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Title: Death Metal Thread
Post by: ReignInBloodyGore on October 29, 2017, 04:35:58 pm
Being that death metal is my favorite type of metal, I wanted to create a space for just death metal in which we can all post findings, favorites, and anything else death metal related.  I will be posting from time to time some of my favorite findings to share with you guys.  As with most metal genres, death metal is more than full of bands that don't stand out above the others, so I hope to help in sharing some of the better ones. 
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: ReignInBloodyGore on October 29, 2017, 04:38:26 pm
For my first post in this thread, I will share an album that has really kicked my ass this year!

Resurgency- No Worlds...Nor Gods Beyond (2017)
A lot of band names are thrown out in comparison to this band.  Often I see Morbid Angel's name thrown in.  There is much more to this band's sound than that, as you can hear some Deicide, Immolation, and much more.  Honestly, definitely going into my top 10 albums of the year list!
Check out a song here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDzwRHpV5Cw
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: Uncle Daddy on October 29, 2017, 05:43:25 pm
I'm not a big death metal follower but The Chills by Horrendous has had a really hard time making it off my playlist for quite some time.
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: ReignInBloodyGore on October 29, 2017, 06:07:53 pm
I'm not a big death metal follower but The Chills by Horrendous has had a really hard time making it off my playlist for quite some time.

That's cool. I like honesty. I actually kind of figure that most people on here aren't that into death Metal, but I also won't be surprised if that's a false feeling.
The Chills is a solid album indeed!  I also thoroughly enjoyed the follow up, Ecdysis. They appeal to people to like that early Entombed sound with more melodic sense. Therefore, you might want to try out Morbus Chron.  I might place them in a similar category as Horrendous, especially for the more progressive swing they bring to death Metal.
Cheers!
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: MetalMike on October 29, 2017, 08:02:01 pm
Horrified's 2nd and 3rd albums are quite good.
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: ReignInBloodyGore on October 29, 2017, 08:46:53 pm
Horrified's 2nd and 3rd albums are quite good.

I haven't listened to Horrified (Greece) or Horrified (UK).  Were you talking about them or were you also talking about Horrendous?

Either way, I now need to check out both bands Horrified. 
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: Sargon the Terrible on October 29, 2017, 10:58:08 pm
Right now I have been spinning:

Maat - Monuments to Enslave  Nile-styled tech Death
Phylactery - Necromancy Enthroned Really good Death/Thrash
Beneath - The Barren Throne
Aetheric - Serpents Beneath the Shrine Melodic Death with some great leads.
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: Luxi on October 29, 2017, 11:41:42 pm
Nice thread.

Being a Finn that I am, I would like to recommend people to check Malicious (https://maliciousfin.bandcamp.com/) out from my home turf!

They sound very much like Angelcorpse; wicked, fast & furious and brutally coming on our necks! Definitely a fuckin' kickass stuff...!!!  :super:

Just saw the band live playing here in Hell-sinki, Finland, this weekend - along with Exciter (Can), Venom Inc., Ranger, Bonehunter, Merciless (Swe), etc. What a sweet indoor Metal festival by the way!
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: ReignInBloodyGore on October 30, 2017, 12:22:12 am
Nice thread.

Being a Finn that I am, I would like to recommend people to check Malicious (https://maliciousfin.bandcamp.com/) out from my home turf!

They sound very much like Angelcorpse; wicked, fast & furious and brutally coming on our necks! Definitely a fuckin' kickass stuff...!!!  :super:

Just saw the band live playing here in Hell-sinki, Finland, this weekend - along with Exciter (Can), Venom Inc., Ranger, Bonehunter, Merciless (Swe), etc. What a sweet indoor Metal festival by the way!

Yeah man!  I found Malicious a few months back and fell in love.  That Angelcorpse comparison is great.  I also feel a bit of Morbid Angel in their sound.  Great band.  One of my favorite finds of this year. 
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: Luxi on October 30, 2017, 02:53:26 am
Another pretty cool Finnish Death Metal act below...  :thumbup:

PURTENANCE - "In the End Only Death Will Remain" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=eghP-bBg3NE)
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: MetalMike on October 30, 2017, 06:51:55 am
I haven't listened to Horrified (Greece) or Horrified (UK).  Were you talking about them or were you also talking about Horrendous?

Either way, I now need to check out both bands Horrified.

