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Throneum / Ejecutor (2021) split

Throneum / Ejecutor
Release date: October 2021
Label: Morbid Ways to Die / Apocalyptic Productions / Triom / Dark Recollections Productions

Ejecutor have teamed up with Poland’s Throneum for this special split in memory of NecroTerror (bass player for Ejecutor), who passed away on September 11, 2021. and both bands are two different genres, so it was interesting to hear what was offered here, the 3 tracks from Throneum are bombastic the two originals they contribute here really punishing Trois frères is some really off the wall shit that I had to listen to a few times to get the feel for the whole thing and it continues on Kaang the Praying Mantis as this has a more straight forward feel to it with a ripping lead in it and my pick for their best one, they end their half with a cover of I Wanna Be Your Dog by The Stooges and if you heard the original this is way over the top so be prepared.

Ejecutor is whole new thing when it comes on the opener Armaggedon is just a crushing piece that you can hear that sound this band has been delivering since they started, the chorus of Armaggedon! will get stuck in your brain, love it! La entidad is more intense from the start but has some breaks in it but it hammers down as this fucker is mean as hell, the drumming oh here really comes to light and solid as fuck.

Ritual de protección is one of those tracks the band have gotten a feeling for of spreading a message and they do here it’s short and sweet and the point is set. And they finish with Primordial (Mortuary Drape cover) and they do a great job on it that topped this release to a great end.

A great tribute to our fallen comrade, the mix of styles from both bands might not be for everybody but the Ejecutor is a must for the fans of the band, hopefully we get more from them next year.

Hopeless – The World is Falling Apart (2021)

Hopeless
Release date: June 18th, 2021
Label: Independent

Well here is a band I never heard of until now and as I did my research on them seems like some of the members used be in Malicious which put out an album a few years ago that wasn’t bad but now we have this and for the better as this takes it to another level in every aspect of heavy shit.

Hell (Intro) opens this up and with an evil laugh this gets you and the crazy guitar work is something to hear but then Destroying The Human Race comes in and this kills! as it will rip your ass a new one with some shredding leads that just cut deep, this is a hell of a great track and should be with the title it has and more hatred is coming as Corrupt Society comes in with the same aggression and a few tempo changes as you hear the bass at a point but this has a solid drive, top notch stuff.

Greed By Nature has a slight intro then some heavy riffage burst in and the vocals stand out here and they are some good ones this really comes through with force as the track really shines all the way through. Decline Of Morality, really grabbing stuff on this one not as fast on the tempo but its heavy as hell, some great leads on here, Rise Of The Dead is an all out slaughter this has some great hooks to it and in it being short it gets to the point, a crusher.

Spawn Of Evil continues the onslaught as this has some great hooks to it that hold up and the viciousness is all in graved on here as we go into the last composition on here Cold Blooded and at first the tempo is not as fast as I got used to at this point but no worries this got fast but then came down again with some grabbing hooks inserted into it, a fine closer as an Outro finishes it off and sounds like hell with screams of agony.

This is an excellent slab of death metal and highly recommended but its hard to find as I have looked around but can’t find it anywhere and the band had some copies but who knows if they have any left by now.

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Igler – EP1 (2021)

Igler
Release date: October 8th, 2021
Label: Independent

Well here is something I stumbled across and see there isn’t much on this band as they only released another EP a few years ago and that consisted of black metal covers and now on here it looks like they finally found their own sound.

This consist of three instrumental tracks and now they are more death metal and the opener shows it, From the Dephts Death Stalks is a very catchy number with some good hooks in it but what really got me was the tone of the lead guitar which just made this stand out and left me wanting more.

Soul Eater has this really dark feeling to it as this might come in a little doomy at times but its got this great haunting feel to it and a bit long too which is just fine, Carnifex closes this out and a bit more upbeat on the tempo to start and has some hard driving rides here and there, which ended this on a high note.

All I can say is this is good for what it is, lots of potential here as shows in all the tracks so anybody knows more about this band leave info in the comments section.

Resilient – The Art of Resilience (2021)

Resilient
Release date: October 31st, 2021
Label: Diabolical Summoning Records

Well after the single released earlier this year, the awaited EP is finally here and after all the promotion the band has put into this, was it worth it? read and find out.

Intro (Origin) is a nice acoustic guitar piece that gives flare to what is about to come and The Dark Room is just a heavy pounding riffage at the start then it gets even better, that old school death metal vibe is written all over this, great tone on the guitars and blazing leads that just shred, this kills so get ready!

Vomiting Blood, holy fuck! the beginning is hypnotic as you hear the bass going off then total assault as the chorus comes in it slows down a bit but gets heavier as it goes with some tasty leads offered here and for good a lot of tempo changes that fill this track some good shit here.

Black Clouds, the old favorite is next and you should know what to expect as this is a killer track from start to finish, as we go into Interlude (Clímax) which is basically a bass guitar instrumental but fits in well on this recording, as we close out with Searching for Balance and with some heavy pounding riffage this has a great feel to it, lots of tempo changes with all high caliber feel and the spoken part adds to the track but it really takes off near the end as some neck cracking leads come in and then comes to a grateful close.

Yes, the wait was worth it! a solid EP all the way through, if you like it old school then you really need to hear this as it will give you a fill no doubt.

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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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