|(8 track CD) DEATH GASM RECORDS
technicality together with old school & new school Death Metal influences. The music is very
tight, intense & heavy as hell. There are some nice breaks in the heaviness at times to let you catch
up & then your hit with more aggression & power. There are some more atmospheric & moody
like parts too. These guys are amazingly good. The vocals are done in a mid ranged harsh Death
Metal growl & scream. The band features former drummer of NAGLFAR, Mattias Holmgren.
|Once again Bob Macabre has released another great disc containing some great Grind/Death Metal
music. The music is done in a fast paced, harsh Death Metal style, but there is lots of Grindcore
very talented musician. There are blast galore, some stop & start parts & crazy as hell guitar at
times. This is a must for fans of old school brutal Death Metal music!!! Check this out, cause Bob
is one hell of a musician & deserves much attention!!!
|than their last disc & the last disc was great! These guys play some hyper intense Death Metal at
My boys from New Zealand are back with an amazing new release. This disc is so much better
high speed & is full of aggression. I like the way they toss in a little groove amongst the midst of
|(3 track CD) Self Released
These guys are a Thrash / Black Metal band from Italy. They have been around since 2004! These
contract for their full length album. The songs here have an old school Thrash style mixed with old
This is a great look into what this very talented band is going to unleash onto the underground!
|HYPERION - THROUGH CENTURIES
(6 track CD) DEATH GASM RECORDS
has some elements of Thrash & Black Metal in it as well. This is where the more melodic & starts,
breakdowns, fast to slow paced beats & intricate guitar work. The vocals are done in a low going
to draw them much deserved attention. For fans of AT THE GATES & DEPRESY!!!
|(8 track CD) BATTLE KOMMAND RECORDS
a one man project called SAPTHURAN. The music here is extreme old school Black Metal music
in the vein of early 90's raw Black Metal styles. The vocals are done in a mid ranged harsh Death
Black Metal fan out there!
|LOSS - LIFE WITHOUT HOPE...DEATH WITHOUT REASON
(5 track CD) DEATH GASM RECORDS
These guys hail from Tennessee & play some very gloomy Doom Metal music. The music has a a
funeral precession. There are some really cold vibes all through out the music as well. The vocals
follow the same path as the music & are done in a slow low end Death gurgle style. These guys
would fit in perfectly for any Black Metal funeral. This CD is a re-release of the bands demo of
surely love this CD It could be their soundtrack of death!!!
|(9 track CD) DOWNFALL RECORDS
Emerging out of the darkness in Italy comes this amazing Black Metal band. These guys have a
really strong old school Black Metal feel about their music. They have a very fast paced, through
out the music too. There are some slightly new school Black Metal elements present at times
along with some Thrash Metal ones too. The vocals are done in a mid ranged Black Metal teeth
into this disc. These guys will definitely be one of the bigger Black Metal bands in the
|(5 track CD) Self Release
These guys play some really good thick Death Metal music. I really liked the heaviness of this
break up all the heavy brutality. There are some slight Thrash Metal influences present in their
really see them getting signed very soon, if they haven't already. They deserve to be!!! Watch out
for these guys!!!
|(2 track CD) ECLIPSE RECORDS
This is a single release for the song "Get Your Dead On" taken from the bands full length CD.
WHITE ZOMBIE & ROB ZOMBIE, this is because the main man behind this band is Riggs,
who was ROB ZOMBIE's guitarist. The music has a good grooving style all through out the
music & has a thick bass & drum sound to it. You would think it was Rob Zombie singing as
well, but it's not. There are guest from ZOMBIE, HELMET & POWERMAN 5000 all on this
song as well. If your a fan of any of these bands then you will love these guys! I know I did!!!
|(9 track CD) DEATH GASM RECORDS
SEMARGL is a Satanic Black Death Metal band hailing from Ukraine. These guys are not a
typical sounding band of this style. They take everything that is great about these two styles &
blend them together better than most people out there. They add in lots of sinister & haunting
will keep wanting more. All Black Metal demons must have this in their collection!!!
|STREETCULT STREET TEAM - LOUD MUSIC SAMPLER VOLUME 5
(9 track CD) STREETCULT
This is a CD sampler for bands who are affiliated with the STREETCULT STREET TEAMS,
bands. Some of the bands are on ECLIPSE RECORDS & I'm not sure where the others come
from. Some of the bands include SCUM OF THE EARTH, MEGAHERZ, BOBAFLEX,
DISARRAY, FIVE FOOT THICK & 4 others. The music played here by these bands are done
in all different forms of Metal styles. If you go to the website & join up you can get free swag &
help promote cool new bands in your area! Check it out! It's free!!!
|(9 track CD) VICTORY RECORDS
These guys have been blowing up big time, with each new release. This album once again shows
time changes, breakdowns, stop & starts, grooves & high speed shredding. The vocals are done in
their game & will stay there if they keep going this way. This album is all the proof you need to
one, it's a must!!!
|was born. The band plays really emotional sounding Rock, Emo, Punk, Pop music. The vocals
versions of older songs, a SMOKING POPES cover, an Elliot Smith cover,live tracks & an the
for fans of BAYSIDE & anyone who attended one of these shows!!!
|CELESTIIAL - DESOLATE NORTH
(8 track CD) BINDRUNE RECORDINGS
This is a one man Doom Metal project. This is not your typical sounding Doom Metal though.
