ARTHRITIC FOOT SOLDIERS - IMMATURE NOBODIES
(10 track CD) TURKEY VULTURE RECORDS
This is the debut CD release for ARTHRITIC FOOT SOLDIERS on TURKEY VULTURE
RECORDS. These guys play a killer mix of old school Punk Rock with lots of Crossover all
through out. There is a very cool up beat harsh groove that runs through a lot of their songs. The
crunchy raunchy guitar parts really remind me of a lot of the great Punk bands from the 80's. The
vocals are a mid ranged harsh groggy Punk style. The lyrics are very non politically correct and
have a ton of humor injected in them. I kept thinking these guys are like a Punk version of
MOTORHEAD. A must for fans of bands like BLACK FLAG, SLOPPY SECONDS, CIRCLE
JERKS, D.R.I. and of course the great MOTORHEAD.
BEYOND THRESHOLD - REVOLUTION
(12 track CD) TURKEY VULTURE RECORDS
BEYOND THRESHOLD have brought new life to the Metal scene with their fresh and different
sound. They base their style in Metal while pulling from many different influences in Metal's many
sub-genres. The style that seems to dominate the most would be Thrash Metal. They have lots of
catchy Thrash riffs with crunchy power grooves. There is also a lot of solid Power Metal elements
present within in the guitars. At times in the faster more aggressive parts you can hear Death Metal
coming into play. The vocals have a wide range as well. Harsh groggy Thrash vocals are flavored
with some slower more melodic Power vocals and fast throaty Death growls and screams. These
guys are a great addition to any Metal fans music collection!
DEUS OTIOSUS - TOO MAIMED TO USE
(2 track CD) Self Released
DEUS OTIOSUS hails from Denmark and originally started out as a two man project. As the
years went on the band grew into a full band and now is ripping any place they can destroying the
name of God every where they go. These guys play spastic old school Death Metal that's fast
paced, aggressive as hell and blasting. They remind me of a lot of the European Death Metal bands
from the early to mid 90's. The vocals are mid ranged throaty Death growls. They reminded me a
little of how my vocals were in my old band FAMILY OF FREAKS. This is a live promo of the
band playing in Svendborg. I'm not a big fan of live albums cause they usually sound horrible, but
this one is pretty decent and gives you a good idea of how good this band is in a live setting.
GUILD OF DESTRUCTION - WE ARE VERMIN
(9 track CD) GRINDHEAD RECORDS
Born in Melbourne Australia comes this Death Metal juggernaut in the form of GUILD OF
DESTRUCTION. These guys are bringing back the harsh aggressive and brutal Death Metal that
the scene has been needing for years now. Their music infuses some new school technical parts as
well as some slight spastic Black Metal. The music just repeatedly beats the hell out of you and
makes you want more and more. The mid ranged thick Death growls finish off this bands immense
and full sound perfectly. It's hard to believe a band this full sounding is only a 4 piece. Every Death
Metal fan needs to have this release in their collection.
HERPES - DOOMSDAY
(5 track CD) NIHILISTIC HOLOCAUST
I know everyone has heard of HERPES before, but this is the type of HERPES you want. These
guys hail from France and play blasting gore soaked Death Metal in an old school style. The music
is very thick, dirty and brutal sounding all through out. It reminds me of a lot of the bands I was
listening to when I first got into Death Metal. The music goes from fast paced all out aggression
into some slower more sludge like Death crawls. The vocals are thick sluggish Death growls. This
is a must for fans of AUTOPSY, IMPETIGO and DEATH BREATH.
KING ORACLE - IT IS I
(9 track CD) CREATURE UNDER THE ROCK
KING ORACLE was born in 2008 by Corey Daniels after he left his band SENTINEL due to
musical differences. Corey started this one man project with the "If you want it done right, do it
yourself" approach. He plays guitar, bass, keyboards, drums and did the vocals all himself. He also
did all the recording, mixing and mastering for the album. He has taken his influences which
include the second wave of Black Metal, Folk and Progressive Metal to create a sound all his own.
