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EMBODIED TORMENT (Usa) Kyphonism Promo 2013. Self-released.
Horror. Torture. Hermetic.
Your corpse hasn't rendered all of its suffering yet.
We will tighten the internal barbedwires until global suffering ecstasy.

During this short promo you can hear an obscure and technical brutal death metal that takes tumultuous paths and could roughly remind of Mexican DISGORGE, DEFEATED SANITY, SKELETON OF GOD, with touches of Us-DISGORGE for more typical Us influences, and strange little twists on guitars.
From the 2 tracks (Intro and real song), I could say the listening impression isn't totally unlike ALTARS (Australia) or even PORTAL somewhere, but with clearly more brutal death metal roots.
Hopefully for your crucified hears, the whole isn't strictly focused on blasts and technicality, various tempos and variations on laceration and sulphur are included.
This is a bit too much of brutalization and technicals for my hears, but I must say I feel some improvement. Compared to their previous demo, the band seems to take a little more abstract approach and insert a bit more of "IMMOLATION" influences, which might turn into something quite interesting.
http://embodiedtorment.bandcamp.com

   

 

ENGULFED (Turkey) Through the Eternal Damnation Demo tape. 2013. GRAVPLASS PROPAGANDA Recs.
SUMMONING THE WINDS OF ETERNAL DAMNATION.
KARMACENTRIK CENTRIFUGAL WHIRLWINDS OF SEXXXSALVATION!
CLEANSING ALL ENLIGHTEN IMPURITY THROUGH VOLKANIK PURGE.
ALL THE LIBIDINOUS SPIKES OF EVIL ARE OUT.
THE SEMEN OF THE DEVIL WILL BE YOURS!
INFILTRATING AND MOLDERING THE FAITH FROM YOUR FLESH.

This band plays quite good obscure Death metal. Their style reminds me of early INCANTATION (First album) and other early American bands who played it obscure and unholy.
To sum up the whole of the maelstrom, let's say the core of their music materializes in a way close to old INCANTATION (But with a different atmosphere) while other influences are gathered here and there.
To describe this core deeper, I could say the corpse-bangers addicted to the caves of the underground for a while might also hear similarities with ENCABULOS ("Abandoning the flesh" MCD), SANGUIS IMPEREM and perhaps INFAMY's album (Both for some fast "At war" moments).
To speak about the orbiting influences, the band happens to play on polyphonies and doomy moments to diversify a bit the darkened verse, it makes it easier to approach the holy vagina and undertake a sulfurous infiltration (AhAh). There are also regular old school death (Rather Scandinavian) elements in the form of tremolos or "melodies", and a few fast 90's black metal touches appearing here and there, but these two tendencies remain rather a minority.
(Almost personal note: The infernal "Open the gates of hell" lead-guitars really seem to have something of DEATH's "Leprosy" or POSSESSED...)
I'm not sure if this band will last very long or shall become another incarnation (Half of the members were a part of BURIAL INVOCATION who was very close in the style, as far as I remember), but at least this is a very nice demo that infiltrates the holy virgin's vaginal skin in a very nice manner. Fans of obscure penetrating Death metal could request for more, and they would be right. Give us more darkened flesh!
Label: http://www.gravplass.org


 

ENVENOMED (Swe) Pestiferous tales Demo CDr'08.
And the old Swedish cadaver awoke again from his decades long locked tomb, to shred one more time his petrified scars and extract the morbid petrol of all malignant rumination.
Envenomed plays more Death thrashing metal from Sweden, embracing some very old influences, yet with a production that could let them sound like a pre-"Left hand path" recording. Think about early ENTOMBED/ NIHILIST, some thrash like ooold ENTOMBED or maybe MERCILESS (Demos) or even SORCERY, few old GRAVE gimmicks, black metallish vocals and a bit of SLAYER/ INFERNAL MAJESTY in the second song that contains something different (More thrash and hellish (Maybe with a zest of POSSESSED?)).
This contains some nice riffs and cool grooves, but it could be better: Some thrash riffs are quite stagnating (Or is it the beats?) and I feel like the band could be more energetic, or fast, in the playing... (They'd gain some power and impact!). I guess they're conscious of possible improvements since the best songs are in the beginning.
Time will tell if they achieve to develop influences and intensify the little moods contained in there...
http://www.myspace.com/envenomeddeathmetal

