Khmer – Larga Sombra

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Khmer is a four piece band from Madrid, Spain. Their first full length album ”Larga Sombra” will see release on the 11th of August. Eight tracks will be included in this release. The band’s music is a more than excting blend of hardcore, crust punk and black metal. The first thing that made a huge impression on me is the album’s clean production. ”Larga Sombra” to me sounds immensely heavy and  i also dare to say imposing. Forgive me for i don’t speak any spanish. It begins with ”Larga Sombra”. It is a truly awesome song and one of my favourites from this album. ”Perdiste El Filo” is the album’s second song and so far all i can say is that i’m liking what i’m listening to. ”Corriendo Tras El Fuego” works like a bridge that takes us to the other parts of this album. ”El Ardor De La Crueldad” is one of my favourite songs from ”Larga Sombra”. Here you’ll find some really nice riffs. ”A Este Lado De La Luna” is cold as life. Hands down it’s a beast of a song. ”Soledad” stands out for its pitch dark atmosphere and really nice black metal riffs. Nevertheless ”Para Ver El Mundo Arder” was like a big slap in the face. I didn’t expect to find an Amenra-type song there but there’s no doubt in my mind that this is an excellent song and a great outro for this record. Khmer’s first full length album is one of the best albums i’ve listened to in months. It sounds fresh and inspired. In my opinion they have raised the bar really high on themselves. From us it’s a 9 out of 10. The album comes out in August. Here’s a link where you can have a first taste.

Welk – Sein

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Welk is a five piece band from Germany. Their new album ”Sein” is comprised of six tracks and it actually comes out today. It is really good so i thought we should say some words about it. The band’s music is a more than exciting combination of black metal, neo crust and hardcore. So the band introduces themselves to us through this darkened music of theirs. It begins with ”Urne”. This is definitely a really nice track with some stone cold riffs. ”Sonne” is the album’s second track and it doesn’t deviate at all from the tune that was set by the album’s first song. Atmospheric yet brutal, this song is already haunting my perosnal playlist. And then came ”Statue”, namely the album’s third song and a song that balances perfectly between black metal and hardcore. Surely a song you must listen to. I liked ”Ruhe” a lot. I loved how this unwordly atmosphere is being unveiled throughout this song. Last but not least we find ”Schlaf”. This is one of my favourite songs from ”Sein”. In my opinion it works as an excellent outro for this album. ”Sein” is another gem unearthed from the underground. I liked this album a lot so i’d like to recommend it. They made a fan out of me and i’m sure the same will happen with you. Definitely recommended for fans of Oathbreaker, Downfall of Gaia and Abest. Here’s a link where you can also listen to ”Sein”.

Full Of Hell – Trumpeting Ecstasy

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It took us a while but today we’re back with a new review. Let’s talk a bit about the new Full of Hell album. This band needs no big introduction. They were formed back in 2009 and since then they’ve been producing albums of hellish, overpowering music. The first Full of Hell album i ever listened to was the collaborative album they did with the japanese lord of the void. Yes, that album they did with Merzbow was trully something else. Their new album ”Trumpeting Ecstasy” was released this May by Profound Lore Records. First of all i’d like to say that the album’s cover artwork has made a huge impression on me. I think it’s one of the best album covers i’ve seen in a long time now. It’s simple and symmetric. It’s an image that leaves no room for misconceptions. Evil lies within. Eleven tracks are included in this album. In my opinion the listener gets the message from the very beginning. This is gonna get ugly. Once again grindcore blends ideally with black and death metal. So, yes this album sounds really brutal. It’s like an ongoing sonic storm that’s impossible to escape from. There’s definitely an imposing atmosphere throughout ”Trumpeting Ecstasy”. All of the album’s tracks hold immense amounts of raw power inside of them. Yet they feel like necessary parts of a certain procedure. I personally could not imagine this album without one of these eleven songs. Quite ecstatic about this album i’ll tell you what i think though. I think it is a great album. It’s definitely one of the best albums of this year so far. I sure as hell loved it and i have nothing negative to say about it whatsoever. In my opinion ”Trumpeting Ecstasy” gets a 9 out of 10. Here’s a link where you can also listen to this album.

Rest – Rest ep

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Rest is a four piece band from Udine, Italy. To be honest the only thing i knew about Udine was Udinese F.C. Nevertheless this is not a post about football. It’s about Rest and their self-titled, debut ep. Released in October 4, 2016, this ep includes five tracks. The band’s music is a more than exciting blend of hardcore, crust, black metal and sludge. Yes, their music is seriously heavy. In my opinion ”Rest” ep sounds really brutal and raw. However here you’ll find many doses of coldness, absolutely necessary to give you this feeling as if you’ re swimmimg in dark, murky waters. I liked all five songs, but my favourite ones would have to be ”I”, ”II” AND ”IV”. ”IV” is an awesome song and that’s hands down. Overall, an ep that’s really promising. I have an objection though. Is it me or their vocalist’s voice was a bit lowered? I mean there were some parts where i had to focus to listen to his vocals. However i’ll admit i enjoyed this ep and i would really like to listen to more songs from this band. Here’s a link where you can listen to ”Rest” ep.

Woe – Hope Attrition


Woe is a four piece, black metal band from the United States. Their new album ”Hope Attrition” was released on March 17 through Vendetta Records. Produced by Stephen DeAcutis (Evoken, Dim Mak) at Sound Spa Studios in Edison, New Jersey, this album includes seven tracks. ”Hope Attrition” is a concept album. As far as i’m aware this is a concept album,  a personal commentary on the chaos of the modern world. As it has already been mentioned the band plays black metal but you can trace a bit of death metal in their music. It was not hard for me to like their music. This soundtrack to a near dystopia starts with ”Unending Call Of Woe”. This is a really nice song and it also revealed to me a certain sense of epicness that can be found throughout this album. ”No Blood Has Honor” is what i’d like to call some good ol’ black metal. ”A Distant Epitaph” is your passage to the second part of this album. ”The Din Of The Mourning” is cold as fuck. It is also one of my favorite tracks from this album. Moving on we find ”The Ones We Lost”. This is another great song from this album, a bit depressive yet heavy and dark as hell. This sonic attack continues with ”Drown Us With Greatness”. I’m definitely down with this song. And last but not least we find ”Abject In Defeat”. Our epic journey has come to an end. Overall i can say that i enjoyed this one and that these guys have made a fan out of me. I would also like to recommend this album. This is our suggestion for today. Check out ”Hope Attrition”.