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October 2013


Abstract Spirit - Theomorphic Defectiveness
Ars Goetia - Servants of Void
Ater Era - Beneath Inanimate Grime
Aufschwung - Price of Life
Brenvoliznepr / Witchbrew - Animal Sacrifice / Pouring Ancient Evil
Carcass - Surgical Steel
Corpseflesh - Tattooed by a Blowtorch
Cult of Erinyes / Zifir - Split
Dead Church / Suffering Mind - Split
Dead Deities - Valley Of The Giants
Death Dealer - War Master
Demogorgon - Where Is He...?
Diabolical - Neogenesis
Diabolikal Holokaust - Diabolikal Holokaust
Dischordia - Project 19
Drug Honkey - Ghost in the Fire
Enmachined - Thrash Assault
Evoke Thy Lords - Drunken Tales
Festerguts - Heritage of Putrescent
Fleshgod Apocalypse - Labirynth
Fumigation - Integrated Pest Management
Galaktik Cancer Squad - Ghost Light
Goatfukk - Procession of Forked Tongues
Gorguts - Colored Sands
Grace Disgraced - Enthrallment Traced
Hrust Kostilyo - Undisputed Sovereignty


Impenetrable Darkness - Loyalty in Blackness
Incursus - Eternal Funeral Trance
Instorm - Madness Inside
Irem - Obscuritas Aeterna
Ivanhoe - Systematrix
Jesus Chrusler Supercar - Among The Ruins And Desolate Lands
Limb For A Limb - Aberration Complete
Locus Titanic Funus - Castus Lacrima
Murn Guruth - Weltekel
Navjarmaahr - The Fangs of the Shining Night
Nordor - Erga Omnes
Ofghost - Audiocorpse
Out Of Decay - Arising of Lost Souls
Owt Kri - The New Seed
Picture Ann - Blaspheme 2009
Phantazo - Le Temps Dètruit Tout
Psychopathic Terror - 4:You Shall Not Destroy
Rape / Hatevomit - Rapevomit
Replica - The Bright Side of Death
Rum - Birbant
Scent of Death - Of Martyrs's Agony and Hate
Sorcery - Legacy of Blood
The Deathisodes - Inside the Universe of Horror
Throne Of Heresy - Realms of Desecration
Todestriebe - ...Scream, Prey, Beg...
Trallery - Catalepsy
Tsyrulnia - Fire and Ice
Valdur - Blast Beast
Velm - Promo 2013
Vergine Stuprata - Jungfernkuss
Weaponizer - Weaponizer
Weverin - Serpent Light
Wine From Tears - Glad to be Dead
Zorndyke - On Mayor Altar's Edge




Band: ABSTRACT SPIRIT
Country: Russia
Title: Theomorphic Defectiveness
Label: Solitude Productions
Year: 2013
Style: Funeral Doom Metal

Review:
The third stab from this apocalyptic Russian band, "Theomorphic Defectiveness" is an hour long jurney through torments and laments, despair and loss of any hope. It's amazing what these 4 Russians managed to deliver on the new album, I guarantee you'll feel the weight of the World on your sholders after a simple audition; yes, it that heavy! The vocals are actually cryptic, inhuman, low growls used like an instrument of torture here, most of the guitar riffs are slow and repetitive but also not boring, alternating with killer mid-tempo to fast Death Metal riffs, and the drums are even slower but oh so heavy. The keyboards build the whole mystic atmosphere around Abstract Spirit's music, and the guitar leads are making this atmosphere even heavier. One of the most tormenting and inspired Funeral Doom Metal albums I've heard in a while; beware, gat it only if you're used to this type of music, otherwise stay away, it will ruin your spirit for a whole week!
Reviewed by Adrian
Rating: 9/10

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Band: ARS GOETIA
Country: Italy
Title: Servants of Void
Label: Baphomet in Steel
Year: 2013
Style: Black Metal

Review:
Second full-length release from this Italian combo, "Servants of Void" is made of 10 tracks into fast and uncompromising Black Metal, quite standard stuff I may add, with nothing in particular to stand out or impress, but with a nice flow and evil atmosphere. The drummer sounds sloppy at times are very skilled at other, don't know how to judge his playing; the vocalist is pretty good but not versatile enough to keep your attention high; the guitar riffs, with some delicious exceptions, are all following overused patterns; the bass lines are very pronounced, a good addition to the overall heavy atmospheres. Still, although well executed this won't blow your mind away, that's for sure.
Reviewed by Adrian
Rating: 7/10

