Gates of Muspel – Karmanjaka

Released last February 11th, 2022–via Grind to Death Records, is Karmanjaka and their 3rd full-length album: Gates of Muspel.

The album follows their latest EP Hugin released in 2021.

Gates of Muspel is an album that is between Melodeath and Progressive Death Metal, although it is Death Metal.

I need to consider the fact that Karmanjaka started as a one-man-band (which I always admire) in 2016 but evolved rapidly into five mate band soon after.

Cool and interesting album. Karmanjaka needs more attention.

Enjoy!

XX – Re-Armed

From Kerava, Finland–last January 27th (2022) was released XX by Re-Armed independently to cut out extra time during the Covid crisis and to celebrate its 20th anniversary.

The style is reminiscent of Keep of Kalessin and Amorphis with a mix of death and thrash metal, but still melodeath.

To share the band’s words:

“We wanted to put together a somewhat special release that includes something new, but also echoes from the past. The new and the latest single, ‘Tomorrow,’ from the release is a great example of that. The track was originally released under the name of ‘Morrow’ in 2002 as the first demo for the band. It was more than exciting to shake its foundations after all these years and make it a much better song. Now you can actually feel and hear its strong emotional charge that’s been hidden in that shitty demo version, heh.

 

“Of course, it could have been way easier to pick up some songs from all the previous releases and make just some kind of collection album, but it sounded already, in the beginning, a so damn boring idea. And since coronavirus came and shuffled the pack with our previous album promotion tours, etc., it basically canceled most of our booked shows at that time. What else do we have than time to make some new music? Staying put and waiting for some virus to disappear would have been a pure waste of time. Massive thank goes to our partners in crime, all these guys and girls who helped us to put this bungle together. We shared our vision with them and asked for help here and there, especially this happened with the special track versions. The end result is great and special indeed. Enjoy!”

Re-Armed promo of XX

Not bad, but it doesn’t dishevel my wonderful bald head.

Enjoy!

‘Unholy Infestation’ by Desecrate the Faith – A Comment

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Out March 3rd 2017, was ‘Unholy Infestation‘ by Desecrate the Faith via Comatose Music.

A Texan death metal act with some angry music to share with us, be ready to revisit some old-school death metal à la Suffocation and Chris Barnes era Cannibal Corpse.

Very heavy but very reminiscent of good old days, Desecrate the Faith delivers totally with a powerful album of high quality death metal with a really good production.

Highly recommended, available on Bandcamp and Spotify.

 

BUY: https://desecratethefaith.bandcamp.com/album/unholy-infestation
LIKE: https://www.facebook.com/desecratethefaithofficial/
SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/album/5yzQfg0QZiTHv0aNbBf6gx

‘The Nature of Being New’ by Bungler – A Comment

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Out yesterday, March 3rd 2017, was ‘The Nature of Being New‘ by Bungler via Innerstrength Records.

A hardcore act with punk influences from Buffalo, New York, USA, Bungler delivers a massive third full-length album that is refreshing and strapped to bleed your ears.

A really powerful album that rocks and thrashes; the guitars are punky-grungy, the vocals are harsh and ruff and the distortion is to the max. Good rock beats and great wicked metal.

Loved it and recommend it. To have in your playlist absolutely. Available on Bandcamp and Spotify now.

Have a listen:

 

LIKE: https://www.facebook.com/BunglerBand
BUY: https://innerstrengthrecords.bandcamp.com/album/bungler-the-nature-of-being-new
SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/album/57xzaDUVmgKSlDL8K3kyxe

‘Butchering The Colossus’ by Bear Mace – A Comment

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Out today, March 1st 2017, is self-released ‘Butchering The Colossus‘ by Bear Mace.

A death metal act from Chicago, USA, Bear Mace offers us a really cool album that is well produced and really well written.

With pounding catchy riffs and a mesmerizing guttural voice, ‘Butchering The Colossus‘ by Bear Mace is one of those album that catches your attention on the first listen and make you comeback for more.

Existing as a duo since 2012, they are now five members that should be throwing shows in your neighborhood very soon, so stay alert for Bear Mace‘s mention.

Highly recommended, available on Bandcamp.

 

LIKE: https://www.facebook.com/bearmace1
BUY: https://bearmace.bandcamp.com/

‘You Owe You Pay’ by Carnal Decay – A Comment

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Out this Friday March 3rd 2017, is ‘You Owe You Pay‘ by Carnal Decay via Rising Nemesis Records.

A death metal act from Switzerland, Carnal Decay are on their fourth full-length release with ‘You Owe You Pay‘, a compelling album that has smashing riffs and great guttural vocals.

A great release to happen now, ‘You Owe You Pay‘ by Carnal Decay might be in my top 10 albums of 2017. A great production with great song writting, this album is a must in your playlist. Available on CD this Friday, you can also get it on Bandcamp and Spotify right now.

 

LIKE: https://www.facebook.com/carnaldecayband/
BUY: http://carnaldecay.bigcartel.com/
LABEL: http://risingnemesisrecords.bigcartel.com/

‘Nothing To Lose’ by Battalions – A Comment

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Out today Monday February 27th 2017, is the reissue of ‘Nothing to Lose‘ by Battalions via Black Bow Records.

An album released originally in 2016, ‘Nothing to Lose‘ by Battalions is an album that solidly rocks.

A sludge act from Great Britain,’Nothing to Lose‘ by Battalions is their first full-length album, and from my understanding, they are on the verge or releasing something this year.

So while waiting for their next release, relax and have a pounding rock’n’roll in your face with ‘Nothing to Lose‘ by Battalions. Available on Bandcamp.

 

LIKE: https://www.facebook.com/BattalionsSludge
BUY: https://battalionsdirt.bandcamp.com/