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Overlord – Death of Nations (2015)

Overlord
Release date:November 29th, 2015
Label:Independent
8/10

Overlord (Death/Thrash) is a one man project (Flatuleitor) that has been around since 2010 and I remember following this band since the beginning and always noticed how every release took a step further into another dimension you could say,but as this release popped up I seen I had missed out on his last two previous releases which I will have to look into.

So I seen this and the prescription said melodic or progressive so I really just went into it with an open mind,Death of Nations the title track opens this up and from the opening riff it kinda had a Voivod feel but that didn’t last long as the song gets very heavy but has some mid tempo stuff thrown in as well it’s a long track 7+ min so there is a lot in here but it all fits in well,up next Liberal Dystopia this is a pretty heavy thrasher that should get anybody moving,great guitar work on here, leads that drive your blood,good shit! Levels of Reality is another good thrasher with another Voivod feel to it.Bringer of Pain and Madness this song kinda slowed the pace down for me but near the end the track really gets heavy as hell,reminded me of some Agressor (FR).Individuality is about the weakest track on here,just didn’t have that grab.Interlude: Perspectives is a short guitar instrumental that goes into Misery and Rebellion which is another instrumental but one of the best tracks on here all well composed,Flatuleitor’s playing really comes out on this as well a very long track but I love it everything on here is over five min so if your into those 2 to 3 min songs this might not be for you.Internal Civilizations is the closer on here which has that drive in the beginning but then slows down to start up again and then just fades out.

I admit this won’t be for everybody but it has it’s high’s and low’s but more high’s as you might need a few listens for this to really grab you,as the title of this blog is EXTREME that is all I review in here and this fits the topic,my advice is checkout the older stuff here and it is all downloadable and Flatuleitor’s blog here.

Communion – Compilation (2015)

Communion
Release date:August 2015
Label:Proselytism
10/10

Communion is one of the best Black/Thrash bands from Chile.Proselytism Rec. put out this release which contains the band’s last three demos (Demo III / Black Metal Dagger Demo Rehearsal / Instrumental Rehearsal) you get 14 tracks here of pure hell! I enjoyed everything on here,hopefully this band gets signed after this, a full length is way overdue.this is going fast so I would contact Proselytism fast and it’s not that expensive.Below is all the titles together in their separate player plus a live clip from a gig back in Oct.

Goatzied – Hueste Encabrizada (2015 EP)

Goatzied
Release date:April 20th, 2015
Label:Veins Full of Wrath
9/10

Been meaning to do a review on this three piece band for a while now so here it is finally,Goatzied are a Black/Death band this is their first EP and quite a good one in deed,Triumphant Command of the Iron Thunder starts this off which is an evil sounding opener with a sick growl and the guitar work that shows what is to come.A Horned Fullmoon Equinox comes in with a blast of full energy that gets better as it goes,gotta love the sick vocals Vlad Malcolm von Lestat does on here and the ending on here will remind you of a certain old Slayer song.From the next track Condor Acorazado on this release takes on a new level and in a good way,not that the previous tracks were weak or anything just that the riffing just got even better and the arrangements of the tracks When Pure Black Blood Covers the Pentagram is just an example.

This is a very good EP that has a lot to offer to the listener,pure evil hard hitting right to the point! This is for anybody that likes that old school sound as it’s all over this release,8 titles on here and the production is perfect! Hopefully we get a full length in the near future as this band has what it takes to breakout into the worldwide underground metal scene.

Anticristo – Diablo Salmos (2015)

Anticristo
Release date:September 12th, 2015
Label:Deathrash Armageddon
8/10

Anticristo based out of Santiago shouldn’t be unfamiliar to anybody that follows the black metal scene,with a few releases under their belt this is their second full length and nothing has changed with a mix of death/thrash thrown in.This has 11 tracks of full blasphemy with a dirty production that has always been apart of the bands sound here as well especially love the way the bass sounds on here.

This is sung in spanish but it doesn’t really matter,Demoninad (Vocals) has that range that sounds like to different singers at some points on some tracks,one thing about this that keeps me interested in it is that most of their arrangements are all different from the other so there is quite a variety here but all in the black metal vein no wierd sounds just pure in your face shit,Some tracks that stand out are Impuro No Sacro,Envenena,Venganza Sangra.

One last note this was released on a Japanese label so it might be hard to get,my best bet it to email Deathrash Armageddon to see if it’s in stock.

Invocation Spells – Descendent The Black Throne (2015)

Invocation Spells
Release date:March 15th, 2015
Label:Metal Command Records
10/10

Here is the second offering by this Black/Thrash band that released their first Unholy Blasphemies in 2014 and made a huge impact in the underground,On here we pick up where the last one left us with pure crushing mayhem that would make the forefathers of this genre very proud,The Betrayal of Bastard starts this off with kinda old Bathory riff but after that it burst into what this band has been known to offer, a great opener.Lust to Death another one that just keeps this album flowing through your mind.The Black Rite,Occult and Under the Shadows of Pentagram keep this rolling with nothing but pure aggression that will keep the listener hooked,One thing I should mention is that this band has no leads but it doesn’t matter in this case because the tracks are so heavy that you won’t even notice, and if you read my other reviews, I love leads but this is an exception.The Revenge of the Serpents,Descendent the Black Throne,The End of Time finish this opus out and I can’t really pic a favorite track as they all have a certain aspect to them, a very good follow up that left me wanting to hear more just like the rest.

I highly recommend this and even try to pick up the first one it’s just as good and the production is just as good for this style, no polished up shit here!

*In time of writing this I hear Hellheadbangers has picked up the band and on Dec.11,2015 this will be put out worldwide which is great news for everybody because this is a band that must be heard.

