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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 […]

Obscure Burial: Epiphany
3.75 out of 5 skulls

Obscure Burial

Band demos can be a hit or miss prospect. At times you get to hear the raw energy of a hungry group of musicians. At […]

Vermin Womb: Permanence
4 out of 5 skulls

Vermin Womb

Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire are no more—just a burnt, charred remnant—but like the mythical phoenix, a couple members of the band […]

Martyrdöd: Elddop
4 out of 5 skulls


2012’s Paranoia from Swedish four-piece Martyrdöd was a swift kick to the balls in the MouthForWar household. I wasn’t expecting the combination of crust and […]

Entrails: Resurrected from the Grave
4 out of 5 skulls

Resurrected from the Grave

Having missed out on Entrails earlier works, this latest reissue through Metal Blade Records is a treat. Resurrected from the Grave combines two early demos […]

Goatwhore: Constricting Rage of the Merciless
4 out of 5 skulls

Constricting Rage of the Merciless

It’s always a struggle to corral the mighty Goatwhore into a single musical genre. The band has always done their own thing, despite what critics […]

Wolvhammer: Clawing Into Black Sun
4.25 out of 5 skulls

Clawing Into Black Sun

Wolvhammer made a mark for themselves with the release of their sophomore effort The Obsidian Plains. The band’s blend of black metal, punk and sludge […]

Mortals: Cursed to See The Future
3.75 out of 5 skulls

Cursed to See The Future

Brooklyn’s Mortals are a band that I’m not wholly familiar with, but if Cursed to See the Future is any indication, I’m going to have […]

Nunslaughter: Angelic Dread
4 out of 5 skulls

Angelic Dread

It’s been seven long years since Nunslaughter released their last full-length, Hex unto the world. Was the most prolific band on hiatus? Where they too […]

Incantation: Dirges of Elysium
4 out of 5 skulls

Dirges of Elysium

Incantation have always been strong purveyors of a murky sound. For the most part, the band’s discography is mired in muddy overtures. That all seemed […]