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Ritual Blasphemer – Satanic Ceremony (2019)

Ritual Blasphemer
Release date: June 6th, 2019
Label: El Conjuro Records

Most of you fuckers out there probably already know what this is all about but for the newcomers this is the first release from this crushing death metal act, this was released last year but this is my take on the cd version released this year with bonus tracks.

With an interesting intro that goes straight into Satanic Ceremony, we get this heavy pounding as the vocals are sick and the pounding of the drums and the guitar work that just sinks into your skull,the ritual has begun!

Blasphemous Attack just goes off just the way I like it, full blasphemy right to the point as this one will crush you cause it’s short and straight to the point and it doesn’t let up on Diabolical Insane which is a bit different but is powerful to the hilt in it’s own style as its more complex to the previous but still will kill you.

So we go into Black Pest and this my friends is a scorcher of a track as it goes in for the kill from the beginning and its just a catchy one because most likely the vocals and the theres when the leads come in it just gets better, just one of those tracks that gets your blood pumping and oh fuck Infernal Slaves, which was the original closer on the tape version simply goes off as this track has everything you could want and the part where the band goes off its an all out assault on your body and soul, I fucking love it!

So we go onto the bonus tracks, first one being a cover of old Sepultura Warriors Of Death which they do a fine job of and would make the band proud it has their flare to it but hits it on the nail! and so we close with Ritual Blasphemer and its as strong as the rest as one thing I noticed is the bands music gets heavier as it goes along and it shows here to the end.

I’m so glad that I got a copy of this and i strongly recommend getting a copy as this is worth every cent, the production is perfect for a debut and nice packaging, contact the band or label to get a copy as this is going fast, a total crusher of a debut.

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Voor – Voor (2019)

Voor
Release date: July 13th, 2019
Label: Independent

Here is a band that has been around since 2012 from Rancagua and this their first full length, in the archives they are labeled thrash but to me there is more to their music as it has a whole technic of its own.

With a cool intro (Into Chaos) the band breaks into The Killer which is a strong opener and the vocals really stand out as well as the music is very catchy with a great drive to it and some tempo changes that keep you interested on what more is to come and the next track Reached by Your Death is a good example as this one is pounding heavy from the start and I will say the production on here is superb as you can hear all the instruments clearly and is one of my favorites on here till this point.

As we go on Rage from the South is a bit different as the tempo is more on the heavy metal side but once again the vocals really stand out but it has some catchy hooks to it that never made it dull as it goes well with the flow and will say there are some great leads through out this whole album.The Deserving of Death on here the tempo gets a bit faster and has a killer punch to it with the backing vocals “You Deserve to Die!” with an all out assault this is one of best tracks on here as it simply shreds and goes into Stoned Forever which is fast and furious from the get go but I will say I thought there would of been more to the lyrical content but all that is said is the title throughout the song but it really doesn’t matter cause the music will crush the weak.

The Deadliest Weapon has a vibe of its own and the message behind the lyrics is what made this standout for me and the playing as well as you hear the bass going off, this got better with each time I played it, so we go onto Unquiet Peace which I really had to give a few listens to before I really got it as there are many tempo changes in here that you would have to make up your own mind to it, so were getting near the end here and Your Fucking Church needs no introduction as the title speaks for itself as far as the music its killer with a bass solo thrown in and you can hear it cracking throughout and a killer lead to finish it off, and to the closer The Hatred Command a strong number with the chant THC! that adds to the flare of it as it’s heavy on all ends which is a good closer for the album.

In closing this a killer debut as it has a lot offer to anybody that likes they’re music heavy and I put a couple of tracks so you can hear them but will have to contact the band for a physical copy on their Facebook page.

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Drencrom – Permanent Living Death (2019)

Drencrom
Release date: August 20th, 2019
Label: Deathrash Armageddon

Been waiting for this release for awhile as this is one of the brutalist thrash bands around and this here proves it, I seen these guys live and what you hear on here is what you get when they play live, a total assault on your mind.

On here there are some old tracks as some new and none disappoint,the production on here is the best they have done to this point and something I haven’t heard in years on the track Make Her Suffer there is a drum solo by And who is one of the best drummers when it comes to the extreme side of things and right after that Fuck Your Opinion comes in and man does this shred the vocals of Schizoid are sick as he sounds like he’s spewing right out of hell and this whole thing is sung in english just in case you’re wondering, it ends with Isolated Outburst which is an instrumental and starts out a bit different but ends this very strong as it’s catchy as fuck! but this whole release shreds from start to finish.

For those wanting this from what I read the label is selling this on vinyl format but you get a cd version as a bonus so who knows if a cd only version will come soon and yes this is highly recommended if you like extreme metal this is labeled under the thrash genre it’s heavier than that a true gem.The band has no social media so get in contact with the label.

