Thursday, September 26, 2013

Warmaster/The End Of Humanity/Dead Beat Media/Slaughterhouse Records/2013 CD Review

  Warmaster  are  a  band  from the  Netherlands  that  plays  a  mid  paced  form  of  old  school  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2013  album  "The  End  of  Humanity"  which  was  released  as  a  joint  effort  between  Dead  Beat  Media  and  Slaughterhouse  Records.

 "Massive  Kill  Capacity"  begins with  some  spoken  word  and  movie  samples  and  serves  as  an  intro  for  the  album.

  "Nuclear  Warfare"  begins  with  some  heavy  old  school  death  metal  guitar  riffs,  drums  and  growls  and  then  the  music  starts  switching  back  and  forth  between  slow  and  mid  paced  parts  as  well  as  adding  in  some high  pitched  screams  in  certain  sections.

  "Deadly  Artillery"  begins  with  some  heavy  and  mid  paced  guitar  riffs,  drums,  growls  and  screams  and  then  the  song  starts  switching  back  and  forth  between  slow  and  mid  paced  parts  as  well  as  adding  in  some  melodies  in  certain  parts  of  the  song.

  "Death  Factory"  begins  with  some  melodic  guitar  riffing  and  drums  before  the  music  slows  down  and  starts  adding  in some  growls  and  then  the  song  starts  switching  back  and  forth  between  mid  paced and  slow  parts  as  well  as  mixing  in  some  screams  and  guitar  leads.

  "The  Target"  begins  with  some  heavy  and  melodic  guitar  riffs  and  drums  and  then  the  growls  kick  in  and  the  music  gets  slightly  faster  and  then  the  song  starts  switching  back  and  forth  between  mid  paced  and  slow  parts  as  well  as  adding  in  some  melodic  riffing  in  certain  parts  and  towards  the  end  there  is  a  brief  spoken  word  sample.

  "Lies  To  Deny"  begins  with  some  heavy  guitar  riffs  and  drums  along  with  some  growls  shortly  after  that   the  music   starts  switching  back  and  forth  between  slow  and  mid  paced  parts  as  well  as  adding in  some  faster  riffing,  blast  beats  and  guitar  solos  towards  the  end.

 "Barbarians"  begins  with  a  powerful  bass  lead  before  the  heavy  guitar  riffs,  drums  and  growls  start  kicking  in  and  after  awhile  some  spoken  word  parts  are  adding  into t he  song  as  well  as  the  song  switching  back  and  forth  between  slow  and  mid  paced  parts.

  "Poison  Dwarf"  begins  with  some  heavy  guitar  riffs,  drums  and  deep  growls  before  the  song  speeds  up  and  adds  in some  melodic  riffing  and  screams  before  slowing  down  for  awhile  and  then  the  music  speeds up  again  and  adds  in  some  guitar  leads  before  returning  to  a  slower  sound.  

  "Ancient  Anthem"  begins  with  some  war  movie  samples  which  lead  to  some  folk instruments  and  clean  singing  female  vocals.

  "Medestrijders  Voor  Volk  En  Vanderland"  begins  with  heavy  and  melodic  guitar riffs  which  lead  to  some  drums  and  death  metal  growls  and  then t he  music  starts  getting  alot  more  heavier  and  a  minute  later  there  is  a  brief  use  of  guitar  solos  and  leads  being  utilized  before t he  music  starts  getting  slightly  more  fast  in  certain  sections.

  "Destroyer  of  Worlds"  begins  with  a  spoken  word  sample  before  the  heavy  guitar  and  bass  riffs  come  in  which  in  return  leads  to  some  drums  and  growls  and  after  a  couple  of  minutes  it  starts  adding  in  some  more  mid  paced  elements  as  well  as  a  small  amount  of  melodic  guitar  leads.

  Song  lyrics  cover  violence  and  war  themes,  while  the  production  has  a  very  strong,  powerful,  heavy,  old  school  and  professional  sound  to  it.

  In  my  opinion  Warmaster  are  a  very  great  sounding  mid  paced,  old  school  death  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out t his  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Nuclear  Warfare"  "The  Target"  "Poison  Dwarf"  and  "Destroyer  of  Worlds".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.


Disfigured Dead Interview

1. Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording of the new album?
Well, after we recorded Relentlesss, we have played shows and wrote and recorded our third record that we are actually finishing up this year. It's been a lot of fun, we as a band always find writing to be so natural. If we could i don't think we'd ever stop haha.

2. How would you describe the musical sound of the new album and also how does it differ from the one you had released 3 years ago?
Relentless to me is like what "Vile" was to Cannibal Corpse. It is more mature and focused. We took a punishing, and brutal approach very much like a Suffocation/Cannibal sorta way. It's what we grew up on, and what we love. Our debut was very old school death metal so this definitely had a big change to the song structures and complexity. I think it shows a good progression as a band. Both as the music/songwriting goes, but also the production levels have stepped up as well. We went to a different studio this time, and i think the production is spot on!

3. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the new release and also how would you describe your progress as songwriters over the years?
Again the lyrics kind of represent what I (Kyle) feel is classic Death Metal. Horror/gore/violent lyrics. They are all like mini stories of death and the macabre. I was first introduced to death metal when I was very young, the 4th grade to be exact haha. And the first thing I heard was Cannibal Corpse BloodThirst. So after hearing that I soon found Morbid Angel, Sinister, Deicide, Exhumed and the list went on and on. I just absorbed it all But Cannibal was always very special. In the fact I found growing up they were a template for this extreme music. So naturally I wrote in a similar death inspired lyrical fashion. Our first record had the same style of lyrics, but this record is far more vivid and extreme. As for our third album we have stayed away from gore/blood approach and our lyrics are very abstract and metaphorical. I wrote a series our poems based on personal things and we used this for the lyrics. They are very dark, the darkest we have up to this point. What is so awesome is that anyone who reads the lyrics can find something in them for themselves and find they're own truths.

4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name Disfigured Dead?
Well the name doesn't have a deep meaning by any means haha. We were sitting in my room after we practice one day deciding which songs we were going to record for our first demo, and Dave was shooting out names he had thought of and none really caught anyone. After a moment of silence he just said Disfigured Dead and we were all like that's it! We did want to have a two word name and it just really fits our music, original and sounds great.

5. What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and how would you describe your stage performance?
We are much different then most bands I think because we don't play out very much. We actually never played a show until like 2010. We had shows planned before but Everett couldn't make it so we just never did them. We do like playing out its just a lot of hassle sometimes. We played The Sevared Fest last year and that was a great show, the first time we played Buffalo NY was one of my favorites and the show we played with Goatwhore, Havok and Exhumed! Those were just awesome shows! We have a lot of energy live and usually play through songs pretty fast haha. We want it to be as extreme and brutal as it can be!

6. Do you have any touring or show plans for the new album?
We did have a full US tour we embarked on in June but we broke down in Milwaukee and couldn't finish, so that really sucked! We haven't played out since for we have been working on the third record. I am talking with some promoters about some select shows for these next couple of months but nothing is set in stone.

7. The new album is getting released by both Butchered and Severed Records, do you feel that working with 2 record labels will help get the name out a lot more?
I Think it could generate more expose. Two different labels that kind of bring two different sub-sects of death metal so you have a wider spectrum on which your bring marketed to. So far its hard to say if its done more or less the album hasn't been out that long. I know through our eBay store I've sold a lot of copies, and I haven't heard one bad word yet!

8. On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of brutal death metal?
Our first album had both positive and negative reviews, some thought it was perfect while others didn't like the production/music/etc. That comes with the territory but overall people really seem to like it! I see it up all over the place and people comment to us and in some magazines. The new record has had awesome reviews from fans, I'm so happy to hear how much they love the songs. I think there is a lot of variety on this record and it will have something to offer to any death metal fan.

9. What is going on with the other musical project these days?
Well when Disfigured Dead went on a short break My brother who is the second guitarist and I started a thrash band, we only did one show and recorded two demos. We actually were going to release a full length with an Australian label but that fell through haha. As of today we don't do anything with it. Making music is what I love so it was a lot of fun. Late last summer I recorded session drums for a guys heavy metal project with a producer names Jeff Moleski. He recorded like The Smashing Pumpkins and other bigger bands so that was pretty cool.

10. What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?
As we have always said we never will write the same record twice. Each release we expand on what we do and bring new feels and up the ante so to speak. The third record shows another big step forward, it has sort of a Polish Death Metal vibe to it. Very dark, and a lot faster then our first two records for sure! Some very cool unnerving guitar work and off beat drum arrangements. I think it shows our potential as of now. I'm so excited for the world to see/hear it!

11. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your newer music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
For Relentless we drew a lot of inspiration from bands like Suffocation, Cannibal Corpse, Morbid Angel, Immolation, you know the greats haha. I'd say for the new third album the influences have change more to Decapitated, Hate, Behemoth, Lost Soul. Just a darker feel and I'd say more extreme. As for me I listen to it all man. I got into these bands when I was very young and I still listen to these records on a regular basis. There has been a lot of great new albums released in the last hand full of years as well. Still loving the new Nile, Watain's Wild Hunt is great, the new Immolation super heavy, seriously love the new Fleshgod Apocalypse, Gorguts new record is very inspiring. Carcass also just released in the states. I mean for those who think metal is dying/not releasing anything good they just are not paying attention.

12. Outside of music what are some of your interests?
Well my interest are almost strictly musical. I play drums everyday for 1-2 hours then watch music/drum dvds haha. My brother restores old cars/trucks and does motocross and shit like that. As for Dave, well who the hell knows what he does haha.

13.Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?
I want to thank you for interviewing us! It was a pleasure man for real. Also to anyone that has listened to/cared about this band. If you haven't picked up the album I know you will love it. Go to eBay and search Disfigured Dead Relentless and you'll find our listing. Also the future will hold new music so look out for more news! Thanks again -Kyle

Monday, September 23, 2013

Hellcraft interview

 1. For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
Story of Hellcraft starts at 2007, initially as studio project.
The first line-up was formed in autumn 2008 and our first demo was finished at early 2009.
A lot of good reviews was received in a short period, changing all our way of making music in a more serious direction.
In 2010 we recorded first album, called "Anthology of Horror." The album received very positive feedback from the fans of Death Metal. Following the first album in February 2011, we recorded the EP «Hunger", and a year later the second album - "Tyranny of Middle Ages", which came out on the Russian label Satanath Records for the territory of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.

