Tag: Hour of Penance

George Kollias – Invictus

While known largely for his work with Nile, George Kollias shows off his versatility as a musician on his debut full length, Invictus. Apart from the relentless battery, Kollias handles all instruments and vocals on Invictus. But can he live up to expectations of his fans on his debut solo album?

Band of the Month: Hiss from the Moat

Hiss from the Moat epitomises the dominant style of Italian death metal currently – brutal, technical and relentless. Following in the footsteps of compatriots Hour of Penance and Fleshgod Apocalypse, this three-piece act even boasts James Payne behind the drums, and Paolo on session vocals on their debut album, Misanthropy. We catch up with the band to learn more about the concept behind Misanthropy (which has now been picked up by Nuclear Blast), and the philosophy behind their music.

Album Review: Across the Swarm – Across the Swarm

Across the Swarm [Italy]
Across the Swarm
2014
EP
Independent
Brutal Death Metal

On first look/listen, Italy’s Across the Swarm seems like another of those brutal death metal bands of late, with their eponymous debut EP featuring the usual gory and disturbing cover artwork, and even opening track Hang Out easily reminding one …

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Album Review: Origin – Omnipresent

Origin [USA]
Omnipresent
2014
Full Length
Agonia Records
Technical/Brutal Death Metal

What a ridiculously good year for death metal this has been, with outstanding releases ranging from legends such as Misery Index and Hour of Penance to those of younger bands like The Kennedy Veil and Archspire. Origin joins the party slightly late with their …

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Album Review: Inanimate Existence – A Never-Ending Cycle of Atonement

Inanimate Existence [USA]
A Never-Ending Cycle of Atonement
2014
Full Length
Unique Leader Records
Technical/Brutal Death Metal

Over the last year, we have already seen numerous excellent technical and brutal death metal releases, courtesy of Unique Leader Records. Just as one begins to worry that things are gonna get …

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