It has been about five years since the Mesopotamian metal masters of Melechesh released their last effort, The Epigenisis. Rest assured that the news of a new record called Enki, was received in high spirits at Metal-Exposure head quarters, where having a preference for all types of (Middle) Eastern metal is nearly a must. So, what has this five year gap meant for Melechesh’ occult themed, blackened thrash-sound?.. Find out!
Fairy tales are originally more grim than the stories that have been written down over the centuries. However, the Dutch horror black metal masters Carach Angren take it to a whole new level with their fourth effort This Is No Fairytale. The album tells a fairy tale that is somewhat familiar to us, but as one can expect, with a perverse twist that makes your skin crawl, but is enthralling as well.. Read all!
I received Frontschwein with high expectations, and it most certainly did not disappoint. First of all, it’s awesome to see that the band is writing about WWII once again, which automatically adds up several points to the band, when a history nerd such as me spins it. Make no mistake, Marduk will take no prisoners here, as super-fast blast beats would tear your speakers apart, while the sheer sickness of Mortuus’ vocals fit perfectly to the musical battlefield the band manages to create through the album.. Read all!
I knew that I would have the opportunity to review the band’s fourth full-length album, “Mach Dich Frei,” several weeks in advance of the release; I was understandably excited, and I sat down with the album as soon as I got it, ready to dive in. The truth is, for the first time in my nigh-on four years as a dedicated Finsterforst fan, this album just doesn’t resonate with me.. Read all!
Crusade Zero is a very strong ‘in your face’ album, what you see is what you get. No bullshit, but straightforward metal. With this Hate continues on the road they took about ten years ago. The album is tight, the vocals sound evil and all the blast beats give this album a nice, aggressive sound; your typical Hate album, just the way you like it.. Read all!
Nephelium – Coils of Entropy
Releasedate: 7 February 2012
Nephelium was formed in 2001 in Dubai but they moved to Toronto, Canada, a number of years ago. The band is still unsigned but they will release this self-released full-length. From what I’ve heard, they deliver quality brutal death metal, so let’s check it out.
The six songs all take 5 to 10 minutes, which is pretty long for my taste. You can find some good complex riffs here and there but none of the songs really stand out to the others, really. What they do is pretty good, but they keep repeating it song after song. Most parts of the songs consists of mid-tempo riffs and some complex riffs and breaks here and there. The plus sides are the vocals and the solos. The vocals are a little bit similiar to the vocals of Abysmal Torment. And the solos are pretty fast and melodic. They stand out to most other riffs because the rythms miss a thick and heavy sound.
Coils of Entropy is an allright brutal death metal record. Nice solos, some good complex riffs and brutal but uncommon vocals. But on the otherhand, the songs are pretty long. The structures become unclear and the songs sound more or less thesame because of that. No riffs really stand out afterwards. A heavier production would have helped as well.
1. Burial Ground
2. Merciless Annihilation
5. Halls Of Judgement
6. Coils Of Entropty
Florian Ravet, bass
Alan Madhavan, drums
Alex Zubair, guitar
James Sawyer, guitar
Devil Anderson, vocals