Category Archives: Death Metal Battle Royale

Death Metal Battle Royale Round 1: Sentenced’s North From Here vs The Chasm’s Deathcult For Eternity…The Triumph

   Impressionistic appraisal: The Chasm’s Deathcult For Eternity…The Triumph (1998) The Chasm raised a new style on the death metal firmament. Sorrowful like a cortege, but not wallowing in self-pity like early 90s Euro-doom, The Chasm‘s melancholy is cosmic yet … Continue reading

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Death Metal Battle Royale Round 1: Sepultura’s Morbid Visions vs Adramelech’s Psychostasia

   Impressionistic appraisal: Sepultura’s Morbid Visions (1985) Morbid Visions, and the Bestial Devastation EP preceding it, are the albums that brought death metal one step closer to being regarded as a viable, distinct, and more extreme, offshoot of speed metal. … Continue reading

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Death Metal Battle Royale Round 1: Sinister’s Cross The Styx vs Molested’s Blod Draum

  Impressionistic appraisal: Sinister’s Cross The Styx (1992) Intro ‘Carnificina Seclesta‘ may as well carry Dante Alighieri’s subtext: “Abandon all hope, ye who enter here“, for what follows is one of the most “satanic” death metal albums ever recorded. If … Continue reading

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Death Metal Battle Royale Round 1: Morbid Angel’s Altars Of Madness vs Obituary’s Cause Of Death

   Impressionistic appraisal: Obituary’s Cause Of Death (1990) Cleaner and roomier than the sounds of the sewer that was Slowly We Rot, Cause Of Death, and indeed the music of Obituary, belongs to the dreamtime of the genre, and therefore … Continue reading

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Death Metal Battle Royale Round 1: Suffocation’s Pierced From Within vs Demigod’s Slumber Of Sullen Eyes

   Impressionistic appraisal: Suffocation’s Pierced From Within (1995) From a previous post: “Pierced From Within…is the music of an age where humans have ceased to exist or, at the very least, have been reduced to a pathetically subservient role before … Continue reading

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Death Metal Battle Royale Round 1: Atheist’s Piece Of Time vs Massacra’s Final Holocaust

    Impressionistic appraisal: Atheist’s Piece Of Time (1989) A soft synthesizer forming a dark, compound-chord progression plays as soundtrack to the breaking surf, announcing the beginning of this special album. On the cover stands a grand, cosmic hourglass, pouring time … Continue reading

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Death Metal Battle Royale Round 1: Cryptopsy (Blasphemy Made Flesh) vs Monstrosity (Imperial Doom)

  Impressionistic appraisal: Cryptopsy’s Blasphemy Made Flesh Mutant christ, loving christ Know me with thine naked eyes Holy christ, one tenth the size So unlike the other christs Feral, rabble-rousing extreme music that tries to create the violence of grindcore … Continue reading

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