WVRM – Colony Collapse

There’s probably never been a better time for a new WVRM record. South Carolina’s premium-blend extreme music outfit have always championed the working class, aiming their aggression and bile towards the bloated, redundant corpses in charge. It helps that the mayhem behind the message has consistently been delivered at a…

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Hey! Listen to Carnosus!

Sweden’s Carnosus recommend themselves as being “For fans of REVOCATION, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, SYLOSIS, ARSIS, AT THE GATES and RIVERS OF NIHIL”– a description that (apart from seemingly being custom-tailored to my own specific tastes) is not at all unapt. Although there are certainly elements of Sylosis and Rivers…

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Tech Death Rapidfire – Sutrah & Svengahli

There are a few things I’m excited to accomplish with this post, beyond highlighting yet another couple of excellent death metal releases. First, from a practical standpoint, this is an efficient means of covering two short EPs that are still absolutely worth your time. It’s the same reason I created…

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Xenobiotic – Mordrake

Every year, it seems like there’s one particular death metal album released in the early months of the year that sets my quality standards for the next several months. Last year in January, Alterage’s The Approaching Roar hit me like a brick to the temple, while in 2018 Portal’s Ion…

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Necrowretch – The Ones from Hell

I’ll be honest, I first picked up the promo for Necrowretch’s 2017 release Satanic Slavery simply because the cover was nasty and I figured any record with that title would sound wicked as, well, hell. That record met my expectations without even a shred of variance, churning out a blackened…

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Beneath The Massacre – Fearmonger

For eight years, the Canadian tech-death Megazord of Beneath The Massacre have watched their countrymen and neighbours hit the (relative) mainstream in metal with varying degrees of success. It’s a hot product. Having the most technically challenging, mind-bending material and implementing it into the most extreme forms of metal isn’t…

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Concert Review: Vader, Abysmal Dawn, Hideous Divinity, Vitriol, Desolate at Jewel Music Venue (Manchester, NH)

New Hampshire is the fly over state of New England when it comes to noteworthy metal tours. Most bands book their New England dates at one of the countless options in Massachusetts; there are more highly frequented venues in the greater Boston/Cambridge area than the region’s other five states combined,…

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Peripheral Cortex – God Kaiser Hell

There’s a type of victory in sports called a “wire-to-wire” win, where one team holds the lead throughout the entire game. Instead of both teams tying and trading leads multiple times or one side staging an epic comeback, the winner dominates the match from start to finish and quells any…

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