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Sepulchral Rites – Death and Bloody Ritual (2021)

Sepulchral Rites
Released: January 18, 2021
Label: Dunkelheit Produktionen

Been waiting for this and its finally arrived, this female trio and there death metal attack in form of a 5 track EP and on a German label which is always good.

But lets get into it as the Intro comes in with a spoken word of which I have no clue what it is then the bass comes in as the rest of the band follows as this has a really mean and dirty vibe to it and gets faster as it goes, a really good opener.

As we go into Hidden Among Roots, and the pounding continues and after these two tracks I would call this more on the death thrash side as its got some good speed to it and the vocals are pretty good (Hellwitch) as she calls herself has a great set of pipes on her, excellent growls that up there with the big boys and the track is blazing as well with a break that adds more to the depth as it storms out with all guns cranked to the maximum.

And man does it get better, Possession has a different feel on the vocals as they seem even lower at the beginning but this comes right at you and all of a sudden this part a lead comes in, and its an all out war as the band rips up a storm and then breaks down to crushing but ignites again to the end.

Sacrifice, this sounds just right as its has crunchy beginning and then goes into a faster gear as the band is taking us to the ritual, some really grabbing riffs on here and the heavy slow breakdown puts more effect on the whole thing, heavy stuff!

It ends with Demented Rites and with a more doomy feeling at the start but then goes off with this really whirlwind of a riff that grabs before breaking down again as it fades off and that spoken word comes in again as it fades out.

A really strong release that I plan on getting as only the digital format is out, the label has set March 20th as the release date for vinyl and cd formats and pre sales are up already so get a copy.

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Maledictum – Sempiterno (2021)

Released: January 13, 2021
Label: Minche Mapu Records

A very interesting release by these Black Metal maniacs as this goes right into it as Abyecto comes at you like a storm of demons as its chaotic as hell as the vocals are pure insanity and the music as well as this has all these insane breaks in it, it took me a few listens to actually get the feeling, but it sunk in after few listens.

It gets better on Yo Sin Ojos as this is completely different but very catchy, the way the vocals are sung on this whole thing might not be for everybody but just listen to the music its fucking insane so many drives as this is all over the place but its really good, a whole new vibe to black metal and the production is perfect as you can hear all the instruments just right.

Roja Demencia is a long track and more laid back in a way but the sound is still there some really wild riffage going on here as this has some breaks that just keep your mind pinned to it as you wait to here what is next and it goes into Sangre del Cosmos a really strong instrumental and the way it was recorded it sounds like it came straight from hell.

And I will mention these guys really write some interesting lyrics as they show on Disyuntiva which is more on the individualism side of things, and this track has more feeling compared to what I heard to this point, lots of breaks that drive this in all kind of ways, more on Océano, the drums on here where the first thing that stuck out but the whole band shines on here as well, its heavy in its own righteous way and the ocean part added in really took this to another level.

The title track Sempiterno is another instrumental that has a great absorbing vibe to it, the bass really shines here as this hypnotic feel is written all over it as we go into the closer, Sé Quién Soy and a really good way to end this as the lyrics are deep as well a solid closer.

Like I mentioned earlier this might not be for everybody as the way the vocals are laid down here but believe me the music is something you have to hear, it really opened my ears, as its insane as it can get, give them a listen.

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Devil’s Poison – Sacrifice (2020)

Devil’s Poison
Release date: December 25th, 2020
Label: Independent

So here we go I didn’t give these fuckers a review on their full release from this year just because I was to lazy to do it and I seen others praising the shit out of it so good for them.

So this single as the band calls it they release at the end of the year and hell yeah!

The fucking title track is what it should be a fucking master piece of pure insanity to Satan himself the track has what fuckers who like this kind of shit like, the track rips with a killer drive as it just grabs your sorry ass soul.

And the shit continues on Fire as they know and bring the goods as we “Are Sons Of The Devil” and this rips right into you like it should be, a no fuck a round track like these men set out to do.

And to close Blood, Semen, and Cocaine a anthem to end everything! Kill everybody as it is pure chaos as it should be! and the last words “Kill EVERYBODY” Yes!

