Relapse Records Archive

Weekend Nachos – Worthless

Most of the time, when first introduced to a band, most of us can somehow formulate a pretty accurate mental vision of what the tunes will sound like, based on that band’s name alone. For instance, I’m assuming it’s a fairly safe bet that when you first heard the name Cannibal Corpse…the chances are highly [&hellip

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Rotten Sound – Cursed

Picture the scenario…you just finished a long week’s worth of clock-punching, soul-crushing slave labor, grudgingly doing your part in the nine-to-five daily grind. Tired and anxious for the time to relax, you stagger to your car to once again join the frenzy of the same old rush hour mob. As your weary eyes squint from [&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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Relapse Records Feature

Reviews by Mike SOS FATHER BEFOULED MORBID DESTITUTION OF COVENANT Unsettling yet unoriginal, eerie Georgia death metal unit Father Befouled ape their spooky style mainly from Incantation as documented on their haunting 11-track album MORBID DESTITUTION OF COVENANT. Despite an incomprehensible yet menacing lead vocal (“Paradise of Desecrated Nothingness”), succulent slow churned riffs (“Vomiting Impurity”) [&hellip

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Phobia

It was the year 1990. Orange County, California was about to become the site of a scathing revolution aimed at the destruction of mainstream society’s mindset. It was a lethal cocktail of hardcore ideals and the abrasive, crusty hostility of grindcore pioneers. Branding themselves with the name Phobia, the founding members quickly began their quest [&hellip

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Cough – Ritual Abuse

It was 2005 and little did the inhabitants of Virginia’s historic capital know, but the city was soon to be ripped wide open by the newborn jaws of the four-headed doom-and-gloom serpent beast of misanthropy and transgression known as Cough. In the same city where politician Patrick Henry delivered his famous “Give me liberty or [&hellip

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Phobia – Unrelenting

It was the year 1990. Orange County, California was about to become the site of a scathing revolution geared at the annihilation of mainstream society’s mindset. It was an explosion fueled by the ideals of hardcore and the abrasive, crusty hostility of grindcore pioneers. The message: one of a rage based on socio political revolt. [&hellip

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Forbidden Magazine Devastates Bookmans in Tucson!

Thanks to the Bookmans Entertainment Exchange on Speedway in Tucson, AZ, local metal heads got their hands on some serious extreme metal from all over the world. September was anti-censorship month @ Bookmans so what better way to express your freedom with the most maniacal and blasphemous music on the face of the earth? We [&hellip

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Dying Fetus

Maryland’s very own death metal destroyers known as Dying Fetus have evolved over the years from a gore-caked assault on the senses to a more politically-infused, blunt force juggernaut. Guitarist/vocalist John Gallagher and drummer Trey Williams took a breather at the Indianapolis stop during their recent whirlwind trek on the Face Melter Tour with Annotations [&hellip

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