Germany Archive

Beyond – Fatal Power of Death

To be quite honest this year has unfortunately been lacking for solid releases. But just when it seemed like Black and Death Metal had all but died out for the year Beyond released their debut, “Fatal Power of Death.” Having heard the previous 7″ I was eagerly anticipating a full length release. I can say [&hellip

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Chapel of Disease – Summoning Black Gods

Germany has always been able to unleash kickass metal. There must be something in the water or in the beer (my guess it’s the beer) for a country to just keep churning out great bands in the last 30 years. Enter CHAPEL OF DISEASE, a newish band to the scene that has been hacking up [&hellip

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Eternal Wisdom

Hails! Please give Forbidden Readers a brief but brutal introduction to ETERNAL WISDOM! What is the band’s history and what kind of sound can listeners expect from your new release? Hallo, Eternal Wisdom was formed as I was 15 or 16 years old, I’m not sure. 2006 I recorded the Demo-CD “In Infinitum” alone in [&hellip

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Declamatory

Tell us of your new release, ‘Human Remains’! This is your first full length, yes? What can fans expect of this album? Yes, ‘Human Remains’ is our first official full length album. However, we have released a few other demos, during the last 12 years. ‘Human Remains’ is the first in a series of concept [&hellip

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Deserted Fear – My Empire

This old school death metal revival that’s been going on for a few years is great. I’m sure I’ve mentioned before that I can’t stand what passes for death metal these days, and you’re probably sick of hearing about it. On that note, let me tell you a little bit about Deserted Fear. These Teutonic [&hellip

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Ungod – Cloaked in Eternal Darkness

Formed in Winter 1991 with the intention of bringing back the old metal spirit, Ungod went on to release several demos and EPs before unleashing their first full length album in 1993. “Circle of the Seven Infernal Packs” received a lot of appreciation. But it took another 15 years to see another gem of an [&hellip

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Obscura – Omnivium

Obscura, a German band formed in 2002, who, after their mainly death metal release Retribution, underwent a big change in their line up, leaving only the original member that remains is Steffen Kummerer. He is now accompanied by Jeroen Paul Thesseling (Pestilence), Christian Muenzner (Necrophagist) and Hannes Grossmann (also Necrophagist). The band’s second release was quite [&hellip

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Die Hard – When Illusions Gone

When someone says that a band is young, most of the time the band has already existed for two or three years. This band, Germany’s Diehard, is still in its diapers. According to the band’s biography Diehard was founded at the end of 2010, and already has an album out. That’s what I would call hard [&hellip

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Minotaur – Power of Darkness

German thrash is the stuff of legend. It evolved into its own unique brand of thrash in the early 80s along with Canadian, Bay Area, Brazilian, and countless others still worshipped to this day. The “Holy Trinity” (or make that “unholy”) are inevitably Kreator/Sodom/Destruction, three bands all too often mentioned in the exact same breath. [&hellip

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Grondhaat – Humanity – The Flesh for Satan’s Pigs

It has been quite a while since I have listened to an album on my nice studio monitors for review purposes. I must say that the clarity offered was welcomed on the debut release from Grondhaat. Humanity – The Flesh for Satan’s Pigs reeks of rotten flesh drenched in stale piss and promises that your death be neither [&hellip

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