Tag: Dark Descent

Undergang – Misantropologi Review

Danish filth monsters, Undergang, have spent years churning out their disgusting brand of death metal. So disgusting that they will eventually themselves the title of a sub-sub-sub-genre like “reek-core” or “stench-grind” or “filth-jizz.” You know, something

Excommunion – Thronosis Review

It’s been an embarrassment of riches when it comes to death metal so far in 2017, and with Thronosis, Excommunion makes it even more embarrassing. This Colorado-based duo, featuring bassist/vocalist Christbutcher, also of Cryptborn and

Phrenelith – Desolate Endscape Review

Look, I get it: there are a lot of death metal bands out there. You get up in the morning, there’s a death metal band already on the toilet. No room on the 7:15am train

Sarcasm – Within The Sphere Of Ethereal Minds Review

Since the dawn of culinary arts, ever since the first caveman chef decided that some random weed we now know as oregano tasted good with roasted mammoth hock, humans have hungered for two great tastes


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