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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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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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Apokryphus – Apokryphus VII (2021)

Apokryphus
Release date: September 12th, 2021
Label: Independent

Here we have an instrumental EP by this band that has had some releases, I never really put an ear to them until this release and it got my attention.

It opens up with the track Battle and it comes out with a great drive but then you hear that squeaking guitar tone that I’m not a fan of but the good thing is it doesn’t last long but this is a great opener to be honest these guys know what they are doing, as we go into Blessed Death and here the energy keeps flowing with a short tempo change thrown in this is just killer to the ear but that tone I referred to shows up even more on here but at this point I can accept it as I never heard it put to a more battering as it comes across here.

Interlude, is wicked sounding piece thrown in with church bells and even the cries of a baby but the thunder behind it really gave it a chilling feel as it lead the way into Winter, which is a full onslaught as this goes for the throat from the start and has a really cutting edge to it, another dagger on the plate, as the closer Tenebris packs the same punch the band has given us through this whole opus, more crunchy riffage is displayed here but still at full volume you could say and a strange outro to end the madness, good release.

The band left me wanting to explore what they have released prior to this, I can appreciate what they are delivering from what I heard here, so definitely give them an ear.

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Llankazo – Llankazo (2021)

Llankazo
Release date: May 26th, 2021
Label: Suicide Records Chile

Here we have Llankazo and their debut full length, and I remember hearing their “Demo Rehearsal” from a few years ago and was what ever happened to them and this slab comes out, if you never heard them they are a chaotic trio that spews out some heavy Black/Death Metal so I was glad to hear of this.

And from the get go we get those first three tracks from the rehearsal demo and here they been upgraded since they first appeared, so a great start to this slab, Solo existes en el presente, the first new track on here is a deep dark filled number with this very slow hard driven pace but the way it is sung a very emotional message comes across, not in the vein as the previous tracks but still a worthy cut.

Will mention this is sung in Spanish but the band translated the lyrics to English for those who are just curious, as we go into Perdición and here we go into a harder fast pace and this has that same personnel attitude of things when it comes to the lyrics and you got to love the way it is sung as the feeling is there, a lot for a short track.

Caos, this is an interesting one as it carries itself as if a tale is being told to you as it gets heavier as it goes on with some speed changes this will grab you once you hear it, not bad in addition here. Malditos, well this is one of my favs on here as the drums are pounding at the beginning but then there is a break that takes us into another dimension but it the ending is absolutely chaotic and topped this to my ears, good shit!

Enferma razón brings this to a close and a very good one to finish this off as its pounding and has a great message inserted in it so it brought good vibes to my ears in the end.

This album was like a ride for me as we got to here which way the band is headed these days and not bad as the lyrics really add to the flavor of the whole thing and the way they are sung as well, something for everybody in their music, so I would give them a listen you might like what you hear.

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Exanimatvm – Sollvm Ipsa Mor (2021)

Exanimatvm
Release date: August 9th, 2021
Label: Apocalyptic Productions

Does time fly by these days as its been a few years now since we heard from these guys and this second full length was a treat when I seen it coming out and didn’t know what to expect as I dug the first one but here I noticed there are only four tracks but they are all pretty lengthy.

En las negras aguas de Atélily, opens it up and has its own intro with a ocean waves crashing behind this eerie keyboard playing, but when it comes to the band playing this is very interesting as it’s got this vibe to it that just caught me not really fast shit but only when the drums are blasting is when the speed comes to light but the track is mostly revolved around the hypnotic riffing something you would need to hear, Like I said the tracks on here are long so there is plenty of changes throughout and this first one was amazingly good.

Sollvm Ipsa Mor o la voraz antítesis del cosmos, starts out like before with some intro before the band comes in with some deep heavy fast riffage then slows as the vocals come in and then gets even better with this pounding onslaught as it comes to a brief heavy slow part but then goes off again and rides out with different tempo changes that will feed your fill of this type of stuff.

And by now with titles like Chskl o en las misteriosas aguas de Tkoyuska, you can tell this isn’t your typical death metal but more in depth and this track has a great vibe as its heavily slow at the beginning but burst into some awesome headbanging madness at it rolls down, a long one but one of the best on here.

To the closer Magna Veritas and this being the longest track on here I expected all the previous tempo changes would fill this and righteously it does, heavy slow and even some spoken parts thrown in but lots to enlighten the mind on here as this has a punch no doubt in only the way the band could pull it off, the ending is just perfect to this.

A killer release, adds to the flare of the death metal scene in Chile, so have a listen.

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Vomit – Deathlike Vomit (2021)

Vomit
Release date: August 9th, 2021
Label: Headsplit Records

The Death/thrash horde known as Vomit has returned with this killer EP. these guys are well known by now and if you follow them this will get your fill of the band for now,6 tracks with a Terminal Death cover that runs a little over 20 min.

And from the start Final Judgement is a pounding feast this has the drive and all the good hooks that are expected and when the lead comes in just listen to the drums take a bashing an excellent opener to this and prepares you for Carrion, which to me has that old school feel the band is known for, this has a great vibe to it fully packed to the hilt with all the goods, the vocals stand out as well.

A different approach on The Unsane, but still is bruising as it gets stronger as it goes the lead that pops up first is insane and what follows is just as good, a bit shorter than the previous but still has a powerful punch! Realm of the Goat starts out slow but then burst into a fury of madness with an intense vibe that will have your blood boiling, this shit rips I tell you, the band is going off here, death thrash at its best!

So onto Judge Death (Terminal Death cover) and this is better than the original to be honest as the band puts its own brand on the track, of the covers they done before to me this is the best one, and to the closer Resurrected, this shreds as well no letting down with gut ripping leads and a backbone of brain splitting aggression this brought this release to a mighty end.

An all out bashing of the mind is what you get here, the band sounds as good as ever and I highly recommend getting this to add to your collection of the band.

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Athanatos – Reditum ut Magic(k) (2021)

Athanatos
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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Resilient – Black Clouds (single 2021)

Resilient
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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