Showing posts from June, 2020

Impostomb by Orbyssmal album review.

Impostomb by Orbyssmal album review. Raw, harsh and gritty. I fucking love this release, basic gravelly blackened death/black metal that reminds you of killer bands that take your breath away, no polished bullshit just nasty metal. And whilst the fantastic graveyard tone of the guitar and sonic bass dominates the sound of this band, the crazed and whisper-like demonic vox lift the overall insanity to demented perfection. It's ugly and leaves a stain on your ears and brain. That is rare as fuck these days, way too much focus on achieving a certain sound and meeting the needs of a wanker market. This is just underground evil personified. Six tracks of off the chain metal that takes no prisoners.  Highlight:Odium....perfect brutality.
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Ghosts In Gold-Glorious Illumination album review.

Ghosts In Gold-Glorious Illumination album review. Eerie, Brutal and atmospheric. Ghosts in Gold deliver this astonishingly heavy and dynamic debut release. The riff work and song structure echo the finest of both classic and modern extreme metal. The band describes the goal of this album was to make oppressive and cripplingly heavy music. Full objective completed. It's moody as hell, but so, so colorfully hideous in it's crushing effect. The problem with some black metal is it's over the top in a c-grade horror style, which hardly brings long term appeal. This is a high level craft to make all the songs fit together, have their own identity, and remind you why extreme metal is so damn worth the listen. The production was grim and dynamic, the low end literally rattling your bones to dust. And thankfully the recording wasn't that lo-fi bullshit that to me makes most early black metal unpalatable. The six tracks that make up this gripping album are all killer, never an…

Chaos over Cosmos-The Ultimate Multiverse album review.

Chaos over Cosmos-The Ultimate Multiverse album review. Moody, heavy and epic. Chaos over Cosmos is definitely not my usual type of band I choose to listen to, because I generally don't dig much metalcore, technical or prog. type of music. But it was damn surprisingly enjoyable. The guitar playing was outstanding, song structure intelligent as fuck, and a perfect mix of old and new metal. Indeed there were some cheesy keyboards and some clean vocals, but it was constructed in such a way that you not only have to give this notable credit for the artistry but as an album it rocks hard. Heavy and catchy in all the right places. Never boring and for a project between two nations-Australia and Poland, it's damn decent.
Bio: Chaos Over Cosmos is a progressive metal online collaborative project originally created by Rafal Bowman and Javier Calderón in the year of 2017. Two musicians who had never met each other and decided that being countries apart couldn’t stop them from making mu…

R U N-For You Will Never Find Peace Within Your Quiet EP review.

R U N-For You Will Never Find Peace Within Your Quiet EP review. Bone-crushing, intelligent and emotive as hell. It may be a weighty call, but Australian extreme music is leaving the world for dead atm. I think the majority of overseas artists are utterly piss-weak compared to the phenomenal releases we are putting out in 2020. R U N personifies this type of world-beating class act. This gargantuan-like project is constructed by two local geniuses and defining it seems puerile at best. The overall gut-wrenchingly heavy sound simply reflects the volumes of deep effort and vivid skill excised here on this scintillating Ep. Musically it sits in a morose and dark corridor of post-hardcore, deathcore, and various blends of extreme metal, but it is blazingly original. Not only is the production the type that makes you want to shout "why the fuck aren't all albums made to sound this genuinely sonic and pulverizing", but you also gasp at how five tracks can be so focused and wi…

Abramelin interview with Simon and Matt...Brutal!!!

Abramelin interview with Simon and Matt...Brutal!!! Anyone that is worth their extreme musical merit knows that Abramelin's new album Never Enough Snuff is without a doubt one of the albums of the year. We reviewed it last week and it's fair to say it just gets better with each listen. This writer actually challenges anyone to pick out any faults with this release. Flawless extreme metal perfection. Go on, I dare you to find anything wrong with this album. Threats and facts aside, we were stoked to chat with these metal warlords about this album and their return to the live and recording front. As expected these guys were extremely down to earth, full of both humor and wisdom. I have to say I appreciate when bands take the time and effort to answer questions we poke at them in our interviews; too many bands give you the stereotypical bullshit lame answers that no one really gives two shits about. Not this band, respect to these blokes!!!. Like most extreme music fans, I am ab…

Abramelin-Never Enough Snuff album review.

Abramelin-Never Enough Snuff album review. Unrestrained, crushing no fucking nonsense old school death metal. Never enough snuff is a definite contender for metal album of the year on most critics lists. And this is the band's first album in 20 years and as seen at last year's Direct Underground Fest in Melbourne, they held the crowd in their hand and were the most talked about band of the night, no not the international's but Melbourne's own Abramelin.
FFO Cannibal Corpse, Deicide, Obituary, Entombed, Napalm Death, but the peak eras of all these bands. This band's beginnings were the fantastic Acheron, a band that started an interest in this genre for many individuals, myself included. To me, this band and the mighty Christbait changed the musical landscape forever in Australia and both are bands I still absolutely worship. How rare is that?.

This album is an old school death metal album with modern and abrasive production that scintillates your heavy music tuned…

Umbra Vitae-Shadow of Life album review.