Contact:
www.arsgoetia.it
www.baphometinsteel.it




Band: ATER ERA
Country: Slovenia
Title: Beneath Inanimate Grime
Label: Pestilence Records
Year: 2013
Style: Black Metal

Review:
It's not often bands from Slovenia get on my review list so I was quite curious about what this trio has to offer. The band was founded in 2006 and this is their second full-length, released 2 years after their quite well received debut "In Autumn's Solitary Decline". The CD is features 7 tracks but it lasts for almost an hour of mid-tempo to fast paced Black Metal with multiple variations and a lot of interesting ideas creating an overall mystic, psychedelic and quite mesmerizing atmosphere. What's great about this is they only use traditional instruments (bass, guitar and drumms) to create their music and they perfectly succeed in delivering a dark, horrifying music without the use of keyboards or other special effects. Black Metal fans should get ahold of this album, it won't disapoint.
Reviewed by Adrian
Rating: 8.5/10

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Band: AUFSCHWUNG
Country: Russia
Title: Price of Life
Label: 7.62 Productions
Year: 2013
Style: Black Metal

Review:
This is an NS band from Russia, but since we do not support or condemn any political, religious or sexual orientation, this fact doesn't really matter, we speak about the music exclusively. I just felt to clear that in order to avoid unnecessary future comments.
Aufschwung is a one man band founded in 2010 and this is its debut full-length after a couple of EPs, a split, a demo and even a single. 11 tracks totalling 45 minutes of mid-tempo to fast Black Metal highlighted by a raw and very versatile vocal part and a melodic lead guitar part that reminded me of the Finnish scene. Even if the computer generated drums sound a bit too synthetic and annoying at times, overall this material left a very good impression on me, I found it really emotional and honest, catchy and at the same time dirty and underground. Musicwise this guy and his project deserves some more attention.
Reviewed by Adrian
Rating: 8/10

Contact:
www.aufschwung.sullen-ural.ru
www.myspace.com/7.62productions




Band: BRENVOLIZNEPR / WITCHBREW
Country: Italy / Italy
Title: Animal sacrifice / Pouring ancient evil
Label: Baphomet in Steel
Year: 2011
Style: Punk Black Metal / Black Thrash Metal

Review:
Opening this split is an Italian duo I can't even write its name without double-checking it afterwards, but how about pronouncing it? Oh well, nevermind. Musicwise, if you can poss over the horrible, lo-fi rehearsal type of sound, they are mixing Punk with Black Metal or better said heavy influences from Venom, Motorhead and underground Punk, so we get simple and repetitive riffs, guitar solos loosing pace and simple drums and screams all over. After a while it becomes addictive but only because of those simple riffs that eventually get stuck to your head, and the fast rhythms. I have no idea if this is a mockery or if they are actually serious about it... Witchbrew are a duo and this is their first official release; one of the guys is also involved in Brenvoliznepr, Zorndyke and Ars Goetia and I think he owns the label Baphomet in Steel too. Their part is better: the sound is still rehearsal-like but fatter, the compositions are simple again but they are more brutal, and the demented vocals work better in this case, so yes, if I was about to pick from the two bands I'd go for Witchbrew anytime, even the band's name is much better, haha. Get ahold of this only if you're into deep, lo-fi sound underground, otherwise its not your cup of tea.  
Reviewed by Adrian
Rating: 4/10   6/10

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Band: CARCASS
Country: UK
Title: Surgical Steel
Label: Selfreleased
Year: 2013
Style: Death Metal Death'n'Roll

Review:
This album is just... little weird. I hear that is Carcass of course, but  „Surgical Steel” is, in my opinion, very, very unequal album. Some really great tracks with interesting motifs and some old school sounds, interwoven by scrap’s pieces... However technical drive is very good, riffs, solos, drums kickin’ ass very specifically. But something is missing... In summary: I was expecting after the crew something better. That's how. Ah, good death’n’roll quasi-ballad on the end, unfortunately with core/NU pieces. As a bonus? Maybe.
Reviewed by Vilcin
Rating: 6.5/10




Band: CORPSEFLESH
Country: Australia
Title: Tattooed by a Blowtorch
Label: Ungodly Ruins Productions
Year: 2013
Style: Brutal Death Metal