UK
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: BrunoRedSox on October 30, 2017, 07:35:02 am
Nice thread.

I've been spinning mainly 2017 albums, so my Death Metal choices have been heavily dictated by new releases. For the past few weeks I've been listening to:

The King Is Blind - We are the Parasite, We are the Cancer
Overoth - The Forgotten Tome
Septicflesh - Codex Omega
Phyrron - What Passes for Survival
River of Souls - The Well of Urd
Paganizer - Land of Weeping Souls
Maat - Monuments Will Enslave
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: ReignInBloodyGore on October 30, 2017, 12:16:29 pm
Nice thread.

I've been spinning mainly 2017 albums, so my Death Metal choices have been heavily dictated by new releases. For the past few weeks I've been listening to:

The King Is Blind - We are the Parasite, We are the Cancer
Overoth - The Forgotten Tome
Septicflesh - Codex Omega
Phyrron - What Passes for Survival
River of Souls - The Well of Urd
Paganizer - Land of Weeping Souls
Maat - Monuments Will Enslave

This is precisely one of the reasons I wanted a thread on here for death metal.  I have not heard any of those releases, although I've been aiming to listen to Maat for a while now.  So many death metal releases this year it's hard to catch them all!
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: ReignInBloodyGore on October 30, 2017, 12:21:15 pm
Coming out December 5th is the first album from a brand new band called Neocaesar, called "11:11." 
This band is calling my attention because of the unique quality that all of its members are ex-Sinister members.  So basically, these guys are Sinister 2.0.  And I think so far this album is sounding better than Sinister's release from earlier this year!  Check out this song, "From Hell," which captures that brutal and chaotic magic of earlier Sinister.  Especially glad about the vocalist being the same vocalist from Cross the Styx.
Listen:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBVZFw9H7oQ
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: Luxi on October 30, 2017, 01:41:47 pm
Anyone remember Swedish LUCIFERION, and specifically their brilliant debut album "Demonication (The Manifest)" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aezwKWHcka4) from 1994?

Fans of DEICIDE's first 3 albums should surely check this album out...!!!
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: Luxi on October 30, 2017, 01:50:14 pm
... And just one more for today: FALLEN CHRIST - "Abduction Ritual" (1996 album) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NJjHHebNck)

In my honest opinion one of the most wicked and satanic Death Metal albums recorded in the history of Death Metal ever!!!  :super:
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: PetrifiedNapkin on October 30, 2017, 02:33:15 pm
Nice thread.

I've been spinning mainly 2017 albums, so my Death Metal choices have been heavily dictated by new releases. For the past few weeks I've been listening to:

The King Is Blind - We are the Parasite, We are the Cancer
Overoth - The Forgotten Tome
Septicflesh - Codex Omega
Phyrron - What Passes for Survival
River of Souls - The Well of Urd
Paganizer - Land of Weeping Souls
Maat - Monuments Will Enslave

How is the new septic flesh? I've only heard Portrait of a headless man. Does it stack up to A Great Mass of Death?
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: BrunoRedSox on October 30, 2017, 04:28:48 pm
How is the new septic flesh? I've only heard Portrait of a headless man. Does it stack up to A Great Mass of Death?

I think it's on par with The Great Mass. I find it to be right on top of their discography, alongside The Great Mass and Sumerian Daemons, just a step below Communion. Fucking great album.
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: Sargon the Terrible on October 30, 2017, 05:06:31 pm
I think it's on par with The Great Mass. I find it to be right on top of their discography, alongside The Great Mass and Sumerian Daemons, just a step below Communion. Fucking great album.

My favorite is still Ophidian Wheel
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: Sirliftsalot48 on October 30, 2017, 08:04:27 pm
I just recently started listening to Skeletal Remains after someone recommended it.  They have a very similar sound to Consuming Impulse era Pestilence, which is certainly a good thing to me.  Some other good bands that may not be unknown but I don't see mentioned very often include Adramelech, Monstrosity, Demigod, Seance, and Mithras (Progressive Death Metal). This thread is full of really good recommendations.   :headbang:
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: ReignInBloodyGore on October 30, 2017, 09:25:48 pm
I just recently started listening to Skeletal Remains after someone recommended it.  They have a very similar sound to Consuming Impulse era Pestilence, which is certainly a good thing to me.  Some other good bands that may not be unknown but I don't see mentioned very often include Adramelech, Monstrosity, Demigod, Seance, and Mithras (Progressive Death Metal). This thread is full of really good recommendations.   :headbang:

