Diamanthian-Arcana Doctrina CD (Ossuary Industries). UK black /death/doom in the old vein of Morbid Angel, Immolation, and Demigod(Finland). Good stuff. Not breaking any new ground but personally I can't get enough of death metal when it's done this gloomy. Jeff Walker of Carcass fame drew the bands logo! http://www.myspace.com/diamanthian
The Wounded Kings-The Shadow Over Atlantis CD(I HATE). Yeah, well the doom scene already had a "Forest Of Equilibrium " come out. I'll pass on another. For whats it's worth, I do dig the music. The vocals...not so much.
Hellish Crossfire-Bloodrust Scythe CD(I HATE). Boring and flat thrash. When is this gay thrash revival going to pass!? The bio I got with the promo states thrash metal in comparison to the old German bands. I hear more Slayer than Sodom! More Possessed than Living Death! I can't recall one memorable riff from Hellish Crossfire. Cos that don't have any. Same ole' same ole'. Next...
Hateful, Impureza) 3 way split CDR(Nihilistic Holocaust)
Hellspawn from Poland play brutal death metal in the Morbid Angel style. Plenty of good blast beats and well placed solos to keep me interested. http://www.hellspawn.metal.pl/
Hateful from Italy remind me a bit of Suffocation. Nothing real special. http://www.myspace.com/hatefuldeathmetal
Impureza out of France play
Bleeding The Fist(Deep Vein, Bloody Sign, Oppression) 3 way split DYI CDR(Nihilistic Holocaust)
Bloody Sign is the best out of the lot. Well done Morbid Angel worship. Oppression was the odd man out here though, playing thrash metal ala Vio-lence, Sadus, and Anthrax. No thanks! http://www.myspace.com/deepveincryptic http://www.myspace.com/oppressionswe
Glaukom Synod-Hydrocephalizer/Obessism XXIII
Industrial, dark electro, extreme metal mixed with some moments of harsh noise are what can be found on these 2 release. Kinda like later Dissecting Table, S.M.E.S, Front line assembly, and Godflesh all thrown together. It has it's moments, some the harsher noise is cool but over all the cut-up sampling drives me nuts. http://www.myspace.com/glaukomsynod
Solid heavy blasting death metal. Kinda like a more edger Edge Of Sanity with some Dissection melody. I believe you can download their latest album for free still at their Myspace page!? http://www.myspace.com/beerbleeding
En Nihil began recording in 1994, and over the course of 3 years from 1994 to 1997 created a substantial amount of music stretching into every subgenre of the experimental realm. Everything from melodic "songs", tribal rhythms, ethereal drifts, dark ambient, chaotic harsh noise, rhythmic noise, cut-up sound collages, noise ambient, field recordings and so on, all of them with a dark, emotional side ranging from minimalism to detailed, heavily layered and intricate productions to pure improvisation. All of this illustrating a spectrum very few artists have explored this completely, and augmented every step of the way with an introspective understanding of personal darkness, the cryptic savagery of human emotion and the scrutiny of a critical mind looking at itself.