Author: Mike

Brutal Hangs: Interview with Mouth of Sauron

Brutal Hangs: Interview with Mouth of Sauron

Well we did it ladies and gentlemen. We made it to the new year and with a new year comes new music! Brutal Tech duo Mouth of Sauron have been cooking up some new material after a brief hiatus and the boys are eager to unleash their newest offering onto the underground masses. We got...

Engulfed In the Maelstrom: An Exocrine Album Review

For the last 7 years, a storm has been brewing in the southwestern region of France. One which should be better known and feared for its potential to devastate and envelope the lands. That storm’s nomenclature is best known as Exocrine and after 7 years of existence offer their fourth studio effort entitled Maelstrom. I...

Nucleus: A Deeds of Flesh Album Review

We recently hit the two year anniversary of the passing of Unique Leader Records and Deeds of Flesh co-founder Erik Lindmark. A man who set out to do the absolute best for the underground scene, accomplishing this and more in the past two decades. Deeds of Flesh were always known to push the boundaries of...

Of Sunless Realms: An Inferi EP Review

If you don’t already know the name Inferi at this stage of the game I have to ask: who hurt you? Are you depressed and don’t have the motivation to listen to new music? Because I get it. Anyways I’m already digressing way too much. You’re reading this to get an in-depth look at the...

Enter the Collateral Dimension: A Coexistence Album Review

Italy: a beautiful country rich in culture, cuisine, and ironically some of the most intense, near-offensively brutal death metal to hit our ear holes and warm our thick metallic blood. Hour of Penance, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Hideous Divinity, Vomit the Soul, all of which have put Italy on the map as a hot-spot for extreme hyper-blasting...

Nuklearth: Cytotoxin Does it Again

It’s almost getting hard not to feel overwhelmed by the amount of albums coming out in succession, especially if you’re like me and find appreciation in way too many sub-sects of sub-genres of music. Can you blame people like us though? There’s so much to get lost in and an equally ineffable amount of opportunities...

Mara: Cult of Lilith’s Explosive Emergence

Mara: Cult of Lilith’s Explosive Emergence

As Thanksgiving came and went, I found myself more thankful for the small things in such a morose and uncertain time. Such as the fact that despite the many hindrances brought upon by the virus, 2020 has seen yet another wave of immensely talented acts putting their best foot forward with releases that, I dare...

Local Limelight: Tanner Poppitt of Madrost

Nearing the end of high school in Orange County, my friends would always talk about this band Madrost and how many times they’ve smoked with them before a show. One day after school they showed me the band’s classic headbanger: Zombie Grinder, and from then on I was a fan. I never got to catch...

In The Mind of Defeated Sanity: Q’s with Lille Gruber

Defeated Sanity is a name you can’t miss when delving into, what most would perceive as, some of the most important Brutal Death Metal bands active and alive today. Following the release of the band’s newest full length album: The Sanguinary Impetus, came a solid wave of positive critical acclaim unlike that of previous releases....

Let’s Talk Metal: Daniel Cece of Krosis

The Unique Leader roster has been putting out some especially eclectic styles of brutality as of late. One of which most worthy of mentioning is “A Memoir of Freewill” by the North Carolina Progressive Deathcore act Krosis, a beautifully crafted test of one’s musical psyche in it’s own right. Just before the start of the...