Dehumanized- “Beyond The Mind” album review 10/10 \m/


Beyond The Mind


Vocals – Michael Centrone

Guitar – Rich Nagasawa

Bass – Anthony Cossu

Drums – George Torres




  1. Worthless Prosperity

Kicking off the album is this first track that begins with some shuddersome tones and arbitrary cymbal rolls to transition the song from this introduction. To the molten death metal that I know Dehumanized bring to the table. And surely at eh thirty second mark, a short and sweet guitar riff sets up the song nicely. Mikes vocals are spot on, this is death metal the way I grew up listening to it.  This album is going to have the same affect that Internal Bleeding’s “Driven To Conquer” had.  This is a slower pace song than some but this has all the elements you look for.  From the opening riff, to the groove of the song. And not the “whatever” the fucking new slang groove means for some emo death core band out of So Cal. No I’m talking the groove, meaning you lock in to the tempo, you are head banging with everyone else in the crowd and the band. You are savoring this song and are singing along. Its catchy it’s awesome, and it’s a groove you can adhere to.  If this is how the album is going to start out, I know that Dehumanized have big things in store for the listener.  And looking at the rest of the track names these guys definitely have something up their sleeves.


2. P. C.C.R

This song starts out with a flowing groove made up of the chugging riff and double bass. The drums rolling right along, and guitars giving us a solid riff to get acclimated to. This goes on for about thirty seconds and then shifts tempo at the :33 mark with some blast beats.  Continue on another thirty seconds and then they kick things into high gear.  For me this is when the song gets rowdy, they lay into with this infectious groove.  These guys hit you again and again with rock solid   death metal retribution in the form of killer guitar riffs, classic death metal vocals coming from Mike, and then of course my favorite member is always the drummer. George is responsible for the sick drum beats and he doesn’t reinvent the wheel.  He doesn’t get selfish with fills he plays death metal straight up and sounds great doing it.


3. Beyond The Mind

This song starts out with a short but simple introduction lasting about twenty five seconds before the vocals join in on the fun and continue before the :47 mark where the song transitions into an accelerated pace.   With the beginning of the verse having a faster tempo and blast beats, where the second half of the verses are a slowed down death metal groove.  This song actually satisfies the fast paced cravings as well as the slower groove filled death metal moments.   This is a song that you will be head banging right along to from the first beat.  This is a solid track and really the introduction was a solid beginning.  Right at the : 20 second mark I was really getting into the song.



4. Black Market 2099

This song starts out with a sound clip from Total Recall and then following that a classic death metal guitar riff is played. And from the moment that riff begins you know that this song is going to kick ass.  Right at the :33 second mark when vocals join in, you know there is no turning back now.  This is the death metal I have been looking for. This song right here. This is a perfect representation of a band killing it.  No over the top fancy frills and thrills. They do it old school.  My favorite part of this song comes at the 1:35 mark. Listen to that riff, and the set up for the vocals at the 1:44 mark. If you don’t find yourself following his every word and head banging right along to the groove.  I unquestionably love this stellar song, and have been listening to this album for about a month now.  This is the one song that seals the deal for me. I love this album and this song is an instant classic.


5. Abyss Ambassador

Now I know what some of you are thinking, if Black market kicked so much ass, than how does Dehumanized follow up a track like that? Well they do it with Abyss Ambassador. This song will have the feeble minded shaking like a leaf by the end of it.  That opening riff is another example of a perfect set up. I know in the first ten seconds of listening to this song, that it is not going to disappoint.  Just for a moment listen to the groove they have going between the blast beats and the guitars. Listen to the vocals and try not to get pulled in. This song is awesome, has some killer guitar riffs, but man you can really get into the vocals, and the lyrics.  This is what death metal sounds like when it’s done right.


6. One North

The song opens with a sample track from the Halloween remake with Danny Trejo’s character talking to Mike Myers.  Then right around the :23 second mark the band  gets things started with  a slowly approaching, yet  menacing rhythm and then vocals coming in. “ One North….. One North”   the song cultivates a slower feel  until they get to the two minute mark where they kick things into double time, picking that pace up and  hitting us with killer riff after killer riff, and infectious  lines.  Go to the 2:24 mark where they really take things to the next level.  For just shy of a minute they pull off this diabolical arrangement of heavy death metal punishment.  The kind you want to raise a beer to, yell “fuck yeah” and start head banging again.  This track is such a solid addition to the album.


7. The First Immortal

This song comes right out of the gate with Mike’s punishing vocals and a killer death roll from the guitars and drums.   This song is great from start to finish, I must have played this track a hundred times and it satisfies my ravenous death metal cravings every time.  This whole album does, but each song has its own little distinguishable moment in making this album an instant classic among death metal fans.  Not to mention this song is less than three minutes long, the guys have packed so much into this song, there is zero fluff factor.  They are blunt, straight to the point, and sacrifice nothing at all in order to make this song hit you where they want it to.


