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Profanación Sepulcral – Diseminacion del Insulto Repulsivo (2021)

Profanación Sepulcral
Release date: May 10th, 2021
Label: Propagator Propaganda/Infernal South Productions/Sick Rites

Here we have this upcoming blackened thrash metal band, I had listened to their earlier demos and heard this was promising so it was delight to see this release and here the production has been upgraded so that adds to the fuel.

We get some earlier tracks with new life and some new, I have the Euro version of this and it includes two bonus live tracks, so onto this splatter.

With a gravedigging effect with ghouls in the background as the intro to Insoportable padecimiento agonico, this one of the new tracks featured and it pretty much one of those tracks that start with a heavy slow bashing sound before going off into a more aggressive feel and it does deliver, the drums on here are to the tilt!

And we get the same on Cruel nigromante, señor de la ira, and will say the lyrics that go with these songs are better than expected as they were written with detail one of the good aspects I caught on here and this track is gripping as well as fast and slow parts fill it, mean and dirty as hell. Delirio sardonico is the third and new final original track featured here and this one has a life of its own with the drums bringing the chaos at the start this has a great drive as it soars through with the band going off here and this would be my topper of the new tracks featured here.

Negra cuspide abrupta and Repulsiva visión are the last studio tracks on here that where previously released and have a new life here and the first one really shows why I when I first heard it the band caught my ear, its a has a great drive to it as all hell breaks loose as it does on the last one as well as it shows as this is a creeper I would say as it gets heavier as it storms on a great ending to this ritual.

The two live bonus tracks on here are the last songs featured in the studio part and I think they are different than the ones that where on the live demo and I only say that by the date they were recorded, but inclosing this is a pretty good EP as it delivers with high expected energy, I highly recommend it!

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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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Hexen Hammer – Destructo Máxima (2021)

Hexen Hammer
Release date: April 7th, 2021
Label: Independent

The three headed monster known as Hexen Hammer is back with a new EP of five tracks of Blackened Speed/Thrash Metal and if you got into the 2019 release this is right up there.

Anti Spiritual Belief opens this fucker up and no fucking around here the boys are out to kick your ass, good fast shit the way I expected from them a solid instrumental that goes right into the title track Destructo Máxima and this shit is what I expected fucking in for the kill, madness the band is back to kill this is impressive and then things calm down on Trauma but in a good way as this gets better as it goes and the chorus of Trauma adds to the track and the flow as it goes even made this better with some killer lead thrown in, a bit different but still solid.

Vomito en tu tumba and with a title like that I had a feeling this would be a crusher and yes it is the band is off here, total speed freak-out as it should be, crushing riffs to smash your ass as we go to Morir es morir to end this and it has a real insane vibe to it as its different but still a solid number with a gritty punch to it.

For me I hope the band gets more exposure as these guys have the balls to put a kick into what you would call a scene but the underground is where this band lives at the moment hope the masses catch on soon.

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Apostasy – Death Return (2021)

Apostasy
Release date: May 14th, 2021
Label: Fallen Temple

Apostasy needs no introduction as the band has been laying out some crushing metal for a few years now, here we have the third full length and here we get a few previous released tracks as well.

And an interesting sounding Intro / Death Return, and from Death Return we are off and no holding back this has some punch to it as the eerie vocal growl comes in and then the band explodes with a vengeance as it goes on with what is expected and I will say the production on here is perfect just listen to the ripping leads that fill this a killer opener.

Jus Primae Noctis oh hell what an excellent vibe from the start, this is bone crushing and in the best way, this will have your fill no doubt, even with the mid break the vocals come in just in the right way pure aggression, very catchy track as it reaps on, some killer pounding on here as we go onto Son of Hate and this one really got to me not as heavy speed filled at the start but hell then it goes off, for me this is one of the highlights on here, just a well written composition as it has so much feel as the vocals really add to the delight of the whole thing.

And we go onto Deceased in Funeral, an old favorite that has new life here and if you heard the original version it is heard perfectly here, always dug this track and here it shines even better so enjoy as it has gotten better, if you dig ripping leads you need check this out.

The Great Apostasy – The Night, you know what this is about if your a fan of the band and here it sounds better with todays technology, this shit will never get old and for a new generation of bangers this is just a taste of what was but delivered in a more brutal way for the ones just getting into the band.

Praise of Darkness, a bit different as this is short with a high vocal output and leads into Obey the Antichrist the final track on here and with a mid pace feel to it at the beginning and the vocals really strong this goes off after that, this is pounding lots of anger in bedded as it goes and different vibes put in for a strong closer as the band goes right to the point to end this.

For me this is what is expected from the band a really good release that should appeal to fans old and new. a solid release!

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Sick Violence – Hegemonía de la decadencia humana (2021)

Sick Violence
Release date: March 4th, 2021
Label: Tanatofobia Productions

After the cult classic debut “Metal Bitch” this long awaited follow up has been in the minds of metal maniacs for quite awhile now and what is different on here is the band instead of singing in English like last time now they have gone to Spanish and for the better as it adds more aggression you could say.