  

 

ERODED (Ita) Test the grace infliction Demo tape'07. THE THRESHOLD Records.
As the ubiquitous sufferings keep on growing...
ERODED isn't exactly a new band, but you might not have heard about them yet. Their old fashioned and dark Death metal could be defined as strongly influenced by the Scandinavian scene from the 90's; It takes both from the Swedish and Finnish styles, but doesn't count the aggression and HC/ Punk influences of the first while it's not as bizarre as the second. Most of the music is fast with the good old Death metal tempo, it's a bit more atmosphere than aggressiveness based. You quite often occur to hear slower patterns to embrace the doom.
To enter deeper into their abyss, I would quote records and bands such as DEMIGOD ("Slumber of sullen eyes"), the first IMMOLATION (Less intricate), the fast patterns of UNLEASHED (Where no life dwells), old DISMEMBER (Not the most melodic parts) or CARNAGE (without D-beats) and a bit of fast old GRAVE... With melodic touches like CEMETARY (An evil shade of grey) that could turn to something more doom à la early PARADISE LOST ("Lost paradise") or more Finnish in the same category.
The production is not Swedish sounding, it would rather feel like a normal old Death metal record: Downtuned guitars with not too aggressive textures and some deafness in the spectrums.
If this band was totally killer, I could have said they are "Putain de Death metal gicleurs" but it's not really the case, the band has some cool ideas and cool atmospheres, but they miss something really catchy or an aggressive thrill. So ERODED could be a cool band for Death metal worshippers who like it dark, but it's not a new revelation (yet?). If you want to compare, I prefer them a bit than their german homonymous.
http://www.myspace.com/eroded

 

 

  

 

ESSENCE BEYOND (Gre) Carnivalism Demo. 2014.
Check list:
-Are the guitars and drums an agglomeration of uber-technical senseless moments? No.
-Are there any mosh, core, groove or jump influences? No.
-Is this non stop blastbeat? No.
-Do the guitars and drums sound like real instruments? Yes.
-Is it possible to follow the development of a song without headache? Yes.
-Are there real riffs? Yes.
-Is there an atmosphere in the music? Yes.

Now this band has crossed my anti-bullshit firewall, I can talk further about their music.
ESSENCE BEYOND comes with a quite cool demo of quite technical brutal death metal, but composed and recorded in a manner that wouldn't displease those who like(d) beginning 2000's brutality.
Their songs remind me quite regularly of DEEDS OF FLESH (Rather "Mark of the legion"), with some SEVERE TORTURE, early NECROPHAGIST (Perhaps the first album, but I'd rather point the demo tape (Before they started playing too fast)), a bit of AD-MORTEM (Or other DEATH influenced, older tech death), and touches of DISGORGE (Usa) for more brutal moments.
The bass guitar is quite present, it doesn't bother me.
This remains quite technical brutal death, and wouldn't please those who never liked the style, but I find it cool to hear a band that does it "old school" in the genre (It's a big word... "Not so modern" might suit better, but the "modern" word is also too synonymous with the plasticized unlistenable), can provide some kind of warm atmosphere and throw in more epic moments from here and there.
It's a quite cool first demo in the genre.
http://essencebeyond.bandcamp.com


