Jewel Case CD with 20-page booklet (14 songs)
Britain's grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH return with their 15th (!) studio album and remain continuously extreme as well as increasingly relevant! Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
Second full length of this amazing band from Brazil playing technical and fast death metal for fans of early DEICIDE, KRISIUN, DEVOURMENT!!!
Abysmal Dawn unleashes a virulent strain of modern death metal on its Relapse Records debut Programmed to Consume. The band’s metallic assault thunders with all the hallmarks of death metal’s finest traits, and prove that Abysmal Dawn is an explosive new force in American death metal.
Quite simply this is a brutal death metal masterpiece so far ahead of its time. Completely remastered and its never sounded better.
Includes the following bonus material:
Voxel Mitosis Promo 2001
Floating Cadaver In the Monochrome Demo 1999
Over the years Willowtip has become known for releasing albums for some of the top technical death metal bands in the world. The debut album from Sophcide, Perdition of the Sublime, will soon be counted amongst these classic releases. SOPHICIDE fuses elaborate melodies with battering technical brutality into a sound that’s as malicious as it is memorable.This is an absolutely brilliant technical death metal masterpiece that can’t be missed!
Long-awaited collection of all the early, long-time out-of-print demo & EP material released by this Dutch death metal masters! Includes their 2 EP's from 1990, the 1990 and 1991 demos, the split EP with MONASTERY from 1991 plus one bonus track!. Masterful cover artwork by none other than cult underground artist Chris Moyen (INCANTATION, BLASPHEMY, VITAL REMAINS, MORTICIAN, SARCOFAGO, etc). A MANDATORY PURCHASE FOR ANY SELF-RESPECTING METALHEAD!
This release collects all pre-“Cross the Styx” recordings by Dutch Death Metal legends Sinister, back to 1990. Back to days when Dutch Death Metal ruled the scene with acts as Pestilence, Gorefest, Thanatos, Asphyx. Sinister always had the more American Death Metal approach.
Compilation of the band’s first releases:
“Where Is Your God Now...? Split” 12’’ (tracks 1-2), (originally on DSFA Records)
“Sinister” 7’’(tracks 3-5), (originally released on Seraphic Decay Records)
“Perpetual Damnation” 1990 Demo (tracks 6-10)
“Sinister/Monastery Split” 7’’ (tracks 10-11)
“Sacramental Carnage” 1991 Demo (tracks 12-18)
& “Corridors to the Abyss,” a bonus track from the 4-way “Nuclear Blast Sample” 1992 (track 19)
New York City's progressive death metal newcomers PYRRHON (pronounced peer-on) emerge from the urban decay with a nightmarish offering of cerebral, extreme metal. The Mother of Virtues is a mind bending merger of clanging death metal, surreal psychedelia, dark jazz rhythms and delirious storytelling. Recorded with Ryan Jones (Today is the Day, Mutilation Rites) and mastered by Colin Marston (Gorguts, Krallice), The Mother of Virtues takes the listener on a harrowing journey into the darkest corners of musical extremity.
The fourth overall full length from PROSTITUTE DISFIGUREMENT is chock full of burly, lumberjack like riffs that chop and smack and thrash all the way until the very end. Descendants Of Depravity is an exercise in brutality, speed, and aggression, sure to please fans of Impaled, Decapitated, and Suffocation.
Includes bonus DVD with full Dynamo show from 2007.
I must say these guys have improved a lot. They became really technical and still maintain that heavy ass wicked riffing they always had, their vocalist sounds much more aggressive (although I do prefer their former vocalist) and the drummer sounds pretty intense, even though they sound kind of triggered. They could easily be compared with bands like Hate, Vader, Decapitated, Zyklon or even Kronos.
First of all the drummer Mike sounds pretty damn intense, with nonstop double bass parts, extremely ace blast beating and very elaborated chops. ''The Sadist King and The Generalssimo of Pain'' proves how much stamina he has, attacking your ears with superb beats at all moments. ''in Sanity Concealed'' is another good example. Now add their skilled guitarists Niels and Danny, which perfectly blend their savage riffs with Mike's drums. Guitars sound very solid with lots of catchy riffs and brutal passages, these guys know how to create truly brutal sounding metal, and of course, crazy solos aren't absent (''Storm of the fiend'' thou must hear)
With all these characteristics, there was something that made this album rating go down a little bit, which was the bass. Although it does have a nice tone, Patrick never stands out with his bass guitar. He's only following the guitar melody, and the tone could also improve a little bit. The bass does its job perfectly, but it never stands out, it's just there.
Now let me tell you their vocalist Niels knows how to pull some aggressive old school death metal roars. Again, nothing out of this world, but still worth checking out. Although I do enjoy their former gurgling voice and the high pitched vocals, I certainly think old school roars sound much more brutal
Definitely worth the 20 bucks I spent getting this album. Recommended for true metal fans.
