Παρασκευή, 24 Αυγούστου 2018

DERANGED - Struck by a Murderous Siege Review



DERANGED - Struck by a Murderous Siege

Agonia Records


This is some straight-forward brutal death metal from the cold arctic regions of Sweden. Formed in 1991, they put out their first full-length entitled “Rated-X” which hasn't gotten much press, till this day. But here they back are, with this utmost chilling brutality “Struck by a Murderous Siege”. They have sort of a blues type vibe to their metal; it's cool and rather catchy. The vocals never really change and since this is the only album I've heard from the band, I can't compare it to how they've sounded in the past. But I believe that this album is pretty fresh with good ideas on the musical front.

Δευτέρα, 20 Αυγούστου 2018

ELVENSTORM – The Conjuring Review



ELVENSTORM – The Conjuring

Massacre Records


ELVENSTORM from France were born in 2008. In 2011 they introduced themselves to us with their debut album entitled “Of Rage and War” through Inferno Records. Three years later they released their sophomore album entitled “Blood Leads to Glory” and in 2015 the EP “Soulreaper”. All the above mentioned albums were released from Inferno Records and the quality of them led LONEWOLF to add Michaël Hellström as their new guitarist. “The Conjuring” is the band’s 4th release, their third full length album and their first to be released through Massacre Records on July 13th.

Πέμπτη, 16 Αυγούστου 2018

DYING FETUS - Wrong One to Fuck With Review



DYING FETUS - Wrong One to Fuck With

Relapse Records


Ugh, the production on here is too flat, that's why I deem “Reign Supreme” (2012) to be a better sounding album mixing/sound wise. But the riffs are about as good as on here than they are on “Reign Supreme”. Their predecessor is probably their best that they've ever put out. But to those who give this album a better rating, they may argue that the guitar licks are better here. I disagree. For a band that formed in 1991, they still have it, though most of the original line-up is gone. This trio is what remains and yes despite the flat out appeasing comments I've thrown into this introduction, I did like the album.

Κυριακή, 12 Αυγούστου 2018

DYING FETUS - Reign Supreme Review



DYING FETUS - Reign Supreme

Relapse Records


I chose to review this one of their latest because I thought that it was catchier and sort of the essence of a better DYING FETUS-esque vibe than their current release. Not to mention that I like the production on here, it's solid. The vocals have never been my favorite listening moments in DYING FETUS albums, but they want to keep it underground and I have no problem in saying "okay, this is how you want to do it, you can change it up here and there." John Gallagher and Sean Beasely trade off on vocals so it's variety, at least.

Πέμπτη, 9 Αυγούστου 2018

CARMELO CALTAGIRONE – F*ck*d Alien Review



CARMELO CALTAGIRONE – F*ck*d Alien

Cielom Records

The guitarist Carmelo Caltagirone discovered his love for hard rock music in 2000’s and that motivated him to learn the guitar and start playing the music he loves. In this release you can find 21 compositions many of which are different mixes of the same song from 2012 until 2017.

Κυριακή, 5 Αυγούστου 2018

ARCHSPIRE - Relentless Mutilation Review



ARCHSPIRE - Relentless Mutilation

Season of Mist


The first time I heard this album was on Spotify I think it was last year. I didn't think much of it, but I gave it a few more listens to then decided to buy a physical copy. It was really worth it, as well as their predecessor, “The Lucid Collective” (2014), which wasn't as well reviewed as their latest. I can hear why, it was a little bit all over the place of an album, which is typical with a technical death metal act. But! Their latest takes more of a liking from me not because of the production, but because of the music. Yes, it does keep your head spinning with those whirlpool guitar frenzies. I didn't really dislike anything from this release. I thought it stronger than the former album, so let's break it down here...