Cannibal Corpse

Foetal Juice – Grotesque Review

Foetal Juice – Grotesque Review

“Here at AMG we have a feature that runs every so often called Contrite Metal Guy. For those who’ve never seen one pass by, this is our take-backsies article, where we retroactively up or downgrade review scores with the benefit of hindsight. As they are infrequent and I’m rarely wrong, I haven’t participated in one yet, but I have been brooding over one entry I must someday make. I overrated Foetal Juice’s last album Gluttony, just a tad. It’s a very good album, but not a great one. It doesn’t have the memorability to give it sufficient longevity for a place among the hallowed 4.0s.” The Juice is looser.

Carnal Tomb – Embalmed in Decay Review

Carnal Tomb – Embalmed in Decay Review

“Prior to the Great Plague, Holdeneye discovered the vile charms of Germany’s Carnal Tomb and was quite taken with their sophomore outing Abhorrent Veneration. He appreciated the mixture of old school and Swedeath and the band’s ability to weave in restrained proggy elements without upsetting the corpse cart. Several years and many weird societal shifts later, we get their third helping of gruesome bits, Embalmed in Decay. The band’s basic template remains in place though it shifts the focus more completely to old school death with fewer Swedeath d-beatings taking place.” Sex after death.

Disguised Malignance – Entering the Gateways Review

Disguised Malignance – Entering the Gateways Review

“I’ve talked at length about my distaste for overly progressive music, and no genre draws my ire for incorporating unnecessary fluff more than death metal. I’d even go a step further and say that I really don’t enjoy much “beauty” or “fun” in my death metal at all; just give me the raw, stinking sewage and keep your melodic and atmospheric death metals. Of course, this is all just personal preference, but I can’t stand when bands like Blood Incantation, Tomb Mold, or even the mighty Death add so much experimentation that the songs cease to exist as songs, becoming instead exercises for demonstrating technical ability and/or progressive sensibility.” Ugly down to the death bone.

Cannibal Corpse – Chaos Horrific Review

Cannibal Corpse – Chaos Horrific Review

Cannibal Corpse is a death metal institution, with their legendary status cemented in the death metal halls of fame. And a new Cannibal Corpse album still remains a big fucking deal in the death metal world. I can’t claim to be the rabid fanboy like a couple of my colleagues, however, I have a long-held history and respect for the band, so it is a sweet deal to pen my thoughts on their sixteenth (!) album, entitled Chaos Horrific.” Death walking chaos.

Augurium – Unearthly Will Review

Augurium – Unearthly Will Review

“Death metal, for all its vast influence, can be a chore. Walls of distortion, thick riffs, and roars all on the same plane of the low and gurgle assault the ears with reckless abandon, and I have long needed breathing room to fully appreciate it. While The Gorilla God Himself prefers it putrid and slimy and the gone-but-unforgotten Kronos prefers it layered and intricate, I prefer a death metal experience that takes me places. Saskatchewan five-piece Augurium is willing to throw their crusty platter of death metal into the ring.” Death on the road.