Leaders of metal's recent wave of extremity, the death metal masters ORIGIN, have released their highly anticipated new studio album entitled "Omnipresent". Cover artwork crafted by Colin Marks (Nevermore, Kataklysm, Exodus).
Featuring the recording debut of new vocalist Jason Keyser (ex-Skinless), together with drummer John Longstreth (ex-Angelcorpse), guitarist Paul Ryan and bassist Mike Flores, ORIGIN mark a genre-defying return with their 6th full-length release. The band comments: "Omnipresent is a culmination of 15 years of technical death metal brutality that transcends definition". And continues: "From light speed to absolute zero, it is a journey to the farthest reaches of the universe, to the darkest nether of the mind".
The follow-up to 2011's "Entity" album was recorded and mixed with long-time producer Robert Rebeck at Chapman Recording Studio (US) and mastered together with Colin Marston at Menegroth - The Thousand Caves (Altar of Plagues, Krallice, Jarobe).
With Echoes of Decimation, Origin further their decimating combination of inexplicable speed, inhuman musicianship and unwavering brutality. This is as extreme an album as you will ever own!!!!
Faster, heavier, and decidedly more advanced than anyone could have ever envisioned metal becoming, Antithesis is a modern day death metal classic, which proves Origin stand head and shoulders above their peers.
Taking grindcore to the next level, Maruta returns with their sophomore release. Forward into Regression contains 16 tracks of deep seeded misanthropy that are armed to the teeth with an overabundance of surgically precise riffs, relentless speed, and volatile dissonance. Equally emotional as it is abrasive, this is truly an essential listen for ANY extreme music aficionado.
Third full length of this amazing brutal technical death metal band from New York!
ILLOGICIST return with another album of quality progressive, technical thrash metal in the DEATH vein. The follow up album to their critically acclaimed The Insight Eye features artwork from Travis Smith (Amorphis, CKY, Opeth, Death).
Most likely the best Dutch grinding hardcore/crust attack ever, but saying it this way we do short on what DrDoom accomplishes here!
This is actually the debut album from one of the finest Metallic Grindcore bands this side of Nasum’s unfortunate exit from the scene. DrDoom picks up almost exactly where that band left off with a collection of sixteen explosive and varied tracks that most definitely want the hardened grind/hardcore fan wanting more. This amazing band is certainly on its way towards the top of the modern grind scene, and anyone dedicated to that style of music is highly encouraged to pick this disc up.
The music on this album is in a perpetual state of explosion; every note is another package of C4 going off on your doorstep, and it is package full of surprises, but no happy birthday here! The riffs are fast, crusty, very diverse and occasionally technical, but moreover they’re possessing a ferocity never heard before on mainland Europe! Drums echo the riffs astoundingly, with an incredibly human and frantic performance on the kit giving even more life to the music and animating even the most calm sections. The greatest departure from the established Nasum style is in the vocals: here the music is accompanied by aggressive unhinged screaming, where every word feels like it takes five lungfuls of air to be voiced. Just when one brief track has completely used its musical ideas up, the band shotguns into the next, never leaving the listener space to breathe or comprehend what happened until the disc has finally finished... and leaves you gasping for air...
If you enjoy metallic grindcore, this should be the next item you add to your collection. DrDoom is alarmingly good at this style of music, and it’s rare to see a band in this style never lose step even for a moment in their race towards self-destruction and chaos.
Recommended if you like: Nasum, His Hero Is Gone, Tragedy, Misery Index, Napalm Death, Anaal Nathrakh, From Ashes Rise, Converge
Perhaps the most awaited brutal death metal album of 2007 and will surely not dissapoint the most eager fans!!. If you're into their already classic debut album and of course SUFFOCATION then get your hands on this now!
The brainchild of left handed lead guitarist and founding member Eric Hersemann, GIGAN has been challenging the mortal laws of extreme music and creativity since early 2006. Forged around the simple notion that the imagination should be art's only limit, GIGAN's style of creative delivery has simultaneously invoked reactions of amazement, disbelief, shock, awe and ultimately- respect. Featuring the same boundary-pushing extremity but also some new elements, instruments and approaches to delivery, "Quasi-Hallucinogenic Sonic Landscapes" will surprise and delight both new and original GIGAN devotees...and the legacy continues...
Named after the deadliest form of martial art, otherwise known as the “death point strike” & “poison hands” DIM MAK attack the listener with pinpoint precision and light-speed velocity. The Emergence of Reptilian Altars features DIM MAK’s trademark intricate multi-speed song structures played with high-velocity aggression. Features former members of Hate Eternal, Origin, The Red Chord, Ripping Corpse, and The Dying Light. This album features Joey Capizzi's Dim Mak debut on vocals.
