We were fortunate enough to grab a few words from Necrophiliac as they wandered by in a blue twilight neon haze of cyberspace, and caught vocalist Bongo in a mood to reveal the secrets of this dark and primeval death metal sect.
Tags: death metal, Necrophiliac, xtreem records
Belgian death metal battering ram Ancient Rites, who combined heavy metal with mechanistic and Darwinian death metal, have re-issued their debut album The Diabolic Serenades on vinyl via Soul Seller Records. Expect to find this one in your mailbox on July 17, 2020 or thereabouts.
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Rescuing another long-out-of-print album from the dustbin of history, Svart Records re-issued Winter Into Darkness — with the “Eternal Frost” demo previously released as the Eternal Frost EP — on April 27, 2020, as a deluxe edition on 2CD and vinyl.
Tags: death metal, death-doom, Doom Metal, goden, svart records, Winter
Forensear come to us from the Argentinian scene, part of that wide South American envelope where the distinctions between subgenres blur, and sounds roughly like an early Testament playing death metal at moderate speed metal pacing, resulting in a trudging but energetic delivery.
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Guest article by Svennerick
Released in August of 1996, Monstrosity’s second effort Millennium is an album I personally hold in very high regards, considering I nearly spent eight months listening to it multiple times a day. This is an addictive album and each new listen made it clearer why this album stands head and shoulders above anything released under the term “technical death metal.”
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Even if the main part of the work was composed between 1822 and 1824, the Symphony n°9 is the fruit of a long maturation which lasted more than thirty years. Thirty years for the idea of a symphony with choir to progressively take hold in the mind of Beethoven. Thirty years during which the music and the text of the “Ode to Joy” will evolve in parallel, each one gradually taking shape over the course of Beethoven’s compositions, before finally being reunited in their last symphony.
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Guest Article by Svennerick
Deeds Of Flesh’s music is known for breaking from the conventional, but unlike many other bands who resolve to untypical instruments or gimmicks, Deeds Of Flesh portray their own variety of death metal through the war that rages within their song structures and riffs.
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From the squirrely sub-sub-genre of death metal that made us of flowing tremolo riffs as well as Slayer did, joining compatriots like Massacra and Vader, Deteriorate issued forth its first album, Rotting In Hell, to distribution in North America by J.L. America back in the hazy days of maturing underground metal.
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Metal exists in part to explain an insane world in a way that will not drive us insane, with starts by acknowledging that everything that groups of humans think is order is chaos, the “chaos” of nature is in fact an intense order, and that we are not insane for noticing that humanity is insane and needs a 2×4 to the head to wake up.
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Peer into the intense fury of three decades ago when Malevolent Creation unleashed their powerful fusion of speed metal and percussive death metal, The Ten Commandments (1991). Full of nice meaty riffs cleated to pounding double-bass drumming, this album explored the side of death metal that stayed closer to conventional metal.
Tags: death metal, hammerheart records, Malevolent Creation, Speed Metal