Zealotry – The Charnel Expanse

by David Rosales
May 4, 2015 –

Boston’s Zealotry made a startling contribution to death metal in 2013 with their debut album The Charnel Expanse. Plodding, grim death metal inspired on the vague harmonic coloration of Immolation, the watery flow of tremolo-picked melodies of Adramelech and the syncopated off-feeling of Demilich. A non-explicit disciple of the abstract concepts underlying the strong and...Read more

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Centinex reveals “Moist Purple Skin” video and announce summer dates

by David Rosales

Centinex has revealed the music video for Moist Purple Skin, from their upcoming album titled Redeeming Filth. The band will perform a short string of selected dates this summer, including the following festivals: 12.06 2015 ROM – Bucharest – Metalhead Meeting Festival 26.06 2015 GER – Protzen – Protzen Open Air 10.07 2015 CZE – Trutnov –...Read more

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Classical String Quartets for the death metal fan, a first look

by David Rosales
circa 1800:  Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827), German composer, generally considered to be one of the greatest composers in the Western tradition.  (Photo by Henry Guttmann/Getty Images)shostakovich01

The purpose of the this series is to present the death metal fan (and by extension, the death metal writer/artist/composer) with a look into great classical string quartets that evoke the same violent and stark atmosphere that is typical of death metal. The metal fan is encouraged to look beyond superficial parallels or differences so that he realizes...Read more

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Carcass is a retro heavy metal act

by David Rosales

Carcass lead guitarist Bill Steer stated in an interview with Loud Magazine that he prefers to keep listening to older music as his taste does not include newer developments in metal. Here is the relevant quote from the interview: Q: Do you keep tabs on new developments within heavy music at all? A: No, not...Read more

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KAECK releases Exclusive Tracks from Their Upcoming Album

by Brett Stevens

Black metal onslaught Kaeck, formed from members of Kjeld, Noordelingen and Sammath, brings a war metal style intensity to classic European melodies and elegance in this unrelenting assault of violence and beauty. The band has released a new track, “Afgod” from the upcoming album Stormkult, which shows the relentless intensity with which this new band...Read more

Delirium – Tiempo, Limites y Espacio

by David Rosales

Delirium was formed in 1990 as Delirium Tremens. In 1995 they debuted with a self-titled album considered to be a Central American classic. It was a particular style drawing influences from many different styles of metal ranging from NWOBHM, Speed Metal, Thrash to punk and alternative rock without falling into the carnival approach of modern...Read more

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Thoughts on Obliveon’s Nemesis

by Rui-Lin Chao
May 3, 2015 –

The first album by the virtuoso technical death metal Obliveon, From This Day Forward, is a highly recommended release. Intricate and sophisticated guitar riffs along with clear, bright, shining bass grooving lines that are not just the echo of the guitars really catches my attention. The whole album is evocative, setting the epitome for technical...Read more

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Crypt Sermon – Out of the Garden (2015)

by David Rosales

Heavy-Doom Metal, as I like to call everything that is merely slowed down heavy metal, is not known for being fertile ground for originality. It is a rather narrow sub-genre (more like sub-subgenre) which gives its adherents a very specific and rather primitive set of tools to work with and is at this point a...Read more

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New Editor on DMU

by David Rosales

As many of you might have already noticed, all of the articles posted on DMU today are under my name. As many of you might have already guessed, this is because I have joined DMU’s team as an editor. DMU’s vision remains the same, but we move forward. Horizons expand and we aim higher. The...Read more

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Obscura and Osho

by David Rosales

If, like me, the reader has also purchased the latest reissue of Gorguts’ Obscura, he will find that the booklet’s back side is graced by the following quote by Osho: The journey is long and the path is pathless and one has to be alone. There is no map and no one to guide. But there is...Read more

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