Cropsy Maniac – ‘Further Than Fear’

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Label: Dead beat Media

Review by JH

After reviewing their debut EP and conducting an interview (one of the first for this site) with Aaron Whitsell, we feature this gut-wrenching death metal cult once again. They’ve come to slay all mortals with this fine, ultra-crushing monster of a debut, entitled “Further than Fear.” Let me just say this album has surpassed my expectations. It is menacing. Horror-inspired death/grind has always been an acquired taste for many, although I’m confident that anyone with an appreciation for real old-school …

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Shambles – ‘Realm Of Darkness Shrine’

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Label: Nero One Records

Review by JH

According to their biography, these Thai warriors of death have been active since 1997; so after four demos, an EP, and two splits ― the band finally release their debut album this year. I must be frank, I’ve never heard of Shambles prior to receiving this promo, being already familiar with other Thai bands, (Surrender of Divinity, Zygoatsis) ― I decided to investigate, especially since the promo representation caught my attention.
What Shambles offer, is an utterly savage affair of …

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Violent Upheaval – ‘Eternal Drought’

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Label: N/A

Review by JH

Having its origins set in New Delhi, India, Violent Upheaval could be considered an international project considering the involvement of Patrick Bruss from Crypticus. As I understand it, the founding members behind this project, A.S. (vocals) and N.R. (guitars/bass) ― are now relocated in Russia and Czech Republic. Musically, the band plays a chunky style of death metal best compared to the likes of Benediction and Napalm Death.
The foundation of their influences are definitely rooted in traditional death metal, …

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Interview – ‘Lux Ferre’

Band: Lux Ferre

Interview conducted by JH

LUX FERRE from Portugal, have been spewing forth their brand of vicious and dynamic Black Metal ever since their formation in 2001. JH got in touch with Devasth ― the vocalist and one of the founding members ― to discuss some things pertaining to the band’s history, their latest album and more…
Hails! Thanks for taking the time to answer some questions for Underground Siege. For those unfamiliar with your band, could you give us some insight on …

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Interview – ‘Illum Adora’

Band: Illum Adora

Interview conducted by JH

Featuring former ZARATHUSTRA vocalist, Hurricane Hellfukker ― ILLUM ADORA keep true to essence of Black Metal with a sound that hearkens back to the glorious first and second wave, when feeling and atmosphere prevailed. After reviewing their killer EP Son of Dawn (Read here), JH deemed it necessary to interrogate the driving force behind the horde himself. As you will find, Mr Hurricane Hellfukker is certainly not a man short for words as he goes into great detail describing the …

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