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!
Insurrection is a melodic death metal band from the Netherlands, influenced by bands such as At The Gates, Carcass and Death. They’ve been actively doing shows in the northern parts of the Netherlands since they were formed in 2010. The writing process started right there in the beginning, but now, after a few years, their debut Catatonic is ready. This six song strong cd unleashes almost half an hour of good quality metal.. Read all!
Formidable acts like Rotting Christ, Septicflesh and Suicidal Angels have already proven that Greece is a fertile place for extreme metal bands. Now, the music of heavy metal formation Erase does not sound anything like the work of these titans. Yet with its debut EP (2014) the five piece proves that heavy metal is nevertheless a force to be reckoned with in their home country.. Read all!
Not too long ago, Munich black metallers Thulcandra received the title ‘best Dissection clone’ and that was not meant in a demeaning way. What this four piece does is writing heavily Dissection inspired tunes in such a way that it does not feel like you are listening to The Somberlain or Night’s Blood all over again.. Read all!
Ingested is a brutal death metal band from the United Kingdom, formed in 2004 in Manchester under the name Age of Suffering. They changed the name to Ingested in 2006 and they’ve released two full-lengths and an EP so far as Ingested. Their style is not straightforward brutal death metal though. It overlaps with slam death metal in the form of break downs.. 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