Never been a big fan of technical death metal (well, I have one Portal record in collection..) but listening this record via BandCamp blew my mind. I just had to purchase a copy because this sounds nuts. This band with this record shows how far this genre has evolved since those early days of death metal. Luckily I’m quite open-minded so I decided to give this record a chance.. Relentless Mutation is filled with so much energy it’s like to […]
As some of you might already know I’m a huge fan of early death metal (mainly from late 80’s & early 90’s) and I’m trying to hunt down those treasures from that era. Few weeks ago I got this pile of LP’s from my secret source (once again) and there was this one and only full-length from Funebre called “Children Of The Scorn”. I’m really ashamed that I have always skipped every Finnish death metal bands since I started listening […]
Well, it has been a while since the last post but I have a quite good reason for that. We went and bought a house, tired of living in these apartment buildings. All these paper works and arrangements has taken so much time recently so I haven’t been able to give time to this hobby of mine that much. But back to the bottom line, got this latest from Full Of Hell last week (or was it a week before […]
Yesterday my Bolt Thrower collection grew up with one album, In Battle There Is No Law. One of those albums that formed my music taste years & years ago. I Remember how my friends use to play those role (board) games back then (wasn’t my thing) and on the background they always had Sabbat, Manowar and.. Bolt Thrower records playing. This was my first touch with this grindcore/death metal overloard. Never had a chance to own this original copy until […]
Few months ago I purchased this three pack. Never thought that someday I will have any records from this band in my collection.. and was so wrong. I never listened this band back then because it was too heavy/evil for me at that time.. Hah hah haaa.. and still I listened bands like Carcass & Bolt Thrower same time. Well, maybe the main reason was the fact that these records were quite hard to find from record stores at my […]
Here’s one classic swedish death metal album from mighty Entombed. This band has been my favorite over twenty years and I was lucky enough to grab this original copy (with embossed sleeve) few months ago. There’s no doubt about the fact that this band shaped the whole death metal genre with their first two albums, “Left Hand Path” & “Clandestine”. Entombed, Death, Carcass, Bolt Thrower, Napalm Death, Deicide.. just to name few of those bands I loved back then and […]
One more original copy to my collection. I bought this from the same vendor from whom I have bought all those previous treasures. Have to admit that back then Morbid Angel wasn’t one of my favourite bands, don’t even ask why because I don’t have answer for that. Never owned this record so that might be the answer. Well, now that I have been listening this several times from start to end, I can hear/see what I missed. Damn good Death […]
Look at this beauty! I never had a possibility to purchase this album back then, local record store in my late hometown never had this one from Terrorizer available. Oh I remember those days, LP purchases based mostly on the cover pictures of the albums and lousy reviews from some shitty domestic music magazines. It took 28 years to get this and same amount of years to hear the album for the very first time… shame on me. Aarrgghhh.. The […]
One more original pressing to my collection. Fifth full-length from mighty Bolt Thrower. This Death/Grind band has been one of my favourite years & years and I have been hunting down silently these original pressings. Within last three-four months I have managed to grab so many great records from that era. Now I’m waiting for 3 first one from Cannibal Corpse & Sepultura’s Schizophrenia to arrive. As you can see, I really love those old good death/thrash/speed/grind bands. One more […]
Hah, here’s some modern Death/Grind metal in your face. I don’t follow death/grind scene nowadays but once in a while this kind of filthy monsters pop up from the void surrounding us. This is Contaminated’s debut album and it’s raw & sick, it shows that this Australian band knows what they are doing and in my opinion they are doing it pretty well. This cup of tea is not for everybody but surely there’s a place for this record next […]
If that Youki Noseyama’s drone filled record wasn’t enough, then we have this record by Oksennus (in english “Vomit”) and their second album, first one on vinyl format, called Sokea Idiootti (“Blind Idiot”). This album is filled with avant-gardish, disturbing Death metal or something like that. It’s nightmarish, strange but same time fascinating. I really love those early 90s Death metal bands, not that much of these technical bands nowadays and that’s why I find Oksennus very refreshing act. Imagine […]
Then some old & golden death metal. I mentioned earlier that I have found bottomless source (via one FaceBook group) where to dig these treasures, this surely is one of them. As much as I use to listen death metal back then this band never crossed my way until now. Hey, all my knowledge about this genre came from three sources, TV (Headbangers Ball), various magazines (like Metal Hammer & some lousy domestic publications) and from record store sellers (still […]
