Monday, December 27, 2010

Vestiges - The Descent Of Man

Vestiges is a trio from the U.S.A. and The Descent Of Man is their debut album. This album begins quietly with a nice intro. The song after that begins also quietly and suddenly hell breaks loose! A mix of Hardcore, Black Metal, Crust, Screamo and Post-Rock influences hits you right in your face!
This album contains seven tracks (Intro, song I till V and Outro) that are filled with anger and despair. These guys did an excellent job with this album. The sound is right and all instruments are in balance. The vocals are making almost me afraid. This guy has an awesome throat. This voice goes truly through your bones!
Vestiges has released this impressive album at the tenth day of the tenth month in year ten and it is an display of heaviness, brutality and also sadness.

Learn more about Vestiges here, here, here, and here.

Vestiges - The Descent Of Man (2010)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Thaw - Decay

Thaw is a Black Metal band from Poland. Their music is also mixed with styles as Drone, Experimental, Industrial and Noise.
The debut album Decay sounds pretty good!

Check Thaw on MySpace.

Thaw - Decay (2010)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Voivod - Dimension Hatröss

Voivod was a Thrash Metal band from Quebec, Canada. Dimension Hatröss was their fourth album and in my opinion the best one! With this album Voivod was more experimental and even psychedelic.
My favorite songs of Dimension Hatröss are: Experiment, Technocratic Manipulators, Macrosolutions To Megaproblems and Psychic Vacuum.
After Dimension Hatröss, Voivod made several album until guitar player Denis "Piggy" D'Amour died of cancer in 2005.

Visit Voivod
here and here.

Voivod - Dimension Hatröss (1988)

Friday, September 10, 2010

Bilox - World War III

Bilox was a Brutal Death metal band from The Hague, Holland. This band had a short existence from 2002 till 2004. World War III was their only release. This album is somehow strange, almost all the songs are twice on this album. There are versions of the songs with or without samples. I've never seen such thing! Still, World War III is a recommendable Death Metal album!
It's hard to find information about Bilox. It's not much, but you can read something here.

Bilox - World War III (2004)

HateLife MMX Summer Comp (2010)

This compilation from the French label Throatruiner Records contains 27 tracks of Hardcore, Crust, Screamo, Grind, Sludge, Doom Noise and Black Metal. All these songs sound quite alright. So if you are interested in over two hours of Heaviness, then you should check out this sampler!

Visit Throatruiner Records here and here.

HateLife MMX Summer Comp (2010)


1 - Anorak "Some Skirts"
2 - Arms Of Ra "Pyramids"
3 - Art Of Burning Water "Only Chocking"
4 - As We Draw "Way Down"
5 - Birds In Row "Orange Disease"
6 - Bloodkitt "Void Woods, Skin Roads"
7 - Bone Dance "Birds Singing"
8 - Celeste "Il Y A Bien Des Porcs Que Ca Ferait Bander De T'étouffer"
9 - Chère Catastrophe "Party Time"
10 - Danishmendt "Chutes"
11 - Dreams Of The Drowned "Liquids Of Apathy"
12 - Elitist "Back To The Funeral"
13 - Exilym "Man Never Went To The Moon"
14 - Hky "Monument Inversion"
15 - Huata "Alchemist Reborn"
16 - Mygirlfriendisawatermelon "You Should Try"
17 - Nesseria "Par Pertes Et Profits"
18 - Pigeon "Anchorite"
19 - Plebeian Grandstand "Ordo Ab Chao"
20 - Pretty Mary Dies "To The Bomb"
21 - Quartier Rouge "Douche Dorée"
22 - Reno "Is This A Turning Point Or Just The End?"
23 - Rqtn "N3"
24 - Sickbag "Scar Manifesto"
25 - Stuntman "Draw The Portrait"
26 - Totorro "My Bob's Blue Eye"
27 - Xnoybis "Picardian Fight Song"

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Dismember - Death Metal

Entombed and Dismember are the standard bearers of the Stockholm Death Metal scene. Where Entombed did change their sound more towards the Death 'n' Roll, Dismember sticked to their original sound. Their album called Death Metal from 1997 does do justice to the title. The album contains twelve awesome tracks. My favorite songs are Trendkiller and Let The Napalm Rain. There is only one point of criticism: The album does not blast from my speakers, it is recorded or mixed too soft. I did expect more of the producing work of Fred Estby. Still it is a great album!

Dismember - Death Metal (1997)

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Coram Lethe - ....A Splendid Chaos

Fantastic melodic Death/Thrash from Italy, with some technical aspects.