Review:
When you hear Brutal Death Metal nowadays you immediately think of ultra-fast, as intricate as possible, hard-to-follow rhythms, but for my delight Corpsefles, although following the typical patterns of this genre, are a combination of old-school Brutal Death with the new form of this genre, and what a successful combination it is... Besides the ultra-fast blast beats, Corpseflesh are adding catchy guitar riffs with a bit of groove here and there, a great growling vocal, and even some slow, heavy as shit rhythms. Honestly I don't like the drums' sound, especially the snare drum, but that won't make me say this is a weak album. On the contrary, I have enjoyed every bit of it and I can say Corpseflesh is one of the Brutal Death bands I like the most this year, just imagine a combination of Gorgasm, Dying Fetus and even Deicide, sick, sick, sick.
Reviewed by Adrian
Rating: 9/10

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Band: CULT OF ERINYES / ZIFIR
Country: Belgium / Turkey
Title: Cult of Erinyes / Zifir
Label: Tanquam Aegri Somnia
Year: 2012
Style: Black Metal / Black Metal

Review:
Opening this split is a revelation of the new European wave of Black Metal, Cult of Erinyes. The band was founded in 2009 from the ashes of a Metalcore band turned Black Death later on and expired in 2009, Psalm. I guess they decided to change the band name also while turning onto a more mystical, demonic side of Metal, Black Metal. The band released its debut album on Les Acteurs de L'Ombre in 2011 and then this split CD on Tanquam Aegri Somnia, but short after that they signed with Code666 and released the second full-length, so I guess they'll soon become a World-known name. Musicwise, on this split, Cult of Erinyes delivers 3 tracks of dark, intensive, horrifying Black Metal, well-curdled, expressive and quite technical to a point there's not much you can argue about. Besides sounding like a devastating hurricane on their fast parts, Cult Of Erinyes are also minacing and terrifying, a full treat. 
Zifir are from Turkey and their side is as dark and misanthropic as possible, their music ranges from slow, heavy rhythms to faster ones but the atmosphere is very thick, like a suffocating fog, don't know how to explain it better but I'm impressed by what they managed to create with traditional instruments only (bass, guitar, drums). This is a band you'll either hate or love, and I'm sure they'll find a suitable label to release their upcoming materials, just like CoE did.
A split recommended to the ones of you in search for putrid, doomy, dark Black Metal.
Reviewed by Adrian
Rating: 8.5/10   8/10

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Band: DEAD CHURCH / SUFFERING MIND
Country: Poland / Poland
Title: Dead Church / Suffering Mind
Label: 7 Degrees Records
Year: 2013
Style: Grindcore

Review:
Dead Church and Suffering Mind have released a split cd, each band containing one song a piece on this little split.  From tha start it is a blasting cap of Grindcore horror in a vein of old Carcass/Napalm Death/Righteous Pigs stature.  Quite a mix, but totally crushing on the brain!  Dead Church delivers the first track in a wopping time of 56 seconds in length!  Not much in difference when Suffering Mind begins their track entitled "War Street/Wall Street".  A total length of 54 seconds for Suffering Mind!  Two equally brutal, grinding, and crushing grindcore tracks that take a person back to the early 90's when Grindcore was young in the metal world.  Unfortunately for metal fans of this genre Dead Church and Suffering mind leave a lot to be desired with two tracks that aren't even a fucking minute long in length!  Two crushing bands like this give me a lot of nostalgia when it comes to metal from the early days and I would have loved to hear a full length effort from both bands, but what the hell, two small tracks are fine until something else happens with these guys! 
Reviewed by Lex Luther
Rating: 8/10

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Band: DEAD DEITIES
Country: Australia
Title: Valley Of The Giants
Label: Selfreleased
Year: 2012
Style: Modern Metal

Review:
Dead Church and Suffering Mind have released a split cd, each band containing one song a piece on this little split.  From tha start it is a blasting cap of Grindcore horror in a vein of old Carcass/Napalm Death/Righteous Pigs stature.  Quite a mix, but totally crushing on the brain!  Dead Church delivers the first track in a wopping time of 56 seconds in length!  Not much in difference when Suffering Mind begins their track entitled "War Street/Wall Street".  A total length of 54 seconds for Suffering Mind!  Two equally brutal, grinding, and crushing grindcore tracks that take a person back to the early 90's when Grindcore was young in the metal world.  Unfortunately for metal fans of this genre Dead Church and Suffering mind leave a lot to be desired with two tracks that aren't even a fucking minute long in length!  Two crushing bands like this give me a lot of nostalgia when it comes to metal from the early days and I would have loved to hear a full length effort from both bands, but what the hell, two small tracks are fine until something else happens with these guys! 
Reviewed by Lex Luther
Rating: 8/10

