MUSIC REVIEWS
(MAY 2006)
(8 track CD) DARK VALLEY RECORDS
really dark Gothic influenced Metal music. There is a lot of atmospheric & almost Celtic type
Metal mayhem. The vocals are done in a angelic female style with both male & female Death out,
they are very good & deserve much attention!!!
ALEV - WE LIVE IN PARADISE
(12 track CD) ECLIPSE RECORDS
This is the debut CD release from this German based band. Their music is a strong mix of Metal,
hitting & melodic all at the same time. There are some really cool hooks, grooves & breakdowns
all mixed within . The vocals also follow the path of the music. Sometimes they are high pitched
& melodic sounding & then others it's straight forward harsh & aggressive sounding. If you were
to combine
EVANESCENCE, GARBAGE & ALANIS MORSETTE together you would get this
www.ALEVmusic.com
BLACK CHURCH PSALMBOOK - OUR LIFE IN WORMWOOD CHRIST
(9 track CD) Self Released
This is some really good Death/Black Metal music. These guys play extremely well & are
aggressive as hell. The music is super tight, loud & in your face all the way. There are some stop
& start parts, but that isn't for long. The music has a cold harsh feel to it too. There are some more
atmospheric parts at times, but not really Gothic or anything. The vocals are done in a mid ranged
Death Metal growl style with some harsh Black Metal screams as well as some more melodic
Black Metal vocals mixed in too. The vocals sometimes reminds me of
MORTIIS mixed with
CRADLE OF FILTH. This band is very good & would fit nicely in any Death or Black Metal
music collection. Check them out!!!
COLOSTOMY TROUGH - SELF TITLED
(3 track CD) Self Released
This band hails from my home state of Pennsylvania & play some really intense Death Metal
music. The music has an old school Death Metal feel to it like an early 90's Death Metal vibe. The
music is quit aggressive, brutal & harsh sounding. I liked the groove the guitars had that pushed
the music forward. There are lots of blasts, shredding & all out aggression. The vocals are done in
a mid ranged Death growl with some almost Grindcore type screams & growls mixed in. This is a
cool 3 song sampler, but I want to hear more, because this is not enough!!!
www.COLOSTOMYTROUGH.com
This is the debut CD release from this Los Angeles California Hardcore band. These guys are
going to help bring the L.A. Hardcore scene back to the for front of music. This album reminds me
you'd get this amazing band. I loved this disc a lot & highly recommend this to anyone!!!
DARKNESS ETERNAL - MISANTHROPIC ANNIHILATION
(9 track CD) AUTOPSY KITCHEN RECORDS
This is the bands 3rd full length album & first for AUTOPSY KITCHEN. These guys play some
really good agonizing & heavy Death Metal music. The music has an old school brutal rawness
mixed with some new school technical styles. There are some grooves & breaks in the music
which I dug a lot. They have a really cool almost Grindcore sound to their Death Metal music it's
just not as fast or noisy as Grindcore. I liked the solid sound the drums had also. The vocals are
done in a mid ranged Death growl with some slightly harsher ones at times. Fans of old school &
new school Death Metal will really enjoy these guys!!!
www.DARKNESSETERNAL.com
Damn! I was highly impressed by this disc when I put it in. The music is mostly Death Metal, are
extremely good. There are a lot of stop & starts with all out aggressive brutality smashing it's way
through the songs. The vocals are done in a  mid ranged harsh Death/Black Metal growling style. I
loved this band & highly suggest this because these guys are going to be huge soon!!!
www.DEMONICRESURRECTION.com
(Available through BEOWOLF PRODUCTIONS)
(8 track CD) SANCTUARY RECORDS
I was very pleased to find this disc in my review pile. I interviewed this band when their last fast,
multi layered & well constructed Power/Progressive Heavy Metal music. There is much depth to
their music. There are amazing arrangements, change ups & stop & starts all through out. I loved
the hyper active & aggressiveness in their music. The vocals are done in a mid ranged melodic
clean Power/ Heavy Metal style with some higher pitched ones mixed in. This band is starting to
get really big now & I suggest getting this now, before they are huge. You won't be disappointed
together!!!
They blend all these elements together to create a really strong & different sound. The music is
heavy & aggressive, but has lots of layers to it with mixes of the other styles. The vocals are
vocals & even some almost Death Metal like ones too. These guys are extremely good & shouldn't
be over looked!!!
www.EVENTHORIZONband.com
GUILD OF DESTRUCTION - INTO OBLIVION
(8 track CD) Self Released
This is the debut CD from this Australian Death Metal band. These guys are only a three piece,
The music is blasting away so intensely & in your face. There are some Thrash Metal influences
The music is really tight, loud, fast & hard, just like Death Metal should be. They remind me of a
The music is really tight, loud, fast & hard, just like Death Metal should be. They remind me of a
of the great Death Metal bands of the early 90's. The vocals are done in a mid ranged Death growl
style with some harsher Death growls mixed in. Just about every Death metal fan will enjoy growl
style with some harsher Death growls mixed in. Just about every Death metal fan will enjoy this
disc!!!