Terror Strike – Terror Strike (2015)

Terror Strike
Release date:August 20th, 2015
Label:Evil Confrontation Records
10/10

After being on the scene for ten years now we finally get the bands first full length,Terror Strike are an all out Thrash band and from the start this gets you going The Night Burns sets the mood on what this band is all about,I won’t get into every track as they are all good,this is what Thrash should sound like aggressive as hell with furious leads that make you wanna bang your head or beat some poser’s ass! If your into old school Thrash like Razor with that kind of speed I would highly recommend getting this you won’t be disappointed.The production on here is perfect you can hear every instrument perfectly,Iván Contreras vocals are in that S.American vein, we that follow the scene have come to known and yes this is all in English for those that have second thoughts.

The album is over 45min.long with two instrumentals that come across quite well,some highlights are Executioner Thrash Metal,Spit on the Cross,Armed and Alcoholic but this could easily be the Thrash album of the year,I wouldn’t even call this a retro band as by the cover shows these guys ain’t jumping on the bandwagon.You can purchase this at Evil Confrontation Records and they ship worldwide so go buy this and support!

Samot – The Beginning (2015 Demo)

Samot
Release date:June 13th, 2015
Label:Independent
9/10

I mentioned this band earlier and I finally got to hear the whole demo and was I ever in for a treat this starts out with Legacy and a nice intro of some acoustic guitar to boost, then into this we go, gotta love this first track some raw guitar sounding with leads and the vocals just fit perfect.Revenge Blood is up next and another excellent track that has a part with some acoustic guitar that fits in just right and then we have a acoustic instrumental Fantasie (sylbius leopold weiss) that fits in well and then The Prison which is just as heavy as the rest but this one I like because of the pace sure it might end slow but that is brief and to end we have Death a great ender gotta love the vocals It’s My Death! and the crunchy riffing which I always appreciate.

This is great first offering from this band and I would recommend it to anybody that likes old school Death Metal even Death/Thrash as this has some good speed in it and I hope to hear more from the band as this got better the more I listened to it.I posted the whole demo for you to hear as well.

Contact: count.samot@gmail.com

Abhorior / Sadistik Goathammer – Hierophanic Sigils ov The Poison and Death (Split 2015)

Abhorior / Sadistik Goathammer
Release date:July 2015
Label:Spreading the Pest Productions
8/10

A Black/Death Metal attack from these two, Abhorior being the newer of the two starts off this ritual and the opening track The Antinomian in the Circle of Earthly Misery proves it as the opener,a evil sounding intro that sounds like Satan himself is coming to this ritual. Pestilence Rvins so we finally get to hear the band on this one after another intro but it’s worth it as it starts kinda slow then we get into this really cool riff then the blasphemy really turns on with some sick vocals that sound like hell has arrived,good shit! Necrorevelation ov Impurity Rites to end this part of the ritual,this track is my favorite,comes straight out after a short intro and with it’s various up’s and down’s you get this feeling your right there in all this chaos and ends with this great outro that really got to me.

So the Sadistik Goathammer part starts out as well with another short intro The Antinomian in the Circle of Earthly Misery then after comes Sacred Brew of Perdition this is a killer track to start this out,with a really crushing riff that keeps you interested in whats to come and then some lead to blend in to take it to another level. Phalocentric Goatidolatry starts out with these pounding drums that set the tone for the rest of the song,very brutal should please anybody into this genre a very solid track to end this.

Only thing about this is sometimes the vocals sound drowned out in the mix especially during the Sadistik Goathammer tracks but not that big of a deal, oh yes this could of been longer,I hope next time we hear from these bands they have more material to share with us as this left me wanting to hear more.

Killing Mass – The Meaning of Survive (Demo 2015)

Killing Mass
Release date:February 2015
Label:Independent
8/10

Been meaning to review this demo for awhile now,Killing Mass are a Death/Thrash band,but this demo took me awhile to actually grab me not like the their 2014 Four Ways to Destroy Demo
which got me into this band and impressed me so I was very much looking forward to this.So Destino opens this up and I was kinda wondering if they were fucking around with this duel guitar intro which kinda sounds off key but as soon as this passes we go to what this band brings all out assault,of all the songs on here this is the one that took time to get used to. Revindication starts out with a slow intro but again the ripping commences and this one is sung in English and you can tell,but this track has some flow to it but it will grab you after a few listens.The Symbol of Terror is my favorite track on here,straight forward with ripping leads like I love and a break that reminded me of old Necrosis when the bass breaks in.The Destruction the final track and this is kinda weird due to this break at the end that has a more straight thrash sound but ends quick as the leads come in and we gat back to what it’s all about,as a added bonus they put an instrumental version of SOT which is titled Pista (The Symbol of Terror).

These guys are young so they will get better with time and hopefully a full length is in the near future because they got what it takes,checkout their Soundcloud page they have their previous demo on there as well.

Some live footage from a recent gig.

Atomicide – Chaos Abomination (2015)

Atomicide
Release date:January 30th, 2015
Label:Iron Bonehead Productions
8/10

If you ain’t familiar with this band (Death/Thrash) they been around since 2003 with various demos and a great split with Ejecutor,This opus of mayhem is their second full length,what we got here is a furious slab of nine tracks that are straight forward,this sounds a little more upbeat than their previous and I mean production wise but the only bad thing I can find on here is that the vocals are kinda drowned out but everything else sounds great on here ripping leads,the drums most of all you can hear them perfectly.
If your into old Morbid Angel or anything in that vein I would check this out,the band is giving this away to download for free on their bandcamp page.I think this is a good release that keeps you interested in it as each track plays,I had to give it a few spins before it all started to fall into place and I hope the band puts out a follow up to this as I always liked this band from their early material.