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Athanatos – Reditum ut Magic(k) (2021)

Release date: May 7th, 2021
Label: Goat Vomits Productions

The first full length from this satanic trio and an impressive slab of Black/Death Metal and I was amazed at the way this was packaged by Goat Vomits Productions it truly will be a collectors item.

But lets get into it as the title track Reditum ut Magic(k) is basically a wicked acoustic guitar and a spoken poem by Aleister Crowley, and then we go into Sabbat of the Goat and this comes out like a storm from hell as the band is at full throttle but it calms down later to a more torturing feel as by the lyrics this had a really great blasphemous feel to it so it prepared me for the ride.

Eternal Return/Potestas Magnum Universum, for some reason these two tracks were blended together on my copy of the cd but anyhow the first one is a crusher from the start and evil as it comes as the band is taking us down to hell with “Chronos eating his sons”, fantastic stuff! as it has this heavy riffage that rolls you down the path and breaks down as we go into the next track and you feel like your somewhere else and I was pretty much right as the lyrics can relate to what I thought was going on and it gets heavy as it goes on and fades just right.

For perverted fuckers out there we have Bride of (K)haos, a smashing number with some fucked up perverted lyrics about fucking this satanic slut and the way its composed this shit stands out lots of bone crushing pounding on here a solid number to add to this release, the ending is fucking great!

As the closer Sacrilegious Passion is basically another fucking number and with a different vibe as a strong riffage opens it up that rides through and some touching lyrics that most men can relate to, love the yelling on here that adds to the delight of the whole thing and the way it ends makes you feel there is more to come.

A killer release by all means and don’t have any preview as there is none so I respect the band so nothing here but take my word this is worth it, blasphemous chaos for the taking, contact the band on their Facebook page or Oratorium Distro where i got my copy.

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In Nomine – Hijos de la Tempestad (2021)

In Nomine
Released: April 23, 2021
Label: Rawforce Productions

And we have the bands second full length and only the way the band can deliver its hard driving sound but there is more on here as there are many styles delivered on these tracks as the opener Paz suicida is a hard driving number that has a more traditional speed metal sound to it and a gripping lead that will grab you.

But it gets even heavier on the title track Hijos de la tempestad, here the band comes roaring out at full force and the message comes through just right and the bass on here really has a shine, this is one of the top tracks on here when it comes to drilling effect, and a more old school feel comes on Los confines del mundo and here the vocals really stand out and it basically how this whole album plays out lots of different tempos that I really like and some very deep lyrical content that kept this whole album interesting to my mind.

This is a superb release, if your a new or old fan of the band this should please you as it has a bit of everything on here and its a lengthy release at 51 min so there is plenty of good vibes on here ripping leads are played all over this opus, A great follow up to the last release and this has been spinning a lot on my player these days.

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Vanagandr – Demo 1 (2021)

Release date: May 2021
Label: Independent

A new Black Metal band of two maniacs and this being the bands first it caught my ear and I like the concept behind this as well as it leans towards werewolves.

Five tracks on here and the intro The Call is this haunting slow number with hellish screams in the background and sets the mood for this, Grim of Werewolf opens up with some howls and then the vocals sink in and they are some torturous yells that really add a delight to this, the music isn’t your typical high speed bashing shit this is slow but it works as its dark and catchy.

Things speed up on Lycanthropic Black Metal and I like the guitar tone the band delivers on here with some gripping riffs this shows another side of the band, the chaos is there and some interesting breaks on here as well and it continues on Hymn to the Black Wolf but here it sounds even more heavier as it swirls all the way through with no breaks to slow it down, good shit!

To the closer Sorcery in the Fullmoon Night and with this catchy hook of a riff this one is a topper, even with the raw production this really does kick your ass, a break comes in later that even gives more character to the track as it burst out again towards the end which brought this to a delightful end.

This might not be for everybody but I really suggest you give it a listen, the band just put out their debut and most these tracks are on it so I’m going to look into that cause I really enjoyed this.

Resilient – Black Clouds (single 2021)

Release date: June 20th, 2021
Label: Independent

New Death Metal band that just put this preview track out, and this one track is worth a listen its pretty old school as I can hear, so something to look forward as an EP should be coming out real soon.

Some great lead work done on here by Matías Quiroz of Bleak Flesh, so check out their Facebook page as they have shirts for sale as well.

