Monday, October 7, 2013

Metal Reviews 10-7-13

Metal Hails!
Thanks for checking out what I hope will  be many new blogs of metal reviews {we are currently working on new reviews as well as new interviews for Primitive Ways}
 If you are in a band or label and would be interested in a reviews and possible interview don't hesistate to get in touch with us.We cover/support old-school death,thrash/speed metal,heavy metal,raw black metal,brutal black/death,some cross-over etc.

Metal regards,

in the future I hope to a friend or two help with reviews but for now all reviews are done by me.

Besieged-Victims Beyond All Help  cd {Unspeakable Axe Rec.}

Originally self-released by the band in 2010 Victims Beyond All Help  is a roller coaster intense thrashing riffs with some crazy guitar patterns and solo's mixed in.The drumming is done  just as chaotic with crazy blast beats with some slower mid-paced beats in sections before picking up the pace again.the vocals are done extremely well and fit perfectly with music gruff screams and vocals.This is one of the best thrash releases I've heard in quite sometime if your a fan of pure aggressive thrash then buy this now!!
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Bombs Of Hades-Carnivores  7inch{Bloodharvest Rec.}
Bombs Of Hades is a band that has been making a name for themselves within the underground scene so I was excited to finally get the chance to hear them.Carnivores is actually a re-release from 2008 and play the style of death metal that is near and dear to my heart raw,unpolished Swedish death metal. Raw,fast guitars with unrelenting blasting drumming that is both vicious and uncompromising but also played very well with some well thought guitar and drum patterns.The vocalist uses some  deep death growls and raw screams fans of old Entombed and classic early Swedish death will love Bomb Of Hades godly sound.
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Craven  Idol-Towards Eschaton  cd {Dark Descent Rec.}
I have been reading a lot about this band's upcoming release so I was defintly eager to hear and I must it it defintly stands up to all the hype and then some.Craven Idol's debut is defintly a masterpiece of blackend thrash metal.Uncomprising fast guitars that are crazed all over the placed with riffs and solo's before being slowed to a mid-paced pattern the guitars do have some rawness within their tone for the blackend vibe which fits nicely in the bands sound.The drumming is a blazing storm of blast beats with chaotic drum patterns that are played to perfection while also being played at excess speeds. The vocals are harsh screams and raspy vocal patterns.Fans of uncompromising,aggressive  blackend thrash metal  will love Craven Idol's debut cd and also for you Vinyl lovers Dark Descent has made some vinyl available.
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Cvinger-Monastery Of  Fallen Mcd,Digital {Self-released}
 Slovenia's Cvinger  have unleashed their debut of raw,fast  blackness with some noisy harsh guitars and fast blasting drums.The vocals are  harsh,demon shrieks and screams that fit perfectly with the bands musicial style.Cvinger are not completely all harsh/noise black as the band does have have a couple of well played mellow,melodic instrumentals that show the band can play both styles if they decide to.As you can probably tell the review Cvinger are not trying to create any new musical genre or style  with their sound  but the trio are very good musicians and play black metal extremely well. And if your a fan of the more primitive,fast,chaotic black metal I would defintly say give Cvinger a listen you just might be surprised and enjoy yourself.
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Dirigi-Dirgi Mcd  {self-released}
San  Antonio's  very own  Dirgi  bring forth their debut of six songs of fast,unforgiving  old-school death metal.Furious,fast riffs and raging guitars solo's played with a lot of precision and intensity.The drums are done extremely well extremely fast blast beats to more heavier mid-paced drums. with some really memorable and well written  drum patterns.The vocals are a dual match of deep growls and vicious shrieks,sreams and fit very well with Dirgi's  vicious,old school sound and style.over all Dirgi  have written and released one of the best  death metal releases I have had the pleasure of hearing pure death metal perfection defintly worth checking out now!

