Review: Void Meditation Cult – Utter the Tongue of the Dead

Review: Void Meditation Cult – Utter the Tongue of the...
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Void Meditation Cult’s newest album, “Utter the Tongue of the Dead,” starts hard with frequent low blows and a guitar tone that invokes the sound of death. The progression of the album feels like its building up this ugly, mean tone, but you just have to keep listening for what it’s building to. Call Void Meditation Cult whatever you want—I’ll call it enlightening sounds for the disturbed mind. … read more

Review: Witherscape – The Inheritance

Review: Witherscape – The Inheritance
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Dan Swano is back with a force. Well, back with musical creation—not producing on—his mind. … read more

Review: Warmaster – The End of Humanity

Review: Warmaster – The End of Humanity
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Chunky, even what I’d describe as blocky, riffs dominate the album, with a bottom-end filled out by a syrupy thick bass sound continuously rip out the riffs to satisfy any old school death metal fan’s palate. … read more

Review: Warmaster/Humiliation – Self-Titled Split

Review: Warmaster/Humiliation – Self-Titled Split
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Disregard the full-length’s display—this is a track-exclusive release and meant to be played on turntables pumping the deadskin collection that continuously builds up in your speakers back into your nasal cavity. Vinyl hoarders take note: This release is on nice, blood-splattered wax and limited to 500 copies. … read more

Review: Vader – Tibi Et Igni

Review: Vader – Tibi Et Igni
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Polish death metal giants Vader enter the summer release chaos with Tibi Et Igni—meaning “For You and Fire” in Latin. Tibi Et Igni isn’t a bad album, though it struggles quite a bit.  … read more

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Review: Vastum – Patricidal Lust

Review: Vastum – Patricidal Lust
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I’ve mentioned before that death metal is getting a weird reputation because of new bands mixing in stuff that doesn’t make sense just to be different, and that old bands that should just give up putting out lousy albums. Breathe in the putrid air of Vastum—it’s a bit newly putrid and just as properly old school putrid.  … read more

Review: Tormented – Death Awaits

Review: Tormented – Death Awaits
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Hey, this is almost like Entombed never flip-flopped on their style. Tormented help the old-school Swedish death metal remain alive along with their own rusted twists and nasty riffs.  … read more

Review: Trenchrot – Necronomic Warfare

Review: Trenchrot – Necronomic Warfare
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The Philly crew attempts to take on OSDM, which is fine when there are oh so many bands playing the old-school death metal style. The problem with Trenchrot is, for the main part, redundancy—and they present nothing very interesting or mentally appealing. … read more