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Ominous – Promo MMXIX (2019)

Ominous
Release date: August 25th, 2019
Label: Independent

Here we have this new Death Metal band that released this two track demo last year and I just discovered them and this demo is a gem, both tracks took me back to the heyday of Death, this one of those releases that grab you by the balls the first time you hear it.

From the beginning of Paralysis this has old school written all over it! this is some killer shit it has all those great elements from the Swedish scene in graved into it and I Should be Dead, packs a hell of a punch this storms out with an intent to kill it just goes after you and the vocals on here are just perfect, the breakdown brings this killer lead that keeps you glued and then it burst into oblivion you can hear the drumming is pounding on here as it leaves you floored, this is a demo you seriously need to hear if you take your Death Metal seriously as this will crush you.

You can get this for free on Bandcamp and I hope they release something new soon this is something to look forward to.

Sempiternal – Legiones del Sepulcro (2020)

Sempiternal
Release date: January 23rd, 2020
Label: Messiah of Evil Records

Here is a Death Metal band from Santiago that has been around since 2015 and this is the bands latest work in form of a four track demo and not much is known about them cause to this point I have never really heard about them, they sing in the native language but fuck it, it took me a few listens and this got really good to be honest.

Legiones del Sepulcro opens this up with a slight intro and from there the band comes out storming as this is some aggressive shit, the vocal’s are sick as fuck and they stand out as the guy makes them sound like he’s puking his guts out that go well as this is on the macabre side of things, a very impressive opener.

More insanity on El arbol del cementerio and love the title as this comes in with a pounding beat but then burst into hell as it gets heavy as fuck! this will tear you a new one for sure as it has some great tempo changes in it and the way it kills as the end, just simply killer! so we go to La ultima morada which in the beginning has a different vibe to it but not to worry as this gets better as it goes so no dull moment on here at all fits well with what is being delivered here.

The closer Sin retorno is an instrumental with a lot of might put into it, not just something to put in to get things done it is heavy as fuck but ends just when you want more.

I think this is some pretty worthwhile metal that you should give a listen to, its only available on digital format and who knows what the future of the band is but hopefully we hear more from them in the near future as this has potential.

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Vermis – Promo (2019)

Vermis
Release date: April 19th, 2019
Label: Independent

A new Death Metal band from Santiago, there is not much known about this band but this two track demo is something that should be heard.

Both tracks have there own special style like the first one The Scent of Death is the more straight forward track as I listened to this and these guys sound like pros, this simply blew my mind the first time heard it as I was amazed on how good this is, very powerful as the track has this great flow to it and the vocals sound perfect, for a three piece this sounds amazing you can hear all the instruments, great production to boot.

This second number Implossion starts out a bit different but the guitar work here is what you will first notice and then it goes into a frenzy of lunacy as the track breaks into a more chaotic feel to it as it has this pounding vibe to it throughout the whole thing that just left me wanting more.

These guys should promote this more as there is nothing on them but their Bandcamp page I would love to hear more from them in the future they have to tools to break out.

Sombras y Fuego – Tiranía Oculta (2020)

Sombras y Fuego
Release date: March 15th, 2020
Label: Independent

Here is a Death/Thrash/Black Metal project of one man and this first demo is a killer! Three tracks of pure rip your face off material of pure hate.

Muerte a cada segundo, starts this off and from the get go I was impressed on how good the production is on here and the lyrics are perfect as they can relate to things that are happening these days and the music is extreme as you can get it, this is right up my alley when it comes to heavy fucking shit! A excellent starter to this demo.

This next track Terrorismo como respuesta is just as good as the first, no letting down, and very interesting guitar sound that reminded me of that old band Mental Distortion from years ago, but this has a life of it’s own and never let me down, good shit!

To close this off Fuego en las calles which just by the title you should know what this is about and fuck this is my favorite track on here as it shreds the whole way through with such an on the point lyrical content it made my day finding this band.

As I read what is said on the bands Bandcamp page this is just a preview of a full length that will come out and I’m really looking forward to that in the future, this rules! check it out.

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Violent Scum – Ornaments of Bloodshed (2020)

Violent Scum
Release date: February 28th, 2020
Label: Melipulli

The long awaited full release from these death metal maniacs, if you don’t know who this band is by now I don’t know where you been, as for me I been listening to their shit for some time now and my copy of this is still in Chile due to that corona fucking shit but a copy has been released so I had to hear it but wish I had my copy cause I support bands as much as I can but fuck it lets get into this.

So it opens with Violent Scum something I posted awhile back and here it sounds as good as ever, the vocals of Miguel Gonzales are sick as always and are one of the driving forces of the band, but if you like leads this band delivers them as good as it gets, if you love sick and twisted lyrics this is the band for you as well.