The vocals are mostly screams, combined with grunts. The vocalist puts a lot of emotions in the way he sings; you can feel his agony and anger!

Go here for

Coram Lethe - ....A Splendid Chaos (2009)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

At War - Infidel

At War is a Thrash/Death band from Virginia Beach, U.S.A. This band was formed in 1983 and released their full-length album in 1986. The album Infidel is their third album, so you can say At War is not such a productive band. Infidel is considered an average album. I disagree with that statement. I think it is a great album. It contain nine awesome songs about war (One of my favorite themes).
Infidel does not deserve the prize for originality, but it is a great album by a first class band!

At War - Infidel (2009)

Monday, July 19, 2010

Eat The Living - BRAAIIINS

Eat The Living is a Death/Grind band from Ventura, California. Their music is also larded with extreme Metal styles like Thrash, Black, Doom, Crust and Punk. The female singer Jenocide has an awesome voice. The songs on the album BRAAIIINS are pretty decent. The artwork looks like a promotion for a zombie horror b-movie.

Read more on the Eat The Living MySpace

Eat The Living - BRAAIIINS (2008)

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Bonded By Blood - Feed The Beast

Bonded By Blood is not only the title of the first Exodus album, it is also the name of an awesome Thrash Metal band from Pomona, California.
Feed The Beast is their full-length debut album. Before this album Bonded By Blood released the Extinguish The Weak EP.
Bonded By Blood plays some fast Thrash Metal with at times hysterical vocals.
Next month Bonded By Blood will release their new album Exiled To Earth. I'm looking forward to that album!

Visit the Bonded By Blood MySpace

Bonded By Blood - Feed The Beast (2008)

Monday, July 12, 2010

Pollution - Modern Warfare

Pollution is a Thrash Metal band from Serbia. Their debut album Modern Warfare is an awesome one that sounds very old school. The singer Bane does remind me a lot of Steve Souza from Exodus and Blaine from The Accused. In my opinion Pollution is a great promise for the future!

Read more about Pollution at their MySpace page.

Pollution - Modern Warfare (2010)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Phazm - Antebellum Death 'n' Roll

Phazmis a so called Death 'n' Roll band from France. Death 'n' Roll is a term for the combination of Death Metal and Rock 'n' Roll. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe this music style is invented with the Entombed album To Ride, Shoot Straight And Speak The Truth! This album is definitely my favorite release ever!!!
Now back to Phazm. This band is influenced by weed and alcohol. Phazm has released three albums so far. Antebellum Death 'n' Roll is their second one and it is awesome. It contains twelve great Death 'n' Roll tracks that will kick your ass!

Read more on the Phazm MySpace.

Phazm - Antebellum Death 'n' Roll (2006)

Monday, July 5, 2010

Entombed - Hollowman EP

Entombed is absolute my favorite Metal band. This EP was released as appetizer for the Wolverine Blues album. This six track EP contains great songs as Hollowman, Serpent Speech, an instrumental version of Wolverine Blues and the haunted Hellraiser!

Check more about Entombed here and here.

Entombed - Hollowman EP (1993)

Friday, July 2, 2010

Neuropathia - Bubba Luciferi

Again some grind/ death from eastern europe.
This time not a compilation but a great album from
Neuropathia. 'Nuns, Guns and Rock 'n' Roll' is one of my favourites, as well as the Turbonegro cover; 'Denim Demon'.

Neuropathia - Bubba Luciferi (2006)

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

GWAR - Scumdogs Of The Universe

I don't think GWAR needs any introduction. This band plays a strange combination of Metal, Hardcore and Punk and their shows are weird. Scumdogs Of The Universe is the second full-lenght album of GWAR. My favorite song is Sick Of You!

Visit GWAR here and here.

GWAR - Scumdogs Of The Universe (1990)

Monday, June 28, 2010

Demolition - Relict IV

I Saw this Austrian band with Death Angel in Rotterdam. They play melodic Death/ Thrash Metal. This is their 4th and latest album with great catchy but brutal songs like -my favourite- : "I am Terror"
Visit them on MySpace

Demolition - Relict IV (2008)

Metal Church - Metal Church

Metal Church was a Metal band from Seattle, U.S.A. This band played a combination of Heavy, Power and Thrash Metal. Metal Church is also the title of their debut album. It contains a lot of awesome songs like Beyond The Black, Metal Church, Battalions and the great Deep Purple cover Highway Star. Unfortunately Metal Church quit last year.

Visit Metal Church here and here.

