Insepulto – ‘The Necrodex’

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Label: Memento Mori

Review by JH

The Costa Rican death metallers return with their second full length aptly branded The Necrodex. The album in question presents 11 tracks comprised of stomping mid-paced grooves interlaced by catchy riffs with a somewhat “blackened” feel to them. The vocalist delivers a menacing grunt, which I find somewhat reminiscent of Chris Barnes, although you should eliminate the idea that Insepulto sounds anything like Six Feet Under. Perhaps there are some similarities in terms of the more “groovier” parts; Insepulto definitely …

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Death Yell – ‘Morbid Rites’

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Label: Nuclear War Now!

Review by JH

Death Yell was an old cult band from Chile who played an obscure and abrasive form of death/thrash derivative of bands such as Minotaur, Sepultura and Sadus. Their ’89 demo is quite overlooked, so Mr Yosuke sought and deemed it appropriate to compile their early material in the form of this hefty compilation entitled Morbid Rites which has the same title as their Ep from ’92.
The presented material is hostile, with possessed vocals to pierce your ear canals, …

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Glory Hole – ‘Infestation of Evilized Deformities’

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Label: United Underground Records

Review by JH

Glory Hole hail from Italy and the madness which ensues, offers nine tracks of raw, primal death metal, sounding like it came straight from the ’80’s. I find the problem with a lot of these new ‘old-school influenced’ acts is that their albums tend to loose their flavor after a few listens, though, this is not the case here.
From the very first note, Infestation… strikes you like a fist to the face, delivering an abundance of intense riffs …

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N.I.L. – ‘Neglect.Forget.Remember’

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Label: Regimental

Review by JH

N.I.L. (Nihilism is Liberation) is the manifestation of L. Imperial and J. Marcheski; with the chaos in question drawing strong comparisons to Krieg and Profanatica. The discordant, unmelodic and minimal approach to the music, accompanied with the bass heavy assault, is sure to make some nuns projectile vomit like it’s going out of fashion.
The atmosphere feels bleak and illustrate a desolate landscape where the site of life is imperceptible… where the graves of mortals come by the dozen. …

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Bustum – ‘Demonolosophy’

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Label: Regimental

Review by JH

Hailing from the darkened landscapes of Croatia, these maniacs began their activities back in 2002, and have released three demos up until the release of this full length.
Demonolosophy presents a total of ten tracks with a running time of just over thirty three minutes of devilish and epic black metal. Musically, these guys don’t fuck around. All instruments are well executed and never sounding too forced, which can only suggest one thing: experience. Some of the arrangements lean …

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