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Band: DEATH DEALER
Country: USA
Title: War Master
Label: Selfreleased
Year: 2013
Style: Power Metal

Review:
A relatively new band in the metal world, Death Dealer comes from the United States and the offering is entitled "Warmaster”. Death Dealer’s first full length offering isn’t so bad, with 10 tracks totaling 50 minutes, these guys give it their all on this one. From the start it is obvious that Power Metal is the main influence on "Warmaster” and old school is where it is at. Early metal bands like Armored Saint, Manowar, and even Fate’s Warning come to mind when influence is concerned, and Death Dealer keep things old school all the way. "Never to Kneel” and "Warmaster” are great tracks that bring back the days of when I was first getting to know the metal scene, but the added new sound with production and riffs are good. Death Dealer certainly have the potential to become a bigger band in the future, hopefully some more fresh material will come our way. Think about this, members from Ozzy, Dungeon, Manowar, and Cage are all together making this release for the world to hear and they do damn well! Not exactly what I would expect, but that is a good thing in today’s over crowded metal scene. If Epic Power Metal with a twist of evil is what you like then check out Death Dealer’s newest offering "Warmaster”. Pure Power metal in an old school vein with a slick production and experienced metal heads kicking ass!
Reviewed by Lex Luther
Rating: 7/10

Contact:
www.facebook.com/deathdealerband




Band: DEMOGORGON
Country: Poland
Title: Where Is He...?
Label: G.U.C.
Year: 2013
Style: Death Metal

Review:
There were and still are countless Demogorgon bands around the world, don't know how they can all exist and release stuff at the same time, I'd be extremely frustrated to be in such a position. Anyway, this is the Polish Death Metal band Demogorgon, founded in 1995, at the moment a trio. This is their second full-length album, a Polish response to Deicide, meaning a Death Metal based on quite simple riffs, mid-tempo to fast rhythms, catchy compositions, dual vocal type (screams/growls) and blasphemic attitude. Unfortunately on some tracks the riffs are too simplistic leaving space to boredom; the sound is raw and organic, but in this case it emphasizes those dry, uninspired parts. Except for that, the fast parts are really brutal and enjoyable, the vocals are very good, and their technical skills as instrumentists demonstrate they can do better. If you're into Deicide you might like this album too, or at least parts of it.
Reviewed by Adrian
Rating: 6.5/10

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Band: DIABOLICAL
Country: Sweden
Title: Neogenesis
Label: ViciSolum Productions
Year: 2013
Style: Thrash Death Metal

Review:
Diabolical is a brutal Swedish Death Metal band that has been churning out the metal since 1998, and has now released "Neogenesis” upon the metal world. The fourth full length release gives the typical diabolical brutality with technical ability and evil vocals to go with it. This is a great production that gives us 11 full tracks at almost an hour of powerful brutality. Tracks like "Metamorphosis” deliver a brutal metal chant that is, as I said before, a technical metal mayhem and continues on through the operatic beginning of "Oracle” but quickly turning into a heavy berated feeling of evil riffs that just never let up. All the ingredients of a fine band are right on with "Neogenesis” and Diabolical keeps it interesting on all the tracks. Technical death metal with evil all over the release is here, and Diabolical turns it all the way up! "Neogenesis” is worth the time and money for the true metal heads of Death Metal realms! Check out tracks like "World in Silence” and "Wolves’ Choir” for starters. Diabolical is a brutal piece of technical metal, good stuff! 
Reviewed by Lex Luther
Rating: 8/10

Contact:
www.diabolical.se
www.vicisolum.com




Band: DIABOLIKAL HOLOKAUST
Country: Mexico
Title: Diabolikal Holokaust
Label: Infinito Envenenado Records
Year: 2013
Style: Black Thrash Metal

Review:
Nice CD cover from what seems like recycled paper, that type of paper that seems 100 years old, horns up for this idea. Now getting to the music, the Mexico based Diabolikal Holokaust featured 9 tracks on this debut album totaling 35 minutes of fast, raw, and devastating Thrash Black Metal. Ultra-fast drumming, insane guitar riffs, and a horrifying combination of Thrashy screams with low tunned Death Metal growls, a true nightmare indeed, a nightmare I'm sure fans of raw Thrash Black will appreciate. The composition and execution are not the best possible but the band impresses through their hateful attitude and ferocity; get this album only if you like your Metal raw, satanic and bloody.
Reviewed by Adrian
Rating: 7.5/10

