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Horrendous: Anareta
4.5 out of 5 skulls


It’s hard to believe that this is the third full-length from upstarts Horrendous in three years. And each year the trio gets better and better, […]

Nader Sadek: The Malefic Chapter III
3.75 out of 5 skulls

Nader Sadek
The Malefic: Chapter III

So, Nader Sadek is the brainchild of a man by the same name, yet he doesn’t perform in the band? I suppose that works. At […]

Pestilence: Obsideo
4 out of 5 skulls


I’m going to be honest here, and probably show my age in the process, but I haven’t listened to a Pestilence album since purchasing Consuming […]

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 […]

Revocation: Chaos of Forms
4.5 out of 5 skulls

Chaos of Forms

I missed out on Revocation’s highly acclaimed sophomore effort Existence if Futile. Thankfully, their latest full length effort flows along similar lines. Built on a […]

The Binary Code: Priest
3 out of 5 skulls

The Binary Code

The EP format is one of those that fans either truly love or truly hate. I generally could take ’em or leave ’em myself. For […]

The Binary Code: Suspension of Disbelief
3.5 out of 5 skulls

The Binary Code
Suspension of Disbelief

Suspension of Disbelief from New Jersey’s The Binary Code is one of those albums that can only be fully appreciated after a handful of listens […]

Defect Designer: Wax
3 out of 5 skulls

Defect Designer

Much like the progressive technical death metal tag Siberia’s Defect Designer thrive under, their debut album Wax will leave you in one of two places […]

Cormorant: Metazoa
4 out of 5 skulls


Looking at the biography for Bay Area’s Cormorant, there’s no way in Hell that I would have expected this kind of music to come from […]

Kylesa: Static Tensions
4.5 out of 5 skulls

Static Tensions

Either I’m experiencing a shift in my own musical tastes, or the crusty-stone-doom genre has exploded with stellar releases lately. Seriously, the latest from this […]