Category: Review

Review: “Throne Of Ash” by SARS

Originally formed in 2016 it wasn’t until three years later that SARS really sprung into life in Turku Finland. The founding members began to build the six piece in a fashion to fuse Hardcore with Death Metal with two guitarists and two vocalists as the band unleashed a trio of singles between 2020 and 2022.

Review: “Runetongue” by Cogadh

Conceived in 2021 by a pair of musicians who met through different bands in their region of Canada, Cogadh (pronounced as Koo-ga, the Gaelic word for “War”) are a Black Metal duo from Ontario and Québec. Their debut finds them doing things almost completely DIY with “Runetongue” recorded, mixed, and mastered by drummer and vocalist

Review: “Lurid Visions” by Lost In The Current

It may feel like the sophomore EP “Lurid Visions” from Chicago Illinois Lost In The Current has been a long time coming as the follow up to their well received 2019 debut “Suffocate The Wake“, but our eyes may have been deceived as the band shared live footage of a trio of the new cuts

Review: “Dream Awake” by Defects

As a collective vocalist Tony Maue, guitarist duo Luke Genders and James Threadwell alongside rhythm section in drummer Harry Jennings and bassist David Silver are a quintet who know music. They’ve been living and breathing it for as long as they can remember having been in bands who have shared blood, sweat and booze on

Review: “Descendants of Evil” by Human Compost

A Horror influenced Death Grind act hailing from Toronto, Canada Human Compost was conceived as a project back in 2008 by bassist Chris Sabbath and rhythm guitarist Eddie Pharoah but only took it’s final, deadly form between 2013 and 2014 when they were joined by drummer Allen L and vocalist Geoff Hodsman. They made their

Review: “Epicinium” by Brotthogg

“As always we try to provide a personal approach towards the fine attributes extreme metal has to offer. Our focus is to create something brutal and aggressive, but also melodic and progressive, all interspersed with the freezing cold layers of black metal. Whether you call it back metal, death metal, or even thrash metal, we

Review: “As The Sky Begins To Break” by Ruina

Having originally started out as a solo project for multi instrumentalist Harvey Lake, the desire to play live soon took hold and with that the need to assemble a fully fledged band. Ruina was born a Hardcore outfit with their debut EP “Nemesis” but soon evolved with line up changes and a love of bands

Review: “Blood Empire” by Skelator

Formed by vocalist Jason Conde-Houston in 1998, Seattle Washington Speed Metal quintet Skelator have released no less than five full length albums, two EPs, two splits, two singles and three demos over the past 24 years. The latest addition to their rich discography is “Blood Empire“, a concept EP that takes on a story of Star

Review: “Shaped by Human Frailty” by Strangle Wire

Hailing from Belfast, Strangle Wire are a band who self describe as playing Psychological Death Metal, specializing in lyrical concepts attempt to capture the darker parts of the human condition. Their first single “Narcissism” premiered in 2017 and was swiftly followed by their debut album “The Dark Triad” a year later, the qualities of which

Review: “Vespera” by Godeater

Evolving over the past five years, Glaswegian Death Metal titans Godeater have gone from playing Tech-Fest in 2017 where we first witnessed their crimes against humanity, to having their sophomore album “Vespera” mixed and mastered by Fredrik Nordström at Studio Fredman (In Flames, Obscura, Architects). In that time they have gone from strength to strength