Pernicious Messiah, here we keep going with more sickness this shit really is out to kill your ass! as it has this great tempo to it in the beginning before it goes off to crush your fucking skull the pounding is what its all about and this track delivers, lots of speedy parts to fill the void killer shit! and it continues on Burial in the Sky as the riffage here is one of those that grab you instantly, this track has all kinds of heavy shit in it to please any death head out there, the ending is cool as it has a special way of fading out.

This next one Suffocate the Despaired is the longest track on here and has the same punch as the previous but for me it kind of dragged but still it has some great things to offer as the leads on here are something to hear, believe me its not dull but not as good as the previous but don’t worry because Revenge Offerings gets us back into that killer mood a short number that packs a powerful punch, this is out for the kill no doubt. the Ghost Tribe, yes a driver no holding back here, this one of the best tracks on here with a total hammer down to crush the weak, just listen to those drums pounding, fucking brilliant!

Proves things get better as they go as Hate Worship is another outstanding track this has all the elements I like when it comes to death metal, simply a scorcher of a track well executed the way it should be fucking love it, and as the next one The Secret Cult of Darkness has the no holds barred attitude to it its a ripper the nice drum intro to it as we get this heavy riffage and it goes into a more fast paced feel to it as it just has a great drive to it and the vocals are sick as they can get and another one of my tops on here some outstanding death, so it ends with Letanía de iniciación which is the only song sung in the native language and a vengeance filled one as this puts an end to this release and the psychotic sounding bass line at the end was a change that came out of nowhere.

The release was well worth the wait this is Violent Scum doing they’re best as we have come to know so definitely go out there and try to get a copy.

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Skullpture – Reborn in Decay (2019)

Skullpture
Release date: November 7th, 2019
Label: Ten-Cai Records, V.I.C Records, Narcoleptica Productions

Here is one from late last year I been wanting to get to, the second full length from this death metal band and they have gotten good praise from what I read so here is my take.

A very cool intro on here (Downfall, and opens up with Nine Circles of Hell which has this crunchy riff going on before it picks up and a more full force comes out of the band as it goes on with some tempo changes that give flare to the track with some killer leads put in made this opener interesting and the vocals are sick as well.

This next one Ritual Ancestral has more feeling as it comes with a lot of more punch to it with a mix of all out fast shit and then a breakdown that adds to the flare but just when I was getting into it it was over the shortest track on here, Hunting Humans, this one is more full force coming at you as the drums really are going off here and in typical death metal style this is one of the best tracks on here to me, just love the aggression on here as well.

Feast with the Death with a more dark doom riff starting this off I was wondering where this is going as the vocals come in as well, but then it goes off as you hear the pounding double bass killing it and a furious all out bashing that gets right to the point, a very strong number. Xenomorph, I love the opening riff on here catchy as hell which leads to a more interesting sounds on here, this is a heavy one with a killer instinct to and just has this great feel to it as so much is going on here one of the best tracks on here.

And we go on to Morbid Dreams and hell yeah this is a ripper as this one kills all the way through, this the one to crush skulls to, a pure all out pounding that gets those blood juices going, a definite highlight on this album. so we go to Human Slaughterhouse and you know what to expect as you hear the chainsaw in the opening and this track lives up to its name as you get a feeling of all the blood splattering all over, a tight number with true venom packed in it, as we near the end, The Rotten Tree caught me on how the drums on here sound like a machine gun as it drives this track from start to finish as its sick especially the vocals and the guitar sound on hear is something that needs to be heard and a good closer as Respite (Outro) is just what it is.

This should please anybody into death metal as it has a lot of variety in it, it took me a few listens to get what the band is trying to deliver here, it goes along very well with those other reviews I read and they weren’t lying, some interesting news I read about the band is that now they have a female vocalist and I heard what she sounds like and it should be a treat on the bands next release, so something to look forward to.

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Nekromio – Paraphilia (2020)

Nekromio
Release date: April 14th, 2020
Label: Independent

Here is a Death Metal band that hit the scene last year with an impressive demo and left me wondering what was to come as this new one is something I had to checkout as they have gotten stronger on this release, four new tracks with an intro and this is pure Chilean death metal at its finest.

From Extirpación this is out to kill! as this wicked scream comes in and we are on our way to a tortures filled track of pure aggression to set the pace and it never stops and even the breakdown crushes as the vocals are fucking insane filled with pure vengeance and it continues on Configuración De Los Lamentos as this is packs an even more bite to it the lead on here is just a grinder and filled with a powerful punch that is out to fuck you up.

Nabucodonosor ll will have your blood pounding this just adds to the crushing this band has set out to do, the insanity on here is as good as it gets and even the fast pace towards the end is just insane, Nekrodios Putrefactor closes this out and a bit of a change but still killer the drumming on here is sick as hell as the mayhem really never stops as this one has a crunchy pace to it but it does its deed as you can hear the band really has a great drive going here, and you got to love the part the bass sticks out, a great closer to a hell of a demo.

