Sunday, September 13, 2015

New Metal reviews done on 9-13-15

Thanks  for  taking the  time to  read these  Reviews  and  be  sure to  check  out  the  other  interviews  and review  blogs.This  time  around  their  is  a  little  bit  of  everything  for the  metal  listeners.Hopefully   you  will  find  a band and  label you  will enjoy.
Have  a great  week  and  keep  watching  the  Winter Torment  with  new  reviews  and  Interviews  coming  soon

Abhorrent Deformity---Entity  Of  Malevolence     cd    {Comatose Music}
Abhorrent Deformity  come  out  of  North  Carolina's  brutal  death  metal scene.Playing  some  very  well  written  and  performed  brutal  death metal combing  heavy  and  fast  guitars.The  guitars  are  played  at  hyperspeed  with  some  very  chaotic and  fast  patterns  but  also the  guitarist  knows  how to  slow to  a more   mid-paced  range for  a few minutes  before  going  hyperspeed  riffs.  also  included  are  a  guitar  solo's  mixed  into the  songs.The  drummer  is  very  good  at playing   blast  beats   but  also  knows how  to  slow down to  a  mid paced range with  some  very  well  played  drum  patterns.The  vocalist  does  a great  job  with  powerful  death  metal  growls   and  some  deeper  vocal  patterns  mixed  in a few  of the  songs.If  you  are  a  fan   of  well  played  brutality   then  do yourself  a  favor  and  pick  this  cd   up today. 
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Defecrator--Tales  Of  Defecraton demo tape/download{Self released}
This  is  a  new  band to  my  ears  coming  out  of  California's  violent  blackend death  metal  scene  is  Defecrator. Savage  and  violent blackend death  is what  Defecrator   play   on  their  debut  demo{which  I believe  is  available  in cd and cassette  form}.Fast  and  aggressive  black metal  riffs and  patterns.The  drums  are  a  barrarge  of  blast  beats  with  some  mid paced drum  patterns  used  but  mainly the drummer  stays  with the blast beats.The vocals  are  low  death  metal  growls  with  some  death  grunts.If  you  are  a fan  of  vicious and  barbaric black/death  metal  then  this  is a band and  demo  you  will  want  to  check  out  soon.
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Eximer--Thrash  From   Fire  cd   {Witches  Brew  Rec.}
Egypt's  Eximer   have  released  their  debut  cd  "Thrash  From   Fire"   through  the  mighty  Witches  Brew  rec.  Ripping  fast  thrashy  guitars  that  are  played with  a lot  of  aggression  and  some  very  well  played  guitar  solo's   mixed  in  some  of  the  songs.The  drumming   is  done  with  a lot  of  fast  and  fierce   drum  patterns.But  the   music  is  not  all a whirlwind
the  music  does  go to  a  more  mid paced  range  in a few  of the songs  showing that the  band  can  play  both  at  a fast,raging  speed and a more controlled range.The  vocals  are done  very  good  with  a  mix  of  blackend  screams to  a  more  gruff vocal style.Eximer   play  a  great  mix  of  heavy  metal  and  old-school thrash  so  if your   into  this style  of  metal  and  do yourself  a  favor  and  pick  up  a  copy  of  Eximer's   new  cd.
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Horna--Hengen   Tulet  cd  {W.T.C  Prod.}
The  mighty  Horna  return  with  their  nineth  cd to date  Hengen Tulet.Horna  know  to  create  and  execute   their  signature  style  of  chaotic and fast black metal.The  guitars  are  played  with  fast crazed  cold riffs but  do  know  when to  slow  the pace down to  a more  controlled   mid paced range.The  drumming  is  done  with  a lot  of  great  drum  patterns  going  from  heavy  mid  paced  drum  beats to  a  more  vicious  blast beat  attack.The  vocals  are  raw  black  metal  screams  and shrieks   with  some  whispering  vocal  patterns  put  in  a few  of the  songs. If  you   are  a  long time  fan  of  Horna's  metal  then don't   let  this    pass you  by and  if you  are  new to  the  band  and enjoy  violent,raw  black  metal  then get  this  masterpiece today.
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Neter--Idols  cd  {Black  Plague Rec.,Metal Media and  Satanath Rec.}