Good shit for fuckers like me I love it!

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Trimegisto – Hanged in Blissful Torture (2020)

Release date: November 30th, 2020
Label: Independent

Time for some old and killer Death Metal from these old favorites as Trimegisto was featured in the original version of this site and this new EP shows the band still has never let down after all these years.

There are two studio tracks on here which I will mostly look into on this review and they kill!

As The Hanged Man shows the band has not lost their edge, this goes back to the old ways they have done in the past, it has a powerful punch really old school the band did in the past, really good shit!

Iridescent Vapours is more on the crunchy side as its evil and mean as you hear it, no letting down as it has this evil feel to it and as it goes even gets better, it crushes believe me the way it comes off really hits the spot.

The rest is live tracks and they all kill! some really good shit that they ain’t going away, which is good as Trimegisto delivers Death Metal in a righteous way.

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Detest – Sacred Revelation (2020)

Release date: December 8th, 2020
Label: Independent

So we here we have more Black Metal and as if you follow this site Chile has a great scene dedicated to the genre and Detest proves it here on their second full length.

As we get into it after a opening intro the band comes in with Divine Fragrance Smell and what a killer feel to this track as it blast right into to you as it might not be blasting as full tilt but the melody of how its put together is really killer and powerful as hell believe me it packs a powerful punch.

This is some really catchy shit and it shows on Descending to the Darkness of Infinity this being an instrumental it has a great drive as it ain’t black metal as most would expect but the way the band does this is superb as it is very catchy and that is what works, I really got into what the band is producing here and this track is heavy as fuck as it gets heavy as hell, I love it.

And back to the goods as Sacred Revelation, Time of Chaos will crush you, this track comes right at you with a gripping feel to it as the guitar part in here just rips then the band just goes off as the the rest of the track just has a great flow to it.

Under the Light of Omnipotent Fire is more of a motional track as the beginning is slow but it builds up and gets heavier and nothing wrong with that as it builds up and a great feel to it as it hit home, Pagan Blood is more on the heavy side as it opens up and I really liked the feeling this brings as it has a powerful edge to it as these guys are really going all out here a fucking killer track.

The band continues the onslaught on Possessed by the Eternal Fire as it has a great drive and the guitar tone on here really stands out and they do go off at a certain point and man does this kill, short and sweet as Interlude comes in and then Hatred Revenge and Death comes in and this has its own glory to it as it packs the punch I needed as the drive of pure insanity is delivered as I always love and this has it.

It ends with a bonus live track Demisteriis Laberinth of Death and it rips and shows the band has the goods to deliver even live, these guys crush and it is proven here.

This is killer shit! I dig what the band has spread to the underground, they might not be known to the masses but believe me these guys got what it takes.

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Funeralis – Gateways to Esoteric Light (2020)

Release date: December 1st, 2020
Label: Schattenkult Produktionen

The bands second full length and an album that black metal enthusiasts should give a listen to.

From the beginning of this ritual you get this eerie feeling as the haunting organ leads us into The Key of Salvation and with this real heart pounding flow to it as this has a lot of feeling and is heavy as well and some great breaks in here that add depth to the track, a superb opener.

I will mention this is a long album that is over an hour long and this next one From the Ashes the Phoenix Flames Rises is over 10 minutes long but this is one of the best as the guitar tone on here puts you in a trance, its a crushing number that the whole band is just going off and the vocals are as good as they get, this just grabs you I really dug this one.

Esoteric has a more dark feeling to it as its more of a change as its slow at the beginning but gets heavy as hell later as it has its driving moments but later comes back down but still has the power behind it and the way it closes really grabs you, as we go into Campanis ov Liberatio and this from the start has a gripping sound to it and a break comes in which brought more light to the track as well as the vocals here really stand out.

As we get further in I am well here we start out heavy as hell, the production is top notch with killer blast beats this track roars from the start but then there is a more slow part comes in but hell breaks loose after as a lead comes in with this heavy part in the background and the band really goes off after as the pace is killer so much in this track, one that needs to be heard to be truly appreciated.