I love Skeletal Remains, especially for their vocalist, who sounds a lot like John Tardy of Obituary, one of my favorite death metal vocalists.  Glad to see you enjoy some great acts like Monstrosity, Demigod, and Seance, among others. Have you ever listened to Gruesome's album called Savage Land?  It's my favorite metal album released in the last three years and for some reason based on your picks, I feel you'd like that album a ton. It's also my profile pic on here. Haha
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: Sirliftsalot48 on October 30, 2017, 10:20:15 pm
I love Skeletal Remains, especially for their vocalist, who sounds a lot like John Tardy of Obituary, one of my favorite death metal vocalists.  Glad to see you enjoy some great acts like Monstrosity, Demigod, and Seance, among others. Have you ever listened to Gruesome's album called Savage Land?  It's my favorite metal album released in the last three years and for some reason based on your picks, I feel you'd like that album a ton. It's also my profile pic on here. Haha
I'm a huge fan of Death, so I really like Gruesome since they pick up where Leprosy left off.
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: Luxi on October 30, 2017, 11:32:49 pm
I'm a huge fan of Death, so I really like Gruesome since they pick up where Leprosy left off.

Seconded.
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: Mjölnir on October 30, 2017, 11:37:36 pm
There's this Finnish Band called Scum that I really enjoy.  I never got around to their debut, and their demo was a more straightforward grindy kind of affair, but Purple Dreams and Magic Poems, odd name aside, is one of those lost classics of the genre that sort of sounds like an odd mix of Amon Amarth, Entombed, and even Eternal Tears of Sorrow in places.  Their long lost third album, Garden of Shadows, was recently released on their Bandcamp (I think, it's definitely somewhere), and it's also a solid slab of Melodic Death Metal.  I recommend giving them a listen without hesitation.
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: Luxi on October 31, 2017, 09:31:14 am
Back in the day Swedes did rule in Death Metal...

 :bow: CARNAGE's "Dark Recollections" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41eFRyDdFd4) is just sick 'n' heavy, C-R-U-S-H-I-N-G shit!!!
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: BrunoRedSox on October 31, 2017, 11:44:23 am
My favorite is still Ophidian Wheel

Oh yeah, that's one of their best, definitely!
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: ReignInBloodyGore on November 01, 2017, 01:05:38 pm
If this wonderful song/music video is any indication of the quality of the rest of the album, Enragement have a great album worthy of checking out.  This song here treads some familiar territory, but the songwriting is unique, and I appreciate the variety in the vocals over the course of the track.  The end of the song feels epic.  Check out this band!  Might be in my top 2017 albums if the rest of it holds up to the quality of this song/video.

Enragement- "Blood for the Sun God" 
Listen:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViY3NkjR7_M
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: Luxi on November 02, 2017, 12:07:19 am
If this wonderful song/music video is any indication of the quality of the rest of the album, Enragement have a great album worthy of checking out.  This song here treads some familiar territory, but the songwriting is unique, and I appreciate the variety in the vocals over the course of the track.  The end of the song feels epic.  Check out this band!  Might be in my top 2017 albums if the rest of it holds up to the quality of this song/video.

Enragement- "Blood for the Sun God" 
Listen:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViY3NkjR7_M

EDIT: Wow... They indeed sound killer; downright heavy, brutal, menacing, etc. - and definitely impressive as hell! Need to check the band's follow-up album out soon... Wasn't that impressed by their debut album though.  (http://www.metalcrypt.com/pages/review.php?revid=9179)   
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: ReignInBloodyGore on November 02, 2017, 01:39:49 pm
This being a death metal thread, it seems appropriate to post about the new Cannibal Corpse material.  I'm not quite into this as I was a few years back.  However, I still love my older CC albums.  This one sounds like Cannibal Corpse, which I suppose isn't a bad thing, but it doesn't really stand out either in my opinion.  But here's the latest single that was released by Metal Blade.
Listen:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ee75jnP26U

This does bring me to a question though...I wonder of all the fans on this site, what are your favorite albums by Cannibal Corpse?
My top 3 are probably:
1. Gore Obsessed
2. The Wretched Spawn
3. Bloodthirst
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: Sargon the Terrible on November 02, 2017, 02:00:23 pm
If this wonderful song/music video is any indication of the quality of the rest of the album, Enragement have a great album worthy of checking out.  This song here treads some familiar territory, but the songwriting is unique, and I appreciate the variety in the vocals over the course of the track.  The end of the song feels epic.  Check out this band!  Might be in my top 2017 albums if the rest of it holds up to the quality of this song/video.

