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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Ritualization – Sacraments to the Sons of the Abyss (2017)

Artist: Ritualization

Title: Sacraments to the Sons of the Abyss

Label: Iron Bonehead Productions

Year: 2017

Review by JH

The tyrants from France known as Ritualization have been terrorizing weak souls with their sinister brand of death metal ever since their inception in 2006. Since then, the band has released two demos, an EP, split, and now their debut album titled, “Sacraments to the Sons of the Abyss,” with artwork courtesy of Chris Moyen.
Ritualization play top-tier death metal that sounds like an unholy hybrid of bands like early Deicide, Incantation, and Angelcorpse. The music possess an incredibly dark …

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Premiere: Trench Warfare

Artist: Trench Warfare

Title: Houses of the Unholy / Of Vultures and Vermin

Label: Surrealistic Fatality

Year: 2017

Review by

“NO MELODIES, NO GROOVES, NO SLAMS, NO BREAKDOWNS. ONLY HATRED AND WAR!”
Trench Warfare is hatred and violence from the wasteland of West Texas. The Midland, Texas-based musicians are heavily influenced by bestial black metal, Florida death metal and war metal. Their music is a declaration of war, an unforgiving expression of pure anger and malevolence. Their intent is clear, the impact is instantaneous. Trench Warfare is a modern take on Ross Bay Cult madness, staying true to the blasphemous …

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White Death – ‘White Death’

Artist: White Death

Title: White Death

Label: Werewolf Records

Year: 2017

Review by Tërrørgåsm

Fortuitously unleashed in the early winter of 2017, this debut album from Finnish powerhouse White Death is just as sonically deadly as the wintry name implies, but by no means as achromatic or desolate as the hibernal images it may conjure. Rather, blistering riffs as fast as freezing winds constantly assail the listener, with searing rasped growls and rabid howls spat relentlessly through the blinding storm by vocalist Vritrahn, who possesses a decent range, providing some fog-breathing low growls at …

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