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Coffins: The Fleshland
4 out of 5 skulls

The Fleshland

Japan’s Coffins have released sixteen (16!) singles, EPs, demos, splits and compilations in the scant five years since their last full-length Buried Death. That’s as […]

Ancient Crypts: Devoured by Serpents
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Ancient Crypts
Devoured by Serpents

Demos are supposed to be a little on the rough side. The production isn’t supposed to be great and the musicianship isn’t expected to be […]

Amon Amarth: Deceiver of the Gods
4.5 out of 5 skulls

Amon Amarth
Deceiver of the Gods

By Odin’s ball sack, Amon Amarth know how to write a fucking metal album! Deceiver of the Gods no only continues the cohesiveness that we […]

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 […]

Antigama: Meteor
4.5 out of 5 skulls


Antigama’s sixth full-length and first since 2009 (there was a the Stop the Chaos EP last year), Meteor, sees the Polish outfit sort of return […]

Entrails: Raging Death
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Raging Death

Late in 2011, Entrails gave us the awesome The Tomb Awaits. That album started off with a bit of hopeful guitar before violently grabbing you […]

Noisem: Agony Defined
4.5 out of 5 skulls

Agony Defined

Every once and awhile an album (usually a debut of some sort) comes along and just simply blindsides you. Usually the band is young and […]

The Resistance: Scars
4 out of 5 skulls

The Resistance

It was just a few short months ago that I proclaimed I couldn’t wait for the debut full-length from The Resistance — Jesper Strömblad (founding […]

Pyrithion – The Burden of Sorrow
3 out of 5 skulls

The Burden of Sorrow

I wonder if Tim Labesis of As I Lay Dying fame knew that he was headed toward some legal trouble (google it) when he created […]