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Gortuary: Manic Thoughts of Perverse Mutilation
4 out of 5 skulls

Gortuary
Manic Thoughts of Perverse Mutilation

From the manic assault on the drums to the sludgy downtuned guitar tones, Gortuary make a very impressive debut with Manic Thoughts of Perverse Mutilation. This young band moves beyond simple slam riffs into a realm of technical brutality with each track on this release.

Flesh Consumed: Mutilate, Eviscerate, Decapitate
4 out of 5 skulls

Flesh Consumed
Mutilate, Eviscerate, Decapitate

Featuring brutal death metal with a technical flare, Mutilate, Eviscerate, Decapitate surpasses all expectations that anyone may have had for the band after just a few splits and demos. Crushing riffs and diabolical drumming add to the beefy wall of death.

Bloodbath: Unblessing the Purity
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Bloodbath
Unblessing the Purity

With the return of Mikael ?Akerfeldt to Bloodbath's vocal duties, the band hits quickly with this four song EP — just enough to whet your whistle for the next full length.

Prion: Impressions
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Prion
Impressions

Argentina's Prion separate themselves from the generic, gore lusting pretenders that dominate the brutal death metal genre by launching into a socio-political fueled sophomore effort Impressions.

Supreme Pain: Cadaver Pleasures
4 out of 5 skulls

Supreme Pain
Cadaver Pleasures

Supreme Pain unleash upon the unsuspecting an album that combines old school death metal elements with more modern brutal influences to build their furious and powerful wall of death. The eight tracks on this album are comprised of crushing riffs, flesh searing solos and bruising rhythms.

Atrocious Abnormality: Echoes of the Rotting
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Atrocious Abnormality
Echoes of the Rotting

In terms of brutal death metal, this is one hell of a debut. It's got crushing guitar, bruising rhythms and that genre defining guttural vocals delivery, but it's the technical aspect to the band's sound that helps separate it from their peers.

Benighted: Icon
4 out of 5 skulls

Benighted
Icon

For France's Benighted, insanity is the key to their latest release. Oh insanity and crushing riffs, thundering rhythms and Julien Truchan's growls and screams.

Plague Angel: Raped By Lies
3 out of 5 skulls

Plague Angel
Raped By Lies

Plague Angel use crushing and suffocating riffs together with pile driving rhythms in an effort to raze the competition. Combining elements of European and American death metal, this Swedish four piece have brought together the best of both worlds into one hell of a debut.

V/A: The Sick, The Dead, The Rotten Part II
3.5 out of 5 skulls

V/A
The Sick, The Dead, The Rotten Part II

This time around, the three way split is between Mumakil, Obtuse and Third Degree and offers up a sweet array of grinding, pummeling metal in the form of 19 hell raising tracks in just under 38 minutes.

Putridity: Mental Prolapse Induces Necrophilism
3 out of 5 skulls

Putridity
Mental Prolapse Induces Necrophilism

The straight foward brutal death metal barely contained in the nine tracks on this disc are sickeningly awesome in every facet — from the guttural growls to the unrelenting drums to the gag reflex inducing lyrics.