Today we’ve got a brutal three-tape attack from the fine people over at Signal Rex. These are some pretty filthy releases. Three pretty short demo-style EPs from three pretty diverse bands from around the globe. Take some time to check them out and be sure to order the cassettes if you’re into that sort of thing as they are limited. Continue reading
No matter what way you slice it, Demona is a pretty sweet band. Led by vocalist and guitarist Tanza Speed, with a rotating cast of hooligans backing her up, the Chileans produce some serious South American speed metal, with influences straight out of the mid-’80s metal explosion. Unfortunately, all they’re putting out this year is a 7″ merely entitled 2015. But don’t be deterred by the lame name; it’s a fantastic representation of speed metal. Continue reading
With a band like Atomicide, it’s not that hard to figure out what you’re getting yourself into. Even if you’re not familiar with the Chilean blackened death/thrash trio, a quick glance at stage names like Atomizer and Deathbringer—not to mention a song called “Pestilential Hammer Blows (Necrocrucifixion)”—would suggest that even a quick listen-through will smash noses into grindstones and eardrums into oblivion. And that’s more or less what the band’s new album, Chaos Abomination, does—though without anything to set it apart from the myriad other bands taking precisely the same approach. While it’s a decent enough listen to blow off some steam with, there’s nothing particularly world-changing about it.