Carcassbomb's Reviews

NAPALM DEATH announce new album “Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism”

Just a quick one before I go away for the weekend, as I know how many of you love Napalm Death. My relationship with them isn’t as tight as I’d like and this is another daily reminder that I need to take a deep dive into their work. I’ve heard a fair bit of their music and dig it, as well as the general message within, I just haven’t heard with much context or chronologically. Feel free to drop your favorite albums in the comments and I’ll start there. I recently saw Slave To The Grind, a grindcore doco that features them heavily, you can check that out here too. […]

Century Media

WILDERUN release video for re-arranged version of Hope & Shadow

Boston based progmetal band WILDERUN got a lot of well deserved attention for their third album “Veil of Imagination”, an album as mesmerizing as its beautiful cover artwork by Adrian Cox. Now the band has recorded an alternate version of the song “Hope & Shadow”, which was originally on their second album “Sleep at the Edge of the Earth”, and published it together with a quarantine session video: […]

2020 Albums

Album Review: Naglfar – Cerecloth 8 (Black Metal)

When asking someone what band got them into black metal, you’ll hear names like Mayhem and Darkthrone thrown around a lot, maybe Bathory if you’re talking to someone older, or Behemoth if they’re younger (maybe even Burzum if they’re a Nazi or something.) My answer to that question, however, is a bit unique, cause I get to say Naglfar, a long running black metal band from Sweden that are back with their first new record in 8 years! […]

2020 Albums

Album Review: Body Count – Carnivore 8.5 (Metalcore/Rap)

I’ll admit, I’ve listened to a lot of Body Count, as in, I’ve listened to the same album from the 90s a million times and never bothered going further or exploring their discography. So this album opened way fucking harder than I was ready for. I mean, second track around the 2:20 mark I had no choice but the throw-down – do you know how much strain that is for a 30 year old smoker? There’s a lot modern deathcore/metalcore elements that work nicely into the rap/rock dynamic. […]

2020 Albums

Album Review: Beneath The Massacre – Fearmonger 8 (Tech Deathcore)

2019 was the year of comebacks in the music world, we saw the returns of massive bands, cult favorites, and underground bands alike. This epidemic did not spare the deathcore scene, as we saw returns for bands we thought we’d never see again, like Annotations Of An Autopsy and And Hell Followed With. The whole year I was hoping we would see the return of the mighty Beneath The Massacre, and just when I thought it would never happen, on November 29th they announced their new album Fearmonger, and now it is finally here. […]

Art Feature

WOLF reveal cover of their upcoming album “Feeding the Machine”

For my fans of straight up Heavy Metal, I’m sure many of you will be excited to hear about Swedish metallers WOLF bringing out their first album in 6 years, following up their 2016 release Devil Seed with a brand new album called Feeding The Machine. I’m personally not familiar with the band and can’t attest to the quality of the music but I sure as shit can attest to the quality of this glorious album cover by Thomas Holm. A Swedish veteran artist who has done work for the likes of King Diamond and Mercyful Fate. Just look at this. […]

2019 Albums

Album Review: Insomnium – Heart Like A Grave 9.6 (Melo Death)

Insomnium – the band that got me hooked on melodic death metal for life. And here we are with their latest album, Heart Like a Grave. And what a gem of an album it is! The sound of the album and the image it depicts through words and melodies are as bleak and dispirited as the taiga forests and fens of their motherland in winter. It takes the cheery and chirpy soul and renders it depressed and forlorn, casting it into the abyss of desolation. […]

2019 Albums

Album Review: Firespawn – Abominate 8.6 (Death/Thrash)

I didn’t have any expectations for this record, I just knew it has some killer art that reminds me of Dark Souls. Most things do and I can always fuck with that. It’s got the Swedish sound but it’s more thrashy than melodic, it’s a very rockin’ death metal record with great rhythms. There’s a strong old school element not too far from the path of Entombed but there’s also the presence of newer trendier ideas. I say give it a go because I’ve listened to it a few times and it’s stayed catchy over the course. It’s a modern album featuring some veteran musicians from bands such as Entombed, Morbid, Unleashed, Nihil, Dark Funeral and more. Very much a supergroup. […]

2019 Albums

Album Review: Swallow The Sun – When A Shadow Is Forced Into Light 9.5 (Doom Metal)

Four years after the release of their magnum opus Songs from the North, a triple album introduced in 2015, and after the tragic demise of Aleah Starbridge (the front man Juha Raivio’s life partner and Trees of Eternity’s lead vocalist) in 2016, the Finnish death-doom giants have returned with an album which leaves no heart untouched. A short while ago, late 2018, a single album was put forward which best depicted the dark depths of their sorrow: Lumina Aurea, a heart- wrenching blend of black and funeral doom with dashes of folk created by Einar Selvik of Wardruna. […]