EXALTER (Bangladesh) Obituary for the living MCD. 2016. TRANSCENDING OBSCURITY Recs.
I wasn't too familiar with metal from Bangladesh, expect from a couple of old school death metal bands like ORATOR. Well, this quite new thrash metal band called EXALTER is a pleasant surprise, their style is close to 80's thrash but not in the rawest form.
While the first track is really close to SEPULTURA ("Beneath the remains") for the thrashing style, riffs, tempo changes, vocals (And even a bit the production), the second song is closer to old EXODUS (A bit more "punk" perhaps), and the third one comes back to the old SEPULTURA camp. Sometimes the band also reminded me of SODOM ("Persecution mania") or some SLAYER (Obviously).
Then you have 4 bonus songs from the first demo, it's almost the same style, perhaps a bit less complex?
This release contains quite cool thrashing metal, with nicely built songs, and vocals that sound quite great by moments (Reminds me a long time ago, when Max Cavalera sounded federative). EXALTER doesn't play the rawest or most aggressive form of thrash, and so they might not please those who need to vomit their guts and destruct their brains, but this is a quite cool band that might please fans of more controlled (But not wimpy) 80's thrash with a touch of Death metal.
https://exalter.bandcamp.com


 

EXANIMATVM (Chile) Diaboli gratia Demo tape. 2014. TILL YOU FUKKIN BLEED Recs.
Spiritual teleportation.
Consciousness of past centuries and ubiquitous voyeurism,
mental voyage at the core of the church!
Viewing hundreds of centuries of abuse and unnecessary flows of blood,
In the disguised names of power and rapacity.

The second demo of this Chilean band contains quite cool Death metal reminding me of mid old INCANTATION, for the obscure as well as the more epic moments, with elements of more old school traditional death metal, and a touch of occult black death (That might possibly remind the first GOAT MOLESTOR Demo).
I also found touches of MORBID ANGEL ("Domination") for more majestic riffs, and it feels they have something 90's in common with POISONOUS (Bra) (This might be due to the guitar production and some old death metal influences... Globally EXANIMATVM sounds less "brutal" and kicking).
The vocals are deep, low, and sound quite well... It's not raw or hateful, it's rather dark, like some kind of morbid messiah telling an obscure (Religious?) story.
The production is cool, quite natural and warm.
The second and third songs sound less "advanced" or "deep" than the first one which is more “mature”.
Some underground collectors might say "One more Incantation clone", but I think Exanimatvm doesn't sound exactly the same (At least they didn't abuse of candles, sulphur and new metal ov death).
This is not the most kicking kind of death metal, some peoples expecting burning satanic hell revenge and avulsions might be disappointed, but there's a good atmosphere that nicely counterbalances and lets me think this band should keep on evolving in this path.
Some improvements are possible, but it's a quite good demo.
http://www.reverbnation.com/exanimatvm

 

 

EYE GOUGER (Usa) Ass rotor/ As attack Tape. 2012. HEADSPLIT Recs.
The sewer brewer is patiently waiting in the obscure drains, because he knows your juicy cunt will finally fall in his dignity-flooding trap, and then the horny revenge will belong to him!
This tape colored with your flowing blood contains two grindcore records from the early 90's, including one that was never released. It’s a cool mix of angry old school grind and early death grind.
This sounds like a mixture of REPULSION, NAPALM DEATH ("Mentally murdered" MLp and some "Harmony corruption"), with a few riffs à la TERRORIZER (With less explosive stress). Angry bulldog vocals and heavy sound. It’s «bourrin» all the way. This is also said to sound like the MEAT SHITS but I don't remember that band's music. Some peepholes could hear some MUCUPURULENT ("Sicko baby", their only erection-providing record).and some ATROCITY (Us/ But with a less raw sound).
After a bunch of songs EYE GOUGER might sound a bit less obesegasmic, but you're always able to revert the bulldog and tickle its belly.
I didn't know EYE GOUGER, and this is a cool surprise! A cool tape for enjoyers of old school obese grind/ deathgrind cunt punch.
http://headsplitrecords.blogspot.com

 

 

 

 

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