MUSIC REVIEWS
(February 2011)
CORPSICKLE - ZOMBIE
(24 track CD) GRINDHEAD RECORDS
CORPSICKLE plays a very cool old school style of Death Metal that they have named as
Zombified Death Metal. The music is very harsh aggressive and brutal as hell. There are tons of fast
paced blasts, harsh raw guitar riffs and lower ended bass blasts. They hit you full on with intense
mayhem and they halt it to a stop and change it up again. The bands sound is topped of with low
ended guttural Death vocals. There is tons of Horror  filled samples through out the songs to add to
the Gore soaked sound they have. This is a must for fans of old school Death Metal carnage. It takes
be back to the birth days of this great genre. A must own!!!
www.myspace.com/CORPSICKLEd
DELIRIUM - ALL THESE YEARS OF DYING...
(11 track CD) COLONY / THE ART RECORDS
Hailing from Mexico and playing some different sounding Death Metal music comes DELIRIUM.
After listening to this album once you can understand why these guys are one of the best bands to
emerge from Mexico. They play an old school style of Death Metal, but blend in some Thrash
Metal influences along with some technical Prog Metal elements. These guys are in no way your
typical Metal band. There are some change ups through out and at times the music may lean more
towards one style. The vocals are done in a mid ranged harsh Death growl style that almost leans
more towards Black Metal. It was a 4 year wait for this release since their last CD, but it was well
worth it. This is one for fans who like their Death Metal sprinkled with some variety!
www.DELIRIUMweb.com
DOWNTOWN BROWN - GRABBLETON'S BEACH
(19 track CD) DC JAM RECORDS
DOWNTOWN BROWN is a band that has a very unique sound and have been churning out their
music since 2001. These guys really like to mix things up a bit by combining Rock, Punk, Funk,
Metal and Experimental sounds together. Their music has a comical side to it, but is in no way done
cheesy. They have a lot of killer groove to it with a fun Punk attitude. They lean more towards the
Punk side than the others styles. If you were to combine the influences of G
WAR, GOLDFINGER,
SUM 41, PRIMUS, MR. BUNGLE
& RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS together than you'd have a
close idea of what these guys sound like. They could stand right next to any of the great bands
mentioned above. You must experience
DOWNTOWN BROWN to fully appreciate them!
www.DTBmusic.com
FUCK OATH - SELF TITLED
(11 track CD) GRINDHEAD RECORDS
FUCK OATH formed back in 2008 with the intentions of playing Crossover music. They are
heavily influenced by Hardcore, beer, Grindcore & steak. They mix in influences of Grindcore &
Hardcore with touches of Crust & Punk all through out. The music is fast paced raw old school
styled. It actually reminded me of early
BLACK FLAG & AGNOSTIC FRONT material, but
with a harder edge to it. The vocals are done in a more Hardcore style, while the music is done in
more of a Grindcore style. These guys are a killer band and I can't wait to see what they deliver
next. The band features members of
ROADSIDE BURIAL, BEERCORPSE, TAIPAN &
GRANNYFIST
.
www.myspace.com/FUCKOATHoz
HGUOLS - CELESTIAL POWERS INTERVENED TO TRUE SUPREMACY
(8 track CD) BARREN MEADOWS
HGUOLS is a solo project from ex-SLOUGH drummer Tom Eversole. Tom has composed all the
music present on this disc. It would be st be described as Experimental Black Metal. All the music
was done with 100% MIDI. The music has all the Black Metal elements present, but is giving a
different feel being done with the MIDI. The music is atmospheric with multi layers and has an
electronic, devoid of life feel to it. There is a wall of noise distortion as well as electronic and
regardless of how he achieves the final result. This is one of the best Modern Black Metal releases
I've heard in a long time. Check it out!
www.HGUOLS.com
MORTUARY DRAPE - SECRET SUDARIA
(12 track CD) REBORN RECORDS / IRON BLOOD & DEATH CORP.
MORTUARY DRAPE is a Black Metal band from Italy and have been unleashing their brand of
evil since the mid 80's. This is a re-release of the bands 1997 album. These guys build on a Black
Metal foundation, but add in lots of elements of Death Metal as well as Thrash Metal. The vocals
and over all vibe of the band has a classic Black Metal feel, while the drums lean more towards
Death Metal and the guitar work is more towards the Thrash Metal side. This is a killer release of
some of the best Black Metal to ever emerge from Italy. If you have never heard these guys before
than pick up this release, you will soon be searching out their past ones as well.
www.MORTUARY13DRAPE.com
PAGAN RITES - EMBRACE THE TORMENTS OF HELL
(9 track CD) IRON BLOOD & DEATH CORP.
PAGAN RITES comes out full blast with pure Pagan / Satanic Black Metal. These guys pull no
punches and ram it right down your throat. They base their sound mostly in Black Metal, but you
can hear some Thrash Metal influences from time to time especially in the guitars. The vocals have a
harsh thick Black Metal growl and scream sound to them. Their lyrical themes and sound are all
Pagan & Satanic related. This is a must for old school Metal fans of
CELTIC FROST,
MERCYFUL FATE, KING DIAMOND, VENOM
& DESTRUCTION. Pop this disc in, blast it
full volume and raise those horns! Hail Satan!
www.myspace.com/PAGANRITES
RESURRECTURIS - NON VOGLIO MORIRE
(13 track CD) CASKET MUSIC / COPRO PRODUCTIONS
Italy's RESURRECTURIS has returned once again with another killer release. The guys play a
different form of Death Metal music. They have changed their sound slightly this time around and
added in some more influences. They stick with Death Metal as the main building block, but have
added in some samples, more melodic parts as well as some female vocals through out. The music
takes you from blasting harsh and brutal Death Metal to a slowed down melodic crawl. I have
always been a big fan of these guys and always will as long as they put out amazing releases like
"NON VOGLIO MORIRE". This maybe their most diverse release to date, but it is by far their
best! Give this band much respect and attention, because they truly deserve it!
www.RESURRECTURIS.com
SLITER / THG - WAR BY GOD (SPLIT)
(13 track CD) ANTIQUATED RECORDS
This is a split CD by two Metal bands out of Japan. The first band is SLITER, who have been
active since 1995. They started out as a straight forward Thrash Metal band, but since have
expanded their sound. They add in many elements of Thrash, Traditional Heavy Metal, Groove &
Hard Rock. The music has  a bit of a Country music twang to it as well. The vocals are done in
Japanese and the lead singer sounds like Cheech from Cheech & Chong. The last few songs are from
T.H.G., another Japanese band. These guys play a mix of Death Metal with Thrash, Groove,
Melodic Metal and Heavy Metal. I dig these guys a little more than
SLITER, because I like the
Death Metal stuff. It's a mix of
TYPE O NEGATIVE, LIFE OF AGONY & Death Metal.
www.SLITER.net   http://sound.jp/THG/
(8 track CD) IRON BLOOD & DEATH CORP.
VUOHIVASARA was born in 2005 out of Finland and play Black Metal music. The name
translated to English means "Goat Hammer". These guys have gone through some major band
member changes over the years, but it seems like this is the most solid and talented line up so far.
This new releases showcases the band at their best. They play harsh, aggressive old styled Black
Metal with occult themes. The music is very fast paced, full and spastic at times. There is a rawness
that pours out of their sound. The vocal styling is done in a mid ranged haunted Black Metal growl /
scream style. These guys have been around for a little while now and with this new release it doesn't
seem like they will be stopping any time soon. An amazing dark Black Metal album!
www.VUOHIVASARA.cjb.net