Death Worship – End Times 12″ MLP – Nuclear War Now! Productions

Chaotic Ross Bay Cult

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Back in 2016, Deathlord of Abomination and War Apocalypse (Blasphemy, Conqueror, Godless North) joined forces with like minded people aimed to make a statement against the very existence of mankind: his partners were J. Read (Revenge) and Nocturnal Grave Desecrator and Black Winds (Blasphemy, Blasphamagoatachrist).

They’d released an EP called Extermination Mass and now there are back with the very same line-up with End Times.

Of course they are the true Ross Bay Cult, bestial black metal. Others always tried to get to their status, but to no avail.

The difference here is that after years of experience they are on the top of their game:

Painstakingly made, they perfected the “war metal” sound and no, don’t expect to find anything that resounds clearness here: Noisy and satanic, the four tracks of the EP bring TONS of destructive anti-human agenda, in a perfect symbiose of insane solos, vocals and intense drumming.

There are parts like in the song The Poisoned Chalice that they de-accelerate, but just for some moments.

What is in the table is the very existence of the term Ross Bay Cult. Impostors can try, they can try very hard, but they’ll never get to the very extreme perfection of Death Worship and this extreme offensive attack of End Times. The end is nigh and this is the soundtrack! Fuck you (and then some).

Rating: 10/10

 

Death Worship’s End Times 12″ MLP will be available via Nuclear War Now! On February 15th.


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CHAINBREAKER – Lethal Desire (CD, LP, TAPE) – Hells Headbangers

Sometimes brilliant, sometimes lackluster. What’s about this band?

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Chainbreaker is a band from Canada with battle-tasted musicians from other ventures and they make thrash speed metal.

Hence the formula is complete, Canadian to the core, no frills and no quarter.

The problem here is a very simple one. They stick to a formula and for the sake of being cohesive, they don’t change it a bit. This is a very perilous code, because it works for some bands and for others, doesn’t.

In the case of Lethal Desire the answer is DOESN’T.

Not that it doesn’t have their moments: the earworm here for sure is Get Yer Feed that is rocker that is lethal to the core, perfect, well played and heavy! I loved this one.

Others like Chainbreaker, deliver, but don’t work as expected: There’s everything there, I mean it: but somewhat it’s unintelligent. There’s no riff that stays on the mind or a good chorus. If one listens to it, one might think: this song is okay, it’s a mix of Motörhead and Exciter. But try to spin it more than ten times for example: It doesn’t work, period.

Lethal Desire is not a BAD album. It’s actually good. It lacks creativity. Experienced musicians will always make a good work. But in this very case it sounded lazy: not in performance, no! They play like hell, they are fast, they are good. But they have everything to make a brilliant work, which I’m sure they will in their next chance.

Rating: 06/10

Lethal Desire by Chainbreaker will be out on February, 15th via Hells headbangers in CD, LP, TAPE


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POUNDER – Uncivilized (CD, LP, TAPE) – Hells Headbangers

2019 – EXCELLENT START. rating: 10/10

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Pounder is one of the of the most pleasant surprises of this year (and I doubt that in this issue they will have any competitors!).

This is a band formed by Alejandro Corredor (Nausea – a grindcore band), Tom Draper (currently on Carcass!) and the vocalist is none less than Matt Harvey (Gruesome and – BELIEVE IT – the mythic Exhumed vocalist)

They’ve team up to form this power house of British-laden Heavy/Speed metal (although the band is from Los Angeles) and believe me when I say. It’s a hell of an album, no frills, even the BALLADS (yes BALLADS) are freaking good.

Fuck off and Die is an opener with a speed(y) velocity, being the chorus really a hooker. Next and unbelievable tracks like Uncivilized and Red Hot Leather – the latter has nothing to do with the Motley Crüe song, but WAIT), are totally excellent, headbangers back to back!

Now the ballad: Long Time No love is a hard rocker and man, this is not corny. It’s actually a song to sing along and aloud! One closes his eyes and imagine the guy from Exhumed all romantic. Sort of absurd and fun as well.

Remember the NO-Motley Crüe citation? We Want The Night is a song that starts exactly like Red Hot, and it simply kills, because even so, the track gets faster and pure speed metal! If Helloween were still in that phase of DEATH METAL comp. (you know that one with Running Wild and Hellhammer), Pounder would sound exactly the same.

The Mists Of Time is a mysterious one with enigmatic riffs, singing and solos. It only adds more trueness to the fire.

Answer The Call is the other ballad: this time it gets sentimental, but not overtly sentimental, and it’s good.

The closer – called The Evil One – is dedicated for speedfreaks, American-style, satanic and fun as fuck. What a headbanger!!!! Destructive, fast as the speed of light, heavier song on the opus, it brings back the old pride of being a metalhead!

The most unlikely band is around. Excellent album and sound. Do you have any questions?

Uncivilized by Pounder will be out on 22 February 2019 on LP, CD and TAPE via Hells Headbangers. Reserve yours before it’s too late.


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Solium Fatalis – Genetically Engineered to Enslave (Self-Release)

Technical Death Metal, but not ANY technical death metal.

