BRUTALLY DECEASED - DEAD LOVER'S GUIDE
(9 track CD) LAVADOME PRODUCTIONS
Born in 2007 and hailing from Czech Republic comes some crushing old school Death Metal in the
form of BRUTALLY DECEASED. These guys take their sound back to the old Swedish Death
Metal style. They have a very good production sound, but maintain the rawness of early Swedish
Death Metal. There is a lot of fast paced beats and grooved out rhythms with some stop and start
sections mixed. The guitars are done in a metalized Punk / Thrash Crossover style a times. Thick
raw and harsh Death growls top the bands sound off perfectly. This is a must for any Death Metal
fan of the old school Swedish Death scene. They do a killer cover of DISMEMBER's "Override Of
The Overture" too. This is a must!
ILLNATH - SECOND SKIN OF HARLEQUIN
(8 track CD) WORLD CHAOS PRODUCTIONS
ILLNATH emerges from the depths of Denmark playing Symphonic Black Metal music. The music
is well thought out and well structured and orchestrated.. There are a lot of different arrangements
and change ups through out the album. Their sound is very full and epic sounding. There is a strong
mix of old school brutal Black Metal encompased by new school Symphonic Black Metal. The
guitar work has a crossover mix of Black Metal and old school Speed Metal. The fast paced
shredding and blasting blends together very smoothly with the melodic atmospheric parts. They
combine harsh old school Black Metal growls and screams with more low ended Black Metal
growls in the vocals to round out their sound. This is an amazing Black Metal band that deserves
more exposure than they are getting. Looking forward to what they offer up next!
KING'S EVIL - DELETION OF HUMANOISE
(8 track CD) WORLD CHAOS PRODUCTIONS
Japan has delivered us some great Death Metal bands over the last ten to twenty years. KING'S
EVIL is definately one of those bands and they should be at the top of the list. These guys play a
killer combination of Death Metal with lots of Thrash Metal flair mixed within. They remind of a
lot of the bands from the early 90's that were crossing over from Thrash into Death Metal. The
music is supper fast paced with lots of Thrash attacks, especially in the guitar sound, with lots of
Death blasts and beats through out. The vocals also dance on the line between Death and Thrash
Metal, pulling influences from both genres. This is an older release, but their website says a new
album is in the works and will be released soon. Some of the best Death Thrash out there!
LOST REFLECTION - FLORIDA
(12 track CD) Self Released
LOST REFLECTION is an Italian Hard Rock and Heavy Metal band born back in 1996. They put
out a few releases and then took a break as bassist Fabrizio Fulco moved to Florida to play in
CRIMSON GLORY's guitarist Ben Jackson's solo project. Fabrizio moved back to Italy and
resurrected LOST REFLECTION. The result is this twelve track album that contains some classic
Heavy Metal styled music. The music is in the vein of early 80's Heavy Metal bands, but with a bit
of a Hard Rock type edge. There are some cool grooved out Metal parts through out mixed with
crunchy dirty sounding Metal. This is a definate must for fans of 80's bands like RATT, WASP,
ALICE COOPER, CINDERELLA and more.
SIXONEOSIX - SCARRED MINDS
(3 track CD) Self Released
"SCARRED MINDS" is the fifth release from Sweden's SIXONEOSIX. These guys have been
churning out music since 2002 and have gotten better and better with each new release. These three
current tracks show the band at their finnest. The guys play Melodic Death Metal that takes
influences from the old and new. They have a thick solid old school Death Metal style mixed with
some grooved out melodic new school elements. The vocals are mid ranged thick Death growls.
The closest band that kept coming to mind was Sweden's very own ENTOMBED. These guys
could be the twin brothers of ENTOMBED. But like twins, they have a lot in common, but have
slight differences. This guys in no way rip them off, but are similar in style, sound and talent. Yet
another great band that just get better with each new offering! Killer Swedish Death Metal!
SOULLESS - FOREVER DEFIANT
(13 track CD) WORLD CHAOS PRODUCTIONS
SOULLESS has always been one of my favorite underground Metal bands. They have been
spewing out amazing Thrash Metal since 1997. Each new release is a masterpiece in itself. They
play old school Thrash Metal with fierce speed and adrenaline injected with heavy doses of Death
Metal all through out. These guys will please any Thrash or Death Metal fan. The vocals are mid
ranged throaty and groggy crossover Death Thrash Metal growls. If you want to hear one of the
best bands ever to emerge out of the underground Metal scene then look no further. SOULLESS
deserve much more respect and attention then they have recieved. By far one of the best bands out
there. Check out the interview I did with them a few years back! Simply amazing!
TERROR SQUAD - CHAOSDRAGON RISING
(11 track CD) WORLD CHAOS PRODUCTIONS
"CHAOSDRAGON RISING" is the 2006 release from this Japanese Thrash Metal band. These
guys play old school Thrash Metal with a chaotic and spastic style. The music is very fast paced,
loud and noisy all the way through. It reminds me a little of the crazy Punk bands from the 70's, but
only if they were play Thrash Metal. The vocals are done in a harsh screaming Thrash Metal style,
which also has a bit of a Punk vibe to it. These guys are very cool and like to throw in a lot of
different stuff to make their version of Thrash sound fresh, unique and original. Yet another Thrash
attack from Japan!
TERROR SQUAD - THE WILD STREAM OF ETERNAL SIN
(7 track CD) WORLD CHAOS PRODUCTIONS
TERROR SQUAD is a Thrash Metal band out of Japan. These guys play dirty and gritty old
school Thrash Metal. The music has a spastic noisy chaotic feel to it. They merge together some
Punk influences in with their Thrash. There are some slight Death Metal elements at times too. The
vocals are done in a spastic Thrash meets spastic Punk screaming style. They are harsh and loud.
At times they groove it out a bit with the fast guitar riffing. These guys are a one of a kind Thrash
Metal band. This release is actually from 1999, but just fell into my hands recently. Check out this
Thrash attack, if you think you can survive!
THE SCARR - ANIMAL ENEMY
(10 track CD) SPINEFARM RECORDS / WORLD CHAOS PRODUCTIONS
THE SCARR out Norway play some very cool Progressive Metal. They lay their foundation in
Progressive Metal, but build up their sound from many other influences. There is some cold
Industrial sounds coming from the keyboards, dark Gothic Metal influences are present in the
vocals and some of the arrangements, with some Thrash Metal work in the guitars and covered in
bleak atmospheric Black Metal. These guys have a lot to offer fans of many genres. The vocals run
the range through out all the above mentioned styles. This was a killer short lived side project from
Peter Johansen who was in TRISTANA & SINS OF THEY BELOVED. The release is originally
from 2001, but still is a great release today!
TYRANT - GRIMOIRES
(12 track CD) WORLD CHAOS PRODUCTIONS
TYRANT is yet another band emerging from Japan. These guys play Symphonic Black Metal.
They take influences from old school Black Metal and merge it with new school Black Metal
influences. There is a dark atmospheric presence in their sound and a really harsh coldness that
blankets their whole sound. These guys are pouring out the evil in all their songs. Some of their
music has a Gothic feel, but it's more in the arrangements and keyboards. The vocals are done in a
mid ranged harsh Black Metal growl style. These guys will please most fans of the Black Metal
genre! Blast this release and raise the horns, for evil has arrived!