Hands of Thieves – Feasting on Dark Intentions

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Hands of Thieves is a five piece band from the United States. Their first ep ”Feasting on Dark Intentions” was released digitally about a year ago. On July 7, 2017 it was released on digipack cd format through Hellthrasher Productions. Four tracks are included in this release. The band’s music is a combination of black metal, grindcore and some sludge. It is of course seriously aggressive and brutal. It began with ”Wrath Weaver”. A fearsome beast roared in the dark. ”Violated at Heart” gave me the chills. In my opinion you should definitely check out this one. ”Sun Mocker” has some really cold black metal riffs. This is one massive and heavy as hell song. Last but not least we find ”Conduit of Grief”. Listening to this song one word came to mind and that is ‘epicness’. I loved it and i’d like to urge all of you to give it a listen. Overall, this ep is worth checking out. I personally enjoyed it thus i’d like to recommend it. They made a fan out of me and i’m sure the same will happen with you. Check out this link.

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Post Pulse – Halls of the Damned

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Post Pulse is a four piece, death metal band from Helsinki, Finland. Their debut album ”Halls of The Damned’ was released on May 26 through Inverse records. Nine tracks are included in this release. The band’s music combines death metal and groove metal. These guys here do not attempt to reinvent the wheel but through this album they deliver nine good written songs filled with nice riffs and cool death metal growls. Brutal yet melodic, this album will give you nine good reasons to bang your head really hard. I singled out many nice songs like ”When The Snakes Are Dead”, ”Final Goodbye” and ”Halls Of The Damned”. To be honest with you though the song i liked the most is ”Let It Burn”. Pay extra attention to this song. Especially if you’re an At The Gates fan. Overall i’d like to say that i enjoyed this album thus i’d like to recommend it. Post Pulse’s debut album needs to be heard loud. Here’s a link where you can also listen to ”Halls of The Damned”.

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.

10 essential death metal albums

Today i wanted to give you a list of ten essential death metal albums. There are obviously more than 100 essential death metal albums but these ten that comprise today’s list are also some of my favourite ones. So here goes. Albums go in no significant order.

Entombed – Left Hand Path

Morbid Angel – Blessed Are The Sick

Atheist – Unquestionable Presence

Autopsy – Severed Survival

At The Gates – The Red In The Sky Is Ours

Dismember – Like An Everflowing Stream

Bolt Thrower – War Master

Six Feet Under – Haunted

Darkthrone – Soulside Journey

Vader – The Ultimate Incantation

 

Artificial Brain – Infrared Horizon

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Long Island, New York-based sci-fi death metal quintet, Artificial Brain , will release their second album, ”Infrared Horizon”, through Profound Lore Records in April. The album was produced by Colin Marson at The Thousand Caves studio. Ten tracks are included in this release. So, today we’re reviewing a death metal album. Let’s do this. ”Infrared Horizon” sounds definitely brutal and raw. It stands out for its technicality as well as it its abyssic, eerie atmosphere. Artificial Brain play death metal but you can trace some black metal in their music.  This addition makes their music sound more cold and dark if you will. I must say i liked their vocals a lot. We’re talking about proper death metal growls. And of course here you’ll find many blastbeats that we all love. Lyrically this album deals with a  dystopian future in which robots and cyborgs have outlived human beings and who believe themselves to be not of creation of the long extinct humans but a more perfect evolution of them. So yes, in my opinion Artificial Brain’s music works as a perfect soundtrack for this kind of concept. Ten songs for a post apocalyptic dystopia. My favorite songs were ”Estranged From Orbit”, ”Infrared Horizon” and ”Vacant Explorer”. Overall, i have to say i liked this album and i believe that death metal fans are gonna like it as well. ”Infrared Horizon” will see release on CD, LP, and digital formats on April 21st.

Entombed’s best songs

Entombed is one of my favorite bands and i’ve been listening to their songs ever since. So today i wanted to give you a list of their ten best songs. Or what i consider to be their ten best songs if you will. So check it out. Songs go in random order. Here goes:

Wolverine Blues

Left Hand Path

Out of Hand

Sinners Bleed

Seeing Red

I For An Eye

Serpent Saints

Hollowman

Stranger Aeons

Wreckage