2. Recently you put out a new album, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical direction it is in and also how it differs from the last 2 recordings?
If we take into account the both albums, the second album is much more advanced and technically, compared to the debut album. There is more aggression and assertiveness in its sound. And it's still Death Metal.

3. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the new release explores?
We decided to dedicate a theme album to increasingly historical events, narrating the atrocities of the Middle Ages. Also, a large part of the concept assigned to such a bright ruler of Wallachia, as Vlad the Impaler (known as Dracula). The rumor about him, frankly, was not very good – that he seated on stakes his enemoies and even arranged “the sky with diamonds” for his boyars. But on the largest account, we put in lyrics thinking about the grim faces of the human mind.

4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name Hellcraft?
If to be honestly, the name of our band we just invented. We thought and decided that it is well suited to our style, sounds good and quickly memorized.

5. What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and how would you describe your stage performance?
It is difficult to single out any one performance, they were all good in their own way.
 Like many musicians, I feel a kind of excitement before the concert. But when we stand behind the scenes and hear the roar of the hall, the excitement fades. His place is taken by Drive, adrenaline rolls. And I simply kicks. The power and concert’s energy is special, it gives birth to, and when we play, the blood running through the veins faster than as usually. This is like an adrenaline addiction - having gone through it once, you want to feel the same again and again.

6. Do you have any touring or show plans for the new album?
Of course, yes. September 28th is scheduled presentation of the album in Donetsk. Also in December, we are thinking to organize a tour of Ukrainian cities for support of our new baby. And if it will be any propositions, we will consider it for sure.

7.Currently you are signed to Rebirth The Metal Productions, how did you get in contact with this label and how would you describe the support the have given you so far?
There is a simple truth - all important cases are resolved at the smoking room. So it is with our contract. Personal contacts and nothing more. Some our friends advised them to us. So, they, in turn, offered favorable terms, and it went smoothly. The label must distribute our CDs for Europe. In the U.S., the official distributor is the label Sevared Records. And they all have strong support - we are only willing to release an album, and they are already making us worthy of promotion. Here, for example, this interview, one of the indicators of their support.

8. On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of old school death metal?
People are different, reviews too. I can not say that we are constantly glorified. Somebody praise, others criticized, as always. But the memory carefully keeps only the good.

9. What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?
I do not think that in the future we will change a musical direction and we will not become something radically different .We play music that we like and we do not try to imitate fashion. We will always play Death Metal, no matter how it is relevant today.

10. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
Basically, our creativity influenced bands are Cannibal Corpse, Morbid Angel, Deicide, Slayer. Although each of us has his own sources of inspiration. The music that we listen to is completely different. Me, for example, listen also Dark Electro, Darkwave, Ambient, and something like that.

11.Outside of music what are some of your interests?
I collect branded and licensed CD and DVD, just like traveling, reading the books (mainly historical literature). And our guitarist doesn’t read the books only and collects the CD. He also collects antique and just rare old books, paints, models.

12. Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview? 
Thank to everybody for attention and interest to our creativity.

Heretic Soul/The Nihilistic Attitude/PRC Music/2013 CD Review

 Heretic  Soul  are  a  band  from  Turkey  that has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine with  a  musical  style  I  would  describe  as  being  a  heavy,  brutal  and  old  school  form  of  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their 2013  album  "The  Nihilistic  Attitude"  which  was  released  by  PRC  Music.

  "Nihilistic  Attitude"  begins  with  some  heavy  and  dark  guitar  riffs  along  with  some  drums  and  then the  song  goes  into  a  more  heavy  and  brutal  direction  as w ell  as  mixing  in some  blast  beats,  death  metal  growls  and  high  pitched  screams  and  after  a  couple  of  minutes  melodic  guitar  riffing  is  added  into  the  song  as  well  as  some  guitar  solos  and  leads  towards  the  end.

  "Cancer  Of  Society"  begins  with  some  heavy  death  metal  guitar  riffs  and  drums as  well  as  a  small  amount  of  blast  beats  before  the  music  slows  down  and  adds  in some  growls,  screams  and melodic  riffing  while  also  remaining  heavy  at  the  same time.

  "Release  Your  Ego'  begins  with  some  guitar  and  bass  riffs  as  well  as  some  drums  and  then  the  song  starts getting  heavier  and  adding  in  some  growls  and  growls  which  are  also  mixed  in  with  small  amounts  of  fast  riffing  before  slowing  down  for  a  second  and  adding  in  a  spoken  word  part  and  as  the  song  moves  on  it  also  starts  mixing  in  a  variety  of  many  different  riffs  and  towards  the  end  there  is  a  brief  use  of  guitar  solos  and  leads.

  "Corrupted  Human  Race"  begins  with  some  guitar  riffs  that  start  getting  heavy  after  a  few  seconds  along  with  some  drums  and  then  the  song  goes  into  a  faster  direction  and  adds  in  some  blast  beats  and  growls  before  heading  into  a  mid  paced  direction  and  also  mixing  in  some  screams  and  a  few  minutes  later  there  is  a  brief  use  of  spoken  parts  before  the  music  adds  in some melodic  riffing.

