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Todverhexen – Ätherisches Grab (2021)

Todverhexen
Release date: November 2nd, 2021
Label: Ars Negative, Qalmana

Some raw Black Metal by this one man project by Rotserbaen, and when I say raw this really shows it as the four tracks on here are just pure hell but if this is your thing I would really take a listen. all the tracks are titled in German and if you translate them they are some good titles.

Ich bin der Geist, der den Sturm heraufbeschwört, with a storm as an intro to this it sets the mood but as soon as the music comes in its pure hell with the devilish vocals that are just right for this but the production is what will make or break this for you, I gave it a few listens and whats there is some good shit as it has all the ingredients you would want but you need to hear it and make up your own mind, as we go into Umbra Mortii and here the torture continues but here you can hear the powerful riffage behind it all, a solid wall of chaos is felt here.

To the title track Ätherisches Grab and the high-hat crashing is what you will hear at the beginning and rides through out most of the track and it has its moments as the spirit of this whole thing still shines and to close Înmormântare Rece, which here the vocals sound more clear as in production but the whole track really to my ears loses none of the rawness but the ending is cool as the riffage fades out and an acoustic guitar comes in with the rain in the background which ended this on a high note.

Not a bad outing with a bit better production this would be on a higher note so maybe on the next release.

Hopeless – The World is Falling Apart (2021)

Hopeless
Release date: June 18th, 2021
Label: Independent

Well here is a band I never heard of until now and as I did my research on them seems like some of the members used be in Malicious which put out an album a few years ago that wasn’t bad but now we have this and for the better as this takes it to another level in every aspect of heavy shit.

Hell (Intro) opens this up and with an evil laugh this gets you and the crazy guitar work is something to hear but then Destroying The Human Race comes in and this kills! as it will rip your ass a new one with some shredding leads that just cut deep, this is a hell of a great track and should be with the title it has and more hatred is coming as Corrupt Society comes in with the same aggression and a few tempo changes as you hear the bass at a point but this has a solid drive, top notch stuff.

Greed By Nature has a slight intro then some heavy riffage burst in and the vocals stand out here and they are some good ones this really comes through with force as the track really shines all the way through. Decline Of Morality, really grabbing stuff on this one not as fast on the tempo but its heavy as hell, some great leads on here, Rise Of The Dead is an all out slaughter this has some great hooks to it and in it being short it gets to the point, a crusher.

Spawn Of Evil continues the onslaught as this has some great hooks to it that hold up and the viciousness is all in graved on here as we go into the last composition on here Cold Blooded and at first the tempo is not as fast as I got used to at this point but no worries this got fast but then came down again with some grabbing hooks inserted into it, a fine closer as an Outro finishes it off and sounds like hell with screams of agony.

This is an excellent slab of death metal and highly recommended but its hard to find as I have looked around but can’t find it anywhere and the band had some copies but who knows if they have any left by now.

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Igler – EP1 (2021)

Igler
Release date: October 8th, 2021
Label: Independent

Well here is something I stumbled across and see there isn’t much on this band as they only released another EP a few years ago and that consisted of black metal covers and now on here it looks like they finally found their own sound.

This consist of three instrumental tracks and now they are more death metal and the opener shows it, From the Dephts Death Stalks is a very catchy number with some good hooks in it but what really got me was the tone of the lead guitar which just made this stand out and left me wanting more.

Soul Eater has this really dark feeling to it as this might come in a little doomy at times but its got this great haunting feel to it and a bit long too which is just fine, Carnifex closes this out and a bit more upbeat on the tempo to start and has some hard driving rides here and there, which ended this on a high note.

All I can say is this is good for what it is, lots of potential here as shows in all the tracks so anybody knows more about this band leave info in the comments section.

Resilient – The Art of Resilience (2021)

Resilient
Release date: October 31st, 2021
Label: Diabolical Summoning Records

Well after the single released earlier this year, the awaited EP is finally here and after all the promotion the band has put into this, was it worth it? read and find out.

Intro (Origin) is a nice acoustic guitar piece that gives flare to what is about to come and The Dark Room is just a heavy pounding riffage at the start then it gets even better, that old school death metal vibe is written all over this, great tone on the guitars and blazing leads that just shred, this kills so get ready!

Vomiting Blood, holy fuck! the beginning is hypnotic as you hear the bass going off then total assault as the chorus comes in it slows down a bit but gets heavier as it goes with some tasty leads offered here and for good a lot of tempo changes that fill this track some good shit here.