8. Last Words

This song starts out with drums and bass just doing their thing for about eight seconds until the guitar fades in and then vocals join in.  With a tempo of around 130 BPM it’s not a rapid fast blistering speed song. It’s a solid and steady death metal track, just listen to the bass in the beginning.  This song starts out with so much stability that it has a more brutal attack.  I mean just adding the bell around the : 35 second mark add emphasis on the beat.  I love the simplicity of this track, it holds down that well recognized death metal sound.  When listening to this song right when you get to the 3:05 mark they hit you with these blast beats and a cool riff that amps you up.  There is no enigma, or mystery behind this song, they made a killer, solid, simple and effective song that please the ears.


9. Drawn By Blood

They don’t waste any time getting the ball rolling here.  From the moment the song begins you have been pummeled with a chugging guitar riff, and battered by  the drums for a few bars. The drums begin to progress tactfully, before the tempo increases slightly, but man the vocals on this song are great. Guest vocal spot on this track really adds dimensionality to the vocals.  Right around the :37 mark you can hear the guest vocals come in, and then around :50 they start trading bars with Mike.   I love way they slow things down to take you out and pummel you relentlessly at the 3:27 mark.  Then they end up coming out of that but admittedly only for a short period of time and then go back in to the low and slow audio beat down of the listener.  With less than thirty seconds left of the song they escalate that tempo right back up with some menacing riffs and blast beats to finish it off.




Love the drum roll out to start the song, and then the melodic guitar riff comes in with another drum roll fill.  When the first verse begins, I gotta say I really dig this song, it’s not my favorite but it has so much to offer, just like all the rest of the songs on this album. The song is so damn catchy, just listen until you get to the 1:41 mark and you see them pick the tempo up and the intensity.  But just like most of the other songs, when you get to a point in a song that you are impressed by. They hit you with another element within the same song that makes you appreciate the song more and more, and then you just find that you keep spinning this album more and more.



This album right here, is the album that everyone needs to check out. If you say you like death metal, than this is what you need to listen to, because these guys nail it. Probably the most underrated death metal band, but this album should change that. Beyond the Mind is an example of death metal done right.  I have been listening to this album for a month and I cannot get enough of it. They hit it out of the park with Beyond The Mind. Tracks I personally recommend is Black Market 2099, Abyss Ambassador, and The First Immortal.  If you want to listen to a few songs to gauge the album. These three tracks are solid, and the ones I have played the most. This album is a must have for anyone who calls themselves a fan of death metal. I love it, and this album has only made me enjoy Dehumanized more, and made me become more of a fan of their music. Dehumanized made this an instant classic in my opinion. This album is absolutely no fluff, straight up death metal, no Bullshit.

They earn a 10/10 \m/ and I stand by that. This is one of the most underrated death metal bands out there.  This album is hit after hit a solid album that continues to grow on you the more you listen to it.  They put a lot into this album, and I am confident enough to say that “Beyond the Mind” should be on your playlist.  The sound quality is great, the song writing is on point, and I was never bored listening to this, if anything I got amped up and have no plans on taking this out of rotation for the rest of 2016   For fans of Internal Bleeding,  Suffocation, Pyrexia, Skinless, and Dying Fetus.





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Abigail Williams announce East Coast North American tour with Wolvhammer, and Amiensus

Abigail Williams, one of the great American black Metal bands is hitting the road again. Now some of you are probably think ” wait Abigail Williams are on tour again?” yes thats right, you read it corrrectly. They have already been touring in support for their last album “The Accuser” that came out last year.


Some of you are familiar with Abigail Williams, and I understand some may not be, so I will put it into perspective. Abigail Williams may be a black metal band,  an American black metal band at that. but I got into them in the days of Myspace and when bands would put up demo versions of songs up. I cant even begin to tell you how many times I played Legend when it came out.  I would have to look but I am pretty sure I still have those Demo versions of some of the songs from Myspace such as “Like Carrion Birds” which was my most played track.  Well when people are looking for the formula that works, and keeps trying to recreate that formula. Abigail Williams is a band that seems to grow with their music. Every album does not sound the same,  they all have their very own unique fingerprint, and they get better with each album release also.

BONUS  \m/

The word is that they are working on new material for a new L.P. that is planned for release in 2017. So you will definitely want to check their Facebook page in the coming months for more news on that.

So if you are even remotely into black metal,  or if you have ever listened to a black metal band and thought it was good.  first check out The Accuser which you can check out by clicking HERE. and then go show these guys some support.


Tour Dates:

11/29/2016 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
11/30/2016 TBA – Portland, ME
12/01/2016 ONCE – Somerville, MA
12/02/2016 Katakombes – Montreal, QC
12/03/2016 The Vault – Syracuse, NY
12/04/2016 Jewel – Manchester, NH
12/05/2016 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
12/06/2016 Dingbatz – Clifton, NJ
12/07/2016 Cafe 611 – Frederick, MD
12/08/2016 The Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA
12/09/2016 Hank’s Pub – Dayton, OH
12/10/2016 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
12/11/2016 The Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN



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And for taking the time to read this, here are some Abigail Williams tracks from The Accuser



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Thoren post promo video for upcoming album and stream first track off it. CHECK IT OUT \m/

So remember yesterday’s post about the Chris Burrows “Mind Cemeteries” drum play-through video. You can see that post and video HERE .  I had mentioned that some new music would be coming out soon. Well if you are not familiar with the name already allow me to  introduce you to Thoren . They are  a  progressive dissonant death trio hailing from Michigan.

