• CD review 2017
  • Body Count – Bloodlust

    The record Manslaughter (2014) marked the return of rapper Ice-T and his comrade guitarist Ernie C. of the gangster-metal collective Body Count in the metal scene. While Manslaughter was described as a decent comeback, the follow up Bloodlust can be seen as the result of adding fuel (racism, police brutality, social inequality) to the flame […]

  • CD review 2017
  • Nightbringer – Terra Damnata

    ‘As above, so below’ – an oft heard lyrical expression within metal, originating from the Hermetiscism. Something that has led me to scratch my head many times over. While contemplating Terra Damnata, the new full-length of Nightbringer, I found my personal (engineers’) perspective on this: we build the world as we see (f)it, and the […]

  • CD review 2017
  • Obituary – Obituary

    Obituary is one of the best-selling death metal bands of all time and therefore hardly needs an introduction. Their debut album Slowly We Rot (1989) and Cause of Death (1990) are among the most praised death metal albums due to their unique heavy sound and manic guitar solos. Also their live performance kick ass thus […]

  • CD review 2017
  • DODECAHEDRON – kwintessens

    Dutch experimental black metal formation Dodecahedron (inspired by Mayhem’s Ordo Ad Chao and French metallers Deathspell Omega) are about to release their antagonizing sophomore record upon a metal scene that is unaware of Armageddon that is heading their way. Where the self titled debut was a hint of the band’s technical prowess and explorations beyond […]

  • CD review 2017
  • Fjoergyn – Lucifer Es

    I followed Fjoergyn from their first release ‘Ernte Im Herbst’ until their third full length ‘Jahreszeiten’. All three of those albums proudly stand in my album collection at home, and I listened an insane amount of time to all of them. I fell in love with their rough (avant-garde) black metal combined with a dreamy […]

  • CD review 2017
  • Benighted – Necrobreed

    By Laetitia The French deathgrind band Benighted is one of the household names in their scene, yet has always stayed under the radar with the metal masses. The Frenchies previous album, Carnivore Sublime, was either deemed to polished and technical by some or lauded by others for exactly those reasons. With their 8th studio effort, […]

  • CD review 2017
  • The Committee – Memorandum Occultus

    After playing their first full length ‘Power Through Unity’ uncountable times. After three long years, the wait is finally over. And with ‘Memorandum Occultus’, The Committee has once again delivered a very strong album. If there even was progress to be made, they made it. The production of this album appears to be much more […]

  • CD review 2017
  • Saille – Gnosis

    By Wouter B. Presumably to taunt Zeus, Prometheus brought fire (back) to humankind. Likewise, presumably to taunt god, the Snake tempted Eve to consume the apple from the divine tree of knowledge of good and Evil. On the 13th day, Saille shall release another wicked creation, Gnosis. And I saw that it was good. Presumably […]

  • CD review 2017
  • Keitzer – Ascension

    Label: Give Praise Records Releasedate: 31 March 2017 By Wouter H. Keitzer is a deathgrind band from Germany spewing blastbeats and lyrics about world downfall since the end of the previous millenium. Ascension is their sixth full-length which was previously available on cd but soon on vinyl as well by Give Praise Records. Vinyl is […]