Martyrium – Children Scream for Mercy (2019)

Martyrium
Release date: June 30th, 2019
Label: Australis Records

From the north of Chile comes the bands second full length and for those who don’t know these guys play thrash and the way they do it is purely as good as it gets as this is some furious kick you in the face shit!

From the start with a cool intro then the band takes off and first thing I noticed was the vocal style which surely sounds like that traditional chilean style you would expect but the riffing on here is excellent and the chant “Eaten Alive” adds that special flare to it.

As I listened to this whole album it got better with each spin as these guys really have some great hooks in their tracks with some killer leads everything a thrasher would want, you get those crunchy riffs as well and I really like the lyrical content of these songs as well cause they deal with real life which is a plus for me and yes sung in english and easy to understand.

This whole album is solid and is one of the best thrash albums I heard this year, I can’t even pick my favorite tracks as all of them kill and just when I was giving up on the thrash genre comes this gem, oh yeah it’s definitely got that old school feel to it. give it a listen you won’t be disappointed, whole album is on Spotify.

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Niebla – Evocación (2019)

Niebla
Release date: June 24th, 2019
Label: I Hope You Die Rec.

Here is a new Black Metal band from Santiago, this is the first release by the band it’s a 3 track EP according to them.

This was interesting as I was listening to it as there is nothing really new here that hasn’t been heard before but it’s very good for what it is as the arrangements of the tracks keep you glued to it, the opener Ódica Negativa is a prime example as it takes you on a ride.

Abismo is really interesting as the guitar part in the beginning really brings character to the track it’s kinda long but then near half way through it just goes off and it made it so enjoyable and to conclude this Infortunio I: Eclipse is a solid opus as this is the band in it’s full glory! as it crushes and should please anybody into this kinda stuff, the vocals really shine on here a excellent closer.

I look forward to hearing more from the band in the future as I can get into this and I recommend it only thing right now I read only 30 tapes of this were made so it might of sold out by now.

Repulsic – Flower of Carnage (2018)

Repulsic
Release date: June 24th, 2018
Label: I Hope You Die,Redrum Records,Headsplit Records

Kinda late for this one but I remember well as I was leaving Chile last year I was handed a flyer for this release and not much info on it but when I got back to the states I seen them for the first time on a live feed and noticed that these two guys in the band I had just seen in Drencrom so I watched this and was amazed on what this band was delivering and the feed being their first gig not many people there as they were the opening band so the place was kinda empty.

But onto this release all I can say is if you like Terrorizer this is a must because this 21 track opus is a gem,short tracks that will pound your brain to a tilt, I love this from start to finish not a dull moment for me as even the lyrical content is sick as well, was even surprised that Will Rahmer picked this up and released it on his label Redrum Records, so he knows what good shit is.

Since this release the band has put out a compilation called Birth with rehearsal and other stuff but looking forward to the next studio album,maybe will get one after the Drencrom album is released.

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Misticismo ‎– Streams Of Timeless Nothingness (2019)

Misticismo
Release date: April 27th, 2019
Label: Grim Records

This two piece raw black metal act pretty much impressed me with their debut album from last year so I knew what to expect what was coming with this new EP.

And from the opening track Absorbed by the Pentacle you get that same vibe this band is known for by now so no disappointment a crushing sound that got the mood ready for the next one and Mirrored Silver Moon to me is the gem of a track with the opening yell it goes into a chaotic fizzle of lunacy as the band just goes off on this one and the normal voice yelling adds to the song and the ending is an acoustic guitar that fits in well with the sounds of hell in the background,fucking excellent!

Saturnian Confinement is another all out bashing track as it gots these killer riffs that stick to your mind and just gets you right into it a true headbanger and to close this out Sea of the Horned Serpent and what a way to end this,this track smokes as it’s a bit different the rest as it starts with this dark bass and guitar intro before going off in it’s usual with many different tempos but very enjoyable til the end.

From hearing this it’s about time some label picks this band up as they have proven they got there sound and it’s something more people out there will like as everything I read about this band is positive so good luck to them.

Destroying Texas Fest 15: A Look Back

Well this being the first time I ever attended this festival I was pretty much floored by the whole experience, I got there early on day 1 knowing Invocation Spells was the second band and I didn’t want to miss them so everything went well as I got to see Venereal Baptism from Texas and was impressed by the bands set and then I went to the front of the stage to catch Invocation Spells and man did they kill it! A blistering set with old and new tracks that left the crowd pretty floored, after they played I went and hungout with the band and was amazed on how they made a new bunch of fans that night and their merchandise was selling which was a good thing.

Hanging with a few members of Diabolical Messiah,Invocation Spells and John Johnston on the first night.

For me that first night was the best as I hungout with both the bands from Chile and had a few drinks and talked about all kinds of metal and other shit and yeah all the bands that night were amazing Goatpenis and Sadistic Intent just killed, as their sets set the crowd going wild! so it was a fantastic start to this 3 day event.