They are – Anthony Lipari on Guitar,  Joseph Paquette on Bass, and then of course  Chris Burrows on Drums.



Brennenburg Tracklist:

  1. Timorsham
  2. Unnerved
  3. Muil
  4. Shadow
  5. Alexander
  6. Depraved Dreams
  7. Brennenburg
  8. Achas ( Performed by Xelmya)


So, with out any more talk about it, here is  the promo video for Brennenburg”




So there you have it,  Brennenburg is out on October 28th which is only three weeks away. So mark your calendars check Thoren out on FACEBOOK

But wait there’s more they have one track available for streaming so check out Muil

Pre-order your copy of Brennenburg by clicking HERE

If you like this check out their previous Self Titled album on BANDCAMP


You can also check out  Anthony’s  vocals for  Vihaan on FACEBOOK

Also check out Chris’ other band Coma Cluster Void on FACEBOOK

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Gear Gods post Drum playthrough video of Chris Burrows playing Mind Cemeteries

Some of you are familiar with  one of the most thought provoking albums of the year Mindless Cemeteries by Coma Cluster Void.  all you need to know about Coma Cluster Void is this,  Its dark dissonant metal, with a few composers and  international talent making up their lineup.  Former Cryptopsy vocalist Mike Disalvo  is one of the two main vocalists, but  squares off on a track with  the original Cryptopsy vocalist.  If that is not getting you interested enough, well then  let me drop this on you. Poly-rhythms, lots and lots of poly-rhythms being played by almost every instrument. and holding it all together at the throne is Mr. Chris Burrows.

Well Gear Gods posted up a video of Chris playing through the title track of this incredible album. Check it out below




So there you have it,  if you like what Chris is playing check out Coma Cluster Void on FACEBOOK

Chris also has a page of his own that can be found here.

Chris  also has some other musical projects that we will be featuring later on so stick around for some new music that will be coming out soon.


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Metal News Update Weekend Edition

The Latest in Metal News, tour, and music released this week


PG.Lost stream their full length “Versus” at

Also they are getting ready to do a handful of shows to suuport Alcest on Mono:

  1. LOST w/ Alcest, Mono:

11/18/2016 VK – Brussels, BE
11/19/2016 013 – Tilburg, NL
11/20/2016 P60 – Amstelveen, NL
11/21/2016 Uebel & Gefahrlich – Hamburg, DE

11/22/2016 Lille Vega – Copenhagen, DK
11/23/2016 Pustervik – Gothenburg, SE
11/24/2016 Parkteatret – Oslo, NO
11/25/2016 Debaser Strand – Stockholm, SE
11/26/2016 KB – Malmo, SE
11/27/2016 Binuu – Berlin, DE
11/28/2016 B90 – Gdansk , PL
11/29/2016 Firlej – Wroclaw, PL
11/30/2016 Szene – Vienna, AT
12/01/2016 Durer Kert – Budapest, HU
12/02/2016 Tabacka – Kosice, SK
12/03/2016 Rockstadt – Brasov, RO

New Zealand death metal outfit, ULCERATE, has issued the heavy new track “Abrogation,” which hails from the band’s Relapse Records-bound fifth full-length, Shrines Of Paralysis on clrvynt  


They are also on tour for the following dates:

ULCERATE Tour Dates:

10/21/2016 Kings Arms – Auckland, NZ

10/22/2015 San Fran – Wellington, NZ

w/ Zhrine & Phobocosm:

11/02/2016 Complex – Los Angeles, CA

11/03/2016 Elbo Room – San Francisco, CA

11/04/2016 Panic Room – Portland, OR

11/05/2016 Highline – Seattle, WA

11/06/2016 Astoria – Vancouver, BC

11/07/2016 The Golden Bull – Oakland, CA

11/09/2016 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA

11/10/2016 Yucca Tap Room – Tempe, AZ

11/11/2016 Mesa Music Hall – El Paso, TX

11/12/2016 Limelight – San Antonio, TX

11/13/2016 Acadia Bar – Houston, TX

11/14/2016 Reno’s Chop Shop – Dallas, TX

11/15/2016 Siberia – New Orleans, LA

11/16/2016 Atlantic – Gainesville, FL

11/17/2016 The Brass Mug – Tampa, FL

11/18/2016 529 – Atlanta, GA

11/19/2016 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA

11/20/2016 Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD

11/22/2016 Boot & Saddle – Philadelphia, PA

11/23/2016 Great Scott – Boston, MA

11/24/2016 Piranha Bar – Montreal, QC

11/25/2016 Coalition – Toronto, ON

11/26/2016 Corktown Tavern – Detroit, MI

11/27/2016 Reggies – Chicago, IL

11/28/2016 The Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA

11/29/2016 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY

Turbid North Unleash the video for “Pyramid Drones”

from their second full length album ‘Eyes Alive’ which is set for release on 30th September via Apocalyptic Witchcraft.

