HEXENALTAR – Bestial Damnation

RELEASE YEAR: 2022  BAND URL: https://godzovwarproductions.bandcamp.com/album/bestial-damnation Godz ov War Productions rarely fail to impress or amaze me when it comes to unearthing and releasing some of the most menacing and aggressive gems that the metal underground has to offer, and the Polish outfit named Hexenaltar fits rather neatly into the label’s quality roster. Rooted in 80s…

GAROTA – Czarne Wizje

RELEASE YEAR: 2022  BAND URL: https://godzovwarproductions.bandcamp.com/album/czarne-wizje This fierce and vicious assault on the senses by the Polish artillery known as Garota was a nice surprise to these ears in that I have never come across their name earlier on nor did I know what to expect when I pressed play. Highly aggressive to the point of…

HARVEST GULGALTHA – Ancient Woods

RELEASE YEAR: 2022  BAND URL: https://godzovwarproductions.bandcamp.com/album/ancient-woods The album artwork and overall presentation of this great looking digipak immediately caught my eye and seemed intriguing. It is therefore with a profound sense of satisfaction that I can tell you, my freaky underground friends, that this American outfit delivers a potent and effective slab of crushing death metal…

TRUP – Nie

RELEASE YEAR: 2022  BAND URL: https://godzovwarproductions.bandcamp.com/album/nie A deeply unsettling and inhumanly raw slab of noise-infused black metal is what this sinister Polish horde offers. Hypnotic and trance-inducing are certainly words that come to mind when immersing oneself in these hellish and oppressive soundscapes, and everything about this musical endeavor reeks of misanthropy and contempt. Dark vocals…

HELLFUCK – Diabolic Slaughter

RELEASE YEAR: 2022BAND URL: https://godzovwarproductions.bandcamp.com/album/diabolic-slaughter These Polish scumbags deal in face-melting thrash metal with blistering riffs, deadly solos that fly like bullets, and a pounding rhythm section capable of bashing your skull in. What immediately becomes apparent here is that these dudes are clearly quite capable of coming up with storming, aggressive metal with a…

CULTO NEGRO – La Noche Oscura del Alma

RELEASE YEAR: 2022  BAND URL: https://godzovwarproductions.bandcamp.com/album/la-noche-oscura-del-alma The Costa Rican horde known as Culto Negro, which translates to Black Cult, unleashed this torrent of unfiltered and utterly chaotic black/speed/thrash metal via the awesome Godz ov War a few weeks ago, and this filthy shit is right up my alley. Bursting with energy and aggressive as fuck, these…

MORGUE – Lowest Depths of Misery

RELEASE YEAR: 2022  BAND URL: https://godzovwarproductions.bandcamp.com/album/lowest-depths-of-misery These twisted French purveyors of relentlessly aggressive and hyper intense death metal turned out to be a real fucking delight and a very cool surprise to yours truly. With an immensely powerful sound and a pitch-black aura reminiscent of one’s worst possible nightmare, the talented duo tear through their pummeling…

TOUGHNESS – The Prophetic Dawn

RELEASE YEAR: 2022BAND URL: https://godzovwarproductions.bandcamp.com/album/the-prophetic-dawn The Polish horde known as Toughness offers a quite different take on death metal that is both intriguing and highly addictive. This raging, riff-laden beast is a pummeling assault on the senses where its hellish aura is constantly underlined by the buzzsaw sound of the guitars and the deep, growling…

ERADICATE – Demise Towards the Dasein

RELEASE YEAR: 2022  BAND URL: https://godzovwarproductions.bandcamp.com/album/demise-towards-the-dasein 13 minutes of ominous and deeply unsettling death metal from the wrong side of the tracks is what this loathsome underground act from Istanbul offers, and let me tell you right here and now that this is some efficient shit that will smash your face in. Rooted in the old…

WÖMIT ANGEL – Sadopunk Finland

RELEASE YEAR: 2022  BAND URL: https://godzovwarproductions.bandcamp.com/album/sadopunk-finland High-octane black/thrash metal with plenty of punk rock elements thrown in for good measure is what these maniacal Finnish fucks dabble in, and if you desire catchy, unpretentious, and hugely energetic metal with swagger and attitude to it then you ought to swing by the Godz ov War Bandcamp profile…

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…

TRUCHłO STRZYGI – Gwiezdny Demon

RELEASE YEAR: 2022  BAND URL: https://godzovwarproductions.bandcamp.com/album/gwiezdny-demon Fuck yeah, another record by this Polish act is always a most welcome addition to the review pile. What you get here is a harsh and filthy mixture of crust punk and black metal with a vibrant sound and heaps of atmosphere to it. Did I mention that it is…

MISANTHROPIC RAGE – Hallucinatory Phenomena

RELEASE YEAR: 2022  BAND URL: Hallucinatory Phenomena | MISANTHROPIC RAGE | 𝔊𝔬𝔡𝔷 𝔒𝔳 𝔚𝔞𝔯 𝔓𝔯𝔬𝔡𝔲𝔠𝔱𝔦𝔬𝔫𝔰 (bandcamp.com) Utterly twisted and devious black metal with a deeply unnerving and nihilistic vibe coursing through it is what this talented Polish trio offers. Demented vocals and sulphurous riffs that are caustic and morbid as fuck guide the listener through a…

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…

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.…

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…