Sunday, November 26, 2017

Penthos-Lifeless Haze (Demo 2017)

Penthos is without question among the staples of death metal these days. Brilliant sinister riffs that convey feelings of deranged madness and bloodlust with intensity in death metal, it's majestically brutal. It features savage tremolo-picked riffs;  magnificently imposing whirlwind of utterly dark death metal. This demo expresses hate and powerful offensive intent extremely well; The hatred that Penthos expresses here is condensed, brutal and intense. “Lifeless Haze” is something entirely unique. This demo is fkn insane !!
Review by Paul Caravasi

Dick Vomit-Terminally Chill (2017)

The world is an unfair place, that's for damn sure... This band from Pennsylvania is fkn awesome and deserve better support. So, what's the band like?  Sheer, breakneck speed with catchy riffs. Guitarist/vocalist Richard Puke has some really harsh vocals, shouted and pushed almost to the point of death-metal gruffness, and his razor-sharp guitar tone slices through the riffs. Bassist Scrotie Iommi is surprisingly agile - his bass lines are supportive without being merely doubling, and he knows exactly when to throw in a good fill. Both original drummer Peter Piss is a human whirlwind, and kept up the pace admirably. It doesn't matter what style of music you're talking about, nothing beats a good tune. Dick Vomit cross this traditional Thrash Metal sound with the speed of hardcore punk. In reality though, they truly had a sound all their own. Much of this has to do with their tremendously catchy sound. These guys know how to use catchy choruses and hooks to their benefit without ever sounding remotely poppy. This Cd is easily intense enough to get almost any thrasher's blood flowing! It's just such a well thought-out album and each song is highly memorable to the point where the tunes will get stuck in your head. Killer stuff !!
Review by Paul Caravasi