Fear   Theories-So It  Begins Mcd {Self-released}
So it Begins is the debut release from the Norwegian old-school metal/rock band Fear Theories.Five songs of high energy rock with some thrash influence in the guitars.The vocals are screams but their are also some sing along choruses and gruff deeper vocals used in some vocal lines.The guitars are mid paced with some really memorable guitar riffs and patterns written.Fans of old-school rockNroll with slightly thrash influences in a few tracks should defintly enjoy Fear Theories Mcd debut release.
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Heretic Cult Redeemer-Heretic Cult Redeemer  LP {Iron Bonehead Rec.}
Greece's  Heretic Cult Redeemer  are a new band to my ears but after listening to the debut for about the fourth time it's safe to say this is a great band and release.Musically the band seem to be influenced by the mid-paced blackend metal scene with some faster crazed guitars entertwined.The guitars are razor sharp sounding  riffs and mixed with some fast blast beats that are really well played and some uncommon drum patterns not usually heard in black metal but Heretic,Cult,Redeemer make it work really well within their cold blackend sound.The vocals are semi gruff deep shriek and spoken type of vocals and some raspy vocals mixed in some of the songs.This is a black metal masterpiece and if your looking for something is pure black metal but doesn't follow any trends this is the release for you!
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Masada-Hideous  Rot  12"MLP {Blood Harvest Rec.}
 Masada is a new two man band featuring  Cazz Grant{Crucifier} on drums and vocals  and Chris Milwski on guitars and bass.Five tracks of  heavy,pure death metal with no gimmicks or trends.Cazz's drumming is done to perfection  ranging from aggressive and fast to more mid-paced and heavy paced patterns.As mentioned Cazz handles the vocal duties on Hideous Rot and they sound excellent with some low,deep growls that fit perfectly with Masda's raw,heavy death metal sound.Chris's guitar work  is excellent and well crafted  solo's and death and even some thrashy riffs mixed in.Defintly a must hear for all fans of old-school,raw uncompromising death metal
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Nekrofilth-Devils Breath  cd/lp  {Hells Headbangers  Rec.}
Nekrofilth's name surely fits the bands  music and style perfectly.Thirteen songs of vicious,ugly and dirty cross over tunes.I wasn't sure at first if I was gonna like the band but honestly the band does a great job of mixing and creating the styles of thrash,old-schcool punk,old-school grind and a little death metal and mixing in their own warped sense of humor the band serves us Devils Breath! If you are a "fan" of  old-school punk mixed raging  thrash/grindcore you will love this band band.A must have if your looking for something different other then the normal black/death metal of the scene.
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Sapremia-Autmn's Moon cd  {Butchered Rec.}
 Sapremia from New Jersey are a band that have been around the death/thrash scene for quite a few years now and Autmn's Moon is the band second full length.Nine tracks of ripping,aggressive death/thrash metal.This is how it should be done fast,heavy guitars pummeling,pounding drums that are catchy as well heavy and blasting fast.Sapremia are not all brutal,speed as the band slows to heavy mid-paced riffs and heavy mid-paced drums before picking up the pace again.Lou's vocals are a perfect fit with Sapremia's music as he has a gruff,raw death metal growl  highly recommended to anyone and everyone who enjoys aggressive,catchy death/thrash metal.
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Sarcofago-INRI LP {GreyHaze Rec.}
GreyHaze has re-released the 1987 classic on vinyl for the newer fans who might have missed it the first time and it and if your one who missed it the first time defintly don't make the same mistake twice.If you have never have never heard this piece of blackend heavy metal the music is very raw and fast sounding in the beginning it goes from slower music that builds to a dark mid-paced heavy metal paced tone before cutting loose a fast all out rage blackend heavy metal attack {remember this was released in 1987 so what most of us know as black metal today wasn't created yet} fast,raw sounding guitars,vocals that range from deeper demon sounding growls and high pitched screams.This release and band and release are highly regarded by both black and death metal bands,fans world wide for putting South American blackend death metal on the map and one listen you will understand why! if you have missed it and worship the elder gods of the eighties like venom,Bathory,Slayer etc... then you Need this in your collection as well.
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Trials-Malicious  Arts  7 inch {Nuclear  Winter Rec.}
Malicious Arts is the follow up  to last years debut "The Primordial Temple" Malicious Arts features two songs of classic sounding heavy metal mid tempo guitars with some killer metal riffs and solo's mixed in.Vocals are done in the traditional higher pitched scream but sound really good and don't come off annoying and fit Trials music nicely their is also deeper more melodic voice that is used in a few of the lines.This is a great release that should appeal to fans who appreciate the more traditional side of heavy metal I am defintly looking forward to hearing what this Swedish band has to offer the maniacs  of the underground.
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Triumph,Genius-Vsehorovnost  Je  Porazkou  Prevysujicich  LP {Iron Bonehead Rec.}
The Czech Republic  has always had a strong metal scene and Triumph,Genius are just another fine example of this great scene.Triumph,Genius are a duo playing  cold,hateful black metal.Fast guitars that are semi raw but not horribly probuced with some chaotic riffs and solo's.Blast beats that do slow to a mid-pace for short periods of time so the drummer can catch his breath before going right back into the violent hyperspeed.Vocals are a mix of gruff growls and higher pitched screams entertwined.A great black metal release defintly not to be missed by the old-school fanatics of the underground.
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The True Endless-Legacy Of Hate cd {Paragon Rec.}
Italy's The True Endless are back with a new black metal masterpiece,the musicians have created  some of the best violent,cold,uncompromising black metal I have heard in quite sometime vicious but quality written and,relentess drumming that is non-stop,chaotic and furious guitar riffs and some solos mixed in the insanity.The vocals are deep dark growls mixed with blackend screams that are a perfect match for The True Endless destructive,dark sound if you are familiar with this long running  Italian blackend horde you know what to expect but if you are new to The True Endless sound and enjoy  cold,violent straight forward black metal then The True Endless is a band you MUST hear.
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Vredehammer-Mintaka  Mcd  {Black Plague  Rec.}
Norway's  Vredehammer  are a band playing the classic style of early nineties norse black metal.The musicians Per Valla{guitars,drums,vocals} and Kristoffer Hansen{bass}  took great pride in the writing of the songs on Mintaka as you will hear in their delievery.Mid-paced raw gutars and drumming that have the cold and desolate atmosphere that a lot of the early black metal bands possessed.Per Valla is extremely well played with the guitar going from mid-paced riffs to a all out crazed fast riffs.The drumming is done quite well with some aggressive blast beats that slow to more controlled beats with the guitars. The vocals are extremely well done black metal screams and harsh,gruff screams.Vredhammer have created some of the best black metal to come out of Norway in quite a few years taking some of the influences of the early norse gods and combing it with their own ideas and ability to write memorable  black metal.
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