Communion – ‘At the Announcement’

Artist: Communion

Title: At the Announcement

Label: Hell's Headbangers

Year: 2018

Review by JH

Those who like their black metal safe and full of soft melodies, will probably not like Communion very much. However, those with a perpetual hunger for evil metal ― especially in the South American tradition ― will no doubt cum buckets upon hearing Communion’s debut album, At the Announcement.
I remember getting my hands on their demo when it came out and being totally blown away by its intensity and sinister atmosphere, especially the track “Black Metal Dagger.” Now, I …

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Interview: Paganfire

The Filipino thrash squad known as Paganfire have been stomping poser skulls and causing riots ever since their bloody inception in 2003. I caught up with the infamous Nonoy (Guitarist/vocalist) to try figure out what goes on in that mad brain of his. Read forth.
Hails Nonoy!!! I’m sure you’ve done this a million times before, but for the benefit of our readers, please give us a some background on Paganfire’s history and tell us what the band is …

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Vulturine – ‘Panegyric of Death – The Synoptic Picture of Negativism’

Artist: Vulturine

Title: Panegyric of Death - The Synoptic Picture of Negativism

Label: Drakkar Productions

Year: 2018

Review by JH

The Brazilian vectors of plague known as Vulturine return with their fourth album, Panegyric of Death – The Synoptic Picture of Negativism, released under the banner of France’s Drakkar Productions. Also worth noting is that the band’s debut album, Ossos… Ódio & Angústia, has recently been reissued by the same label.
Their recent signing to Drakkar could be a sign of good things to come: they’ve been steeped in obscurity for the better part of their existence, getting reviews and …

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Abominablood – ‘Abomination Continues’

Artist: Abominablood

Title: Abomination Continues

Label: Cyclopean Eye Productions

Year: 2017

Review by JH

Abominablood hail from Argentina and is the sole project of Luciano Gorez aka L. Warpig Venomous Abominator, who also plays in Vomit of Doom. Abomination Continues is the band’s follow-up to their 2017 album, The Rotten Smell of the Entities that Murmur.
This is my first time listening to Abominablood, so I’m unable to comment on any of their past works; however, judging from what I’ve heard so far, this is some genuinely par quality black/death metal that emits an atmosphere …

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Ritualization – Sacraments to the Sons of the Abyss (2017)

Artist: Ritualization

Title: Sacraments to the Sons of the Abyss

Label: Iron Bonehead Productions

Year: 2017

Review by JH

The tyrants from France known as Ritualization have been terrorizing weak souls with their sinister brand of death metal ever since their inception in 2006. Since then, the band has released two demos, an EP, split, and now their debut album titled, “Sacraments to the Sons of the Abyss,” with artwork courtesy of Chris Moyen.
Ritualization play top-tier death metal that sounds like an unholy hybrid of bands like early Deicide, Incantation, and Angelcorpse. The music possess an incredibly dark …

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