For fans of Napalm Death, Misery Index, Crowbar, Mastodon, Gojira, Isis and Pink Floyd

Line break

Goatwhore kick of a 15 date mini tour starting tomorrow and ending October 1st. When they plan on heafong vack in to the studio to begin recording.

GOATWHORE w/ The Blood Royale: 

9/16/2016 The District – Lafayette, LA *
9/17/2016 The Gig – Beaumont, TX
9/18/2016 Grizzly Hall – Austin, TX
9/19/2016 Korova Basement – San Antonio, TX
9/20/2016 Mesa Music Hall – El Paso, TX
9/21/2016 Flycatcher – Tucson, AZ
9/22/2016 Dive Bar – Las Vegas, NV
9/23/2016 The Merrow – San Diego, CA *
9/24/2016 Ozzfest – San Bernardino, CA *
9/25/2016 Golden Bull – Oakland, CA
9/26/2016 Rojo’s – South Lake Tahoe, CA
9/28/2016 Lion’s Lair – Denver, CO
9/29/2016 Launchpad – Albuquerque. NM
9/30/2016 Reno’s Chop Shop – Dallas, TX
10/01/2016 Luna Live – Lake Charles, LA *
* No The Blood Royale

Helsott annouce plan for e.p,


Pagan metal band HELSOTT is proud to announce they are recording their new EP titled ‘The Healer’ at Trench Studio in CA with John Haddad The EP will be the follow up to their 2014 album ‘Woven’, which the band toured the USA heavily in support of on the Pagan Rebellion tour with Arkona and Heidevolk. They are launching an indiegogo campaign to get the E.P. mixed and mastered.

Garden State-based brutal death metal legion/recent Unique Leader signees COGNITIVE will drop the molten bounty of their Deformity full-length next month. Captured at Full Force Studio by Joe Cincotta (Suffocation, Internal Bleeding, Dehumanized) the record has nine tracks of solid brutal death

Decibel Magazine has put up COGNITIVE‘s official new video for the track “Birthing The Deformity.”

They are also planning a tour this fall starting October 28th and running through to November 13th.


Music out this week:

Virvum- Illuminance  out 9-16-2016

Order Here

Inanimate Existence-Calling From a Dream out 9-16-2016

Order Here

Barishi- Blood From A Lions Mouth out 9-16-2016

Order Here

Aephanemer- Memento Mori out 9-16-2016

Order Here

Mare Cognitum- Luminiferous Aether out 9-16-2016

Order Here

Sentinels -World Divide Out 9-16-2016

Order Here

Chariots Of The Gods- Ages Unsung Out 9-16-2016

Order Here

Warfather – The Grey Eminence Out 9-16-2016

Order Here



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Cognizance- Illusory E.P. Review 9/10 \m/


Illusory – E.P.

Out 8-26-2016





  1. Visceral Doubt

This is a great introductory track to this spectacular E.P.  It begins with background sounds of tranquility, and a pleasantly melodic guitar melody that fades in with distortion and around the same time, the drums come in with a series of fills that really helps to build the song up. Then right around the :58 second mark they take things to the next level with  vocals coming in, a killer driving guitar riff, and a whirlwind of blast beats.  I must admit I was a little surprised when I saw the length of the song is only two minutes and two seconds long, with  the first minute being a melodic introduction, but they really pack the song with elements of melodic metal and technical death metal.


  1. Amputated From Actuality

This begins as the first track is fading out this song fades in but right from the get go you have some fast drumming and a killer guitar sound to welcome the listener.   The song has a solid tempo, it has the drive to get you energized by the music.  I really thoroughly enjoy the guitar tone and the riffs   this song. Everything comes together, the guitars are complimenting the drums, the vocals are a force all on their own, and then the chorus is damned contagious.  It is catchy and grips you, you can’t help the feeling of joining in during the chorus sections.  This song is exactly what you’d expect from Cognizance.  Melodic, technical, and impressive, because the song actually feels like it is longer than only four and a half minutes long. They pack so much into this song that you are hooked and you don’t want it to end.


  1. Choking on the Sands

This song is a slower song than the previous track, but is rock solid.  The song has a driving rhythm, and that’s something I have come to expect from these guys.  They are playing songs that like an engine just keeps going. It has a driving force that gets the listener going, and they add in things like the guitar solos at the one minute and two minute mark.  I really dig the vocals, as they have this hollow sound to them, a low gravely hollow sound. Flash forward to the :12 mark when they have less than a minute remaining and hit us with a fucking cool groove that will leave you head banging and ready for anything.


  1. Secondary Volition

The song has some atmospheric sounds in the background as a guitar fades in with a melodic solo performance. This is an instrumental track but it has the Cognizance flavor, it’s not like an instrumental that sounds nothing like the rest of the album. This song fits, literally anywhere on this E.P.  The sound of the song matches all the other songs, it’s just the mellower refined side of Cognizance and also give us the nod that the next song is going to kick ass.


