MUSIC REVIEWS
(October 2011)
ABRASIVE - THE BIRTH...BORN IN SODOM
(10 track CD) MDD RECORDS
Germany's ABRASIVE are back with their fifth release to date. This new release "THE
BIRTH...BORN IN SODOM" is the band doing what they do best. They play old school brutal
Death Metal merged with sick Grindcore madness. The band has a bit of a groove based sound this
time around. The music is still extremely heavy, but there is more Groove mixed within. I dig all the
stop and start parts they have through out the album as well. The vocals are done in a very low
ended thick guttural Death growl style. If your a fan of the bands past releases than your gonna love
this new slab of pure Death Metal brutality! Another killer release from this great band! The Cd
was also mastered by Michael "Migge" Schwarz of
ATROCITY!
www.ABRASIVE.de
CRUCIFIX NAILER - ANTICHRIST OF THE APOCALYPSE
(2 track CD) MACABRE MASTERMIND RECORDS
"ANTICHRIST OF THE APOCALYPSE" is one of the many new releases put out this year by
CRUCIFIX NAILER. This band is yet another side project from Bob Macabre of the great band
CHAINSAW DISSECTION. This release like most of his other release is done all by Bob himself.
He handles all vocals, guitars, bass, lyrics and drum programming. The music is done in a very raw
harsh Death Metal style that has an old school vibe to it. The music has crunchy & noisy guitar
parts with blasting drum beats that almost crosses over into older styled Black Metal music at
times. The vocals are a blend of raw aggressive Death growls and harsh Death gurgles.
CRUCIFIX
NAILER
is probably my second favorite project of Bob's right behind CHAINSAW
DISSECTION
! He has been producing killer music for years so support this talented musician.
BURNING CASKETS - TO BURN A FALSE PROPHET
(7 track CD) THE CATACOMBS
BURNING CASKETS is a new band out of Canada, but the band members have been in the scene
for a long time. The band was started as a side project by Korey & Mike from the great Canadian
band
ROTTING. These guys posted some songs on myspace and the response was over
whelming. They then recruited some more members to form a full band. "TO BURN A FALSE
PROPHET" is the bands first release. These guys plays ultra fast brutal Death Metal music. They
do have more of a modern Death Metal vibe which would cross them over into Deathcore styled
music. There is tight structure to this band that blows away most of the big name bands in this
genre. At times they throw in a crushing groove through out the songs to. This is some of the best
Death Metal I have heard in a long time and an amazing first album for any band. This is a highly
recommended album for every Death Metal fan to pick up. Canada should be proud that these guys
represent their scene!
www.BURNINGCASKETS.com
(Available through BEOWOLF PRODUCTIONS)
GUIDO CAMPIGLIO - RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE
(9 track CD) SG RECORDS
Guido Campiglio is an Italian solo guitarist. He plays instrumental & shred guitar music done in
Power Neo-Classical style. The music has a lot of 80's influences, especially from the more well
know shredders of the time. He has a style all his own that is enriched with his personal ideas of
exotic clichés, tribal rhythmic elements, Arab and Eastern scales and the use of electronic pads. His
music brings to mind many great guitar players out there like Eddie Van Halen, Michael Schenker,
Randy Rhoades & especially Steve Vai. The whole album is done as an instrumental album, which
is good because vocals would just tarnish how good of a musician Guido Campiglio is. If your a fan
of Instrumental and Shred guitarist then you must add this CD to your collection!
www.myspace.com/GUIDOCAMPIGLIO
HAVEN DENIED - ILLUSIONS BETWEEN TRUTH AND LIE
(10 track CD) SG RECORDS
HAVEN DENIED was born 11 years ago in Portugal, but this is only the bands third release.
Many line up changes and going through many hybrids of music styles has added to the lack of
album releases. This new release sees the band going in another new direction. They have more of a
Metacore sound mixed with some Northern European influences. They also blend in many
elements of Thrash Metal and Power Metal to round out their sound. The guitar work is where a
lot of the Thrash Metal sounds come into play. While the vocal style has more of a Power Metal
mixed with Melodic Metal and Metalcore styles. There is a cool grooved out Thrash sound that
runs through most of their songs too. This is my first time checking out this great band and now I'm
gonna have to search out their past releases as well. Give these guys a listen, cause you'll like what
you hear!!!
