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Kizin – Abstraction (2018)

Kizin
Release date: July 17th, 2018
Label: Independent

Well I finally got around to reviewing this, as a few readers have sent me messages to look into this band and believe me I should of gotten around to it earlier as this is a superb release from last year.

So if you never heard of them they are a progressive death metal band and a excellent one! if you like later Pestilence this might be your cup of tea.

But to the album the first track Crystal Palace really gets things rolling as this is pretty much a heavy track that just sets the mood of this trip this album will take you on and a whole new approach as the lyrics are based on Existentialism which brings a new flavor to things, it continues on The Exanimate and the Movement and the leads on here are a delight to the ears.

Things change a bit on Dreaming Beyond the Darkness, this one a bit more on the prog side of things but still a good one as the lyrics really go well here.Introspection takes us on to another phase as it’s a instrumental with a deep feeling to it then we get back into it as Awakening from Deep has a pounding drive to it and the way it’s composed really shines as it has some great moments here especially near the end as it just takes you away.Enfleshed Vitality is probably one of my favorite tracks on here as it has so many breaks that it kept me focused on what was going on has a lot of feeling to it.The Voice of Silence is a long opus that you will have to hear as there is a bit of everything in it, as this is a long album that runs over an hour I listened to the rest and it’s a solid release if your into this kind of stuff.

Abstraction, the title and final track is a superb gem to close this out, I would tell you to give it a listen and have an open mind as this could be huge if only the world would know who they are, since this was released it has been put on tape and cd so if you want a physical copy check the band’s Facebook page.

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Crypter – Crypter (2019)

Crypter
Release date: May 4th, 2019
Label: Independent

Here we have the first self titled full length from this death metal band from south Santiago, with only a few EP’s released previously I never really heard this until I stumbled across this release and it has some good vibes here throughout the release.

Most of the lyrical content on here is based on gore, society, serial killers, b movies which is nothing new but done well and i’ll add this is sung in spanish.

I can’t really pinpoint any lows on here as the band have a great sound that never got boring, the production on here is excellent you can here that distorted bass clearly on the track Andre the Butcher and the guitar tone on here was what really made this for me as it reminded me of something of the past.

As I looked around I could not find anything from this release on the band’s social pages as everything is from the previous releases and those don’t do any justice to this release as they have stepped up the progress here.If the band reads this and wants me to put it on my channel I will do so as this needs to be heard,cheers!

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Terror Society – Under Chaos (2019)

Terror Society
Release date: March 15th, 2019
Label: Independent

Here we have some kick ass thrash from this band that has been around since 2013 and on doing my research they actually released this EP last year but they put it out again with 4 bonus live tracks.

But from the beginning this caught my ear as it’s not like the rest of the pack when it comes to the vocals these really stood out as they are brutal but have there own feeling to them and the musicianship on here is superb as these guys know how to shred, the leads on here are just amazing and the production on these studio tracks really have this raw sound to them that even added more pleasure to my ears.

I got into this whole EP as it really shines throughout the whole thing even the live material shows off that these guys can rip, this is some serious thrash that will please most thrashers out there so give them a yell on their pages for more info.I just hope they put out more quality stuff in the near future.

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Sins of the Damned – Striking the Bell of Death (2019)

Sins of the Damned
Release date: May 5th 2019
Label: Shadow Kingdom Records

The first full length from these speed metalers from Santiago, I heard of the band’s previous releases and was looking forward on hearing this new full length as here we get some new tracks and only one old one that I’m familiar with out of the seven.

And was surprised that the title track was the intro and that’s what it basically is and a nice one that caught my ear as it has a more heavy metal feel to it but it goes directly into They Fall and Never Rise Again and here you get the sound the band has to offer, if you never heard the band they have a kinda euro feel and heavy dark vocals no wimp shit here and this one is about war as from what I hear in the lyrics and if you like that crunchy kinda picking it’s stands out on this track.

But for me when Take the Weapons comes on this even took this to a higher level as this track smokes in all it’s glory with the mighty yell of “Live Free or Die!” and just the all out attack on here I was stoked, has a great drive to it and it continues as The Lion and the Prey is just as powerful as the lyrics really add to the music as even the breakdown on the track has a nice flare at the end.

Then we come to this interesting track The Outcast (Sign of Cain) which has a strange intro but man does it have a lot to offer, I was so into this one as the drums really caught my ear as much as the vocals a really catchy number once you hear it. Victims of Hate is one of the shorter tracks on here and the guitar work on here is what you will notice the most which really stands out as it comes at you at full force through your speakers, made to be played loud!

So we come to the closer Death’s All Around You and this being the new version of this track you can really hear what good production can bring to a band as this sounds way better than the first version and yes this rips all the way to the end a great way to end this.

It took me a few listens to really get the feeling behind this as I only had an advance copy as it won’t be released til next month on Shadow Kingdom Records but once they do I’ll pick up a copy as hopefully it comes with the lyrics and they have shirts with this killer artwork as well and yes this is a killer release that you should hear and I recommend it.

