Bestialized – ‘Termestella Cvltvs’

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Label: Murdher Records / Satanath Records

Review by JH

The term “apocalyptic” fits this Colombian horde very well. Their style of choice is fast and brutal black/death, with a certain South American flair prevalent in what they do. While their sound might not be terribly unique, it’s definitely far from being awful, drawing parallels to bands like Impiety and Infernal Execrator.
Termestella Cvltvs offers some truly vicious moments — with tracks like Algorab Domain and Black Sun Servants, the band shows what they’re all about, bringing a good dose …

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Gammelsvensk Dödsmetallattack Volym 1.

Artist: PUTREFACTION, MACRODEX, TOXAEMIA, UNLEASHED

Title: Various

Label: Various

Year: 1989, 1990

Review by Mike Abominator

By Mike Abominator

Let’s take a journey to Sweden shall we? Those of you who know me KNOW that I worship the old Swedish Death Metal scene. So my first article for this killer site will be me talking about 4 classic demos from that era. These are some of my favorites from my own personal collection. I will examine these old tapes with a blood drenched hand and the stench of fresh corpse in my mouth. Enough of my yammering and puking, …

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Trench Warfare – ‘Perversion Warfare’

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Label: Independent

Review by JH

The first thing I noticed about Trench Warfare was the high-level of merciless aggression that they infuse into their music. It’s like being mentally punched in the face over and over right from the word go. That said, this demo offers three songs of pure sonic rage, with a sound derivative of bands like Black Witchery and Apocalypse Command.
The vocals are so incredibly hostile, that one starts to wonder if the vocalist is even human. It’s as if though …

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Warfist – ‘Metal to the Bone’

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Label: Godz of War

Review by JH

When a band names their album Metal to the Bone, it sets expectations. Now one might ask, “does the music live up to the title?” ― in this case of the album, YES, it absolutely does. What these polish maniacs offer is a fist-pounding onslaught of no-holds-barred METAL that’s all about relentlessness and riffs. When a band’s sound is comprised of blazing fast tremelo picks, ear shattering solos, as well as aggressive vocals and hard-hitting drums ― you know for …

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Blood Division – ‘Traitors to the Gallows’

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Label: Cyclopean Eye Productions

Review by JH

Featuring current and former members of bands like Impiety and Draconis Infernum ― Blood Division takes a shift in terms of style and influences. They offer a tasty slab of blackened punk, balancing their influences with equal parts crust and equal parts black. However, It should be mentioned, that in reference to the the “black metal” aspect of their sound, we are definitely referring to the first-wave, namely bands like Bathory and Hellhammer.
This is the kind of music that …

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