Metal Church - Metal Church (1985)

Friday, June 25, 2010

Gorefest - Mindloss

And another great Dutch Death Metal band!

This is their first album, most of the songs are slow and heavy with a deep grunt. The lyrics are typical Death Metal for the most part; about necrophilia and mutilated bodys.... But some songs have some socialy criticism in it aswell. At the second album, False, they have entirely skipped the 'gorey' lyrics and are focused on the social criticism aspect.

Gorefest - Mindloss (1991)

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Pestilence - Testimony Of The Ancients

Testimony Of The Ancients is the third album by Pestilence. This Dutch band plays some great Death Metal. This is the first Pestilence album where the guitar player Patrick Mameli does the vocals and he does that job very well. Great songs are: Twisted Truth, Land Of Tears and Prophetic Revelations.

Visit the Pestilence website and MySpace.

Pestilence - Testimony Of The Ancients (1991)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Misfits - Misfits

The Misfits were a legendary American Punk band with the famous singer Glenn Danzig. This compilation album from 1986 is a summary of their best songs until that year. The Misfits were a inspiration for a lot of bands and a much of these songs were covered by many. My personal favorites are: Bullet, She, Hollywood Babylon and Green Hell.

Read more about The Misfits at here.

The Misfits - Misfits (1986)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Obscene Productions - 10Th Year Of Obscene Existence

A great compilation from the Czeck grindcore record label 'Obscene Productions' with lots of very nice bands from (mostly) eastern Europe.

Obscene Productions - 10Th Year Of Obscene Existence (2005)




01. Squash Bowels "Dead Field"
02. Ingrowing "Blind Light"
03. Extreme Noise Terror "Short Fuse"
04. Abortion "Weapons For All"
05. Abortion "American Dream"
06. N.C.C. "Neurotransmitter..."
07. Cripple Bastards "Bomb Abc No Rio"
08. Cripple Bastards "Respect Or Death"
09. Phobia "Extremity Of The Will"
10. Phobia "Exterminate To Emancipate"
11. Abortion "The End Is Near"
12. Squash Bowels "Vulture Ritual"
13. Fleshless "Screams Of Decapitated"
14. N.C.C. "Technology Spells Doom For Popular Relationship-Maintaining"
15. Isacaarum "Rhytmic Balls"
16. Dead Infection "Raping The Earth"
17. Ingrowing "The Darkness Inverted"
18. Squash Bowels "Flesh Grinder"
19. Garbage Disposal "Mind-Grind Machine"
20. Abortion "God Loves Ignorant"
21. Kaviar Kavalier "Exzess In San Salvador"
22. N.C.C. "One Thing Is Sure"
23. Squash Bowels "Breaking Those Who Suspend To Talk..."
24. Fleshless "Red Stars Hypocrisy"
25. Isacaarum "Teenage Cunt Powerplay"
26. Ingrowing "Dreams Torn Asunder"
27. Cripple Bastards "Cleaning My Ass With Zips & Chains"
28. Lykathea Aflame "Land Where Sympathy Is Air"
29. Fleshless "A Dank Smell Of Rotting Ovulation"
30. Impetigo "Dear Uncle Creepy"
31. Isacaarum "Arts Of Farts"
32. Gride "I Hate Her"
33. Squash Bowels "Stranger Mind : Possessed -Amsend - Passage"
34. Fleshless "Evil Odium"
35. Agathocles "Hunt Foxhunters"
36. Malignant Tumour "Low Life"

37. Decomposed "Sadists" [bonus]
38. Psychopathia "Extreme Emotions" [bonus]
39. Malignant Tumour "Situs Viscerum [bonus]Inversus Totalis"
40. Malignant Tumour "Chemical And [bonus]Bacterial Analysis Of Cadaver"
41. Hermaphrodit "Urogenital Sauce With Beef Genital" [bonus]
42. Hermaphrodit "Consumption Of Milk, Eggs, Fat And Meat Increased About 15%" [bonus]

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Necrophagia - Season Of The Dead

Season Of The Dead is the first album of the U.S. band Necrophagia. This band combines Death and Black Metal with Punk and Hardcore. There's even a pinch of Grindcore. The result is an album with a unique sound. The album starts with a long and haunting intro before the awesome song Forbidden Pleasures sets in. The singer Killjoy has a great voice, it is between death and black. I don't think I ever heard an album like this in these days.

Visit the Necrophagia MySpace

Necrophagia - Season Of The Dead (1987)

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Grip Inc - Power Of Inner Strenght

Power Of Inner Strenght is the first album of Grip Inc. This band is started by Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo, guitar player Waldemar Sorychta and singer Gus Chambers (Gus committed suicide in 2008). Grip Inc. plays some awesome Thrash Metal. They've made four albums. In my opinion the best albums are: Power Of Inner Strenght and the second album Nemesis.