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Resilient is originally from Santiago de Chile, formed by Abel Méndez (Voice, guitar, bass, midi drums). Preserving the old-school death metal style, on this occasion the guitarist of the technical death metal band BLEAK FLESH Mr. Matías Quiroz appears as a brand-new guest, being in charge of the solos in the new RESILIENT material. In March the recordings of his first musical work began; “The Art Of Resilience” will be the name of this debut Ep which will premiere in mid-August. In this context the band has just released their first single as a preview of what’s to come, “BLACK CLOUDS” and the band’s Death Metal sound has already been seen in various parts of the world such as the United States and Mexico, where the Ep en tape by STUMP GRINDER RECORDS (usa) and ARCADA DISTRO (mex), In Chile, the person in charge of the edition of CDs and T-shirts is DIABOLICAL SUMMONING RECORDS. The band is in talks with more labels around the world and will be reporting the news through their networks. “BLACK CLOUDS” is the new from RESILIENT and everyone is invited to listen on YouTube and Bandcamp (soon on all digital platforms).

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Prosatanos / Degotten – Demonic Fornication (2021)

Prosatanos / Degotten
Release date: January 3rd, 2021
Label: Total Death Records

A split that features the German band Prosatanos and Degotten which I’ll get into more on this release and 10 tracks featured here more by the Germans.

Basically a black thrash release, for me Prosatanos is something you would have to listen to the vocals are something you would want to hear first, the music is vicious and for me the strongest track is the only one they sung in German to close their part of the release so have a listen.

So onto Degotten and you can immediately here the difference between the bands and the first track Beast Fornication shows the power this band has always delivered with some great production on here that you can hear all the instruments just right and just the way the composition is written gives you a vibe these guys know how to slay your ass.

And this next one Whore (Hure) brought back memories of their earlier material and the bass really stands out here and it has a great drive and the vocals here are excellent as we go into Ravisher of Souls which opens with this crunchy riffing and then goes off into a more faster pace but it has an interesting break and the guitar work on here really stands out and keeps you glued to the whole thing, the way the whole thing rides out makes this one of the best on here.

Todeshymne, the closer and perfect as the horde comes out to kill, the double bass drums taking a beating is always good but this has that anthem feel to it for me and the band really has some great crushing parts in here and the vocal way this ends pretty much a great closer.

I found this out of nowhere and will say its good to hear Degotten again as this horde has always put out some killer shit! I just hope for another full length and maybe all these tracks on here will be on it so lets see whats next.

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Goat Invokation – La deformidad del primigenio caos (2021)

Goat Invokation
Release date: June 15th, 2021
Label: Independent

Take note maniacs of this dark death metal band as this is their first EP and what an opus of insanity we have here as this was released today and I was impressed from the first listen.

Six tracks of glorious head splitting material here, Vórtice abismal opens up with this freaked out intro but hell immediately comes in and does it this track will blow your head off its packed to kill! everything is just perfect the vocals are as good as your going to get them and the band itself is on fire.

As we go into Inveteradas abominaciones and it breaks in just as it should these guys have it down just as it should be, this is crushing, has all that old school feel written all over it so be prepared. Corrompiendo al infame gave this old Morbid Angel feel at the start but then it got heavier as it got sicker and more intense, the guitar work on here hits the spot, excellent!

Valar de la equidad is more on the slower dark path at the start but with a vicious roar to it as it gets intense as it goes and an interesting groove change that’s in here really takes the track to a new level, as Slave Wills delivers as well this is some bashing shit just listen to the drums and a slow break that comes in made this even more enjoyable, lots going on here and well written as we go to the closer Hordas de aniquilación and this tops this release like it should as it comes right at you for the kill, this has so much feel with different tempo changes and you hear the band going off especially near the end, this fucking rules!

Hell this made my day a fantastic release that should put this band on the map, highly recommended as this slays from start to finish, definite topper for this year.

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Slave Spirit – Desconocida Dimensión Espiritual (2021)

Slave Spirit
Release date: April 13th, 2021
Label: Oratorivm Records

Some Black Metal and this being the bands 4th full length and I’m going to keep this review in the old school way as no samples will be posted in the way the band would want it as they have no social media and are against all stupid shit that floods the mind. If old school S.American BM is something you crave I suggest getting this.