Through the Silence Mystery is the track that’s for those who want their ass kicked! this just goes full throttle as blast beats galore are all over this and even with the minor break that guitar just grabs you then as the rest of the band comes in and it just smokes, one of the best to my ears on here.

And it gets better as Nigredo is strong as fuck! this killer and intense feel here this track has such a gripping sound to it, it might be long but so much is going on here that it sent chills up my spine, as it gives you a feel of a deep dark depressive trip that takes you somewhere.

To end the ritual Portal of Life & Death and it comes out blazing and well done as you can hear the drums bashing like there is no tomorrow and a slight break that will crush you as it goes off even more and hell what did you expect this is a killer closer!

For me this is a stamp on what the Chilean Black Metal scene is all about and this band proves it with this fantastic release even their label knew what they were getting by releasing this, cheers to them and the band.

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Oppositor – Progresión a la Perversión (2020)

Release date: November 28th, 2020
Label: Three Metal Forces Distro/Ten-Cai Records

Well its been a while since I heard from these guys and their EP from 2016 really impressed me so I been waiting for this the first things I noticed the production on here is more clearer than before and they have a new vocalist.

So from the start Hordas Putrefactas is heavy as hell and the aggression is impressive as this tears in then a more slower tempo comes in but some great solos thrown in and gets heavier again to finish it off, Cristianofobia has a more mid tempo start but it has a very catchy feel to it, its death thrash and comes with that certain punch the track has more drive as it goes on and I like break near the end when the solo breaks in and gives this glorious end.

Siete Craneos has this really twisted feel to it as the guitar riff that drives this really stuck to my head but then a break comes in and this really sweet lead comes in and the vocals take a step up, then a harder drives comes in with another lead thrown in that gave the track a good end.

(Interludio) Asmodea is just some fill before we get back into it on Orgasmic Death from what I hear is the only track sung in English and it gets right to the point as goes into head crushing vibe then a great part thrown in that slows the track down but its fucking heavy then it goes off again, good shit!

H.L.L. is one of the best tracks on here dedicated to the serial killer Henry Lee Lucas, this goes right for the throat right from the start and doesn’t let go, a total onslaught as all cylinders are at full force even with a minor break this hits the spot.

We finish with Historias Silenciadas and another pounder of a track with some killer tempo changes as it has a great vibe to it as the band really goes off here an excellent way to end this.

A solid release I would say something deaththrashers out there should give a listen to.

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Invierno Nuclear – Nothing to Prove (2020)

Invierno Nuclear
Release date: November 5th, 2020
Label: Sick Rites

Some Metal/Punk up from this band I been waiting to hear some new material as their older stuff left a mark on me, if you like shit like Speedböozer this might be up your alley.

The 5 track EP opens up with Plutonium Overdose and from the get go this has that perfect dirty and nasty feel like this shit should be like and the lyrics are perfect as this is hateful shit and it left me with a shit eaten grin on my face, some killer leads in here as well, fuckin rips!

F.O.A.D. well it doesn’t get any better as the band tells everybody off to all the wanna be cunts out there in Spanish but most the lyrics are in English and the track is blistering pure in your face shit, the break thrown even adds to the hate a blistering number as we go into Master of Hell which just by the beginning you can hear this is going to bust your ass and it does, really fast paced angry shit to kick heads into, this has some killer lyrics but man does is have a special feel to it this drives nails right into your skull!

Motor Cult, I got this Motorheadish feel from this one and nothing wrong with that, this rips as well pure high flying rage with a ripping lead that will grab your ass, a hell of a driver, top notch!

And to close Highway to Self Destruct and as the previous that same feel and with a no frills attitude a good closer to this slab.

I’m glad this was put out as this fucking world is going to shit I needed something with anger in it to calm my nerves and this pretty much hit the spot, I hope the band has more in the near future cause the break was too long for me, good work maniacs!

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Xalpen – Sawken Xo’on (2020)

Release date: September 13th, 2020
Label: Morbid Skull Records

So the band finally releases their first full length and if you never heard of them the are one of the extremist black metal acts around these guys have gotten better with each release, if you like it as mean and dirty as it gets this is something you should put an ear to.

