NUCLEAR AGGRESSOR Condemned to Rot Review at Zombie Ritual Zine

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NUCLEAR AGGRESSOR “Condemned to Rot”

Punishment 18 Records

It seems like this young band has been very active since the beginning. After numerous split productions, EPs and demos, they released this debut piece of violence made of music. Think of the most explicit, explosive and deadly side of Kreator (old albums), Destruction, Whiplash or Infernal Majesty. All tracks sound extremely poisonous and deadly. If you ask me, they are quite familiar with old demons and everything is tied by a natural perspective of aggression and destructive attitude. Also, all guitar lines are really noisy, and this fit excellent to the recording. I know that some of you will complain desperately because of the “old school” thrash metal revival sounding here, but believe me, the band knows the business and they are good. My favorite tracks is “Ultra-violent Nightmare” which is a red track forged in rage, aggression and necrosis. Guitar riffs are completely chaotic and infernal. It will blow your head away. I hope to see more news from these guys in the near future. – Victor Varas

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STELLAR MASTER ELITE II: Destructive Interference Generator Review at Zombie Ritual Zine

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STELLAR MASTER ELITE “II: Destructive Interference Generator”

Exciter Records

This is an excellent piece of black metal forged in flames of occultism, fog and doomed tunes. Coming from Germany, these musicians recorded the second manifestation with intense power and mystical atmospheres which landed in great guitar riffs and oversized dark. Actually, all structures are basic and seems like they go right to the point, but they also give opportunity to the compositions to look for sophistication and classic vibes. Also, the music takes your perspective of aggressive tunes and it shows a deep place of your mind. All instruments sound clear and have great arrangements, tied by a kind of cosmic atmosphere (if you know what I mean) and ominous guitar lines. This is the kind of albums that are influenced by old doom metal acts like My Dying bride, Anathema, etc. But, they are also quite influenced by progressive rock, and some tracks include interesting intros with chords, acoustic arpeggios, etc. The band steps into modernity, and they don’t fall into mistakes. They have really good tastes. It’s a black metal recommended for every matured metalhead, 40 years older at least. – Victor Varas.

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LONEWOLF Army Of The Damned vinyl LP OUT NOW !!!

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Dear Hardrockers, Hellraisers, Beerdrinkers & other Goatworshippers !

We’re really proud to announce that the new & FIRST VINYL release ever on INFERNÖ Records is now OUT !!!

LONEWOLFArmy Of The Damned” is NOW available on VINYL format and is limited to 300 copies worldwide

(150 on regular BLACK vinyl, 150 on BLUE vinyl) and comes with inserts with lyrics, pics…

You can now order your copy from our webshop http://www.inferno-records.net/mailorder/12-lps.html

Info:

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Issue 4 of Slowly We Rot Fanzine out now!

Slowly we rot fanzine out now

The 4th issue of Transylvania / Romania based fanzine Slowly We Rot is out now!

Featuring interviews with: Cancer, Lifeless, Birth AD, Repulsion, Angerseed, Bethlehem, Carnal Ghoul / Decayed / Desaster / Metalucifer / Trinitas, Ultra Violence, Mortuorial Eclipse and Romanian Thrash Metal Club, more than 150 audio and zine reviews, the usual Rising Demons section (interviews with upcoming promising acts: Barzakh, Blood Tribe, BloodOath, Frigoris, I Am The Trireme, Inverticrux, Motor, Nekrodeus, Valinor and Walking Dead Suicide), Merchants of Death section (interviews with Extreme Metal labels: Glorious North, Hellprod, Infinite Regress and Katoptron IX) and Romanian Attack section (reviews of the latest Romanian Extreme Metal releases). All this in 64 English written, professionally printed, glossy pages, A4 format.

Slowly We Rot #4 comes together with a free Extreme Metal compilation CD featuring: Motor, Inverticrux, Bloodington, BloodOath, Blood Tribe, My Funeral, Valinor, Wall Of The Eyeless, Walking Dead Suicide, United By Hate, Fumigation, Garden Of Grief, Frigoris, I Am The Trireme, Sawhill Sacrifice and Path Ov Amok.

Get in touch for your copy now: swrzine(at)yahoo.com

ARGUS Beyond the Martyrs Review at Zombie Ritual Zine

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ARGUS “Beyond the Martyrs”

Cruz Del Sur Music

Don’t confuse with Mexican cult band where Raul Greñas (Luzbel) recorded two albums in the 80’s. This American band is active since 2005 and they play the most epic, solid and heavy doom metal I have heard this year. Everything is tied with excellent guitar riffs and excellent vocal lines. Actually, vocalist Butch Balich is a great discovery of this year, and he truly transmits the spirit of old bands of obscured heavy metal and Epic metal feeling, like Candlemass,  Manilla Road, Black Sabbath (of course) etc. Music is simply and effective, as they focused in strong melodies and powerful structures. My favorite track is “Four Candles Burning” which is an excellent piece of Epic heavy metal in the purest essence of the genre. Of course, it seems like these guys have experience in the business and the music speaks itself. This is not for conventional listeners, and is not for those who are looking for gratuitous-mainstream-pop heavy metal singers. All tracks are forged in the flames of obscured heavy metal and everything is in the right place. It’s a very recommended for alopecic motherfuckers, and who like thick metal music running through their veins. – Victor Varas

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News from TOTAL METAL RECORDS and METAL SCRAP RECORDS !!