But from the start Desintegración is a sweet instrumental as you can hear the band is back with a vengeance, some really good head bashing material as it got me in the mood for the rest of this opus, En resistencia, here we get the first taste of the vocals and they did a great production cause this comes in crystal clear as well as all the instruments the fucking bass is smashing and the leads are on the mark a total destroyer of a track.

The opening of Insignificante a los ojos de la muerte has this real old school feel to it but my things get heavier as it goes on, the vocals are vicious on here and with different tempo changes this is another gem on here and it continues on Recalcitrante ilusión as this is a shredder right to the point, a crushing pace to fill your ass and you will hear as this has a vibe that will crush the weak a killer to the senses, top notch!

Hegemonía de la decadencia humana, the title track and yes it might be short but this adds to the glory that has been heard on here to this point straight forward then a midtempo part that kills and the lead that will cut you, fucking rips just the way I like it, good fucking shit! ha and right into Retrato de una muerte silenciosa, more ball busting madness this what extreme metal is all about this shit fucking kills! pure brutality to crush the weak, brilliant stuff!

Quimeras de libertad, the pounding continues on here as well as there is no letting up the guitar is on fire here this shit holds no grudges it simply ass kicking as it gets the way this track goes along is just so enticing to senses I was pretty floored by it and to the closer Transmutación, this being an instrumental that closes this masterpiece on a high note the band is heard straight on, with some really catchy hooks poured in this whole thing it left me ready for another dose.

Was the long wait worth it? Fuck yes! this is the topper of the year for me, I recommend this 100% a true classic, a must have in any collection.

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Tribulation – Chalice of Unlight (2021)

Tribulation
Release date: March 2nd, 2021
Label: Southern Blaze

Well good to hear some new material from this black horde as they released a full length last year which was basically all their previous works.

So here we have a three track EP and from Chalice of Unlight, this has a very heavy hard pounding feel in the beginning then the riffage gets a bit faster as the drive builds and the vocals here are crystal clear and I mean you can understand what the message is but as it goes it gets in depth I would say so not a bad opener.

An Empire of Total Dark comes in with killer guitar vibe as it rolls on, and it gets more interesting as it goes as the lyrics here are blasphemic as you would expect and the speed comes in as well near the end so not bad which leads into …And Our War Against Light Will Be Won which comes out blazing compared to what has been heard but this breaks down to a slower and dark feeling as it goes and just gets more dreary as it fades off in the end.

Not a bad release as the title track for me is the highlight here, and not really black thrash to be honest but good at what they deliver here as if you have listened to this bands material from the past they have different approaches to their music so you never know what will get but give it a chance you might like it.

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Tenebrosidad – La última palabra será de Satanás (2020)

Tenebrosidad
Release date: November 4th, 2020
Label: Sepulcro Prod./ Narcoleptica Productions/ Nocturnal Silence

Some Black Thrash from a one man band, Boris to be exact, and this being his first release, I might say it has a powerful punch to kick your ass! this is being released world wide by the Russian label Narcoleptica Productions in May as I read so I tell you it made an impact.

Five tracks on here and El ritual de la tenebrosidad being a instrumental this pretty much shows what to expect, real catchy riffs and when the fast shit comes in get ready for a skull crushing party as this delivers and has a raw production that makes it even more in your face as it should be.

As the title track La última palabra será de Satanás comes in here we get what this maniacs vocals sound like and they are right on and the track is blazing, some serious head bashing material here that will have your blood flowing and the slaughter continues on Nadie recordará a los falsos and just by the title you can understand what the hell is represented here pure aggression at its finest! a killer lead in here that blew my mind, a crusher for sure.

Maestro de la luz, is a bit different as the vocals stand out here and you can here the anger as this flows through, its fucking sick! but what comes on La desesperación es maldita is an onslaught of full power to kill the weak, everything previously heard all comes to a tilt here, this track is a gem to end this release and the lead on here will drill you and even the bass stands out!

I say get this if you like aggressive in your face metal, one of the best solo projects of the year! keep it up Boris!

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Demoniac – So It Goes (2020)

Demoniac
Release date: October 2020
Label: Dissonant Death Records/Suicide Records/Edged Circle Productions

As by now the whole world has heard this and many positive reviews have been published on this release, as a fan from the first release I will admit the band which I thought was inactive after this long break but this new one was a splendid surprise as it takes the band to a whole new level.

From the opening crack of RSV – Fools Coincidence – Testigo, the band is saying we are back with a vengeance as this track will drill you, for fast shit this doesn’t get any better as the lyrics are sung in Spanish and English even adds to it. The Trap is just as blazing but the lyrics are what got me even better as I can relate to what they are saying, good shit!

Extraviado, oh yeah this a take on an old song and with that superb clarinet that is featured here, some might say no but for me its a blessing as it adds new dimension to the music and shows the band has balls to put this out so a salute to them for doing this.