The music here is Funeral Doom, but is not slow Doom. The music is more creeping Doom Metal,
with some really haunting & mystical sounds mixed in. There is some really dark & cold vibes all
through out. There are some slight vocals that are enchanting, but also suffocating. The music also
mixes in natural sounds of wilderness into this eerie darkness. This is some really cool Doom
different & with a cold atmosphere then check this out!!!
|(10 track CD) VICTORY RECORDS
Back with their third release is Chicago's own DEAD TO FALL. These guys have honed in on
fast paced Metal music that mixes influences of Death & Hardcore together to create an amazing
harsh Death growls & screams. This CD is definitely going to be one of the best releases for
VICTORY RECORDS as well as one of the best releases of 2006! I high suggest this disc along
with their past release too! DEAD TO FALL is one of the best bands to emerge in a long time!
|(10 track CD) ROCKET STAR RECORDS
to create a very tight sound. They do toss in some straight forward Metal riffs & shredding with
some really cool grooving Hardcore beats. There are some catchy choruses & harmonies as well.
This is the debut CD release from Seattle's own from the early 90's playing this style. If you like
when you Metal collides with your Hardcore HELL PROMISEthan your gonna love HELL
PROMISE. These guys play a very good , because they deliver the goods!!!
|ISOLATED hail from Poland & play some extremely heavy Death Metal music. The music is
very fast paced & very aggressive & brutal sounding. They have an old school Death Metal feel to
their music, with some slight touches of new school Death Metal tossed in. The music is very fast
harshness to it. These guys are very tight & extremely good. I wouldn't be surprised if they got
harshness to it. These guys are very tight & extremely good. I wouldn't be surprised if they got
signed very quickly. Check them out before they become huge!!!signed very quickly. Check them
out before they become huge!!!
|This band comes from behind the walls of a prison & features a member of the prison Metal band
RETALLIATION. This is a bit different from that band. The music here is done in an old school
Metal style. There are some influences of Traditional Heavy Metal, Thrash, Speed & maybe
music is tight & well written too. The vocals are done in a mid ranged Heavy Metal style with
some Power & Thrash Metal ones mixed in. This is a pretty decent recording, being that it was
done in prison & on a two track recording. If you'd like a taste of the inside then check this band
|QUINTA ESSENTIA - NEUTRALITY FOR DEFINED CHAOS
(8 track CD) DEATHGASM RECORDS
itself pulls influences from Death, Thrash, Doom & Black Metal styles. There is a ton of great
Black Metal screams, Death Metal growls, Goth melodic & low end Doom haunts. This band has
|who have influenced many of the popular bands of this style today. The music has an upbeat
|STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO - KEASBEY NIGHTS
(14 track CD) VICTORY RECORDS
This is a re-release & a re-recording of CATCH 22's album of the same name. The reason being is
STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO is his new band, so he took his old stuff & redid it. These guys
play a combination upbeat Ska, Reggae & add in lots of harder edge Punk Rock music. The music
is fast paced & really grooving upbeat sounds. They toss in some rougher, grittier sounding Punk
to shake things up a bit. The vocals are done in a mid ranged Punk/Ska style with lots of catchy
grooving choruses. I liked CATCH 22 a lot & like STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO even better.
If you think Ska is dead, then you haven't heard these guys yet, cause they are a live & kicking!
|THE FINALS - PLAN YOUR GETAWAY
These guys hail from New Jersey & play a very diverse style of music. I can hear them pulling
sound. The music is pretty much upbeat sounding with some really rocking parts. They are hard
The vocals are done in a mid ranged melodic & sometimes aggressive style. It reminds me of some
TRIO & more. If your a fan of these bands than you will more than likely enjoy THE FINALS!!!
|The Black Metal hordes are back. These guys play some very dark & intense sounding Black
Metal that is filled with tons of evil. The music is very heavy sounding Black Metal, that is in a
mid ranged harsh Death / Black Metal crossover type growl. The music is coated with a strong
blasphemous war like sound, which I loved. Their last album was amazing & this one surpasses
that one by a lot. If your a warhead Black Metal fan you can't let this one slip through your
|THE RUINS OF BEVERAST - UNLOCK THE SHRINE
(12 track CD) BATTLE KOMMAND RECORDS
These guys hail from Germany & play a different style of Black Metal music. This band features
ex-members of the great German band NAGELFAR. The music here is very unique, progressive
& is in no way typical Black Metal. They toss in fuzzy guitars, droning synths & hypnotic
drum beats. The music is very cold, dreary & harsh sounding Black Metal. The songs are long
drawn out & take you to places you never thought music could take you. It feels like a
unmentionable evil dream, put to music. This is a band that delves into the darkness & pulls you
in with them. The vocals are done in low harsh Black Metal growls & screams. This is a must for
fans of LEVIATHAN & XASTHUR! Get this if you dare!!!
