Tag Archive: 2013

Apr 19

Album Review: Aratron – The Recovery

Aratron - The Recovery

Aratron [Netherlands]
The Recovery
2013
Demo
Independent
Death Metal

Aratron was formed all the way back in 2000, but went on a rather long hiatus 2 mere years after their formation. In 2008, the band returned to the Dutch death metal circuit once more, releasing their first recordings in …

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Apr 06

Album Review: Excruciate 666 – Rites of Torturers

Excruciate 666 - Rites of Torturers

Excruciate 666 [France]
Rites of Torturers
2013
Full Length
Iron, Blood & Death Corporation
Black Metal

While French black metal has built a reputation for itself through its quirky styles, bands that follow the old school black metal way also seem to be on the rise, with releases such …

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Mar 25

Album Review: Mercyless – Unholy Black Splendor

Mercyless - Unholy Black Splendor

Mercyless [France]
Unholy Black Splendor
2013
Full Length
Trendkill Recordings
Death/Thrash Metal

France’s Mercyless has had quite an interesting history, with the band dabbling in genres as diverse as Electro and Trip Rock under the moniker of Day Off Sin, which resulted in the original hiatus of the band in …

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Mar 23

Album Review: Colosso – Thallium

Colosso - Thallium

Colosso [Portugal]
Thallium
2013
EP
Independent
Technical Death Metal

Portuguese death metal band Colosso left me rather impressed with their debut album Abrasive Peace back in 2012, and one short year later the band returns with an updated lineup with their new EP, Thallium.

As promised by band mastermind Max Tome, Colosso goes …

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Mar 17

Album Review: Cemetery Fog – Shadows from the Cemetery

Cemetery Fog - Shadows from the Cemetery

Cemetery Fog [Finland]
Shadows from the Cemetery
2013
Demo
Iron Bonehead Productions
Death/Doom Metal

With the run of classic old school Finnish death metal bands of late, I almost expected Cemetery Fog to be yet another Convulse or Purtenance. But with their third demo in a year, Shadows from the Cemetery, …

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