MASSIVE ASSAULT

MASSIVE ASSAULT may be Dutch but that is only by nationality. Musically they are anything but Dutch. This is like the perfect amalgamation of all that is great about Swedish death metal/extreme metal mixed with the greatness of the Floridian death scene. Anders Ekdahl ©2012 Continue reading

AGRUSS “Morok”

AGRUSS
“Morok”
(Code666)
OK, so the Ukraine metal scene is pretty much a big black hole to me but the stuff that I’ve come in contact with has so far been good. Agruss doesn’t seem to change that impression with their take on black metal. Celebrating the victims of the Chernobyl catastrophe in 1986 this is what could be described as post-apocalyptic black metal Continue reading

DEUS OTIOSUS “Murderer”

DEUS OTIOSUS
“Murderer”
(FDA Rekotz)
It seems that death metal is making a comeback. Didn’t know it had been gone. But seriously, we see more and more bands returning to the origin of the genre. No more melodeath or metalcore/deathcore but pure old and often very good death metal. I like it a lot. I’m a sucker for bands that play that old murky death metal that happened in the late 80s. Continue reading

ETERNAL DEFORMITY “The Beauty Of Chaos”

ETERNAL DEFORMITY
“The Beauty Of Chaos”
(Code666)
Eternal Deformity! Can’t say that it rings any bells. And that’s not because they are Polish. I just haven’t heard of them before despite that this is their 5th album. It would be easy to assume that this too would be another extreme death metal album given the track record that Polish bands have but this is more along the lines of… I don’t know what. Continue reading

EYE BEYOND SIGHT “The Sun And The Flood”

EYE BEYOND SIGHT
“The Sun And The Flood”
(Massacre)
I guess if you throw enough bands against a wall some a bound to stick. I can’t help feeling that that is what Massacre are sort of doing. It feels like I’ve been bombarded by new signings hoping that they are the ones to make it big, most of the m really good though. Eye Beyond Sight have that dragging thrash metal sound that we have Pantera to blame for. Continue reading

GUN BARREL “Brace For Impact”

GUN BARREL
“Brace For Impact”
(Massacre)
Without having heard this album I kinda expected something along the lines of “Blaze Of Glory”-Jon BonJovi. You know the stuff I’m talking about. The bigger than life outlaw mentality. I wasn’t too off in my assessment. This has a hardrock feel much like you could have expected from a name like Gun Barrel. Maybe that the melodies have a contemporary Helloween feel, no other comparison made, or is that perhaps a very European tinged sound. Continue reading