death metal

Exploration: Hour of Penance – The Vile Conception (2008)

I feel like I need one of those stupid fucking "I don't always do something but when I do I..." because that's how I have to qualify my listening to brutal death metal. It's not a genre I get in... Continue Reading →


Exploration: Obliteration – Perpetual Decay (2007)

I was recently going through my iPod (yes I still jam my iPod, all the fucking time) to make some extra space for new stuff and I ran across Obliteration's 2013 albumĀ Black Death HorizonĀ and instantly remembered all the buzz and... Continue Reading →

Exploration: Slaughter – Strappado (1987)

When the tangled and murky origins of death metal are discussed, Canada's Strappado is often thrown into the mix. In 1987 death metal had yet to settle on an established sound, and this period is one of my favorite periods... Continue Reading →

Darkified – A Dance on the Grave (1995)

And we're off to Sweden again top unearth some obscure death metal madness in the form of Darkified. Darkified is a band that existed for the entirety of a year. Their only two releases, a demo and an EP came... Continue Reading →

Rippikoulu – Musta Seremonia (1993)

One day somebody is going to make that documentary or write that book about Finnish extreme metal and it's unique nastiness and if it's a proper work, it'll include Rippikoulu and their monstrous second and final demo. See, Rippikoulu crammed... Continue Reading →

Exploration: Equinox – Return to Mystery (1996)

A black/death metal band, from the States, in the 90s? That doesn't sound like everything from Florida at the time? How has this band gone so criminally underrated for so long? Maybe it was because of said Florida sounding death... Continue Reading →

Exploration: Portal – Swarth (2009)

This Friday (Jan. 26th, 2018) will see the spewing forth of a new Portal album and I can't wait to get by grime-covered hands on it. SO, for those of you who aren't in the the knowing about Portal I... Continue Reading →

Exploration: Unholy – The Second Ring of Power (1994)

I told you last year I had a whole pile of overlooked death/doom albums and while I may be nearing the end of that stack I'll undoubtedly find more tucked away in some cobweb and dust coated crypt of the... Continue Reading →

Exploration: Marduk – Dark Endless (1992)

It's easy to dismiss Marduk nowadays with their ridiculous faux-drama and their machine like devotion to blast beat insanity, but Marduk was once a crucial and masterful band. I know they've had their ups and downs and lineup changes vast... Continue Reading →

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