Enragement- "Blood for the Sun God" 
Listen:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViY3NkjR7_M

Eh, not lighting me up.  Guitar sound is weak, riffs not really brutal enough.
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: Sirliftsalot48 on November 02, 2017, 07:13:13 pm
Top 3 Cannibal Corpse albums for me would be:

Vile
Tomb of the Mutilated
The Wretched Spawn

I really like Vile because I used to watch my DVD copy of the Monolith of Death tour a ton, which was filmed right after Vile came out.
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: ReignInBloodyGore on November 02, 2017, 11:41:55 pm
Top 3 Cannibal Corpse albums for me would be:

Vile
Tomb of the Mutilated
The Wretched Spawn

I really like Vile because I used to watch my DVD copy of the Monolith of Death tour a ton, which was filmed right after Vile came out.
Very nice!  I feel I need to revisit Vile because it is probably the album I've listened to the least due to having trouble connecting to its songs. But it's been a while and I likely will enjoy it more now. 
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: Luxi on November 03, 2017, 12:08:38 am
A pretty tough call to nail down my top 3 C.C. albums, but I think I will go with these...

1. The Bleeding
2. Vile
3. Kill


Looking forward to hearing their new album too (which I pre-ordered a while ago already).
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: Nosrac1691 on November 03, 2017, 01:12:15 am
1. The Bleeding
2. Kill
3. Bloodthirst

With Vile and Tomb of the Mutilated following close behind. 
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: Luxi on November 04, 2017, 02:53:48 am
The fans of bands like Insomnium and Wintersun specifically, I highly recommend to check this new band out from Finland, named EPHEMERALD (https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=78&v=na66-C2lkM8).
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: Luxi on November 04, 2017, 01:19:12 pm
Been in a Wolfheart (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0Z2-6aZoY4) mood the whole day... GREAT fuckin' shit!!!!
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: ReignInBloodyGore on November 05, 2017, 01:21:56 am
Thormenthor were a unique sounding death metal band who had a bunch of demos and an EP as well as two splits before finally releasing a full album in 1994, which was outstanding.  Progressive death metal is the name of the game, and although it gets a little bit repetitive, this band has a refreshing sound in my opinion.  Really worth checking out.
Listen:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sT2-Ep1dCR4
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: MetalMike on November 05, 2017, 06:33:28 am
I’m not the biggest Death Metal fan but have been enjoying Death Revenge, the latest from Exhumed recently.
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: ReignInBloodyGore on November 05, 2017, 10:49:17 am
Haemophagus are an excellent lesser-known deathgrind band who worships early Carcass just as much as Exhumed and Impaled.  Haemophagus's new album, Stream of Shadows, came out earlier this year and in my opinion is a real banger!  If you liked Exhumed's new album, definitely go check this one out.  Not too different, but with a more Altar's of Madness-era David Vincent vocal approach, and with some more experimental guitar work. 

Listen:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZ89wXpBnf4
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: BrunoRedSox on November 06, 2017, 01:48:41 pm
Been in a Wolfheart (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0Z2-6aZoY4) mood the whole day... GREAT fuckin' shit!!!!

Tyhjyys is one of the best albums of 2017 imo  :headbang:
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: BrunoRedSox on November 06, 2017, 01:51:50 pm
The fans of bands like Insomnium and Wintersun specifically, I highly recommend to check this new band out from Finland, named EPHEMERALD (https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=78&v=na66-C2lkM8).

Oh, I like it. When does the album come out?
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: Luxi on November 06, 2017, 11:37:00 pm
Oh, I like it. When does the album come out?

I just have no idea, sorry man. Many other people have asked the same from them as far as I know.
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: Luxi on November 06, 2017, 11:38:16 pm
Haemophagus are an excellent lesser-known deathgrind band who worships early Carcass just as much as Exhumed and Impaled.  Haemophagus's new album, Stream of Shadows, came out earlier this year and in my opinion is a real banger!  If you liked Exhumed's new album, definitely go check this one out.  Not too different, but with a more Altar's of Madness-era David Vincent vocal approach, and with some more experimental guitar work. 

