In Obscurity Revealed – ‘Path of the Seeker’

Artist: In Obscurity Revealed

Title: Path of the Seeker

Label: Cyclopean Eye Productions

Year: 2017

Review by JH

In Obscurity Revealed is a four-piece death metal act from Mexico City featuring past and current members of bands like Infesticide, Raped God 666, and Arsonist. Path Of The Seeker was inititually recorded in 2015, but it was only until recently that they’ve managed to get it released courtesy of Cyclopean Eye Productions.
The five tracks featured on this EP are well-crafted, traditional death metal, with nods to bands like Carnage, Abscess, and even Nifelheim. The band keeps the music …

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Porphyria – ‘Memoir of Madness’

Artist: Porphyria

Title: Memoir of Madness

Label: Independent

Year: 2015

Review by JH

Memoir of Madness is the debut album from these Rochester-based death metallers and offers seven tracks of hard-hitting, groovy death metal that will remind you of bands like Cannibal Corpse, Malevolent Creation, and Skinless.
The music contained herein isn’t groundbreaking in any sense, but makes for a compelling listen for anyone in the mood for some head-stomping, crushing grooves interlaced with dynamic percussion and roaring vocals. The vocals are decidedly abrasive, with great range and a sort of hardcore-like energy …

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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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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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