One of those treasures I managed to purchase along that Deicide’s debut album. Pristine condition considering the age of the album. Haven’t seen a copy this clean in years. Yeah, it’s Death and like all previous albums this is pure gold. I bought this album when it was released and sold it when CD’s took over. Now it’s here and I’m one more step closer to my goal to own all those precious I once had. Death is Death, one […]
At last, my precious has found its way back to home. Use to have this Deicide’s debut album years & years ago (in my opinion one of the greatest debut albums in this scene) but was fool enough to let it go back then. A month ago I joined to this facebook group dedicated to metal music and spotted one member listing records he had for sale.. Damn, this was must buy and when it arrived (along with other treasures, […]
Haa.. one more step closer to my goal collecting back these oldies I once had. Found this Nocturnus album from my local record store and there was no excuse not to grab it along. As some of you might know I’m a huge fan of Death Metal from 90’s and really ashamed that I sold my entire vinyl collection.. Surely I wasn’t the only one who made that mistake. Great album from that era and really glad I found this in […]
Massacre on my mind. After listening our downstairs neighbor yelling on the phone, his walking, his banging, rattling, clinking, drilling, continuous furniture moving around the apartment, his arguing with his wife in the middle of the night.. for months. The only word in my mind is massacre. In other words this record (played loud) has helped me a little to keep me sane. I found this nearly pristine copy from the local record dealer (it’s from his personal collection) and it […]
And then some darkness to rule the night. I have been listening to this album quite a lot via BandCamp lately. I have to admit that I don’t know nothing about black metal scene nowadays. This band is categorized to that specific genre but I disagree. Of course, there are certain elements here that are similar to this genre but I’d rather call this “darkened” metal with echoes of death metal, hmm… or could we call this post-black metal? Thing that […]
Here’s a one breathtaking avantgardish death metal release indeed! This is not for easy-listeners. I really like nearly every release Profound Lore is putting out.. this one goes straight to that continuum. This is a hard bite to chew, I realized it at that very moment I heard first notes from this album and now I’m losing myself to this vortex. This color variation is limited to only 50 copies (and it’s sold out) but there’s still regular black copies available […]
Just look what I found today! I bought this second-hand item and have to admit that I got it dirt cheap. Of course it has some ringwear & corner damages on the cover but the vinyl is in perfect condition. One of those albums I never had a chance to purchase back then but now, 25 years later I finally got my hands on it. Classic death metal recording from this Austrian band. One step forward on my everlasting mission […]
More death fueled metal from Profound Lore. This seems to be Cruciamentum’s debut album and what a death metal album is it! Resistance is futile, like some Swedish tennis player once said.. hmm.. or was it some-one else. Brilliant death metal album showing that this genre is still there, lurking beyond shadows, waiting and observing. This one is released on blue (limited to 100 copies, if I remember right) and on regular black vinyl. Blue one seems to be sold […]
What a great way to start this day, with Ritual Chamber. As you can see from the cover, this is nothing but darkened death metal. As opposite to Incubus (I wrote about yesterday) this album is darker, influenced by blackened metal. But holy hell, this is a perfect piece of art on this gloomy Sunday. Splattered one is limited to 100 copies (available from the source, here for those who live in Canada and here for those who live elesewhere). Regular […]
Ha! Grabbed this death metal beauty from local record store (second-hand item) for very decent prize. I love these old school death metal acts and now that I’m old and boring I have time to hunt down all these treasures from my past. Those days when this album was released (1990) I was long-haired moron, beer drinking teenager listening metal and punk, trying to be something/someone. Oh, those were the days.. Never got a chance to own this record back […]
Then there is this band, Lycus. Love their previous (debut) album and here we have their latest one. Yeah, this is doomed funeral metal with some echoes of death.. You don’t have to like this kind of music like I do. There’s always room in my heart for bands like Lycus is. This genre is filled with awesome bands and sometimes you just find one that step out from the shadows. This clear vinyl is limited to 100 and was […]
Aaargghh.. this ultra-violent,rough & disturbing death metal album by Pissgrave arrived few days ago, on the eve of winter solstice. This album is dirty, filthy, frightening.. perfect death metal album. Released by Profound Lore (best Canadian record label!). No idea about limitation and as far as I know there’s no color variations but this one available. I purchased my copy via Iron Bonehead (EU customers), US/Row customers can pick up their copies from Profound Lore. Breathtaking album indeed!!! — — […]
