Slugdge – Dim & Slimeridden Kingdoms

From their name and song titles, you might have dismissed Slugdge as yet another band who tries to be funny. But although you would be partially right, there’s much more to them than that.

With a style of humour reminiscent of Vampire Squid, relying on puns and plays on words, like “Lettuce Prey”, which is found on their previous album “Gastronomicon”. The mollusc-worshipping blackened progressive death/sludge band is now at their third full-length album in as many years, and have truly refined their overall sound. The riffs are tighter and even more enthralling than before: I just feel the … Read more

Sutrah – Effervesce (Demo)

Sutrah just released a 2-song demo that will shake the prog/tech-death world. Coming from the capital of modern progressive death metal, Montreal, birthplace of other great acts like Beyond Creation and Unexpect†, Sutrah seems to take example on the first of the two bands mentioned: Beyond Creation. With a mixture of fast-paced, shred-heavy, fretless bass-laden progressive death metal. The two songs on their demo release show great promises! The musicianship, above all, is tight as hell and intricate all the way through the 12 minutes of Effervesce (Demo), and the songs are well-balanced and are never stale or unimaginative.… Read more

New song from Nylithia!

Nylithia, the British-Columbian so-called “hyperthrash” band who was supposed, back in June of 2011 to release one new song and video each month for a year for their full-length Hyperthrash album. However, things didn’t go as planned when delays began to pile up, and now we’ve been almost 3 years without news of them, since their last song released was the eponymous “Hyperthrash”, back in September of 2012. Fortunately, they seem to have plans for the album’s release pretty soon so let’s hope everything goes right!… Read more

Auric – Empty Seas

Auric is as sludgy as can be. With tinges of black and doom metal, this makes for a very oppressing record. It’s heavy, it’s ugly, and it’s scary.

The album starts off in your face, and it ends in your face, and there are very few moments of rest in-between (the first half of Stagnate being the most prominent one). I really like the atmospheres that are being brought in the music, just making you feel unwell. The last song, Rib Cage Prison, imports elements of post-metal too, giving to the song a different feel than the rest of … Read more

Review: Vetha – Rancid Or Acid

Listening to noise-sludge and microtonal Middle-Eastern folk-rave-metal songs, although infinitely entertaining and awesome, definitely can fatigue your ears and brains. So, let’s talk about a more standard metal album for once. But it’s a good one… And an independent slash underground band, so… that fits us pretty well still!

Vetha is a French trio playing as a quatuor (the guitarist and drummer recorded the bass on the album) groove metal band. Musically, it draws inspiration certainly from Pantera and the likes, and perhaps some more recent groove metal like some of the harder-hitting Periphery songs, or from bands like … Read more

News: Between the Buried and Me release Memory Palace

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