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IGNIVOMOUS (Australia) Path of attrition Demo tape’07.
Yes! Impure and soul-carnivorous obscure Death metal with a real raw assault à la INCANTATION ("Mortal throne of Nazarene") and necroharmonies of pain à la old IMMOLATION. This will surely sound relentless and dolorous for the weak melodic brewers of life-metal milk, for the simple reason it's played the morbid and ancient way that aims to reanimate the deeply inhuman and monstrous forces that annihilate human existence. And it's not only s superficial necro-gimmick, no, atmosphere from the depths can be felt, as well as some claustrophobic impious feelings and moments of bestial blasting battles.
Visions of DECREPIT, DARKLORD (Minus majesty and keyboards) or BOLT THROWER (Very early) also occur to abominate my putrid skull.
IGNIVOMOUS is a fucking promising ancient raw Death metal council from the sarcastic and dry chaotic tombs! Perfect for fans of old INCANTATION/ IMMOLATION. Hailz pure fucking Death!
http://www.myspace.com/ignivomousmetal

 

 

IMMOLATED (Bra) Pleasure of flesh Demo CDr'06. DERANGED FOR LEFTOVERS Recs.
No jokes, no surprises. When a death metal band from brazil choose to play it fast, you already imagine how it will taste: Impious and unrelentless... Almost always blasting death influenced by ANGEL CORPSE, MORBID ANGEL, REBAELLIUM, with touches of GOD DETHRONED's 2nd and 3rd album (For more "melodic" guitars)... Some (heavier) moments reminds me of french BYATIS (Rip) while the more technical approaches sound like the "blurry" moments of HATE ETERNAL.To some extent they could be linked to DISFORTERROR but the mood for war isn't exactly the same.
The low pitched vocals differ a bit from other bands in the style, it comes much more from the cavern: Imagine old INCANTATION (Pillard era) with touches of Chris Barnes on "Tomb of the mutilated"...
This demo contains some quite cool riffings, while some guitars don't particularly shred the beer-sack... All in all it could sound quite efficient in the hears of those who like quite undigestable blasting and hellish death... As far as I'm concerned the problem lies in the fact IMMOLATED often wants to be super fast, or their drummer wants to blast at all costs (It gets kinda "not-very-tight" by moments) and it turns to be quite repetitive or mind-loosing after a while... If they used few old styled Death metal beats or touches of doom from hell they might sound more efficient...
The band didn't reach the higher levels of blasting compression MENTAL SUFFERING dominates, and I receive quite a lot of demo in the style, so I'll conclude with the fact IMMMOLATED is just an average underground outfit... Even if they have some skills, the music isn't more appealing than what many other demos offer. http://www.myspace.com/brutalimmolated

  

 

IMPUREZA (Fra)/ ARSONIST (Swe)/ SUDDEN DEATH (Ger)/ INGURGITATING OBLIVION (Ger) "Reincremation" Split CDr'07. NIHILISTIC HOLOCAUST Recs.

It's 2007, the world still sucks, and Gab still manages to select distinct acts from the deepest insalubrious pits of the underground. This new Reincremation split CD-r forecasts 4 European bands best described as follows.

IMPUREZA have a brand new demo up their sleeve. Compared to their previous efforts, these 3 tracks somehow are an improvement. Musicianship and production have tightened, more work can be felt through arrangements. Ambition seems to have led them through the conception of these new songs as their style clearly progresses into a more epic feel, almost narrative in the vein of masters such as Nile. This is overall pretty impressive, but being the tough critic asshole I am, I also must point out the weaknesses of their songwriting. The first two songs are each built around one single tone, every riff revolving around it. I don't know if this is intentional, but it's pretty strange for a death band, and the riffs end up sounding a bit like a continuous strain of notes from the same minor harmonic scale. This monotony is only broken in the third song, this one has a completely different structure and as it keeps the qualities of the other two, this is in my opinion the best track by IMPUREZA. Rhythmically, however, they constantly manage to bring surprising breaks and tempo changes which is a more positive point. Plus, the acoustic parts are absolutely brilliant. All in all, this band is growing, yet it needs to get rid of the somewhat gimmick-ish aspect of their music and convert these elements into real genuine originality.