 Coming  out  of  Spain's  death  metal  underground  are  Neter playing  heavy  and fast  death  metal  similar to  bolt thrower.The  guitars  are  played  with  a lot  of  skill and  fast  riffs combined  with  some  very  impressive  guitar  patterns and structures.The drumming  is  very  well played  with  a lot  of  fast semi  blast beats   and  some  excellent mid paced drumming  as  well.If you  are  a fan  of  Bolt Thrower  and   a  mix  of  old-school  with  some  newer  death  metal  influences  then  defintly   pick  up  a  copy  of  Idols  today.
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 Paganfire---Wreaking   Fear  and  Death  Cassette  {Afterlife   Prod.}
Philippines  Paganfire  have  been  in  the   metal  underground  for years  releasing  demo's  and  E.P's   on  a regular  basis.Wreaking   Fear  and  Death  was released   in 2013  featuring  8  songs   of  raw  death  and thrash  influences.The  guitars  are  played  mainly  in  the   mid paced range  with  a  few sections  where the  guitarists  cut  loose  and go  for a faster tempo  before  going  back to  the  mid paced range that really  fits this  band.The  vocals  are  raw,harsh  screams  that  fit the music  very  well.  If you  are  a fanatic  of  early  death  metal  and  thrash  metal  then you  will defintly  want  to  give  this   band  a  listen today.
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Satanic  Assult   Division---Kill  The   Cross   cd  {Black  Plague  Rec,Metallic Media and  Satanath Rec.}
Denmark's  Satanic  Assult   Division    have   unleashed  their  second  cd  "Kill  The   Cross".     Kill  The   Cross     is  fourteen  vicious  black metal  songs  with  some death  metal  influence  in  some  of the  songs.Extremly  fast  guitars  and  blasting  drum  patterns.This  is  a   band that  takes  no  prisioners  and  playes  whatever  they  want to.If  you  are  a  fan  of  vicious  violent  black  metal then  this  is  a  band  you  will  want  to   hear.
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Ton---Bow  Down  To  Extinction  cd  {Ossuary  Industries}
 Ohio's  Ton  make  a  triumphant return  to  the death  metal  underground  with  their  second  cd  Bow  Down  To  Extinction.
 through  the  mighty  Ossuary  Industries.The  new  cd   is  full  of  brutal,heavy  death  metal  with a  good  dose  of  mid  90's  brutality  and  some  newer   elements.Fast  guitars that  are  played  with   a lot  of  skill  and  great  structures.Their  are  some  faster  then  normal  guitar parts and some  more  mid paced  range  riffs  with  some  great  solo's   mixed  in  a few   of the tracks.The  drums  are  performed  with  a lot  of  crazed blast  beats  but  the drummer  also  knows  how to  slow  it  down  to  a   more mid paced  drums  and some faster  drumming  mixed  in.The  vocals  are  brutal death  metal  growls  and  a few  screams  entertwined  within the  music.If  you  were  a  fan  of  Ton's  in the  90's then  defintly  give this  release  a shot  and  if you  are  new  to  Ton's  music  but enjoy  brutal U.S  death  metal then  pick this  cd   up  today.
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Venefixion--Defixio    Demo  Casseted  {Iron  Bonehead  Rec.}
Coming  out  of   France's  barbaric  blackend death  metal  scene  is  Venefixion with  their  debut  demo  "Defixio".The  music    is  straight  forward  blackend death  metal.The  drumming is done  with  a lot  of  aggressive  and  heavy  drum  patterns that  go  from  extremely  fast  beats to  a  more  controlled  drumming  pattern.The  guitars  are  done  with  a lot  talent  and skill going  from  a   lightning  fast  speed to  a   more  mod-paced  range  entertwined  in the  music  are  some  very  well  played  solo's.If  you  are  a  fan  of  blackend death   played  in  the   old-school  approach  then do  yourself  a   favor  and  buy  this  demo  before their  gone.
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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Interview with Ohio's Fully Consumed done by Patrick on 9-3-15

