California-based Acephalix formed back in 2007, and since then has issued four demos for their recordings, two building up to the release of their underground debut EP Patricide, followed by their full-length debut Aporia. Roughly one year and two more demo recordings later, Acephalix returns with their second full-length recording, Interminable Night. The band’s signature combination of Crust Punk and Death Metal lends an atmosphere of disgusting, dirty old-school Death Metal many fans of the style will warmingly embrace, and with the band’s recent signing to issue the album through Southern Lord Records, more individuals will be exposed to this brand of tenacious audible onslaught.
Supernatural Birth Machine is one Cathedral album that is usually looked down upon, even by the band themselves. But the real question here is whether or not this album is as bad as it’s reputation gives it? A lot of times, artists are just never happy with their work, so can this be the case here?
Originally formed in Denver, Colorad, but now located in Nashville, Tennessee, Across Tundras has been issuing new full-length material themselves for many years. This may very well be why many people are unaware of the band’s existence outside of seeing them perform live, happen on some promotional material or a random review, or happening to live nearby to the group. There’s also the option of having learned of the group with their debut full-lengths due to be on some smaller record labels that may have been able to push the band name a little further then the band themselves. Either way, for 2011, the group had signed to Neurot Recordings to issue their seventh full-length recording, Sage, which closely follows their two 2010 full-length albums. Considering how close the releases are, it leads one to become curious whether or not this effort will be worth checking out.
Endstille is a German Black Metal act that formed back in 2000. Since then the group has been releasing new full-length efforts in a rather timely manner, each one staying strong and not violating the expectations of their fans. Infektion 1813 becomes the group’s seventh album in the nine years that followed the release of their debut full-length effort, not to mention the two split albums in the years a full-length was not recorded, and it’s an album that shows the band has no signs of giving up. Fully embracing the more modern sound of aggressive Black Metal, this album is a decleration that being consistent does not meant putting out an inferior product.
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