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Windhand: Soma
4 out of 5 skulls


I’m sure we’ve all heard of the “sophomore slump” — the music industry phenomenon where a band fails miserably to match the fervor and acclaim […]

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 […]

Deiphago / Ritual Combat: Accept the Mark
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Deiphago / Ritual Combat
Accept the Mark

Deiphago I am fully and Satanically familiar with. Ritual Combat not so much. Thankfully the two sacrilegious bands decided to team up with this four […]

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 […]

Stomach Earth: s/t
4 out of 5 skulls

Stomach Earth
Stomach Earth

Looking back on his past material, one would be forgiven to pigeon-hole The Red Chord guitarist Mike “Gunface” McKenzie as a one dimensional, what with […]

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 […]