The fourth full length of Polish death metal act BANISHER. 8 new songs totaling forty minutes of brutal and technical death metal. "Degrees Of Isolation" appears to be the most diverse, mature, and both musically and technically advanced album the band have ever captured. Recommended if you like DECAPITATED, SUFFOCATION, HATE ETERNAL, PESTILENCE, DEATH, THE FACELESS, CRYPTOPSY. The lineup including members and ex-members of DECAPITATED, BELPHEGOR, VITAL REMAINS, HATE, REDEMPTOR and SHODAN. Cover art by Łukasz Jaszak (DECAPITATED, BLOOD RED THRONE, VOMITORY, VOLTURYON).
"Although nascent in their metamorphoses Roman retro-futurist, post-modernist, progressive death metal duo Bedsore find greater meaning in spinning back the clock to 2014 and vaulting off of the tragic dissolution of Morbus Chron following ‘Sweven’, a watery, dream-like, example of post-Autopsy spiritual brutality with endless potential. Far from a literal continuation of any other artist Bedsore are a further-reaching, deftly atmospheric reflective surfacing of the modern psychotropic realms of underground death metal shrugged off by some (Tribulation) and championed by others (Execration, Sepulcher, Ghastly). Formed as a side-project between S.A. and J.G.P. who had been band-mates in black metal/post-rock outfit Angew before both would come to focus on similar project Seventh Genocide since around 2015; There is some greater history of meandering in their collective past but, nothing as gloriously mind-melting as this first strike at Bedsore.
What manifests beyond cues of their aim and influences is a two song, roughly twenty minute traversal of death metal’s primal existential pains and post-black metallic melodramatic soul agitation. Bedsore are determined hikers towards slow-motion leaps into great chasmic drifts that appear with some irregular frequency; The trip is both captivating and stymieing in its seeming progressive extremes of shouted movements and extended, void-like post-rock saunter. Less reminiscent of the non-linear King Crimsonian travaillés of Morbus Chron (or Ensnared, even) and more of a full-on escape pod away from consciousness hinted at in more recent Venenum releases, ‘Bedsore’ is as much a lullaby as it is a reeking hole of ache and frustration. But are there riffs?
The mind will naturally cast aside any riff offered in favor of the greater intensity of the long atmospheric breaks that Bedsore so deftly curate. Without a progression of style offered up to this point, the demo merely offers a new take on a familiar concept in two movements. Loud, quiet, loud with alternating points of interest and intensity with a sharpened sense of transition. Without these connections appearing natural there would be no art to the gorgeous flow of Bedsore‘s demonstration and herein lies the valuable meditative quality of this style of death metal. It is perhaps wildly cliche to suggest that a demo is ‘promising’ and I’d almost rather counter that obvious notion with the suggestion that if the death metal riffs felt more personal, slightly more challenging, the entirety of the demo would feel less familiar and warrant less frequent mention of influence or resemblance. Yet, if left unchanged and extended into a solid forty minutes Bedsore‘s cosmic bipolarity is a prospect I would throw money at immediately. Highly recommended."
Beyond Terror Beyond Grace have carved out their own distinct brand of sonic terror on their first full length album, Salvation | Extinction
Salvation | Extinction will engulf your senses with nineteen tracks of inhumanly dense and intense grindcore. The group fuse the grind stylings of old with a crushing hybrid of modern grind, crust and punk with a smattering of death metal. Taking the best parts of Napalm Death's raw, intense and wholly uncompromising political punk-influenced aural assault, Beyond Terror have reinvigorated the grindcore blueprint by incorporating elements of modern extreme groups such as Rotten Sound, Discordance Axis and Circle of Dead Children.
The end product is a skull-crushingly intense piece of Australian grindcore that has sealed Beyond Terror Beyond Grace's place amongst the nations top tier of extreme music - joining the likes of The Kill, Captain Cleanoff, Agents of Abhorrence and Fuck I'm Dead. This is an outstandingly powerful and intelligent release from one of the hardest working bands in the Australian music scene - and an absolute essential for any grindhead.
Heavily influenced by Rotten Sound, old Napalm Death, Pig Destroyer, Circle of Dead Children, Discordance Axis and Discharge, Beyond Terror Beyond Grace play a bludgeoning mix of brutal death metal and grindcore.
