Riot V – Unleash The Fire

January 28, 2015 –

Riot founder and guitarist Mark Reale died in 2012 after releasing the consistently engaging Immortal Soul. Under-appreciated for their entire careers, Riot never quite managed to do as well as they should have in the underground credibility sweepstakes. Manilla Road and Virgin Steele have both acquired formidable reputations with the passing of time, and deservedly…

Tags: , ,

Evoked – “Return of the Dead”

Hailing from North Rhine-Westphalia/Germany, Evoked issues four savage compositions of blistering mid-paced death metal honoring the early days of the genre on their demo “Return of the Dead.” This demo came out in 2014 and uses Swedish-style blistering production but actually hails to an earlier era. In the style of bands such as Possessed, Grotesque…

Tags: , ,

Skepticism records Ordeal live in Turku, FI

January 26, 2015 –

Finnish funeral doom metal band Skepticism performed their yet-unreleased fifth full-length album, Ordeal, in a live recording at Klubi in Turku, Finland on January 24, 2015. The event was also captured on film for an accompanying DVD to go alongside the album, in shades of what Empyrium did last years with their first performance in…

Tags: , , ,

Sadistic Metal Reviews 01-26-15

Sturgeon’s law holds that 90% of everything is mediocre. This condition occurs because most people are not thinking at all about what they are doing. When they want to be important, they create a metal band to make them look important, instead of trying to make good music. With brutal cruelty and ecstatic sadism we…

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Abysme – Strange Rites

January 25, 2015 –

Death metal tends to get described in terms of its influences among the classic bands, and in the case of Abysme it makes sense to mention Entombed, Autopsy and Dismember when describing the style that cloaks the music of this band. Using the brawny Swedish distortion at full intensity, Abysme creating brooding prowl riffs like…

Tags: , ,

Torchure re-issues The Essence on Vic Records

January 24, 2015 –

German death metal band Torchure has re-issued its second album, The Essence, on Vic Records. The album was produced by S.L. Coe of Scanner and Angel Dust and comes with very special liner notes, rare pictures and two re-mastered unreleased tracks as bonus. Torchure formed in 1985 and released three demo tapes before unleashing their…

Tags: , , ,

Perdition Temple announce The Tempter’s Victorious release on March 24, 2015

Perdition Temple, a band composed of Angelcorpse and Immolation members, will release its second album The Tempter’s Victorious on Hells Headbangers Records on March 24, 2015. The album shows the band refining their militant high speed slamming phrasal riffing in a style of death metal similar to Vader and Fallen Christ. In many ways the…

Tags: , , , , , ,

Blaspherian announces Reborn Through the Black Flames of Lucifer for 2015

Texas subterranean death metal band Blaspherian recently announced the planned release of a new album in 2015, tentatively titled Reborn through the Black Flames of Lucifer. According to songwriter/guitarist Wes Weaver, the band has already written four tracks for the new release. Following their triumphant Upon the Throne… of Eternal Blasphemous Death 7″, which showed…

Tags: , ,

#metalgate goes mainstream as Machine Head flails on

January 23, 2015 –

The SJWs keep up a simple strategy for dealing with #metalgate: pretend it never happened and, if it did happen, it died an early death. Instead, #metalgate is ramping up as the collision between Political Correctness and heavy metal intensifies. Recently metalcore band All That Remains’ vocalist Phil Labonte made some comments that riled a…

Tags: , , , , ,