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Valkyrja: The Antagonist’s Fire
4.25 out of 5 skulls

The Antagonist’s Fire

It’s not often that a band can incorporate a variety of outside styles while still remaining absolutely true to their core sound. With Valkyrja’s third […]

Deiphago / Ritual Combat: Accept the Mark
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Deiphago / Ritual Combat
Accept the Mark

Deiphago I am fully and Satanically familiar with. Ritual Combat not so much. Thankfully the two sacrilegious bands decided to team up with this four […]

Sacrocurse: Sulphur Blessing
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Sulphur Blessing

Holy Hell. The debut tape from Texas’ Sacrocurse is about as unhinged and demented as blackened death metal can get. Sulphur Blessing sounds as if […]

Nunslaughter/Antiseen: split
3 out of 5 skulls

Nunslaughter / Antiseen

I’ve run across some interesting combinations on split releases in my time, but I’m not sure that I’ve ever come across an amalgam of metal […]

Impiety: The Impious Crusade
4 out of 5 skulls

The Impious Crusade

Over the past several releases, Impiety have appeared in search of a cohesive voice. Whether it was the meandering progressive influences in the form of […]

Ogdru Jahad: I
3 out of 5 skulls

Ogdru Jahad

The debut full-length from Denmark’s Ogdru Jahad is about as lo-fidelity as you can get. It sounds as though I was recorded deep in some […]

Sacrilegious Impalement: III Lux Infera
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Sacrilegious Impalement
III Lux Infera

I’m what you would call a passing fan of black metal. I can certainly appreciate the blasphemy and vehemence that goes into making some of […]

Decrepitaph/Humiliation – Split 7
3 out of 5 skulls

Decrepitaph / Humiliation
Split 7"

Here’s a quick slab of raw, bestial death metal for you ADHD afflicted bastards. This split 7” from Texas’ Decrepitaph and Malaysia’s Humiliation only takes […]

Hessian: Mánégarmr
4 out of 5 skulls


About the only thing I know about Belgium is my intimate relationship with their trappist beers. Big, rich and down right tasty, the beers of […]

Hod: The Uncreated Demo
3.5 out of 5 skulls

The Uncreated Demo

How blackened death metal as feral and seething as what we find on Hod’s The Uncreated Demo can be culled from the warm, sunny state […]