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Hail of Bullets: III The Rommel Chronicles
4.25 out of 5 skulls

Hail of Bullets
III The Rommel Chronicles

War is not an infant theme when it comes to extreme metal. Bands have been heralding the topic of combat since day one, but one […]

Skeletonwitch: Serpents Unleashed
4.25 out of 5 skulls

Skeletonwitch
Serpents Unleashed

I’ve written of consistency in a band’s sound and presentation several times throughout the years and if there was ever one band — with as […]

Disfigured Dead: Relentless
3.75 out of 5 skulls

Disfigured Dead
Relentless

New York’s Disfigured Dead first came onto the death metal radar with 2010’s Visions of Death. That debut was pretty damn good, serving not only […]

Convulse: Evil Prevails
4 out of 5 skulls

Convulse
Evil Prevails

Last year was the first time we had heard from Finland’s Convulse in over 20 years. The band announced their return with the two-song EP, […]

Rivers of Nihil: The Conscious Seed of Light
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Rivers of Nihil
The Conscious Seed of Light

The Conscious Seed of Light is the debut full-length effort from Reading, PA quintet Rivers of Nihil. It’s an album of technical beauty and proficient […]

Goregast: Covered in Skin
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Goregast
Covered in Skin

I like two-track EPs like Goregast’s Covered in Skin. Releases like this serve one role and one role only — to whet your appetite for […]

Slutvomit: Swarming Darkness
3.75 out of 5 skulls

Slutvomit
Swarming Darkness

A band’s name rarely causes one to ponder the depths of the very letters that form said moniker. I mean, what exactly constitutes the contents […]

Master: The Witchhunt
4.25 out of 5 skulls

Master
The Witchhunt

I’ve been a big fan of what Master have been spewing forth the last few years. Paul Speckmann’s slurred, deranged vocal delivery has always been […]

Scalpel: Sorrow and Skin
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Scalpel
Sorrow and Skin

In the mood for triggered, machine-gun double bass? How about some bruising and technical guitar work? Guttural vocals that ooze expelled bile? Excellent. Then Scalpel’s […]

Abominant: Onward to Annihilation
4 out of 5 skulls

Abominant
Onward to Annihilation

Two years ago, Abominant released Where Demons Dwell, an album that brought a surly mix of Floridian and Swedish death metal. It was also the […]