Eight tracks on this ritual and the opener Reinos sin retornos has this slow and gut grabbing riff that instantly grabbed me as well as the spoken part which clearly shows what is coming and then it goes off and this is some mean humanity hating material which is fine by me, the snare drum takes a beating here and when this furious lead comes in, well you have to hear it, this is long but straight to the point, an excellent opener.

To a fast and quick one Caerán y nosotros resurgiremos has a great punch to it and the vocals stand out here and will say there is no clean singing here, this is straight in your face yelling that fits this just right as we go onto Desconocida dimensión espiritual which brings us back to the vibe of the first one with that eerie guitar tone and the crushing begins and its intense with this ripping lead that will floor you and how these long tracks end with the opening riff fading out with spoken word, killer shit!

Heredamos el canto de vuestros ancestros is a sweet hateful track, with a catchy riff that opens it up then the bashing begins a bit different to my ears but its really good and a nice break that leads into more mayhem, this one really stood out for me, as Noche bajo los ojos de la mortalidad/Apuñala el perdón de los pecados, just to let you know these two tracks are in one on the cd and the first has this deep down hard feeling to start as this has the spirit of black metal written all over it all the goods are here as it goes into the next track and he yells out the title just to let you know where the hell your at and with a more slower drive at the beginning but no worries all hell breaks loose soon after and concludes in the way the band has showed through out.

A true and nice and dirty number is what Apuñala el perdón de los pecados comes across like, this is some righteous stuff here that should appeal to any maniac out there, short and sweet and then it gets even better on La transición de los sentidos perdidos as the opening riff got me from the start and the brutality delivered here is as good as can get, the band is really going off here as we go to the closer Rumbo hacia nuestra muerte and fuck what a way to end this ritual, one of those hard hitting riffs to start it off but then into full chaos as this should be ended, total head crusher!

In conclusion I will say this is highly recommended, like I mentioned at the start, it took me few listens before I got the full impact as I wanted to give an honest review and this is worth getting, special thanks goes out to Oratorivm Records for sending me this ritual and get your copy here.

Demonized Priest – Necromantic Rituals (2021)

Demonized Priest
Release date: April 22nd, 2021
Label: Satanath Records

Some Black Speed Metal from San Antonio, Valparaíso and this being the bands first full length and was surprised it was released on a Russian label so I had to give this a listen.

Nice opening with some satanic words and then Within the Pentagram comes in and you know what this band is going to pound into your brain and it gets good as the vocals are right there in your face with some powerful yells from hell and the music simply crushes some killer leads that made this an excellent opener, as Collector of Corpses and Souls comes in you can basically get the feeling on what kind of lyrical content is coming off here and it really stands out here, the track is pretty brutal as it goes, heavy shit for the taken.

…of Blood and Chaos, I’m digging these yells as they are being offered here and this is a satanic delight as the hate bleeds out on here, very crunchy riffage rages on here as well, total chaos for the wicked as we go into Witch’s Unholy Creations, and the sickness continues as this is keeps the vibe of the album going on its way to hell, an excellent drive with a tasty lead that rips you.

Serpent’s Rites, holy shit! now here we take it a step beyond, the opening is amazing and then it has this dark grabbing feel to it, pure evil is the only way to describe it and some spoken part put in adds to the ritual and gets heavy as fuck in closing this piece, The Altar and hell here is another headbasher for you, more of what has been offered and all in a good cause.

To this killer instrumental Sexto infierno (Invocación), this grabbed me on the first take and it really got interesting as they through in this demonic talking in the end, real good shit! as it goes straight into Horns Above the Sky and is an amazing track to close this out, as it has a drive to take you down the path and even with a break this has that punch the band has delivered on this whole thing.

In closing I highly recommend this if blasphemy and speed is your thing, the vocals of Baal, the Unhuman took this to another level, he comes in crystal clear on here, great job!

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Hallux Valgus – Reflections of Distant Dreams (2021)

Hallux Valgus
Release date: April 28th, 2021
Label: Burning Coffin Records/Ex Nihilo Music

Well its been a few years since the classic Death Will Prevail EP was released and this debut is something fans of the band have been looking forward to but if you follow the band this is a whole new line up compared to the past and you can hear it from the start as I have been looking into the band as I been there from the start, so I looked at this release with an open mind knowing something new would be featured here.

