Tag: Dark Descent Records

Album Review: Cryptborn – Into the Grasp of the Starving Dead

Cryptborn [Finland]
Into the Grasp of the Starving Dead
2011
EP
Dark Descent Records
Death Metal
8.5/10

Since its inception in 2010, Dark Descent Records has managed to prove themselves to be one of the best upcoming labels, with brilliant releases from bands such as Mitochondrion, Goreaphobia and Undergang, among …

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Album Review: Gorephilia – Ascend to Chaos

Gorephilia [Finland]
Ascend to Chaos
2011
EP
Dark Descent Records
Death Metal
7.7/10

With a name like Gorephilia, I initially consciously avoided this EP, thinking that this was going to be yet another of those goregrind or brutal death metal band. Not to say that such bands aren’t good, …

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Album Review: Death Strike – Fuckin’ Death

Death Strike [USA]
Fuckin’ Death
1991/2010 (Reissue)
Full Length
Nuclear Blast Records/Dark Descent Records (2011 reissue)
Death/Thrash Metal
8.0/10

Death Strike‘s legacy as one of the death metal pioneers in the 80s is evident, with frontman Paul Speckmann going on to front death metal band Master after Death Strike. …

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Album Review: Gravehill – When All Roads Lead to Hell

Gravehill [USA]
When All Roads Lead to Hell
2011
Full Length
Dark Descent Records
Death/Thrash Metal
9.2/10

Riding on the wave that they have created with 2009’s debut album, Rites of the Pentagram, Gravehill returns this year with their most solid effort yet with their sophomore album, When All …

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Album Review: Adversarial – Prophetic Plain of Abyssal Revelation

Adversarial [Canada]
Prophetic Plain of Abyssal Revelation
2011
EP
Dark Descent Records
Black/Death Metal
7.5/10

Canada has a penchant for producing bands playing the now famous war metal genre, with Blasphemy being the pioneering band playing this form of black/death metal, with their personal dirty touch added to produce …

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