Death Metal Reviews

Mastiff Plague Album Cover Artwork
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 »

Soilwork - Verkligheten Album Cover
Soilwork – Verkligheten (, )
21st January 2019 -

Old school melodic death metallers Soilwork recently came out with their 11th studio album, a long three and a half years after their last release ‘Death Resonance’, leaving the biggest gap between two albums in their history. Though having gone through various line-up changes through their years, Soilwork have really built up a distinct and unique sound. “Verkligheten” (“Reality” in… Read More »

Malevolent Creation The 13th Beast Album Cover
Malevolent Creation – The 13th Beast (, )
16th January 2019 -

This far into such a long and distinguished career, it’s rather difficult for bands like Malevolent Creation to continue evolving their sound and managing to stand out in amongst the often crowded, often brilliant metal scene of 2019. If keeping up with the times wasn’t hard enough, the US quartet have also had to deal with the added tragedy of… Read More »

Soulfly – Ritual (, )
19th October 2018 -

Max Cavalera is to heavy metal what Ronseal are to DIY, any album with his name on it does exactly what it says on the tin. As one of the most consistent and profilic songwriters in the metal scene, he has a back catalogue that most people would give their right arm for, and that streak continues with the latest… Read More »

Anaal Nathrakh – A New Kind Of Horror ()
16th October 2018 -

“It’ll all be over by Christmas” comes the gurgled refrain on the pummelling war hymn, Forward! The few stabs of lyrics that make sense the first time through Anaal Nathrakh’s latest 35-minute odyssey of insanity, A New Kind Of Horror, paint a foreboding picture of a war so desolate the only through line is the rotting, evil music of the… Read More »