Fozzy’s the previous effort, Sin and Bones, turned out to be a turning point for the heavy metal formation. The record was received positively by the press and they gained a lot of new fans. Now, the American rockers, led by former professional wrestler Chris Jericho, are back with the album’s successor: Do You Wanna Start A War. Can this sixth full length meet the expectations that were set with the release of Sin and Bones? Read all!
It is almost two years since the last Grave Digger album Clash Of The Gods came out. So that’s about time for the band to release another one. Return Of The Reaper is album number sixteen since the band was formed in 1980. Obviously a highly productive band throughout the years. And in all that time they never really let us down. Read about that here!
Switzerland! The land of quality chocolates, overpriced cheese, pretty ladies and more than a few extreme metal bands.
Abinchova is one of them, but they’re a tidy bit different. When I was told about a “Folk Death Metal” band from Switzerland, the first band that came to my mind was obviously Eluveitie, which bear similar characteristics (Swiss, Death/Folk, a-lot-of-band-members, etc’) but at the moment Wegweiser, the band’s new release, started to spin – every similarity went to the bin, which is quite good since I feared I might find a clone. Read all
Naturbål – which, incidentally, is the third part in their four-album series about the natural elements. Jordpuls was dedicated to the element of earth, while Orkan focused on air; Naturbål is all about fire. What’s tripping me up here is the fact that Naturbål is so similar to its predecessors, and yet, it’s different in a myriad of ways. Read all
The third effort of the Brooklyn-based, post metal band Tombs successfully taps into the primal vibe that is at the core of metal music. This record, Savage Gold, has been getting raving reviews and the album has already been mentioned as a candidate for year lists. So, what is all the fuzz about?.. Read all!
Fumes of Decay – Devouring The Excavated
Label: Sevared Records
Releasedate: 11 March
The first time I heard of Fumes Of Decay was at Houten Deathfest. They were the opening band, but they got me interested. The band is from Groningen, The Netherlands, and produce brutal death metal. Devouring The Excavated is the first full-length they’ve released so far and I was actually waiting for this after I listened to the demo. The demo was pretty good, even though the production quality wasn’t.
Devouring The Excavated contains 9 songs and the 4 songs from the demo are on there as well. The first thing to notice is the big improvement of the production. Where the demo sounded flat and hollow, the full-length sounds strong and loud. The full-length is better in every way. Burial Desecration is the opening song of the album. The first part sounds like Cephalotripsy but Fumes Of Decay has much more complicated riffs to offer. And they don’t slow down, while Cephalotripsy is loaded with slow breakdowns. The more complicated riffs remind me of the American Disgorge, just like the vocals. I think Disgorge is the best comparison when you look at the big picture. My favourite songs are probably the opening song and the title track, but there is no weak song on the entire album.
I think Devouring The Excavated is a very good album. I recommend it for fans of bands like the American Disgorge. Good brutal death metal from The Netherlands.
1. Burial Desecration
2. Sadistic Butchery
3. Menstrual Blood Fountain
4. Shovel Disembowelment
5. Devouring The Excavated
6. Festering Abscess Fornication
7. After Death Humiliation
9. Cockfilled Cadaver
Jeroen Feiken – Vocals
Renke Oostindjer – Guitar (Sanguinary (Nld), Morblast)
Niels Bootsma – Guitar
Martin Vogel – Bass (Rasawr)
Henk Scherphof – Drums (Sanguinary (Nld), Rasawr)