Monthly Archive:: July 2010

Humangled – Fractal

Throughout their debut full-length, ‘Fractal’ (Abyss Records), Italian death metal quartet Humangled tap the lacerated vein of the greats of their genre. The record gives a thrashing, gore-splattered nod of allegiance to the heyday of death metal, raising horns in tribute to bands like Carcass, Morbid Angel and Death. The guys in Humangled would most [&hellip

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Angrepp – Warfare

With ‘Warfare’ (Abyss Records), Swedish blackened thrash mob Angrepp have issued a stern, punk-infected warning to the planet’s poser population. Mixed and mastered by Dan Swano at Unisound Studios and manifesting itself at just over half an hour, the statement seems to express the message that the band has no plans of taking any prisoners [&hellip

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Angstkrieg – Angstkrieg

Officially formed many moons ago in 1999, Oslo’s Angstkrieg has finally released an offering of dark and oppressive warfare in the form of their self titled debut EP.  Featuring former members of Dimmu Borgir, Old Man’s Child and Bloodlust, the Four Horsemen of Angstkrieg deliver a long overdue assault that promises to punish listeners again [&hellip

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Noctiferia

With the creation of their debut record in 1997, Slovenian extreme metal five-piece Noctiferia forged their early sound with roots linked to a pagan black metal sound. With their gradual evolution, the band has made a transition into a more technical (yet chaotic), blackened death metal realm. The band has just released their new devastating [&hellip

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Sokrovenno – De Rerum Natura

Bleak Art Records tradition for releasing only quality material was not forgotten on Sokrovenno’s debut full length, De Rerum Natura, by any means.  The Italian quartet mixes a fluid sense of melody, ethereal atmosphere, subtle aggression and boundless vision to create their intoxicating elixir. Opening with the slow and mournful ‘Brina’, De Rerum Natura soon gives [&hellip

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Vomitor – Devil’s Poison

Review by Nathan DaVayne As anyone with The Discovery Channel knows, everything in Australia can kill you — and Vomitor’s 2010 release, Devil’s Poison (on the Hell’s Headbangers label), is certainly no exception. Foregoing the last decade’s “prog-metal” pretentions for sheer power and electric madness, Brisbanes’s Vomitor unleash a barrage of succinct, no-bullshit death metal, [&hellip

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Zine Update

Forbidden Magazine Issue One is complete and ready to be unleashed! The magazine will print this weekend in 100 copies @ 72 pages! The FREE compilation CD has 16 tracks @, again, 72 minutes! I am waiting on the CD proof from the duplicator and then can finalize production! Interviews and compilation to include: Watain, [&hellip

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Sleepbringer – Compendium

Drenched in a lethal sentiment of hopeless gloom and despair, the new full-length from five-headed doom machine Sleepbringer lets loose eight thunder-hoofed hymns of imminent destruction. Where fellow Indianapolis doom brigades The Gates of Slumber and Apostle of Solitude tend to conjure a vibe rooted in more traditional doom aesthetic with a metallic coating (at [&hellip

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Maax – Six Pack Witchcraft

Muncie, Indiana’s outlaw brigade known as Maax have let loose a vicious, new beast into the neighborhood. The band’s new EP, Six Pack Witchcraft (Abyss Records) offers up five raging assaults of what can best be described as the bastard child of black metal (in the vein of Darkthrone and Celtic Frost), old school thrash [&hellip

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Gravehill / Cardiac Arrest / Christ Beheaded / Maax

Gravehill, Cardiac Arrest, Christ Beheaded, Maax July 14, 2010 The Melody Inn Indianapolis, Indiana A slow-arriving, moderate Wednesday night crowd at the Melody Inn welcomed the last stop of what was left of the Campaign For Death Metal Purity Tour. San Antonio, Texas death metal outfit HOD had just dropped off the bill days before [&hellip

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