Ecferus – Shamaniacal Essence

Hellthrasher Productions
01/2017

Shamaniacal Essence suggests demo-era Hades/Hades Almighty, the strange tension of early Limbonic Art or The Howling Wind, and the direct songwriting approach of late Beherit.”
Continue reading “Ecferus – Shamaniacal Essence”

Karonte / Bloody Brotherhood – Alliance for Death Domination

Dead Sheep Productions
04/2017

“Bloody Brotherhood employ less melodicism when compared to Karonte, but the trade-off being a faster, more compositionally diverse style or take on modern death metal serves to complement one another well.”

Continue reading “Karonte / Bloody Brotherhood – Alliance for Death Domination”

Altar – And God Created Satan to Blame for His Mistakes

Vic Records
01/2017

“Altar stood out as a band that played various stages of bursting, rapid-fire death metal in the vein of Vader and Deicide accented by mid-tempo chord-heavy doom death more akin to early Internal Bleeding, Baphomet or Cianide.”
Continue reading “Altar – And God Created Satan to Blame for His Mistakes”

The Top 20 Metal Releases of 1985

While the west coast of the United States had an army of thrash bands on the field, Europe had a vicious scene that was gearing up for total war. Brazil’s scene began to vomit blood on the carpet.

Continue reading “The Top 20 Metal Releases of 1985”