  "Life  Is  Torture"  begins  with  some  guitar  riffs  and  drums  which  then  lead  to  some  growls  and  screams  and  then  the  song  gets  fast  in some  sections  while  also adding  in  a  small  amount  of blast  beats  and  in  some  parts  there  are  some  melodic  riffs  being  utilized  as  well as  a  brief  use  of  clean  parts  towards  the end.

  "Liars  Not  Allowed''  begins  with  some  melodic  guitar  leads  before  blast  beats,  heavy  guitar  riff,  growls  and  screams  start  kicking  in  and  the  song  sticks  mostly  to a  mid  paced  direction  and  you  can  hear  the  bass  guitars  in  certain sections  and  then  the  song  starts  switching  back  and  forth  between  mid  paced  and  fast  and  towards  the  end  the  guitar  leads  make  a  return.

  "Stereotype"  begins  with  a  high  pitched  scream  before  adding  in  some  blast  beats  and  growls  as  well  as  speeding  up  in  certain  sections  of   the   song  and  towards  the  end  there  is  a  brief  use  of  guitar  solos  and  leads  being  utilized.

  "Sarcastic  Smile"  begins  with  some  heavy  guitar  riffs  and  drums  along  with  some  melody  being utilized  and  then  the  song  speeds  up  adds  in some  powerful bass  guitars,  blast  beats,  deep  growls  and  high  pitched  screams  and  then  the  song  starts switching  back  and  forth  between  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  after  awhile  the  guitar  riffing  starts  utilizing  some  melody.

  "Suicidal  State  of  Mind"  begins  with  some  clean  guitars  and  a  minute  later  heavy  guitar  riffs  and  drums  start  kicking  in  which  then  leads  to  some  melodic  riffing  and  high  pitched  screams  and  towards  the  end  there  are  some  clean  sections  being  brought  into the  song.

  Song  lyrics  cover  nihilism,  while  the  production  has  a  very  strong,  powerful,  heavy  and professional  sound  to  it.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding album from  Heretic  Soul  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of Polish  style  death  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Nihilistic  Attitude"  "Corrupted  Human  Race"  "Liars  Not  Allowed"  and  "Suicidal  State  of  Mind".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.        

Polluted Inheritance/Betrayed/Vic Records 2013 CD Re_issue Review

  Polluted  Inheritance  where  a  band  from  the  Netherlands  that  played  a  very early  form of  technical death  metal and  this  is  a  review  of  their  1996  album  "Betrayed"  which  was  re-issued  in 2013  by Vic  Records.

  "Intro"  begins with  16  seconds  of  sound  effects.

  "Forgotten Cause" begins with  some heavy  guitar  and  bass  riffs  along  with  some  drums  and  then  the  riffing  starts  adding in some  melody  while  also  bringing  in  the  deep  death  metal growls  and  a  minute  later  guitar  solos and  leads  start  coming  in  and  out  of  the  song.

  "Mental  Connection"  begins  with  some  technical  guitar  and  bass  riffs  along  with  some  drums  before  going  into a  heavier  direction and  also  adding  in  some  growls  and  after  awhile  the music  starts  speeding  up  a  bit  while  also  bringing  in  a  small  amount  of  guitar  leads.

  "Elimination"  begins with  some  sound  effects  before  adding  in  some  heavy  guitar  and  bass  riffs  along with  some  drums  which  lead  to  the  growls  kicking  in  a  few  seconds  later  and  as  the  song  moves  on the  drumming  starts  getting  alot  more  powerful  which  leads  to  some  guitar  leads  kicking  in  and  out.

  "Betrayed"  begins  with  some  technical  guitar  and  bass  riffs  along  with  some  drums  before  speeding  up  a  bit  and  adding  in  some  growls  but  for  the  most  part  staying in  a  mid  paced  direction  and  towards  the  end  there  is  a  brief  use  of  guitar  solos  and  leads.

  "Emptiness"  begins  with  some  technical  guitar  leads,  bass  guitars  and  drums  and  a  few  seconds  leader  the  music  goes  into  a  heavier  direction  with  the  guitar  riffs  and  growls  and  after  awhile  there  the  lead  guitars  and  solos  make  a  return  for  a  few  seconds  and  towards  the  end  the  guitar  riffing  starts a dding  melody  in  certain  sections.

  "Drowning  (In  Faith)"  begins  with  some  heavy  guitar  and  bass  riffs  along  with  some  drums  which  lead  to  the  growls  making  their  presence  known   and  a  minute  later  there  is  a  brief  use  of  guitar  solos  and  leads  being utilized  and  towards  the  end  the  music  starts  speeding  up  for  a  few  seconds.

  "Indulge"  begins  with  some  heavy  guitar  riffs,  drums  and  growls  before  adding  in  some  melody  and  powerful  bass  playing  while  also  remaining  heavy  all  at  the same  time  and  a  couple  of  minutes  later  there  is  a  brief  use  of  clean  guitars  being  utilized  and  then  the  music  speeds  up  and  adds  in  some  blast  beats  but  focusing  more  on  the  mid  paced elements  as  well  as  bringing  in  some  guitar  leads  and  solos  to  the  mix  which  then  leads  to  the  music  going  into  a  more  technical  direction  as  well  as  bringing  in  more  fast  parts.

