MUSIC REVIEWS
(August 2006)
BEYOND MORTAL DREAMS - DEMONS OF THE TREE OF THE DEAD
(3 track CD) Self Released
These guys have been around the underground since the early 90's in one form or another. He we
have a new promo that features 3 very intense & highly aggressive tracks of Death Metal music.
There is lots of depth & intricate sounding parts all through out. Sometimes you can even hear
some Grindcore influences. The vocals are done in a very low guttural Death growl style along
with some more harsh & screaming type Death growls. These guys are highly talented & deserve
to be signed & on top of the underground Death Metal pile. Check them out for yourself!
BLASPHEMER / ESKATON / MODUS DELICTI - 3 WAY SPLIT
(9 track CD) FROST FOUNDATION AGENCY
This is a 3 way split from 3 very good underground bands. The first 3 tracks are from
BLASPHEMER out of Italy. These guys plays some very extreme Death Metal music that is
injected with lots of Grindcore elements. The vocals are done in very low end Death gurgles. The
Grind music. The music is super fast Grindcore sounding Death Metal music. The vocals are done
a low to mid ranged Death growl style. The last 3 tracks come from in a low to mid ranged Death
growl style. The last 3 tracks come from  out of  out of
MODUMODUItaly. These guys play
super fast & tight Grindcore music with low guttural vocals. This is a great Italy. These guys play
super fast & tight Grindcore music with low guttural vocals. This is a great split, which is well
worth picking up from the bands or the label.
www.MODUSDELECTI.com
This is the label debut from this Massachusetts six piece. These guys play Metal music & bash
down every wall in the Metal genre of music. They have a very well structured style that takes
you all over the place & engulfs you in their intensity & depth. There are elements of Emo,
Nu-Metal, Grindcore, Death, Thrash & Hardcore all present in their sound. These guys show lots
by the heavy stuff & they pull back a little with some great melodic choruses & then once your
great disc!!!
www.BURNINSILENCE.tv
(14 track CD) NANOFUSION MUSIC JAMBERT PRODUCTIONS
This is a three piece out of Chicago that has released a very original sounding Metal album. These
many elements form Traditional & Thrash Metal style & blend them into their unique sound. I
This is a three piece out of Chicago that has released a very original sounding Metal album. These
can even hear some Jazz Fusion stuff in the mix as well. The vocals are done in a mid ranged guys
Heavy Metal & Thrash Metal mix. Even if your not a fan of this style of Metal you should still
wwwCGZmusic.com
(8 track CD) DEATH GASM RECORDS
This is a re-issue of the cult classic album originally released by WARHAMMER RECORDS in
2002. This band plays old school raw & primitive Black Metal music. The music is dirty,
aggressive & evil as hell through & through. There is a strong war march like sound in their music
along with a dark overtone. The music is also a bit muddy sounding Black metal. This takes me
back to the early days when Black Metal was just starting to develop. The vocals are done in a
low to mid ranged haunting Death / Black Metal crossover type growl. Fans of new school Black
Metal should beware, but fans of old school Black Metal should git their bloody hooks in this one!
(9 track CD) CUDGEL AGENCY
incorporate lots of new school technicality. The music has much aggression, brutality & is highly
technical sounding at the same time. I loved the fact that they threw in lots of Death grooves all
must a must!!!
www.DISATROUSMURMUR.at
FEW AND THE PROUD - STAMPEDE
(11 track CD) ORGANIZED CRIME RECORDS
PROUD. These guys play old school styled Hardcore music that is pissed off, harsh & in your
face sounding. The music is very fast paced, tight & very heavy sounding. There are some
breakdowns, stop & starts & lost of change ups as well. The vocals are done in a mid to high
ranged screaming attacking Hardcore style. They kind of had an 80's DC Hardcore styled vibe
really enjoyed these guys a lot! Raise your fist & slam, because these guys bring it on full force!!!
(8 track CD) CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC
HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE have released their third full length album & a masterpiece all
this new as well. They play a very Progressive style of Metal music that adds in flavors of Rock,
Power, Traditional & more into their sound. They have a strong 70's Progressive Rock vibe in
their sound that is very Orchestrated & fascinating. The vocals blend aggressive & melodic male
vocals with angelic & atmospheric female vocals.This is a Metal album that deserves to  be in
HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE. Get this album & hear true Metal legends in the making!!!
www.HAMMERSOFMISFORTUNE.com
HOLOCAUSTO CANIBAL - OPUS GENITALIA
Out of the dark pits of Portugal comes these whacked out gore whores called HOLOCAUSTO
CANIBAL
. These guys play super hyper intense & spastic sounding Grind Gore music. They
Grind vocals. There are some really cool grooves at times & then they pound the shit out of you
with the fast spastic carnage. I loved the little sample clips in between the songs they used. They
have spewed forth some ultra  sick & ultra good GrindGore that will surely delight some &
horrify others. If your a gore hound & love your Grindcore soaking in bloody entrails & putrid
meat, then your wet dream has arrived in the form of
HOLOCAUSTO CANIBAL!