Read more on the Grip Inc. MySpace.

Grip Inc - Power Of Inner Strenght (1995)

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Dark Angel - Darkness Descends

Dark Angel was a Californian Thrash Metal band with the famous drummer Gene Hoglan. Darkness Descends is their second album and is considered as a classic. It contains some fast and aggressive songs like The Burning Of Sodom, Merciless Death and Perish In Flames. The singer Don Doty did an awesome job on Darkness Descends. Too bad he quit after this album.

Read more about Dark Angel here.

Dark Angel - Darkness Descends (1986)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Death Angel - Frolic Through The Park

Death Angel is a Thrash Metal band from the famous Bay Area scene. The first album THe Ultra Violence was already a classic, but I prefer the second album Frolic Through The Park a bit more. Death Angel has always sounded different then the average Thrash Metal band. Death Angel had more room for musical experiments. My favorite songs of this album are Bored and Confused.

Go the Death Angel Website and MySpace.

Death Angel - Frolic Through The Park (1988)

Monday, June 14, 2010

The Legion - A Bliss To Suffer

What we've got here is an awesome album by the Swedish band The Legion. This band displays on their album A Bliss To Suffer great Death Metal with some Black Metal influences. The Legion is brutal and sometimes melodic.
This album is a true recommendation!

Visit The Legion here and here.

The Legion - A Bliss To Suffer (2009)

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Cannibal Corpse - Eaten Back to Life

The first and best album from one of my favourite Death Metal bands!
I particularly like the Lyrics, they are like horror B-movies; blood, gore, zombies, maggots etc., and so way overdone that it becomes humorous!

Go here for the website

Cannibal Corpse - Eaten Back To Life (1990)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Nuclear Assault - Handle With Care

Handle With Care is the third full-length album by the New York Thrash Metal band Nuclear Assault. It is a very strong album. This band have a lot of socially critical lyrics. Awesome songs are: New List, Critical Mass, Emergency, F# (Wake Up) and Search & Seizure.

Visit Nuclear Assault on MySpace

Nuclear Assault - Handle With Care (1989)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Macabre - Dahmer

This album can't be missed in any Metal collection!
Macabre is a Metal band from Chicago, U.S.A. Macabre combines Death, Thrash and Punk into a unique sound called Murder Metal. Dahmer is a concept album about the infamous serial killer and sex offender Jeffrey Dahmer. This album is awesome, no more words needed for that. My favorite song is Konorack, because of the maniacal vocals.

Get slaughtered here and here.

Macabre - Dahmer (2000)

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Altar - Youth Against Christ

More Death Metal!

This time from The Netherlands, a great album with fast and brutal songs.
Most of the songs have a nice 'grunt-along'-caracter! (in an anti-Christian way...)

More info on wikipedia

Altar - Youth Against Christ (1994)

Sacred Reich - Ignorance

Here is an old one. Ignorance is the first album by the Arizona Thrash Metal band Sacred Reich. In my opinion is this album their best one! Excellent songs are: Death Squad, Ignorance, Violent Solutions and Rest In Peace!

Check 'em here and here.

Sacred Reich - Ignorance (1987)

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Fastkill - Nuclear Thrashing Attack

Fastkill is a Japanese Thrash Metal band and Nuclear Thrashing Attack is their second album. These guys play some great loud and fast music. The singer sounds like a complete maniac. Nuclear Thrashing Attack is an awesome album with a half hour of true insanity!

Read more about Fastkill here and here.

Fastkill - Nuclear Thrashing Attack (2007)

Friday, June 4, 2010

Demonical - Servants Of The Unlight

Demonical is a Death Metal band from Sweden. Their music contains also some Thrash and Black Metal influences. These guys are very impressive on stage. So try to see them live!

Visit their website and Myspace.

Demonical - Servants Of The Unlight (2007)

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Exodus - Tempo Of The Damned

The Californian Thrashers Exodus has just released Exhibit B: The Human Condition, an excellent album. This is their 2004 album Tempo Of The Damned. I think it's the last album with Steve Souza. Tempo Of The Damned is a brutal Thrash album. Great songs are: Scar Spangled Banner, War Is My Sheppard and the old demo song Impaler! But the absolute classic is the song Black List!

Read more about Exodus here and here.