  "Never  To  Be  Free"  begins  with  some  heavy  guitar  and  bass  riffs  along  with  some  drums  before  going  into  a  faster  direction  and  adding  in  some  blast  beats  and  then  switching  back  and  forth  between  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.

  "Need  Me"  begins  with  some  technical  guitar  leads,  bass  guitars  and  drums  and  a  few  seconds  later  the  growls  start  kicking  in  as  well  as  some  heavy  rhythm  guitar  riffs  and  a  few  minutes  later  the  leads  make  a  return  to  the  music  and  also  add  in  some  melodic  elements.

  "My  Voice"  begins  with  some  heavy  and  technical  guitar  and  bass  riffs  along  with  some  drums  and  a  few  seconds  later  growls  start  making  their  presence  known  and  as  time  goes  by  the  music  gets  alot  heavier  along  with  a  brief  use  of  faster  riffing  and  blast  beats  which  also  leads  to  some  guitar  solos  and  leads.

  "Outro"  begins  with  some  synths  and  acoustic  guitars  which  utilize  some  finger  picking  and  full  chords.

  Song  lyrics  cover  philosophical  and  emotional  themes,  while  the  production  has  a  very  strong,  powerful  and  heavy  sound  for  the  decade  it  was  recorded  and  you  can  hear  all  of  the  musical;  instruments  that  are  present  on  this  album.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Polluted  Inheritance  and  if  you  are  a  very  of  early  technical  death  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Forgotten Cause"  "Betrayed"  "Drowning  (In  Faith)"  and  "My  Voice".  RECOMMENDED  BUY. 

Eternal Solstice/The Wish Is Father To The Thought/Vic Records/2013 CD Re-Issue Review

  Eternal  Solstice  are  a  band  from the  Netherlands  that  has been featured before  in  this  zine  with a  musical style  I   would  describe  as  being  old  school death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their 1994  album  "The  Wish  Is  Father To  To  The  Thought"  which  was  released  by  Vic  Records.

  "God  In  The  Flesh"  begins  with  heavy  guitar  and  bass riffs  and  drums  which  leads  to some  death  metal  growls  and  after  awhile  the  music  speeds  up  and  starts  adding  in  some  blast  beats  briefly  which  then  leads  to  some  guitar  leads  and  solos  coming  in  and  out  as  well  as  some  slower  riffing.

  "Blasphemous  Sermons"  begins  with  some  heavy  guitar  and  bass  riffs  along  with  some drums  which  leads  to  some  growls  and  after  awhile  the  music  starts  getting  more  fast  and  brutal  along  with  some  blast  beats  and  then  the  song  starts  switching  back and forth  between  slow  and  fast  parts.

  "Chambers  Of  Morpheus"  begins  with  some  slow  and  heavy  guitar riffs  and drums  along  with  some  melodic riffing  being  utilized  and  then  the  deep  growls  start  kicking  in  along  with  some powerful  bass  guitars  and  some  high  pitched screams  which  leads  to  the  music  going  into  a  more  mid  paced  direction.

  "Act  Of Settlement"  begins  with  heavy  guitar riffs,  drums and  growls  along  with some  bass  guitars  and  then  the  music  speeds  up  and  starts  adding  in some  blast beats  which  then  leads  to  the  music  switching  back and  forth  between  slow  and  fast  parts.

    "Dragged  Down  To  Rot"  begins  with  some  guitar  and  bass  riffs  along  with  some  drums  and  a  minute  later t he  death  metal  growls  and screams  make  their  way  into the  song  and  then  the  music  speeds  up  and  starts  adding  in some  blast  beats  while  sticking mostly  to  mid  paced  parts.

  "Sleep  Of  Death"  begins  with  some  heavy  guitar  and  bass  riffs  along  with  some  drums  and  growls  and  a  minute  later  the  music  goes into  a  faster  direction  for  a  few  seconds  and  starts  adding in blast  beats  and  then  going  back  to  a  more  slow  and  heavy  direction  but  it  does  start  getting  fast  again towards  the  end.

 "Demonic  Fertilizer"  begins with  some  heavy  guitar  riffs  and  drums  and  then  starts  adding  in some  faster  riffing in certain sections  along  with  some guitar  solos  and  leads  which  also  lead  to  the  bass  guitars  getting alot  more  powerful  and  there  are  no  vocals  present  on  the  song  with  the  music  being  all  instrumental.
  "Wrapped  In Darkness"  begins  with  some  heavy  guitar  riffs  and  drums  which  lead  to  some  bass  guitars  and  growls  kicking  in  and  after  awhile  the  music  starts  speeding  up  for  awhile  along  with  some  blast  beats  being  utilized.

  Song  lyrics  cover  darkness  and  blasphemous  themes,  while  the  production   has  a  very  strong,  powerful, and  heavy  sound for  the  time  it  was  recorded  and  you  can  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  this  recording.

  In  my  opinion this  was  another  great  sounding  album  from  Eternal  Solstice  and  if  you  are  a  fan of  old  school  death  metal, you  should  check  out  this  re-issue.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "God  In The  Flesh"  "Act  Of  Settlement"  and  "Demonic  Fertilizer". RECOMMENDED  BUY.