Hope  everyone's  week  is  starting  out  good?  Here  is  a  new  interview  with  Ohio's  death  metal  machine  Fully  Consumed  this  band  has  been  active  for  quite a few  years  and  recently  released their  second  cd   "Incendium"  so  if  anyone  is  into  brutal death  with  some  technical and  very  well executed  music  should  defintly  give  this  band  a chance.

Interview   with  Fully  Consumed   done  by    Patrick

1.Hello  how  is  the  summer  treating  you? When  did  you  all meet  each  other? What  gave  you  the  idea  to  form   Fully  Consumed  ?How  did  you  all choose  the   Fully  Consumed.

 Hello, Jeff here.  Greetings from Ohio!  Summer is always a busy time, but we are enjoying it.  Fully Consumed originated as a recording project for myself.  My original plan was to write, record and release music on my own.  My good friend Mike Burns introduced me to Jesse Barrowcliff and we started working on the project together.  From there it evolved into a band.  Jesse brought in Robert Clark, who he'd known for years.  Matt joined the group soon after and that's how we rolled for about 10 years.  Then, in 2013 my long time friend and amazing guitarist Dan Gates came on board.  The name sorta came out of my mind-set I had at the start of the project.  I had played bass for 15+ years and decided to play guitar.  I knew it would take a serious effort to make the switch, and sound convincing.  So I immersed myself in it.  For months I dedicated ALL my free time to playing guitar.  I was fully consumed by it.  When it was time to come up with a band name I threw it out there and the guys liked it.  Plus we all agreed we did not want any sort of typical, gore, death metal name.   
2.What  is  the   current  line-up Fully  Consumed   ? The  band  formed  in  2003  how  would  you  say  the  bands  music  has  changed  over  the   years?
Jesse Barrowcliff on bass.  Robert Clark on vocals.  Matt Behner on Drums.  Dan Gates on guitar.  Jeff Shepler on guitar and vocals.  I don't think our music has changed a whole lot over the years.  We have refined our approach slightly and  we've gotten better at playing it.  The original concept was to push ourselves, musically, physically, and creatively.  And that is what we are still doing. 
3.Fully  Consumed   has  just  released  their  second  cd  titled   "Incendium"   how  long  did  it  take  to  write  and  record the  songs  for  this  release?Does  the   whole  band  work  on  writing  the  music  or  does one  member  usually  write  everything?
The entire process took years.  We are always writing and adjusting our material.  I would much rather take our time and have everyone happy with the end product than rush through the process.  I write most all the music.  We are riff-centric.  I usually have a collection of riffs I throw at the guys. Then, the actual arrangements are a group effort. 
4.Who   usually  writes  the  lyrics  for  the  band.What  are  some  subjects/topics  you   all  write  about?
In the beginning, I had lyrics for several songs.  They ended up on the first release.  Since then, Robert has handled most all the lyrics.  The topics vary, but they almost always boil down to the futility of the human condition. Our self-destructive nature provides endless inspiration. 
5.i  Know   Fully  Consumed   has  played  some  shows  this  summer  for the  new  release.Are their  any  upcoming  shows  or  small  tours  this  fall?If  yes  where  are some  places  the  band  will  be  playing?
 Unfortunately, we all have commitments that make touring impossible, at this point.  We are focusing out efforts on getting on, and setting up good shows.  We do little weekend trips with a Friday, Saturday combination as often as we can. We are confirmed for the Colorado Gutfest in 2016 and are trying to get on other big fests. 
6.Who   have been  some  band  you   have  shared  the  stage  with this  summer? What   have  been  some  of  your   most  memorable  shows  to  date?
 Two of the best bands we've played with recently are Corpse Hoarder and Post Mortal Possession.  We did a Friday in Pittsburgh and Saturday in Kent with those guys, it was amazing!  As far as memorable shows, we have played with Origin several times and are looking forward to playing with them again on October 4. Aside from the fact that they are one of my all time favorite bands, the crowd is always large and receptive to what we do.
7.Besides  the  "Incendium"  cd   does   Fully  Consumed   have  any  other  Merchandise   available  for  the  readers  to  buy? Where  can  the  fans  buy  your  band  Merchandise?
We have hoodies, multiple shirt designs and still have copies of our debut CD available at  We also have merch available at
8.Fully  Consumed   comes  out  of   Ohio's  death  metal  scene I  know  in  the  mid  nineties  Ohio  had  one  of  the  best  Death metal and  grind  scenes  in the  world  what  is  your   opinion  of  Ohio's  death metal  scene?
 We are very proud to be part of the Ohio scene!  It's always been very deep with talented bands.  There are great new and old bands alike.  There are also many venues that are receptive to metal in our area.  We go to other areas and you can only play in one or two bars.  We have at least 10 venues, in the Akron/Kent area alone where you can go see a deathmetal show!  And then you add all the venues in Cleveland... It makes for vibrant scene! 
9.Who  are  your  all-time  favorite  bands  coming  out  of  Ohio? Are  their  any  new  bands  you   feel  the  readers   should  watch  out for?
There are many choose from, some have been around a  long time like Drogheda, Embalmer and Blood Coven.  And other more recent like, Necrotic Disgorgement and Forged in Gore.  Once Flesh is an amazing young group that you should certainly check out.  
11.In your opinion what  is  the  best  and  worst  thing  about  the   underground  scene  today?And  what  does the  term  "underground   metal  mean   to  you?
  There are lots of great bands out there that are getting great sounds.  But underground is a weird name for the scene at this point.  While it is true that it is not mainstream, anyone in the world can click and get it, instantly.  It was originally called the underground in part because of it's inaccessibility. We used to trade tapes through the mail. In the end though, I say what's in a name.  It's all about the music. 
12.Thank  you    for   taking  the  time  to  fill  out  this  interview do  you   have  any  final  words  for  the   readers?
  Thanks for your interest in Fully Consumed!! Stay sick and support METAL
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