It has been three years since the latest Rotting Christ album, Kata Ton Daimona Eaytoy, has been released and now they’re presenting us with their new work of art: Rituals. Even though Kata Ton Daimona Eaytoy didn’t get as much praise as its predecessors Theogonia and Aealo, I still pretty much liked it and was excited to hear Rituals. Read all about Rituals here!
Ever since the ground breaking record Cosmogenesis (2009), the German technical/progressive death metal formation Obscura has set a high standard for themselves and other bands in the genre to live up to. With the follow-up of the acclaimed Omnivium, Akróasis (‘hearing’ or ‘listening’ in Greek) the extremely talented musicians have raised that bar to dazzling new heights. The words ‘their best work yet’, are often applied too easily in reviews. This time, it is spot on.. Read all!
Finland. The country of the moose, long winters, a frighteningly beautiful landscape and (probably) the best Scandinavian vodka. The country that also brought forth both some of the best and cheesiest heavy metal bands known to mankind. Where does Omnium Gatherum fit in with their new record Grey Heavens?.. Find out here!
Hate him or love him, none can deny the huge impact this character had on the Metal scene for years, whether it’s on the musical level, imagery, or how it’s all perceived by the non-Metal masses.
Upon leaving Immortal for good (or not) and putting “I” on hold for now, Abbath turned to his own project, which is named, surprisingly enough, Abbath, and this is the debut. Also named Abbath. Read about the album here!
When a previous record of a band is close to perfection in your opinion, the follow-up has some high expectations to live up to. This was the case with the previous record of the progressive Norwegian metal band Borknagar and their upcoming release: Winter Thrice. The enthralling effort Urd ended up high on the year list of yours truly back in 2012 and especially the majestic song Frostrite seems to be a hard one to top. With both excitement and dread I took it upon myself to review Winter Thrice, expecting something similar to Urd. What I underestimated were the skills of this group to create a dynamic album within their own sound.. 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