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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Burial Remains – Trinity of Deception

Last night, I made myself a grilled cheese sandwich for dinner. I’m no chef, so this was most certainly not a gourmet affair. Cheddar, wheat bread, and some salsa for dipping (yeah, try it and wait for your head explode). That’s it. Not an elaborate or complex meal in any…

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EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Burial Remains bring that sweet, sweet old school death metal with “Trinity of Deception”

Ah, friends. Do you smell it? The rot of decaying flesh? The smoke from buzzsaw guitars slicing through arms, legs, and ears? It’s the sweet stench of premium old school death metal, and there’s nothing else like it. For fans of death metal’s crustiest, nastiest, and HM-2iest of sounds, there’s…

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The Anatomy Of – NYT LIV

There’s something gorgeous happening in Denmark. It seems you can’t throw a guitar into a crowd without hitting great new hardcore and metal bands from the Nordic country – Copenhagen, in particular, is the home of many of these talented, tuneful new acts, forcing me to drastically consider a music-centric…

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Feral – Flesh for Funerals Eternal

I’ve stated it many times before, and it bears repeating here: Swedish death metal and I have a complicated relationship. Some of my all-time favorite death metal releases originated from bands like Entombed, At the Gates, and Dismember, so I would never claim that the style itself is utterly bereft…

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Coffin Birth – The Serpent Insignia

When reviewing the new Bloodbath album, I suggested that simplistic, straight-forward death metal might not be enough to stand out in a year that has seen the genre well and truly dominated by more forward-thinking, progressive acts. Now I’m thinking I merely may have given the record far too much…

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