This is a must hear to be honest as this will please anybody into death metal with an attitude and for a demo the production is as good as it gets and they way the vocalist hits the highs and lows is perfect, go check this out!

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Codex – Aponia (2020)

Codex
Release date: April 22nd, 2020
Label: Independent

Codex has been around for while now with their brand of death metal and it’s been awhile since I done a review on them, since the first release to be exact but really had to do something for this new EP as its shows how the band has grown since 2016 and is basically two maniacs behind this now.

So here we have 6 tracks and for openers this band has always had good production just to get that out of the way, so it opens up with Ataraxia which has this gutsy guitar riff that shoots right at you as the vocals come in which add to the flare of the track and this is pure death metal as the lyrics fit perfectly well for this opener that even gets better as it goes with these really heavy tempo changes that are a delight to the ears so a great opener!

And it gets even better on Macuñ as this one comes in at a faster pace with a real hard drive and what I’m really liking in these tracks are the breakdowns they have added some really catchy shit that really hits the mark and makes you want to raise that fist in delight, El sol tras la luna is up next and from title I’ll let you know these guys sing in the native language but it doesn’t matter and this track adds to the delight as it takes things to another level as this is more on the slower side but has a whole new feeling with the spoken part in the beginning but after that it gets heavy, its got its own feeling that just made this one a really good one I just love this track with all its feeling in it.

Martillo de brujas hell yeah! this one is the kill song as I would call it the lyrics here are just killer and about just as the title says busting heads and all that good shit and the music is fine as well, pure evil here excellent! and this rage continues on Dos minutos but more on a different level this is really one hell of a pounding track as its going out to kill with no doubt, one of the more faster paced tracks on here and to the point.

To end this Vae Victis, well this is very deep as the lyrics really put the feel to what the message is and it is what is going on in this world as the music fits perfect really doomy and shows what the power of music can do.

I would highly give this an ear as this release is a gem in my book really good material that is worth a listen as it has a lot of depth to it.

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Pistilos Opium – Híbrido (2020)

Pistilos Opium
Release date: February 2nd, 2020
Label: Fallen Temple/Thanatology Productions

This is a new band and more on the old school death/doom side and this is their first release and this EP really has a powerful punch to it as the production on here is excellent! four tracks of some very catchy shit that will grab you from the first listen.

The opener Distancia comes off as some doom heavy powerful stuff as the vocals really stand out as the band has a great drive behind it with this feeling that it is ready to explode and it does as this will grab you from the start, I was amazed on how good this is.

And holy shit! the title track Híbrido, takes things to another level as the the hook on the opening riff just gets you then these fierceful vocals take over with no remorse and then the guitar leads oh man this is powerful stuff to mind fuck you, excellent track! Things get even heavier on Pernicioso as this one to this point is the mind blower for me as so much killer shit is going on these mind shredding leads and the way the track just has this great feel to it, one of the highlights on here for me as it has this awesome feel to it and to the closer Destrucción de fe with the bass hammering down in the start I knew I was in for something good as this rolls with so much intensity that just makes you lose it and it even gets heavier near the band is going off on all cylinders that leaves you wanting more.

I highly recommend you give this a listen as I came into it with an open mind and it grabbed me from the start the production on here is excellent, this band will go far with the right connections so spread the word.

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Ancient Crypts – Inhaling the Fumes of a Burning Carcass (2020)

Ancient Crypts
Release date: January 13th, 2020
Label: Crypts of Eternity Productions/Burning Coffin Records

After the Devoured by Serpents demo released back in 2013 I was wondering what happened to this band as that demo left a very good impression on me so here we are in 2020 and they release this new EP and things have changed since as all these tracks on here are new and have a new feeling from what I heard previously.

This starts out with Introduction: Andante Allucinatorio which is an instrumental and then we go into the first track An Amorphous Simphony of Accursed Flutes which comes out driving but then we get these high pitch guitar sounds that surprised me but then it gets intense for a bit as it slows down a bit but with this excellent guitar part but then it gets a bit on a more pounding vibe but the vocals on here are really good as they brought more light to the track, a bit different from what I heard before from the band.

Sarcophagidaes, more heaviness here as this has more of a crunchier feel to it from the start the drums really stood out here for me, if you like that heavy pounding style of death metal this track is for you. Inhaling the Fumes of a Burning Carcass is a longer number on here as the band has more of a deep dark feeling here as it has a evil feeling as the vocals really put a feeling to this as this track has something that they never done before as it closes down to awaken to a slow pounding vibe that might not suit all just to let you know.

He Spoke Behind the Mask of Clay is the last track and more on the heavy side as the band goes all out on here with all kinds of good sickness prevails here, the guitar leads really take it to another step, but this EP is nothing like the last demo this might be for some people and maybe not it has its moments but to be honest the demo was a bit different compared to this.

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