Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Torn The Fuck Apart/The Dissection Of Christ/2012 CD Review

  Torn  The  Fuck  Apart   are  a  band  from  Kansas  that  plays  a  very  technical  and  brutal  form  of  anti  christian  death  metal  with  groove  elements  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2012  album  "The  Dissection  Of  Christ".

  Drums  range  from  slow,  mid  paced to  fast  drumming  with  a  great  amount  of  brutal  sounding  blast beats  being  thrown  into  the  music,  while  the  bass  playing  has  a  very  strong  and  powerful  sound  which  dominates  throughout  the  recording.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  death  metal  riffs  that  are  very  heavy,  brutal  and  technical  sounding  with  a  good  amount  of  groove  elements  being  thrown  into  the  riffing  as  well  as  a  brief  use  of  clean  playing,  while  the  lead  guitars  when  utilized  are  very  technical  sounding  death  metal  guitar  solos  and  leads.

  Vocals  range  from  deep  death  metal  grinds  to  high  pitched  screams  which  gives  the  music  a  death/grind  feeling  as  well  as  some  spoken  word  samples,  while  the  lyrics  cover  anti  christian  and  satanic  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  strong,  powerful,  heavy  and  professional  sound  for  being  a  self  released  recording  and  you  can  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present on  this  recording.

  In  my  opinion  Torn  The  Fuck  Apart  are  a  very  great  sounding  heavy,  brutal  and  technical  sounding  anti  christian  death  metal  band  with  groove  elements  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Father  Of  Filth"  "Our  Serpent  Savior"  "Dead  Religion"  and  "Angles  Decayed  In  Dust".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.


Monday, September 24, 2012

Illdisposed/Sense The Darkness/Massacre Records/2012 CD Review

  Illdisposed  are  a  band  from  Denmark  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  that  started  out  as  a  death  metal  band  but  has  evolved  into  a  neo  thrash  metal  band  while  still  retaining  their  death  metal  roots over  the  years  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2012  album   "Sense  The  Darkness"  which  was  released  by  Massacre  Records.

  Drums  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  drumming  with  a  brief  use  of  blast  beats  which  are  only  utilized  briefly,  while  the  bass  playing  has  a  very  dark  tone  with  riffs  that  follow  the  riffing  that  is  coming  out  of  the  guitars.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  riffs  that  combine  melodic  death  metal  with  neo-thrash  metal  along  with  some  groove  elements  being  thrown  into  the  riffing,  while  the  lead  guitars  are  very  melodic  sounding  guitar  solos  and  leads.

  Vocals  range  from  deep  death  metal  growls,  high  pitched  screams  to  neo-thrash  style  growls  and  screams  as  well  as  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  samples,  while  the  lyrics  cover  violent,  dark,  and  hateful  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  strong,  powerful,  heavy  and  professional  sound  to  it.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  recording  from  Illdisposed  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  band,  you  should  enjoy  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Sense  The  Darkness"  "Never  Compromise"  "I  Am  Possessed"  and  "She's  Undressed".  RECOMMENDED  BUY. 

Execration Interview

1. Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days? Kevin:
Execration has been progressing into a new form of our sound after parting ways with co-founder Colin Foran. I am the only original member left, and I know this is the tightest lineup we've ever had. That being said
though, this has been our lineup since 2009 (minus Colin and adding Brian recently). Execration is a big family basically and we have gone through a ton of shit to get to this point; Label changes, member losses,
destructive forest fires, etc. With the completion of " The Acceptance of Zero Existence", we our aiming to keep very active with our current writing and live performance momentum.

2. How would you describe the musical sound of the new album and how it differs from previous recordings? Kevin:
"Acceptance" is more experimental, more technical, and darker than "Feast". "Feast" kicked ass and was fucking angry, but for me some of it fits too much in the scene with some of the other brutal death bands. We still
have the straightforward aggression and brutality, but we are taking the music and lyrics in a more serious direction for ourselves. I feel like this is the evolution of Execration.

3. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music? Wyatt:
We are exploring the roots of our personal Execration magic practices and death worship with some of the songs. We have specific songs communicating to Hecate (commonly associated with the crossroads and also
goddess of magic, witchcraft, and the night) and a few other beings. There is a lot of self liberation, illumination of the darker side of human nature, realization of mortality/immortality, etc. There will be different
personal meanings to those who read the lyrics and absorb them.

4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the bands name? Kevin:
Well simply put Execration means an act of Hatred, or also casting a spell or curse. This is a lot of what is inspiring to us in life, letting the hate out in different forms.
“Why should I not hate mine enemies―if I "love" them does that not place me at their mercy?”
― Anton LaVey, The Satanic Bible

5. Out of all of the shows the band has played so far which one did you enjoy the best? Kevin:
In the earlier days with the original lineup- CIM 2008
In the middle of lineup changing- Be Kind and Regrind at the end of 2009 I think
Current lineup- Apocalypse Fest in July 2012 Las Vegas Death Fest 2012 and I anticipate a hell of a show at Building Temples From Death on September 29 2012

6. Do you have any touring plans for the new release? Kevin and Wyatt:
We are playing at Building Temples From Death on September 29th in a couple weeks. Other than that we are planning on being very active with shows. There will be touring in 2013, we are currently looking for a good
tour to be a part of. If all goes well we also would like to go to Europe and beyond to spread the seed of Execration!!!

