Capra – Voices for the Unheard

Controlled chaos is a phrase that accompanies a number of bands. New act Capra really captures that quality, with thundering riffs that dig into a multitude of genres for inspiration alongside vocals Read more […]

Intonate – Severed Within (Willowtip)

A few years back, Intonate unleashed their debut in the form of The Swerve. A twisting and otherworldly piece of tech/prog death that held equal ground in more dissonant waters. Since that time, the Read more […]

Evil Drive – Demons Within (Reaper Entertainment)

These days it’s apparent that cross pollination of genres appears to be the ticket to gaining a wider array of followers under the metal umbrella. Hailing from the fertile lands of Finland, Evil Drive Read more […]

Endseeker – Mount Carcass (Metal Blade)

With two punchy and satisfying full-length efforts behind them, Germany’s Endseeker decided to tweak things a little for their third offering. Shying away from some of the more progressive leanings Read more […]

Servants to the Tide – Servants to the Tide (No Remorse Records)

Paying homage to his heroes in epic doom metal, Servants to the Tide is a trio formed by guitarist/keyboardist/bassist Leonid Rubinstein, who recruited vocalist Stephan Wehrbein and drummer Lucas Freise Read more […]

Cryptosis – Futuristic Swarm

Moving beyond a basic thrash template with their previous act Distillator, Dutch trio Cryptosis ventures into a land of technical, progressive thrash with extreme, traditional, and outside the box influences Read more […]

Cannibal Corpse – Violence Unimagined (Metal Blade)

A perpetual benchmark for brutality in the metal scene, Cannibal Corpse are still without a doubt the most instantly recognizable in extreme music. The band has weathered plenty of storms throughout their Read more […]

Septagon – We Only Die Once (Massacre Records)

Featuring members of acts like Atlantean Kodex and Them, Septagon are a five-piece outfit from Germany that journey into the speed/thrash terrain with their material. Previously a part of the Cruz del Read more […]

Drakkar – Chaos Lord (Punishment 18 Records)

Artists have a delicate choice to issue or delay product considering the global pandemic that has shut down normal live touring/concert support for musicians. Metal music is one of the genres dependent Read more […]

Carnal Savagery – Fiendish (Moribund Records)

Being able to dig deep with their roots to the beginnings of the Swedish death metal movement, Carnal Savagery has had plenty of time to keep their buzzsawing HM-2 pedals razor sharp. That’s right, Read more […]

Endseeker – Climbing to the Top

With two albums of full bodied HM2 death metal behind them, Endseeker has made a quick jump up the ladder due to their ability to capture the Swedish sound without being totally bound to it. The melodic Read more […]

Arion – Vultures Die Alone (AFM Records)

Arion made a big splash initially with this scribe with their single “At the Break of Dawn” (which featured Amaranthe vocalist Elize Ryd). Upbeat and potent modern metal that had massive hooks and Read more […]

Memoriam – To the End (Reaper Entertainment)

Once the locomotive creative train rolls, no sense in stopping momentum. Especially as we race against the proverbial clock of time on this Earth. Such is the case for UK death metal quartet Memoriam – Read more […]

Exanimis – Marionnettiste (Klonosphere Records)

With bands like Fleshgod Apocalypse, Septicflesh, and Carach Angren all taking their extreme metal and mutating it near the point of a cinematic soundscape, the borders have been pushed pretty well into Read more […]

Evilizers – Solar Quake (Punishment 18 Records)

Evilizers is an Italian metal act that grew out of a Judas Priest tribute band from 2014. Releasing their debut album Center of the Grave in 2018, they’ve made the move to Punishment 18 Records for the Read more […]

Orden Ogan – Behold the Final Days

Rising up the ranks as one of the premiere power metal bands not only in Germany but all across the world, Orden Ogan are enjoying the fruits of their labor. A steady release schedule beyond impressive Read more […]

Hevilan – Symphony of Good and Evil (Brutal Records)

Containing ex-Warrel Dane guitarist Johnny Moraes in their ranks, Brazilian quartet Hevilan started in 2005, releasing a demo the following year with Blinded Faith. Many years later The End of Time debut Read more […]

Karma Violens – Mount of the Congregation (Self-Released)

Next up in the death, black, thrash mash-up battle is that of Karma Violens. Establishing themselves back in 2002, the Greek act has released three albums previous to Mount of the Congregation and have Read more […]

Timeless Haunt – Dark for Life (Stormspell Records)

Containing three generations of musicians who don’t always see eye to eye in influences or outlook of the metal and rock genres, Timeless Haunt develops an interesting mixture that sets them apart from Read more […]

Feculent – The Grotesque Arena (Brilliant Emperor Records)

A new Australian act featuring members of Snorlax, Resin Tomb, Descent, and more, Feculent is just as grimy and filthy as the grisly cover would imply. Another introduction by way of EP, Feculent present Read more […]

Cannibal Corpse – Ageless Violence

One of the foremost bands in anyone’s mind when it comes to extreme music, Cannibal Corpse are now on the cusp of their 15th album in Violence Unimagined. Joining the band on a permanent basis with Read more […]

Evergrey – Escape of the Phoenix (AFM Records)

Over the past twenty plus years, one of the most memorable and satisfying melodic power/progressive metal acts to release music has to be Evergrey. Writing touching songs that reach people on multiple Read more […]

Obvurt – The Beginning (Brutal Mind)

Always nice to see a bit of a success story when it comes to musicians. In this case, Philippe Drouin was in a car accident five years ago, which injured his right wrist to the point where guitar playing Read more […]

Cryptosis – Bionic Swarm (Century Media)

Risking possible alienation from an established thrash base, Dutch act Cryptosis is reborn in an extreme technical, progressive thrash way that has expansive horizons on multiple sonic levels for their Read more […]

Unflesh – Inhumation (Self-Released)

Unflesh impressed with their debut album, Saviors, back in 2018 with their vision of melodic blackened death metal that was laced with some technical aspects for good measure. Still the vision of Ryan Read more […]

Sifting Through Bandcamp March 2021

Already a quarter of the way through the new year, seems crazy how time just flies sometimes. Even if we are still sitting around around waiting for a return to ‘normalcy.’ In the meantime, there’s always Read more […]

Marasmus – Necrotic Overlord (Transcending Obscurity)

Coming in six years after their last release, Conjuring Enormity, the frantic death metal squad of Marasmus has made their return. What made their last album a winner was the dedication to throttling Read more […]

Dawn Ahead – Fallen Anthems (Art Gates Records)

Coming together between 2012 to 2014, German quintet Dawn Ahead have self-released two EP’s in a self-titled effort (2014) and A Trip of Violence (2018) – leading to some member shifts and signing Read more […]

Blindfolded and Led to the Woods – Nightmare Withdrawals (Self-Released)

For all the death metal that comes through the inbox, it’s really hard to distinguish between some of it. So many easily classifiable bands playing familiar sounds, which is not a bad thing in some Read more […]

Sirius Curse – Time Knows No Lies (Self-Released)

Containing members that had previous experience together during the 80’s/90’s in the German band Exterior, Sirius Curse from southern Germany began in 2014 and took their time due to established careers/families Read more […]

Abyssian – The Colossal Experience

Intertwining gothic and doom metal with left-field influences that can be Oriental, Latin, or jazzy in nature, Abyssian develop an intriguing sound and outlook through their records. Their latest album Read more […]