Monday, October 31, 2016

Dark Forest-Beyond the Veil (2016)

Incredible vocal performance. Very well done. VERY well structured songs . Fast paced riffings as well. Great stuff. Beautifully integrating melody and neoclassical metal- two things that rarely work so well together. The guitarwork is inventive and excellent. The songs are expertly crafted, and hold their own. To summarize this album, It really is a great Heavy Metal album. The timing is also excellent, as the frequent changes in speed illustrate. Most recommendable if one is a fantasy fan and Once you turn up the volume, the guitars will sound as fast as you could possibly desire and you'll definitely have and epic feeling. So turn it up to 11 and enjoy this album.
Review by Paul Caravasi

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Whisptriker-Only filth will Prevail (2016)

Whipstriker from Brazil is a great blend of Black Metal with Thrash Metal. The vocals are harsh but there not exactly screamed. There almost a mix of early Venom, Slayer, Possessed and Darkthrone. There also some catchy choruses layed out in the album. The drumming is simple. It's typical Thrash Metal drumming. The riffs are speedy and evil. Sure the guitars don't really pull of anything crazy but there are some pretty good solos. "Only filth will prevail. The speed is matained through out the album and there are no songs with slowed down parts. Pure fucking evil war thrash metal!!! It's a damn evil mix in the end, for any fan of old school death, thrash and black metal, as well as appeal to crust fans. It doesn't slow the fuck down and I can guarantee this would be a wild pit if it made it to stage dominion. Nonetheless, Whipstriker offers us some fast exxxecutioner tunes on this. Blackened thrash fans would never destroy this. One of my favourite Southamerican products to date in the eyes of thrash!!! If you're interested in Black/Thrash Metal, get this right away!
Review by Paul Caravasi

Cardiac Arrest-Promo 2016

These new songs has a much more structured and varied approach. Upon first listen, things seem to have been more primitive as before. This Promo has a lot more in common with old school death metal, there is not too much grind going on here. The production on these 3 songs are thick and full. The drums, guitars, vocals, and bass are all very clear. The music is still very much old school metal. Like I stated before, the songs are much more together and extreme than before. Morbid death riffings, insane gurgling and growling, and perfect drumming, memorable. It's an audial representation of the sickest sound of extreme Metal ever made. Being a major fan of extreme music. I utterly adore this new approach of deranged filth. This is for Death metal freaks out there only!
Review by Paul Caravasi

Monday, October 3, 2016

Devotion (Spain)-Necrophiliac Cults (2016)

Ladies and gentlemen of the underground metal scene, I would like to introduce you to "Necrophiliac Cults" quite possibly the greatest death metal album of 2016. The atmosphere, the guitars, the slamming drums, crushing bass, the brutal lyrics, and the spine tingling vocals all come together so perfectly, hence, creating this album, a memorable and mesmerizing gem in the death metal scene. To me, the most amazing thing about this entire album is the absolutely astounding vocalist. The vocals are so different, so horrific, so inhuman, that you cannot help it but to be drawn into it. Vicent Riera ( Ex Obscure-Nadir) puts in more of a puking kind of noise to his vocals, which, in my opinion, add to the intense atmosphere of the album. The guitar work as a whole is killer , heavy as fuck. Not too technical, not too simple. Though Devotion is not the most technical of bands out there, Devotion from Spain still manages to pull out some incredibly original, melodic, intense guitar riffs. The solos in this album are also absolutely incredible and flawless. They are intense, fast, and do have a pretty thick groove to them at times. The guitar style used in this album really reminds me of the guitar work in Massacra, which, of course, is definitely a good thing. The bass in the album adds a whole new meaning to the word "crushing." The bass in this album, though not as noticeable as some other aspects in this album, the bass still adds a crushing effect that can leave a non-death metal listener crying. It is like when someone huge is yelling in your face, and you submit to the ground to him. Yes, it is that crushing. Last and not least, the drum work in this album is amazing. The drum work in this album mainly consists of mid tempos and touches of synths, they manage to have this drum style fit perfectly with their musical style, making the drum work and synths in a brutal way and that's another plus for this album, so fucking heavy as well. In conclusion, this album is an absolute masterpiece, no questions asked. Every song, every second, every moment of this album is absolutely flawless and amazing. If you are to listen to one song on this album, listen to "Risen Ghouls" which is probably the greatest song on this album. It has the most interesting structure, guitar work, vocals, and not to mention, some of the greatest death metal lyrics I have heard in my fkn life. Basically, if you like death metal, you need this album. If you don't like it, you're a dick and would be better off listening to metalcore shit !
Review by Paul Caravasi