Arghoslent hailing from Virginia, USA are another one of those so-called “melodic death metal” bands with hardly anything in common with death metal at all. Rather Arghoslent play plain old heavy metal. Unlike their lame contemporaries from Gothenburg, Sweden, Arghoslent were once an effective heavy metal band who initially continued the work of their idols that past European power metal bands had merely emasculated. Arghoslent themselves would eventually stumble into these same stadium rock sins but not on Arsenal of Glory.
Tags: 1996, Arghoslent, arsenal of glory, article, demo, drakkar productions, EP, Heavy Metal, review, Speed Metal, virginia
Straddling the no-mans-land between past and present, Agressor’s full-length debut offers a high-octane mixture of late-period speed metal and death metal technique, coupled with pulpy occult/sci-fi lyrics in the vein of Nocturnus, Voivod and Obliveon.
Tags: 1990, agressor, death metal, france, French Death Metal, melodic speed metal, neverending destiny, progressive metal, review, Speed Metal, speed/death metal
Czech black metal legends Master’s Hammer released a new track on Youtube recently.
Tags: czech republic, Master's Hammer, metalcore, new track, news, review, youtube
Like thrash before it, grindcore was born out of a convergence of elements of punk and metal. Where thrash combined metal song structure and intensity with the brevity and minimalism of punk, grindcore merged the most abrasive aspects of hardcore punk with the techniques of death metal of the oldest school, arriving at an uncompromisingly direct and streamlined torrent of atavistic rage.
Tags: 1992, carcass, carcass clone, czech republic, Goregrind, Grindcore, pathologist, review
Muert are another one of those funderground bands pretending to play black metal.
Tags: 2017, beer metal, crossover thrash, funderground, hammerheart, hammerheart records, muert, posers, poseurs, rehash, review, thrash metal
Incantation rehash past riff phrases of theirs into drawn out, incredibly boring heavy, speed, and doom metal tracks on Profane Nexus.
Tags: 2017, boring, cash grab, Doom Metal, Heavy Metal, incantation, lame metal, mainstream metal, profane nexus, rehash, relapse, relapse records, review, sell-out, selling out, shit, Speed Metal
Retortion Terror and Invidiosus serve up a high-speed, fourteen minute technical grindcore split with one stronger half holding up the weaker side as on most split releases.
Tags: 2017, death metal, deathcore, Grindcore, invidiosus, retortion terror, review, split, Takafumi Matsubara, techdeaf, technical metal
Grafjammer play crossover thrash with a black metal production on Koud Gemaakt.
Tags: beer metal, black 'n roll, Crossover, crossover thrash, funderground, grafjammer, pizza thrash, review, the netherlands, thrash metal, trends mosh core fun
Cassette demos reviewed by Linus Douglas.
Tags: 2017, article, black 'n roll, Black Metal, compact cassette, demo, demos, entsetzlich, flowing black metal, funeral altar, megalith grave, review, siech, split, unholy vampyric slaughter sect, vaal
The Lurking Fear ludicrously claim that:
The Lurking Fear is bringing sheer, natural weirdness and horror back to the scene, as we want our death metal ugly, twisted and possessed.
Riffs should stir up real feelings of repulsion, and disgust deep down in your soul, and vocals should sounds like hounds of hell howling at the moon.
Tags: cash grab, century media, century media records, death 'n' roll, deathcore, h.p. lovecraft, HPV, liars, Lovecraft, review, shit, Sweden, the lurking fear, Tomas Lindberg