The music is very melodic and soothing at times while at others it is harsh, aggressive, cold and
raw sounding. The vocals also reflect the same pattern as the music. Corey has created a very
interesting, unique and very good debut release with "IT IS I". Check this very talented musician
MECHANICAL GOD CREATION -CELL XIII
(9 track CD) WORM HOLE DEATH
Italy has spawned some very good Metal bands, but I think MECHANICAL GOD CREATION
is the best one yet. These guys and gal, play killer brutal technical Death Metal music. They have
pulled influences from old school Death Metal greats like DISINCARNATE, OBITUARY,
MALEVOLENT CREATION and mixed it with some new schoolers like THE FACELESS,
JOB FOR A COWBOY and BLACK DAHLIA MURDER. They have such a fast paced
adrenalized sound that makes you want to get up and destroy your surroundings. I loved the
grooved that is inter woven into all the chaos they are producing. The vocals reminded me a little of
ARCH ENEMY but not as throaty sounding. I highly recommend this to every Death Metal fan.
OPERA FUNEREA - FLAMES IN ETERNITY
(3 track CD) Self Released
OPERA FUNEREA hails from Italy and plays very cold and depressive sounding Black Metal
music. The music is infused with a lot of Doom and Funeral type Metal music. It's really slow and
sludgy like a funeral march would be, but a little more noisier and louder. The music has some
really dark and dreary parts as well. The vocals are mid ranged harsh groggy growls with higher
pitched harsh Black Metal screams. This is definitely not your typical Black / Doom Metal band.
If your into the styles above you should really give this band a listen.
SLOW INTENTIONAL DAMAGE - UNSTOPPABLE
(10 track CD) TURKEY VULTURE RECORDS
SLOW INTENTIONAL DAMAGE play a Modern style of Thrash Metal. They add in lots of
flavoring from other Metal genres as well to create their sound. They toss in some more Modern
Metal sounds that are radio friendly, but still heavy. There are fast paced crunchy guitar riffs mixed
with lots of grooved out Thrash Metal riffs. They have a solid hard hitting drum sound that goes
from fast blasting to slow grooved. They even toss in some Death Metal influences at times,
especially in the fast more aggressive parts. The vocals run from clean melodic vocals to harsh
Thrash, raw Hardcore screams and lower ended Death growls. These guys a little something every
Metal can enjoy. Now go get your copy of "UNSTOPPABLE" now.
SOUND OF DETESTATION - GE FAN I VARA LIV
(15 track CD) GRINDHEAD RECORDS
SOUND OF DETESTATION is another great band to emerge from Australia. These guys plays
spastic old school styled Grindcore music with many Death Metal influences mixed in. They have
a right back into the mayhem. The Death Metal influences are mostly prominent in the vocals.
They are heavily Grindcore styled screams mixed with low ended Death Metal growls. This is a
must for fans of early NAPALM DEATH, ROTTEN SOUND and NASUM! What more can I
say, that should be enough information for you to go out and buy this disc and blast it!
THE WAY OF PURITY - CROSSCORE
(10 track CD) WORM HOLE DEATH
Hailing from Sweden comes another amazing band in the form of THE WAY OF PURITY. This
band takes extreme to new levels and sends it in many different directions. They lay their
foundation in Death Metal which is pretty obvious from start to finish, but you can hear lots of
Grindcore and touches of Black Metal all through out. This band is very intense with their spastic
chaos within melodic boarders. It's like a controlled chaos of sorts. There is rapid fire drum beats,
driving guitar riffs, stop and starts, breakdowns, melodic passages and lots more. Sweden is know
for birthing some amazingly great bands. THE WAY OF PURITY deserves at the top of that list!
This is a must! No Death Metal collection is complete with out this band in it! Highly
recommended! I hope this band gets much attention, cause they surely deserve it!!!