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Dying Fetus: Reign Supreme
4.5 out of 5 skulls

Dying Fetus
Reign Supreme

Often credited with the birth (or unholy spawning depending on your view) of the deathcore sub-genre of extreme metal, Maryland’s Dying Fetus have just released […]

Abacinate: Genesis
3 out of 5 skulls

Abacinate
Genesis

I don’t tend to go for deathcore as much as I used to, but I’ll be damned if I didn’t find Abacinate’s latest effort a […]

The Body Beneath: Rise of the Insidious
3 out of 5 skulls

The Body Beneath
Rise of the Insidious

Leaning more towards technical death metal than the deathcore this band will potentially get labeled with, Minnesota based The Body Beneath thunder through this five […]

Whisteria Cottage: Heathen
3 out of 5 skulls

Whisteria Cottage
Heathen

It was about this time last year that I first was introduced to Whisteria Cottage through their recently released demo — I recall being fairly […]

Grimus: The Progress in Elimination
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Grimus
The Progress in Elimination

If The Progress in Elimination is one thing, it certainly ain’t your 1980’s era McDonald’s commercial. Nor does it have anything to do with a […]

The Boy Will Drown: Fetish
3.5 out of 5 skulls

The Boy Will Drown
Fetish

One listen to Fetish, the debut effort from this UK four piece and you’re sure to be left dizzy, angry and confused. Upon several listens, […]

The Acacia Strain: Continent
3.5 out of 5 skulls

The Acacia Strain
Continent

With their latest effort, The Acacia Strain reveal a desolate, apocalyptic future. Massive riffs and thunderous rhythms deliver a message of solitude and introspective reflection. This is a monster of an album.

Whisteria Cottage: demo
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Whisteria Cottage
demo

Deathcore can become tiresome after a while, but thankfully Whisteria Cottage offer enough of their own style to keep their material from falling into the same stagnate pool as many bands within the genre. The addition of more melodic, thrash elements as well as nicely timed samples work to the band's advantage on an impressive demo.

Stigma: When Midnight Strikes!
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Stigma
When Midnight Strikes!

Stigma mixes a variety of metalcore, death metal and thrash elements into a seemless, violent attack on the senses. Not simply relying on blindly tearing through brutal riff after brutal riff, the band incorporates impressive grooves and guest appearances to complete this album with great success.

Salt the Wound: Carnal Repercussions
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Salt the Wound
Carnal Repercussions

Salt The Wound's debut album. Carnal Repercussions, is a whirlwind of death metal blasts, hardcore breakdowns, an aggressive edge and scathing vocals.