death metal

Artist: 
Whitechapel
Label: 
Metal Blade Records

This guy's voice is absolutely insane. The song is consistent with it's tempo. Rarely does the singer's voice change, even for "chorus" parts. Syncopated drums and guitar are the biggest highlight of this song. While the riff isn't brutal like many metal songs, it makes up for that by making it sound nasty. The lyric video for this song just has videos of saws and snakes and that is pretty much what this song sounds like. Overall, it is a very solid single for an album that I am now interested in.

Sounds Like: 
Death metal
Name: 
Colin Bauer
Date Reviewed: 
05/04/2016
Artist: 
Aborted
Label: 
Century Media Records

If you like death metal and you don't like Aborted, then you don't like death metal. This Belgian band of destroyers has been melting faces since 1995, and Retrogore is definitely a testament to their ability to create some fucking brutal shit. Chaos reigns supreme in this brain-smashing masterpiece of death metal.

Sounds Like: 
Haemorrhage
Sounds Like: 
Severe Torture
Name: 
Andrew Trujillo
Date Reviewed: 
04/18/2016
Artist: 
Death Angel
Label: 
Nuclear Blast Records

Old school thrash metallers Death Angel are back with their eighth studio album The Evil Divide and this track is the first single off of the album. "The Moth" seems to me to be quintessential Death Angel. For younger bands, or bands just starting up, the sound of true thrash metal solidified by the early greats of the genre is extremely hard to replicate, and this single shows why. Death Angel knows exactly what they're doing and produces some truly outstanding thrash in a world where many bands who try to do the same miss the mark entirely.

Sounds Like: 
Anthrax
Sounds Like: 
Bathory
Name: 
Andrew Trujillo
Date Reviewed: 
04/15/2016
Artist: 
Daemona
Label: 
Self-Released

For fans of the most brutal shit like Cannibal Corpse, Decapitated, and other death gods of today, Daemona and their single "The Demon Within" will blow your black converse and black socks off. I didn't think much of it when I first heard it, but the low-fi, hate-fuelled intensity that this track brings with it is hard to duplicate. The guitars growl just like you'd want them to, the drums carry an intense and mosh-worthy blast with them, and the vocals are the stuff of nightmares. There is definitely a demon within this band, and it is working to their benefit.

Sounds Like: 
Cannibal Corpse
Sounds Like: 
Decapitated
Name: 
Andrew Trujillo
Date Reviewed: 
03/09/2016
Artist: 
Souls Condemned
Label: 
Self-Released

Kingman, Arizona has given us one badass metal band. From the band's humble start in creator Danny Guerry's bedroom to the now four-man outfit, Souls Condemned has come a long way to deliver us some really heavy tracks. The first thing to note on this EP is the guitar work. Pretty much every song on here opens up with a really heavy-hitting riff that loops and grooves throughout the track, backed up perfectly with the drums, which give texture without getting in the way.

Sounds Like: 
Slow, almost sluggish death metal, with some groove and catchy guitar riffs
Name: 
Cullen Walsh
Date Reviewed: 
03/02/2016
Artist: 
Divinity
Label: 
Divinity Metal Records

Divinity makes some pretty stereotypical death metal on the first two tracks but then we are welcomed with 2 minutes of an acoustic guitar ballad. Acoustic guitars are the new black. This song sounds like riding a white stallion through a field filled with landmines. Anyway, this is what you would expect from any death metal band.

Sounds Like: 
Every Death Metal Band Ever
Name: 
Colin Bauer
Date Reviewed: 
02/23/2016
Artist: 
Fleshgod Apocalypse
Label: 
Nuclear Blast

Orchestra music and death metal. Italy. These things may seem like near random items put together, but they are actually the new Fleshgod Apocalypse album, off of which we got the track The Fool. Let's just say this track had me laughing as I listened to it. In the context of the full album, the cold open on The Fool is fantastic, and definitely not something I'd want to ruin for you here. Take a listen if you like death metal. Or if you're into a bit lighter music, the full album comes with a full orchestral version, which is also fantastic.

Sounds Like: 
Spawn of Posession
Sounds Like: 
Orchestral death metal, you get the idea
Name: 
Cullen Walsh
Date Reviewed: 
02/10/2016
Artist: 
Revocation
Label: 
Metal Blade Records

Before I begin, I feel the need to apologize for the few swear words I'll be using in this review. I'm sincerely sorry if such language offends anybody. However if you speak metalhead, you'll understand entirely what I'm trying to convey besides my lack of a sophisticated lexicon. Now that this is out of the way...

Sounds Like: 
If Megadeth and Black Dahlia Murder had a baby, it went through a punk/hardcore phase, and every single sound of worth from such a genre compressed into a perfect audible diamond.
Sounds Like: 
Awesomeness.
Name: 
Dethlateer
Date Reviewed: 
02/05/2016
Artist: 
Kult Mogil
Label: 
Pagan Records

Kult Mogil is from Tarnow, Poland and sounds like a really good mixture of doom metal and death metal. It’s a really interesting album, and honestly isn’t that long. Totally only 40 minutes long, it’s really good for radio. They don’t speak English but it doesn’t matter because the vocals – while minimal – still kick ass. This album honestly was confusing at first because it starts out really heavy and rough like death metal but melts into doom.

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