ARSONIST are a more conventional NYDM outfit in the vein of Cannibal Corpse, by that unmistakable combination of dowtuned muffled power chords with blast beats. Add the low pitched vocals of typical Bill Steer fashion, sex/gore sadism and a handful of rawer grind parts, and you obtain the formula for an ARSONIST song. Although there’s barely anything groundbreaking here, one can say they do their thing pretty well as the song distinct from each other, thanks to a certain sense of «melody» that this band has not skipped contrary to most of their brutal death peers. The song structures are catchy enough, and the numerous tempo changes are well balanced too.

Gab may hang me by the balls for saying this, but to me the next band on this comp is barely distinct from the previous one, at least after the first two or three listens. The vocals, drums and production of the SUDDEN DEAH demo are very close to that of ARSONIST. Listening more carefully though, the riffs actually have a much different feel, and the general atmosphere of this demo is way darker. SUDDEN DEATH indeed have a more substantial lyrical contempt than ARSONIST and focus their views on the real world, in the grind tradition. This is yet again clearly influenced by CARCASS at least for the fast and grinding stuff, yet they add to this base a darker melodic personality. The fourth track «Broken Wings» is the most promising to me. Nothing groundbreaking, again, yet still a cool demo to listen to. I’d say this is musically better than EXHUMED, and perhaps IMPALED too.

INGURGITATING OBLIVION close this comp with a return to a more typical Floridian death metal edge. I must say this 3 track demo is overall impressive, despite being 3 years old already. But maybe that’s because I’m more «sensitive» to that kind of death metal than the previous 2 bands featured on this CD. There can be no doubt that I.O. have listened to HATE ETERNAL a lot.  They captured that chaotic/melodic feel and restitued it effortlessly on these tracks, despite being not as fast as HATE ETERNAL, and perhaps a little less messy. Don’t get me wrong, this is tight and intense as bloody hell. The guitar solos are also in the vein of Erik Rutan’s, eeric and veloce at the same time. The slower parts, and there are a good bunch of them, feature some repetitive rhythms and pinched harmonics typical of IMMOLATION, or MORBID ANGEL (‘Gateways’ period) but to me it is clear that INGURGITATING OBLIVION are mostly influenced by HATE ETERNAL. I’d even say they sound better because their sound has more variety and more rawness (the drums sound like, well, drums, if you know what I mean). A very solid work to sum it up, admittedly not very personal but definitely challenging to the listener…or should I say, to Erik «King Of All Kings» Rutan as well?                T.G.

 

 

IN OBSCURITY REVEALED (Mex) Spell of the seeker Demo tape. 2015. Self-released.
Cryptomorphic Resurrection.
NecroCavernous rejoicing, in excelsis.

Even if the name of the band might let you imagine the music is pure INCANTATION worship, the content is quite different.
You'll find quite a lot of old school Death metal influences resulting in a genre being closer to early UNLEASHED (Demos and Eps, with fewer "grooves"), early GRAVE (First album, in a not so "brutal" manner), CARNAGE (With really fewer crusty/ dbeat influences), played with quite a lot of fast old DM beats, and then with some faster blasting patterns that might remember of INCANTATION (Perhaps the "Diabolical conquest" or "Blasphemy" albums) or maybe a less modern FLESHTIZED. You could also add few breaks to contain something like more mystery.
The recording is pleasant to listen to, the dark atmosphere present during the songs is nice, and there's nothing wrong sounding, but I feel it lacks a bit of deformity and/ or crazy ideas (Revelations from the depths) to hook the listener with an hellish trident.
Anyway it's not bad and for a first recording it even sounds more professional than the average demos; Fresher fans of fast old Death metal won't have problems to swallow it up.
https://inobscurityrevealed.bandcamp.com

  

 

INCINERATOR (Hol) Human garbage Demo tape. 2014. DAWNBREED Recs.
Where iron cassettes grow.
There are thousands of hungry hears to absorb the morbid sounds.
Where iron cassettes bleed.
There are thousands of thirsty tongues to swallow the petroleum of gore.