From the opening of Devourer of Light (Ya’alwe Kar-t’en) the sense of pure mayhem is there this comes out pounding with no mercy as the track has this really grabbing force in it the lead thrown in adds to the force of it, a powerful opener.

1340, now here this one grabs you quick as it has a very catching feel to it, the riffage is excellent as it drives on as the lyrics are good as they flow perfect and its one of those tracks that stand out just because the groove it brings and it continues on Dark Nights of Winter (On Stekenjhio’ joshckek) as the beginning has a slower tempo but its good as it gets heavier and then it really gets good, the production on here is very good as it really makes these tracks get a hold of you as its on this one and the bashing here is pure perfection.

And it continues on Han K’win Saik (For Those Who Have Departed), this is one of the best tracks on here as it has this really dark feeling to it as it makes you feel your in a tunnel of madness some really catchy hooks in here that leave you floored, the bass is thunderous and the vocals are pure insanity! a killer!

Among the Pillars of Death (Han on Outeken Chesk) is the first of the two long tracks on here this has a lot of tempo changes as it goes but they are all heavy as if you know the band really gets into their lyrics and it shows pretty much on here as the track has a lot of feel to it, a bit different from the previous but still packs a powerful punch that adds to the glare of the album, Tres Chamanes (Sawken Xo’on) is the only track sung in Spanish and its back to crushing again as it storms in without no mercy with these killer guitar drives and then this really pounding drive that just kills as it bashes you and gets even heavier after, this is some brutal shit here this is pure chaos a hell of a driver to torture people to.

To close it out The Formidable Fumes of Hell-Fire (On Tohown Tahner on Kár Xawqekyen) a long one with a bit of a slower pace at the beginning as the band makes you feel like your taking a trip as this goes along and it gets heavier as it goes as the drums start pounding more and the bass goes off as well but it calms down as it leads to the end, its heavy no doubt but in its own way, a good closer with feel.

A great piece of raw black metal, the band sounds great on here, a very powerful first full length.

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Serpent Throne – Beyond the Chains of Decadence (2020)

Serpent Throne
Release date: December 15th, 2020
Label: Australis Records

Well its been awhile since Serpent Throne put out something and now here we have their first full length and these guys have elements of black and death and even more if you listen to it.

Starts out with an interesting Intro before we go into Beyond the Chains of Decadence and out of the gate these guys come at you like a storm, the track is heavy and to the point, the vocals are really good and come across well there are some breaks and a real slow downed part that’s heavy as fuck at the end, impressive opener.

Blessed by Fire has a more slower pace but deep in presence to start but it gets faster and with some really catchy hooks that kept me tuned in, and the drumming on here is really killer some heavy pounding like it should be, and we go onto Anointed in Evil which has an even more deep slower feel but it builds up as it gets faster paced and some really ripping riffage is heard here as the track goes off at the end with ripping lead to blow your head off.

And Where Evil Prevails has this more black feel to it as far as the riffage presented as the start but this has a break where it takes on a whole new life as it takes you on another road you could say and a dark one as it fades away and it kind of seems like the journey doesn’t end as we go into A Vision of Abominations and Death which is an instrumental that just fits the mood and is really good has a lot of feeling to it.

A Wolf Between Lambs, well here we have my favorite track on here the title is in English but sung in Spanish, this just a crusher of a track with this riff that really sticks to you and the aggression on here is full tilt!
and Ancient Sorcery is another strong number with the drums pounding in the beginning and with a great vibe as this one grabs you and the vocalic chorus that ads dimension to track this is pretty blistering stuff.

It continues on Black Flames of Darkness as this has a superb drive with a break and later this hypnotic guitar comes in that really took this to another level and as it got more slower and darker as it closed out, a fantastic composition, to the closer Serpent Throne which is more on a slower pace and has feeling to it, the guitar parts are really good this has emotion written all over it, so a good closer as the Outro ends this.

I was impressed by this release lots of good material on here that should be checked out.

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