Tag: 2012

Album Review: Exhumation – Hymn to Your God

Exhumation [Indonesia]
Hymn to Your God
2012/2013 (Reissue)
Full Length
Dunkelheit Produktionen
Death Metal

Of all the extreme metal genres out of Indonesia, death metal in particular has caught my attention, with bands such as Siksakubur unleashing some of the most brutal releases from the region, to bands like Deadsquad and …

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Album Review: Amon – Liar in Wait

Amon [USA]
Liar in Wait
2012
Full Length
FDA Rekotz
Death Metal

With the reactivation of the legendary death metal band Amon by the Hoffman brothers, Liar in Wait became one of the most anticipated death metal release in 2012, made all the sweeter with the seemingly declining quality of Deicide releases …

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Album Review: Zā Lä Thü – The Ritual of the Abyss

Zā Lä Thü [USA]
The Ritual of the Abyss
2012
Demo
Independent
Industrial/Death Metal

Previously known variously as The Awakened One and Aethyria, Zā Lä Thü can hardly be known as newcomers to extreme metal, with the band’s history stretching all the way back to 1995. But The Ritual of the Abyss is …

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Album Review: AlNamrood – Kitab Al-Awthan

AlNamrood [Saudi Arabia]
Kitab Al-Awathan
2012
Full Length
Shaytan Productions
Black/Folk Metal

With the recent surge of Eastern-influenced extreme metal and the brand new Rudra release, the interest in such unique form of music is still rather fresh. Despite hearing AlNamrood‘s name being thrown around for a couple of years …

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Album Review: Decayed – The Ancient Brethren

Decayed [Portugal]
The Ancient Brethren
2012
Full Length
Blackseed Productions
Black Metal

Having been around since 1991, Decayed is probably one of the earliest black metal bands that come out of Portugal. The Ancient Brethren is the band’s 9th full length release in their 20-odd year career, and now with members such …

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