Based in the Blue Mountains, this ambitious young group has already made an impressive impact on the Australian metal scene with their intense live performances, having played alongside the likes of Fuck... I'm Dead, Behemoth, The Day Everything Became Nothing, Psycroptic, The Amenta and Ebolie. Extreme grindcore holding the weight of death metal and the defiant, simplicity of punk.
Limited to 500 4-panels DigipakCD.
Folded poster/lyric sheet included.
jewel case edition CD, booklet with lyrics and liner notes, new and factory sealed
Germanys BLACKWATER deliver a punishing salvo of multi-disciplinary blasting death metal on their debut release "WELTGEIST CORRUPTED". Fusing sounds from grindcore, slam and black metal into their clean contemporary death metal sound, crossing between the hyper blasting, gutteral voiced tones of Cattle Decapitation and the epic, lingering chord progressions of bands like Dark Funeral.
The band wear the air of seasoned veterans here, with extremely competent and confident performences in both the instrumentals and vocals. The drums are supremely intense throughout the record, with constant ear-ripping blastbeats and furious double bass underpinning the whirring guitars and the classic, metallic clank of the bass. None of the nine tracks have any time to waste, as in another nod to their grind influence only one track exceeds the three minute mark. These are condensed prime cuts of meaty brutal death metal, all fat and repitition trimmed away, leaving a core of prime, bleeding aural destruction.
The art on this release was provided by the inimitable Dylan Garrett Smith, providing his usual high quality monochrome ink work, the stark and direct nature of which reflects perfectly BLACKWATER's musical intent. This band seem sure to go from strength to strength on the back of this release, look for them in Europe in the coming year!
After 8 years struggling in the german underground and releasing a couple of tapes, CDR´s, compilation-tracks, split 7“s and an outstanding 7“ep entitled „pain is not the cleanser“ – it was worth waiting for the debut full-length of this south german grind-force!!! BLINDSPOT A.D. improved within the last years and have found an unique heavy sound hardly compareable to any other band. The mixture makes this 37 minutes lasting mayhem so special: Intense chaotic hardcore elements team up with sheer deathmetal brutality - dark emotional melodies collapse with blasting grindcore. You can feel the hate and anger which is conveyed through the apocalyptic and misanthropic but political aware lyrics screamed out on top of it! Packed in an eyecatching artwork done by André Liegl, the sound quality of this 13 songs will blow you away – engineered by Bernhard Hahn (Dawnbreed, Atrocity..) and finally mastered at Morrisound Re-cordings, which is famous for the work they have done in the 90ies – you can call this a fat production! DEATH TO FALSE METAL!!
The long-awaited first full length by the Dutch high-speed maniacs BLOOD I BLEED is here. The guys, whose members made up 3/4 of the legendary MY MINDS MINE line-up, deliver unrelenting hyper-fastcore/grind that is raw as a crusty snot stain on a filthy flannel shirt. Capturing the rage and speed in the studio was obviously more important to these veterans of grind than getting a clean, polished performance, and that makes "Gods Out of Monsters" so much the better. There isn't a whole lot of variation here; they've just focused on intensity and lots of it. The album contains 23 songs and even features an ENEMY SOIL cover to boot. It's all go, no slow
If you dig HELLNATION, HERESY and INTENSE DEGREE then this is for you. Don't let it get away!
Tentatively planned to be released on cult SOUND POLLUTION label, here comes the CD version of the great split between BLOOD I BLEED and MASSGRAV. The all-new CD consists of unrelenting, ultra-fast songs by the Dutch masters of non-stop thrash/grind/punk, BLOOD I BLEED, and MASSGRAV, the Swedish kings of fast punk/thrash fury. The bands have recorded respectively 12 and 13 songs each. If you are into HERESY, INTENSE DEGREE, S.O.B., MOB 47, KRIGSHOT, YACOPSEAE, MY MINDS MINE, HELLNATION, and SIEGE then this split is a must have.
Bolseno Grinje is one of those bands that attack your guts with a powerful strike that you barely can see. This is Grindcore in its original roots; Punk forwarded Grind that goes by fast as hell and energetic as a drilling machine.
1st album by this killer spanish band of pure Thrash Metal with an old school feeling influenced by bands like CORONER, KREATOR, early METALLICA, SABBAT (uk), EXODUS…
Hailing from San Jose, California - this female fronted grindcore unit puts a steady drop on the map! They bring a fierce explosion of anger and throat ripping grind that borders on powerviolence, not to mention including some heavy breakdowns that will further solidify their place on the California extreme music circuit. Blasting reigns true!