Category: Album Review

Album In Review: ANHEDONIA – Virulence

Who is ANHEDONIA?  Their name is fitting to the deathcore realm, meaning the inability to feel pleasure in normally, pleasurable activities. This heavy hitting 4 piece is from Central California, originally formed in mid 2017. Initially starting in the studio at Rapture Recordings in Hayward and growing into a culmination of unfaltering talent to include...

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Album In Review: Cattle Decapitation – Death Atlas

Overview:  San Diego’s Cattle Decapitation return with their 7th full length album Death Atlas on Metal Blade Records released on Black Friday November 29, 2019 featuring new members Belisario Dimuzio (Eukaryst) on guitar and Olivier Pinard (Origin) on bass.  Produced, mixed, and mastered by Dave Otero (Cephalic Carnage, Archspire, Allegion) at Denver’s Flatline Audio featuring artwork...

Album in Review : Blood Red Throne – Fit To Kill

Who is Blood Red Throne?  Blood Red Throne has been part of the Norwegian Death Metal scene for over 20 years. This is their 9th full length album to date. Their last album drop was in 2016 with Union of Flesh and Machine  They have become a well known staple in the death metal community...

Album In Review: Carnal Abhorrence – Gormandizing Rupture

Band: Carnal Abhorrence Album: Gormandizing Rupture # of Songs: 7 Released: July 30th, 2019 Genre: Brutal Death Metal Label: Realityfade Records Mixing/ Mastering : Tsuntsun Productions Members: Nick Loria – Vocals Vlad Carnage – Guitars AJ Lucas – Drums My first time hearing of this band was from the vocalist hitting me up after Chicago Domination Fest to...

Album in Review: Killswitch Engage – Atonement

Band: Killswitch Engage From: Massachusetts Album: Atonement # of Songs: 11 (wished there were more) Singles: 3 Released: June 25th, 2019 Genre: Metal Members: Jesse Leach – lead vocals Adam Dutkiewicz – guitar, backing vocals Joel Stroetzel – guitar, backing vocals Mike D’Antonio – bass guitar Justin Foley – drums First Things First Let’s get this out of the way;...

Album In Review: Puddle of Dudd

  Ahhh, yes. The “reality show” of rock n’ roll: Puddle of Mudd. Simple, bubble gum raunch that, like a fly continuously hitting a window pane, keeps coming back for more even though it’s absolute brain rot. Lacking any sort of substance, I’m pretty sure that the only reason they’ve had any success is because...

Album In Review: Because of the Brave

Band Name – Flaw Based In – Louisville, KY Project Name – Vol IV: Because of the Brave # of Songs – 10 (not enough) Members – Chris Volz – Vocals Tommy Gibbons – Guitar/Bass Rob Buttorff – Guitar Georges Octobous – Drums Label – Pavement Entertainment Release Date – July 19th, 2019 Genre –...

Album In Review: Pathology- Reborn to Kill

Who is Pathology?  Pathology comes from San Diego, CA an area I know pretty well considering I went to school in the North SD County area. These guys popped up right before I graduated, but I was not in the death metal scene quite yet. I discovered their music years later when they released The...

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Album Review: (Hed) Oui Oui!

(Hed) P.E. Album Review – Stampede Band Name – (Hed) P.E. Based In – Huntington Beach, CA Project Name – Stampede # of Songs – 10 Current Members –             M.C.U.D (Jared Gomez) –  Vocals             Major Trauma (Jeremiah Stratton) – Drums, Backing Vocals             Kid Bass (Kurt Blankenship) – Bass             D.J. Blackard –...

Album Review: 9ELECTRIC – Megalith

Artist/Band Name – 9ELECTRIC Based In – Los Angeles, CA  Project Name – Megalith  # of Songs – 8 Members – Ron Underwood – Vocals Mikey Lopez – Guitars Ginny Eck – Bass Nick Ramirez – Drums Produced and Engineered By – Shawn McGhee  Label – Pavement Entertainment Release Date – March 29th, 2019  Genre...