Category Archives: Bands

Behead – Fatal Violence (2015)

Behead
Release date:January 13th, 2015
Label:Zombie Records
8/10

So here we have the first EP from this Death/Thrash band a total 5 tracks plus an intro (The Begin of the End).The Ritual starts this out and this song sounds promising but when they slowed it down it kinda took something out of it for me.Vision Distorsionada this one is their only one sung in Spanish and it’s a good one love the drumming on this one as well this song is written perfectly.The title track Fatal Violence this one has Death written all over it in the beginning but once the vocals come in it takes a life of it’s own and even some sounds of old Swedish DM scene are heard on here good stuff.
The next two tracks Killer and Death in Fire are listed as bonus and you can definitely tell by the sound quality that they were recorded later on and show how much the band progressed in such a short time and it’s getting better with age,this band has caught my eye and as in the NWOCTM post earlier the first track on there is by Behead from whats next on their agenda.
You can get this at their label’s site if there is any left as it was only pressed to 100 tapes and it’s based in Russia.you can also get in contact with the band directly at their Facebook page.

Here is the full EP.

Infernal Slaughter – Spilling Blood and Hate (2015)


Infernal Slaughter
Release date:May 26th, 2015
Label:Pacto Records
10/10

Infernal Slaughter have been around since 1997 with only a few demos released until this full length and what a debut this is pure Thrash Metal as it should be done, I won’t get into detail about every track on here because none of them are boring but Nocturnal Desecrator and Looking in the Eyes of Christ are pure standouts. Black Sodomy is probably the slowest track on here just because it opens slow but rips afterwards.

The musicianship on here is just as perfect, D.I.W.D.(Vocals) sometimes remind me of Sheepdog (McLaren) a bit and great screams as well, on the last track Called by the Devil we have backing vocals by Torrid (Perversor), chorus by Abominable (Perversor).

If your into thrash like Razor or even Merciless (SWE) I would really suggest you look into this,there isn’t much info on this band on the net and I doubt there will be but I would contact Pacto Records and try to get a copy because what I am hearing is this is selling well in the underground and as you know these are limited pressings, I gave this 10/10 because it’s that good and right now this tops my extreme list for the year.

This is the opening track if you like this it gets even better after this.

Here is some live footage from a recent gig when they opened for Metalucifer.

Hellpack – Devil’s Cult (2015)

Hellpack
Release date:April 4th, 2015
Label:Veins Full of Wrath
9/10

Hellpack are labeled Black/Speed but this has a bit of everything in it very Motorheadish Punk influences,this release contains two previous demos remastered their Devil’s Rock ‘n’ Roll (2009) and Spill the Blood Red and Follow the Satanic Cult (2014).
I won’t get into a full review because most of this sounds the same and not in a bad way,it should please anybody that likes old school Metal/Punk and that dirty Rock n Roll sound as well fans of Gehennah (Swe),Blizzard (GER) will love this.They have that kinda sound but their main topic is satanic so that’s where the difference comes in,ten tracks of pure headbanging enjoyment,they left me wanting more.

Some live footage.

Zetra

Zetra is an all out Heavy Metal, I wanted to spread the variety and this band caught my ear because they got the right sound when it comes to this genre,they only have one official demo (Esclavos de la Guerra 2012) which they are giving away for free download here which is a good first release.Also there is a you tube channel with more stuff on the band here and Facebook

I have a good feeling these guys will breakout if they get the right push as there is a market for this kinda Metal out there,these two tracks posted are from their up coming release which you can hear the potential is there.

Metastasis – The Essence That Precedes Death (2015)

Metastasis
Release date:May 15th, 2015
Label:Apocalyptic Productions
9/10

As i had mentioned in an earlier post that this band had been around since 2006 and here we finally get their first full length and the wait was well worth it, some serious Old School Death/Thrash.
We start out with Vengeance a great opener solid ripping leads and puts you in the vein of whats to come,Transition to Hate crunchy riffing to start this one, then right into some blasting but then slowing down again and back the aggression is there.The title track The Essence That Precedes Death right in the gut no fucking around on this one as you would expect up next Circle of Fools this one reminds me a lot of Pentagram by the arrangement and the drumming on here really stands out,probably the slowest track but not bad.Dark Mountain Vision gets back to the speed again but near the end we get this break but no harm as it all fits in well.Bringers of Fear another that starts slow but gets heavier then has a tempo change during the middle but heads back with a leads on here that are ferocious, one of the best tracks.Corpse Profaners gotta love this one just grabs you from the start an all well written composition, up next Blackened Omen another with that roller-coaster vibe very catchy well enough to please anybody into this genre and to close out Spectrums of War as most of the previous tracks it’s got it’s ups and downs and it all combines well to finish this great debut.

I would recommend this to anybody that loves old Pentagram,Pestilence,Death,etc. and Gabriel Quinteros vocals are just perfect and the dueling guitar work on here is right up my alley I love it!

Get this as only 200 copies were pressed on cd here at their label Apocalyptic Productions and also at Dans Crypt Recs

Here is some footage from a gig earlier this year.

Darkness – Darkness (Compilation 2013)

Darkness

Darknness
Release date:2013
Label:Australis Records
10/10

Darkness was one of the earlier Thrash bands that came out with touch of Death in the vocals and only released one demo that is on here in it’s full glory, I been searching for this for ages since the tape trading days and finally and this cd is worth picking up just for that but what I really love about this release is the 2012 EP that starts this off.
First we have a remake of Under the Grave which sounds great with that modernized sound.Libertad is basically a political song with a very good message behind it and you can tell where the bands sound is going and it’s very catchy.Desterrado del Mundo probably my favorite track on here basically because it starts out fast then goes into this kinda phase that just takes you to another zone something that needs to be heard to be appreciated, Morvis Terrum Gets us back into the heavy shit were expecting all around great track,the guitar work on this EP is must very good stuff.Tempestad the closer of the EP is an 8+ min track that starts out slow and has a very distinguished sound that keeps your mind wondering whats next, nothing really thrashy till near the end but everything in between is superb.
I won’t get into the demo because that is mandatory if your into this band, don’t really know whats up with them at the moment because nothing new has came out since this release and their last live show was in 2014 so who knows what the future holds.