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Disfigured Dead/Relentless/Severed Records/Butchered Records/2013 CD Review

  Disfigured  Dead  are  a  band  from  New  York  that  plays  a  very  heavy  and  brutal  form  of  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2013  album  "Relentless"  which  was  released  as  a  joint  effort  between  Butchered  and  Severed  Records.

  "Punishing  Atonement"  begins  with  deep  death  metal  growls,  brutal  guitar  riffs  and  heavy  drums  which  take  the  song  into  a  softer  direction  and  also  mixes  in  some  high  pitched  screams  before  going  for  a  more  heavy  and  mid  paced  sound  along  with  some  melody  in  certain  sections  of  the  song  before  returning  to  a  more  fast  direction  and  then  the  song  starts  switching  back  and  forth  from  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  towards  the  end  you  can  actually  hear  the  bass  guitars.

  "Cauterized"  begins  with  some  fast  and  heavy  guitar  riffs  and  drums  along  with  some  deep  growls  and  high  pitched  screams  which  lead  to  the  song  bringing  in  faster  parts  in  certain  sections  as  well  as  adding  ins  some  blast  beats  and  then  the  song  starts  switching  back  and  forth  between  slow  and  mid  paced  parts  and  after  awhile  there  is  a  brief  use  of  guitar  leads  being  utilized.  

  "God  Forgives,  I  Dont"  begins  with  some  heavy  and  melodic  guitar  riffs  along  with  some  drums  which  then  lead  to  some  deep  growls  and  then   the music  goes  into  a  more  mid  paced  direction  before  getting  fast  and  adding  in  some  blast  beats  and  high  pitched  screams  and  then  the  music  starts  switching  back  and  forth  between  slow  and  fast  parts.

"Reliquary  Bone  Enshrinement"  begins  with  some  heavy,  brutal  guitar  riffs  and  drums  which  lead  to  some  death  growls  and  high  pitched  screams  before  going  into  a  faster  direction  and  adding  in  some  blast  beats  and  then  switching  back  and  forth  between  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  some  of  the  riffing  adding  in  melodic  parts.

  'Deranged  Consecration"  begins  with  some  heavy  guitar  riffs  and  drums  which  utilize  blast  beats  at  times  and  then  going  into  a  faster  direction  and  adding  some  growls  and  screams  to  the  song  along  with  some  guitar  solos  and  leads  and  after  a  couple  of  minutes  it  goes  into  a  slower  direction  and  then  switching  back  and  forth  between  fast  and  slow  parts.

  "Summoning  Execution"  begins  with  some  heavy  and  melodic  guitar  riffs  and  drums  which  then  lead  to  some  deep  growls  making  their  presence  known  in   the  song  and  a  minute  later  high  pitched  screams  are  added  as  well  as  the  song  getting  alot  heavier  and  starts  getting  alot  faster  in  certain  sections  of  the  song  and  it  closes  with  some  spoken  word  parts.

  "Death  Disguised,  Dream  Demise"  begins  with  heavy  guitar  riffs  and  brutal  blast  beats  and  then  the  growls  and  scream  start  kicking  in  and  the  song  also  mixes  in  some  mid  paced  sections  at  times  and  towards  the  end  there  is  a  brief  use  of  guitar  solos  and  leads  being  utilized.

  "Baneful  Barbarity"  begins  with  some  heavy  guitar  riffs  and  drums  before  going  into  a  faster  direction  and  adding  blast  beats  in  certain  parts  along  with  some  technical  riffing  and  then  the  deep  growls  become  a  part  of  the  song  which  leads  to  the  music  switching  back  and  forth  between  slow  and  fast  parts  as  well  as b ringing  in  some  high  pitched  screams  and  towards  the  end  there  are  some  short  guitar  solos  and  leads  being  utilized.

  "Self  Dissection"  begins  with  some  heavy  guitar  riffs,  blast  beats  and  high  screams  which  then  lead  to  some  deep  growls  and  melodic  guitar  riffing  and  a  minute  later  the  song  goes  into  a  slower  yet  heavy  direction.  while  also  reverting  back  to  a  heavier  direction  at  times.

  "The  Process  of  Decay"   begins  with  some  heavy  guitar  riffs  and  drums  which  also  utilize  some  blast  beats  in  certain  sections  of  the  song  and  after  awhile  the  growls  and  screams  make  their  presence  known  and  take  the  music  into  a  faster  direction  but  then  returning  to  more  of  a  mid  paced  sound  and  adding  in  some  powerful  bass  guitars  and  then  the  song  starts  switching  back  and  forth  between  fast  and  mid  paced  parts  and  after  awhile  the  music  stops  and  goes  more  into  sound  effects

  Song  lyrics  cover  violent,  hateful  and  gore  themes,  while  the  production  has  a  very  strong,  powerful,  heavy  and  brutal  sound  to  it.

  In  my  opinion  Disfigured  Dead  are  a  very  great  sounding  heavy  and  brutal  death  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Punishing  Atonement"  "God  Forgives,  I  Dont"  "Baneful  Barbarity"  and  "The  Process  of  Decay".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.  

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Navalm/Recovery Of Sync/Metal Scrap Records/2013 CD Review

  Navalm  are  a  band  from  Ukraine  that  plays  a  very  brutal  form  of  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2013  album  "Recovery  Of  Sync"  which  was  released  by  Metal  Scrap  Records.