Black Clouds, the old favorite is next and you should know what to expect as this is a killer track from start to finish, as we go into Interlude (Clímax) which is basically a bass guitar instrumental but fits in well on this recording, as we close out with Searching for Balance and with some heavy pounding riffage this has a great feel to it, lots of tempo changes with all high caliber feel and the spoken part adds to the track but it really takes off near the end as some neck cracking leads come in and then comes to a grateful close.

Yes, the wait was worth it! a solid EP all the way through, if you like it old school then you really need to hear this as it will give you a fill no doubt.

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Sol Sistere – Sol Sistere (2021)

Sol Sistere
Release date: October 15th, 2021
Label: Cult of Parthenope

And to the third full length of this Atmospheric Black Metal bands rituals and this time, plain and simple as a self titled release, and this killer instrumental The Shimmer Pt 1 opens this up and its really catchy so a great sound as we go into The Narrow Path and this comes out right at you but then a break comes in that takes it on another journey as the lyrics are very deep and the music goes well with them as you will hear through out this release, no short tracks on here so you know what to expect and this first one is excellent!

The journey continues on Ashes, and a more relaxed tempo to start this builds up as it goes but almost halfway in it takes on another life really gut gripping feel then rises as it gets uplifting towards the end. Nothofagus is more on the fast pace when it opens and the drumming on here really shines but this track is really one of those that give you a winter like feeling of being the woods, one of my favorites on here.

Black Mass gives you the feeling of the emotions that you could experience from one and this really has an awesome feel to it that will leave you floored, this is an epic track as it gets better the more you hear it, The Shimmer Pt II is longer than Pt 1 and the band really shines here, the true part of the atmospheric side really comes to light here, as some spoken part is also included the way this rides out to the end is candy to the ears.

Unspoken Verb is pretty solid from the start as the vocals are sick as hell here and the drive is haunting at times, has a great feel as it punishes the senses as we go to the closer Sol Sistere and really was looking forward to it as its over 10 minutes long and to hear what this ritual would come to a conclusion and it delivers as a has an intense feeling that shows all the character the band has in their blood.

An excellent release if you follow the band and something for new comers to check out.

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Pestivomous – Second Death (2021)

Pestivomous
Release date: May 31st, 2021
Label: Penitenziagite Records

Good to hear this Black Metal horde back with some new material, as the first demo was a favorite of many, so we waited a few years to get this new demo, and like the first this is a rehearsal as well.

Only three tracks but what is featured on here is more than a full on onslaught, the band is out to kill this is raw and dirty as good as it gets. Ignition Sword the opener is just what you want if this the fix you need with the haunting screeching vocals that tear it up, this pounds like a storm from hell even with a short break this fucking rules!

And right into Mephitic Word and even more chaos as this goes into a manic rage from the first key then has all these great vibes spewed all over it, its relentless as hell then immediately dives into Mortus Natus Est and this puts this release up there as one of the best as full impact is the only way to put it some killer tempo changes that keep interesting but the mayhem is all there in its glorious form, a killer demo.

Well this is right up my alley and this being an advance who knows if we get a full length in the near future since everything the band has put out to this point simply rules, highly recommended slab of crushing metal.

Imperathron – Mercy for the Despicable (2021)

Imperathron
Release date: September 26th, 2021
Label: Independent

The first demo from this Blackened Death Metal band, one familiar note, the bass player from Degotten handles all the vocal duties on here.

And four tracks of right down old school death metal comes to mind as I listened to this, as its all over the first track Mercy for the Despicable as it has its fast and slow parts and should keep the listener pinned to what is being offered here, a very good start to this.

Demons of Steel is more on the dark hard pounding side and the drums really stand out as this goes on and it kills to the end. The Human Must Be Overcome, well here we have what to me is the highlight to my ears this track is just over the top its a crusher with different fills pact to an extreme effect, this smokes even the vocals are sick as hell on this one, a superb piece of chaos.

Ophidism of the Gods closes this out in high form, total onslaught to the senses, it rips from start to finish even with the break near the end that then goes in for the kill.

A mighty good first effort from the band that you should hear, lets hope for more real soon.

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Kizin – Existentialism, the Sense of Human Essence (2021)

Kizin
Release date: July 17th, 2021
Label: Independent

Kizin is back with their second full length of Progressive Death Metal and now the band is just a one man project and this should satisfy your taste if the first one left you wanting for more.

Immersed Through the Light-Dark Path opens this up and its a lengthy track and what I noticed is the production has gotten better than the last, this is a pretty up beat track lots of hooks spread throughout the whole thing the sound of the band hasn’t changed, the break that comes in halfway adds to the flare of the whole thing, a solid opener to this.

This next one Advent really caught my ear after the first verse is sung this really catching vibe comes through that will catch you then it takes its own form as all the tracks on here do as they all have a life of their own as there are only six but all lengthy and this whole thing runs over an hour, but this track stands out just because its interesting as hell, the keyboards really add to the pleasure of it.