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TOTAL METAL RECORDS announces the pre-order of the new release MEMORAIN “Seven Sacrifices”/CD

The seventh full-length album by the Greek Thrash Metal band.

Memorain delivers oldschool Thrash Metal with a modern touch. The album contains eleven strong songs in a high speed tempo with aggressive and melodic touch, the same time. Taking the finest elements of Thrash and Speed Metal and mix them in an amazing result, and a combination of classic. Metal structures crafted with modern elements!

From the first until the last song, “Seven Sacrifices”, is characterized by excessive force and slapdash pace, that makes the album must have for all the fans of Thrash Metal!!

Special guest appearances by: David Ellefson (Megadeth), Jed Simon (Strapping Young Lad) and Michael Gilberd (Flotsam And Jetsam)!!!

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METAL SCRAP RECORDS announces the pre-order of the new release RAM-PAGE “The Depths Of Rage” /CD/

The third full-length album of Russian Thrash / Death Metal band.

The Depths Of Rage” – strong Metal slaughter, riched by plexuses of Thrash and Death Metal. Music has become even faster and more aggressive, in addition to all, complementing with ferocious screaming.

The album features 12 killing tracks, different in tempo and level of rigidity, but in spite of the band’s emphasis on the severity of the sound, melodic enough.

The album recorded at one of the best studios in Moscow – Play Studio.

Eugene Postebaylo, known for his work with covers Deicide, had a hand in design of the booklet.

Perfect artwork of the album, like the last time, belongs to the hand of Aurora Wagner. The disc itself is decorated with collector’s pit-art.

For fans of: Exodus, Kreator, Death, Slayer.

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BUKOWSKI FAMILY Umpleasantries Abundant EP Review at Zombie Ritual Zine

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BUKOWSKI FAMILY “Umpleasantries Abundant” EP

Artifical God Productions

Some months ago I reviewed an old EP from these crazy Hungarians and I remember they really leaved a good taste in the mouth. This is the new release and as I can see, they don’t like much long releases. Again, I find a very aggressive and solid death metal full of low tuned riffs and tenebrous melodies. Actually, I hear the sound of the band more consolidated as well as composition is based in horror concept and tenebrous stuff. They are quite influenced by brutal death metal, but I think they are still looking for a particular atmosphere. If you ask me, they composed an excellent track “Fountain of Woe”, which is a mid-pace melodic death metal fed by sinister lines and obscured atmospheres in the backyard. This is one of those tracks that catch the essence of pure death and rotten flesh. As aforementioned, this band is looking for an own sound and they are composing very interesting things. It’s recommended for those lovers of twisted bands. – Victor Varas

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MOONFROST ´ZINE No. XI is out now!

MoonFrost zine Portada  XI

Includes chats with Hendrik Möbus de DARKER THAN BLACK RECORDS / (Ex member from ABSURD, CHAOSWOLF (MEX), FOREVER PLAGUED RECORDS (Usa), UTUK XUL (COL), LIKVANN (NOR), BRIARGH (ESP), NOKTURNE (USA), plus an article about “La visión de los vencidos”, written by Lord Marganor, reviews, etc.
All written in Spanish!!
Includes a CD-R compilation with bands: ERESHKIGAL (MEX), FAETHON (GRE), NEFAS TERRA (RUS), BESATT (POL), SUICIDAL NAZARETH (MEX),SEVENTH GENOCIDE (ITAL), BRIARGH (ESP), XERIÓN (ESP), HORDAGAARD (NOR), FOREST OF DOOM (MEX), NAER MATARON (GRE), DOOM OF VALYRIA y RAVNKALD (MEX/USA/NOR).
Only 200 Hand numbered COPIES!!!!!!

More info:

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RANDOMORDER The Forbidden Knowledge Review at Zombie Ritual Zine

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RANDOMORDER “The Forbidden Knowledge”

EBM Records

Before you say that the new wave of trendy thrash metal bands is kicking your balls to death, you should listen to new talented bands, specially coming from Australian lands. This is an excellent example of a band who is looking for own personality by creating solid guitar riffs with the most poisonous and metallic essence. If you ask me, this debut album sounds pretty matured and with high skills. Everything is tied by a style based in 80’s thrash metal sound coming from America, like in track “Dark Science“, but these gang tried to add effective elements of aggressive spirit and a reloaded weight of technical stuff. The result sounds very good and you will feel hot blood running through your veins at the end. Actually, the whole album has good references to old thrash metal music, but as aforementioned, the musicians know what they are doing and also they are looking for own self-influenced style. My favorite track is “Exiled” which is a brave demonstration of aggressive guitar riffs, different sections and a true sonic nightmare in the loudest sense of music. This is another hit point for EBM Records you don’t want to miss, really!! – Victor Varas

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