This new band plays very PESTILENCE influenced old thrashing death, I'm mostly talking about the "Consuming impulse" album since you can find the same kind of raw guitar sound, the "thrashing" riffs that give the same kind of impression, and the scorched screamy vocals...
Now if you're not drowning in a too big pile of cassettes, you might also hear some old DISMEMBER (For more "melodic" riffs on one song, and some regular-death guitars that used to come with a kinda buzzsaw production), some early DEATH, and a bit of SLAUGHTER (Especially the song "Incinerator") for a few more punkish/ rock'n roll riffs.
The first track "Slaughter" is probably the best one on the tape, the riffs sound more aggressive and it's a bit more "varied" in tempos... Other tracks sound a bit more usual in comparison.
I regret the PESTILENCE influences didn't come with the acid guitars and tortured power chords, the drum sound (Drum-machine) is also a bit too thin/ high pitched... And finally, if I put the first song aside, apart from the aggressive/ wall of sound impact of the whole, I'm not sure if I was coffinly hooked by the riffs. But the whole sounds aggressive and might turn on the maniacal tape needs of zombified tape collectors. Not bad, and sometimes quite great for a first tape. It might be interesting to hear how the band evolves with future compositions... Until then smoke more cigs, and incinerate the inner corpse.
Falsebook:
https://www.facebook.com/Incinerator

   

   

 

INFANTRY (Usa) Desecrate the church Demo CDr’08.
Here’s a new band from the united slaves of America which plays thrash metal in an old school, yet not particularly nostalgic manner, probably because they aren’t more than 25 years old.
What I hear is not new, yet quite fresh sounding thrash that reminds of old KREATOR, SLAYER (“ Reign in blood ”), or more underground acts like TOXIC HOLOCAUT and maybe DEATH HAMMER… Perhaps with a little of early EXODUS and OVERKILL in mid placed patterns.
The KREATOR influence fits for the screams vocals, the fast riffings while the style and production points to something like “ Terrible certainty ” but less technical. TOXIC HOLOCAUST is quoted for the thin sound and not too heavy kind of thrashing, while DEATHHAMMER is generally a bit more drunk yet not too far… For an obscure unidentified flying reason, I also think about CAUSTIC STRIKE’s demo…
I feel the band spent quite some time to make things clear sounding and neat, but maybe they lost some energy trying to clean things up… Isn’t it a bit too thin ? Doesn’t thrash need more parasites ?
The quite okey songs occur to contain quite a lot of tempo and rhythm changes, a little more than the average thrash band… Some are a bit superfluous or could be perfected tough (Target the intensity!)
To conclude, I’ll say it’s an honest demo with decent music… But it’s not too thrilling, maybe coz of the production that makes it quite scholar… I think some younger thrashers who like it neat, quite fresh and influenced by the old styles could dig it during their thrashing street walks.
http://www.myspace.com/thrashtokill


 

 

INFERNAL CONJURATION (Mex) Tremendous plague Demo CDr'07.
Old school satanic Death metal with strong influences of early DEATH ("Scream bloody gore") and POSSESSED ("Seven churches").
There are energetic infernal tremolo riffs, heavier patterns of the skull crush, chaotic leads the metal way and nice screamy vocals from the gorges of sufferance that taste like Chuck Schuldiner (80's) or some MORTEM (Peru).
The music also sounds a bit like some MASSACRE (First Lp) or PESTILENCE (Pure death metal years).
A shame the drum patterns aren't always so tight, but it might improve with more hard work (And that's a demo, right?)
Well there's nothing particularly killer or personal (It's rather somekind of DEATH worship (That hopefully doesn't sound asleep)) but it's a quite well rounded underground demo with enough morbid and energetic attributes to stick fans of Death thrashing metal the real way! At least you can't deny it shows cool Death metal tastes.
http://www.myspace.com/infernalconjuration

   

INSINNER (Malaysia) The world that decayed Demo tape. 2014. Self-released.
MAGGOTS TOSSED IN THE CADAVERIC SOUP.
PARTS OF BRAIN AND MUSCLES ARE SLOWLY DISSOLVING IN THIS GARGANTUELLIC ABATTOIR MAELSTROM.
THIS PURPLE MARMELADE WILL PERFECTLY FIT ON MY BREAD OF SKIN AND FLESH.
METICULOUS CANNIBALISM IS MY SAVIOUR.