Listen:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZ89wXpBnf4

This is some badass stuff... A very cool suggestion from you Micah! You know your stuff, no doubt!  :thumbup:
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: ReignInBloodyGore on November 07, 2017, 12:07:45 pm
Here's another strong 2017 Death Metal suggestion:

Norway's Execration released earlier this year the album called Return to the Void, which has my favorite cover art of all records released this year that I've seen so far.  To speak of the band's sound, you can expect extremely balanced mixing in which the bass plays a strong part and brings a punky atmosphere to the record, the drums vary from being very light in the mix sometimes with simple beats to full on blasts, all the while never covering the unique melodies from the guitars. 
This is Death Metal in the progressive realm, and it is also a grower of an album, as I enjoy it more each time I listen to it.  For me, a solid 4/5 for now. 

Listen:  Execration- "Cephalic Transmissions"  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpvZWQ-WT7Y
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: Luxi on November 07, 2017, 11:23:07 pm
Listen:  Execration- "Cephalic Transmissions"  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpvZWQ-WT7Y

This is all I get by clicking your suggested link: "This video is not available." Weird...
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: ReignInBloodyGore on November 08, 2017, 12:03:33 am
This is all I get by clicking your suggested link: "This video is not available." Weird...
Oh weird. I've experienced that with some things on YouTube. I think sometimes it's due to a regional thing and other times it's due to some YouTube playlist restriction. I posted the song because it's my favorite track, but there are others on YouTube from the album.
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: ReignInBloodyGore on November 08, 2017, 12:38:11 pm
Coming out in just two days is the brand new full-length from Sweden's Under the Church, an old school death metal band made with two members from the legendary Swedish death metal band Nirvana 2002.  I've just heard a little of this album so far, but what I can tell you guys is that it certainly doesn't bring anything new, but it sounds really great, and captures quite a bit of the magic of the classic releases of old Entombed.  So if you like that kind of sound, this album seems to be for you.  This track here is certainly keeping my attention.

Listen:  Under the Church- Wretched Disfigurement   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-wuDHlNsII
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: Luxi on November 08, 2017, 10:38:00 pm
Coming out in just two days is the brand new full-length from Sweden's Under the Church, an old school death metal band made with two members from the legendary Swedish death metal band Nirvana 2002.  I've just heard a little of this album so far, but what I can tell you guys is that it certainly doesn't bring anything new, but it sounds really great, and captures quite a bit of the magic of the classic releases of old Entombed.  So if you like that kind of sound, this album seems to be for you.  This track here is certainly keeping my attention.

Listen:  Under the Church- Wretched Disfigurement   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-wuDHlNsII

They sound really good... I have the band's previous album, which I liked a lot. Old school, down-tuned Swe-Death is the name of the game indeed...

Here's one of my favorites from the tape-trading times... Also from Sweden (hardly any surprise!) 

GOREMENT - "Human Relic" demo from 1991 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCoZDUJvmiI)
Grinding and putrid Death Metal a bit in the Xysma, Carcass, Disgrace, Carnage vein... Me likes!
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: ReignInBloodyGore on November 09, 2017, 01:37:17 pm
They sound really good... I have the band's previous album, which I liked a lot. Old school, down-tuned Swe-Death is the name of the game indeed...

Here's one of my favorites from the tape-trading times... Also from Sweden (hardly any surprise!) 

GOREMENT - "Human Relic" demo from 1991 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCoZDUJvmiI)
Grinding and putrid Death Metal a bit in the Xysma, Carcass, Disgrace, Carnage vein... Me likes!
Nice!  I hadn't really gotten too far into Gorement yet, although I have come to find that their full-length "The Ending Quest" is considered a perfect death metal record.  I guess I've gotta spend some time listening to Gorement now.  Thanks for sharing that.
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: ReignInBloodyGore on November 09, 2017, 01:48:55 pm
Living with Disfigurement is a band whose lack of followers I find very surprising.  Their 2015 album which I picked up, called Posthumous Indignities is very solid!  Less than 500 views for this album video, and less than 10 views on each song individually on youtube.  I sometimes feel a need to help spread the word about bands like this.  You'd expect some noisy and low-fi goregrind with a band name like this, but what you actually get is very well executed death metal with impressive and clean guitar solos, and diverse vocals.  Do give this one a spin.  I've been enjoying it for a couple of years now. 

