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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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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.

Violent Scum – Ornaments of Bloodshed (2019)

Violent Scum
Release date: 2019
Label: Independent

A Pre-Mix Promo Advance of a couple tracks from the forthcoming album that will be released later this year by Proselytism.

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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Siaskel – Xo’on Hauk Sho’on (2019)

Siaskel
Release date: April 23rd, 2019
Label: Schattenkult Produktionen/Throats Productions

The third full length from this killer black/death band and this one only contains four tracks but they are long but when I first heard this I was blown away as this is a brilliant release, the wait for this was well worth it as there isn’t a dull moment here at all.

From the start of Kai Klóketen the band comes right at you and it instantly grabs you, as the songs have all have their own killer instinct and there is plenty of good old caos spread out beyond these tracks, even the closer Caspi Káxen Thejin has it’s very special ending.

I highly recommend this as it’s one of the best releases this year,production is awesome you can hear this perfectly,only thing that bothers me is why this bands name hasn’t been more exposed as this is truly one of the undergrounds best kept secrets so hopefully this takes them to another level.

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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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