Acranius is slam death metal band from Germany. They released a EP before called ‘The Echo From Her Cracking Chest’. Now with their new vocalist, they decided to re-record these six songs and do another six new songs to create their first full-length. Expect a high dose of slamming breakdowns and get ready for some baltic sea brutality.. Read all!
A lot about Starkill is misleading. First off, the band name and the album cover. I expected power metal to the fullest, and the first seconds of Fires of Life, led me to believe that was the right. In the end, this band proved to be something else entirely..
Severe Mutilation is a death metal band from Bayamon, Puerto Rico. They’ve released their first full-length, Internal Putrefaction, in 2010 and now they’re ready to release their second full-length, Spawn of Hatred.. Get ready for some straightforward death metal!
Digging into the bands history I found out that it’s rather interesting because they’ve changed their style every now and then. What started as a death metal band, changed into a gothic metal band and is now back to being a death metal band… Read about this ‘new’ sound!
The tale of Lady Godiva might not immediately ring a bell. The legend tells that this 11th century noble women rode the streets of the English town Conventry naked. In this way, she wanted to force her husband to lift the imposed taxes on this tenants. This makes her a perfect icon for the seventh album of Heaven Shall Burn, VETO..
Death Wolf – II: Black Armoured Death
Label: Century Media
When Marduk was added to the line-up of artists of Century Media, they also inked another deal. The band Death Wolf of Morgan Håkansson (guitarist and founder of Marduk) is now also a part of CM’s family. The Swedes already released a debut record with another label, but remained relatively unknown. With this second album: II: Black Armoured Death, that is about to change. The hour of the wolf has come..
They started as Devils Whorehouse, a tribute group to bands like Misfits and Samhain. When the band members felt that they had outgrown this stage, they continued to expand their own sound and it resulted the birth of Death Wolf. Yet, these guys did not abandon their punk roots completely as the raw vocals of Maelstorm and straightforward and sometimes power riffs testify.
In the song ‘Lord of Putrefaction,’ some clean vocals were added. Although in some of the tracks this kind of singing adds atmosphere to the music, in this song it’s pure horror. The whiny, nasty vocals make me want to skip the track altogether. In other songs, f.e ‘Malice Striker,’ they are less dominant and endurable. However, a more suitable singer for these parts would be nice. Outstanding is definitely ‘Little Black Angel.’ The simplicity of the music and intense vocal parts make my personal favorite on the album.
Aside from being influenced by punk, the music on II: Black Armoured Death also has a dark atmosphere that originates in metal. The slow, immersive guitars common in doom, but also faster tracks with raw black metal riffs give the record an gloomy edge. This combination of styles makes the album dynamic and before you know it, the approximately 47 minutes are over.
Admittedly, I wasn’t impressed during the first songs. Yet, appreciation for Death Wolfs music grew slowly. With a diverse and noteworthy sound, they have the potential to appeal to metal heads and punk fans with a liking for a sinister style. Thinking about it, that’s probably a lot of us, so give this record a try!
1. Noche De Brujas
2. World Serpent
3. Lord Of Putrefaction
4. Darkness Of Hel
5. Sudden Bloodletter
6. Malice Striker
7. Night Stalker
8. Luciferian Blood Covenant
9. Black Armoured Death
10. Death Wolf March
11. Little Black Angel
12. Snake Mountain