Exodus - Tempo Of The Damned (2004)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Morgoth - Cursed

Here is a post from me again...
A classic one; Great old-school brutal Death Metal from Germany!

Morgoth - Cursed (1991)

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Coldworker - Rotting Paradise

Here is a great Relapse release!
Rotting Paradise is the second album of the Swedish Coldworker. This album is full of fast and heavy Death Metal. According to their MySpace Coldworker is influenced by the following: Cannibal Corpse, Misery Index, Carcass, Hate Eternal, Napalm Death, Vader, Rotten Sound, Deathbound, Bolt Thrower and many more death/grind bands.

Visit the Coldworker Website and MySpace.

Coldworker - Rotting Paradise (2008)

Friday, May 28, 2010

Victims - Divide And Conquer

Divide And Conquer is an EP by the Swedish band Victims. This awesome EP is full of Crust, Punk, Hardcore and Thrash. The EP last 21 minutes and contains 15 songs. Victims is angry and it shows!

Victims MySpace.

Victims - Divide And Conquer (2006)

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Thanatos - Emerging From The Netherworlds

Thanatos is a Death Metal band from Holland. It seems that they were the first that played Death Metal in Holland. Emerging From The Netherworlds is their debut album and it is a great album. The later albums were not so good as this one. The drummer one this album did also perform on the Sempiternal Deathreign album The Spooky Gloom.

Visit the Thanatos Website and MySpace.

Thanatos - Emerging From The Netherworlds (1990)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Loud Pipes - The Downhill Blues

Loud Pipes is a collaboration of musicians from several Swedish Metal bands and a Punk singer. These guys play a combination of Death and Thrash Metal with Punk. The result is The Downhill Blues, an album filled with 15 fast and furious songs. It is truly awesome!

Want to know more? Go here.

Loud Pipes - The Downhill Blues (1997)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Crustacean - Burden Of Our Suffering

This is something I didn't see at any Metal blog!
Burden Of Our Suffering is the debut album by the Dutch Thrash Metal band Crustacean. This album is fast and aggressive. Crustacean is heavily influenced by Slayer! I guess the die-hard Thrash fans will definitely love this!

For more information go to their MySpace.

Crustacean - Burden Of Our Suffering (1998)

Monday, May 24, 2010

Ritual Carnage - The Highest Law

Ritual Carnage is a Death/Thrash band formed by four Japanese musicians and an American Singer. The Highest Law is their debut album. It is brutal and awesome! The song Metal Forces is a tribute to all great Death and Thrash bands from the past: Celtic frost, Kreator, Possessed, Nasty Savage, Mecryful Fate, Slayer, Whiplash, Sodom & Venom, Razor, Destruction!

Read more about Ritual Carnage here.

Ritual Carnage - The Highest Law (1998)

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Home-made compilation!

I've made this compilation some months ago for the Sludge Swamp blog, they asked readers to send a selfmade compilation.
So, this was my contribution; a compilation with mainly Doom metal. Ofcourse it has to open and end with My Dying Bride, they are my all time favourites!
And it contains an excellent cover from At The Gates, by Vedova: Blinded by Fear. Originaly a fast and aggresive song, but now slow and depressive!

Beyond Grieve and Darkness



1 The Crown Of Sympathy - My Dying Bride (12:15)
2 Ebony Tears - Cathedral (7:46)
3 After The Sepulture - Samael (4:35)
4 I Wished You Wouldn't Fall Silent - Paragon Of Beauty (4:37)

5 At the mountains of madness - Orphanage (6:08)

6 Second Death Of Souls - Matriarch (6:22)

7 The Death of Love - While Heaven Wept (9:57)

8 Blinded By Fear (At The Gates cover) - Vedova (5:49)

9 The Stain - Confessor (2:42)
10 As I Die - Paradise Lost (3:47)

11 Sear Me MCMXCIII - My Dying Bride (7:24)

Disfear - Soul Scars

Soul Scars is the second album of the Swedish Crust masters Disfear. It is a short, but awesome album! The singer is later replaced by the vocalist of At The Gates.
This album is highly recommended!

Check Disfear at MySpace.

Disfear - Soul Scars (1995)

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Matriarch - Revered Unto The Ages

Some very nice, (all female) Death Metal with some black influences from Puerto Rico.
Sometimes tecnical, then melodic, and it also has a whiff of Gothic Metal. Combined with heavy guitars and a dark atmosphere.
What I especially like is the diversity in vocals; grunt, scream, and soprano. Sometimes all together!

For more info go here At this site you can buy there CD and merchandise, if you like this band; support them!

Matriarch - Revered Unto Ages (2007)