www.HAVENDENIED.net
MYSTONS - 3
(9 track CD) ELUCCAARTS
This is the 3rd album from Finland's MYSTONS. This heavy duo plays a unique mixture of
Alternative Rock, Metal, Grunge, Blues, Stoner and Doom. This is a weird mixture, but some how
they make it work. I don't really know how to explain these guys but for some reason I kept
thinking the same thing. It reminded me of
IGGY POP AND THE STOOGES mixed with a
Doom Metal influences. The music has a really slow and sludgy like vibe as well. The vocals are
done in a more melodic and groggy sounding with and Alternative style mixed in. There is also a
Grunge sound which comes out mostly in the guitar sound. These guys cover a wide range of styles
so be open minded and check them out, you might actually find yourself digging it. I know I did!
www.MYSTONS.com
NEUROMA - EXTREMOPHILE
(9 track CD) GRIND SCENE RECORDS
"EXTREMOPHILE" is the debut CD release from Liverpool, England's own NEUROMA. These
guys have put out a split EP, but this is the first full length. This sis some very crushing Death
Metal music at it's finest. The band incorporates elements of brutal old school Death Metal and
new extremely heavy. They spew forth aggression, heavy groove and blasting speed all through
out. The guitar work is done very technical and merges Death & Thrash elements together. The
thick bass gives them a heavier sound than most Death Metal bands, where the bass is lost in the
frantic guitar riffs. At times they toss in breakdowns to mix things up and let the listener get a
breather, but then it's straight back into the mayhem.
NEUROMA is by far one of the best bands
to ever emerge out of England (except their other hometown band
THE BEATLES). This is
definitely at the top of the list as one of the best albums to come out this year! Get it! Get it! Get
it! 'Nuff said!
www.myspace.com/NEUROMAmetal
REB CAPPER - VOODOO DOLL
(1 track CD) BACKWATER RECORDS
Reb Capper is a quirky powerful and prolific singer / song writer from Suffolk, United Kingdom.
Reb  plays and writes very catchy acoustic Pop style music. She has been on the scene for a little
while, but this is the first single from her debut full length album. She has an ethereal and eclectic
blend with some Folk like influences mixed with in. She has definitely advanced her sound since
the last release and you can tell she has really honed her skills to become and even better musicians
and singer. If you were to blend the talents of Tori Amos, Joan Osbourne & Ani Difranco together
than you'd get a good ideal of what Reb Capper has to offer. Check out this new single and pick up
her full length album. Support this amazingly talented musician!
www.REBCAPPERmusic.com
THE GENERATORS - LAST OF THE PARIAHS
(11 track CD) DC JAM RECORDS
THE GENERATORS hail from Southern California and have been playing their brand of Punk
Rock since 1997. "LAST OF THE PARIAHS" is the bands eight album to date. After one listen to
this bands release there is one question that comes to mind. Why aren't these bigger than they are?
This is some of the best Punk Rock to come out of the scene in a long time. I can hear influences
from 70's, 80's & 90's Punk scenes. I really like the dominating 70's & 80's Punk vibe they have
through out the whole album. These guys are better musicians than a lot of the stuff being shoved
down our throats today that they call Punk Rock. If you want to hear a great band that brings back
elements of
SOCIAL DISTORTION, BAD RELIGION, CIRCLE JERKS, JFA, SURF
PUNKS, THE DEAD MILKMEN
& THE RAMONES then look no further! These guys have it
all! Punk it up!!!
www.THE-GENERATORS.com
ZOMBIFIED - BACKROOM EUGENICS
(6 Track CD) GRIND SCENE RECORDS
ZOMBIFIED is a five piece Death Metal band based out of Northern Ireland. "BACKROOM
EUGENICS" is the band second release to date. It is a slab of pulverizing Death Metal that blends
old school Death metal sounds with a little modern Death Metal technicality. The band has gotten
a little darker and dirtier on this new release. They hit the listener with a barrage of pummeling
blast beats straight into breakdowns and back again. The guitars are fast paced shredding with
some crunchy almost Thrash like parts mixed in. At times, especially in the more spastic and
aggressive parts you can hear some Grindcore influences coming into play. The vocals are done in
a low ended Death growl and gurgle style. These guys mesh together most of my favorite styles of
Metal and come out with one hell of a great Death Metal album. Everyone should pick this album
up, blast it and become
ZOMBIFIED!!!
www.ZOMBIFIEDuk.com