Deaf Sparrow : musuck
15  novembre     12h34
Concrete Winds Nerve Butcherer (Death Metal by Half-Beings)
Stanley Stepanic    Goddamn I love this messy ass cover. You can’t tell what the hell you’re looking at from any angle. The band logo is like a collection of broken hypodermics, the album title will give you a seizure, and they’re both laid on top of a bizarre gathering of nonsensical, yet somehow frightening shapes...
10  novembre     12h31
Morguiliath Occult Sins New Unholy Dimension (Okkvlt French Black Metal)
Stanley Stepanic    You can usually tell when a black metal band is about to go in a different direction. Let’s see what we’ve got here, superficially speaking, to explain what I mean. Almost illegible logo, not one, but two upside-down crosses, Old English Gothic font, black and white aesthetic, uh oh& What was I...
04  novembre     13h49
Gold Spire S T (Let’s Toss in Some Sax Swedish Death Metal)
Stanley Stepanic    I was pretty sure I was probably going to like this, so imagine my surprise when I really didn’t. Bummer. Gold Spire consists of members of some pretty important Swedeath bands, most importantly Usurpress. Swedish death metal has, simply put, been known for bending the rules, or outright discarding...
30  octobre     14h50
Outre-Tombe Abysse Mortifère (Halloween Candy Death Metal)
Stanley Stepanic    You know even though I see these guys categorized as osdm, really there’s more to them than that. Down with genre tags I say This is the official end, I swear. Never going to tag again. F preconceptions. This is the future. Now then, Outre-Tombe, which come to me at a perfect time of [&] The post...
27  octobre     18h22
Depressive We R Fuk d (Updated Xerox Death Noise)
Stanley Stepanic    Whoah boiiii I’ve been waiting for a good release of this type for far too long damn. Noise albums have slammed now and then in the past year, don’t mistake my meaning, but they always suck at the art, stuck in some sort of old school Xerox aesthetic that honestly should die already. More [&] The...
20  octobre     19h08
Shadowland The Necromancer’s Castle (Heavy Metal Magazine in Metal Form)
Stanley Stepanic    Yay, congrats, Shadowland, you have the only album worth listening to that’s dropping this week. Everything else I think I puked all over. And yay, this is another rare instance where I give a positive review to epic heavy metal. But this one comes with more awesome than I could have ever imagined....
12  octobre     00h33
Rothadás Kopár hant . . . az alvilág felé (Eerie Death Doom Aw Man)
Stanley Stepanic    Aw man we got some eerie stuff in native Hungarian tongue here, folks, aw man. You know that’s usually always good. Further, I can’t remember the last time I received a submission from a Hungarian act that wowed me to the extent of aw man. Maybe never. Maybe this is the first time, and [&] The post...
05  octobre     11h26
Putrevore Miasmal Monstrosity (No Name-Dropping Brutal Death Metal)
Stanley Stepanic    This is one of those releases where you could drop a load of names by means of comparison and that would be the review. Hell it has one dude from Avulsed and another from Paganizer so&for fans of& But I’ve never liked that approach because it eschews a discussion of the band itself, in [&] The post...
01  octobre     15h29
Azothyst Blood of Dead God (Poisonous Blackened Death Metal)
Stanley Stepanic    Well I knew this one was going to be a poisonous brain melt based on the skewed English in the title, Blood of Dead God. And then there’s the cover, which at once looks like classic etching, but is a conglomerate of disgust, which apparently is developed further in the jacket which is, quote [&]...
29  septembre     17h43
Hrom Legends of Powerheart Part II (Harmony of Harmonies Power Metal)
Stanley Stepanic    Hmm it seems I must take a former opinion back, though I think maybe not? I can’t remember much other than the fact that I’ve ripped on power metal for years because few can make it work. The reasons are too varied to consider in full here, but to be brief you’ve got the [&] The post Hrom Legends...