AZOTHYST – Blood of Dead God

RELEASE YEAR: 2022  BAND URL: https://godzovwarproductions.bandcamp.com/album/blood-of-dead-god The Canadian quartet known as Azothyst specializes in relentlessly dark and aggressive black/death metal that is incredibly rich in atmosphere and full of determin­ation. The EP’s claustrophobic vibe is constantly emphasized by the dissonant, grimy riffs that are akin to a jackhammer being driven into one’s skull. The vocals are…

TEMPLE OF DECAY – Rigor Mortis

RELEASE YEAR: 2022  BAND URL: https://godzovwarproductions.bandcamp.com/album/rigor-mortis Masterminded by the skilled multi-instrumentalist Mortt, the tempestuous atmospheres conjured up by his excellent musical creation known as Temple of Decay is one of the better and more memorable additions to the black/death metal scene these past few years. As evidenced by the quality of this sharp and vicious half-hour…

DEATHCOLLECTOR – Time’s Up

RELEASE YEAR: 2022  BAND URL: https://deathcollector1.bandcamp.com/ The pulverizing underground artillery known as Deathcollector recently released a delightfully dark and rumbling death metal EP titled “Time’s Up” containing three lethal cuts that are filled to the brim with catchy riffs and excellent vocals. In many ways, one can draw a parallel to Obituary, Bolt Thrower, and arguably…

MOLUCHTAS – Telos Terminus

RELEASE YEAR: 2022  BAND URL: https://godzovwarproductions.bandcamp.com/album/telos-terminus Eight menacing and twisted black/death metal hymns with trance-inducing qualities and inhuman vocals are what we have here, and this compilation, which contains two different EPs, by the Belgian entity known as Moluchtas is a delightfully nihilistic piece of work. With its pitch-black atmosphere and semi-repetitive riffs that cast a…

SOULCARRION – Infernal Agony

RELEASE YEAR: 2022  BAND URL: https://godzovwarproductions.bandcamp.com/album/infernal-agony How does a pummeling and punishing 30-minute death metal record filled with gnarly riffs and hellish atmospheres sound? The Polish duo Soulcarrion deliver quality in spades here and “Infernal Agony” must be one of the darkest and most intense underground releases that I have gotten my filthy paws on recently.…

PHALANX INFERNO/MELEK-THA – Order of Eternal Indifference

RELEASE YEAR: 2021  BAND URL: https://godzovwarproductions.bandcamp.com/album/order-of-eternal-indifference Although this split album by the US horde Phalanx Inferno and the French entity Melek-Tha is not brand spanking new as such (it was released back in early December), it is such an interesting one that we need to churn out a few sentences about its many merits. I love…

CORRUPTER – Descent into Madness

RELEASE YEAR: 2022  BAND URL: Descent Into Madness | CORRUPTER | 𝔊𝔬𝔡𝔷 𝔒𝔳 𝔚𝔞𝔯 𝔓𝔯𝔬𝔡𝔲𝔠𝔱𝔦𝔬𝔫𝔰 (bandcamp.com) From the fiery pits of the French metal underground comes the 2-man outfit Corrupter, and this skilled duo shows great promise and potential here. “Descent into Madness” is a rather short and concise affair that encapsulates much of what I…

CORRODER – Tombs of Terror

RELEASE YEAR: 2022BAND URL: https://corroderofficial.bandcamp.com/album/tombs-of-terror Thanks to the good folks over at heavymetal.no who posted a short news article about Norwegian outfit Corroder’s latest demo EP, I discovered this 5-track grenade and checked it out on Bandcamp only to find that it is just as filthy, vile, and delightfully unhinged as I had hoped it…

BLOODY FALLS – Burn the Witch

RELEASE YEAR: 2021  BAND URL: https://www.facebook.com/BloodyFalls     Finnish act Bloody Falls dabble in groove metal with prominent overtones of thrash metal and melodic death metal to it. Rumbling and aggressive but always with a keen focus on weaving appealing melodies into the mix, this ten-track effort by the Finnish quintet shows potential and hints at…