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Demolishing – The Fallen (2019)

Demolishing
Release date: October 1st, 2019
Label: No Mercy Reks

A band I heard about a few years ago as I picked up the last release Ascension and was wondering what happened to them but here we get this new one that the time off was worth it as this new EP is a gem.

Fuck! do where I even start with this as this is a step up from the last one, the opener A Bright Light Into the Abyss has a this great opening feel as it has a black and glorious feel to it, and oh man the production on here really makes this band stand out better than ever, I was knocked on my ass on how good this is the vocals have a pure spirit to it.

And then we break into Spiritual Offering, haha fuck man is this some headbashing lunacy, over the top as this will crush! even with the breaks it kills! I don’t care about the slower brakes on here because they add to the goodness of the track, a brilliant piece.

As we go on to Negative Paradigm, and what a beautiful piece this is as its long but a vibe that will just grab you as it has so much to offer as it has so much feeling to it as it just has a drive to it being a very long track, I was so impressed by this as it covers all the good things I was not expecting a classic in its own way, a gem of a track.

Fuck man is you think this couldn’t get any better then comes Final Prayer, which is brutal pounding as it has this over all feel to it as the band is purely out to kill, these awesome riffs that take you to a land unknown, it’s truly something you need to hear to appreciate.

So we end this brilliant slab with No Life Beyond Death and its as good as the whole thing heavy pounding in the beginning then we go off with the sick vocals we have been delivered through the whole thing and the brilliant vocals that add so much to this release, one of the longest tracks on here but a great closer.

A great piece any true fucker out there needs to get a true underground band,no social media what so ever take it from ECM this is the true only buy from the label or die!

Parkcrest – …and That Blue Will Turn to Red (2019)

Parkcrest
Release date: October 21st, 2019
Label: Independent

Been awhile since this thrash outfits first full length and this was a surprise to me when I got contacted about it so I was all for it as I never got around to the first one.

This is one that got better the more spins I gave it as from the opener Impossible to Hide, comes out roaring with an old Kreator vibe but more modern with intense riffs that are out for business, this is some intense thrash the way it was meant to be played even the slight tempo changes here are excellent!

The production is perfect on here everything comes out crystal clear as you can hear all the instruments as it continues on Darkest Fear which is heavy but even gets more chaotic as it goes on, some flaming leads on here that will pound the brain in, Punished in Life, gotta love this one as the lyrics add to the pleasure of as it says things most can relate to and chants of (Egoist! Hypocrite!) well you know what I mean. another strong track to keep things going in the right direction.

Until this next one Possessed by God which has a whole different vibe as there is a lot of lyrical content on here that made the track seem kinda long but the bass guitar shines on here that made this one interesting that I would say is giving you a break as Midnight Chasm gets things back into a more aggressive mode, gotta love the galloping riffs in this one to add that old school feel to it as well as the leads and the drumming really stood out here for me,good shit indeed.

Dwelling of the Moonlights is an instrumental and I always loved them and this one is a ripper lotta catchy riffage and a few tempo changes to give it some feel and an all out assault in the end that really grabbed me, but this next one Hatred ‘Till Die is probably my favorite track on this whole thing as it simply shreds even with the short bass line thrown in and then all hell breaks loose as this is out to kill! a smashing track!

And it continues on Tired and Guilty a excellent! track full of destroying riffage and the leads on here will annihilate you, another strong number as we end it with the title track …and That Blue Will Turn to Red which mostly shows what the band has put out through this whole album as it fades away in the end.

This is thrash with class, a very good follow up to the debut and hopefully soon it will come out on a label as only digital exist at the moment but from what Javier Salgado (Guitars,Vocals) told me they are looking for a label and then it will be even more enjoyable when all the lyrics are available.

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Cenotafio – Larvae Tedeum Teratos (2019)

Cenotafio
Release date: November 20th, 2019
Label: Apocalyptic Productions

Here is this two man band that I been waiting for to release a new full length that pretty much killed me as they have this unique sound to their Black/Death Metal that just grabs a hold of your ass, so I was thrilled of the news of this release.

With only four tracks a full length you may ask well these are some long tracks just like the first one but fuck it they won’t bore you at all instead take you on a ride you will likely want to take again and again.

Just as La Apoptosis opens this up with this eerie sound that sets the mood and then the haunting riffs and these vocals from hell that just fit the mold perfectly, as I was reading the lyrics they are in spanish on this whole opus but they don’t really make a difference they sound like a fucking demon screaming from hell that actually don’t make a difference, this is some powerful shit here and for being the opening track and long it flew buy as it has this great atmosphere to it, a fucking excellent opener to this.

