ALBUM REVIEW: Baest – Necro Sapiens


Death Metal is in rude health. It is a status that has been brewing and broiling over the last ten years, with pushes and spurts in pocketed sub-sub genres, until now the whole scene, and its multitude of variants and mutations and off-shoots, feels like it is not just doing alright, but burgeoning with a lush virility unseen since it’s fomentation some thirty years ago.

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Riley McShane Guests on the New Brutally Delicious Podcast


Brutally Delicious Podcast, from filmmaker, YouTuber, and metal chef Bruce Moore and co-hosted by Kris Siegers has just released episode 18. The new guest on the pod is Riley McShane, vocalist of Allegaeon, whose new album Apoptosis is out now on Metal Blade Records. They discussed being on the 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise, where Riley filled in on vocals for Cattle Decapitation, his side band Continuum, a lesson on guttural vocals and more! Continue reading


Watch The New Video from Casket Robbery – “From Hell”


Wisconsin Death Metaller Casket Robbery is back with vengeance with a new standalone single and video! Their new song “From Hell” is brutal melo-death influenced attack on all your senses and kicks off a new chapter for the band, as their first release since 2017’s The Ascension EP. The video premiered at Decibel, but you can watch it below now!Continue reading


Hate Eternal – Upon Desolate Sands


Oh look, Hate Eternal has a new album on the way. Sweet, let’s see how long it takes before I run out of adjectives to describe brutal Death Metal. On Upon Desolate Sands (Season of Mist) I think I made it to ‘Portal of Myriad’ only to realize I was running on fumes. I’m not sure what kind of pact Erik Rutan struck up with Cthulu, but it’s given him access to enough pulverizing song ideas to power seven long-players and produce countless Death Metal standouts.Continue reading


Death Metal Round Up: Cast The Stone, Stillbirth, Siege Of Power, Monstrosity And More


It may have taken thirteen years to follow-up their sole release, but with a cast that includes Misery Index, Cattle Decapitation and Scour alumni, the trials of time can be forgiven with Cast The Stone, and new EP release Empyrean Atrophy (Agonia) shows that this band has a lot more worth than simply being a side dabbling for them.Continue reading


Dying Fetus – Wrong One To Fuck With


In the ever crowded and, as a result, often maligned style of Technical Death Metal, Dying Fetus are not only one of the original innovators of the genre, but have remained to this day as one of its standard bearers. Capturing the perfect blend of complexity and dynamism with pure brutality, the likes of Destroy The Opposition are modern day genre classics and are why Dying Fetus are so beloved in the death metal community to this day. Continue reading


Broken Hope – Mutilated and Assimilated


It’s becoming painfully aware that 2017 is a smashing year for Death Metal. We’ve had an embarrassment of riches in the form of stellar releases from Obituary, Hour of Penance and Suffocation and there’s more coming down the pike from the likes of Dying Fetus, Origin and (gasp) The Faceless. Not to be left out of this guttural gold rush, Chicago’s gore institution Broken Hope have thrown their hat in the ring with Mutilated and Assimilated (Century Media).Continue reading


Six Feet Under – Torment


At first glance of the title, one would think it’s awfully close to Chris Barnes‘s former band Cannibal Corpse’s album Torture (Metal Blade), and this is only where the problems begin. The twelfth album for Barnes and hired gunsContinue reading


Hour of Penance – Cast the First Stone


Italy’s own Hour Of Penance return with yet another scorcher of an album in Cast the First Stone (Prosthetic). In a quick but powerful thirty-five minutes, the brutal death metal foursome pack riff after riff into each of the nine tracks. Each track is built on top of riffs as to allow each track to stand out on its own without feeling random nor a mirror copy of the previous track. While this makes it difficult to decide which tracks to deconstruct, it serves as a plus for the overall feel of the album.Continue reading


Exclusive Album Stream: Fractal Generator – Apotheosynthesis


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Ghost Cult is pleased to present the full album stream of tech-death upstarts Fractal Generator’s debut album – Apotheosynthesis. For fans of the brutality of Deicide, Immolation and Pessimist, yet need that current extreme aesthetic in their life such as Decrepit Birth. You will love the complex riffery and masterful ryhthms. You can stream the album below:

 

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