7. On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of brutal death metal? Kevin
It's always been great. I know we have fans across the globe that we've chatted with throughout the past few years, and a lot in places I didn't know were allowed to listen to American death metal. We've also developed a
great following in North and South America and Europe as well.

8. What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases? Kevin and Wyatt:
This album is the starting point of our direction we want to stay in. Intense, Dark, Technical, and Brutal. We will keep expanding the devourous intent that we have now.

9. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music and also what are you listening to nowadays? All
(Older) Morbid Angel, Nile, Behemoth, Belphegor, Suffocation, Immolation, Gorguts, Origin, Portal, Hate Eternal, Death, Dying Fetus, Krisiun, Sarcolytic, Absu, Mayhem, fuck we could keep going but this can give
you an idea……

10. How would you describe your views on Satanism and Occultism? Wyatt:
We have left-hand views, and collectively everyone in the band brings a mixture of "darker" religious views/mythology. We all have a fascination with the life/death cycle. This being said, we do believe in a balance as
well. We use our music combined with Execration magic practice to explore our darker nature. We are aware of the war above, and we use our music as a weapon.

11. Outside of music what are some of your interests? All
Nature, survival, various mountain activities, craft ales, whiskey, marijuana, occasional hallucinogens, communicating with the other side. We all have a respect for our time on this plain, and enjoy all of the eating,
drinking, fucking, and various other ways to indulge in our human nature.

12. Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview? All
We look forward to giving everyone a good kick in the ass with the new album, "Acceptance of Zero Existence"! Support your metal scene by buying the music and going to shows, that's what keeps the metal scene

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Kataplexy/Promo 2012/Abyssmal Warfare Promotions/EP Review

  Kataplexy  are  a  band  from  Chicago,  Illinois  that  plays  a  very  brutal  form  of  gore/death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2012  promo  which  was  released  by  Abyssmal  Warfare  Promotions.

  Drums  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  drumming  with  a  great  amount  of  brutal  sounding  blast beats  being  thrown  into  the  music,  while  the  bass  playing h as  a  very  strong  and  powerful  tone  with  heavy  riffing  that  dominates  throughout  the  recording.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow, mid  paced  to  fast  death  metal  riffs  that  are  very  heavy  and  brutal  sounding  with  some  technical  parts  being  thrown  into  the  riffing  and  there  are  no  guitar  solos  or  leads  present  on  this  recording.

  Vocals range  from  deep  death  metal  growls,  high  pitched  screams  and  spoken  word  samples,  while  the  lyrics  cover  violent  and  gore  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  strong,  powerful,  heavy  and  professional  sound  where  you  can  hear  all  of t he  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  this  recording.

  In  my  opinion  Kateplexy  are  a  very  great  sounding  heavy  and  brutal  death  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should c heck  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Consumed  For  Companionship".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.

Sublevels/Eo Abyssvs Occvltvs/Abyss Warfare Promoations/2012 CD Review

  Sublevels  are  a  band  from  Argentina  that  mixes  death  metal,   deathcore,  technical  and  djent  metal together    and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2012  album  "Eo  Abyssvs  Occvltvs"  which  was  released  by  Abyssmal  Warfare  Promotions.

  Drums  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  drumming  with  some  blast  beats  being  thrown  into  the  music  at  times  as  well  as   some  tribal  drumming,  while  the  bass  playing  has  a  very  strong  and  powerful  tone  with  heavy  and  progressive  riffing  that  dominates  throughout  the  recording.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  riffs  that  combine  brutal  and  technical  death  metal  with  deathcore,  djent,  and  groove  metal  with  a  variety  of  time  changes  being  thrown  into t he  riffing  and  there  are  no  guitar  solos  or  leads  present  on  this  recording,  as  for  the  acoustic  guitars  when  they  are  utilized  the  use  finger  picking  to  give  the  music  a  much  more  primitive  feeling.

  Vocals  range  from  deep  death  metal  growls,  high  pitched  screams,  pig  squeels,  groove  metal  and  clean  singing  as  well  as  some  spoken  words  samples,  while the  lyrics  cover  violence,  darkness,  hateful  and  occult  themes,  as  for t he  production  it  has  a  very  strong,  powerful,  heavy  and  professional  sound  where  you  can  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  this recording.  