Yes, it’s a book but damn good one and now it’s available from The Decibel Magazine’s webstore as a revised & extended version. This book does not cover the whole story of death metal nor grindcore but it surely is one of a kind release. For me this is like a journey to the year 1990 when I was totally blown away when I placed the debut album by Deicide on my turntable… and along came Napalm Death, Entombed, Carcass, […]
Fortunately I got this one also today (even looking at the cover of the album makes me smile). This release reminds me of early death metal albums, times when bands were not that technical/progressive/clean sounding. Times when metal was pure, raw and full of energy. I really like this debut album of these guys from Philadelphia. This is available from their BandCamp site (400 copies on black vinyl) but if you after clear copy (limited to 100 copies), head straight […]
This came today.. And how I have waited this reissue to arrive, but.. There are few things about this one I’m not that happy about. This is not reissue of that original vinyl version, bonus 12″ EP “Family Favourites” is missing but it’s included as a bonus CD(?!) I ordered this signed by the band.. it came signed by Uffe & Alex (actually I understand why) and yes I know these are things I should not whine about. The thing […]
This must be the most underrated Entombed album ever.. Hey, I do not care what other people might think about this one but I like this record a lot. It certainly is different but without the doubt this rocks, a lot. One thing about these reissues is that now I can afford to purchase these on vinyl, at last. There’s always room on my record rack for Entombed. With this album, my Entombed collection is nearly complete (and I’m talking […]
This reissue of Entombed’s Uprising arrived yesterday. Even though I already have original version of this record I couldn’t resist this one (actually I ordered all three vinyl reissues via PledgeMusic). Nice looking package and I’m quite happy with this one, it came in perfect condition, packaged in mailer with bumper zones. Usually I’m not that big fan of reissues but sometimes even I have to make exceptions. As far as I know, backer version is on dark blue vinyl […]
This one was on my “wantlist” for a long time and finally I manged to grab this via Diacogs for very decent prize. I skipped this one earlier (when it was released) just because insane shipping costs. Now I had a possibility to purchase this from European seller (with few other items) and here it is. Very good death/doom metal record indeed. This is limited to 166 copies on clear and unlimited copies of regular black vinyl. Really happy that […]
Woah! What a way to start this week. This gigantic shipment came to day, debut album from Irkallian Oracle released by Nuclear War Now Productions (and hey, this was packed super secured). Very raw blackened Death Metal and damn this sounds so hopeless and disturbed! I grabbed deluxe version of this release (grey colored vinyl, A2 poster, sticker, booklet, embroidered cloth bag and huge cloth tapestry) and so can you. Deluxe edition is still available from NWN. Analog Worship has […]
Little deadlier stuff also arrived today. This is those Earache represses they are doing nowadays. Even though I was not big fan of Morbid Angel back then, I decided to give this one a chance. And I’m glad that I did. Old school Death Metal and brings back memories from the past. This was pressed in wide color range but I was there on time and got this one (limited to 100 copies on this color). This should be available […]
Managed to get this re-press and now I do not have to pay those huge prizes they are asking from the original copies on Ebay or Discogs. In my opinion this album is not that bad as some may say. “Black Star” is one of my favourite songs. There are still copies on Earache’s webstore to pick. So what are you waiting for?
Little doom for the starters. This beauty came from Canada today. This has been on my wantlist for quite a time and now I finally managed to purchase this one. Well, this is doom, some may call this “funeral doom” but anyways, this sounds just as I expected this to sound.. gooooood. This colorway is limited to 100 copies and there is also black copies available (380 copies according to Discogs). Buy yours straight from the source, Profound Lore.
Oooh.. Hail the Master! Master is back. This is one I have been secretly waiting for.. years. Nice coincidence to have the first one (Reek Of Putrefaction) and the latest one (this) in same week. We all know that there are no words to praise this band enough. For me it was love at first sight back then, over 20 years ago. This color variation is limited to 100 copies and there are lots of other color variations and deluxe […]
I picked this album from Post office earlier today. Hmm.. I’m quite glad that I haven’t heard their first album, so I do not have to compare this album to anything. I listened this album from SoundCloud few months ago and some evil powers forced me to pre-order a copy. Limited to 1000 copies (200 on green and 800 on black vinyl). Black copies available from Ajna Offensive or Invictus Productions. Not that traditional Death Metal.. .
