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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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Buried – Buried Alive! (2018)

Buried
Release date: November 11th, 2018
Label: Street Metal Blasphemy

After a few months i’ve finally got my cassette player repaired, so now i’m catching up with a bunch of stuff that I had laying around collecting dust. So, let’s start with this awesome live tape from Buried. This band comes from La Serena, and they play some really killer Death Metal influenced by Autopsy, Repulsion, Dream Death, Impetigo and Nihilist (to name just a few). Their lyrics are mostly inspired by H.P. Lovecraft, horror movies, gore, zombies, death and stuff like that.

This is a live recording from the band’s presentation at Devastación Metálica XIII, on the 7th of october of 2017. The setlist is composed of the tracks from both demos, The Expelling of the Nameless Horrors (I & II), minus the title track, and also including the track Morbid Mass Abomination, taken from the upcoming 7″ It Won’t Stay Dead. Great performance, with the trio sounding very tight. I was pleasently surprised with the versions of Voodoo Cannibal Horror Experience, The Re-Animator and The Horror from Beyond.

The cassette is really well done, transparent shell with yellow engraving, and a 5 panel jcard with live photos from the band. Very good job by Street Metal Blasphemy. I’m not sure if the cassettes were professionaly duplicated, or homemade, but the sound quality is excellent.

I’m not really fond of live recordings, because more often than not they sound like crap, but this is a nice exception. Get this if you can, you won’t regret it.

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Undertaker of the Damned – Satanas Potestas Est (2018)

Undertaker of the Damned
Release date:September 2018
Label:Australis Records

Undertaker of the Damned needs no introduction as this band has gone under this name since 1995 and it was a thrill to see they came up with a new one this year,if you never heard them they are a Black/Death Metal act.

What’s great about this band is that Hell Jf Screams the original and only vocalist is still cranking it out like a true warrior and on here he sounds top notch as ever.the album has seven new tracks and a bonus of a three track demo from 2004 that was never released.

But onto the album, all these new tracks are sung in spanish and the vocals really stand out on here,they are sick as hell and the combination of death and black on here is as good as it gets, a lot of variety on here which kept me glued to my speakers you could say,the guitar work on here is perfection!

I really can’t say anything bad about this release as it got better with each listen and I highly recommend it even the demo on here is worth it,one of the best of 2018 without a doubt.

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Unaussprechlichen Kulten – Sign the Book of Death (2018)

Unaussprechlichen Kulten
Release date: October 10th, 2018
Label: Apocalyptic Prods.

At this point I suppose I don’t have to explain who Unaussprechlichen Kulten are, but in case you have been living under a rock for the past 20 years, or do not know anything about the chilean underground scene, Unaussprechlichen Kulten is one of the most important Death Metal acts, due to the high quality and consistency of their releases since they started playing almost 20 years ago.

Sign the Book of Death is a compilation released a few weeks ago by Apocalyptic Prods. It contains 10 studio recordings taken from their last 2 full lenghts, Keziah Lilith Medea and Baphomet Pan Shub-Niggurath, from the 7″ Lucifer Poseidon Cthulhu, and from the split with After Death (The Madness from the Sea).

The other 10 tracks are live recordings taken from 5 different presentations between the years 2013 and 2018, including shows where they supported legendary bands like Mortem, Pentacle or Pentagram. The sound of this recordings is very raw and natural, and if you have never seen this band playing live, these tracks will give you a pretty good idea of how they sound on a live setting, as they capture very well the dark atmosphere and sheer ferocity that the nameless cult creates on stage.

If you are a long time fan of this band, probably you won’t find anything really new here, tho it is nice to have the tracks from the 7″ on a CD. Now, in case you are not familiar with the band’s work, this is a good place to start. My only complaint about this is that the label choose the digisleeve format instead of a classic jewel case, but aside from that, it’s a very good release.

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Six Six Saw – Frightful Years of Atra (2018)

Six Six Saw
Release date:August 13th, 2018
Label:Independent

Been meaning to give this band from Quillota/Concón a review as I have had this for awhile now and finally got to it and the layoff was a good thing as I was listening to it I got a better feel of it.

This EP is their second, a fine good one as it screams old school from the short intro Follow the Blood Prints as it has that old Swedish vibe to it just as the first track Primal Recipients just grabs you, if you like that sound it’s definitely on here so it got me interested in it and the title track Frightful Years of Atra is the killer for me just brutal in all ways slow fast parts with that feeling that takes you back to the good old days of death metal.

Just to mention the vocals are your typical death metal growls that come across perfect for the band’s sound, the track Dark Splendors of Buried Remains is a bit on the slower side but still has a powerful punch as it has its effect on you just like it should,Holy Spawn the last original track on here simply kills from start to finish with a Dismember,Entombed feeling to it which left me pretty much pleased with this effort.it ends with a Celtic Frost cover Dethroned Emperor which pays homage to the old school.

This is killer and I would recommend it if you like that death metal from the past and the band’s first one is just as good,hopefully a full length is coming in the future, by the way the tape version on Evil Steel Records has some bonus tracks.

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Deathly Scythe – Celestial Darkness (2018)

Deathly Scythe
Release date:July 9th, 2018
Label:Necrolatry Records

This death thrash band from Santiago has been around since 2007 and I remember that first demo they did and how some reacted to it but after that they vanished for quite awhile and a song here and there popped up but I wanted to hear more than so this EP pops up earlier this year and I read a lot of good things about it, was even surprised when they did a small European tour earlier this year with Ejecutor.

