Micro Dose: Coffins – Beyond The Circular Demise (2019)

November 16, 2019 CarcassBOMB 0

Coffins got me with the album art and even if the riffs are sometimes boring, I’m generally on board for what’s going on here. A strange crossing of speed thrash death and doom. Beyond the Circular Demise has a level of variety in music that I’ve come to expect from Japanese metal.

The vocals are a lot of fun, they’re brutal death vocals with a doom tint but sometimes it heads towards hardcore sludge and beatdown territory. There’s a wide variety of growling that never sounds out of place, if it were less present then we’d be left with something a bit barer. Like I said, the riffs can be a bit boring, I don’t think they got the doom metal aspect of it down pat as well as they do the thrashier parts.

Eternal Rest – The Picture Of Hatred (2019)

November 16, 2019 CarcassBOMB 1

Brisbane has been coming out with some pretty awesome metal lately and Eternal Rest are no exception to this. Their third album The Picture Of Hatred has a lot to boast about for a band from such a humble part of the world (arse end of Australia, I’m here too so I can admit it) such as having this release on the American label Gore House Productions, album art from french artist Remy Cooper and being mixed by the iconic Dan Swano (what?!). With this in mind you might be imagining something quite fancy or even melodic… Yeah nah, this album is filthy, often finding itself on the grind side of death. There’s a sense of nihilism and discomfort, so naturally I enjoy it.

Microdose: Third Chamber – Harvesting Our Decay (November 22nd)

November 13, 2019 CarcassBOMB 0

Now these are tremolos I can get behind. Third Chamber are basically a death metal supergroup and that’s a fair enough status considering the calibre of this EP. They’re somewhere between pure Cannibal Corpse and Knocked Loose, which as you can imagine is very intense and diverse. Harvesting Out Decay is pretty much the kinder surprise egg of death metal. Keep an eye out for this one on the 22nd of November and get in on that cassette pre-order, it looks incredible.

Microdose: Bull Elephant – Self-Titled (Nov 26, 2019)

November 10, 2019 CarcassBOMB 0

Every now and then you come across an interesting band full of members from other random bands or in the case of Bull Elephant, completely anonymous. It has the vibe of seasoned musicians “side project”, you know… really bloody unusually good for a debut, stuff like Shrinebuilder, Secret Band or The Sound Of Animals Fighting. It’s a unique album from clearly talented people from various musical backgrounds. The first track is streaming on Bandcamp.

Album Review: Abu Ghraib – Enhanced Torture Techniques 8.7

November 10, 2019 CarcassBOMB 0

It’s stupid how fast this grindcore is, its speedgrind. Overall I’m super impressed with Abu Ghraib as an Australian band, I originally found out about them by scouring the Metal Archives for hours searching by Australia for the Heavypedia project. I encountered Abu Ghraib and their band photo was so funny and endearing I ended up saving it “for later” which I guess is now because they’ve released a massive grind album that surpasses even their sublime memery in ability and entertainment. There was no sign of this beast earlier in the year with just a demo to their name, don’t be sleeping on this one.

Tape Review: Peasant/Somalgia – Within, Without (2019)

November 10, 2019 CarcassBOMB 0

I love split cassettes, you never know what is going to be thrown at you. It forces you into a more open minded state and what I received from this dank split is some enchanting black metal from a bunch of grim cunts in the UK. Limited to a now sold out 50, this is indeed a neat tape to receive. Might as well get on it digitally and give it a listen.

Interview: Bloody Sadism (Iranian solo grind project)

November 9, 2019 CarcassBOMB 0

Here is an interview with Bloody Sadism conducted by Noob Heavy writer Mass. Typically I (Carcassbomb) have done all of the interviews and this is the first one by someone else, as such I have left the formatting closer to their own preferences and hopefully I’ll see more in the future from all of our scenes. Here’s an insight into the world of Iranian metal, which is a very underground and subversive part of their culture.

Album Review: Remission – The Tether’s End 7.8

November 8, 2019 CarcassBOMB 0

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve covered a straight up rager on this site, so when I heard “The Tether’s End” by Remission, i knew I had to talk about it. Remission are a death metal band with some thrash influences and melodic death metal textures. This is their debut album and it’s set for release on November 15th. This is one you aren’t going to want to miss!