Listen:  Living With Disfigurement- Posthumous Indignities    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rE6EipIB14E
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: ReignInBloodyGore on November 13, 2017, 12:38:41 pm
Autopsy are releasing their new EP called Puncturing the Grotesque on December 15th, and so far from what I can tell, it is solid work.  Autopsy are and have been in my top 5 bands for quite a long time now, so of course this EP will likely hit home with me.  This track has been receiving a lot of YouTube comments suggesting that this song points them in a Motorhead direction with its punky vibe, also perhaps more of an Abscess direction.  However you hear it, it is well worth the listen!  I'm going to be pre ordering this!

Listen:  Autopsy- "Puncturing the Grotesque"  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oqUkEU63uo
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: Luxi on November 13, 2017, 01:05:42 pm
Autopsy are releasing their new EP called Puncturing the Grotesque on December 15th, and so far from what I can tell, it is solid work.  Autopsy are and have been in my top 5 bands for quite a long time now, so of course this EP will likely hit home with me.  This track has been receiving a lot of YouTube comments suggesting that this song points them in a Motorhead direction with its punky vibe, also perhaps more of an Abscess direction.  However you hear it, it is well worth the listen!  I'm going to be pre ordering this!

Listen:  Autopsy- "Puncturing the Grotesque"  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oqUkEU63uo

There should be a fresh Autopsy interview coming up for the site relatively soon, dealing with some specific details regarding this new Autopsy EP + other things as well... What a coincidence you mentioned them in this thread now.  :thumbup:
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: ReignInBloodyGore on November 22, 2017, 11:56:42 am
This year's release by Sinister has become one of my favorite records of the year, and definitely for me is one of their best albums in a long time.  Also, check out MetalMike's review:  http://www.metalcrypt.com/pages/review.php?revid=9931

Considering how excited I was by the new band NeoCaesar, which features all ex-members of Sinister, I didn't expect to enjoy this new album so much.  Basically, Sinister and their former members have dominated the death metal scene for me this year. 

Check out this cool song, in which the band seems to explore even a Behemoth-esque sound:
Listen:  Sinister- Black Slithering Mass      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKu71k-0jB4
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: Dragonchaser on November 27, 2017, 10:43:11 am
Death metal is a genre I like to dip in and out of; it's particularly good during tough times. My favorite DM album is Necroticism by Carcass. I like all of their stuff, to be fair. Death had some cool albums back in the day, and you can't deny Altars Of Madness.

Like I said, during tough times, DM does the trick.
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: Luxi on November 29, 2017, 09:36:55 am
Here's some pretty obscure yet killer Death Metal from The Netherlands... DEATH SQUAD (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCenr4OpiWs)!!!

(https://www.hrrshop.de/bilder/produkte/gross/DEATH-SQUAD-Into-the-Crypt-Dying-Alone-DLP-BLACK.jpg)

Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: ReignInBloodyGore on November 30, 2017, 01:14:01 pm
Here's some pretty obscure yet killer Death Metal from The Netherlands... DEATH SQUAD (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCenr4OpiWs)!!!

(https://www.hrrshop.de/bilder/produkte/gross/DEATH-SQUAD-Into-the-Crypt-Dying-Alone-DLP-BLACK.jpg)

Thanks for sharing.  I've already listened to this quite a bit since you posted it.  With the Netherlands' death metal scene seeming to be so closely tied to Sinister and Asphyx, it's cool to see another that were great that isn't connected to any of those.  Haha
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: ReignInBloodyGore on December 01, 2017, 12:24:25 am
Greece's Necrovorous have released a killer death metal album this year on Dark Descent Records.  Honestly, I have heard a lot of forgettable death metal albums this year, as well as a good amount of solid ones, and this is one of the most solid death metal records I've heard all year.  The band really knows how to write, and occasionally goes for the more epic and masculine direction, rather than the guttural and gross place that I tend to like my death metal (Exhumed, Haemophagus, etc).  Not gonna throw out a lot of descriptors, but definitely have a listen to this song, as it truly displays the awesome effects of their writing style.

