Tag: Death

Worm – Foreverglade Review

There’s an odd inversely proportional relationship between the clarity of Worm’s logo and the clarity of — or at least, the quality of — their musical output. On their (then, his) first record, 2017’s Evocation

Outre-Tombe – Abysse Mortifère Review

[Album artwork by Matt “Putrid” Carr] There’s something magical concerning the way a number of us grew to accept brutality as a positive force in life. If you’re lucky enough to have the spectre of

Abstracter – Abominion

Oakland, California’s Abstracter have been digging themselves a hole since 2012. Their debut album, Tomb Of Feathers, was but scratching at the topsoil like edging a grave plot with a 48″ Wood Handle Transfer Shovel (available

Atræ Bilis - Apexapien

Atræ Bilis – Apexapien Review

[cover art by Eliran Kantor] The term bouncy applies to many things in life, including: A ball that you throw against the wall when you’re bored An adorable kangaroo or rabbit An inflatable castle that

Razoreater – Purgatory Review

These British blasters celebrate their decennial this year, ten years of ferocious death-tinted grinding, even if they’ve been relatively silent for the last half of that. But five years out from 2016’s Vacuum Of Nihil

Morbid Messiah – Disgorged In The Coffin Review

Picture a James Bond villain: Refined, debonair, intellectual; enacting some long-goal plan for world domination, some chess-game masterclass in malevolence that requires vast and far-reaching machinations; a portrait of upper-class sociopathy and grace. Now picture

Succumb – XXI Review

[Artwork by Stefan Thanneur] “Are you still with us, Mr. Niedermeyer?” . . . “Hmm? Oh, yes, I’m sorry. I was just…I guess I was just lost in thought.” “It’s a fairly standard question, the

Replicant ‒ Malignant Reality Review

There’s something to be said for finding a core sound and generally sticking within its bounds. No one expects Cannibal Corpse to suddenly start adding power metal vocals any more than they’d expect Blind Guardian