Despised Icon – Purgatory

Deathcore. The metal subgenre everyone loves to hate. Often decried as the lizard brain of extreme metal, deathcore has garnered a reputation for relentless chugs, mindless breakdowns, and lyrical inanity that is only rivaled by the current scene snob consensus on metalcore and nü metal. It’s not necessarily an incorrect…

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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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Release Day Roundup – 9/13/19

Editor’s Note: I’m glad to welcome longtime reader Remi VL as a regular guest contributor to our Release Day Roundup posts! He submitted several of the albums listed below. Join his Facebook group for more recommendations. -Scott Murphy Each month, we always seem to come to the same conclusion when…

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Enterprise Earth – Luciferous

All-over cartoon print deathcore is dead. Gone. All but forgotten. Music historians of the future will be the ones to decide where it sits in correlation to the hallows of extreme music history. This now leaves a pretty sizable vacuum for bands like Enterprise Earth to fill; their third studio…

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41 – Dogs Of Eden

You didn’t think that, once I discovered the secret of being lazy about these show notes, I’d go back to being not lazy, right? The structure of that sentence was abysmal. But I had a fun time trolling Eden this episode, and so did his new dog (RIP)! We talk about: Oddland, Disillusion, Alcest, ColdWorld, Native Construct, Babymetal, Devin Townsend, Departe, Brain Tentacles, Opeth, Orphaned Land, Infant Annihilator, Betraying the Martyrs, Inanimate Existence, Fountainhead, Anciients, Hannes Grossmann, Leander, Abnormality, Wintersun and Nader Sadek. Then, balls deep on Lamb of Dog! I mean, Lamb of God!

Hey! Listen To The Northern!

Deathcore bands are a dime a dozen these days, and it takes some incredibly strong talent and songwriting skills to stand apart from the crowd. Whether bands do this by bringing an element of progressive songwriting, a la Veil of Maya, by writing strong grooves, like Acrania, or by simply…

Defeated Sanity – Passages Into Deformity

German brutal death metal band Defeated Sanity don’t need many introductions. Having a sound that is built on early Cannibal Corpse, but with a ridiculous amount of added brutality a la Disgorge, their blend of slam and technical death metal is delightful to fans of either genre. All of their releases have been met with at least some degree of acclaim, so their fourth album Passages Into Deformity has a lot to live up to.


Remember that silly tech-deathcore band from last week that ran around the woods and had buttsex with each other? Well as a token of gratitude for the support and their viral reach with the video, Infant Annihilator have done a deathcore style cover/remix of PSY’s cross-cultural pop hit ‘Gangnam Style.’…