Listen: Necrovorous- The Sun Has Risen in a Land I No Longer See  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsE882GJ2QI
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: Luxi on December 02, 2017, 03:23:22 am
Greece's Necrovorous have released a killer death metal album this year on Dark Descent Records.  Honestly, I have heard a lot of forgettable death metal albums this year, as well as a good amount of solid ones, and this is one of the most solid death metal records I've heard all year.  The band really knows how to write, and occasionally goes for the more epic and masculine direction, rather than the guttural and gross place that I tend to like my death metal (Exhumed, Haemophagus, etc).  Not gonna throw out a lot of descriptors, but definitely have a listen to this song, as it truly displays the awesome effects of their writing style.

Listen: Necrovorous- The Sun Has Risen in a Land I No Longer See  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsE882GJ2QI

This was some great, fuckin' heavy shit... Thanks for recommending them here!  :thumbup:

How about Chicago's SINDROME (R.I.P.)? They were much more like a Thrash Metal band but had some proto Death Metal influences in their sound.

I just never get tired of listening their debut demo "Into the Halls of Extermination" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVRE4VxzX0g) from 1987. It's one of my favorite demos ever I must add...!!!
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: Luxi on December 04, 2017, 12:30:04 pm
Here's Swedish Death Metal troopers DEGIAL's "Predator Reign" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UN0NHybtA3w) album for all of you who dig bands like Necrovore, Fallen Christ, Angelcorpse and Morbid Angel's "Abominations..." era.
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: ReignInBloodyGore on December 04, 2017, 12:35:50 pm
This was some great, fuckin' heavy shit... Thanks for recommending them here!  :thumbup:

How about Chicago's SINDROME (R.I.P.)? They were much more like a Thrash Metal band but had some proto Death Metal influences in their sound.

I just never get tired of listening their debut demo "Into the Halls of Extermination" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVRE4VxzX0g) from 1987. It's one of my favorite demos ever I must add...!!!
Sindrome sounded awesome!  I listened to that a few times since you posted.  You seem to know all the secrets!  This is why I love the underground thrash and death metal realm.  It is so full of gems like this.  Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: Sargon the Terrible on December 06, 2017, 04:27:34 am
Hooded Menace just put out a new one.
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: Noumenon on December 07, 2017, 11:57:12 am
Listening to Morbid Angel's Gateways to Annihilation for the first time. I've listened to their first three albums for years and avoided the later stuff after hearing Heretic and deciding it was shit, but this is my first time hearing Gateways. It's funny to hear how influential this album has been. My first thought was, "Ah, that's where Behemoth got the sound for Zos Kia Kultus." I like Behemoth's woodsy black metal stuff better than their death metal output (yeah, I'm one of those three guys).

Gateways was the last MA album that wasn't a complete turd. What the fuck happened, Trey?
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: ReignInBloodyGore on December 08, 2017, 01:36:03 am
Listening to Morbid Angel's Gateways to Annihilation for the first time. I've listened to their first three albums for years and avoided the later stuff after hearing Heretic and deciding it was shit, but this is my first time hearing Gateways. It's funny to hear how influential this album has been. My first thought was, "Ah, that's where Behemoth got the sound for Zos Kia Kultus." I like Behemoth's woodsy black metal stuff better than their death metal output (yeah, I'm one of those three guys).

Gateways was the last MA album that wasn't a complete turd. What the fuck happened, Trey?
I personally didn't like Gateways and found it unlistenable. However, I am all about Altars of Madness. No album was similar to it in their discography.  And I also loved Covenant. For me, the last good album was Formulas Fatal to the Flesh, although I admit it has some boring moments for me on it.  I somehow didn't like Blessed are the Sick or Donination at all. 
Soon I'm going to get to hear the new MA album. I hope it's at least as good as Formulas.
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: Sargon the Terrible on December 08, 2017, 02:54:21 am
I personally didn't like Gateways and found it unlistenable. However, I am all about Altars of Madness. No album was similar to it in their discography.  And I also loved Covenant. For me, the last good album was Formulas Fatal to the Flesh, although I admit it has some boring moments for me on it.  I somehow didn't like Blessed are the Sick or Donination at all. 
Soon I'm going to get to hear the new MA album. I hope it's at least as good as Formulas.

It's not.
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: MetalCrypt on December 08, 2017, 05:50:39 am
I’ve listened to the new one a few times and it’s pretty damn bland.
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: Noumenon on December 08, 2017, 08:15:50 am
I know Altars and Blessed get a lot of press but my favorite from MA is Covenant. It's the plac where Trey's weird spidery guitar technique is still fully present, but more, I dunno, "mature?" I feel like he perfected his style on that album with World of Shit, God of Emptiness, etc, and never really approached that peak again. Not to say there was nothing good on Formulas but Trey peaked as a guitarist on Covenant.