INSINNER is a new old styled Death metal band from Malaysia. Even if the outfits to play this style of metal aren't numerous in this zone of the planet, the five tracks contained in this demo tape are decent. This is old school Death metal that can remind of very early GRAVE (The stuffs before the first album I would say) in a not so brutal manner and with a more natural production. I could also hear a bit of CARNAGE, a bit of early NECROPHAGIA ("Season of the dead") and perhaps a little of AUTOPSY.
The style is quite simple: Nothing fancy, but also nothing wrong... The guitars sound okey, and there's even a quite cool warm atmosphere that could rewarm some blood in the ancient uncolored cadavers. Now, the drum playing isn't always the best, especially during some mid-paced/ not-so-fast moments where it could be more powerful.
Since the music isn’t THAT heavy or powerful, it might sound a bit too much like proto-death/ morbid thrash in the livid hears of some listeners, but I know some peoples like this kind of stuffs.
INSINNER is a decent band that might please the cavernous hears of the old death metal fans... I see they have released new stuffs since then, so it might be a cool idea to check out the decrepiting evolution.
https://insinner.bandcamp.com
 

 

INSIDIOUS TORTURE (Australia) Lust and decay Demo tape. 2010. AKNE Recs.
Mummified in the giant web of the human devouring spider, my hears might not exactly reflect the same sounds than normal human perception, especially since the acid saliva of my host already started digesting myself...
This band sounds quite fucking brutal, for blasting reasons and matters of eroding production I can say it sounds like the first two EXHUMED albums ("Gore" metal and "Slaughtercult"), there's also the same kind of savagery; Now they take more from the brutal death side of killing, the simple and energetic kicking reminds me of an old DERANGED album while there are elements of more bru bru brutality (Something like old Us DISGORGE, but with a less tight sound), and few heavier parts à la old DEVOURMENT.
Some riffs show it's more than brutal gore noise: There's something quite "melodic"/ technical in an IMPALED/ quite recent EXHUMED manner, or sometimes quite early NECROPHAGIST, but with a raw sound that shaves the pink hairs of your artificial vagina transplant to lunar perfection.
I can't say the riffs branded my spirit in an haunting crescendo of phantomatic orgasms, but at least my skullcage remembers the kick of their hammer. Quite intense stuff.
http://www.myspace.com/insidioustorture

   

 

INTERNECINE EXCORIATION (Australia) Prognosticate the decreptide Demo CDr'06.
Quite strange underground and obscure brutal Death. It clearly has Us influences, but the playing is far less cleaner and rejoices into a quite sickened brutal death à la SKELETON OF GOD that occurs to be tortured like later GORGUTS. The production is raw, the bass frequencies overdrive and vibrate the ultra dooom way of once: It gives a touch of chaos à la early BOLT THROWER I like. The strange state of mind and atmosphere could also remind of old ATROCITY (Ger), TIMEGHOUL (Minus the dark/ depressive approach) or old DEVOURMENT (Heaviness and production) with eventually a bit of FUNEBRARUM (For the chaotic emptiness of doomy Death metal).
The vocals are fucking low pitched and dripping. I know it could displease some peoples, it only makes the whole more inhuman.
This isn't a demo to advice every extreme metal listener, but rather underground maniacs who like it deep in the grave and enjoy the textures of a claustrophobic crushed production that drowns the mind. For a first demo it's not bad at all!
http://internecineexcoriation.net

  

 

IXPAPALOTL (Gre) That of the swamp Demo CDr’09.
This is something like blasting death meets death grind, with some grindcore influences. This could sound quite old fashioned, but could also have been genitalized 5 years ago.
In my hears, it sounds like mid old DYING FETUS, later NAPALM DEATH, CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Demo), HUTT (Album), with maybe a little of MALEVOLENT CREATION.
Quite straight to the cunt music with a lot of riff changes.
Most is fast or blasting, but some slower parts also come (There’s a little of core, but not in a crappy modern way). They could still improve this or that to sound more extreme, but this is quite fresh sounding and alright.I don’t know what their name manes, but it could be a demon in an old tribe from the jungle..
http://www.myspace.com/ixpapalotl

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

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