Category Archives: Music Reviews

Agathocles/Nauseate Split (2014)

NitroPunk writes about the fresh Agathocles/Nauseate split CD In Grind We Crust This is a strong split CD between Indian grindcore flag bearers Nauseate and highly revered mince scene legends Agathocles from Belgium. Both bands subscribe to similar schools of … Continue reading

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Incantation – Dirges Of Elysium (2014)

Incantation have been making steady efforts to differentiate themselves from the hordes of imitators that have swamped the death metal genre in the last ten years. The period spanning from the release of Decimate Christendom to the present day has … Continue reading

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Death Metal from the tombs: Blaspherian and Imprecation

These two American bands comprise the very best in sepulchral death metal in existence today. Both play a style native to the North American continent, owing a large debt of gratitude to the atonal, chromatic forms first put forth by … Continue reading

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Into Oblivion – Creation Of A Monolith (2010)

Creation Of A Monolith, Canadian band Into Oblivion‘s sophomore album, is every bit as imposing as its title suggests. Progressive in ways that escape conventional expectations, usually restricted to overt technicality and unseemly fusion, this album evolves over its mammoth … Continue reading

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Insane Prophecy – Apogee To An Inquisition Review (2012)

Insane Prophecy – Apogee To An Inquisition Coming from the idyllic setting of Assam in the Indian north east, renowned for its rolling tea plantations and separatist movements, Insane Prophecy surprise the listener with some of the tightest, more aesthetically … Continue reading

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Retrospective: Unanimated – In The Forest Of The Dreaming Dead

A Swedish contemporary of melodically nuanced bands like Dissection and Sacramentum, Unanimated‘s atmospheric blend of death/black metal presented newer avenues of accessibility within the underground paradigm without losing touch with the driving impulse integral to the music. Boasting its fair … Continue reading

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Retrospective on Lymphatic Phlegm: Goregrind as art

Lymphatic Phlegm‘s debut is one of the more unique albums to have come out of this fetid style, posing a study in contrasts between the pummeling, terrorizing rhythms of traditional goregrind, and a  sense of structure and melody borrowed directly … Continue reading

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Gutslit – Skewered In The Sewer Review

Gutslit‘s brand of groove-oriented brutal death metal is at its most potent when they forget they’re supposed to bring the big slams. Like most music of this ilk, the riff is the focal point here, subject to multiple iterations that … Continue reading

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Multinational Corporations – Jamat -al-Maut Review (2014)

[ This EP can be heard at: http://multicorpgrind.bandcamp.com/album/jamat-al-maut-2 ] This duo from Pakistan straddle the nerve running through various punk and metal derivatives, creating a combustible yet highly structured mix in the process. It would be facile, and disingenuous, to … Continue reading

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Cerekloth – In The Midst Of Life, We Are In Death Review (2013)

Cerekloth‘s debut EP Pandemonium Prayers was part of a ten CD bundle on sale at Hell’s Headbangers back in ’08, standing out among the dregs even then despite its relatively unhewn state of development. The band has refined its craft … Continue reading

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