Death Metal

Temple Nightside-Condemnation

Artist: 
Temple Nightside
Release: 
Condemnation
Label: 
Nuclear Winter Records/Dark Descent

It is a fact that trends do exist,even within the boundaries of extreme metal.It is also easy to figure out that one of the "major" trends in the underground scene of today,is the appearance of the occult death metal sub-genre,along with the revival of muddy,twisted death metal,of course.Temple Nightside might propably be a totally unknown name to most of our readers,something logical perhaps,since "Condemnation" is their debut full length release.So far,this australian duo had released an ep,as well as a split 7" single,along with the mighty Antediluvian.Judging by

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Wrathprayer-The Sun of Moloch:The Sublimation of Sulphur's Essence Which Spawned Death and Life

Artist: 
Wrathprayer
Release: 
The Sun of Moloch:The Sublimation of Sulphur's Essence Which Spawned Death and Life
Label: 
Nuclear War Now/Ross Bay Cult

Let's begin with some needed information,in order to start this review,in a "proper" manner:Wrathprayer is a trio,hailing from Chile.This specific release is their debut full length album.There was quite some fuzz in the underground concerning this band,therefore it is safe to assume that this release was highly anticipated,in certain underground circles,that is.To that end,this album was simultaneously released,by NWN Productions and Ross Bay Cult.This fact alone,not only stands out as proof of this band's quality,but,moreover,indicates some hints,regarding Wrathprayer

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Once Them Edens-The Year Is One

Artist: 
Once Them Edens
Release: 
The Year Is One
Label: 
to be announced

Once Them Edens is a newly formed band residing in Athens, Greece on the verge of their very first album, significantly and symbolistically entitled &ls

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Hooded Menace-Effigies of Evil

Artist: 
Hooded Menace
Release: 
Effigies of Evil
Label: 
Relapse Records

'Effigies of Evil' is Hooded Menace's debut release on Relapse Records. The Finnish Doom/Death duo plays down-tuned guitars so heavily dark and at times so slow, that you can almost feel how they drag along dark damp dungeon floors. This is mixed together with melodic riffs and supported by the brutal guttural saliva drenched vocal. It all just comes together in a really enjoyable album. I hear clear references to old Paradise Lost, Candlemass and Cathedral, so if you like any of those I think you will like Hooded Menace.

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Arkovlies - Arkovlies

Artist: 
Arkovlies
Release: 
Arkovlies
Label: 
Self Released

It’s really amazing what devotion can do to a musician, showing that age is really not an obstacle in order to achieve something at least considerable in the local music scene.

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Inferius Torment - Ceremony of Godslaying

Artist: 
Inferius Torment
Release: 
Ceremony of Godslaying
Label: 
W.T.C. Productions

Russian black-metallers Inferius Torment strike back with their second release provocatively titled ‘Ceremony of Godslaying’ and they have returned stronger than ever. This excessive black metal trip to hell reaches back and forth, overcoming all imposed facets, thus beginning a path in which the band shifts the balance between rival ideologies in support of their belief in mankind’s darkest origins. Once again opposition to God and every other spiritual enslavement is the band’s main theme but this time approached in a more mature, more powerful way.

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Iperyt - No State of Grace

Artist: 
Iperyt
Release: 
No State of Grace
Label: 
Self - released

Polish musical scene has been an extreme nest for almost two decades now. Be it innovative or not, be it underground or quite the main stream’s followers, bands have flourished on the fertile Polish grounds that are, nonetheless, aggressive.

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Alchera - Era

Artist: 
Alchera
Release: 
Era
Label: 
Twilight

"Era" instantly begins with hammering blast-beats and a collection of riffs:make no mistake though,as Alchera might belong to the extreme side of the metal fence,hence their compositions are centered around a grand sense of melody.I could honestly say that they could be regarded as a melodic black/death metal unit,mostly influenced by the famous swedish scene,naturally.Their vocals range between the two idioms:heavy,deep,deathlike growls,topped with some higher pitched screams.

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Devastating Enemy - The Fallen Prophet

Artist: 
Devastating Enemy
Release: 
The Fallen Prophet
Label: 
Twilight Zone Records

What we have here is a fresh, 2011 release by an Austrian band. Their style could primairly be described as technical death metal, full of rich melodies. Add some thrash parts and the blend is complete. Their influences naturally come from the Swedish melodic death metal pioneers, such as Dark Tranquility,or even At The Gates. The only prior knowledge that I had, concerning Austrian death metal, was Pungent Stench. And also, Disharmonic Orchestra.

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Incest in Heaven - Misbegotten - demo

Artist: 
Incest in Heaven
Release: 
Misbegotten
Label: 
Self Released, Demo

It took nearly two years of intense preparation for Incest in Heaven to uncover ‘Misboggoten’ and one can say it was worth the sweat and the tears as Incest in Heaven’s first ever demo sounds as if it’s their fist major release.

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