El Martirio, oh hell what brilliance this comes out like a storm on hells wings this is what I love a pure kick in the ass, this track will obliterate you, even when it slows down it’s still kicking ass as the vocals are sick as hell the screams the blast beats make you wanna kill somebody and that’s only half way then we get some lead that will surely pleasure you,then the sounds of torment that is expected with the title,this fucking rules!

A bit of a change up on La Sentencia y la Plaga, well as this has a more deep slower pace to it but the sickening growels keep it interesting as later we get these blast beats that wake your ass up, not as intense as the previous but still a smasher of a track that leads to Maleficae and here this one has a black metal vibe at the beginning due to the riff but then it captures the brilliance this band offers but its a long one with a lot of killer vibes, the drums are pounding like hell on here and the interesting breaks with the guitar stand out, like I mentioned its long but near the end it really has a excellent punch to it as it fades away with some interesting sounds you need to hear to understand.

In closing this is a killer release if you like deep underground metal with balls this a must have in my book a band that needs more exposure no doubt as this will take down the weak,go out and support and buy a copy.

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LvxCaelis – Maher Shalal Hash Baz (2019)

LvxCaelis
Release date: October 31st, 2019
Label: Lamech Records

The name of LvxCaelis should not be unknown at this point to anyone who has been paying attention to the chilean scene for the last decade. Maher Shalal Hash Baz is their third album, and it comes four years after their magnificent previous record The Watchers. I’ve been listening to this Black Metal piece regularly for the past month since I received my copy of the CD, and I must say that my expectations were vastly exceeded by the quality of the songs.

The sound of the recording is very similar to what can be heard in the previous album, with the main difference being the overall atmosphere of the songs. While The Watchers had a more ominous and ritualistic feeling, Maher Shalal Hash Baz is more intense, more direct, maybe more “Metal” should I say. The drumming is frantic and relentless, but also has a lot of variety, the razor sharp guitars blend aggressive riffs with dark melodies, the bass rumbles in the background adding that extra layer of thickness and heavyness to the songs, and the ominous solemnity of the vocals fit perfectly with the music.

Every song has something interesting to offer, from the catchiness of Beyond the Falling Stars, to the insane intensity of Fading into Golgotha, to the hypnotic opening riff in Throne of Doom (plus the overall slower but powerful pace of the song), or the masterful rithm changes in The Beginning was the End, or that awesome and classic cold riff after the first verses in Kiss the Skull.

Raising above the Demiurge caught me completely by surprise with the almost Heavy Metal-esque guitar leads in the final part of the song, and the tasteful mixture of rawness and melancholy in Awakening the Final Chaos gives the album a perfect closure (those bass lines are pure brilliance).

The lyrics, as usual, deal with topics regarding luciferian gnosis and the neverending quest for illumination to free one self from the boundaries and limitations of the earthly existence.

The album was recorded at Lamech Studios in Sweden by Deacon D (Hetroertzen) who also contributes with some vocals in the last song, Awakening the Final Chaos, plus the intro, outro and some interludes. The artwork was done by Åskväder (also from Hetroertzen). As you would expect from Lamech Records, the overall production and design of the album are top notch.

To sum things up, Maher Shalal Hash Baz is a more than worthy successor of The Watchers. It might be even better, but I’m still undecided about that, need to listen to it more. There’s a lot to be discovered in the 37 minutes of music contained here, but I highly recommend this to anyone who’s looking for quality music.

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Putrid Coffin – Desecrated Tombs (2019)

Putrid Coffin
Release date: March 14th, 2019
Label: La Cripta Metal Shop

The latest from Putrid Coffin its been awhile since the first album came out and I was pretty impressed with the debut and this new EP does not disappoint we get the same head bashing as on the debut with a bit better production this time around.

So lets get into it Dark Power Of Sorcerer opens this up with a nice intro then the band kicks in with its power as you can really hear the drums clear as light on here with the high hats that really stand out and one thing that the vocals on here reminded me of the Dutch man Alexander van Leeuwen (Mental Distortion,Desecrate) but the music is tight death thrash as you would expect even the slow part when the lead comes in is a pleasure to the ears.

