Tag: Dark Descent

Undergang – Aldrig I Livet Review

[Cover artwork by David Torturdød] Why are we as disgusting human beings so attracted to things that are disgusting? There are a number of reasons, but it’s essentially rooted in the fact that we’re all

Engulfed – Vengeance Of The Fallen Review

A dark sun rises in the west. The midday heat recedes. Cold billows forth from the caverns below. Your body is sucked into the blackhole on the horizon. You and thousands of dead corpses are

Gorephilia – In The Eye Of Nothing Review

[Artwork by Raúl González] Let’s set a proper mood right from the jump. These days, I return to the early Finnish death metal scene more than I do the early Swedish scene. As perhaps expected,

Oath Of Cruelty – Summary Execution At Dawn Review

Formed in 2010, it’s taken nine years for Houston’s Oath Of Cruelty to muster up their first full-length — it’s been a full five years since their last and only non-demo release, the two-song Hellish

Blood Incantation – Hidden History Of The Human Race Review

Shortly after death metal emerged from the womb in the latter half of the 1980s, there was an immediate pushback against what it was becoming. In fact, the entire Norwegian scene spawned partly as a

Crypt Sermon ‒ The Ruins Of Fading Light Review

Epic doom metal is called such because from its earliest days it was linked to the nature of epicness ‒ heroics, theatricality, a grand tale, etc. ‒ to the point that the title of the

Krypts – Cadaver Circulations Review

Ah, death / doom… When it comes to this heaviest of low and slow amalgamations, the Finns don’t necessarily have the market kornered, nor are they the originators… But nevertheless, they are simply goddamned great

Corpsessed – Impetus of Death Review

Corpsessed came flying out of the gate like a foal on the front end of a quinella, ridden by a bug boy and pushing the Look of Eagles down the homestretch. Their debut EP, The