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Ulcerate: Vermis
4.25 out of 5 skulls


To paraphrase Forrest Gump, “I’m not a smart man… but I know what love [metal] is.” Well, Forest.. you can take your preconceived notion of […]

Facebreaker: Dedicated to the Flesh
3.75 out of 5 skulls

Dedicated to the Flesh

Look, I love me a good zombie flick and I actually quite like Sweden’s Facebreaker. Their previous efforts, Dead, Rotten and Hungry and Infected were […]

Altars: Paramnesia
3.75 out of 5 skulls


That last time I heard from Australia’s Altars was back in 2008 and their pretty solid demo. So what have these dudes been doing for […]

Revocation: Revocation
4.25 out of 5 skulls


Known for their adept mastery of their instruments, Revocation has, for the past few years, been at the forefront of technical death metal along with […]

Exhumed: Necrocracy
4 out of 5 skulls


Exhumed first released their debut album back in the late 1990s and since them have been haphazardly slinging bits of intestine, brain matter and other […]

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 […]

Battlecross: War of Will
4.25 out of 5 skulls

War of Will

War of Will is my first experience with this band of Michigan thrashers. Battlecross has apparently been tearing up the road for the last few […]

Mammoth Grinder: Underworlds
4 out of 5 skulls

Mammoth Grinder

So, Mammoth Grinder have been through a few rounds of “what kind of music do we want to play this time?” since their inception in […]

Wound: Inhale the Void
4 out of 5 skulls

Inhale the Void

Wound hale from Germany and may have been raised on steins of Warsteiner but the chugging death metal they play sounds as though they’ve been […]

Beyond: Fatal Power of Death
4 out of 5 skulls

Fatal Power of Death

Sounding as though it were recorded in the same godforsaken hole as Sepultura’s Morbid Visions/Bestial Devastation combo EP, the debut album from Germany’s Beyond is […]