Saturday, November 24, 2012

New reviews 11-24-12


Hope,everyone is having a good weekend so far? here are some new reviews for you all to check out and read as time permits.This time around i got a little bit of everything {which has been the case the more and more last few moths} so hope everyone finds something to their liking and will do what they can to support the metal underground scene.
keep the flames of metal burning bright.
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Black vulture-darkness fills the earth cd {self releaed}
Black vulture is a band featuring Martin Ciappara who most will know from his black/doom/death band prayer of the dying.Black Vulture are a three piece band with martin handling the drums the band plays plays mid-paced death metal with some black metal inlfuences in some parts of the songs.The guiarist range from fast riffs to a more mid-paced and have some really well-played and even catchy riffs and patterns.Martin has proven he can sing and play guitar etc. in prayer of the dying but his drumming is pretty damn good as he keeps up with guitars quite well going from fast to mid-paced range with some catchy to faster/aggressive death metal drum patterns of his own.Black vulture is defintly a band looking into for fans who enjoy good solid death/black metal.
band contact

http://www.myspace.com/blackvultureblack



deadly remains-severing humanity cd {deepsend rec.}
Deadly remains play straight forward and do it well!!! on severing humanity the california band really impressed me with me with their sheer brutal heavy sound and mix of mid nineties and some modern death metal for a good solid release.Heavy mid-paced guitars with some killer riffs and solo's but the band does know how to break loose with fury with some faster guitars and drumming patterns when the time is right.This is a band that brutal death metal fans sure will not want to miss out on so order your copy today!



label contact
www.deepsend.com



Decline Of The I-Inhibition cd {agonia rec.}
I was really excited to hear/get this release once i heard A.K {Merrimack,vorkreist among others} was the main man behind this project as i really enjoyed some of black metal bands.If you are a fan of A.K's bands i would defintly say check out Decline Of The I for the simple reason it's good and the music is well-done and interesting.But be warned this not really black metal their are some influences of black metal here and there in some of the songs but A.K seems to incorporate more of an industrial,expirmental even a little death metal sound into the music in other words a.k is not afraid to try mixing styles when it comes to Decline Of The Of I.Personally i enjoyed this twisted,dark musical and if your a fan of the newer bands that mix different extreme musical genres together defintly give Inhibition a listen this is defintly a good debut.I for one am interested to see what they come up with for the second release!




Die Hard- Conjure The Legions cd {Agonia rec.}{reviewed by patrick}
Sweden's die hard are back with their brand of catchy yet aggressive old-school death metal.Fast,thrashing guitars with some really intense and insane riffs and solo's put in the mix.Drummer is just as chaotic and all over the place going from the hyper-speed thrashing to a more mid-paced beats but the drumming is very well done and played to perfection.the vocals are a mix of gruff growls/and screams this is defintly a worthwhile purchase for any and all fanatics of old-school thrashing mayhem.

label contact
www.agoniarecords.com


Incantation-Vanquish In vengeance cd {listenable rec.}{reviewed by patrick}
One of the longest and most respected death metal acts returns after a six year silence.Wasting little time the members of the Incantation start the assult on Vanquish In Vengeance with their trademark heavy,fast guitars that will leave you breathless and begging for more.John Mcentee's death metal growls/vocals sound amazing and fit incantion's brutal style prefect.the production is done really well to not as raw/primitive as early incantion releases but also not over-polished/produced like so many.If you are a long time of these death legends well take a sigh of relief vanquish in vegeance is pure incantion in all their death metal glory!! it's great to see bands staying true to their roots.

label contact
www.listenable.net



Maveth-Coils Of The Black Earth cd { Dark Descent rec.}{reviewed by patrick}
Finland's Maveth are a new band to my ears and i glad i defintly got ahold of their debut on the great Dark Descent.Coils Of The Black Earth showcases this young bands power and dark violent sound.The band mixes in mid ninetes death metal with some of their own sick twisted ideas.The guitars have some really well played complex riffs/patterns{without loosing any of the heaviness} their done backNforth going from extremly fast with non-stop riffs but without warning come to a nearly slow/mid paced crawl. the vocals are vicious,angry and just insane.Maveth might just like any other death metal band with this review but believe me they are so much more with their music has a very dark atmosphere entertwined within the bands brutal sound.this is one hell of a great debut and well worth checking out if you enjoy dark,brutal death metal.
label contact
www.darkdescentrecords.com



Paroxsihzem-Paroxsihzem cd {Dark Descent rec.}{reviewed by patrick}
I don't know where dark descent finds their bands but so far i think just about every band i have heard frorm this label has been great and thats pretty rare these days.But you can add paroxsihzem to the roster of dark descent bands that are great and defintly worth checking out.Paroxsihzem come out of the canadian underground and has released an amazing debut full of morbid,dark dark heavy death metal. Raging fast guitars,thick heavy bass mixed with deep,low growls .The band plays death metal the way it was meant to be played no gimmicks,no over-the top technical riffs/solo's. just dark,nasty heavy riffs.If your a "fan" of dark, bass/guitar heavy death metal then you should defintly enjoy paroxsihzem.
label contact
www.darkdescentrecords.com