(8 track CD) UNMATCHED BRUTALITY RECORDS
MALIGNITY. These guys blend together many elements of Death Metal & Grindcore music to
create their sound. The music has a very brutal Death Metal sound to it with lots of raw &
machine gun like riffing in the guitars. The vocals are done in a mid ranged Death Metal /
Grindcore crossover style. These guys are extremely sick & would please any fan of both of these
styles!!!
INTERROGATE - UNBROKEN
(5 track CD) Self Released
This is the debut CD release from this Hardcore / Metal band out of Northern Ireland. These guys
take many aggressive elements of both Hardcore & Metal & mix them together to create their
style & sound. The music has a lot of great grooves, beats, breakdowns & tempo changes all
through out. I liked the crunchy guitars sounds a lot. The vocals are done in a mid ranged Hardcore
& Metal crossover style with some more mellow & melodic vocals mixed in at times. They
together. These guys are really good & should be signed very soon. Keep a look out for them!!!
www.INTERROGATE13.com
MALIGNANT MONSTER - FOUL PLAY
(7 track CD) PRIME CUTS MUSIC
This is the debut full length CD release from this Western Australian based band. These guys melt
together many elements in Death Metal music to create their style & sound. They have a really
cool crunchy guitar sound with tons of driving grooves that pull the listener in. There are some
Thrash metal type elements present at times through the music too. The vocals are done in a mid
ranged Death / Thrash Metal type growl with some lower Death growls blended in as well. These
guys are really good & will be making  a big name for themselves in the underground scene!!!
(10 track CD) AUTOPSY KITCHEN RECORDS
OCTAGON plays some really harsh & raw sounding Death Metal music. They do mix in some
elements of Black Metal here & there. The influences are mostly old school Black Metal with a
war like rawness. The music has a cold, harsh vibe to it all through out. There are some slight &
throaty Death / Black Metal type growl/scream style. There is a lot of old school influences all
through out this disc that took me back to the days of when I was really getting into this style of
Metal music. This is one for all old school Metal fans, but new schoolers will enjoy it as well.
Check it out!!!
P.O.R. was originally a side project from members of EARTH CRISIS back in the late 90's.
They released one album & the project was done. Now they are back fro a second offering with
this new disc. These guys play old school styled & themed Hardcore music. They are a straight
edge vegan Hardcore band & proud of it. The music is very good old school Hardcore that is hard
with some clean Hardcore vocals mixed in. If you took bands like
MADBALL, AGNOSTIC
FRONT, H20, BIOHAZARD, SICK OF IT ALL
& EARTH CRISIS & made one supper group
you'd get
PATH OF RESISTANCE! This is a great thing in my eyes & ears!!!
www.myspace.com/PATHOFRESISTANCE
PATHOGEN - BLOODLINE
PATHOGEN hail from Australia & play some very intelligent sounding Death Metal music. The
music is multi layered & has a lot of depth. There are lots of melodic & groove oriented sounds
coming from this band all while adding in lots of hard hitting brutal & aggressive stuff too. These
guys cover the whole spectrum of the Death Metal genre. I really enjoyed the guitar work a lot in
this band. The vocals are a blend of harsh Death Metal growls & screams along with some more
melodic Death Metal vocals. If you are a Death Metal fan or just a Metal fan in general then these
underground Death Metal scene & placing themselves among the best!!!
www.PATHOGEN.com.au
(9 track CD) PRIME CUTS MUSIC
Here we have another band emerging from Australia playing a blend of styles. These guys have
elements of Classic Metal, Speed Metal, Heavy Metal, Punk & Thrash Metal. The music is really
cool sounding & takes you on many different paths. I liked the old school Punk Rock feel that
covers all the Metal sounds the band has. There are lots of fast paced adrenaline fueled grooves,
shredding & drum beats. They have lots of change ups & tempo changes all through out too. The
is your band!!!
www.PSYCHONAUT.org.au
SCOTT MOSHER - DEEP HORIZON
(10 track CD) THE AMBIENT MIND
sounding Progressive Rock music. There are some influences from Heavy Metal, Hard Rock &
Power Metal all present in his sound. The music has an almost space like ambiance to it. The
work the most. This reminded me of
DREAM THEATER & QUEENSRYCHE a lot.
STALAGGH - NIHILISTIK TERRROR
(3 track CD) PRIME CUTS MUSIC
This is a really strange band. These guys play some really bizarre & experimental Noise type
music. The music is really chaotic, static & crazy sounding all through out. This album is re-mixes
of "PROJEKT NIHIL" & PROJEKT TERRROR" & includes an unreleased track from 2003.
There is some really insane noises, sounds or screams that are the vocals. I'm not a fan of this
style of music, so I didn't really get into it much. If your into experimental Noise projects then
you might enjoy this release, it's quite out there!!!
VESPERS DESCENT - VISIONS IN VERSE
(12 track CD) PRIME CUTS MUSIC
Another Australian Death Metal band has unleashed their newest offering to us. VESPERS
DESCENT
play some extremely good Death Metal music with lots of Thrash elements mixed
within. The Thrash Metal sounds mostly come through in the guitar work, while the rest of the the
most. There are some hooks & change ups in their music as well. The vocals are done in a mid
ranged Death growl style with an old school feel to it. I really liked these guys a lot & could see old
school & new school fans getting into them a lot!!!
www.VESPERSDESCENT.com.au
A SICKNESS CALLED CONSCIOUS - SELF TITLED
(7 track CD) Self Released
These guys hail from Maryland & play some really good aggressive sounding Death Metal music.