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Solium Fatalis is a band of many faces: Genetically Engineered to Enslave is their fourth album, but in their previous albums they had people like Dirk Verbeuren (drums, Megadeth, Aborted, Soilwork, Cadaver, between MANY others), Kevin Talley (drums for Six Feet Under, Misery Index, and many other as well), Olivier Pinard (Cattle Decapitation, Neuraxis and bass for Cryptopsy) and the mythic drummer Flo Mounier (Cryptopsy).

That said you now they are not amateurs. But now their lineup is: Jeff DeMarco (vocals), Jim Gregory (guitars), Ryan Beevers (guitars), Jeff Saltzman (drums).

Genetically Engineered to Enslave presents a strange mix of Technical Death Metal and Melodic Death Metal, but never freezing in one or other style. It’s fast, but just enough to make enough kind of noise, and it’s groovy, but just enough to make the songs understandable.

A master stroke, this album is highly intense with the guitar riff mingling with the drums like in the track A Tongue to Taste the Collapse.

But there are marvelous (I mean it) soloing in tracks like the KK Downing-inspired lead in the track Synthon, or the pure craziness of Servile, or even the melodic solo a la Malmsteen in Fiery the Angels Fell. Yes, they are that kind of crazy. However, everything falls in noisy harmony here.

There are missteps too like in the track A Gathering of Storms. The tune and the riff are really good and I daresay is the only earworm of the entire album. But the vocals of Haydee Irizarry are the kind of American-groovy-female-vocals if you get what I’m saying. I mean, they REALLY needed a European girl singing in this one to show something different. It’s like they said to the girl: sing what you like, and she did and the result was a metalcore vibe that is unwanted in this great album. But I repeat, it’s not bad, it’s just strange.

There are really crazy and technical songs like the opener Threshold, and the second song Lake of Extinction.

The greatness of this album lies in the equilibrium it offers between tracks, being heavy as hell, sometimes fast, sometimes not, but always maintaining the cohesive factor which I haven’t listened to in a band for a while.

Genetically Engineered to Enslave is out now and it is self released.


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Do you really like PURE Black Heavy Metal? Heads up for the new MORGAL date of release.

Morgal, a rara avis of purest HEAVY and BLACK metal is back to bring more destruction to headbangers!

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Werewolf (the label of the guy of the same name, by the way does Satanic Warmaster ring any bells?) in conspiracy with Hells Headbangers sets the release for the new Morgal, which is self-titled, short and incisive and the date is November 30th.

The young guys (one of them is just 19 years old), two of them brothers, act like veterans and bring the purest Heavy and Black Metal tradition of Finnish Metal.

As young as the guys themselves, the group has only few releases prior to Morgal, two EP’s, one full length and a split album. The first EP is as recent as 2015!

Wait for this pure declaration of REAL extreme metal in a time that Heavy and Black metal bands are making questionable sounds that could be everything, but are not exactly metal!

Oh, you can hear one sound of the four here on Werewolf Bandcamp! Enjoy!

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Tracklisting for Morgal‘s Morgal
1. Blood For Atazoth
2. Mistress Of Blood
3. The Black Goddess
4. Warcry Of The Vampire


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Sangrena premieres new video on Facebok

New Sangrena video, the third from the album Hunter.

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Brazilian brutal technical Death Metal veterans Sangrena premiered their new video exclusively on Facebook this week.

This is the vide of the song The Scape recorded in Mix Estudios in the city of Amparo, Brazil.

The album Hunter was released by Darzamadicus Records of Macedonia last year and distributed in Japan. After some negotiation one thousand copies were printed in Brazil by Songs for Satan. The album is available throghout digital platforms, just go there and explode your ears. 

Sangrena started in 1998 and Hunter is their second full length. The album was produced by Fábio Ferreira and mastered in UNITED STATES by world wide famous Alan Douches (Neuraxis, Psycroptic, Serocs, Death, Cannibal Corpse, Chelsea Wolfe and many others)

 

 

The line up is:
Alan Marques (Drums)
Fábio Ferreira (Guitars)
Luciano Fedel (Vocals, Bass)
Gustavo Bonfá (Guitars)

Access other videos from Hunter on Youtube, Infernal Domination (profissionally recorded video) and Deceptive Redemption (lyric video)

 


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Rodent Epoch – Rodentlord – (Saturnal)

Dirty and mean!

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The filthy band Rodent Epoch is back with their debut full length after they’ve released a demo and an EP.

This time around the band goes fully into the dirty with extreme metal punk hymns and black metal attitude.

The production is a mess, and that’s that. Either you love or leave it. There’s no middle ground.

That said, the first song High On Hades implodes eardrums but it’s just the presentation of things to come.

Both Cult of Mission and Mayhem In the Courtyard Of God present a noisy form of black metal, with layers of guitar effects working as a feedback, covering the riffs, but that’s the deal. The more you go into the muck, the more you like it and decipher what’s in the backdrop. Although it may seem like a lazy way of doing things, the sound is pure metal, one just has to pass the wall of noise.  Needless to say that sometimes the vocals resounds Darkthrone.

Then comes the best song of the album called Red Heavens: it has a sort of old Satyricon riff (in a repetitive mode), bringing to the fore their full black metal side, a must hear for true metal heads.

The closer Funeral Master is another great song: imagine Venom but much, much more strident. Arrrgghh

The body count amounts to plenty of metal going through different directions but simply played for extreme and satanic rockers and headbangers. A binge in the hog pen. You might need a long shower after that!

Rodentlord  is out NOW on Saturnal.


 

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