Death Metal Reviews

Firespawn - Abominate Album Cover Artwork
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Firespawn – Abominate (, )
3rd June 2019 -

Is there something in Umeå’s water supply? If not then there is some form of Hadean spell cast over the Swedish city as it seems to produce only the finest heavy music. Those of you not familiar with the North Eastern province in the Västerbotten will know of its exports, Meshuggah and Refused, two bands of such towering influence and… Read More »

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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 »

Fallujah - Undying Light Album Cover Artwork
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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 »