|GROTESQUEUPHORIA - CONQUERED BY CORRUPTION
'Hailing from NY comes this intense Death Metal act. These guys play low end Death Metal
music with some touches of Thrash & Grindcore. They cover all this with some Gore flavored
goodness. The music is very low deep & drudgery like Death Metal sounding. I liked the cool
death groove they put in their sound a lot. There are some all out blast too. The vocals are done in
another great Death Metal band from New York & contains members of SANGUINARY
CARNAGE, BUTCHERY & EXUVIATE. If you like this previous bands than you will love
|MOONSPELL - MEMORIAL
(13 track CD) SPV USA
MOONSPELL is one of those bands that everyone into this style of music should already know
of. They have been playing there brand of Death Metal music for about 15 years now. They play
Death Metal music, but add in lots of Gothic & Black Metal influences to round out their sound.
These guys have influenced many of todays bands playing this style of music. They have lots of
depth & atmosphere mixed in with their brutal & aggressiveness. The vocals range from melodic &
atmospheric Goth to heavy mid ranged Death growls & some Black Metal haunts. This is by far
their best release since "UNDER THE MOONSPELL" All fans of these guys will be highly
pleased with this new disc. This is a must for anyone into this style!!!
|OBLOMOV - MIGHTY COSMIC DANCES
(9 track CD) DEEPSEND RECORDS
This is the newest release from Czech Republic's OBLOMOV. These guys mix together Death
& Black Metal music to create their avantgarde sound. They also melt together influences from
Science & Metal in their lyrics. This is a rare form, giving the style of music played. The music is
very fast, harsh & aggressive sound Death/Black Metal music, which has a strong old school feel
to it. I liked the fast paced & non stop drumming a lot. The guitars have almost a Thrash/ Black
Metal feel to them. The vocals are done in a mid ranged harsh Death/Black Metal type growl.
These guys would surely pull in fans of both old school & new school Death & Black Metal.
Check these guys out!
|PSYCROPTIC - SYMBOLS OF FAILURE
(9 track CD) NEUROTIC RECORDS
I was glad to see these guys got signed, being that I interviewed them a few years back on my site
& liked what they had to offer a lot. This is the bands 3rd CD release & most likely their best. up
with their unique sound. The music goes from high speed intensity, to more slowed down &
grooved Death beats & back to some hard hitting in your face brutality. They have a different
sounding guitar style that really fuses the music & pulls you in. The vocals are done in a mid
ranged Death growl with some slightly higher pitched Grindcore type growls & screams. Watch
out for these guys, because they will be shredding apart the underground scene very quickly!!!
|SILENCIO - SELF TITLED
(3 track CD) Self Released
These guy hail from Boston & play straight forward Heavy Metal music. They do have some
slight Power Metal & hard Rock influences in their sound as well. The music has a really cool
grooving & funky feel to it with lots of 80's Power Metal influences mixed in. I liked the heavy
almost Thrash sound of the guitars a lot. The vocals are done in a mid ranged clean Heavy Metal
style with some higher pitched Power Metal vocals mixed in at times. These guys have a really
good sound to their music & I could see them become very popular with older Metal fans. Well
worth checking out!!!
|STAVESACRE - HOW TO LIVE WITH A CURSE
(12 track CD) ABACUS RECORDINGS
These guys hail from Orange County, California & play a different sounding style of music.
They blend in elements of Punk, Doom, Metal, Alternative & more in to creating their sound.
The music has a harder Punk edge to it, but is more of a slower drudgery Doom Metal drive to it.
They toss in the Alternative elements more in the vocal style, but there are some slight touches in
the music as well. The music has a cool chugging groove sound to it all through out. The vocals
are mostly a blend of Alternative & Stoner Rock. Fans of bands like QUEENS OF THE
STONE AGE, MONSTER MAGNET & FU MANCHU will really dig these guys a lot.
|(5 track CD) DESTRO RECORDS
This is the debut release from this New York one piece Black Metal band. The music is played in
an old styled Black Metal music from. There are influences from the original Black metal legions
all present through out the disc. The music is dark, cold, raw & harsh sounding Black Metal. The
vocals are done in a mid ranged harsh Death growl/scream crossover style. The songs are done in
old school true Satanic Black Metal form. The band consist of His Eminence from prior bands
PORPHYRIA & HEMLOCK. Fans of his early work will surely enjoy this new material a lot.
All true Black metal legions should pick this up. You won't be disappointed!!!