Zealotry – ‘The Charnel Expanse’

Artist: Zealotry

Title: The Charnel Expanse

Label: Memento Mori

Year: 2013

Review by Vermox

The Charnel Expanse is an album that can be compared to the likes of Immolation only on a superficial level. Although there are many comparisons based on the surface level parallelism of the Immolation sound, Zealotry have managed to carve their own distinct sound through their assimilation of many other apparent influences.
The serpentine and angular riffage and otherwordly atmosphere occasionally punctuated by off-kilter rhythms brings to mind the more immediate thought of Demilich, but also avant prog acts like …


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 …


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 …