Tag Archives: Relapse

Zombi – Escape Velocity

The new album Velocity Escape by the Italian duo Zombi is an anachronistic case. First of all the music is all about 80’s electro-pop. Then the songs are mostly based on monotonic synthesizer sequences reminding me of Tangerine Dream. Adding to this all tracks are instrumentals so the music concentrates on the beats rather than anything else. Continue reading


Cephalic Carnage – Anomalies

Cephalic Carnage are known for their highly original take on grindcore, death metal, jazz and a host of other influences. Anomalies is their fourth full length album and it’s a slight change of pace compared to its high octane predecessors. Let’s take a closer look. Continue reading

Cephalic Carnage – Xenosapien

Xenosapien is the fifth studio album by these Dutch vegetable loving grinders from Denver, Colorado. They’re known for their amazing ability to mix influences from different genres within the confines of their sound and combine that with stellar musicianship. Let’s take a dive in the dazzling world of Cephalic Carnage and their Xenosapien album. Continue reading

Interview With Obscura

One of the highlights so far this year is the new album by German technical death metal outfit Obscura. The album is called Omnivium and it’s quite a dazzling musical adventure into the realm of progressive death metal. On behalf of the band drummer Hannes Grossmann happily answered all my questions regarding Omnivium, the writing and recording process and the releases he’s looking forward this year… Continue reading

Obscura – Omnivium

Omnivium by German technical death metal band Obscura is one of the most highly anticipated releases of this year. Two years ago they managed to cause quite a stir with Cosmogenesis, their second album. It was stuck to the brim with virtuoso death metal captured in very memorable songs. Omnivium marks the return of Steffen Kummerer and Co, so let’s see whether they’re to maintain their position as one of the best bands within the genre. Continue reading

Obscura – Cosmogenesis

Obscura is a German technical death metal band with (former) members of Necrophagist and Pestilence. All members have an formal qualification in music, which clearly shows on the musical exploits of their dynamite second album, entitled Cosmogenesis. Let’s take a closer look. Continue reading

Bloodiest – Descent

Some time ago I did an interview with Bruce Lamont of Yakuza and Circle Of Animals fame. He mentioned that his latest project/band, called Bloodiest, was about to release its debut album. Well, here it is under the guise of Descent. As is the case with many Bruce Lamont projects it’s highly original and thought provoking and you need to give it at least ten spins before the music starts to sink in… Continue reading

Red Fang – Murder The Mountains

Retro never gets out of style, as the saying goes. Apparently it’s fashionable again to play dirty seventies inspired heavy rock. The recent success of Valiant Thorr and Kvelertak is based on that revival. Portland based Red Fang try to get their piece of the action with their latest album, entitled Murder The Mountains. Let’s take a closer look. Continue reading

Indian – Guiltless

Indian are a Chicago (USA) based band and they’re specialised in relentless and uncompromising doom metal. After having released several albums and EP’s on the Seventh Seal label they’ve signed with Relapse for their upcoming record, entitled Guiltless. Let’s focus on the crushing power of their latest album. Continue reading

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