  "Let  Others  Pray"  begins  with  nature  sounds  before  going  into  brutal  death  metal  guitar  riffs,  drums  and  growls  and  after  awhile  powerful  bass  guitars  and  high  pitched  screams  become  a  part  of  the  song  and  this  song  is  an  intro  for  the  album  and  towards  the  end  of  the  song  there  is  a  brief  use  of  guitar  solos  and  leads.

  "Sign"  begins  with  some  heavy  guitar  and  bass  riffs  along  with  some  drums  which  lead  to  the  deep  death  metal  growls   and  after  awhile  the  music  speeds  up  in  some  parts  and  brings  in  some  high  pitched  screams  as  well  as  a  brief  use  of  guitar  solos  and  leads.

 "Cemetery  Administration"  begins  with  some  nature  and  animal  sounds  along  with  some  bells  and  a  few  seconds later  drums,  guitars  and  growls  start  making  their  presence  known  along  with  some  bass  guitars  shortly  after  that  before  mixing  ins  some  mid  paced  sections  and  high  pitched  screams  before  getting  fast  with  some  blast  beats  and  towards  the  end  there  is  a  brief  use  of  guitar  leads  and  solos.

  "Unnecessary"  begins  with  heavy  guitar  and  bass  riffs  along  with  some  drums  before  they  get  faster  add  in  blast  beats,  thrash  influences  and  high  pitched  screams  along  with  some  guitar  solos  and  leads  before  slowing  down  adding  in  death  metal  growls.

  "An  Evil  Time"  begins  with  some  heavy  guitar  and  bass  riffs  along  with  some  drums  and  high  pitched  screams  and  after  awhile  the  music  slows  down  adds  in  some  deep  growls  before  switching  back  and  forth  between  slow  and  fast  parts  and  after  awhile  there  is  a  brief  use  of  blast  beats  and  guitar  leads  along  with  some  melodic  guitar  riffing.

  "Steps  In  The  Void"  begins  with  some  heavy  bass  guitar  riffing  before  the  drums,  rhythm  guitars  and  high  pitched  screams  kick  in  along  with  some  melodic  parts  and  then  going  into  a  heavier  direction  and  combining  screams  and  growls  and  then t he  song  switches  back  and  forth  between  slow  and  fast  parts   as  well  as  mixing  in  guitar  leads  in  certain  parts.

  "Recovery  Of  Sync"  begins  with  heavy  and  brutal  guitar  riffs  and  drums  along  with  some  bass  guitars  and  then  the  music  goes  into  a  faster  direction  and  brings  in  some  growls  and  then  the  song  starts  switching  back  and  forth  between  slow  and  fast  parts  along  with  a  brief  use  of  guitar  solos  and  leads  and  the  song  closes  with  high  pitched  screams.

  'Frank  Decomposition"  begins  with  guitar  leads,  heavy  bass  guitars  and  drums before  adding  in  some  growls  and  rhythm  guitars  which  takes  the  song  into  a  slower  direction  before  switching  back  and  forth  between  slow  and  fast  parts  and  adding  in  some  guitar  leads  and  high  pitched  screams  along  with  some  melodic  riffing.

  "Tomb  In  The  Arctic"  begins  with  some  sound  effects  before  going  into  heavy  guitar  and  bass  riffs  along  with  some  drums,  technical  parts  and  high  pitched  screams  and  a few  seconds later  in  the  song  there  is  a  brief  use  of  guitar  solos  and  leads  that  start  kicking  in  and  out  of  the  song.

  'Slut  Hanging  On  Hook"  begins  with  some  movie  samples  which  lead  to  some  heavy  guitar  riffs,  blast  beats  and  high  pitched  screams  along  with  some  deep  growls  and  powerful  bass  guitars and  towards  the  end  there  is  a  brief  guitar  lead.

  "To  Parcel  Up  Meat"  begins  with  heavy  bass  guitar  riffs  and  drums  which  leads  to some  brutal  guitar  riffs  and  deep  growls  and  a  few  seconds  later  there  are  some  guitar  leads  kicking  in.

  'Worse  Than  Any  Murderer"  begins  with  some  war  samples  with  some  heavy  guitar  and  bass  riffs  along  with  some  blast  beats  and  growls  make  their  presence  known  and  then  the  song  starts  switching  back  and  forth  between  slow  and  fast  parts  and  as  the  song  moves  on  there  is  a  brief  use  of  high  pitched  screams  and  guitar  leads.

 "Revenge"  begins  with  heavy  guitar  riffs  before  the  bass,  drums  and  growls  start  kicking  in  along  with  some  high  pitched  screams  a  few  seconds  later  and  then t he  song  starts  switching  back  and  forth  between  slow  and  fast  parts  and  you  can  hear  some  blast  beats  in  certain  parts.

  "Strain  Of  Mind"  begins  with  some  drums  which  lead  to  some  heavy  guitar  and  bass  riffs  along  with  the  growls  kicking  in  shortly  after  that  and  then  the  song  starts  switching  back  and  forth  between  slow  and  fast  parts  as  well  as   utilizing  some  high  pitched  screams  and  guitar  leads.