  1. Spectrum

The beginning of this song sounds pretty badass, it starts out with a 120BPM feel with a cool groove. They give you about fifteen seconds of that section before they kick things into double time.  Which is roughly the same time when the vocals join in, and then David kicks things into high gear with his rugged drumming, only to progress to delivering the blast beats.  Right around the 1:45 mark the song changes things up and hits us with a slower roll of heavy groove.  They really know how to build a song up and then deliver on it.  Every change they make, does not disappoint. The guitar solo at the 2:47 mark is a perfect example, the tempo may have decreased, but the sound of that guitar really cuts into you. It’s a simple, yet so effective, the sound has soul in it.  I know people want a shred fest blur of fingers moving all over the fret board, but a simple, solid, and soulful solo will have a lasting impact on the song and the listener.


This E.P. is awesome, I love it, for the few who have heard of this E.P. well the hype is absolutely real. The really had a laser focus on writing this album, because I just didn’t catch any flaws. There isn’t a single moment of any song I didn’t care for. This E.P. delivers some great melodic tech death for an incredible price.  I am a sucker for physical copies of music, but you can’t pass on the price the digital E.P. is available for.  Everything about this album is very appealing to me, the guitars have great sound, the vocals are tight, and the drums have surgically precise timing and execution. This E.P. earns this 9/10 \m/ rating.




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If you like what you hear, this E.P. will not break the bank as its literally less than $3.00 for the digital E.P.  and you can get that by going to their BANDCAMP PAGE



but they also have the physical copies, and other merch over at their BIG CARTEL page


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Infectology- Innards Of Misanthropic Embodiment 7/10


Innards Of Misanthropic Embodiment

Jose Erazo: Bass
Luis Quintana: Guitar
Ivan Fuentes: Drums
Jhenry Guerrero: Vocals

Released August 12th, 2016




  1. Absolute Disembodiment

As quickly as the song begins the blasts crash over you and sweep you off your feet. The whole time that perpetuating guitar riff has the listener head banging.  Vocals come in only seconds after the song begins and those low guttural vocals are killing it for me right now.  Also want to point out the sound of the snare drum, it has that ping to it.  While it may not fit all bands style and sound.  It just works for a brutal death metal band, and sounds great coming from Ivan’s kit. The change that happens around the :50 second mark is a classic tell-tale sign that something is going to get heavier, faster, or brutal.  They go back into the same rhythm but it’s been taken to the next level. 1:37 they slow things down for a moment and then hit us with a period of gravity blasts around the 2:17 mark.  A simple gravity blast  filled section lasting only maybe eight seconds but giving you enough time to cause bodily harm to those around you.


  1. Gorging on Misanthropy

There is about a split second between the end of the last track and then they explode with sound before one second has passed. Before ten seconds have passed I find myself head banging and getting into this song.  They have a great sound going on, its dirty, its brutal, and they keep things simple.  This is what a death metal track is supposed to sound like. I like the driving rhythm the guitar riff is forcing.  The guitar is maintaining that driving force behind the song. Listen to the guitars at the 1:17 mark and you will see what I mean. It’s not a sweeping, it’s not tapping, this is an old school death metal riff that really makes the song.  For me it’s not the vocals or the drums, but I really am enjoying the guitars.


  1. Deification of Insanity

They give you a hell of a welcome with a brief intro with a short riff and then into the verse.  It has a grimy brutal death metal feel to it. It’s good but right at the :50 second mark is when they begin to kick things into high gear with a mean riff coming at the 1:04 mark. I love that driving guitar riff, and they leave you wanting more of that because as quickly as you get acclimated to it, they change out and into the next verse.  This song has very little filler, and just plugs right along like a well-oiled machine. Right at the 2:45 mark we get that great guitar riff we heard earlier.


  1. Forced Unnatural Carnal Knowledge

Damn those drums and the guitars right at the beginning of this track really set the tone. I am digging this track and they throw down a short solo to go into the next section. Right around the :50 second mark they revisit the beginning rhythm again. But only for shorter period of time as they get to a slower but heavier rhythm. It has a grimy, brutal death feel to it, and they rock the shit out of that and right at the 2:54 mark they go right back to the rapid blasts at a higher back to high speed.  This song does not disappoint, I love the section right around the 3:34 mark with the guitar squeals. Great track


  1. Inhuman Conception (instrumental)

This is simply an instrumental track, but what I really enjoy is the fact that it is still a brutal death metal instrumental track. It’s not a melodic “lets tone things down a moment” song.  The blast beats, the buzz saw guitar tones, the filthy riffs, they are still very prevalent throughout this instrumental track.


  1. Ritualistic Embodiment

Zero buildup, and one hundred percent ambush style song beginnings seem to be infectology’s modus operandi on this album.   Because you are hit with rapid blasting, grinding guitar riffs, and guttural vocals all within the first five seconds of the song. They are relentless with the brutality they wield.  The song has a solid tempo, and drive. This song can get you going pretty easily, and the song maintains that drive all the way up to the last few seconds of play. At three minutes and fourteen seconds they pack a lot into this track.


