Death Metal Reviews

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Devin Townsend – Empath (, , , )
3rd April 2019 -

Devin Townsend is a hero to so many in the metal community. His extensive career is very well documented elsewhere, but for the first time in a long time, Devin has been out on his own for new album Empath, having called time on The Devin Townsend Project full band after its last album Transcendence. It is somewhat difficult to… Read More »

8.5
Whitechapel – The Valley (, )
29th March 2019 -

When it comes to music it seems that everything has to be put into a category or subgenre. Naturally when this happens, trends form, bands get big and eventually everything gets watered down and becomes deritive. It’s important to remember the former part of this sentence when discussing Whitechapel. Finding their feet during the burgeoning Deathcore movement in the late… Read More »

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Fallujah – Undying Light (, , )
14th March 2019 -

Plenty of bands can be labelled as influential. Iron Maiden helped birth the NWOBHM sound, the Big 4 made thrash a global phenomenon, Meshuggah accidentally created Djent. The list is long and varied, each prospective pioneer deserving of a different accolade. But it’s not just in genre or subgenre creation that a band becomes influential: Through salient work and commitment… Read More »

9.5
Venom Prison – Samsara (, )
13th March 2019 -

If you are bold enough to give your album a name that means “a suffering-laden cycle of life, death, and rebirth, without beginning or end” then you had better be prepared to deliver on the lofty expectations you have put upon yourself. Venom Prison are such a band and their sophomore album Samsara is an album of such sheer brutality and unrelenting… Read More »

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Mastiff – Plague (, , )
22nd January 2019 -

What if Primitive Man were a hardcore band? If that proposition has you salivating as it should, then settle in for one of the finest releases of 2019 so far. An album that is as punishing as it is cathartic. An album that will have you overwhelmed with murderous rage then praying for the sweet release of death. Like a… Read More »