Category: Album Review

Interviews from the Pit: Basilica

Oh yes, it is that time again my friends. Time for another interview from the pit! This time around, fellow contributor Scott Coonan and myself got to sit down for a beer and some great hangs with North Carolina Thrashcore powerhouse Basilica. The band released an absolutely mind-blowing debut full length back in February and...

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...

Album in Review: ABORTED – La Grande Masquerade

Overview: 2 years after their last full-length “Terrorvision” Belgian death metal masters ABORTED , in honor of 25 years as a band, release a brief 3 song ep (clocking in at only 11:50) entitled “La Grande Masquerade” on Century Media Records.  This EP contains 2 brand new tracks and an unreleased song from the “Terrorvision”...

Album in Review: Heaven Shall Burn – Of Truth & Sacrifice

Overview: Four years since their last album “Wanderer” Thurningia, Germany’s HEAVEN SHALL BURN return with their 10th full length album “Of Truth & Sacrifice” on Century Media Records. Released on March 20, 2020, this DOUBLE album features 19 songs at a total length of 97 minutes making it the bands longest album to date. This...