From the "Land of the Rising Sun" comes DESECRAVITY, a whirlwind of musical ferocity and auditory savagery. Inspired by fellow speed-freaks Hate Eternal, Origin, and Krisiun, DESECRAVITY's debut album Implicit Obedience is a pulverizing exercise in extremity.
“This stuff is really crazy. It’s like death metal and twisted, insane shit; if I had to compare it to something, [I'd say it's] in the vein of Origin as far as really technical kind of stuff.” -- Erik Rutan
Hard to find first full length of this superb technical German death metal band!
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How the follow up to this savage display of German death metal currently has 6 reviews, while this rankorous beast has none is unknown to me. "Prelude To The Tragedy" throws "Psalms Of The Moribund" around like a rag doll. Defeated Sanity are quite possibly the most enjoyable tech/brutal death metal band for me. Right behind, but right on the heels of Suffocation themselves. To be honest, "Prelude To The Tragedy" makes the last three Suffocation albums that have come out since the reformation (Blood Oath included) sound like your little sisters pop-radio by comparison. That alone should be a strong indication of just how sick and unforgiving this shit is. This album serves you a ruthless and unforgiving battering. Just look at how Lille Gruber and his father Wolfgang Teske destroy all imposing competition with the comparable ease of pinching a loaf with their morning cigarette and cup of coffee.
Wolfgang Teske had to have been at least 57 years old when this was recorded. Look at any of the photos taken of the tours surrounding the release of this album and "Psalms Of The Moribund." The guy looks like Tony Iommi up there with a BC Rich Warlock throwing down and punishing the kiddies with the heaviest, most brutal shit imaginable. It's almost unbelievable that a musician of his age coming from a background of jazz and other styles of music would still be doing world tours with his son playing this stuff. While listening to this album, picture your father in the recording studio; cranking out these chunky slamified riffs and you will realize how unusual and inspriring it is. The man is a 'Lifer'.
This is brutal tech-death for old-school death metallers. The modern cliches of the last 10 - 15 years are, for the most part: absent. The closest comparisons are Suffocation's true landmark release from 1995 "Pierced From Within" and Cryyptopsy's best recording from 1996 "None So Vile" with the speed and intensity of said albums pushed full throttle. The vocals on here reek of a a lower-pitched, gorier version of Luc Lemay's on the Gorguts album "The Erosion Of Sanity" and the bass is reminiscent of that album as well.
This is like back when excessively over-the-top brutal stuff was actually dark and 'extreme' in a genuine way, capable of provoking feelings of extreme detachment from society and providing a huge aggressive rush of addrenaline. The bass guitar tracks can be heard at all times. The drums are not triggered or 'clicky' sounding, and in fact the drums on here are absolutely ridiculous. In a great way. The vocals have dynamics: a high raspy scream with lots of reverb and then standard lows, and then of course mega-brutal lows, however all with the potential for possible decipherability (most of the time) which is the most one could ever ask for in this genre.
It wasn't until "Psalms Of The Moribund" that Defeated Sanity essentially began adopting the sound of bands like Disgorge, Beheaded, Despondency, and all those other ultra bass-heavy, absurdly guttural groups. For what it aims to accomplish, "Psalms Of The Moribund" is decent in it's own right, but this debut full-length is really where it's at when it comes to the savage face-shredding material of these German brutes.
For fans of- Pyrexia, Suffocation, Devourment, Cryptopsy, Goguts, Demilich, Severed Savior, and Deeds Of Flesh.
With Passages Into Deformity, fans can expect another quality release from DEFEATED SANITY. Without compromising the brutality of their sound, the band has stepped it up in terms of the overall production. The album has a more old-school vibe to it, with a lot of early ‘90s inspired riffs and slams, but DEFEATED SANITY made it a point to not get away from the technical and progressive stylings they are known for. Be prepared for the best DEFEATED SANITY album yet!
Coldworker has evolved into a finely tuned Swedish death metal machine on its second full-length Rotting Paradise. Rotting Paradise balances modern metal brutality, and distinctly European flourishes of metallic grandeur to form the quintessential Swedish death metal album for a new century of extremity.
Northcote's own Blood Duster sunk to new lows for the second full-length Str8outtanorthcote. No topic was sacred as the boys attacked girls, punks, vegetarians, hippies, the record industry and even Relapse. Their spot-on balance of groove to grind in their masculine musical posturing makes Str8outtanorthcote a mandatory, myopic masterpiece. Now with 9 bonus blasts of black humor and blastbeatboogiegrindingrockyafuck!
These deranged Aussie yobs are the original 'gun-totin', god-hatin', porn-worshippin', snuff-lovin', grinding death motherfuckers" and Fisting the Dead is the proof. Fisting the Dead collects all of the early mini-cd's with 23 (!!!) additional bonus tracks, including a full live-set of their signature 'pyschorockmenstrualgrindporn'.