  1. Dying On Cauldron

This song has the classic death metal feel right from the first seconds of the song.  It has a rock solid rhythm and I dig the guitar squeals. Out of all the songs on this album, this song reminds me of late nineties death metal. Bands like deeds of flesh, or even before that dying fetus.   After the first verse, the pick up the tempo, increase the intensity, and assault us with a hail of blast beats, gritty guitars, and those damned guitar squeals.  This song really embraces the brutal death metal vibe, and they cut right to the bone with this track. There is no fluff, there are no tangents or little intricate guitar solos.  This song is laser focused brutal death metal, played straight up the way it was meant to be played.


  1. Inducing Excruciating Pain

This is my favorite song off the album, I just love it.  The beginning is cool and all but I like the change they go through around thirty seconds in to the song.  That bridge going between verses.  The rhythm from the very beginning ends up being amplified to a more brutal and punishing rhythm. Head banging will be happening, but even more so only 20 seconds later where the same rhythm is being played, but has more strength behind the music. I can listen to this track over and over again. It is a heavy hitting, and takes no prisoners and shows no mercy. This song rips and it seals the deal for me.  This is my personal favorite track off this album.



When all is said and done, this band set out on a mission to make an album, with unwavering brutality, heavy riffs, blasting drums, and soulless vocals.  Causing the listener to get that “fuck yeah” attitude, and to move to the beat. Mission accomplished, I like that they didn’t try reinventing the wheel. They had a goal, and went to achieve that goal, with nothing and no one getting in their way, and leaving nothing left in their wake. This album  is  a solid 7/10  \m/ and find myself spinning Inducing Excruciating Pain many times as it is my favorite track on the album. while the album is straight up brutal death metal, i feel that some of the songs would begin to sound repetitive and for that it did lose me at some points. At any rate, all songs are a solid effort, merciless, and I simply find that out of all the songs, the song I have played the most is track 8.  I will be looking forward to hearing more from Infectology in the future, and will be rocking this album for the unforeseeable future.








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Virvum-Illuminance album review 9/10 \m/



Bryan Berger – Vocals
Nic Gruhn – Guitars
Groftoby Koelman -Guitars
Diego Morenzoni – Drums


ILLUMINANCE Out 09/16/2016!!





  1. The Cypher Supreme

This for me is the first time hearing Virvum, and this is one hell of a way to make a first impression on someone.  There is a very brief electronic sound and then the drums and guitars come in with rapid blast beats and the guitars are matching the precision of the drums speed, and then just as you think you are impressed by that. They hit us with an early guitar solo right around the :17 second mark.  A very enjoyable solo I’d like to mention, as it lasts just past forty five seconds, and then we get a bass solo.  That bass sounds fucking great, listen to how quickly the bass is played. Listen to the finesse by Arran, he really adds something to this album. Following that is a really cool driving guitar riff with a matched rhythm from the drums. Only to come back out with a cool solo again. I’d say this is an instrumental track and a killer introduction to the album with the talent really shining, but alas you get some dialogue with only seconds left in the song.

  1. Earthwork

They don’t waste any time getting down to business on this track but they hit you with this rapid blast and guitar filled section. This feels like that pack every possible void with sound and only for ten seconds before they drop out and the electronic almost cosmic sounds begin to take over the speakers.  For roughly thirteen seconds before getting back to where they left off with blasts, and this time when the vocals join in they are a much lower range set of vocals.  Just listening to theses drums you have to admire the fast attack, and the quality sound behind them.  Diego must be having a blast when he is playing a song like this one. It sounds awesome, and sounds like it would be a fun one to play.

  1. Illuminance

This song begins with a very melodic guitar melody being played for just over thirty seconds and then the drums and guitar distortion sets in.  I love the way this progressed from the first second to the last. This is a solid song. Right around the 1:30 mark they kick things into beast mode.  With the rapid blasting and then listening to the infectious guitar riff.  Those guitars have you hooked instantly. Really digging the guitar solo at the 2:13 mark also. The solo section last about a minute, but doesn’t seem to take up to much time. It doesn’t feel like it’s a long period of timing. I also want to point out the 3:29 mark when they wind things down for a bit. Only to be bringing them back up progressively with a talented drummer and then listening to the guitar tapping. It’s a mesmerizing pattern.  Only to have an impressive guitar riff hit us at the 4:12 mark just after I was impressed by the finger tapping.  At eight minutes and fifty nine seconds, this song has plenty to offer, and really knows how to keep the listener engaged.

  1. Ad Rigorem much yes from this beginning. I could loop the first sixty seconds of this song over and over. If this doesn’t get you amped up I don’t know what will. The emotions and feelings created from the volumes of energy this song pumps into me via my headphones is truly impressive.  Everything about the beginning, from the guitars, to the bass, and then of course my favorite the drums. Listen to those drums. On point, surgically precise, but listen to the power behind them, listen to the blasts at the :16 mark. There is no pussy footing around this one, hits hard, and fast, and what more do you want from a song like this. Fast, heavy, drums that are going to decimate you, steamroll right over you, with a flurry of blast beats leave you in awe. Yup that’s what you get on this album, and this song is a great example of that.

