Tag: Death

Purtenance – Paradox of Existence EP Review

FAST RITES: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. For a band that’s been around since essentially 1989, Purtenance has released a surprisingly sparse amount of material. In fact, between 1992 and 2012 they released exactly 0

Dyscarnate – With All Their Might Review

Time seems to move a lot faster when you get older. I remember Stumbling across a Dyscarnate video on YouTube, and being impressed with the clean-cut English trio’s no-nonsense take on death metal. I made

Gigan – Undulating Waves of Rainbiotic Iridescence Review

Gigan is slowly but surely losing touch with this planet. With each subsequential release, Eric Hersemann and co (featuring longtime drummer Nate Cotton and new vocalist Jerry Kavouriaris) separate from the rigors and routines of

Cannabis Corpse – Left Hand Pass Review

It’s been awhile since I’ve personally checked in with Cannabis Corpse. Back when I reviewed Tube of the Resinated, they were exactly what they appeared to be: a Cannibal Corpse clone with a weed fetish.

Howls of Ebb / Khthoniik Cerviiks – With Gangrene Edges / Voiidwarp Review

On paper, a split featuring the Bay Area’s Howls of Ebb and Germany’s Khthoniik Cerviiks is about as perfect a pairing as one can imagine. In their respective young careers, both have been among the

Pyrrhon – What Passes For Survival Review

So as not to be accused of burying the lede: Pyrrhon’s third album What Passes for Survival is another disgusting triumph, equal parts expansive and claustrophobic. Here, however, are a few stray thoughts from the

Inanimate Existence – Under A Melting Sky Review

So get this: I mostly took last year off from my metal scribbling duties (burnout can be a motherfucker), and one of my favorite tech-death bands drops an entire album right under my ever-running nose.

Cosmic Void Ritual / Draghkar / Ensepulcher – Three-Tape Attack Review

FAST RITES: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. Fast Rites is a fun feature because it allows us to cover things like this: a three-tape attack from Blood Harvest. Each tape (and in one case an