www.HOLOCAUSTOCANIBAL.com
(2 track CD) Self Released
This is a 2 track advance CDR promo for the bands forth coming album "THE FOURTH SEAL".
super fast blasts & aggressive parts, the mix is a little rough sounding, but that's the way old
school Black Metal is meant to be. The vocals are done in a mid ranged harsh Black Metal growl
songs as well. These two tracks have giving a hunger for the full length album, which I hope will
be released soon!!!
http://KRATORNAS.cjb.net
LEATHERWOLF - WORLD ASYLUM
album from this band in 15 years. Yep, this is the  that . LEATLEAThe music has more of a
Power Metal meets Progressive guys.  that This is a great Metal disc through & through! Check
out one of Metal's classic bands in the purest & best form!!!
www.LEATHERWOLFmusic.com
LOW WATER - WHO SAID THAT LIFE IS OVER?
(12 track CD) Self Released
This is the debut CD release from this Brooklyn, Ny based Rock band. This trio blends many
different styles of Rock music from Classic, Pop, Funk & a little bit of Blues too. Their sound is
more funky radio friendly Rock music that has a bit of a modern Alternative sound to it as well.
The vocals are done in a mid ranged Modern College Rock style that reminds me of a lot of stuff
played on Alternative radio stations. Fans of bands like
RADIOHEAD, THE guys also. Not
really my style of music, but if this is what you like then make sure to pick up this disc!!!
http://LOWWATERmusic.com
(4 track CD) HOWARD RECORDS
The first 2 tracks are from MAN IS MOSTLY WATER out of Denton, Tx. These guys play
some spastic sounding Experimental Grind/Hardcore styled music. The music sludges from slow
PLAN & FALL OF TROY then you will love both of these bands a lot!!!
myspace.com/MANISMOSTLYWATER  / myspace.com/EXITHEKING
(10 track CD) DEATH GASM RECORDS
MANTICORE play some very sick old school Black Metal music. The music is very raw, low
end & very brutal sounding. Although they place most of their sound in Black Metal you can
sound & a little bit of a Black metal groove in the bass & the drums. The vocals are done in a  low
end harsh Black Metal/ Death Metal crossover style. Fans of old school stuff like
BLACK
WITCHERY, BLASPHEMY, CONQUEROR, BEHERIT
& BLASPHEMER will most likely
dig this band as well. If your horns are high & spikes embedded firmly in old school Black Metal
then this must be in your collection & played over & over again!!!
myspace.com/MANTICORE666
PROTOTYPE was born in 1994 from the ashes of the band PSYCHOSIS. This is the bands
newest release on a new label & with their new drummer. They have shifted paths a little bit in
their sound & become a bit more melodic than past releases. They still have their trade mark
sound intact, they just added a few more elements. They play mostly Power / Progressive
Thrash Metal styled music. There is a lot of depth, technicality & well structured songs all
through out. The vocals are done in a mix of Power Metal & thrash metal styles with an
occasional almost Death Metal one popping up. This is a great band with much talent & this
album showcases that in every way. This is sure to become a classic Metal release in the
underground scene! Support this great band!!!
www.PROTOTYPEonline.com
REGRET - MISERY BRIGADE
(6 track CD) ORGANIZED CRIME RECORDS
This is the debut MCD release from REGRET, which comes from the ashes of the band
HOLDING ON. These guys play some very powerful & aggressive Hardcore music done in an
old school style that is very reminiscent of old DC Hardcore type music. There are some Ny
Hardcore type influences present in their sound too. It's hard to think this band has only been
together for a little over a year, cause they sound super tight & like they have been around for
years. There are tons of fast paced grooves, breakdowns, change ups & even some slow melodic
stuff all through out. The vocals are done in a mid ranged harsh Hardcore scream style. These
guys will get old & new school Hardcore fans eating this up & wanting more as they hunger for
their full length release!!!
www.myspace.com/REGRETmn
(9 track CD) LIFELESS RECORDS
Speed & Death Metal. There is a very cool SLAYER type vibe happening in their sound, but in
no way is a rip off of them. There is some really fast paced guitar shredding & thunderous drum
blasts. The vocals are done in a mid ranged Thrash/Death style. This takes me back to the days in
the late 80's & early 90's when Thrash & death Metal met head on & collided together to create
Death Thrash. Fans of bands like
TESTAMENT, SLAYER, SEPULTURA & CARNIVORE
will dig these guys! All old school Metalheads will love this disc!!!
