautiful strings intro, but devolves into a pretty typical metalcore sound. The transition is not quite successful and pretty much ruins the song. “This Is Vengeance” attempts some stop-start guitar work and time signature changes, but falls short and doesn’t really fit with the rest of the album. Some sections devolve into an oft-used metalcore formula, and while they definitely detract from the album, the awesome melodic riffing that is present in most of the tracks makes up for it. Some parts could be heavier, but it’s not like the sound is over-the-top clean anyway.
Lower Hell’s “Hellevator” was a surprising album for me. The band manages to traverse genres, particularly metalcore and melodic death metal, very well. While “Hellevator” certainly isn’t a perfect album by any stretch of the imagination, it definitely contains some solid metal. The majority of the riffing is quite righteous, and while I may not jam this one repeatedly, it’s definitely worth a listen.
Highs: Efficient mix of metalcore and melo-death.
Lows: "Tonight I'm Coming Home" and "This Is Vengeance" fizzle out.
Bottom line: Though some parts don't deliver, this album mixes metalcore and melodic death metal very well.
JAPANISCHE KAMPFHÖRSPIELE on film. More extreme than ever before.
This DVD shows absolute reality: JAKA on tour, JAKA in bed, JAKA on stage, Pierre throwing up.
10 years of JAKA in 3 hours. This is only for real fans!
Beware, degenerated Generation XP! Cleanse your pallet with a potent jackhammer while the German ambassadors of Grindpunk incite you with more short prose of visionism about us and society, molest you with more vocal-battles between deep-grunted growls and high-pitched screamings, penetrate you with more devastating grind, and annoy you with more ultra-fast HC, mind-blowing blast beats plus a fair amount of good old death metal. Don’t expect less, stand back and let JaKa in!
I’ll start with a brief overview of JaKa, fully named Japanische Kampfhörspiele. It started out with a common interest in Grindcore by two students. JaKa was a noiseband at first and not actually a band to be held serious. With some other musicians they recorded some demo’s like ‘Sektion JaKa’ which were all very bad produced and not to be considered decent grindcore, of course it was quite underground. The first real attack on the music business was with their first studio produced album ‘JaKa’. The sound was a lot better and the music was very technical as well! Then they’ve recorded a second album, which I do not know of. I only heard 'JaKa’. Now I hold the next studio album of JaKa called ‘Hardcore Aus Der Erste Welt’ in my
hands, and I’ll try to indicate my personal thought about this album.
No Intro’s, No talking or moaning, just some outstanding piece of work from beginning to the end. That was actually the first thought that rose in my head when I first heard the album. After listening to it almost a dozen times I could behold everything this album offers. The first song Verpackt In Plastik opens furiously with a menacing riff that shakes the eardrums. The guitar work is freaky and quite technical, and they use rhythm schemes I would never thought of using. I only can state this, as a musician, by adding a big plus for the technical aspect of the music. The vocals are a lot different, because it switches regularly from deep growling and high pitched screams. I found that I did not like some parts of the vocals, but overall I surely was satisfied. What is said above also approves to the rest of the album. It differs from Thrashy riffs in Abflussbestattung to real guitar mauling in Koscher. This was the song that gave me the laughs though, because of the real freaky vocals. The song length of the average song is around 1.45 minutes, but you can expect songs from 4 minutes to songs of 17 seconds. The last plus about this album is the real ravaging song Chemie.
If you aren’t familiar with JaKa’s music, then this album will give you a fair introduction to them. Personally I think they have surpassed themselves with this album and people who can appreciate grindcore and The Dillinger Escape Plan should give this album a try. You’ll also get a laugh when you know a little of the German language and look at the titles. Good luck!
9th studio album of Polish death metal veterans!!!
Hard to find split of two leading Spanish veterans. Pathological goregrind massacre!!!
1st full length album of one of Spain's best Gore/ Grind bands!! 26 songs for lovers of bands like GUT, C.B.T., DEAD INFECTION, IMPETIGO, CARCASS.
2nd album of this band from Spain that plays pure Brutal Death the US way with a fucking guttural voice and influences in the vein of DISGORGE (usa), PUTRID PILE, DEEDS OF FLESH, GORGASM...
FANTASTIC & AWESOME !!! Fucking GREAT album CD debut of this young talented band playing Brutal Death Metal in the best way: crushing, technical, fast, catching, intense, skillful… just A MASTERPIECE !!!
1st album by this spanish band that plays a brutal and technical Death Metal with influences in the vein of MALEVOLENT CREATION, DEICIDE, CRYPTOPSY.
From the South of the South (Almeria, Spain) comes Disharmonic, the project of Enrique Prieto, in the first days it was a one-man-band, now a three members combo: Enroque Prieto-guitars, main composer and drumprogramming, Javier Rueda-Bass and Bao Brurial-vocals, yes a female vocalist for a brutal band, and what a voice!
Recorded at Until Now Estudios owned by Enrique and under the support of Hecatombe Records, this The Creature-Artificial Ignorance is a true display of hate and wrath, with some calm parts with harmonies in this Disharmonic album. You can find in this album the power, intensity and speed of Hate Eternal, the heavy parts of Gorefest or Suffocation, the influence of Death and the calm of Aghora, and enough technical without being boring, and a touch of old school, what a mix!
