death metal

Sadistic Intent – Resurrection EP (1994)

Californian band Sadistic Intent has been a presence in the death metal scene since the mid 80's when the genre was just being refined. Saying that you might think they have a long lineage of under recognized albums under their... Continue Reading →


FaithXtractor – The Great Shadow Infiltrator (2013)

An element of metal that I enjoy is the nature of bands to twist and change and go from one entity to another. There's bands that evolve from where they started and make incredible music throughout their career, or in... Continue Reading →

Ceremonium – Into the Autumn Shade (1995)

More death/doom? Yes, more fucking death/doom. I have a lot of overlooked death/doom albums just piled up waiting to be featured on this site. I'm lacking history in this genre, which I'm finding to be either not properly labeled or... Continue Reading →

Gates of Ishtar – The Dawn of Flames (1997)

Sigh... Here we go again. Another fucking band that I can't even fathom why I slept on for so long. Especially this band because 1; they're melodic death metal from the mid 90's, 2; they're Swedish, and 3; they fucking... Continue Reading →

Mystic Charm – Shadows of the Unknown (1994)

For the past couple months I've been surrounded by death/doom bands. Probably from my buddy Ben's YouTube episode about overlooked death/doom bands. Most of them are hailing from the 90's which is probably because that's when this genre really flourished,... Continue Reading →

Merciless – The Awakening (1990)

Sometimes you want metal to hear some metal that is distilled to it's purest forms without the pretense of genre or labels or anything ground breaking or progressive. Sometimes that primal desire is what makes metal so enduring and Sweden's... Continue Reading →

Mass Psychosis – Face (1995)

I bet in 1995 the death metal craze was already starting to produce formulaic releases and I bet a band like Mass Psychosis would have stuck out like a sore fucking thumb back then. At least in hindsight it's easy... Continue Reading →

Dimension Zero – Penetrations from the Lost World EP (1997)

This is a quick little EP that boasts some heavy weight players. Mainly members of In Flames (from when they were fucking good), fucking Crystal Age, fucking Cardinal Sin, and fucking Darkified (more on them another time) so there's some... Continue Reading →

Nominon – Monumentomb (2010)

In the latest version of the awesome book¬†Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal & Grindcore¬†there's a section in the back breaking down the author's "must hear" death and grind albums of any given year from the 80's all... Continue Reading →

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