Void Meditation Cult – ‘Utter the Tongue of the Dead’

Country:

Label: Hells headbangers

Review by Skylar

Void Meditation Cult is a band that simply needs no introduction. But for those of you who have never had the pleasure of hearing them, they are unambiguously, one of the best black metal bands around nowadays. That’s saying a lot coming from me because I’m EXTREMELY picky with my black metal. They hail from the very obscure, and far away land of…. OHIO: the state that’s been having an influx of great music being put out these days, Void …

CONTINUE READING

Recluse – ‘Stillbirth in Bethlehem’

Country:

Label: Darker Than Black Records

Review by JH

Well, here’s an interesting one: Recluse is an American/French collaboration featuring Philip Mcsorley (known for his work in Cobalt) and Wlad Drakksteim from Vlad Tepes (among others).
If you seek a sound to impress that girl next door, then I suggest you look elsewhere, since Recluse will most likely make her call the cops on you. Recluse is all about sounding ugly and raw to the bone. Of course, the “raw” aspect isn’t overdone, you can still hear what’s going …

CONTINUE READING

Wargrinder – ‘In Suicidal Triumph’

Country:

Label: Nykta

Review by JH

Originating from Greece, the one-man Icelandic-based powerhouse known as Wargrinder belt out their second full length album entitled In Suicidal Triumph: an offering of nine punishing tracks of hard-hitting black/death that never lets up.
Right from the word go, your senses are ensnared in an array of aural chaos as merciless drumming takes the forefront, blasting away at inhuman speeds that will make your jaw drop. Yes, this guy can beat the shit out his drumkit. Not only does Terry …

CONTINUE READING

Countess – ‘Fires of Destiny’

Country:

Label: N/A (Independent)

Review by JH

Dutch black metal overlords Countess are legends in their own right, having produced a whole string of classics that stand the test of time. Now, they return with album number 15. One is left to wonder whether a band is able to still release quality music after such a long period of constant activity, but let me tell you, one song into Fires of Destiny will validate that as said album is easily one of the best metal albums of …

CONTINUE READING

Horrendous – ‘Anareta’

Country:

Label: Dark Descent

Review by Jay H. Gorania

Horrendous have been fine-tuning themselves with each step, producing albums that have the ability to make the most jaded of long-time death metalheads take a double take. With album number three, “Anareta,” they’ve taken a significant leap forward. “Anareta” may presumably be met with glazed-over stares from anyone who insists upon all things “brutal” as being of the utmost importance in death metal. But for those who aren’t worried about trying to scare their grandmas with their CD collections, Horrendous …

CONTINUE READING