Decapitated – Blood Mantra

The story of Polish extreme metal stalwarts Decapitated is not an easy one to swallow, but it’s one that makes this excellent band’s legacy all the more powerful and ultimately, proves that some of the best music is created out of strife and tragedy. With a near-perfect back catalogue that includes death…

Hey! Listen to Instar!

Scrolling through Instar’s bandcamp page, my eyes rested on two words: adventure prog. These two words encapsulate this new track in a way that is striking and moving. Something about this whole thing simply moves with wonder, exploration and curiosity. Yes, but what is it you might ask. This is unique and odd-bird combination…

Hey! Listen to Mezonz!

Marty Eason, guitarist of WANZWA, released a few tracks from his new project, Mezonz.  Harmonic Oscillator is a very crazy, chaotic mix of textures and technicality reminiscent of a lovechild between Animals as Leaders and The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza.  This release is 3 tracks long and comes in at about…

Hey! Listen to Condemn the Infected!

Maryland is becoming somewhat of a mecca for extreme metal. Not only is Baltimore home to arguably the biggest annual metal festival in the U.S., Maryland Deathfest, but the state of Maryland has also bred some heavyweight metal bands of its own, including most notably Dying Fetus, Misery Index and Periphery. Whereas these bands…