Was it unexpected ? Was it a surprise ? No, not at all; it was extremely expected that the new Death Engine album would be a total blast. I was in a state of high anticipation for the release of this full-length, because their first EP Amen was, you guessed it, a
2014’s Prophetic Oration of Self caught the ears of Dark Descent Records boss Matt Calvert, prompting him to release Ghoulgotha’s first full-length album early this year. Prophetic Oration of Self was just a teaser into what this band is capable of. Enter The Deathmass Cloak, Ghoulgotha’s best work thus far.
The first time I saw Iron Lung was in storage unit somewhere in Phoenix called the Wall Street. I mainly went to the show to see Iron Lung and Magnum Force, but my friends kept mentioning this band called Gay Kiss who was also playing the show. I always make
The next in a line of upper-tier old-school death metal reviews for the CVLT. What we have here is a band called Atavisma and their Where Wolves Once Dwelled mini-album. Some Swedeath doom perhaps. More labels for the uninitiated. If it helps, the guitar grit is buzzsaw-riffic in the Swedeath
Lvthn’s Adversarialism isn’t a polarizing listen for any black metal fan. Influenced by second wave style black metal, they have released this caustic two song EP with little fanfare and marketing magic. Lvthn’s Adversarialism is an ode to raw black metal, tributary without sounding hackneyed. If you’re looking for groove or doom,
Corpse paint might be fading from the new crop of black metal bands. With black metal’s inverted cross-pollination taking hold with in the metal genre, the attitude and philosophy many black metal artists claim to be as important as the music is not where the influence is taking hold. So