Sunday, March 25, 2018
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Though mostly unknown in US territory, Mexican quartet Question have been polluting the underground since 2010. Now, after one demo, an EP and a full-length on their backs their sound seems to have radically morphed into an archaic shape; here gnarly riffs twist and turn like beasts on fire while maniacal vocals spit tales of life, death and the unknown. Here lie Question as we will know them from this point forward. (ltd. 200 copies)
Toilet Ov Hell: Question possess that impressive quality of being able to play parts that ostensibly feel unhinged and unpredictable within songs that retain a remarkable degree of fluidity. The momentum of each riff transitions into the next without feeling overtly choppy or forced, which is oftentimes an unfortunate consequence of bands attempting this style of death metal. The final track, “Universal Path Of Disgrace” is the standout for me, and is over 6 minutes of noxious death metal dominance. This EP proves Question are a force to be reckoned with, not only within their region, but amongst the current death metal scene as a whole.
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Peruvian death metal lords Evil Priest are back with two extensive tracks of death metal purity. Now, with the Lima trio barely out of their teens, the band has consolidated a style of death metal that is reminiscent of early Death but with an ear for the arcane.
Limited to 150 copies / Pro Tapes / Pro Covers
Tape Wyrm: Since we are past any era of a genre resurgence, the classic death sound for Evil Priest is a thematic celebration of death metal’s most famous competent which is riffs and darkness. Guitar solos, 5th gear snare drumming, looming intros, and guttural vocals all make their appearance in a demo which sounds between here and 1991. Aside from the sound, Evil Priest is young and virulent enough to be a force which will be around for much longer as Black Seeds...of Creation sounds like the band is halfway having fun and half way really serious about this whole death thing.
Thursday, February 22, 2018
France's anonymous and occult entity Amnutseba delivered one of 2017's most enigmatic and dynamic black metal recordings, now, roughly seven months later, they are back with a two-song demo that offers an even more twisted interpretation of the most execrable of music subgenres. Step in once again and help yourself; as Amnutseba have morphed and have embraced a fuller, more bizarre and multidimensional sound.
Echoes and Dust: Demo II is a journey even further into the unknown, revealing sides of the Amnutseba’s music that were only hinted at before. If this is merely a teaser of what’s to come, it certainly suggests their, defiant, idiosyncratic, brand of darkness has a bright future.
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Holotna is the third recording and second release via Caligari Records for Finland's OBDUKTIO. Limited to 150 copies.
Six Noises: I saw bongos, flute, and mandolin listed as being used on their Holotna album. They're not your standard ingredients in a heavyweight crust album. But there's nothing homespun or folksy about Holotna. It's a hard and mean album, where growling death metal even makes an appearance. If anything, that more unusual instrumentation adds a darkly twisted psychedelic undercurrent.
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Friday, February 2, 2018
Cavernous and guttural to the core and with the intent to obsess over the worst life has given us. There is only one thing to look forward to: nothing.
Out on Tape & CD
Toilet Ov Hell: From the ritualistic tom-tumbling crescendo introduction onwards, Archaic Tomb set the tone perfectly for what is to follow; 25 minutes of malevolent mid-tempo death metal that doesn’t try to fool you with flashy fills or excessive theatrics, just solid riff after solid fucking riff.
Friday, January 26, 2018
Many Worship Satan, Satan Worships Us!
Indiana's bastard nefarious sons Orga slit throats and slash veins with a nihilistic and razor sharp sound that blends in the no fucks given attitude of fucked up raw punk with all the malevolence of lo fi black metal.
Out Now On Tape - 200 Copies
Monday, January 1, 2018
Friday, December 22, 2017
Finland's finest grinders are back with seven new tracks of sweet sublime savagery.
200 copies. Cassette. Out Now!
No Clean Singing: In a nutshell, Combat Grind is a savage, fleet-footed adrenaline beast. Over the course of six compact tracks and slightly less than 10 minutes of running time, the EP makes an explosive impact. The music has a raw, corrosive, filthy sound, which is matched by the raw, bestial, straight-for-the-throat, bullet-spitting vocal insanity. The songs dependably erupt in bursts of pure, crazed violence — with maniacal drumming that sounds like the thundering hooves of a stampede or the battering of a thousand fists, viciously swarming riffs, and freakish, face-searing solos.
Monday, December 11, 2017
Boia are going to crush their enemies with a necrometal debut demo called "Chivalry of Death". It sounds faster, louder, deadlier and more blasphemous than ever and it's inspired by all the obscure 80's & 90's metal and Manowar!
Krommak (Rituals and black spells);
Road Warrior (Necro strings);
Antiurban (Scorn Hammer);
Beppe D.P. (Sacrificed's Skinner).
WORSHIP METAL melding a crushing languid pace with blasts of necro-carnage! We all know this style works because its a decades old formula and sometimes a neanderthal trudge through time-honoured structures is all you need to get your head-a-banging! Fortunately, that’s exactly what Boia do….and they do it well!
CADAVER GARDEN: a blitzkrieg of a release as it hits you swiftly but just continues to beat you over the head with frenzied riffs, blood thirsty vocals and relentlessly blasting drums. Before you know it the entire release is over and you are reaching for the play button again and again for more and more torment and mayhem. As quick as this release is it is packed to the bursting point with solid, well constructed and performed death metal that you can’t get enough of. Chivalry of Death is an effort that you don’t mind listening to numerous times and re-snapping your neck to.
Monday, December 4, 2017
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore—
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
“’Tis some visitor,” I muttered, “tapping at my chamber door—
Only this and nothing more.”
POE - The Raven
Raw doomy dark rock from Sweden. First dose of hard driving post punk. All tracks by The Nameless Fools.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Caligari Records is proud to reissue the second demo by Finnish death thrashers Repression. Wretched Domain was initially self released in 2016 and distributed mostly locally.
The riffs are gnarly, and the atmosphere is spot on nasty. Also, the vocals remind of Demolition Hammer which give Wretched Domain a super thrashy vibe. Enjoy this obscure gem, soon to reach your stereo, if you desire so...
Out now on Caligari Records.
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Tonight this anonymous beast is back to claim what's his; the defiled throne of obscure surf rock. Where thunderous riffs crash against nasty waves of drums. Delicious licks shine in the night and reflect on the ocean with the grace of moonlight behind. Classic good ol' boys The Ventures even show up via a cover rendition of their classic, "The Bat", Coffin Haze has brought them back to life, the tubular life. Five tracks and stay around, for after the silence comes another nugget. Your patience will be rewarded.
And as always, Never Stop the Radness. Or Die!
Limited to 150 copies
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Astral Necrosis is the virgin recording and devirginizing demo by the Italian new masters of pernicious metal DEVOID OF THOUGHT.
The demo is called Astral Necrosis and it contains three tracks of exuberant technical proggy death thrash metal; in your face raw, each track here is shaped by riff salads of technique, dexterity and bestial fury, furious and convoluted drumming and cancerous throaty vocals that make Dave Mustaine sound like Lana del Rey.