More keyboard influence on Thrown of Fate at the start but then it picks up with a harder drive but you can hear this one has a lot of feeling to it as the music goes with the lyrics, In the Front of the Monolith, a bit different what I heard so far, more of a cosmic feel here as this really shows the prog side of things at first then later on the pace gets bit faster but might not be for everybody as this is the shortest track on here but seemed the longest to my ear.

Transcendence and the Selfhood comes in with this crunchy riffage but gets even better after a break and then lots of interesting fills a really solid track with a ripping lead that sores in here, one of the more catchier tracks on here, the ending is really killer. the closer the title track Existentialism, The Sense of Human Essence has this galloping feel to it at the start but then has a new life later, a lot of character is the only way I can put it.

A interesting release that you need to here, contact the band for more info.
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Unbowel / Deconsekrated / Endless Sedition – Imminent Death (2021)

Unbowel / Deconsekrated / Endless Sedition
Release date: August 3rd, 2021
Label: Melipulli

Here we have this three way split of some death metal bands, from what is on here the Endless Sedition tracks are mostly new and Deconsekrated is just what was on their first demo, Unbowel are some old demo and single tracks but everything was remastered for this release by Rodrigo Serrano, so the production is really good.

So lets get into this up first is Endless Sedition and an intro Linger in agony which is basically a acoustic guitar with a haunting noise in the back ground and then Kill the invaders brings on the goods, the vocals are really sick and with a great bashing to go with it, the double guitar really stands out here as the track has a good pace with choppy parts well as the speed as well a good opener to this.

Fucked in shit and this has an even more catchier vibe to it as you can hear the bass pounding at the start but then the track gets even more aggressive and midway through it comes to a slight stop then roars back to life that made this even more catchier, with a ripping lead at the end that should satisfy you, the last track they do is a cover of Atomic Aggressor (Beyond Reality) and their version is a bit more modern but still kills as its heavy as fuck.

Deconsekrated is up next and like I mentioned this is the demo and you can read my review here and it sounds better on this cd quality wise.

Unbowel, they have an weird sounding intro Disolved belief that leads into Immortal persecution and this one had to grow on me as it got better as it went on and leaves you a feel on what this band are about, N.N. into demential is more my style this one shreds as all cylinders are going off here, really impressive stuff, as we get to the closer Condemn and the punishment continues on here, a smashing number with catchy hooks that will crush the weak, insane guitar work on here that brings this to a close.

Not a bad release but could of been longer with more Deconsekrated tracks but they are coming out with a new EP soon, so something to look forward to as well as the other bands on here.

Suffering Sights – When Sanity Becomes Insanity (2021)

Suffering Sights
Release date: September 27th, 2021
Label: Burning Coffin Records

Well here is one I been anticipating for its release as I mentioned in my last review of this band I knew they had it in them and here is the proof as this is a blistering debut.

If you got off on their EP then this will fill your need as most of it is on here as well and for the new comers prepare to be slaughtered as this will teach you on what this band has come to deliver.

Suffering Sights, the opener here is a ferocious slab as it has a mighty punch from the start, a new track that sets the mood of what is coming here, this track absolutely smokes, ripping leads that will grab you on the first listen and it just roars with glory, a fantastic opener.

As we go into G.E.B. an old favorite and here with a better production it has new life just like all the other ones previous released. Punishment Voids another new one with a new vibe but its catchy as hell, and gets better as it rolls on, basically an instrumental that leads into The Great Filter and if your familiar with the band you know what to expect as this hammers down like a spike into your brain, crushing material!

Face the Reality, digging the riffage at the start of this one and again it gets better as it goes on, and the vocals are pretty clear on here as you can understand them, aggressive when I mean clear. Hypocrite was the first track that caught me when I first heard this as it has a storming drive at the beginning but then some tempo changes but it goes back to its savage roots, one you need to hear to get the full impact.

As the instrumental Between Madness and Reality is a short mind grabbing piece it leads the way to one of my old favorites Worthy Acts of Hate and rips just like it always has, one that if you never heard it will crawl up your spine, this has a mighty impact!

Desperate Search with its catchy bass line at the start will grab you as it has a different feel but still shines as its a crawler you could say, the bass really stands out here in some parts but all hell breaks loose near the end with some killer hooks.

The closer Corrupted Childhood is a bit different from the rest as its heavy but then midway in the pace changes to a slower but deep feel but it has a life to it and it has a weird ending its not bad but a whole different side of the band not heard much through this whole thing.

If your into old school death thrash I highly recommend this release, the band sounds as good as ever, no disappointment here.

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