Monthly Archives: October 2013

Insanity – Visions Of Apocalypse (2007)

Life isn’t fair and you know it. Insanity, too, have been living with that self evident truth for the last 25 years. Here’s a band that was at the forefront of giving death metal a real, well-rounded identity while it … Continue reading

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Cultes Des Ghoules/What is evil in black metal?

Is there a seat of evil inside the human makeup? A place of unbridled malice, teeming ground for all that goes into the consummation of the most heinous acts we visit on each other? Myriad flaws, isolated in their purest … Continue reading

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Mortal Decay – The Blueprint For Blood Splatter Review (2013)

  Originally written for metalbase.in/metalspree Never judge a book by its cover. Pre-split Mortal Decay were one of the most fascinating bands doing the rounds of the brutal death metal scene around the turn of the century. While superficially meeting … Continue reading

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Verminous – The Unholy Communion (2013) Review

One of the forerunners of the Swedish death metal renaissance of the early noughties along with the likes of Kaamos, Repugnant, Paganizer among others, Verminous return after a decade with a welcome addition to the new old school oeuvre. As … Continue reading

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R’lyeh – In The Infernal Moment (2013) Review

In The Infernal Moment is the sound of a band that hasn’t yet divested itself of the heavy metal that it grew up with. Much in the vein of what countrymates The Chasm and Cenotaph were doing in the early … Continue reading

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Ominous Crucifix – Spell Of Damnation (2012) Review

What is it that we crave from death metal? An unbiased pummeling of the senses? Perhaps a showcasing of technical abilities? An overtly controversial stance, a warring of ideologies or maybe, fortuitously,  a burnishing of mental acuities? Elite death metal … Continue reading

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