  "The  Prophecy"  begins  with  bass  leads  and  drums  along  with  some  deep  growls  kicking  in  shortly  after  that  and  a  few  seconds  guitar  riffs  and  leads  become  a  part  of  the  song  which  leads  to  a  faster  direction  along  with  some  blast  beats  and  high  pitched  screams

  Song  lyrics  cover  violent,  hateful  and  gore  themes,  while  the  production  has  a  very  strong,  powerful,  heavy  and  professional  sound  where  you  can  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  the  album.

  In  my  opinion  Navalm  are  a  very  great  sounding  heavy  and  brutal  death  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out t his  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Cemetery  Administration"  "An  Evil  Time"  "Slut  Hanging  On  Hook"  and  "Strain  Of  Mind".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

HellCraft/Tyranny Of Middle Ages/Rebirth The Metal Productions/2013 CD Review

  HellCraft  are  a  band  from  Ukraine  that  plays  a  very  old  school  form  of  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2013  album  "Tyranny  Of  Middle  Ages"  which  was  released  by  Rebirth  The  Metal  Productions.

  "Intro"  begins  with  some  dark  synths  and  serves  as  an  introduction  to  the  album.

  "Ediau  Ecaiy"  begins  with  brutal  guitar  riffs,  death  metal  growls  and  blast  beats  from t he  drums  which  takes  the  music  into  an  old  school  direction  with  the  song  switching  back  and  forth  between  slow  and  fast  parts  as  well  as  adding   in  a  small  amount  of  screams  and  guitar  solos.

  "AEooaa  Acoiey"  begins  with  some  dark  and  heavy  guitar  riffs  along  with  some  drums  before  going  into  a  faster  direction  and  bringing  in  growls  and  blast  beats  along  with  some  guitar  solos  solos  being  used  briefly  that  come  in  and  out  before  going  into  a  more  heavier  direction  and  adding  in  some  powerful  bass  lines  as  well  as  mixing  in  slow  and  mid  paced  parts.

  "Aieia"  begins  with  some  evil  sound  effects  which  lead  to  some  heavy,  dark  old  school  death  metal  guitar  riffs  and  drums  which  lead  to  some  growls,  faster  riffing  and  blast  beats  which  also  lead  to  the  song  switching  back  and  forth  between  slow  and  fast  parts  as  well  as  utilizing  some  guitar  leads  in  certain  parts  of  the  song.

   "Acoua  Aiaaa"  begins  with  some  heavy  guitar  riffs,  growls  and  drum  beats  and  as  the  song  moves  on  it  goes  into  a  mid  paced  direction  before  going  fast  with  some  blast  beats  and  melody  being thrown  in  the  riffs  at  times  along  with  a  brief  use  of  high  pitched  screams  as  well a s  a  brief  use  of  guitar  solos  and  leads.

  "Iaadaeeeiue  Oaeenoaii"  begins  with  heavy  guitar  and  bass  riffs  along  with  some  powerful  drums  that  take  the  song  in  a  faster  direction  along  with  some  blast  beats  which  sets  up   the  mood  for  some  growls  and  after  awhile  guitar  solos  and  leads  become  a  part  of  the  song  in  certain  sections  as  well  as  switching  back  and  forth  between  slow  and  fast  parts.

   "Tyranny  Of  Middle  Ages"  begins  with  some  movie  samples  before  going  into  heavy  guitar  riffs  and  drums  which  lead  to  some  deep  growls  and  after  awhile  the  music  goes  into  a  faster  direction  along  with  some  blast  beats  which  lead  to  some  guitar  leads  being  utilized  briefly  that  come  in  and  out  of  the  song  as  well  as  the  song  switching  back  and  forth  between  slow  and  fast  parts  and  towards  the  end  you  can  hear  some  powerful  bass  guitars.

  "Iiaeiuaiea"  begins  with  heavy  guitar  riffs  and  drums  and  then  takes  off  in  a  faster  direction  along  with  some  growls  then  the  song  starts  switching  back  and  forth  between  slow  and  fast  parts  as  well  as  adding  in  a  brief  use  of  high  pitched  screams  and  after  awhile  there  are  some  melodic  guitar  solos  and  leads  kicking  in  and  out  of  the  song.

  'Eoao  Oeaeeecaoee"  begins  with  heavy  guitar  riffs  and  drums  which  then  lead  to  some  faster  rififng  and  blast  beats  as  well  as  setting  up  the  mood  for  some  deep  growls  and  a  few  seconds  later  guitar  solos  and  leads  become  a  part  of  the  song  as  well  as  some  melodic  guitar  riffing and  the  song  switches  back  and  forth  between  slow  and  fast  parts.

  "Eoiaaue  Haneaaiee"  begins  with  heavy  guitar  riffs  and  drums  and  after  awhile  deep  growls  and  melodic  guitar  riffing  becomes  a  part  of  the  song  and  after  awhile  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  brought  into  the  mix  as  well  as  some  spoken  word  parts.

  Song  lyrics  cover  Cruelty,  Violence,  and  Dark  Feelings,  while  the  production  has  a  very  strong,  powerful,  heavy,  old  school  and  professional  sound  to  it.

  In  my  opinion  HellCraft  are  a  very  great  sounding  heavy  and  old  school  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Ediau  Ecaiy"  "Acoua  Aiaaa"  "Tyranny  Of  Middle  Ages"  and  "Eoao  Oeaeeecaoee".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.