I tried listening to their newest. I mean, I guess it's better than Illum Divina Shitpilus Clusterfuckans or whatever it was called. But I expect better out of MA than mediocre death metal, which is what the new album is. The legends have to do better than "don't suck and make rock-and-roll techno bullshit."

When an old band wants to return to form, they have to reinvent themselves while staying true to their old style, which is a pretty tall order. That's why so few of them do so successfully. An old band can't just return to their glory days and make an album just like old times, because that kind of effort is usually limp-wristed or disappointing because it lacks the context that made the old albums great. That's why Obituary, for example, doesn't impress with their "return to form" because that old sound they had kicked ass due to being cutting edge at the time, and it no longer is.

A successful re-invention or return to form looks something like Celtic Frost's Monotheist album. Monotheist kicked ass precisely because they returned to the spirit of their old music with a new aesthetic, and both were authentic, so we got a badass album out of it. And yeah, I think Monotheist is a worthy addition to CF's catalogue. I think it's on the same level as Morbid Tales or To Mega Therion, in the final analysis, because it's fundamentally the same thing with a different skin.
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: Luxi on December 08, 2017, 12:18:55 pm
I’ve listened to the new one a few times and it’s pretty damn bland.

Indeed... Nothing happens on this new M.A. record. What a pity!

Yes, it's heavy, brutal and all that - and naturally better than a disaster called Illud Divinum Insanus, but unfortunately that isn't saying much I am afraid...
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: ReignInBloodyGore on December 08, 2017, 12:26:26 pm
I know Altars and Blessed get a lot of press but my favorite from MA is Covenant. It's the plac where Trey's weird spidery guitar technique is still fully present, but more, I dunno, "mature?" I feel like he perfected his style on that album with World of Shit, God of Emptiness, etc, and never really approached that peak again. Not to say there was nothing good on Formulas but Trey peaked as a guitarist on Covenant.

I tried listening to their newest. I mean, I guess it's better than Illum Divina Shitpilus Clusterfuckans or whatever it was called. But I expect better out of MA than mediocre death metal, which is what the new album is. The legends have to do better than "don't suck and make rock-and-roll techno bullshit."

When an old band wants to return to form, they have to reinvent themselves while staying true to their old style, which is a pretty tall order. That's why so few of them do so successfully. An old band can't just return to their glory days and make an album just like old times, because that kind of effort is usually limp-wristed or disappointing because it lacks the context that made the old albums great. That's why Obituary, for example, doesn't impress with their "return to form" because that old sound they had kicked ass due to being cutting edge at the time, and it no longer is.

A successful re-invention or return to form looks something like Celtic Frost's Monotheist album. Monotheist kicked ass precisely because they returned to the spirit of their old music with a new aesthetic, and both were authentic, so we got a badass album out of it. And yeah, I think Monotheist is a worthy addition to CF's catalogue. I think it's on the same level as Morbid Tales or To Mega Therion, in the final analysis, because it's fundamentally the same thing with a different skin.

I fully agree with Covenant being more mature than Altars.  It is ultimately the guitarwork that put it high on my list.  Otherwise, I prefer Altars for the vocals and its slightly more thrash-oriented approach, being the big thrash fan I am. 

Speaking of Obituary's latest, that new album begins with two of their most solid tracks they've ever recorded.  Doesn't even sound like Obituary in some way.  But once track 3 hits, you go back into that slow and familiar territory, which as you suggested, doesn't have the same impact that it did back in the Slowly We Rot and Cause of Death days.  But damn was I impressed with the first two tracks off the new one!!!

Yeah...I've heard snips of the new Morbid Angel already, and bland is about as good as I can describe it.  Sigh.  To be honest, I didn't expect anything good anyway, but there's always a hope.
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: Luxi on December 09, 2017, 01:39:27 pm
Here's excellent Deathgrind from Finland... GALVANIZER is the name of these Finnish deathgrinders - and here's a teaser video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3ipW9bwIcs) for their upcoming debut album, titled Sanguine Vigil, to be released early 2018.
Title: Re: Death Metal Thread
Post by: Luxi on December 10, 2017, 03:56:35 am
Los Angeles, CA based Death Metal outfit is definitely worth checking out...

RISE - Opus Requiem (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-hldKW0kHI)