April 17, 2015

Filthy Music Review - 'Incantation: Entrantment of Evil' MLP

Incantation - Entrantment of Evil MLP (2015)

Hell’s Headbangers

Review by Trevor Proctor

We should never run out of praise for Incantation. Godfathers and pioneers of Death Metal they’ve been at the forefront of the sub-genre for over twenty five years. This is a band that’s never strayed from their chosen path, bringing us Death Metal of the highest standard since their inception. Fads, trends, and all manner of problems and opposition have come and went during this lengthy period, during which Incantation has stood resolute, loyal to their roots and delivering nothing but first rate metal.

April 14, 2015

Full Album Stream: 'Infernus - Grinding Christian Flesh'!

Today (April 14th) will see the official release, by Moribund Records of Grinding Christian Flesh, from Portland, Oregon quintet, Infernus. This is the second album from the band, and is an absolute barnstorming barrage of Satanic mayhem. It's a blistering assault, from start to finish, and contains 13 original songs, along with two covers (one of which is a terrific rendition of Inquisition's Crush the Jewish Prophet).

April 7, 2015

Filthy Music Review - 'Grá/Gnosis of the Witch Split 7" Single'

Grá / Gnosis of the Witch – Split 7” (2015)

Iron Bonehead Productions

Review by Trevor Proctor

This April will see an exclusive 7” split release from Iron Bonehead Productions that features new tracks from two of Black Metal’s most mysterious bands – Grá and Gnosis of the Witch. They occupy a side each with an original track - Sweden’s Grá occupy side A with Valitus ja Kaipuu and Gnosis of the Witch side B with Fórn Dauðaorð. The amazing artwork is the creation of Luciana Nedelea Artworks, an artist well worth your support as she’s easily one of the most prolific and talented artists the underground has to offer.

March 22, 2015

Filthy Music Review - 'Malthusian: Below the Hengiform'

Malthusian - Below the Hengiform (2015)

Invictus Productions 

Review by Trevor Proctor

Few bands can match Malthusian’s meteoric yet justified rise to prominence within death metals underground, which is why this article is as much, if not more, a brief summary of their history as it is a review of their latest release. This is a band everyone with a love for vehement death metal should be aware of, a band well on the road to greatness and one you’ll be hearing a lot more from in the future. 

March 15, 2015

Filthy Music Review - 'Saturnalia Temple: To The Other'

Saturnalia Temple - To The Other (2015)

The Ajna Offensive

Review by Blak Wulfaz

Long heavy droning soundscapes opening up the void and once it is open, Sweden's Saturnalia Temple make themselves comfortable once the beginning riff comes in. Ominous and monotonous, the repetitive mantra creeps up from the shadows welcoming in the oncoming ritual. The band has deep a comfort in keeping the vibe within a trance like state. They are sons of the riff, and with only a few to spare per song, they understand that less is more when driven by a few fuzz pedals and full stacks.

March 11, 2015

Filthy Music Review - 'Izah: Sistere'

Izah – Sistere (2015)

Nordvis Produktion

Review by Jude Felton

It’s been far too long, for one reason or another, since I put pen to paper (or keyboard to screen, if you prefer) and worked on a review, of any description. This, unfortunately, has led to an immense backlog of material that I want to cover. You see, even though I’ve not written anything, I have still had the music blaring and have had the good fortune to be able to check out some outstanding new music. One of the absolute highlights of the year, so far, for me has been this debut full-length from Dutch band, Izah.

March 6, 2015

Filthy Music Review - 'Negura Bunget: Tau'

Negura Bunget – Tău (2015)

Lupus Lounge (Prophecy Productions) 

Review by Trevor Proctor

Negura Bunget has just released their seventh full length album, Tău as follow up to their acclaimed album, Vîrstele Pămîntului, which was released in 2010. Negura Bunget has never been a band to do things by half measures but with this release they have taken things to another ambitious level altogether, even by their high standards. 

March 3, 2015

Filthy Music Review - 'Vassafor/Temple Nightside: Call of the Maelstrom Split LP'

Vassafor / Temple Nightside - Call of the Maelstrom (Split LP) 

Iron Bonehead Productions

Review by Trevor Proctor

Iron Bonehead has yet again united two of the undergrounds darkest, gnarliest forces to release a split LP which has just seen the light of day. This time New Zealand’s Vassafor combines with Australia’s Temple Nightside to bring us some of the ugliest and heaviest music on the planet on “Call of the Maelstrom.” VK shares duties with both bands, an individual whose extensive roster of previous bands includes Diocletian, Ulcerate and Sinistrous Diabolus. This extremely talented individual plays bass for Temple Nightside and guitar, vocals and bass for Vassafor.