death metal

The Ominous Circle

January 9, 2017

Appalling Ascension
Dark matters
dB rating: 8/10

Slam 2016’s Coffin Lid Shut with Horror Pain Gore Death Productions

January 4, 2017

Celebrate the death of 2016 with Philly-based label/distro Horror Pain Gore Death Productions.

Demo:listen: Spectral Apparition

December 23, 2016

On this week’s Demo:listen, we are visited by the ghost of Underground Metal Present in the form of the UK’s Spectral Apparition.

Full Album Stream: Wake Up and Smell the Napalm with Dead War

December 21, 2016

War is hell, and hell sounds better than ever on Dead War’s The Triumph of Death.

STREAMING: Shaarimoth “Faceless Queen of Bloodstained Dreams”

December 19, 2016

Listen to Shaarimoth‘s excellent metal of death in “Faceless Queen of Bloodstained Dreams”. We’ve already bowed to our new god. Now, it’s your turn.

Track Premiere: Replacire – ‘Do Not Deviate’

December 15, 2016

Replacire is a noun to describe when your calculator figures out that songs need memorable riffs and interesting melodies. 

Video: Colosso – ‘In Memoriam’ Guitar Playthrough

December 12, 2016

Colosso writes huge death metal. Now you can watch Colosso play huge death metal. 


December 12, 2016

Mass extinction in A minor
dB rating: 8/10

Full Album Stream: Study “Ungodly Forms” with Sentient Horror

December 7, 2016

Class is in session, and old school death revivalists Sentient Horror are on the syllabus.

Video Premiere: Beheaded – ‘Beast Incarnate’

December 6, 2016

The new Beheaded album looks for a combination of sounds throughout the band’s career, including accompanying visuals that suit the music.


November 28, 2016

Echoes of Dismemberment
Hack ‘n’ slash flashbacks
dB rating: 8/10

Hour of Penance Debut First Song From ‘Cast The First Stone’

November 25, 2016

Hour of Penance continue their tradition of no-nonsense death metal as they prepare to Cast the First Stone. 

Track Premiere: Scum – ‘I Am Messiah’

November 21, 2016

Scum recorded Garden of Shadows 20 years ago. It never saw the light of day, but now it has been unearthed and prepared for release. 

Full Album Stream: Dead Conspiracy – ‘Dead Conspiracy’

November 11, 2016

Portland death thrashers Dead Conspiracy are about to release their first full-length since their 1987 formation. Hear it now before it hits the streets. 


November 7, 2016

Sepulchral Psalms from the Abyss of Torment
Inverted, they’ve lived their lives
dB rating: 8/10

Full Album Stream: Ruinous – ‘Graves of Ceaseless Death’

November 4, 2016

Ruinous combines old and new death metal elements on their debut, Graves of Ceaseless Death.  

Everlasting Death: Stream Totten Korps’ Supreme Commanders of Darkness

November 1, 2016

Fall to your knees before this full stream of Supreme Commanders of Darkness, full length #2 by Santiago’s death metal sacrificionados, Totten Korps—who’ve been lurking in the shadowy depths of the underground since ‘89!

Anaal Nathrakh

October 31, 2016

The Whole of the Law
Total fucking destruction
dB rating: 8/10

Entombed – “Clandestine”

October 27, 2016

Trying to follow the Swedish death metal institution’s lineup throughout the years takes more brain cells than anyone who has spent most of their life listening to Swedish death metal has left, so it’s a particularly gnarly conundrum.

Cadaveric Fumes

October 24, 2016

Dimensions Obscure
To elasticity and beyond!
dB rating: 8/10

Full Album Stream: Vorator – ‘Italic Raids’

October 20, 2016

There’s nothing gimmicky about the new Vorator. Italic Raids doesn’t come out until next week, but it is streaming right here. 

Immolation Unveil 25th Anniversary Re-recording of “Immolation” Via Decibel Flexi Series!

October 19, 2016

Death metal legends Immolation re-record legendary “Immolation” track for the not-so-legendary-but-still-pretty-cool Decibel Flexi Series. Hear it and snag a copy NOW. 

STREAMING: Deranged “Shivers Down Your Broken Spine”

October 17, 2016

There’s death metal. And there’s brutal death metal. While the line, for most laymen, is either blurred or non-existent, things ramp up quickly when Sweden’s Deranged feel like an album’s due. There’s death metal and then there’s Deranged! Five years in the making, following 2011’s barbaric Cut Carve Rip Serve, Deranged’s new album, Struck By A Murderous Siege, finds the Swedes in full-on rage mode. Throughout the group’s untethered ninth album, they bark rabidly and relentlessly, as if there’s no concept of an “off” switch.