Dysrhythmia – Terminal Threshold

The best part about bands with a completely unique identity is the way they not only differentiate themselves from other groups, but from their own sound with each subsequent release. This trait applies directly to Dysrhythmia and the vast field of other projects involving Kevin Hufnagel (Gorguts, Vaura) and Colin…

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Death’s Door – September 2019

Welcome, friends, to Death’s Door. Wipe your feet on the mat and pull up a bone throne. Let’s talk about September death metal. Sweet Satan, was it delectable.  I’ve been harping on it for time immemorial (or since March, if we’re gonna get technical) that death metal’s 2019 has been…

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EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Paganizer Unleash Destruction in “They Came to Die”

Swedish death metal troop Paganizer have terrorizing the homes and villages of peaceful normies for two decades now. What’s particularly impressive about this feat is the band’s sustained quality in releases throughout. Keepers of one of death metal’s most undersung and underrated discographies, Paganizer followed the initial wave of the…

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Xoth – Interdimensional Invocations

As a band, Xoth represent a specific challenge to review: it feels impossible to concoct the right combination of words that both accurately describes the band and makes them sound as appealing as I’d like. Metal runs into this problem more often than other genres, I think. As sounds become…

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Gatecreeper – Deserted

It’s been a good while since death metal has seen a significant pull toward mainstream recognition. The genre’s heyday is rife with stories of monetary success and cultural recognition (just look up the histories of Cannibal Corpse, Deicide, and Morbid Angel for vindication), but more recent iterations of death metal…

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Thy Art Is Murder – Human Target

Thy Art Is Murder are extremely good at what they do. With each album, they effortlessly prove that they have the consistency and skill to strike with absolute precision while adding just a little bit more to the formula to keep them from getting complacent atop their duly earned throne.…

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Serpent Column – Mirror in Darkness

Serpent Column is a project that has been waiting to burst onto the larger metal scene for some time. Over the past few years, sole continual member Theophonos has conjured adventurous, meticulously crafted music that melds elements of dissonant death and black metal into a swirling pool of chaos and…

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Death’s Door – August 2019

Welcome, Hellions, to Death’s Door. Grab a blood-filled goblet and pull up a bone throne. It’s about to get loud in here.  August continued death metal’s string of quality releases, featuring names both big and small making waves in an already overstuffed landscape. While I remain somewhat disappointed by the…

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The Anatomy Of – Vitriol

Oregon trio Vitriol make some of the most violent music on the planet. Kyle Rasmussen and co. are in the business of dealing absolutely ferocious death metal without any compromises, and their upcoming debut record To Bathe from the Throat of Cowardice delivers on the promise of their earliest material…

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