Death Metal Reviews

Cradle Of Filth – Hammer Of The Witches (, , )
13th July 2015 -

Cradle of Filth. Named by Noel Fielding (through his character Richmond Avenal) as “one of the best contemporary darkwave bands in the world” in The IT Crowd, the group have struggled to justify such a title in recent years with constant lineup changes underpinning lacklusture songwriting and poorly received attempts at experimentation. Now, though, Dani Filth has brought in two… Read More »

Feared - Synder Album Cover
2nd June 2015 -

Ola Englund’s project Feared is back with a new album, bringing in journeyman drummer (and former Six Feet Under bandmate) Kevin Talley and bassist Jocke Skog to round out the band’s lineup from the two-piece it was with Mario Santos Ramos for their previous effort. New lineup assembled, Englund and co have managed to produce an album which further pushes… Read More »

Hate – Crusade: Zero (, )
27th January 2015 -

Polish blackened death metal act Hate never have quite reached the same levels of success as their fellow countrymen Behemoth but have always maintained substantial success in the underground extreme metal circuit. 2013’s Solarflesh was certainly a step in the right direction with perfectly executed riffs and a lovely fusion of the blackened death metal sound and now, two years… Read More »

Prayed and Betrayed - The Abundance Of A Sickened Mind E.P Album Cover
Prayed and Betrayed – The Abundance of a Sickened Mind E.P (, )
5th August 2014 -

Finland is certainly a hotbed for melodic death metal bands. Having produced such greats as Insomnium, Ensiferum, Children of Bodom and Wintersun in the past, it’s now time for Prayed and Betrayed to enter the fray with their debut EP, “The Abundance of a Sickened Mind”. And it’s a terrific statement of intent from this band to attempt to emulate… Read More »

Tacit Fury - A Social Berserker Album Cover
Tacit Fury – A Social Berserker (, )
4th August 2014 -

Hailing from the place once known as Stalingrad, Russia, Tacit Fury deliver a brand of death metal not unlike viral stars Dying Fetus (“Why Not Dying Fetus?”), with influences such as Sepultura, Carcass and Metallica adding tight groove to the trio’s sheer extremeness. Their new album, “A Social Berserker”, is a thoroughly enjoyable piece of Russian brutality with foot stomping… Read More »