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Band: DISCHORDIA
Country: USA
Title: Project 19
Label: Rogue Records America
Year: 2013
Style: Technical Death Metal

Review:
Dischordia is a relatively new metal band from Oklahoma, US.  Starting in 2010 Dischordia have released a previous ep before delivering the new offering "Project 19".  "Project 19" is a technical death metal effort with a brewing production that has some damn good potential.  A cross of Deathcore/Thrash/Death Metal with technical preference, Dischordia delivers 9 new tracks of good metal.  "Project 19" has a progressive influence throughout the album and tracks like "The Enemy" and "When she saw Him" show that the band has new sound style with technical proficiency.  All of the influence in the musis seems to flow with a natural passion and feeling without the certain "trying to hard" kind of thing that newer bands end up having in their first full length offerings.  New school sound mixed with old school brutal influence is what takes "Project 19" to the top list of metal bands today, atleast that's my opinion.  Dischordia, if I didn't know any better, would have me thinking they are a veteran band in the metal scene!  With a genre full of bands that are good and horrible Dischordia and their new release keep them on an A list of bands!  "Project 19" is well tuned effort by a hell of a band with wonderful future potential.
Reviewed by Lex Luther
Rating: 9/10

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Band: DRUG HONKEY
Country: USA
Title: Ghost in the Fire
Label: Transcending Obscurity
Year: 2012
Style: Experimental Death Doom Metal

Review:
Drug Honkey is a bit of a different taste in metal than what I am used to, but sometimes that is okay!  Experimental Doom/Death since around 1999.  This is the fourth full length offering from the band and I must say gloomy is an understatement.  From the start of the first track, "Order of the Solar Temple", the gloomy environment that comes about is just what it seems, fucking very doom and gloom.  The low and harsh vocals add to the mystique of Drug Honkey's music.  There are remnants of early doom metal like Cathedral from theur "Forest of Equilibrium" days and even times when I thought Paradise Lost could have been a small influence from their 1989 release "Lost Paradise".  There is almost a Gothic feel to the doom that churns from "Ghost in the Fire".  Tracks like "Order of the Solar Temple" and "Ghost in the Fire" are very "apocalyptic" feeling when played, and the gloomy metal doesn't stop there.  There is a brand of the experimental metal that flows throughout the ten total tracks, 51 minutes of music.  A person has to have an acquired taste for the type pf metal Drug Honkey delivers on "Ghost in the Fire", but fans of pure Death/Doom Metal will certainly enjoy the darkness hailing from this offering.  There are also two instrumentals on this release, "In Black Robe" which delivers a most darkened and very drawn seeming track that somebody would probably listen to in a heroin induced bad trip!  Pretty awesome stuff.  Another instrumental is "Twitcher" which happens to be a cover track of the band Scorn.  Godflesh and Scorn are the closest experimental type metal I can think of besides other obscure bands that come close to what Drug Honkey is doing these days.  If you like your music completey Deathly and doomy with a suicidal approach mixed with the apocalyptic experimental production then check out Drug honkey!  These guys will take you down a path that most people couldn't handle if they were in a night terror that wakes up in three seconds, only this path would be almost an hour of terror! 
Reviewed by Lex Luther
Rating: 7/10

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Band: ENMACHINED
Country: Bangladesh
Title: Thrash Assault
Label: Salute Records
Year: 2013
Style: Thrash Metal

Review:
Wow, I certainly didn't expect such a kick-ass music from this band especially because this is their debut demo. Salute Records picked a real winner this time! Unfortunately the sound is not the best possible (you feel like listening to a radio show recorded with your tape recorder...weird), but the band can deliver awesome music, an old-school type of Heavy Thrash Metal complete with long, intricate guitar solos, catchy guitar riffs and a very good vocal part, combination of Udo and Araya, sick! Too bad there are only 3 tracks listed on this demo, but at least they made a very good first impression, now it's time for a full-length, ASAP guys! If you're into old-school Thrash Metal make sure you don't overlook this Bangladesh band!
Reviewed by Adrian
Rating: 9/10

