Micro Dose: Swarn – Black Flame Order (2019)

October 19, 2019 CarcassBOMB 0

Swarn make some filthy raw blackened death metal. It’s got fuzzed out, loud, heavy riffs with a strong throttling low end. The vocalist employs these very evil sounding guttural growls that blend black metal and death metal vocal styling perfectly.

The drums are very well produced and performed, the snare sounds tight as hell. All of this is topped off with a dark dingy tone and atmosphere. They also take a death metal approach to song structure with fast furious songs and the album clocking in at just under 30 minutes.

Micro Dose: Altar Defecation – Anno Domini Luciferum (2019)

October 13, 2019 CarcassBOMB 0

Altar Defecation are a hidden gem among the Australian black metal scene. This new EP is very much proof of that, this is one of the best pieces of pure black metal I’ve heard all year. First of all, the production is WAY better than what you would typically expect from this type of thing, it is mixed very well. Instrumentally it’s pretty standard for it’s genre, it is very riff heavy tho, especially on the track “Fiend”.

There are also some synths thrown in the mix that make things pretty interesting, specifically on the closing track. The vocals are very well performed standard black metal screams. The bass is very present too. The atmospherics and lyrics on the EP create a very evil and occult theme and mood. Blasphemous themes are heavily explored here too and i can always get down with that.

Micro Dose: Deadspace – Dirge (2019)

October 8, 2019 CarcassBOMB 0

DSBM, like most black metal is extremely hit or miss. I heard one DSBM album 2 weeks back that’ll be up there on my worst albums of the year list, HIGH. That said, when this genre churns out hits they are brilliant. Deadspace are one of the genres gems and their new album Dirge proves that. It’s a dark and gloomy wasteland of black metal music and it sounds great.

The passionate and raw vocals lay a tad low in the mix against the thunderous melancholic riffs. The production is a little rough but with music like this that’s more of a compliment than anything. There is a very distinct mood and despair to this album that is displayed perfectly. Too often this genre comes off phony and fucking goofy, but I have trouble taking this seriously.

Review: Sugar Wounds – Mechanical Friends (2019)

October 6, 2019 CarcassBOMB 0

Like many things in the information age, extreme metal has become over saturated and more accessible than ever. Now, this is a good thing and a bad thing for bands and listeners alike. As a listener, you have access to tons of amazing albums by tons of amazing bands that you would have never heard otherwise, but you’ll find yourself getting bored with certain sounds and styles, things can get redundant. As a band, it’s easier than ever to make and promote your music, but it’s hard to standout in a musical landscape where most things have been done. I will always stand by the idea that generic does not equal bad, however it’s always exciting and refreshing to hear something you’ve never heard before.

Live Shots: Altar Defecation

September 19, 2019 CarcassBOMB 0

Altar Defecation are a black metal band from Adelaide with an occult sound and styling. This is from their set at Shred Fest 2019 when for their debut Brisbane show. Check out their new EP Anno Domini Luciferum.

Aussie Black Metal: Vahrzaw

September 13, 2019 CarcassBOMB 0

Vahrzaw Black/Death Metal Traralgon, Victoria Formed: 1992 (As Necromancy) Current Release: Husk (2018) Upcoming: The Trembling Voices of Conquered Men (2020) Bandcamp – Instagram – […]