Sep 072016



The cover art above, which was created by Misanthropic-Art, is what first drew our attention in April to Wither, the third album by Sweden’s Decomposed, which will be released by Chaos Records on October 3. And having been seduced by the artwork, we were then ravaged by the grisly, bone-grinding, pavement-splitting, head-hammering death metal delivered by the album’s first advance track, “By Nothingness Crowned”. Later on, a second song called “Submerged” continued the demolition job, and today we get to bring you one more chapter in this Wither-ing onslaught through our premiere of “Drenched In Wounds”.

Decomposed began as the solo project of Jesper Ekstål, and although it grew into a full band by 2010, for this album Decomposed has returned to where it began, with only Jesper Ekstål remaining. Wither, which is Decomposed’s third album, was composed and performed by him, along with drummer Emil Leijon. Continue reading »

Apr 042016

Godless Angel-The Conjuring of Four


If you look at what I posted at the site this past weekend, you’ll see that I was caught up in the throes of a blogging frenzy and threw a large amount of new music at your head. Having done that, I took some deep breaths — and then almost immediately discovered a bunch of other new songs that had appeared while I was scribbling thoughts about all the others. From that batch of new discoveries I’ve sifted these four — in part because I really enjoyed all of them and in part because they make for a diverse playlist of new metal with which to start the week.


A very good friend of our site, Derek Neibarger from Lawrence, Kansas, has just released The Conjuring of Four, the third album of his solo project Godless Angel. It follows last year’s Harvester of Shadows (released by Inverse Records). For a pretty complete narrative of the interesting musical journey that led to the creation of Godless Angel, peruse my interview of Derek from last October (here). And for a taste of this new album, check out our stream of the album’s first single — “The Worms Are Eating Him Now”. Continue reading »