www.myspace.com/SACRUMband
(9 track CD) Self Released
SHOCK TROOPERS emerges from Italy & play a cool crossover style of Hardcore & Thrash
Hardcore. At times you can hear some slight Death Metal influences in their music as well. I liked
that is kind of grindy as well. The vocals are done in a mix of Thrash & Death with hardcore that
is kind of  emerges from Italy & play a cool crossover style of Hardcore & Thrash
SHOCK
Hardcore. At times you can hear some slight Death Metal influences in their music as well. I liked
grindy as well. The vocals are done in a mix of Thrash & Death with hardcore flavoring style. If
the solid tight drum sound that was in their songs a lot. There is a very cool fast paced groove  
emerges from Italy & play a cool crossover style of Hardcore & Thrash
SHOCK that is kind of
grindy as well. The vocals are done in a mix of Thrash & Death with hardcore that is kind of
grindy as well. The vocals are done in a mix of Thrash & Death with hardcore flavoring style. If
you took bands like
S.O.D., M.O.D., D.R.I., SPUD MONSTERS, LAWNMOWER DETH,
MADBALL, SHEER TERROR, SICK OF IT ALL
& blended them together you'd have a good
idea of what these guys sound like!!! With the bands above in the mix I really loved this disc a
lot!!!
www.SHOCKTROOPERS.it
SPAWN OF POSSESSION - NOCTAMBULANT
(10 track CD) NEUROTIC RECORDS
This is label debut from this highly technical sounding Death Metal act. These guys have been in
one path & they clobber you with something else to take you down another path. There are some
breakdowns & some cool grooves as well. The vocals are done in a low end harsh throaty Death
with new school technicality. There are lots of twists & turns in their music. Your headed down
growl style reminiscent of old school Death Metal bands. There is guest musicians from
CANNIBAL CORPSE, DISVOWED & SEVERED SAVIOR that appear on this disc too. This
is a must for any fan of very creative, well structure & extremely good Death Metal music!!!
www.SPAWNOFPOSSESSION.com
ST. MADNESS - VAMPIRES IN THE CHURCH
(15 track CD) NASTY PRICK RECORDS
This is the sixth CD release from this Scottsdale Arizona based Metal band. These guys play
very theatrical sounding Power Metal music, but they toss in lots of elements from Traditional
Heavy Metal, Thrash & Progressive Metal as well. There is a classic Metal vibe that is going on
in their sound. There are some very well structured & thought out songs on this disc. I loved the
melodic & almost operatic sounding Heavy Metal vocals. This is by far the best release from
these guys so far. All fans of classic Metal like
JUDAS PRIEST, IRON MAIDEN, DIO,
MANOWAR, FORBIDDEN, FLOTSAM & JETSAM
will enjoy these guys!!!
www.STMADNESS.com
THE BLEEDING ALARM play a style of music that is very popular at the moment. They
combine elements of Emo, Pop, Punk & Hardcore all together to create their sound. There are a
lot of slower more melodic Emo parts, with some heavier Hardcore parts mixed in. I prefer the
heavier stuff to the slower melodic stuff. The vocals are mostly done in a Emo style once again
with a few hardcore vocals blended in. This would be good for fans of
SILVERSTEIN, STORY
OF THE YEAR
& MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE.
www.THEBLEEDINGALARM.com
THE EVERSCATHED - RAZORS OF UNREST
(10 track CD) OPEN GRAVE RECORDS
These guys have been in the underground for little while as this band & also in other bands. They
play a very solid & good style of old school Death metal music. The music is reminiscent of early
90's Death Metal bands, especially stuff from the Florida scene. There are some Thrash Metal
elements present at times through out. The vocals are done in a mid ranged Death growl style. If
you love early 90's Death metal than your gonna love these guys! This is by far the best music
these guys have put out so far!!! Pick this one up & play it very loud & very often!!!
www.THEEVERSCATHED.com
THINGS FALL APART - WE ARE ALL...
(4 track CD) CRUSTACEAN RECORDS
THINGS FALL APART are a great hardcore band & have released another great album. This
grooves & hard hitting solid drum beats that really help push their music in your face. The vocals
are done in a mid ranged Hardcore scream style that is full force & aggressive sounding. I liked all
the change ups & breakdowns they add to their sound. If there is a new wave of Hardcore bands
on the rise I'm sure these guys will be a the front of that wave. A must for Hardcore fans
everywhere!!!
www.THINGSFALLAPARTmusic.com
minute of this disc. They have an old school hardcore sound mixed with a new school Hardcore
Hardcore grooves & breakdowns. There are some great chorus chants & heavy as hell slamming
parts. The vocals are done in a mid ranged Hardcore scream style. I could see many people going
nuts to this band, I know I wanted to go crazy just listening to it in my office! This is another
great hardcore release that is very much worth getting! Be prepared to tears shit up!!!
www.THISISHELL.org