And from the opening chords of Ghastly Fascination, I heard the difference as the vocal duties are now done by Spectre and not bad, the music has a more in depth vibe to it and it has some ripping leads that added to the whole thing, a good opener.

Murderous Insytinct has this Motorheadish riff to start then it blast out into a faster pace which keeps growing on you and will mention the lyrics on this slab are in English but this track is a hard hitter with no holding back with some interesting tempo changes as well, this one takes you on a ride, and it continues on Sensless Vanity as this is a bit more on the speed as it begins but calms down before roaring its head again, it has this catchy groove to it that needs to be heard as the drumming on here stood out for me, a catchy track that should please the listener.

So to the only track from the past Hot Puke and the production is the best this track has ever seen and a new life as well as some tempo changes from the earlier version have been modified but this still crushes and was glad they put one old number on this album, as we break into Morbid Ways and here this one grabs you with this killer riff that opens it up and then the ride begins as it has some killer breaks in here as well as some ultra pounding as well, one of the best tracks on here.

To the second half of this opus and From the Echoes of A Deadly Chest, this is a bit different from what has been given to this point with the spoken vocals give it another life and its the shortest track on here and very different compared to the rest and has this wicked vibe to it, Crawling Are the Dead gets us back into the bone crushing as it rides on with a powerful punch but then breaks down to this heavy doomy vibe that keeps you into it before it explodes again with a rage with a cool ending.

Disturbed Corpse is another one of those tracks that start out full force but break down as later a spoken part comes in but after that this fucker gets heavy as hell this really gut grabbing pulse comes to this, I enjoyed that last part as we head into Atlas, the Hunt as this is pretty long there are various tempo changes and I would expect that from the title as there is a story behind it, a very complex number that might not appeal to all but it gets better with each listen as it has a lot of feel to it. and goes right into the closer Internal Cryptical Gathering and this being the longest track on here I was ready for the tempo changes the band would throw in here and the beginning is heavy with a killing drive and the first break on here really surprised me as its catchy as hell but even more is when this keyboard sounding instrument is thrown in and I was surprised by it but liked it and the way it fades out was just right.

Like I said at the beginning I went into this with an opened mind and this isn’t a bad release but you know how metalheads of today can’t stand change, well pull your head out of your ass and give this a listen you might like it.

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Sangre Negra – El Vuelo del Cóndor Negro (2021)

Sangre Negra
Release date: May 6th, 2021
Label: Independent

The first full length from this black metal horde, as previously this was a one man project now on this release he has added a vocalist.

With a short Intro to start this up we go straight into the title track El Vuelo del Cóndor Negro, and it comes out a blazing and the production caught my ear as well as its better than the demo and here you hear both these maniacs trading off on the vocal duties and it comes across well as the track has this driving force behind it through out it all, and we get the same on Oscuras Alturas de Negra Lucha and here the drums come roaring in, and this isn’t that blast beat most use this is more old school feeling with plenty of anger behind it, sounds a little fucked up at times but gives it that dirty sound that some like, not bad comes across well to this point.

Cayendo al Negro Abismo has this wicked sounding opening riff that just grabs you and it got better with the next tempo riff, it has this really insane feel to it, to this point this track hit me good and it goes right into Conquistador Conquistado and with a strong drum beat at the start this goes off right into oblivion as a strong vocal presence is felt through out the track and has a great vibe till the end as it fades out.

The longest track on here La Muerte es lo Único Eterno and a whole new feel on this one as a more slowed down pace but it figures as the title goes, and has this dark feel to it as it goes on with a crushing beat of death and it fits in well on this opus, but Katrala, is even more off the wall, this is really out there compared to what I heard to this point as it has a mind of its own so I won’t say anymore about this one as you have to hear it for yourself.

The last two tracks are covers the first being El Manifiesto (VJ cover), I’ll be honest I have no clue who they are covering on here but this is a pretty cool track as the intro part was interesting and then got more eviler as the vocals came in as this isn’t your all out brain basher but has some interesting tempo changes that added to the delight of it all, and to finish off Negra Locura (Ritual Oscuro cover) and this is the perfect closer as this has ties as one of the members was in this band and here we get an aggressive piece as this should end.

This is something only the listener could decide what to think, I heard some really good tracks on here that made it good enough to feature here, its black metal but not what most might think, but these days you really can’t put that label on a pin point sound as I heard so many these days. but a good effort worth a listen.

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