  1. Tentacles Of The Sun

This song kicks down the doors without warning.  The blistering blast beats with those guitars, and then as the vocals come in at the :07 second mark. They come in with a low blow and the vocals themselves give the song a groove you can follow. It’s not just about the guitars or the drums. The lyrics hit you blow by blow, from :07 to :14 they land effortlessly in a way that you get pulled in right away.  Now listen to that riff at the :14 second mark, these guys just don’t let up. This song will get anyone amped up by listening to the first thirty seconds of it, and you won’t be able to stop listening. I’m actually smiling listening to this track right now. The song grabs you, and there is no stopping the ride you are going on.  There is no way you stop this song to do anything, just listen and enjoy.

  1. Elemental Shift

I love the way the song begins, you get an early taste of the bass, and the main rhythm they start out with sounds almost empty, but they build off of that. The very next change is something that sounds fuller, like there is much more going on.  They eventually get back to that same rhythm right around the 1:20 mark.  This song much like its title goes through elemental shifts.  The song has periods of raw,  empty sounding sections, that get complimented by the periods of the song that have more sound, a more fulfilling sequence of guitar tone and drums  filling in all other voids. its slightly shorter in length than other tracks, but it holds its own when it comes to complexity and  groove.

  1. I: A New Journey Awaits

This song is really an instrumental track, but really fits the role it has been given.  It sounds like something out of a Hollywood movie where the score was written by Hans Zimmer and his best friend who is a metal head.It sets up the eighth and final track of the album.  It’s that classic, “lets cool things down for a short period of time and then blow the shit out of everything right after”  it’s the calm before the storm, the warning shot, and when you make it through the one minute and forty two second long song.  You will be wise to have prepared yourself for the last song of the album

  1. II: A final Warming Shine Ascension And Trespassing

At just shy of ten minutes and thirty seconds long, this is my favorite song on the album. It fucking explodes right out of the gate and has soooo much going on musically. I just can’t give you the full review of this track, as you are just going to have to take a listen yourself and make the determination. But I will say this song rises above all the previous tracks. And since all the other songs on this album are great, this last track really makes a statement and sets the bar.


This album is a brilliant creation, offering up so much for the listener.  This album displays the range for all the members. It’s not just the vocal range which I must say I am impressed by. But the range the guitars demonstrate, and the drums also.   Some of the songs progress beautifully while they still don’t hold back when it comes to hitting us with rapid fire blast beats and killer guitar riffs to pummel the listener.  No they do not hold back one bit, but show us the other side.  The mellow and mysterious side of things.  I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have a few songs on repeat.  A final warming, and ad rigorem have been looped easily over one hundred times each.  This album is full of great songs, but those two really did stick out for me.  And definitely got played the most when it comes to how many times I played each song while listening to an album.  But ultimately this album kicks a whole lot of ass.  This album is awesome and captivating from start to finish, and is nothing short of a 9/10 \m/.



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Metal News update _ Stormtide, Dorre, Anacryptic and more

Anacryptic release video for Tedious Falsehood from their latest E.P. titled The Futility of Decency released August 12th, 2016

This fall Melbourne’s symphonic folk metal warriors STORMTIDE will hit the road across Australia in support of their epic debut album “Wrath of an Empire” released on Metal Hell Records Aug. 1st, 2016. The first dates are announced:


27th Aug – Melbourne, W/ Anna Murphy, Evelyn Hotel

2nd Sep – Geelong, The Barwon Club

10th Sep – Sydney, The Valve Bar

17th Sep – Canberra, The Basement W/ Lagerstein

22nd Oct – Melbourne, Headlining Metal To my ears, The Bendigo

26th Nov – Brisbane, TBA



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Mist Of Misery set to release Absence on August 31st 2016


Their new album is a huge step forward in terms of production, song writing, lyrical depth and overall atmosphere. Mist of Misery has entered a new phase, one that aims to evoke depressive, melancholic and ambient atmospheres in the minds of listeners at a whole new level. On this album, it was done mainly through the introduction to even more melodic and symphonic influences. The music is intended to set the listener in a different and almost meditative state of mind in order to absorb its true depth. The sophomore album which is a unique amalgamation of two different kind sub-genres, delivers nothing but Nine tracks of Cold, Obscure and Depressive form of Arts. A musical adventure that will eventually bless the listener with a melancholic, yet beautiful experience.

Artwork – Alex Tartsus (Russia)

The artwork was drawn by the exceptionally talented Russian artist Alex Tartsus.