Sanguinary Misanthropia-Loathe Over Will cd{Supremacy Through Intolerance rec.}{reviewed by patrick}
After a couple of e.p's and demo's australia's Sanguinary Misanthropia release their debut full-length .Loathe Over Will is is nine tracks of traditional satanic black metal.Raw,thin gutar riffs,aggressive blasting drums with some mid-paced breaks to keep the music interesting and the listeners attention.The vocals are demonic screams and screeches and fits nicely with the bands old-school primitive sound.I know alot of bands are doing the "old school" sound way to much these days but Sanguinary Misanthropia do a great job of creating and playing traditional,raw black metal without sounding too much like one particular band.Defintly recomended to old-school fans who enjoy their black metal raw,primitive and ugly.

label contact
www.supremacy-through-intolerance.org




Sarratum-Flagellation of a saint cd {nekrogoatheresy prod.}{reviewed by patrick}
Sarratum is black metal band featuring Martin Ciappara {prayer of the dying,black vulture} who handles the drums and keyboards in the band.Sarratum seem to stick to the more primitive,raw straight forward style of black metal and do it well.The guitars are raw,simplistic yet have some catchy riffs.I'm not sure how long martin has been druming for but he seems to be pretty good behind kit going from mid-to fast beats.And the band does show somewhat of a "atmospheric" side with their instrumental track beyond the helios before picking up with the demonic harsh blackend vocals and black metal attack.Fans of early emperor, or early 90's norse black black metal in general should check enjoy sarratum.
label contact
http://www.nghproductions.net




Septycal Gorge-Growing seeds of decay cd {comatose music}{reviewed by patrick}
Thanks to comatose music if you missed this the first time around now you can check out it again with bonus tracks.If you are like me and were unfamilar with the band septycal gorge are a italian band which plays fast, brutal death metal mixed with some technical guitar riffs here and there but not over done like so many were doing the last five to ten years. Intensely fast drumming that is aggressive yet precise and flawless in it's delievery.The vocals are a mix of death growls and deeper guttural vokills that fit well together and defintly mix well with the brutality of the music.Septycal gorge and comatose were cool enough to "add" three extra bonus songs from the bands 2008 davinci death code split. If your a "fan" of other bands on the comatose roster most likely you will enjoy septycal gorge's music as well so give these italian sicko's a listen today.

label contact
www.comatosemusic.com



Stagnant Waters-Stagnant Waters cd {adversum rec.}{reviewed by patrick}
Stagnant waters is a new musicial trio that defintly thinks outside the musical box when creating music.The band does have some black metal influence but that is defintly not it's main influence as stagnant waters seems to draw and use influence from indusrial,,techno{not the trendy/happy shit techno but more eerie/haunting style} mixed with with alot of random of spaced out soundscapes that somehow seem to blend together within a dark realm of indusrialized,metal and just plain insanity put to extreme music.While other tracks are more influenced by ambient,noise,industrial in other words stagnant waters are a band that have no boundries when it comes to their music and i have to defintly respect that.Personally this is something that is a release that not going to be for everyone but i would defintly recomend it to those who enjoy extreme metal/music with no boundries.

label contact
http://www.adversum.no




Synapses-Expiation cd {deepsend rec.}{reviewed by patrick}
synapses may just be one of the first bands from italy that i have heard in years that i just don't like.Their not horrible musicians or anything but the music is just way to technical for my tastes this is the one things that drove me away from death metal in mid 90's/early turn of the century was most of the death metal bands were trying to out do each other with flashy,technical guitars and lost the heaviness and intensity of the death metal music. Anyways Synapses has the horrible technical guitars,the drums just sound like one long continous blast beat. The vocals were just average death growls,this release really has done nothing for me but some of the newer death metal fans might get into it.
label contact
www.deepsend.com




TsaR BomB-Neowarfare cd {badgod music}{reviewed by patrick}
This is a very impressive debut from spain's blackend death war metal machine Tsar Bomb.Unrelenting,uncomprimising barrage of blasting drums mixed with razor sharp guitar riffs and harsh, raw screams of pain.While each song is a violent and aggressive in it's delivery their is a unique sound and style that gives life to each track as well.Alot of bands playing this style usually get over looked for whatever reason but i would defintly urge any fans of blackend death to check out Tsar BomB as soon as possible and this band to your cd collection. I really think this band will be around in the underground scene for quite a few years and i for one can't wait to hear their next attacks!!

label contact
www.badgodmusic.com