XVTH Century Pestilent Covenant, has these short blast beats that stop and go that make you think what’s next as the guitars are ripping on here with some breaks that add to the chaos on here,like I said the production really is good, as you can hear both guitars going off in their own way,hard to explain its something you need to hear to really appreciate,onto Desecrating Tombs the title track which is interesting, its pace has a good drive to it and keeps you pinned as this band really has a good vibe especially on the fast parts as they are out to torture your soul and especially on this track,pure head pounding madness.

Darkness is Endless (Aluhe), this is the ass kicker here this one took me on the first listen as its an all out onslaught even the breaks go into more heart ripping shit! this one hit the spot my favorite track on here to this point and the closer Magnificence of Baal continues in the same vein this whole EP has shown from the start as the bands tracks take you on a trip of ups and downs through this whole thing.

Not a bad second offering from the band it’s what I expected solid death/thrash but for me it’s more in the death vein as I listened to it more and more.

The band has no social media page but this can be bought from their label which is reliable as I have purchased from them before and a big hail to Nelson for sending me this,cheers! comrade.

Gravered – Cult to… (2019)

Gravered
Release date: November 2nd, 2019
Label: Iron, Blood and Death Corporation

Gravered is pure Death Metal especially if you like that old Swedish sound this new EP is right in the veins of this traditional sound but made in Chile.This EP is worth the listen if you like this kinda shit.

Intro (Funus Magno) a very interesting instrumental that goes good with this as we go into Classic Cult to Death and from here its total death metal the way I like it, they have this old school Swedish tone to their music it took me back to the heyday, which in my book is pure excellence! heavy dark and brutal like old Nihilist,Grave,etc. that good old shit if you know what I mean.then it ends with Outro (Ad Sepulcrum) which I guess was part of the whole deal here which is good.but here we go on to,haha madness.

Non Cristo doesn’t need explanation as the fucking church choir shit opens this up but then we get what we want to hear this track is a fuck off to christianity as it should be, this is dark and deep as it should be, praised by pure hatred the vocals are sick and catch the drumming on here, crushing to the T this track kills!

Podrido as this is part of being live from what I read but if it is the recording is excellent as it delivers with no exception
as it brings a little bit to the listener and shows what the band has to offer as this endinging track Coffins Graves and Tombs is a perfect ender for this EP a live track that delivers to a full tilt.

Fuck I love this and if you like the old Swedish death metal sound this is where its at Gravered is a band to get into and support!

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Thirsty Demon – Waning Death (2019)

Thirsty Demon
Release date: December 5th, 2019
Label: Dissonant Death Records

Here we have a one man project from Cristian León (Hellish,Hemisferio), and this four track demo really caught my ear as this is some wicked death/thrash metal.

The title track Waning Death opens this up with a bashing mid tempo that caught me by storm but then it really gets to business as this will kick your ass as its out to kill! the pounding on the drums here is intense as hell as well as the vocals are crystal clear,the part when the lead comes in just made it even better as you can hear the snare drum being pounded to hell! a great opener that left me floored.

And it continues on With Them You Will Rot as this keeps the tide rolling as it comes in driving with this pounding and vocals setting the pace for an all out assault and the ripping riff here catchy as hell fuck! this shit is good.fuck this man knows how to deliver the goods.Petrified Dream is a sweet little instrumental that breaks from the chaos but then Sadistic Desire comes in to finish this off and fuck man is this good pounding brutal you name it its on here, love the screams on here and just the all out attitude to fuck you up and how it ends with nothing but pure hatred.

This demo rules I don’t care what fuckers might say, if you like insane metal to crush the weak this is it, go buy from the label or bandcamp fucking excellent shit! no doubt.

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Vomit – Invoker of the Past (2019)

Vomit
Release date: July 10th, 2019
Label: Deathrune Records

Well well finally I got my hands on this long awaited debut from Vomit as their previous two demos really left a dent on a lot of people and here we get a couple of redone tracks off both those demos and new material as well.

This starts out with The Offering the first track off the first demo but here it sounds way better as the production on here really brings more life to the band and I’ll say just to keep this review more shorter that all the redone tracks on here all feel more fresh so you know what to expect.

But let’s get into the new material on here with Invoker of the Past being the next and this is like an anthem to old school as the chorus “True Spirit” gets to the point and the ripping on here is top notch! a fucking great track that will leave you floored! so the next new one Aberrant Insanity a fucking cool track about the shit in life with all its twist and turns, a lot of tempo changes on here but gets heavier as it goes on,not a dull moment at all.