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Band: EVOKE THY LORDS
Country: Russia
Title: Drunken Tales
Label: Solitude Productions
Year: 2013
Style: Stoner Doom Death Metal

Review:
Second album from these Russians and my first encounter with their music. At first, during the debut track the band seems to follow quite ordinary Doom Death patterns: heavy sound, low tuned bass lines, lazy, dusty drumming, and repetitive, groovy guitars all supported by an uncomprehensive raspy vocal, but then the flute gets in the way and it all becomes quite spacey and stoner, I can't count how many times I felt into a meditative, lethargic state during the audition, probably that's their intention, too, but except for the flute lines it lacks of originality and it failed in keeping my attention high along the way. Maybe fans of Stoner Doom will appreciated this much better than I did, after all there's nothing wrong with the sound, with the execution or with the compositions, it just went by me somehow.
Reviewed by Adrian
Rating: 7/10

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Band: FESTERGUTS
Country: Russia
Title: Heritage of Putrescent
Label: Goremageddon Prod. / More Hate Prod.
Year: 2013
Style: Death Metal

Review:
I can't believe this is Festerguts' debut album, I know the band from the tons of "Bloodsoaked" EP flyers I used to receive in the '90's, I thought by now they should have had at least a couple of albums under belt. Nonetheless I'm sure this is a well respected band in the Russian underground and having 2 labels releasing this debut album is no surprise. The band celebrates 2 decades of activity with this album, a fine way to crown so many years in Metal, too bad the album is only a bit more than 30 minutes in length. Anyway, Festerguts deliver an interesting approach on Death Metal, old-school, brutal, dark and fast but with loads of keyboards added, not melodic, cheesy keyboards, but rather dark and cryptic, to enhance the overall atmosphere. The vocals are excellent, guttural, powerful and scarry, the riffs are pretty traditional, technical, supported by short, phycho US style solos, the drums and bass lines are top-notch and the overall atmosphere, is enriched by the creepy keyboards and occasional female vocals. Don't worry, this is not a mellow type Death Metal even if it has keys and female vox, it's straight to your face '90's type Brutal Death the US type. Great band.
Reviewed by Adrian
Rating: 9/10

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Band: FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE
Country: Italy
Title: Labirynth
Label: Nuclear Blast
Year: 2013
Style: Symphonic Death Metal

Review:
„Labirynth” is a similar situation as Carcass’ „Surgical Steel” – good album but something is missing. After „Agony” album I’m waiting for next absolutey kicking ass stuff. „Labirynth” includes included opera/symphonic motifs indeed, but looking after all this is closer Therion than Fleshgood Apocalypse... A lot and a lot of piano motifs, pathetic symphonic sounds, some growl, some guitars, but proportions are shaken. Besides, when I listen to and switching these pieces is hard to distinguish from one to another. This is one track, divided by 11 pieces, like a cake. Good cake, I like cake, but too much cake is not good for health, heh... I am little disappointed in this album.
Reviewed by Vilcin
Rating: 7/10




Band: FUMIGATION
Country: Canada
Title: Integrated Pest Management
Label: CDN Records
Year: 2013
Style: Death Metal

Review:
Finally Fumigation released their debut album on CDN Records, and what a fine debut this is. Fumigation's Death Metal sounds dusty but at the same time fresh, they are building structures on old-school patterns by pilling up quite a heavy dose of modern guitar leads and groovy rhythm section. I'd say their music is a combination of various Death Metal sub-genres: melodic, brutal, modern and even progressive at times, sounds quite interesting isn't it? It's not an original sound, that's true, but it's well curdled and structured so that your 36 minutes spent on it will flow seamlessly. The sound is quite raw but professional and crystal clear, so after all I think Fumigation did a really good job on this debut album, you should give them a chance.
Reviewed by Adrian
Rating: 8/10

Contact:
www.fumigationmetal.com
www.cdnrecords.com




Band: GALAKTIK CANCER SQUAD
Country: Germany
Title: Ghost Light
Label: Hypnotic Dirge Records
Year: 2013
Style: Progressive Black Metal

Review:
Although this project's name is funny in this context (the "squad" is actually a one-man-band), its music is not funny or happy at all and I have to admit I have deeply enjoyed a few spins of this album, GCS's fourth full-length to date. Featuring only 5 tracks, the album stretched over a period of 50 minutes and the music offered is a well structured avantgarde, progressive Black Metal at times melodic and melancholic, at times brutal and cruel. It's really hard to imagine this music being composed and recorded by a single person but that makes GCS even more valuable for the scene. There's not a dull moment during these 50 minutes, everything is thoroughly crafted and delivered, and even if Argwohn (the man behing GCS) seems to have no boundaries, he managed to keep his music dark and cold as any Black Metal should be. The only improvement could have been on sound production, but don't worry, the sound won't certainly spoil a good audition, it's still a professional release.
Reviewed by Adrian
Rating: 8.5/10