The music has a brutal old school Death Metal vibe to it all through out. It has an almost 90's
Florida styled Death metal feel. The music also has some cool grooves, breakdowns & change ups
as well. I liked how they really mixed things up, but still stayed within their style. The vocals are
done in a mid ranged Death growl style, with some higher almost Death screams tossed in the mix
at times. I could really see a lot of fans of old school Death Metal getting into these guys a lot.
Check them out, because it's well worth it!!!
(3 track CD) Self Released
BEYOND SERENITY emerges from Germany with this 3 song Promo release. These guys play
old school Death Metal brutality with new school Death Metal technicality. There is a lot of
hyper active adrenaline pulsing through this bands music. They add in lots of crunchy guitar riffs
& heavy drum pounding & splashes. These guys are extremely good & energetic. The vocals are
done in a few different styles. There are some low end Death growls mixed with some mid ranged
ones. Then there are some mid to high pitched Death/Black metal growls/screams. I really dug
these guys a lot & would love to hear more than these 3 songs in the future!!!
www.BEYOND-SERENITY.de
BLOOD - DYSANGELIUM
(21 track 12" Picture Disc Record) FUDGEWORTHY RECORDS
Man, I was excited when this LP arrived for me to review. Thanks to Burt Wolf of BEOWOLF
PRODUCTIONS
for sending this to me. BLOOD's been playing simple but vicious
Death/Grind for over 20 years now. These Germans are legends in many peoples eyes & they
sure as hell didn't reach this status by selling out or playing commercial Grindcore like lots of
bands did from this era. 21 tracks of raw music clocking in at 39 minutes on this beautiful picture
disc for fans of old school Grindcore. A lot of the riffs reminded me a lot of
DEICIDE fro some
reason. These riffs kick some serious ass thou & not much has changed since their debut full
length "IMPULSE TO DESTROY" back in 1989. It's nice to see a band stick to what originated
the scene in the first place when Grindcore was very raw & simple. Satan approves!
- review by Keegan of
WORSHIP SATAN ZINE
EDENPARK - THE _____ALBUM
(16 track CD) POOR BOY RECORDS
EDENPARK comes from York, Pa & play a mixture of Punk, Rock & Pop music. These guys
have a really cool vibe going through out their whole album. I like the sing a long type grooving
chorus' in their songs a lot. The music is more along the lines of Punk & Rock music mixed with
some slight Pop influences, which are mostly in the vocals. I liked the grooves, rhythms & funky
beats in the songs a lot too. The vocals are a blend of Punk & Pop styled that sound like a mix
between
BLACK TRAIN JACK, GWAR & PEARL JAM? I know it's a weird combination, but
some how it works. Check out this cool band from my home state.
www.EDENPARK-pa.com
(4 track 7" Record) FUDGEWORTHY RECORDS
GAURITHOTH is a self described "perverse black latex Metal" band, whatever the hell that
means, I don't know. Anyways, these guys hail from Finland & deliver the goods with some nasty
old styled raw Black fuckin Metal! 4 tracks of blasphemous soul crushing anthems that fans of
IMPALED NAZARENE/SATANIC WARMASTER would enjoy. Highly recommended & very
limited as only 500 copies were made!
- review by Keegan of
WORSHIP SATAN ZINE
PAGAN WINTER - CULT OF THE FLESH
(6 track 10' Picture Disc Record) FUDGEWORTHY RECORDS
Here's a German Black Metal band that has been around for quite some time now (1993) & finally
their name is starting to spread around due to this flawless release. Maybe this is too short to be
considered a full length effort as it is only 21 minutes. There is no separation between tracks
which provides a non stop raw Black Metal assault. Blasting drums & fast as fuck riffs that
reminded me of
MARDUK. The vokills are raw, grim & packed full of blasphemous lyrical
content. There is a slight Thrash Metal feel but minimal enough for this not to be considered
Blackened Thrash Metal. They end this vinyl off with a cover of
DARKTHRONE's "Under A
Funeral Moon". It sounds faster than the original & maybe even better? This is a true piece of
Black Metal that is well worth your attention. Pick up a copy soon as there was only 666 made.
Satan approves!!!
- review done by Keegan of
WORSHIP SATAN ZINE
(7 track 10" Record) FUDGEWORTHY RECORDS
UNHOLY ARCHANGEL is a barbaric raw as fuck Black Metal band in the vein of
BLASPHEMY, SARCOFAGO, BEHERIT
. 7 tracks of hate filled primitive Black Metal that's
poorly recorded. It's safe to say that only fans of this kind of Black Metal would enjoy these
Greek maniacs. The back of the LP has the band with axes, spikes & you get the point. They
mean unholy business! Limited pressing of 666 copies on orange wax.
- review done by Keegan of
WORSHIP SATAN ZINE