Day 2 was a more of a relax day and you could tell from the debauchery of the night before and I noticed not as many people came out as the first and the sound for some reason wasn’t as loud as the first night and it was hot in the place but Nunslaughter and The Chasm were the highlights for me, Master was good but Paul Speckmann was out of it that night as he was complaining between songs about the sound and just rambling shit which the crowd pretty much got fed up with as I seen people leaving and others yelling at them to play and stop the bullshit so day 2 kind of ended fucked up.

Day 3 was excellent! As soon as I arrived I go in and turn to the stage and Diabolical Messiah start their set and I went right to the front and they had a few technical difficulties but were fixed quick and they crushed! I was amazed on how brutal their set was and they even gave them time to do another song as the crowd was yelling for more which was a good thing because I read earlier they were only given 35 min to play, I was in disbelief when I read that fuck all the way from Chile and that much time to be honest they should of played later.

The three day wristband for the fest.

And the next band on Sabbath Assembly was one thing I wondered why they even were put on the fest as they are Psychedelic Rock, Doom Metal but nothing extreme compared to the rest,I went an drank a few beers while they played and caught them on their last song and kinda felt bad for them as the crowd was never really into them so they didn’t even say nothing as they left the stage. Then it got good again but I was waiting for Massacre the most, I had a chat with Kam Lee earlier and try to tell him about the old days when we used chat by letters but he forgot who I was even mentioned the gig back in 1990 and he didn’t remember the venue, I also asked this to Rick Rozz on a different occasion that night he didn’t remember either which blew my mind but anyhow they came out and did their set and the highlight was when they did a few Mantas tracks but it ended too quick as Kam said they didn’t have anymore material to play that they didn’t think it was gonna go down this good so that was it, the to close out Nocturnas A.D. came on, to be honest I was never into this band so I stayed and only watched half their set and called it a day.

To end this I’d like to say it was a great fest lots of underground merchandise being sold, I could of taken a lot of pics with band members but I passed on that cause it just ain’t my thing anymore.but a big Hail goes out to Elio and Diabolical Messiah, Camilo and Invocation Spells for the good talk and all oh and one more to the two female comrades I met at the hotel that showed me a bit of the town while there Andy and Lily, hope I got that right, if you read this get a hold of me and if things go well will see each other next year.

Morbid Cruelty – Demo I (2019)

Morbid Cruelty
Release date: May 1st, 2019
Label: Burning Coffin Records

A three song demo from the drummer of Atomic Aggressor and the bass player from Perversor who does the guitar work on here as well.

All I can say is this is some pretty brutal and catchy death thrash metal as all the tracks will kick your ass! my favorite being Red Ripper as this totally rips, I highly recommend checking this out but the only downfall is this was only pressed to 50 tapes that have sold out.

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Necroripper – Amulepe Taiñ Weichan (2019)

Necroripper
Release date: May 20th, 2019
Label: No Mercy Reks

Well the long long awaited Necroripper release has finally come and as soon as I heard I had to check it out, for those that are not familiar with the band they play death/thrash and their debut left quite a mark back in 2012 so it’s been awhile.

This is up on Spotify just in case you wanna hear the whole thing as I did the review from listening there,but anyhow we get 8 tracks on here and this from the opening track Alwe Ulkantun you can tell the band is back with a vengeance! I was pretty much pleased from this opener and I wanna mention all the track titles are in the Mapuche language as you can see by the title of the album but sung in english from what I can hear and did some research and seen the 2 track promo had the lyrics in english so you will probably have to get a physical copy to see them.

But back to the album the next track Witxanalwe will crush you a full out attack on your senses and the production on here is superb as everything is heard the bass cracking,guitars,drums full in your face sound and it never lets down as you can here on Kollellaullin Weichafe things get even more intense as the vocals of Morbid Van Necroripper really stand out here and the bass guitar goes off a really smoking track.

The intro to Kütral Newen sounds like a horde of wolves coming at you then it breaks into an all out guitar fest of ripping leads is the best way I can describe it and short and sweet, and to the title track and here we get a little change in the vocal style but fits in perfect as it takes nothing away from the whole concept actually it fits in perfect even the slight break with a more pounding sound brings more light to the whole thing and the vocal style continues on to the next one Pewma which was a bit different in the beginning but gets going later on but has its own feel compared to the rest of the tracks on here,still brutal though and a nice fade away ending.

Nüyün Epew a heavy instrumental that has a very old school thrash vibe to it as the riffing catches the feel of the good old days and once again that crackling bass adds a more in depth sound and to the final nail in the coffin Kimün, a pure shredder as everything the album did from the start comes to a crashing end and I mean that in a good way just listen to the drums going off on here, fucking brilliant!

Was the wait worth it? hell yeah it was,it couldn’t of been much better so now I need a physical copy,the label No Mercy Reks put this out so an email is all I could find so here it is nomercyrekschile@gmail.com

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