Contact:
www.argwohn.com




Band: GOATFUKK
Country: Portugal
Title: Procession of Forked Tongues
Label: War Arts Productions / Luci Dist Productions
Year: 2012
Style: Punk Black Metal

Review:
Now that the Thrash Black Metal and the whole retro Metal movement is so big in the underground it was only a matter of time before a Punk Black Metal combination would make its way, and Goatfukk is exactly that, but for my surprise, although I admit I was skeptical about it, it really sounds excellent. The vocals are spot on hoarse (but comprehensive) and minacing Black Metal type, the instrumental part is a great blending of fast Punk and apocalyptic Black Metal, the lyrics are blasphemic as hell, and on top of everything the compositions and execution are high level too. I wouldn't say that but I'm actually extatic about this band's future, this debut EP is the perfect demonstration of their potential so you can go right ahead and get your copy asap. My only wish for their upcoming releases would be for the band to add more of those guitar solos like on the fifth track, Nocturnal Guidance.
Reviewed by Adrian
Rating: 9/10

Contact:
www.facebook.com/goatfukk
www.war-arts-productions.com
www.helldprod.com




Band: GORGUTS
Country: Canada
Title: Colored Sands
Label: Season of Mist
Year: 2013
Style: Avantgarde Death Metal

Review:
„Colored Sands” is very, very, very weird stuff... Collision of steamroller collision with a cosmic abyss, heavy hangovers with schizophrenic echoes or sth like this – but in a positive sense of these comparisons. At the beginning od listening this album I got wall of sound but as the asteroid belt as well, next the pace slowed but weight was remained unchanged. „Colored Sands” include in the brain as a screw into soft wood, but but at some point, followed by fatigue... This stuff is really curious album, but it takes time and othe skill of listening. Small piece of film music (5th track) is really good glass of cold water on the desert, because next track makes brain burns completely... To the end of album. Destruction and catharsis completely, from time to time is good to make periodically „reset” by listening of this album.
Reviewed by Vilcin
Rating: 8/10




Band: GRACE DISGRACED
Country: Russia
Title: Enthrallment Traced
Label: More Hate Productions
Year: 2012
Style: Technical Death Metal

Review:
First time I hear about this Russian Death Metal band although they were formed back in 2004, so they'll soon celebrate their first decade of activity. This is their debut album, a 7 tracks opus I have enjoyed so much that its 44 minutes seemed more like 15... If you're into the good old Death sound you might enjoy Grace Disgraced too. I'm not saying they are a complete copycat, but it's impossible not to think about the legendary Death while listening to this full-length. The guitar work is very complex and from my point of view has no weak points, I could follow its lines over and over again; the rhythm section is tight as hell although to tell you the truth my attention was attracted more by the guitar lines than the bass or drums and that's a good thing after all, it means there's nothing wrong with this section either. The vocals are perfect, and you should know the band is lead by a chick (and bioy she's a beauty, too), but her way of spewing grunts and growls, disgusted and proud, aggressive and well-thought, gave me the shivers. What can I say more, Grace Disgraced was a very nice surprise, I hope to hear more from them soon.
Reviewed by Adrian
Rating: 9/10

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Band: HRUST KOSTILYO
Country: Russia
Title: Undisputed Sovereignty
Label: Eclectic Productions
Year: 2013
Style: Brutal Death Grind

Review:
Eclectic takes a pretty big chance by releasing a 13 minutes EP, and on top of that from a young, debutant band, so I believe they must be really impressed by Hrust Kostilyo to go ahead with such a bold move. Anyway, I'm not that impressed, I mean for the genre this is pretty good, fast tempoed with occasional mid-paced groovy parts, fat sounding, quite technical and njoyable as a whole, but the band doesn't surprise with anything new, I don't think you'll be able to label this as influential or original. For its 13 minutes of Brutal Death Grind, Undisputed Sovereignty, maybe you'll love it. 
Reviewed by Adrian
Rating: 7/10

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www.myspace.com/hrust_kostilyo