Death Metal Reviews

Chapters The Imperial Skies Album Cover
Chapters – The Imperial Skies (, , , , )
14th October 2013 -

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, British rock & metal music is in extremely rude health at the moment. Chapters, despite being in the general consciousness for several years after high profile touring with Sylosis are no exception to the rule. Debut album ‘The Imperial Skies’ binds together a huge variety of different influences; the technical precision… Read More »

Soulfly – ‘Savages’ (, , , , )
1st October 2013 -

Competence – “the ability to do something successfully or efficiently” and, incidentally a word that describes perfectly ‘Savages’ the latest album by Soulfly.  Having released three albums in the past four years Soulfly certainly have a reputation for quantity. ‘Savages’ easily keeps up the quality. Max Cavalera has long ceased to break musical boundaries like early Sepultura and Soulfly once… Read More »

Extol – Extol (Self Titled) (, , )
3rd July 2013 -

Extol are a norwegian extreme metal band recently re-formed after a period of inactivity, their latest self-titled effort sees the band bringing in producer Jens Bogren – who has worked with bands such as Opeth, Paradise Lost and Enslaved. Opeth offer a good reference to the sound of this self-titled effort; death metal utilizing dark and light textures although where Opeth… Read More »

Obscura – Omnivium ()
9th May 2011 -

[gameinfo title=”Album Info” album_name=”Omnivium” publishers=”Relapse Records” genres=”Death Metal” release_date=”March 29, 2011″ buy_link=””] Whilst many modern day Death Metal bands follow the well-trodden path formed by the genres founding fathers; few deviate from the path in their own unique way quite like Obscura do. Never a band fond of keeping things the same, this German four piece experiment with the peculiar… Read More »

Mayan - Quarterpast Album Cover
Mayan – Quarterpast Album Review (, )
5th May 2011 -

[gameinfo title=”Album Info” album_name=”Quarterpast” publishers=”Nuclear Blast” genres=”Death Metal, Prog Metal” release_date=”19th May 2011″ buy_link=””] What would happen if distinctive elements of Epica, Amon Amarth, Dimmu Borgir and Skeletonwitch were thrown into a large mixing bowl, stirred around considerably and then poured into an album? You’d get something along the lines of Mayan. The new supergroup put together by Epica’s Mark… Read More »