Track – List:

1. MelancholicThoughts
2. Euthanasia
3. Absence
4. Final Departure
5. EpitaphofPenitence
6. WistfulTwilight
7. Paragon of Perdition
8. Mist ofMisery
9. Serenity in Nothingness


MortuzDenatus – Vocals, Drums, Programming, Mixing and Mastering

Phlegathon – Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Bass Guitar

Simon Hägglund – Live Drums


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Black Metal Brother Duo HELLEBORUS Announce ‘The Carnal Sabbath Tour’ Presented by

Out Now! Debut Album ‘The Carnal Sabbath’ (Satanath/ Black Plague)

Colorado Springs, CO black metal blood brother duo Jerred & Wyatt Houseman’s HELLEBORUS will be hitting the road with the band’s live line up for dates across the US and Canada for their first North American tour presented by Joining them on the tour for select dates, will be Destroyer of Light and UADA (details listed below). The tour is in support of their debut album ‘The Carnal Sabbath’ released this past June via Satanath Records (Russia) and Black Plague Records (USA). A full stream of the album can be heard at the following link

Carnalsabbath1.jpg Sept 4 – Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep – info
Sept 7 – Haittesburg, MS – The Tavern * – info
Sept 8 – Jackson, MS – Big Sleepys * – info
Sept 9 – Birmingham, AL – The Nick *
Sept 10 – Macon, GA – Back Porch Lounge *
Sept 12 – Raleigh, NC – Slims Downtown Distillery *
Sept 16 – White Hall, MD – Shadow Woods Metal Fest – info (Hall Stage – Set Time 11:10pm)
Sept 19 – Cincinnati, OH – Funkers
* = dates with Destroyer of Light
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Oct 15 – Colorado Springs, CO – The Flux Capacitor
Oct 19 – Billings, MT – The Railyard
Oct 20 – Kalispell, MT – Order of The Eagles #
Oct 21 – Calgary, AB – Distortion #
Oct 22 – Edmonton, AB – Rendez Vous (Black Mourning Light Metal Fest) #
Oct 24 – Vancouver, BC – Red Room # w/Erimha, Panzerfaust, Idolatry
Oct 26 – Seattle, WA – The Highline #
Oct 27 – Portland, OR – Ash Street Saloon #
Oct 29 – Sacramento, CA – Starlite Lounge ^
Oct 30 – Oakland, CA – The Golden Bull ^
Oct 31 – Long Beach, CA – Blacklight District Lounge ^
Nov 1 – Phoenix, AZ – Yucca Tap Room
Nov 2 – Santa Fe, NM – The Skylight
# = dates with UADA
^ = dates with Lotus Thief

Album Band Line Up features: Wyatt (vocals, lyrics) & Jerred Houseman (producer, all instruments)

Live Band Line Up features: Brent Boutte’ – Drums, Jerred Houseman – Guitar & leads, Wyatt Houseman – Voice, Ian Horenman – guitar & rhythms, Michael Hylands – Bass

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Dorre are playing Desertfest October 14-16th 2016


 The Athens, Georgia-based melodic metal band THEOCRACY will release their new album “Ghost Ship” on October 28th in Europe and North America through Ulterium Records.


With Ghost Ship, Theocracy perfects the lively and fully-realized sound of As the World Bleeds, delivering 10 muscular and streamlined tracks that never lose focus and combine for one memorable journey. You like midtempo singalong anthems? Try the “Ghost Ship” title track. Thrashy rhythms and intensity?  “The Wonder of It All” should be to your liking. Emotional ballads with huge melodic hooks? Go “Around the World and Back.”  Or if you prefer epic, progressive tracks that do all these things and more, 10-minute album closer “Easter” is sure to be a favorite. Each song on Ghost Ship stands alone and has a unique signature, but every moment sounds unmistakably like Theocracy.

“So many kids were coming up to us after shows and telling us their stories,” says Theocracy vocalist Matt Smith. “A lot of them were searching for purpose and a place to fit in, and having grown up as an awkward and unpopular kid myself, their words really stuck with me. I started thinking about what a band of misfits Jesus’ disciples were:  fishermen, tax collectors, and people of little consequence in the eyes of the world. Sometimes the ones most people don’t see, or choose to look straight through—the ghosts of society, as it were, dead to the world—end up having the biggest impact. That’s where the title and idea for Ghost Ship came from: all the misfits, the uncool, the outcasts, there is a place where you do fit in. Although Ghost Ship is not a concept album, this is a recurring theme, particularly in the title track and ‘Castaway.’

“Ghost Ship” track listing
01. Paper Tiger

02. Ghost Ship

03. The Wonder Of It All

04. Wishing Well

05. Around the World and Back

06. Stir the Embers

07. A Call To Arms

08. Currency In A Bankrupt World

09. Castaway

10. Easter

The Athens, Georgia-based melodic metal band THEOCRACY will release their new album “Ghost Ship” on October 28th in Europe and North America through Ulterium Records. Information on different So many kids were coming up to us after shows and telling us their stories,” says Theocracy vocalist Matt Smith. “A lot of them were searching for purpose and a place to fit in, and having grown up as an awkward and unpopular kid myself, their words really stuck with me. I started thinking about what a band of misfits Jesus’ disciples were:  fishermen, tax collectors, and people of little consequence in the eyes of the world. Sometimes the ones most people don’t see, or choose to look straight through—the ghosts of society, as it were, dead to the world—end up having the biggest impact. That’s where the title and idea for Ghost Ship came from: all the misfits, the uncool, the outcasts, there is a place where you

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