  In  my  opinion  Sublevels  are  a  very  great  sounding  hrybrid  of  deathcore,  djent,  groove  and  technical  death  metal  and if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  style,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Destructive  Descent"  "Emissary  Of  Horror"  "Hanged  From  The  Medulla"  and  "Reacting  Against  Armageddon".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Execration/The Acceptance Of Zero Existence/Comatose Music/2012 CD Review

  Execration  are  a  band  from  Colorado  Springs,  Colorado  that  plays  a  very  heavy,  brutal  and  technical  form  of  death  metal  with  a  blackened  edge  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2012  album  "The  Acceptance  Of  Zero  Existence"  which  was  released  by  Comatose  Music.

  Drums  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  drumming  with  a  great  amount  of  brutal  sounding  blast  beats  being  thrown  into  the  music,  while  the  bass  playing  has  a  very  dark  tone  with  riffs  that  follow  the  riffing  that  is  coming  out  of  the  guitars  and  at  times  they  have  a very  powerful  sound  to  them,  as  for  the  sound  effects  when  they  are  utilized  they  bring  a  very  dark,  avant  garde  and  occult  sound  to  the  music.

  Rhythm  guitars range from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  death  metal  riffs  that  are  very  heavy,  brutal,  and  technical  sounding  with  some  black  metal  influences  being  thrown  into  the  riffing  and  there  are  no  guitar  solos  or  leads  present  on  this  recording.

  Vocals  are  mostly  deep  guttural  death  metal  growls  with  a  good  amount  of  high  pitched  screams  being  thrown  into  the  music  at  times  as  well  as  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts,  while the  lyrics  cover  Death  Worship,  Occultism,  Satanism,  Anti  Christian  and  Philosophical  themes,  as  for t he  production  it h as  a very  strong,  powerful,  heavy,  and  professional  sound  where  you  can  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  this  recording.

  In  my  opinion  Execration  are  a  very  great  sounding  heavy, brutal  and  technical  sounding  death  metal  band  with  a  blackened  edge  and  if  you  are  a f an  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should c heck  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Awake  The  Darkened"  "Infernal  Rites Of  Exsanguination"  and  "Queen  Amongst  The  Wolves".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Malignancy/Eugenics/Willowtip/2012 CD Review

  Malignancy  are  a  band  from  New  York  that h as  a  history  that  dates  back  to  the  90's  with  a  musical style  I  would  describe  as  being  technical  death/grind  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2012  album  "Eugenics"  which  was  released  by  Willowtip.

  Drums range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  drumming  with  a  great  amount  of  brutal  sounding  blast  beats  being  thrown  into  the  music,   while  the  bass  playing  has  a  very  strong  and  powerful  sound  with  heavy  and  technical  sounding  death  metal  riffing  that  dominates  throughout  the  recording.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  riffs  that  combines  heavy,  brutal  and  technical  death  metal  with  grindcore  with  the  riffing  utilizing  a  great  amount  of  talent  and  skill  as  well  as  a  brief  use  of  clean  playing  and  there  are  no  guitar  solos  or  leads  present  on  this  recording.

  Vocals  range  from  deep  death  metal  growls  to  high  pitched  grindcore  screams  as  well  as  some  samples,  while  the  lyrics  cover  a  concept  album  about  eugenics,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  strong,  powerful,  heavy  and  professional  sound  where  you  can  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  this  recording.

  In  my  opinion  Malignancy  are  a  very  great  sounding  heavy  and  brutal  technical  death/grond  band  and  if  you  are  a fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should c heck  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Eugenics"  "Cataclysmic  Euphoria"  "Cryptobiosis"  and  "The  Breach".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.  

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Sybreed/God Is An Automation/Listenable Records/2012 CD Review

  Sybreed  are  a  band  from  Switzerland  that  plays  industrial/groove  metal  that  has  elements  of  melodic  death  metal  and  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2012  album  "God  Is  An  Automation"  which  was  released  by  Listenable  Records.

  Drums  range  from  slow  to  mid  paced  drumming  with  not  much  in  the  way  of  fast  playing  or  blasts,  while  the  synths  bring  a  very  dark,  industrial  and  atmospheric  sound  to  the  music,  as  for  the  bass  playing  it  has  a  very  strong  and  powerful  sound  with  heavy  riffing  that  dominates   throughout  the  recording.

  Rhythm  guitars  rang  from  slow  to  mid  paced  riffs  that  combine  groove  and  industrial  metal  together  with  a  good  amount  of  death  and  black  metal  influences  being  thrown  into  the  riffing  and  there  are  no  guitar  solos  or  leads  present  on  this  recording.

  Vocals  range  from  groove  metal  style  vocals,  clean  singing,  deep  death  metal  growls,  high  pitched  screams  and  industrial  style  singing,  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  and  philosophical  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  strong,  powerful,  heavy  and  professional  sound  where  you  can  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  this  recording.  

  In  my  opinion  Sybreed  are  a  very  great  sounding  hybrid  of  industrial,  groove  and  melodic  death  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should c heck  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "No  Wisdom  Brings  Solace"  "Red  Nova  Ignition"  "A  Radiant  Daybreak"  and  "Destruction  And  Bliss".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.