Down in Hell of all the new tracks on here this is my favourite as this will rip you from ear hole to asshole, as this is pure hatred from hell, it crush your weak soul an all out onslaught on what this type of music was meant to be. Legions of Doom (Savage Death cover) an old track from this New Jersey band from back in the day that I remember well and this cover is righteous as hell, it puts new life into this and good to see a band cover a more obscure underground band than the usual.

The final new one on here Unholiness a pure blasphemous number full of hatred towards all fucking religion as the band is out to kill on this one, the album closes out with the old favourite Nyctophobia and a perfect closer to this awesome debut.

The wait I had to go through to get this was well worth it as this will please anybody into old school death/thrash as its heard all over this release, The production on here is perfect! ripping leads,crushing drums,distorted bass all shine to the t. another one to add to the onslaught of this years releases. Go get it you won’t regret this one.

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Storm Death – Ancient Premonitions of the Gods (2019)

Storm Death
Release date: September 1st, 2019
Label: Tanatofobia Productions/Street Metal Blasphemy

Here we go Death Metal freaks this band hails out of Melipilla and I been waiting a while to hear this and fuck is this release a joy to the ears as this a crushing full length as it has a taste of Deicide but fuck that!

This will take you on a trip to the ecstacy of death metal as it should be,from the first number Ancient Premonitions of the Gods in the Supremacy of the Winds of the End you can hear this band is out to kill! not a blasting track but the way they get their point across is excellent! as the pounding is there and gives you a taste of what the band is out for.

As you will hear on Conquered Mind as things get more heavier and yeah this is what you want when it comes to bashing shit! I will say the vocals are your typical death metal growls but fuck it works quite well and this stuff reminds me of Autopsy, etc in some kind of way because no need for full blast parts as this is death metal but the leads on here will grab you.The Day When the Ancients Rise is up next and this is a bit slower in the beginning but goes into a frenzy of mayhem later on as this is heavy as fuck to tell you the truth.just give it a listen.

Damned Voices from Another Self is next and this track is a blessing just listen to that riff ripping in the beginning but just the way this is consuming your soul, what a masterpiece of a track this is as there is a heavy vocal that should remind the old folk of the past. Falling into Xibalba is an all out onslaught as the band goes into another phase on what they have to offer and shreds so another killer on this.

Nebiros Bezemer Is the first track on here that is sung in spanish but who fuckin cares this is heavy just listen to the drums on here and the rest as this is a death metal as most like, no poser shit here!and the vocals oh my! and that sweet guitar, a blessing that left me with a grin of delight.

Oh hell and El aposento de la sabiduría, de la muerte y la creación and for some reason these tracks at the end that are in spanish give a more pounding to my ears as this just a more intenseness to it.and the closer The Raising of Two Black Serpents Who’s Fight and Burn Eternally in the Gates… is just a beautiful way of closing this masterpiece out an instrumental that hits that nerve.

Shit what is there to say this is one of the best Death Metal releases of the year Storm Witch is a force to be dealt with.

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Corpsehammer – Metal de la Muerte (2019)

Corpsehammer
Release date: September 9th, 2019
Label: Bestial Invasion Records

So those that don’t know this band is based in Sweden but featured here because we have two comrades from Sweden working with a Chilean lunatic that makes this a very interesting combination not that it hasn’t been done before but this is good shit! to my Chilean friends that follow this site take note this is good shit! it’s death black metal just in case.

As Nahash opens this up we get a pure in your face onslaught of what the band is offering here and this one track is sung in english as something you should know as Midnight Horror (v0cals) will sing in spanish on most of the tracks but even mixes it up on some on tracks, but hellyeah this opener sets the pace on what is to come the drumming is fucking intense like it should be, and on Beso Infame, the shit gets even heavier as the band goes all out and should please the fucking maniacs that get into this type of shit a strong number no doubt.

Tormenta del Infierno is up next and this comes out storming and will crush your ass this one has the vocals are mixed in languages which add to the power of the track. it gets to the point! and La Marca which is next and oh my fucking ass! this will kill you as it burst into oblivion as this will crush the weak just pounding with no relentless.

As we go on and Rito & Magia comes on I will say the rest of this album crushes and doesn’t have a weak moment through the whole thing, a band that needs to be heard because this shit crushes the weak! as they deliver the goods without a cause this rules! from start to finish I highly recommend it! its brutal to the point noi a dull moment from start to finish. and the last track Angelus Morbus, oh my just have a listen.

Hell! this rules! and I would suggest getting a copy from the band on their bandcamp page as they have merchandise as well, go support fuckers!

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