Equilibrio Fatal gets us back to the more thrash part of things and one thing you see here is the band can bring out all kinds of goods that fit just right this shit was meant to open your ass up to what can be done, hell I been listening to thrash metal since the eighties and this is some impressive shit! love the way you can hear all the instruments, great production on here!

To the closer and final and title So It Goes and almost 20 minutes long, this some will say to long but just listen to this and it wont seem that way as it was written, such a masterpiece way that this will go down as a classic as it the beginning with that smooth feeling to it but then it goes into full bloom and after is something you need to here cause the band shines on here.

Demoniac has put out one of the best albums when it comes to this genre, a true brain crushing release that shows the world what the Chilean metal scene has to offer.

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Best 20 of 2020

Well after a shit year the only good thing was there was plenty of great releases put out and here are my picks and it wasn’t easy, but Orion for me took the honor just a classic album of pure death thrash but this list has black metal, death metal, death/thrash black/thrash all that good shit!

I basically gathered the best full lengths, EP, Splits and demos, you may ask why I praised some demos in my reviews but didn’t make the list, well maybe how many tracks featured or it was the bands first effort but if you get mentioned here take it as a compliment as I only list bands that I see potential in and get an honorable mention like Hell Possession, Ashakk Xul, Deconsekrated, To Death, etc. and some stuff I can’t even get like the full length from Ares Kult and even contacted the band but told me the label has the rights to the release and can’t even buy a digital copy, pretty fucking sad if that’s the case.

This list was made from what bands sent me and what I could gather on my own as there is a wave of bands out there and I just can’t get to it all, if you have something you think I should listen to just let me know its that simple.
At the bottom is a video of a track from each release so 21 as a split made the cut, cheers!

The List:

Orion – Mysterivm Cosmographicvm
(Iron, Blood and Death Corporation)

Invocation  -Attunement to Death
(Iron Bonehead Productions)

Funeralis – Gateways to Esoteric Light
(Schattenkult Produktionen)

Antagonyze – Echoes from Soul
(Independent/Infernal South Productions)

Oldeath – Rise from Majestic Darkness
(Oratorivm Records/Black Legion Records)

Attacker Bloody Axe – The Axe of Evil Shall Prevail!!!
(Electric Eyes Records)

Thirsty Demon – Unconscious Suicide
(Dissonant Death Records)

1879 – Sangre Barbarie y Honor
(Independent)

Violent Scum – Ornaments of Bloodshed
(Melipulli)

Cortejo Fúnebre – Profano
(Infernal Death Productions)

Hostile Faith – Last Remnants of Life
(Neptunian Records/Life After Death)

Hexerei/Cold Darkness – Hexed Winds of Darkness (Split)
(Infernal Death Productions)

Detest – Sacred Revelation
(Independent)

Darkspell – Into the Darkness
(ThreeMetal Forces Distro)

Invincible Force – Decomposed Sacramentum
(Dark Descent Records)

Gates of Tyrant – Vortex Towards Death
(Putrid Cult/Apocalyptic Productions)

Xalpen – Sawken Xo’on
(Morbid Skull Records/Nigredo Records)

Ominovs – Demo MMXX
(Putrid Prods.)

Indoctrinate – Antilogos: Arcane Transmutation in the Temple of Flesh
(Unholy Prophecies)

Sempiternal – Legiones del Sepulcro
(Messiah of Evil Records/Thanatology Productions)

Thermonuclear Devastation – Worshipper of Darkness (2020)

Thermonuclear Devastation
Release date: September 21st, 2020
Label: Burning Coffin Records

A new Black Thrash outfit with their first effort and this 6 track EP should please anybody that is into this kind of stuff.

I gave this a few listens and this is some killer shit but the only thing that kind of bothered me was the production as the vocals are over powered by the music and I get a feeling these tracks where recorded in a live studio session from what I hear.

But it destroys from the beginning of Worshipper of Darkness as this storms right in as the band is set to kill, fast paced with some righteous lead thrown in and the onslaught continues on Midnight Aggressor, as this rips as it has a heavy pounding vibe in it, this is in for the kill no doubt some really good material up to this point.

Self-destructive Instinct is a bit different with a more mid pace attack at the start its heavy no doubt but it gets better as half way through a break comes in and then it fucking goes on a all out full assault but then calms down to ease your senses, so not a bad number at all.

So we get back to the blood churning on Feathered Necromancer (Vultur Gryphus) as this smashes from the start but a break comes in but after that it really got even better as this part with a smoking lead comes in as it ends into oblivion and right into Hateful Revenge and with a title like that you would know what to expect, this will crush the weak, one of the most powerful tracks on here that will leave you floored.

And the closer Horde’s Wrath is another smasher this holds no punches back, straight out in your face with nothing to lose, its heavy as fuck! a great closer to this first effort.

In closing this is some well written compositions and if you don’t mind that the vocals could of been recorded a bit higher this is a keeper and I’m sure will hear more from the band in the near future.

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