Composed by an intro and ten tracks, two of them instrumentals, the intro is like a apocaliptic terror film chorus and is the prelude for The Earth`s Corner an example of what you will find here, intensity, speed, calm and variety of sounds and voices, the sound of guitars is hard and heavy, the bass lines are very inspirated and sounds very clear, voices may be one of the surprise of the album because is rare a girl as a vocalist in a brutal band, voices goes from black to brutal and with clear and sweet parts sometimes, it can remind you The Agonist, but not exactly the same. Some solos by Enrique can remind Death, especially in the instrumentals and in Go Away. The drum programing is not the typical inhuman speed, it can be played by a good drummer, in the way of Hate Eternal and some similar bands in their speedy parts. The production is clear, you can listen to all and each one of the instruments, work of Enrique at his home studio, where have been produced other albums of brutal death.
An album that breaks walls of the standard patterns of brutal music, maybe is not the ultimate newest prodigy of extremist sounds but for sure an outstanding album from an outstanding band, brutal death for the future.
3rd album of this spanish band that has become even more Grind, with shorter and more direct songs. 23 songs in a pretty NASUM/ NAPALM DEATH way with a great sound.
Modern Brutality since 2006. A new band with a new Sound. After the 'ABSCIENCE' promo, Disphere come out with their first official album 'Shinra Tensei' just imagine a sphere of sound. Imagine the extreme tension of Cephalic Carnage colliding with the progressive structures of Sikth inside this sphere.
Imagine the Meshuggah rythmic patterns pulsating against the Scarve modern surface. And the Cynic solos echoeing all around. Now make this sphere of sound explode in a mental carnage.
Disphere is this explotion.
Born from brothers Michele and Carmine Pirozzi, together with the youg drummer Gabriele, Disphere is a triothat sounds like a legion of screaming demons, creating extreme progressive, yet in your face tracks.
Disphere's first album “Shinra Tensei” is a cocept album that perfectly synthetizes the sound of the band.
Enteirely recorded, produced and mixed by Disphere, at nero sound studio. It will let you get inside this sphere of sound and make you explode with it.
I'm completely new to Italy's Disphere, I'm not surprised in the slightest, but I feel like I've missed out. This is one of the biggest surprises I've had for a long time.
To put it bluntly, Disphere's second album "Shinra Tensei" is like a slightly more straightforward version of Gorguts' "Obscura". That's about as close as I can really get, as "Obscura" was the first thing that came to mind when I first put this on - it's pure death metal that's extremely atmospheric, very melodic and at times completely bizarre with it's timing, technique and progression. Whilst nowhere near as mindfucking insane as the aforementioned Gorguts record, it gives off the exact same vibe at times, though it's certainly a much easier listen because of this. Clean-cut production and thunderous melodic grooves amidst all the chaos help make DIsphere's sound appealing to a more casual death metal fan, with tracks such as 'As Leaves Fall, This Autumn Shall Bleed' showcasing some fantastic memorable riffing despite it's rather emo title, and there're plenty of tempo changes and clean guitars mixed into everything to help break up the pace. Yeah, it's probably nothing you haven't heard before, but it's the sheer quality of the music that matters here - and quality is exactly what you'll find, though such eclectic mixing of styles may not be to everbody's taste.
Yet another brief summary from me, but as usual, there's little to say - try and get a copy of "Shinra Tensei" as soon as possible. Fans of death metal, melodic metal and technical stuff will all find something to appreciate here.
O is eternal return. O is an absolute sign. O is atavistic. O is everything and the denial of everything. O is 5 lives set to music. O are born in 2010. Mix of sounds that can be both annihilating and meditative and can explore all the extreme kind of musical sub-cultures, like post metal, grind, black metal and all the styles which flow through our veins like psychedelic music, noise rock, sludge and industrial… Cvm Patientia. O
All songs recorded, mixed and mastered by Riccardo “Paso” Pasini at Studio73 - Italy in five days of december 2011.
All musics by O, all lyrics by S.
Translation in english by Simo “Pete The Ripper”.
All artworks are based on a 1800 photographic plate founded in a French flea market.
Photographic development by Clémentine. Design by M.
Mince core legend VS Gore grind fucking band from Italy
CD reissue of one-sided LP of this great French band!!! Includes 5 bonus tracks and 23 live songs making total 44 songs of furious grindcore in the vein of NAPALM DEATH, TERRORIZER.
Grindcore from France, this is complete set from their releases.
Contains 50 tracks taken from splits with JACK, TREPAN DEAD, FANTASTIKOL HOLE, GRUNT GRUNT, CAKEWET, GASTRICK BUST, demo , compilation and unreleased tracks with 8 pages booklet!
European grindcore influenced by NAPALM DEATH, TERRORIZER.
4th full length!!! Brutal slamming death metal with grindcore elements from Taiwan!!!
For fans of CONDEMNED, CEPHALOTRIPSY, WAKING THE CADAVER, ABOMINABLE PUTRIDITY, DYING FETUS, INHUMAN DISSILENCY.