So we get six tracks on here and mostly old ones redone, a new one and a Samael cover and from the get go of The Opposites which is an old track but here it sounds better than ever and the sound of this band is your typical death thrash but these guys got this really shredding sound as it’s brutal but has these really great hooks to it, you really have to put an ear to it to hear all what’s going on, Evil Magick and Lucifers Manifestation, these two old ones really kill but LM really shines this track is my favorite on here lots of vibes going on throughout it, very powerful and deep.

Black Conquest is the only knew original track on here and it keeps up with the rest, very crunchy riffing in the beginning as it gets you ready for the bashing it’s gonna pound on you and it sure does even as it might slow down near the end it’s a brilliant composition that will leave you floored and the way it fades off reminded me of old school shit that I haven’t heard in awhile, the cover is next and is just a good instrumental doing the original good and it ends with Abysmal Kingdom of Stars which like the previous, many time changes and still brutal til the end.

I have to say that the guitar tone on here is what I really enjoyed the most, the production is raw but passable, I just hope they don’t take another 2 or 3 years to make something new as this release no doubt has put them on the map in the underground but will have to wait and see.

Pentagram – A Story By Patricio Jara (2014)

Pentagram
Author:Patricio Jara
Publisher:Libros del Pez Espiral

Here is another great book and this time dedicated to the mighty Pentagram.

This covers everything that band went through from the beginning to the break up and how they got back together and what led to the recording of their full length The Malefice, It’s interesting as the author gets a full detail from all the members and others that were part of the band in its quest to get the band rolling.

As everybody knows Anton Reisenegger is the mastermind behind the band and here he tells a lot of things I never read before and the book is really one of those once you start you don’t want to put it down, the part of what happened that made the band break up is kinda fucked up as the band got tired of being spit on by the fans at their early gigs that just got to them and other shit that came along in that time, the band had great potential as their demos were huge in the underground tape trading scene from back then so they had a cult following but they never got that big break they needed, as other bands in S.America had, they could of been as huge as Sepultura or even bigger if they got that break but unfortunately it never happened.

One thing that was funny is he mentions that TV appearance on “Sabado Gigante” that Necrosis did was offered to them first but they turned it down and gave it to them because they had a feeling something might happen and if you seen it you know what I mean but they did some other show later that they ended getting the same kind of treatment but no footage of that has ever been seen.

So in closing,this book when I first seen it online I just had to get a copy as I’m a big fan of the band and by the thickness in the pictures it looked like a long read but it’s not as it is written in English/Spanish and that’s what makes it look big and it could of had more info in it as well like their discography and had more rare photos as the ones used on here have been seen before on other publications but it was worth it to me as it has some good stories inside it.

If you want to purchase you can get it from the publishers official website here.

Perversor – Umbravorous (2018)

Perversor
Release date:November 1st, 2018
Label:Independent

Perversor is back with their third full length and I was pretty much shocked when I heard of this release coming out from the flyer that was going around saying it was coming out soon but they put the digital version out just a few days later.

So this is what you would expect from these veterans of the scene,no fucking around here as they go at from the beginning with no mercy as Deadly Poison and Black Fire grabs you by the balls as soon as you hear it, one thing I noticed on here is that the production is excellent! and that was one of the things that bothered me from their last full length but here they have nailed it to perfection.

I won’t go into every track on here as they all stand out but tracks like Formidable Destino, Merchant Of Spirits and the closer D.M.T which is my personal favorite on here, just because it has this punishing sound to it that gets your blood flowing.

If your into Perversor you will love this even to new comers of the band this is a good release to get you into the band.The vinyl and cd version is coming out on Pulverised Records from what the band mentions but no date has been announced.

Hellbutcher – Hellbutcher (2018)

Hellbutcher
Release date:October 19th, 2018
Label:Dark Recollections Productions

So the long awaited full length by this band has finally surfaced and it’s a good one no doubt as we get all the tracks from the 2016 Condemnatus Tormentum demo release are featured here as well rerecorded and sound even better.

It starts out with Bastardos de la Virtud which is a new track and I love how the intro has this eerie sound to the opening riff as it blends in before we go straight into this chaos and you can tell it’s the band because of its signature sound and it’s just very catchy all around as there is plenty of mayhem being cast out through this whole track, as we get into another new track Ritual de Profanación, I will say this whole album is sung in spanish but it really doesn’t matter as these tracks are really something to hear, right to the point as this one starts a bit slower but just for a bit as it starts to drive very quick and crushes in its glory.

Speed Death the instrumental on here sounds as good as ever, the production is really good on this as you can hear all the instruments ablazing as we blend into another new number, Fuerzas malditas and more of the same good shit on here as well but with a bit more aggression than the previous, just like the way the riffs are like a flowing force as this never gets boring just the way these compositions are written, they have their ups and downs but all just kill!

There are two keyboard instrumentals on here Lingua mortis and Condemnatus tormentum done by Brazilian Leandro Kastiphas former vocalist of Mystifier that add more feeling to the album.Nekrovulva, when I first heard it sounded like the band had taken a slower pace but just for a bit as it shreds as well the guitars on here really go off, some really good shit.

The next three tracks are all from 2016 demo and like I mentioned before all sound better on here so it’s a pleasure to hear them again,La cumbre del caos is actually the last track on here by the band and yes of all this one has a way different feel but still some great vibe to it, it closes out with an instrumental and then a Impurity cover Canonical Destruction which does the original justice.

This is a killer release from the band and is highly recommended not a dull moment through the whole thing, one thing though for those wanting to get a physical copy you should get in contact with the band as I posted earlier about this and Dark Recollections Productions from Mexico was to issue this but I have no clue what’s going on with that so the band released it in digital form but copies are available in Chile as far as I know.

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