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Lux Nigrum – Burning The Eternal Return (2019)

Lux Nigrum
Release date: April 12,2019
Label: Herejia Prods./ Street Metal Blasphemy

Lux Nigrum has returned with this new EP that has five new rituals with it’s own flare that come across with full vengeance and here Azerate the mastermind behind this chaos has stepped it up a notch as this has a new sound compared to the previous works and it really stands out on this EP.

From the opening track Solvet Cosmos In Favilla this comes straight at you with a pounding crushing sound as all cylinders are at full throttle and if you heard the band before you will notice the vocals sound very clear which was something that was kinda toned down on previous works but here they stand out clearly which makes this even more enjoyable but what really caught my ear is the drumming of D. Holocausto (Morbid Holocaust) this made the band even more brutal on this release.

I will say this is interesting even down to the lyrical content as they describe this as a manifest about the sacrifice of the inner self, the sacrifice of Ouroboros as a tyrannical representation of the eternal circle of life and death, appealing to the destruction of the duality that makes of every act an empty consequence, On which this this whole opus is based around.

By the way this is sung in english and to me has that old school feel to it which even brought more light to it, I highly recommend this to any true underground metal maniac,top tracks for me Burning The Eternal Return and Salve Azerate, this will be a limited release of 100 copies + sticker on tape and you can get it by contacting Herejia Prods at herejiaprods@gmail.com or Street Metal Blasphemy streetmetalblasphemy@gmail.com

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Mayhemic – Mortuary Feast of Skeletons (2019)

Mayhemic
Release date: March 18th, 2019
Label: Independent

The second offering from the band a 4 track EP which leaves off where the first demo left us.

Some killer riffing from the opening track Shaking Ground as this gets this off to blistering ear splitting sound that should get your fill as soon as you hear it, and it keeps tearing at you on the title track, this one is heavy as fuck! was a bit different paced at the start but then all hell breaks loose as this will crush you.

The band certainly has that old school feeling to it, a lot of old Kreator vibe to it but only when it comes to the music as the vocals speak for themselves which I have no complain and you can hear it well as the production on here is perfect!

Death Spawn is a bit different at first but it’s catchy as hell, a killer lead in here but this one really of all the tracks has a old school feel to it as it seems I heard something like this somewhere back in the day and it will slay you no doubt and when Demian (Vocals, Guitars) screams out Death Spawn! it grabs you instantly a true headbanger here.

And to finish this off Mayhemic and fuck yes! this will leave you floored as this is an all out assault on your mind, I could imagine seeing this live, a pit of maniacs losing it on this one without a doubt a crushing closer.

I highly recommend this,as there isn’t a dull moment on here, more info on the flyer below on how to get a copy.

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Lux Nigrum – Burning The Eternal Return (Advanced Tracks 2019)

The band has just published two tracks from their upcoming release which will be out on tape format in about three weeks on Street Metal Blasphemy/Herejía Prods.
Also the band is seeking a label to put this out on cd so if anybody knows contact the band.

After you hear these two this sounds solid as hell!

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Astrum – Existencia Perdida (2019)

Astrum
Release date: March 6th, 2019
Label: Independent

I stumbled across this release and they play melodic death metal which I usually might pass on but this is something that just caught my ear as it has an intention of grabbing you and it did me the instant I heard it as the twin guitar effect on here is superb, and from the track Cataclismo this takes you on a ride of pure enjoyment!

Yes you get your typical death metal vocals which are sung in spanish by the way but this is HEAVY in all kinda ways, the musicianship on here is as good as it gets, for a first release this is top notch, really can’t favor any tracks as all them have their own feel to them which is a good thing but hell I’m listening to this as I write this and it gets better with each listen.

These guys take melodic death metal to its peak! It might not be for the extremist out there but it deserves a listen and I’m glad I did because I find no fault in this whole release,This is available on digital format but I looked at the bands facebook and they have physical copies so contact them for that. hopefully this and maybe others catch on and we hear more from this band in the future.

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Dangerous – Against All (2019)

Dangerous
Release date: March 9th, 2019
Label: Wolf Demons Records

Here we have the latest from this established thrash band as they have been on the scene for quite a few years now and have made a name for themselves by now.

A four track demo of some very interesting subjects as the opener Animal Liberation / Human Annihilation is basically what the title says, as I was reading the lyrics one might think it’s a vegan song but it’s more as they show you the other side of things as how humans are hypocrites with their stupid thinking, I personally love the message behind this and yes it rips in the way the band is known for so a great opener.

The next track Inner War is a gem as it has so much feeling to it and it should as it starts out with a slow bassline before it burst into a rage as the vocals come in and then it hits you with a punch and the leads on here are fucking killer as you can hear the snare drum going off as well and with a nice break near the end that just made this the track I love on here most.

Night Stalker, well you know who this is about, Richard Ramirez of course and a nice little thrasher on how his bent mind worked and very interesting as a bass solo appears near the end before this all outrage comes in to finish, the last track is a cover of Los Prisioneros a Chilean legendary band that the youth back in the day looked up too and this cover is excellent as the band give their own flare to it, nothing like the original but heavy this time and the message behind the song is perfect.

This is a great demo that still shows the band not letting down and still in the same vein as their previous release so definitely worth checking out, this was just released on tape and digital so go grab a copy.

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