New jewel from Earache’s re-pressing plant! Carcass and their debut album “Reek Of Putrefaction”. Once again in the picture you can see original version (from 1988) and the newest one. This is one of those “classic” albums that are always on my wantlist. Awesome album. This “color” is limited to 100 copies and sold out from the source. If you are after this album, I recommended to visit Earache’s webstore, there are still other color variations left.
War Master.. in the picture you can see original version from 1991 and the latest repress of this amazing record. This new repress came today and I do not even know why I purchased it.. well, it’s Bolt Thrower you know. This repress is limited to 100 x “Profane Creation”, 200 x “Cenotaph Grey”, 300 x Shreds Of Sanity”, 400 x “Rebirth Blue” and 900 copies of “Afterlife Black”.. This “Profane Creation” colored is sold out but other color variations […]
Finally, this has been pressed on vinyl. Brutal Death Metal album fulfilled with agony. I have been waiting for this vinyl pressing nearly 2 years and now I can hold this beauty in my hands. Awesome release, from Doomentia. As far as I know this is limited to 1000 copies (250 on coke bottle green, 250 on green/yellow and 500 on picture disc), all colored are sold out from Doomentia (you can still get picture disc though).
This came today, and I’m happy that Earache repressed this one (I’m not ready to pay those Discogs nor Ebay prizes for the original copy). Managed to crab this white/red copy. Limited to 1900 copies (according to Discogs), 100 copies on “spearhead” grey, 200 copies on “Templar’s” red & white, 300 copies on “Byzantine” yellow, 400 copies on “Imperial” purple and rest 900 copies on “sea” black. Available from good record stores around the globe, I think.
And some experimental metal. One of many treasures that came via post today. Portal and new album Vexovoid.. this is record that you do not want to listen when lights go out. Last album was awesome, and this is amazing (if you like to listen experimental black/death metal). No clue about limitations (if there are any) but you can purchase this from Profound Lore Records, there are black and colored versions available if any one is interested.
This came today. Latest repress of this record, done by Earache (surprise). Decided to buy this because I’m not ready to pay 50-100 euros of original. This color is limited to 200 copies and sold out from the source. Excellent album. Only problem is that companies send these records shrinkwrapped and below you can see what vinyl record does to album cover… f*ck.. They should send cover and record separated. Shrinkwrapped albums are, in my opinion, idiotic because you get […]
And here’s something little harder. Bought this suddenly, I didn’t even know anything about these bands. Well, not bad at all, if some one would ask me. This is limited to 111 black copies, there’s also grey copies floating around but I have no idea of limitation.
This one I bought purely because of Disma. Nice death metal band, and I’m still waiting for their debut album to be released on vinyl. This is limited to 500 copies on black vinyl and there is also 500 picture discs. You can purchase this from HR Records (picture one).
I know I should restrain my LP hoarding.. Bought black vinyl version of this record from Denovali few years ago. Love this old school death/doom band. Limited to 100 copies re-black splatter, 150 copies on gold (Die Hard edition) and 400 copies on black vinyl. Last year this album was repressed on black vinyl (again) and 300 copies on black/white split vinyl with black and white cover. This album should be easy to find because of 2nd edition. I included […]
This one I bought just because of Hooded Menace, I’m not that big fan of Horse Latitudes (it ain’t bad but I haven’t listened band so much.. yet). This is limited to 500 copies, coated by fake leather, with hot foil stamping. There’s also repress of this record (limited also to 500 copies but cover material is different). At least second press is available from MusicFearSatan.
What could I say? This goes straight to genre “Those records I had when I was teenager”. Bought this one from second-hand record store few years ago. I had this awesome record back then.. sold it and now bought it back. I’m in love with these “old” doom/death metal.
I remember when I first heard Black September’s “Tyrants”. This may not be “cup of tea” for everyone but for me certainly is. Death metal and I nearly can hear some distant echoes of black metal somewhere beyond. Overall excellent album. Available from Shaman Records, or just use google to find this cheaper from somewhere else.