Death Metal Reviews

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 »

Abysmal Dawn – Leveling The Plane of Existence ()
25th April 2011 -

Although it’s only early in the year – and undoubtedly there are still plenty more surprises to come – but what 2011 has proven so far, much like 2010 did, is that many bands are ready to make the step up to the next level. From the retro-rock-inspired Black Spiders, to the Industrial-tinged the Defiled, from the ever increasing popularity… Read More »

Before the Dawn – Deathstar Rising ()
25th April 2011 -

When a band selects to take a trip down the melodic side of the death metal genre, they either have to bring masterfully technical musicianship, much like Children of Bodom have down over the years, or bring a sack full of head-sticking choruses like Soilwork did on last years the Sonic Broadcast. Failure to bring either of these will result… Read More »