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Grand Cadaver – Deities of Deathlike Sleep Review

Grand Cadaver – Deities of Deathlike Sleep Review

“2021 saw the birth of Stockholm HM-2 worshipping Swedeath act Grand Cadaver, composed of veterans of notable groups like Katatonia, Tiamat and Dark Tranquillity. Their Into the Maw of Death debut was a loving tribute to the early days of Entombed and Dismember and had more buzzing than a landfill in an Arizona summer. It brought nothing new to the well-trod d-beat death community beyond star power, but it was competent and aggressive enough to make for an entertaining spin, and the presence of Dark Tranquillity’s Mikael Stanne on vocals was reason enough to check it out. Now this group of super troopers are back with second release, Deities of Deathlike Sleep and the formula remains the same.” Corpus delicti.

Vomitheist – NekroFuneral

Vomitheist – NekroFuneral

“Initial spins of NekroFuneral reveal a record that is a perfect fit for Transcending Obscurity’s roster, embodying a serrated OSDM character bridging the gap between label mates Goregäng,Crawl, and Feral. The label itself even corroborates such comparisons, adding more established acts like Autopsy and Dismember.” Holy hurls.

Industrial Puke – Born into the Twisting Rope Review

Industrial Puke – Born into the Twisting Rope Review

“Hardcore sometimes gets a bad wrap in metal circles, however, there is no doubting the potential for hardcore and metal to join forces in ways that transcend the often-maligned metalcore tag. Industrial Puke is a newish act straight outta Sweden, but don’t let that fool you, dear listener, this is an experienced outfit featuring members of Burst, Obstruktion and Rentokiller.” Clean up in aisle all.

Bastard Grave – Vortex of Disgust Review

Bastard Grave – Vortex of Disgust Review

“Sweden’s Bastard Grave haven’t fared especially well here at AMG Industries and Conglomerated Musical Elitism, LLC. They’ve been ransacked and lambasted by two different writers (both bastards), and now they get to deal with the Steel Bastard for third album, Vortex of Disgust. A death metal act with one clubbed foot in the classic Swedeath sound of Entombed and Dismember and the other in more American flavors of brutality, Bastard Grave want their grave cake and long to feast upon it too.” Grave condition.

Ashen – Ritual of Ash Review

Ashen – Ritual of Ash Review

“One of my good friends hates Dutch tilts. His vehemence against the technique stems from its serial overuse, especially in the horror genre. Much like him, struggling to love anything that generously applies Dutch tilts, I struggle to love much of HM-2 death metal. Outside of the classics and a few modern upstarts, this particular guitar tone, for whatever reason, brings with it an overused set of songwriting tropes that render many albums of this style totally forgettable. Australian newcomers Ashen aim to change my mind with their debut record, Ritual of Ash.” Ash lovers.

Ripped to Shreds – 劇變 (Jubian) Review

Ripped to Shreds – 劇變 (Jubian) Review

“California’s Ripped to Shreds ascended to underground prominence on the back of a couple of killer LPs, 2018’s 埋葬, and 2020’s quality follow-up, 亂 (Luan). The brainchild of prolific guitarist/vocalist/composer Andrew Lee (Azath, Houkago Grind Time & a ton of other projects), Ripped to Shreds exhibit old school death metal soul and bloodthirst for carving a path that values the past, yet aims to forge ahead and cleave the opposition.” Shreddy McShredface rides again.

Wayward Dawn – All-Consuming Void Review

Wayward Dawn – All-Consuming Void Review

“Danish death metallers Wayward Dawn entered my life right when I needed a swift and relentless jackhammering to the nuts. Their sophomore album Haven of Lies was my first exposure to the band, landing right when lockdowns were setting in around the world as Covid began its malevolent quest to disrupt the world as we knew it.” Death at dawn.

Bloodbath – Survival of the Sickest Review

Bloodbath – Survival of the Sickest Review

“Let’s talk about blood, baby. Hemoglobin and me. Let’s talk about all the blood things and the bad things that may bleed. Death metal and that hideous ichor that courses through us all are as synonymous as editors and intimidation… Swedish supergroup extraordinaire Bloodbath have made a career out of celebrating the genre’s twisted tenets and once pulsed at the very center of the classic scene.” Your bath is ready.