Tag: Dark Descent

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Gorephilia – Severed Monolith Review

It’s been five years since Gorephilia has released anything (their 2012 LP Embodiment of Death). Since that time, over 50% of the band, their drummer and a guitar, were swapped out and replaced. This album

Blood Incantation – Starspawn Review

Autopsy, Baphomet, Immolation, Cannibal Corpse, Mortician, Goreaphobia, Suffocation, Deceased, Lucifer’s Hammer and Radiation Sickness, with the small sticker toward the bottom tossing in Repulsion, Incantation and Disharmonic Orchestra for, I don’t know, dramatic effect. Ten

Vanhelgd – Temple Of Phobos Review

The open question: Do Vanhelgd play fashionable death metal unfashionably, or unfashionable death metal fashionably? On the one hand, Vanhelgd’s melodicism and (in particular) the potently reverbed vocals sometimes suggest a kinship with such peripatetic

Ghoulgotha – To Starve The Cross Review

I have only the vaguest memories of listening to Ghoulgotha’s debut, The Deathmass Cloak. Whether it was a case of too much music too little time, or simply that The Deathmass Cloak was unexceptional, the

Phobocosm – Bringer Of Drought Review

Having been previously unfamiliar with Montreal’s Phobocosm, I found the band’s second album, Bringer of Drought, to be a challenging listen. Phobocosm has a unique approach to death metal. The band is very heavy, oppressively

Tyranny – Aeons In Tectonic Interment Review

“Hello darkness, my old friend I’ve come to talk with you again Because a vision softly creeping Left its seeds while I was sleeping And the vision that was planted in my brain Still remains…”

Adversarial – Death, Endless Nothing and the Black Knife of Nihilism

Let’s get this out of the way: The snare sounds fine. Five long years after the sonic abortion that was All Idols Fall Before the Hammer, Toronto’s Adversarial have returned with full-length number two, the

Undergang – Døden Læger Alle Sår Review

“This shit makes Coffins sound crisp.” – Zach Duvall Such was my introduction to Undergang and the band’s latest album Døden Læger Alle Sår. And while I believe my colleague Mr. Duvall has made the