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Evocatus Mortem in Deos
Just when someone would think that the birth of new "'90s" tech power/thrash metal bands (think of Iced Earth or much much later peers like Greece's Desert Near the End) was an almost exclusive affair of that time, Evocatus from Australia come and drop their (currently) small stone in the seemingly calm waters. Firstly by means of the ultra-heavy sound production and secondly in terms of the arrangements, Aussies make a truly legitimate effort in sounding technical and fruitfully cerebral in places, yet it's difficult to pinpoint truly memorable moments. Rhythm guitars are the album's clue (along with the drumming), as their handler has gone
Perception Of Reality The Loss
While it is more than adequate when experienced as a background listen, Perception of Reality's instrumental post/progressive metal fails to make a lasting impression, even though its making, gets across a well intended professionalism (sound production etc.). Stream/"name your price" download:
Bestial Invasion Trilogy: Prisoners of Miserable Hate
Ukrainians Bestial Invasion make a legitimate effort in optimizing their solid, if a bit messy tech thrash of their debut album. Truth is that they have put their money where their arrangements are, namely at the intersection of the US and European sub-genre schools, giving a more critical pledge for the future. Favorite track: Zodiac: Crime World Mystery. Stream:
Naudiz Wulfasa Kunja
The ferocity with which Naudiz have forged their black metal is undisputed, whereas it grants a good deal of the album's merit; What is certainly under dispute though, is the diversity when individual tracks are mutually compared; unfortunately, the mentioned metric is quickly diminished as the album heads towards its close, as merely a handful of riffs and rhythms are utilized therein. That said, it can also be inferred that Naudiz excel at sounding monolithic/old-school. Stream:
SHACKLES (AUS) Lifeless Paradise
Shackles are relentless in their punk-tinged grindcore, with the jaw dropping instrumental prowess being aptly balanced with the filth of the arrangements. With its turn, the rock n' roll factor is present in the form of short-lived groove passages and/or noise rock intermissions ("Hoard the Rage", "Caustic Mess"). Even though the album is short in length with every track not spanning beyond the 2 1/2 minute mark, the repetition of riffs and patterns becomes all too evident towards the album's end, detracting some points from its otherwise undisputed merit. Stream:
Devil's Witches Velvet Magic
Velvet Magic's sound is that of a vintage rock outfit fleeing towards sludgier/groovier shades of heavy rock, and flowering the formed substrate with discrete doom rock elements, while maintaining an equally discrete, yet utterly perceptible progressive rock character. Devil's Witches are not likely to disrupt the retro rock ecosystem any time soon, yet they made it a fair bit more interesting. Favourite track: Mountain of the Devil's Witch. Stream:
Manxome Foe Osmium
New groove/thrash metal releases always get my attention, so I bothered to check this one. While the band's full of good intentions, the final outcome is too weak (especially in terms of sound) to stand on its own in today's highly competitive metal scene. Stream:

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  • klap Yoooo thanks for that, some pretty legit photos to use
    April 20 10:02 AM
  • manosg Kalimera Gianni. Ennoeitai, tha to akouso kai tha sou po.
    April 20 02:06 AM
  • Jethro42 I'm fine thanks, bro. Hope everything is ok by your side. I'm (finally) listening to Skog Under Jord. I like what I'm hearing. Their psych/space rock nature reminds me of some good Causa Sui. Skog are more polished though. Thanks for showing me these guys!
    April 19 12:32 PM
  • OmairSh I was randomly searching for Fates Warning stuff and found the blabbermouth article. I guess Jim wanted some time to himself and to create music that he didn't have to tailor for other band members. Should be pretty good. Hoping he works on another OSI record soon.
    April 17 09:31 PM
  • OmairSh Damn you are fast. Was just about to add Tuesday The Sky to the database, only to find out it's already been added. Really looking forward to it. Anything by Matheos is usually solid as hell
    April 17 07:35 PM

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